MobileRAID MR8F4 - 8 Bay SATA to 4G Fibre Channel Hardware RAID Enclosure

MobileRAID MR8F4 - 8 Bay SATA to 4G Fibre Channel Hardware RAID Enclosure
MobileRAID MR8F4 - 8 Bay SATA to 4G Fibre Channel Hardware RAID Enclosure
Item# ST-SAN-MR8F4

The MobileRAID MR8F4 series is a 8 bay dual channel 4Gb/s Fibre Channel RAID tower that utilizes the same engines as the AccuRAID enterprise level rackmount storage, providing RAID features, such as single firmware-embedded IP based management interface, online volume sizes and expansion and multiple RAID volume support in compact tower format. With dual channel support, MR8F4 capable of creating clustering infrastructure, including support for the latest Windows Server 2008 Enterprise SPC-3 Persistent Reservation, allowing automatic storage failover for two servers in event of server failure.

The MR8F4 equipped with RAID 6 support for double parity protection, which allow up to 2 hard drives failure without losing data and down time. The hardware embedded RAID engines allow each RAID volume present to an OS as single external storage; providing support to Windows, Mac or Linux without OS or driver issues. With easy setup via web browser and enterprise level feature included, the MR8S will be an effective solution for your storage need.
  • Hardware RAID, supporting RAID 0, 1, 1+0, 3, 5, 6, JBOD and hot spare disk.
  • Dual Fibre Channel 4Gb/sI 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  MR8F4
 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 Fibre Channel 4Gb/s
 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  MR8F4  MR8F44T  MR8F48T  MR8F416T   MR8F424T
 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.