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HighPoint lets you to build a complete external storage solution with the RocketStor 6418TS Eight-Bay Q-SATA Turbo RAID Tower Enclosure. This DAS comes with Q-SATA connectivity technology that delivers instant access to eight of your drives by offering an individual SATA 6 Gb/s lane for each drive. To fully utilize the performance of an internal drive system externally, the enclosure provides eight SATA-based hot-swappable bays that can each support a 2.5" or 3.5" hard drive or an SSD. Furthermore, you can configure the drives in a RAID mode by utilizing the downloadable RAID management software suite.
The 8-port host adapter card occupies a PCIe 2.0 x8 slot inside your desktop and delivers a total bandwidth speed of up to 24 Gb/s per SFF-8088 port. HighPoint has equipped this card with two SFF-8088 connectors that connect to the RocketStor 6418TS enclosure. To help keep your drives operating at peak performance, two cooling fans are onboard. In addition, this card features a low-profile design that is compatible with a small desktop case.
Q-SATA Connectivity Solution
The Q-SATA connectivity solution utilizes a SFF-8088 connector that delivers four SATA 6 Gb/s lanes of performance at an affordable price point. "Q" refers to the performance capability of this connection that quadruples the SATA transfer bandwidth up to 24 GB/s, optimizing the RAID performance from your SATA-based SSDs and hard drives. Additionally, Q-SATA features a locking mechanism that ensures stable and reliable storage connectivity.
RAID 6 Storage Solution
The RocketStor 6418TS Turbo RAID solution utilizes the power of your system's resources to accelerate or maximize the transfer performance potential of RAID storage applications. RocketStor Turbo Class solutions offer exceptional RAID level support including RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, 10, 50, and JBOD.
Storage Availability and Accessibility
The RocketStor 6418TS has integrated a series of preemptive security measures to maximize storage uptime whenever data is needed. Redundant RAID 5 and 6 protections shield storage configurations from 1 or 2 disk failures, respectively.
Robust RAID Recovery
The RocketStor 6418TS can save and manage redundant RAID Configurations to ensure RAID accessibility and availability. This configuration data can be used to recover disabled arrays in the case of a power outage or severe hardware failure.
Open-Box Storage Solution
The RocketStor 6418TS features an "open-box" approach to storage, which grants users the freedom to use their choice of SATA drives from all major drive brands. Users can add drives as needed to meet the evolving performance or capacity requirements of the storage application. The eight removable hot-swap bays support 2.5" or 3.5" hard drives. Enterprise and NAS drives are recommended for the RocketStor 6418TS, allowing users to tailor storage configurations to meet each application's performance and budget requirements.
Easy Storage Expansion
Online Capacity Expansion and RAID Migration allow users to modify RAID configurations or expand existing storage while avoiding complicated and time-consuming backup and restoration procedures.
Storage Management Solution
The RocketStor 6418TS includes a user-friendly web-based management interface available for Windows and Mac OSX operating systems. Novices and experts alike, can quickly and easily configure, monitor, maintain, and troubleshoot RAID configurations and individual storage devices—all from a single, unified software suite. Advanced Management Features allow users to configure email notification to inform one or more users of changing storage conditions while outside of the work environment and manage storage remotely via a local network connection.
Enclosure: 2 x SFF-8088 (Mini-SAS) Adapter Card: 2 x SFF-8088 (Mini-SAS)
8 x SATA bays supporting 2.5" and 3.5" drives
RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, 10, 50 and JBOD (RAID 6 support limited to PC platforms) RAID support via RAID management suite
PCIe 2.0 x8
Operating System Supported
Window Server 2008 and Window 7 and later Linux: RedHat Enterprise, Open SuSE, Fedora Core, Debian, and Ubuntu FreeBSD Driver embedded into FreeBSD 9.0 and later Mac OS X 10.6 and later Driver embedded into Mac OS X 10.10 and later
Material of Main Chassis
Brushed aluminum housing
Drive LED Indicator: Power, Present, and Active SMTP email alert notification Alarm buzzer
AC Input: 100 to 240 V, 5 A, 50/60 Hz DC Output: 250 W
2 x 80 x 80 x 25 mm fans
Operating: 41 to 113°F / 5 to 45°C Non-operating: -40 to 149°F / -40 to 65°C
Operating: 8 to 90% RH (non-condensing) Non-operating: 5 to 95% (non-condensing)