MobileRAID MR8X - 8 Bay SATA to SAS Hardware RAID Enclosure

MobileRAID MR8X - 8 Bay SATA to SAS Hardware RAID Enclosure
MobileRAID MR8X - 8 Bay SATA to SAS Hardware RAID Enclosure

The MobileRAID MR8X series is a 8 bay dual channel SAS RAID tower comprised of the same engines as the AccuRAID enterprise level rackmount storage. Sans Digital is one of the first manufacturers to utilize SCSI, SAS, and Fibre Channel interfaces in a tower format. Theses interfaces are rarely seen in tower formats, and are the perfect solutions for professional environments that require exceptionally fast read and write speeds, such as video editing fields.

The advanced characteristic of this latest of series is derived from the previously released AccuRAID rackmounts. Utilizing the same engine structure as the high-end rackmounts, the MobileRAID provides storage features such as dual channel support, online expansion, online RAID migration, and RAID roaming. Embedded ethernet web managements allow for local and remote access to the status of the storage system, as well as send out critical alerts for system events. The built-in hardware RAID engines provide seamless hardware integration, eliminating OS compatibility issues.

  • Hardware RAID, supporting RAID 0, 1, 1+0, 3, 5, 6, JBOD and hot spare disk.
  • Dual Channel SAS (SFF-8088) host interface, supporting clustering operating system.
  • True hardware RAID design within the enclosure, no driver and no additional RAID controller needed.
  • Multiple RAID volume support.
  • Supports SATA I (1.5Gb/s) and SATA II (3Gb/s) hard drives.
  • Over 2TB support.
  • Supports SMART, NCQ, and OOB staggered spin-up capable drives.
  • Online array roaming.
  • Online RAID level / stripe size migration.
  • Online RAID capacity expansion and RAID level migration simultaneously.
  • Automatic insertion / removal detection and rebuild.
  • Hard drive, fan and temperature failure detectors to ensure system stability.
  • Web browser-based RAID management via Arc. Http Proxy through RS-232 port for Windows, Linux and FreeBSD enviroments.
  • Standard Interface. No extra drivers required.
 Model  MR8X
 Form Factor  8-Bay Tower
 HDD Trays  8 Hot-Swappable 3.5"
 RAID Level  0, 1, 0+1, 3, 5, 6, JBOD
 Maximum Capacity  24TB*
 Auto Rebuilding  Yes
 Hot-Spare  Yes
 Host Interface & Transfer Rate  Dual Channel SAS (SFF-8088)
 Drive Interface  SATA I / SATA II
 Cooling Fan  3.5" Ball Bearing * 3
 Power Supply  300W (90V to 240V) x 1
 Control Interface  Web-Based Ethernet, LCD Panel, RS232
 Status Indicators  8 Drive LEDs & 2 Environment LEDs
 Dimension (in)  13.8"W x 6.1"D x 15.8"H
 Weight (lb)  22.0
 Safety Regulations  CE, FCC, UL, RoHS
 Limited Warranty  1 Year

* Volumes over 2TB requires OS and hardware support. Over 2TB capacity requires GPT disk under Microsoft Windows operating systems, which includes Windows XP 64 bit, Vista (32bit or 64bit), Server 2003 (32bit or 64bit) and Server 2008 (32bit or 64bit). MAC and Linux support over 2TB of capacity. If over 2TB capacity is not supported, multiple volumes smaller than 2TB is recommended. Please contact Sans Digital technical support for more details.

Desktop Hard Drive Bundles
 Model  MR8X  MR8X4T  MR8X8T  MR8X16T  MR8X24T 
 Hard Drive  No HDD
 SATA II * 8
 SATA II * 8
 SATA II * 8
 SATA II * 8 
 Total Storage Size  N/A  4000GB = 4TB  8TB  16TB  24TB

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.