AccuRAID AR464F8R - 4U 64 Bay SATA/SAS Quad Channel Fibre 8G RAID 60 Dual Controller Storage

AccuRAID AR464F8R - 4U 64 Bay SATA/SAS Quad Channel Fibre 8G RAID 60 Dual Controller Storage
AccuRAID AR464F8R - 4U 64 Bay SATA/SAS Quad Channel Fibre 8G RAID 60 Dual Controller Storage
Item# ST-SAN-AR464F8R

The AccuRAID AR464F8R series is a very high density 4U rackmount designed for storage hungry applications, and accommodates up to 192TB of storage space, using revolutionary top-loaded design. The unit utilizes advanced 8G fibre channel interface technology operating as direct attached storage (DAS). In addition, the dual controller, total of 8 channel  fibre channel ports allow the support of clustering, where the unit could be accessed by two servers, ensuring continuous uptime in a production environment.

To reinforce the AR464F8R’s ability to overcome hardware failure, two redundant and hot-swappable power supplies and cooling fans are available for added safeguard. Active-Active redundant controllers allows further failure protection when needed. Internally, the AR464F8R supports up to RAID 60, with RAID monitoring, RAID notification, automatic failover, and automatic recovery. Build-in expansion port allow additional JBOD unit (AS464X6R) with up to 128 bays. The unit’s built-in Ethernet port with web based management console and SES management features provide instant access to the status of the RAID array and the enclosure to reduce downtime. SAS drives is supported, while SATA can be used with additional MUX board.

AR464F8R's 4U 64-bay top-loaded high density design provide space saving, allow fewer power outlet, which in term generate less-heat, requires less cooling and saving on energy cost, providing an ideal solution for high capacity storage needs.

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)
  • Seagate 3TB (ST33000650NS)
  • Western Digital 500GB (WD5002ABYS)  
  • Western Digital 1TB (WD1002FBYS) 
  • Western Digital 2TB (WD2003FYYS)
  • Hitachi 500GB (0F11000)
  • Hitachi 1TB (0A39289) 
  • Hitachi 2TB (0F10452)
  • Hitachi 3TB (0F12456)


  • 4U 64 bay high density storage for high spacing, high energy saving storage rackmount. 
  • 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.
  • Support both 3.5" and 2.5" form factor hard drives and SSD.
  • SAS / SATA  RAID 60 ASIC engine, providing the highest level of data protection.
  • Quad Channel 8G fibre channel port per controller, supporting fail-over.
  • Supports SAS JBOD (AS464X6R) expansion.
  • Redundant and hot-swappable power supply and cooling fans.
  • O/S-Independent and host transparent RAID solution.
  • MAID 2.0 support


  • 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  AR464F8R
 Form Factor  4U Rackmount
 HDD Trays  64 Hot-Swappable 3.5"
 RAID Level  0, 1, 10, 3, 5, 6 , 30, 50, 60
 Maximum Capacity  192TB
 Memory  1GB, Upgradable to 4GB DDR-2 ECC SD-RAM Memory per controller
 Auto Rebuilding  Yes
 Hot-Spare  RAID 1, 10,  5, 6, 50 and 60
 Host Interface  Dual Channel SAS 6G * 2 (4 ports total)
 Drive Interface  SAS or SATA 
 Additional MUX board required for SATA HDD w/ redundant models
 Cooling Fan  15 cooling fans
 Power Supply  1100W x 2 Redundant Power Supply Modules
 Control Interface  LCD Panel, RS232, RJ-45 Ethernet
 Status Indicators  LED/ HDD
 Dimension (in)  7"H x 19"W x 35.4"D
 Weight (lb)  100 (w/o hard drives)
 Limited Warranty  3 Years
Enterprise RAID Edition Hard Drive
 Model  AR464F8R  AR464F8R64E  AR464F8R128E  AR464F8R196E  AR464F8R256E
 Hard Drive  No HDD
 SATA * 64
 SATA * 64
 SATA *64
 SATA *64
 Storage Size
 N/A  64TB  128TB  192TB  256TB

SAS Hard Drive Bundle
 Model  AR464F8R  AR464F8R64S  AR464F8R128S  AR464F8R196S  AR464F8R256S
 Hard Drive  No HDD
 SAS *24
 SAS * 24
 SAS * 24
 SAS * 24
 Storage Size
 N/A  64TB  128TB  192TB  256TB

15K SAS Hard Drive Bundle
 Model  AR464F8R19K  AR464F8R38K
 Hard Drive  300GB SAS
 15K RPM * 64
 600GB SAS
 15K RPM * 64
 Total Storage Size  19.2TB  38.4TB