AccuRAID AR212F16R - 2U 12 Bay 6G SAS/SATA to 16G FC * 4 RAID 6 Redundant Controller Rackmount

AccuRAID AR212F16R - 2U 12 Bay 6G SAS/SATA to 16G FC * 4 RAID 6 Redundant Controller Rackmount
AccuRAID AR212F16R - 2U 12 Bay 6G SAS/SATA to 16G FC * 4 RAID 6 Redundant Controller Rackmount
Item# KT-AR212F16R

The AccuRAID AR212F16R Series is a 2U redundant controller rack-mountable RAID solution designed for data centers, file servers, backup, audio/video streaming, and digital video recording. With redundant components including a controller, cooling fans, and power supply, the AR212F16R provides a high availability solution for mission critical applications. With a capacity of up to 36TB, this array is perfect for any application that requires a high volume storage solution. With a four channels high-performance Fibre Channel (2 channels per controller) host interface and cutting edge SAS and SATA dual hard drive support, the AR212F16R is guaranteed to deliver 16Gpbs performance per channel. Users could flexibly choose between high performance SAS drives or cost-effective / high capacity SATA drives (SATA drives required optional MUX board). With SAS expander support, the AR212F16R is capable of up to 288TB of capacity with additional AS212X6R JBOD expansion units. The feature-rich array allows the user to configure the unit to suit current demands and expand later when needed. The array utilizes sixteen hot-swappable 3.5” trays with 2.5" screw holes for 3.5" and 2.5" SAS/SATA/SSD drives, allowing quick replacement and simple trouble-shooting. The AR212F16R RAID subsystem could also be easily scaled to RAID levels 0, 1, 0+1, 3, 5, 6, 30, 50, 60 or JBOD configurations. Featuring durable, heavy duty steel housing and a user-friendly LCD panel , the AR212F16R will meet all data intensive application demand.

Note: Sans Digital recommends the use of enterprise hard drives when in use with any RAID controller applications. Standard desktop or green desktop drive may not be supported and may compromise RAID system stability and performance. For more information on the difference between RAID and desktop hard drives, please see the Western Digital knowledge base. For a list of compatible RAID Edition SATA hard drives, please CLICK HERE.


  • Redundant controller built-in to provide high availability and high performance  
  • 800MHz processor with 2GB on-board ECC cache memory (upgradeable to 8GB) per controller.
  • Support both 3.5" and 2.5" form factor hard drives and SSD.
  • 6G SAS/6G SATA II RAID 60 ASIC engine, providing the highest level of data protection.
  • Four channels Fibre Channel 16Gbps connector supporting fail-over (2 channels per controller).
  • Supports SAS JBOD (AS212X6R) expansion with up to total of 112 drive bays.
  • Redundant and hot-swappable power supply and cooling fans.
  • O/S-Independent and host transparent RAID solution.


  • Supports JBOD, RAID 0, 1, 1E, 0+1, 3, 5, 6, 30, 50, 60 with hot spare and multiple volumes.
  • RAID 6 tolerates multiple drive failures without downtime or data loss, providing the most advanced level of data protection.
  • Supports online array roaming, online RAID level / stripe size migration and online capacity expansion.
  • Hot swappable drives that support hot spare and automatic hot rebuilding with automatic drive insertion / removal detection.
  • NVRAM transaction log, and S.M.A.R.T. to improve the RAID system integrity, reliability, and availability.


  • Embedded enclosure management through WEB GUI, LCD control panel, and online RAID management via RS-232 port.
  • Intuitive, yet comprehensive GUI for configuration and monitoring from remote and local locations.
  • Field-upgradeable firmware in flash ROM, redundant RAID controller firmware upgrade via RS-232 and WEB GUI.
 Model  AR212F8R
 Form Factor  2U Rackmount
 Controller  Dual Redundant Controller
 HDD Trays  12 Hot-Swappable 3.5" (2.5" form factor supported via screw holes)
 RAID Level   0, 1, 0+1, 3, 5, 6, 30, 50, 60, JBOD
 Maximum Capacity  36TB, Expandable to 288TB 
 Auto Rebuilding  Yes
 Hot-Spare  RAID 1, 1+0, 3, 5, 6, 30, 50, 60
 Host Interface
 & Transfer Rate
 Eight channels Fibre Channel (8 Gbps)  (4 FC Channels per channels)
 Expansion Ports  Mini-SAS x 2; expandable to 7 JBOD arrays (AS212X6R)
 Drive Interface  6G SAS / 6G SATA (Additional MUX board requried when use with SATA drives
 and Redundant Controller Option)
 Cooling Fan  2 Hot-Swappable Modules & Blowers
 Power Supply  500W X 2 Redundant
 Control Interface  LCD Panel, RS232, RJ-45 Ethernet
 Dimension (in)  19"W x 21"D x 3.7"H
 Weight (lb)  38
 Safety Regulations  CE, FCC, UL, RoHS
 Limited Warranty  3 Years
 Package Contents  Rackmount Rail (1 Set)
 Power Cords (2)
 Fibre Optic Cables (2)
 8G SFP Modules (2)
 Serial Cable (1)
 Hard Drive Mounting Screws (48)
 Printed User Guide or CD Manual (1)
Enterprise RAID Edition Hard Drive
 Model  AR212F16R  AR212F16R12E  AR212F16R24E  AR212F16R36E  AR212F16R36E
 Hard Drive  No HDD
 SATA  * 12
 SATA  * 12
 SATA  * 12
 SATA  * 12
 Storage Size
 N/A  12TB  24TB  36TB  48TB

SAS Hard Drive Bundle
 Model  AR212F16R  AR212F16R12S  AR212F16R24S  AR212F16R36S  AR212F16R48S
 Hard Drive  No HDD Bundle  1TB
 SAS * 12
 SAS * 12
 SAS * 12 
 SAS * 12 
  Storage Size
 N/A  12TB  12TB  36TB  48TB

15K SAS Hard Drive Bundle
 Model  AR212F16R3K  AR212F16R7K
 Hard Drive  300GB SAS
 15K RPM * 12
 600GB SAS
 15K RPM * 12
 Total Storage Size  3.6TB  7.2TB

Note: Please allow up to 3 days for hard drive installation and testing.

Note: All hard drive bundles are pre-installed and tested before shipment. Hard drives are then packaged individually to avoid damage during shipping.