AccuSTOR AS480X6S - 4U 80 Bay SATA / SAS to SAS Expander JBOD Storage Rackmount

AccuSTOR AS480X6S - 4U 80 Bay SATA / SAS to SAS Expander JBOD Storage Rackmount
AccuSTOR AS480X6S - 4U 80 Bay SATA / SAS to SAS Expander JBOD Storage Rackmount
Item# KT-AS480X6S
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The AccuSTOR AS480X6S series is a high density 4U 80 bay rackmount designed for storage hungry applications and accommodates up to 320TB of storage space. Supporting latest SAS 6G technology, AS480X6S provide 6G solution for 6G SAS or 6G SATA drives (additional mux board required). By utilizing the latest SAS expander technology, the AS480X6S supports up to 80 SAS or SATA drives using only one mini-SAS cable. Dual SAS channel support RAID controller card or non-RAID HBA for big data storage requirments. With a high performance RAID controller card, the AS442X6S is capable of delivering over 2000MB/s in read and write performance, doubling the existing 3G SAS expander bandwidth. System status information is provided by the LED and front LCD, and information including hard drives, power supply and cooling fan status. All necessary hardware comes standard including mini-SAS cable and hard drives tray modules. The AS480X6S is an ideal storage expansion solution for servers or high performance video editing workstations. Supported in Windows, MAC and Linux, including various file system such as ZFS, VMware, and Hadoop.

 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)
  • 6G SAS Expander Technology - Connect 80 SAS or SATA drives with only one  single SFF-8088 to 8088 Mini-.SAS cable to HBA (Host Bus Adapter) or RAID controllers.
  • Support LFF and SFF Form Factor - Support both 3.5" and 2.5" Hard drives and SSD.
  • Dual Channel SAS Controller - Dual SAS channel provide up to two host server connection, as well as support of zoning. Upgradable to redundant controller to provides high availability option, allowing automatically failover in event of controller failure. 
  • Superior Performance - Support of SATA 6G or SAS 6G hard drives, with 6G SAS expander in 24Gb/s bandwidth.
  • Staggering Spin-Up - Built-in staggering spin-up for hard drives during power up. Thus, extending the life / duty cycle of the hard drives and power supply.
  • Support Industry Standard SGPIO - Serial General Purpose Input/Output (SGPIO) is utilized  to provide the hard drives health & enclosure real-time information via the mini-SAS connection cable to the HBA (host Bus Adapter) without additional serial cable.  
  • Multi-purposes - Supports both SAS (Serial SCSI) and SATA hard drives to meet the requirements of different applications with different price/performance characteristics. Cost-effective SATA drives could be used for capacity orientated storage such as disk-to-disk backup, data-archiving, and digital video editing. Enterprise level SAS drives could be employed for I/O intensive applications such as transactional databases.
  • Redundant Power Supply - Hot-swappable, redundant power is included for protection against power failure. Power supply status can be easily monitored by the status LED and audible alarm alert.
  • All hardware is included - Mini-SAS cable, cooling fan, and tray modules are included. By connecting to a SAS controller and hard drives will instantly increase the storage space.
  • Wide Range Adapters Support - Compatible with Areca, ATTO, Dell, LSI, Intel SAS expander controller.
 Model  AS480X6S
 Form Factor  4U Rackmount
 HDD Trays  80 Hot-Swappable 3.5"
 RAID Level  JBOD (RAID is supported by additional RAID card) 
 Maximum Capacity  320TB (expandable to 2 unit or 640TB)
 Auto Rebuilding  Via additional RAID card
 RAID Controller Supported  Areca ARC-1882X series
 LSI SAS MegaRAID series
 Dell Perc SAS RAID series
 Intel SAS RAID series
 Host Interface & Transfer Rate  6G SAS Expander
 Drive Interface  6G SAS or 6G SATA
 Optional Mux board is required for SATA drives when use with redundant controller
 Cooling Fan  12 x cooling fan 
  - Front: 4 x 3" cooling fan
  - Middle: 4 x 3" cooling fan
  - Rear: 2 x 2 x 1.5" cooling fan
 Power Supply  650W x 4 80+ Redundant Power Supply Modules
 Control Interface  LCD Panel, RS232, RJ-45 Ethernet
 Status Indicators  Front LED for hard drives status HDD
 Dimension (in)  7"H x 19"W x 36.7"D
 Weight (lb)  123 lb (w/o hard drive)
 Limited Warranty  3 Years
Enterprise RAID Edition Hard Drive <
 Model  AS480X6S  AS480X6S80E  AS480X6S160E  AS480X6S240E  AS480X6S320E
 Hard Drive  No HDD
 1TB RAID Ed. 
 SATA x 80
 SATA x 80
 3TB RAID Ed. 
 SATA x 80
 SATA x 80
 Storage Size
 N/A  80TB  160TB  240TB  320TB

SAS Hard Drive Bundle
 Model  AS480X6S  AS480X6S80S  AS480X6S160S  AS480X6S240S  AS480X6S320S
 Hard Drive  No HDD
 1TB SAS x 80  2TB SAS x160  3TB SAS x 240   4TB SAS x 320 
Storage Size
 N/A  80TB  160TB  240TB  320TB

15K SAS Hard Drive Bundle
 Model  AS480X6S24K  AS480X6S48K
 Hard Drive  300GB SAS
 15K RPM * 80
 600GB SAS
 15K RPM * 80
 Total Storage Size  24TB  48TB
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.