AccuRAID AR224F8R - 2U 24 Bay 6G SAS/SATA to 8G FC * 8 RAID 6 Redundant Controller Rackmount

AccuRAID AR224F8R - 2U 24 Bay 6G SAS/SATA to 8G FC * 8 RAID 6 Redundant Controller Rackmount
AccuRAID AR224F8R - 2U 24 Bay 6G SAS/SATA to 8G FC * 8 RAID 6 Redundant Controller Rackmount
Item# ST-SAN-AR224F8R

The AccuRAID AR224F8R 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 AR224F8R provides a high availability solution for mission critical applications. With a capacity of up to 24TB, this array is perfect for any application that requires a high volume storage solution. With a eight channels high-performance Fibre Channel (4 channels per controller) host interface and cutting edge SAS and SATA dual hard drive support, the AR224F8R is guaranteed to deliver 8Gpbs 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 AR224F8R is capable of up to 120TB of capacity with additional AS224X6R 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 24 hot-swappable 2.5” trays for SAS/SATA drives, allowing quick replacement and simple trouble-shooting. The AR224F8R 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 AR224F8R 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 contact for more details.

Note: Please allow 3 days for rackmount testing before shipment.

  • Redundant controller built-in to provide high availability and high performance  
  • 800MHz processor with 1GB on-board ECC cache memory (upgradeable to 4GB) per controller.
  • 6G SAS/6G SATA RAID 60 ASIC engine, providing the highest level of data protection.
  • Eight channels Fibre Channel 8Gbps connector supporting fail-over (4 channels per controller).
  • Supports SAS JBOD (AS224X6R) 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 multipile 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  AR224F8R
 Form Factor  2U Rackmount
 Controller  Dual Redundant Controller
 HDD Trays  24 Hot-Swappable 2.5"
 RAID Level  0, 1, 0+1, 3, 5, 6, 30, 50, 60, JBOD
 Maximum Capacity  24TB, Expandable to 120TB
 Auto Rebuilding  Yes
 Hot-Spare  RAID 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 1, Supports up to 4 additional JBOD units (AS224X6)
 Drive Interface  6G SAS / 6G SATA (Additional MUX board requried when used 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
 Status Indicators  1 LED/ HDD
 Dimension (in)  19"W x 24"D x 3.0"H
 Weight (lb)  58
 Limited Warranty  3 Years
 Model  AR224F8R  AR224F8R12E  AR224F8R24E
 Hard Drive  No HDD
 500GB RAID Edition SATA x 24  1TB RAID Edition SATA x 24
 Total Storage Size  N/A  12TB  24TB

 Model  AR224F8R  AR224F8R7K  AR224F8R14K
 Hard Drive  No HDD
 300GB SAS 10K RPM x 24  600GB SAS 10K RPM x 24
 Total Storage Size  N/A  7.2TB  14.4TB

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