Built with a 3 RU form factor, the BlueStor 32TB 16-Bay PCIe Extender RAID Array from JMR Electronics provides PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16 bus expansion from a host server. This RAID array is equipped with an overall capacity of 32TB, which is made up of 16 x 2TB 3.5" SATA hard drives. Each drive bay supports both SAS-2 and SATA III hard drives, and the dual 6Gb SAS hardware RAID controllers support RAID 0, 1, 5, 10, 50, and more, each of which provides performance, data redundancy, or a combination of both. Internally, there are five PCIe 3.0 expansion slots (x16 physical, x8 electrical), each of which supports full-height, full-length, and double-wide cards, such as GPUs, GUIs, and 4K capture cards. As two of these slots are taken up by the dual RAID controllers, only three PCIe slots are available for use.
As with other BlueStor 3U rackmount products, the PCIe Extender utilizes hot-swappable, lightweight, and vibration-dampening resin disk drive canisters with integrated light pipes, latching handles, and EMI shields. The PCIe Extender also features N+1 hot-swappable cooling elements with centrifugal blowers mounted in noise, vibration-dampening resin modules, and N+1 hot-swappable power supplies. BlueStor rackmounts are SES 2.0 compliant and have been compatibility confirmed with almost all SAS and SATA 3.5" form factor disk drive. Each unit has a Physical User Interface, including real-time disk activity/failure status indicators, power and cooling status with audible and visible alarms, and front panel "on-off" and "alarm reset" switches, as well as rear-panel PCIe "link status" indicators.
JMR's BlueStor 32TB 16-Bay PCIe Extender RAID Array includes a JMR PCIe 3.0 host adapter card for installation in the host work station or server, and an external 6.6' PCIe 2.0 cable. Power cabling is provided internally to support peripherals requiring additional power connections, and protection is provided by a limited 3-year warranty.