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The 3U 16-Bay Thunderbolt 2 Storage and 3-Slot PCIe Expansion Enclosure from High-Point Technologies features 16 drive bays, each capable of holding a 3.5" SAS/SATA hard drive. It combines integrated storage with PCIe expansion. This rackmount enclosure has three PCIe slots for Fiber-Channel/SAS/SATA RAID HBA/10G networking/Video/Audio PCIe cards with the Thunderbolt Aware driver. This enclosure is designed for A/V professionals who use Thunderbolt capable, compact form factor computing platforms.
This enclosure employs Intel's Thunderbolt 2 interface technology, and delivers 20 Gb/s I/O performance for host platform with a Thunderbolt connection. Three integrated PCIe slots support selection of Thunderbolt enabled PCIe cards, including RocketRAID host adapters. It can support storage configurations such as RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, 10, 50 & JBOD.
3U 16-Bay Thunderbolt 2 Storage and PCIe Expansion
The enclosure is a Thunderbolt 2 rackmount solution to combine integrated storage with PCIe expansion. It is designed for A/V professionals who use Thunderbolt capable, compact form-factor computing systems such as the Mac Pros, Mac minis, iMacs, and Mac Book Pros. The integrated PCIe slots can support up to 3 Thunderbolt enabled PCIe cards.
Transforms Small Form Factor Systems into Powerful Editing Stations
This enclosure employs Intel's Thunderbolt 2 interface technology, and delivers 20 Gb/s I/O performance for host platforms with a Thunderbolt connection. The dual Thunderbolt 2 ports can support daisy-chain configurations of up to six Thunderbolt devices. Built-in PCIe expansion supports the Thunderbolt Aware PCIe add-in card, including RocketRAID host adapters, Video/Audio PCIe cards, and Fiber channel or 10G network interface cards.
Built-In Storage Capability
The 16 internal drive bays support industry standard 3.5" SAS/SATA hard drives.
PCIe Expansion Solution
Three integrated PCIe slots support selection of Thunderbolt enabled PCIe cards, including RocketRAID host adapters.
PCIe Storage Configurations
The enclosure's PCIe slots are designed for Thunderbolt enabled storage controllers, such as HighPoint's comprehensive Rocket & RocketRAID series SAS, SATA, and USB 3.0 HBA's. This versatile storage controller employs HighPoint's Hardware RAID or Value RAID Architecture, and can support storage configurations such as RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, 10, 50 and JBOD.
Requires one or more Thunderbolt aware HighPoint RAID card or RAID card + SAS expander with a total of 16 internal ports
RAID cards/expander sold separately
2 x PCIe 2.0 x8
1 x PCIe 2.0 x4
Up to 6 Thunderbolt devices
Fan Normal: Green
Fan Failure: Red
Temperature Normal: Green
Temperature over 122°F (50°C): Red For Each Tray
Power On Indicator: White
HDD Accessing Indicator: Flash Blue
HDD Failure Indicator: Red
3 x 3.5 x 3.5 x 0.9" (90.0 x 90.0 x 25.0 mm)
Mac Pro, Mac mini, Mac mini Server, iMac, or MacBook Pro with a Thunderbolt port
Mac OS X 10.8.x and later
PCIe Cards Supported
Full length and full height PCIe cards with Thunderbolt aware driver support
RAID Card Support
HighPoint: RocketRAID 2740 Audio Card Support
RME: HDSPe MADI, HDSPe AIO, HDSPe AES, HDSPe RayDAT
Universal Audio: UAD-2 DUO (version 6.3.1+) Video Card Support
BlackMagic: DeckLink Studio, DeckLink Quad, Intensity Pro, DeckLink HD 3D, DeckLink 4K (version 9.5+)
Matrox: Mojito MAX
AJA: Kona 3G (version 10.3+), Kona LHi, Kona LHe Plus
RED: RED ROCKET, RED ROCKET-X
10G Networking Card
Myricom: 10G-PCIE-8B-2C, 10G-PCIE-8B-2S, 10G-PCIE-8B-C, 10G-PCIE-8B-S, 10G-PCIE2-8B2-2C, 10G-PCIE2-8B2-2S (version v1.3.1+)
ATTO RED: Fast Frame NS11, Fast Frame NS12, Fast Frame NS14
Mutable buzzer for fan failure/overheating notification
Heavy-duty cold-rolled steel housing
500 W redundant PSU (high-efficiency & low noise)
Input: 90 to 230 VAC/50-60 Hz
Output: +5 V and +12 V
Storage: 32 to 104°F (0 to 40°C)
Operating: -14 to 122°F (-10 to 50°C)