AccuRAID AR316E - 3U 16 Bay 6G SATA/SAS to PCIe 2.0 x8 RAID 6 Rackmount w/ SAS Exp.

AccuRAID AR316E - 3U 16 Bay 6G SATA/SAS to PCIe 2.0 x8 RAID 6 Rackmount w/ SAS Exp.
AccuRAID AR316E - 3U 16 Bay 6G SATA/SAS to PCIe 2.0 x8 RAID 6 Rackmount w/ SAS Exp.
Item# KT-AR316E

The AccuRAID AR316E Series is a 3U 16 bay rack-mountable RAID solution designed for file servers, backup, audio/video streaming, and digital video recording. It is capable of up to 448TB of capacity with additional AS316X6S JBOD storage expansion units, and is the perfect solution for applications requiring large storage spaces. Build upon hardware RAID engines utilizes in the AccuRAID rackmount unit, the AR316E provides PCI Express 2.0 x8 of 8000MB/s with cutting edge SAS and SATA hard drive technology. The array supports RAID 0, 1, 0+1, 3,  5, 6, 30, 50, 60 and JBOD modes. Featuring durable, heavy duty steel housing and a user-friendly LCD panel, the AR316E is built with Web or RS232 management Interfaces along with SMTP manager monitoring all system events. The AR316E is an easy to use building block for large storage systems, and is guaranteed to achieve the most cost-effective performance and data protection. The AR316E comes with modular RAID controller, redundant power supply and redundant cooling fans, as well as PCIe 2.0 x8 re-driver card and PCIe x8 cable.

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 refer to the list below:

  • Seagate 500GB (ST3500514NS) 
  • Seagate 750GB (ST3750330NS) 
  • Seagate 1TB (ST31000524NS) 
  • Seagate 2TB (ST32000644NS)
  • Western Digital 500GB (WD5002ABYS)  
  • Western Digital 1TB (WD1002FBYS) 
  • Western Digital 2TB (WD2003FYYS)
  • Hitachi 500GB (0F11000)
  • Hitachi 1TB (0A39289) 
  • Hitachi 2TB (0F10452)
  • Hitachi 3TB (0F12456)
  • Hitachi 4TB (0F14683)

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


  • 800MHz processor with 1GB on-board ECC cache memory (upgradeable to 4GB).
  • Support both 3.5" and 2.5" form factor hard drives and SSD.
  • SAS / SATA RAID 60 hardware RAID engine, providing the highest level of data protection.
  • PCI Express 2.0 x8 host interface.
  • Supports SAS JBOD (AS316X6S) expansion with up to a total of 112 drive bays
  • Redundant and hot-swappable power supply and cooling fans.
  • Support Windows, Linux and Mac operating systems.


  • 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.
  • Supprots 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  AR316E
 Form Factor  3U Rackmount
 Controller  Single Controller
 HDD Trays  16 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  64TB, Expandable to 448TB
 Auto Rebuilding  Yes
 Hot-Spare  RAID 3, 5, 6, 30, 50, 60
 Host Interface & Transfer Rate  PCIe 2.0 x8
 Expansion Ports  Mini-SAS x 1, Supports up to 6 additional JBOD units (AS316X6S).
 Drive Interface  6G SAS / 6G SATA (Additional MUX board requried when used with SATA drives)
 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 5.5"H
 Weight (lb)  47
 Safety Regulations  CE, FCC, UL, RoHS
 Limited Warranty  3 Years
 Package Contents  AR316E (1)
 PCIe 2.0 x8 re-driver controller (1)
 PCIe 2.0 x8 cable 3FT (1)
 Rackmount Rail (1 Set)
 Power Cords (2)
 Serial Cable (1)
 Hard Drive Mounting Screws (64)
 Printed User Guide or CD Manual(1)
 Model  AR316E  AR316E16E  AR316E32E  AR316E48E  AR316E64E
 Hard Drive  No HDD
 1TB RAID Edition
 SATA  * 16
 2TB RAID Edition
 SATA  * 16 
 3TB RAID Edition
 SATA  * 16 
 4TB RAID Edition
 SATA  * 16 
 Storage Size
 N/A  16TB  32TB  48TB  64TB

 Model  AR316E  AR316E8S   AR316E16S  AR316E32S  AR316E48S
 Hard Drive  No HDD
 500GB SAS
 HD * 16  
 HD * 16
 HD * 16
 HD * 16 
 Storage Size
 N/A  8TB  16TB  32TB  48TB

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