MobileSTOR MS12X6+B - 12 Bay SATA/SAS to 6G SAS Expander JBOD Enclosure (Black)

MobileSTOR MS12X6+B - 12 Bay SATA/SAS to 6G SAS Expander JBOD Enclosure (Black)
MobileSTOR MS12X6+B - 12 Bay SATA/SAS to 6G SAS Expander JBOD Enclosure (Black)
Item# KT-MS12X6plusB
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The MobileSTOR MS12X6+B series is a 12 bay mini-SAS SAS expander tower comprised of the same engines as the AccuSTOR / EliteSTOR enterprise level rackmount storage. Utilizing the same engine structure as the enterprise level rackmounts, the MobileSTOR utilize SAS expander technology, and provides up to 24 Gb/s or 2400MB/s of data bandwidth to fulfill the most demanding application. The MS12X6+B supports both SATA or SAS 6Gb/s solid state drives and hard drives and is backward compatible to 3Gbps SAS & SATA SSD and HDDs.  By utilizing the latest SAS expander technology, the MS12X6+B supports up to 12 SAS or SATA drives using only one mini-SAS cable. A built-in SAS expansion port enables the system to connect up to 5 units or 60 HDD drives daisy-chained together. With a high performance RAID controller card such as Areca, ATTO, Highpoint and LSI 6G RAID controller, the MS12X6+B is capable of delivering over 1500MB/s in read/write performance with RAID controller, doubling the existing 3G SAS expander bandwidth. Drives status information is provided by the LED. All necessary hardware comes standard including mini-SAS cable, hot-swappable cooling fan, and hard drives tray modules. The MS12X6+B is an ideal storage expansion solution for servers or high performance video editing workstations.

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 1TB (ST1000NM0011) 
  • Seagate 2TB (ST32000644NS)
  • Seagate 2TB (ST32000645NS)
  • Seagate 2TB (ST2000NM0011)
  • Seagate 3TB (ST33000650NS)
  • Western Digital 500GB (WD5002ABYS)  
  • Western Digital 1TB (WD1002FBYS) 
  • Western Digital 2TB (WD2003FYYS)
  • Western Digital 4TB (WD4000FYYZ)
  • Hitachi 500GB (0F11000)
  • Hitachi 1TB (0A39289) 
  • Hitachi 2TB (0F10452)
  • Hitachi 3TB (0F12456)
  • Hitachi 4TB (0F14683)
  • Toshiba 1TB (MK2002TSKB)
  • Toshiba 2TB (MK2002TSKB)

  • 6G SAS Expander Technology - Connect 12 SAS or SATA drives with only one SFF-8088 to 8088 Mini-.SAS cable to HBA (Host Bus Adapter) or RAID Controller.
  • Superior Performance - With support of SATA 6G or SAS 6G hard drives and 24Gbps of data bandwidth, performance can reach over 1500MB/s in read/write, when using with RAID controller.
  • 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.
  • Scalability - Supports up to 5 enclosures or up to 60 hard drives daisy-chained together for capacity expansion.
  • 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.
  • All hardware are included - Mini-SAS cable, cooling fan, tray modules and build-in mounting rail are included. By connecting to a SAS controller and hard drives will instantly increase the storage space.
  • Build-in hot-swappble cooling fan and carrying handle
  • Wide Range RAID Adapters Support - Compatible with Areca, ATTO, Adaptec, Highpoint, HP, Intel and LSI SAS RAID Adapters.

 Model  MS12X6+B
 Form Factor  12-Bay Tower
 HDD Trays  12 Hot-Swappable 3.5"
 RAID Level  JBOD, RAID Supported by optional RAID controller
 Maximum Capacity  48TB*
 Auto Rebuilding  N/A, Support via RAID controller
 Hot-Spare  N/A, Support via RAID controller
 Host Interface & Transfer Rate  SAS Expander (SFF-8088)
 Drive Interface  6G SAS and SATA
 Cooling Fan  Hot-Swappable 3" Ball Bearing * 3
 Power Supply  300W (90V to 256V)
 Status Indicators  12 Drive LEDs, Fan Fail LED, Power LED
 Dimension (in)  8"W x 13"D x 19.5"H
 Weight (lb)  28lb
 Safety Regulations  CE, FCC, UL, RoHS
 Limited Warranty  1 Year
 Package Contents

 MS12X6+B (1)
 Removable Tray Modules (8)
 Power Cord (1)
 Mini-SAS Cable (1)
 Quick Installation Manual & CD (1)

* The over 2TB requires OS and hardware supports. Over 2TB support required GPT disk under Microsoft Windows operating systems, that includes Windows XP 64 bit, Vista (32bit or 64bit), Server 2003 (32bit or 64bit) and Server 2008 (32bit or 64bit). MAC and Linux will support over 2TB. If over 2TB is not supported, multiple volume that smaller than 2TB is required. Please contact our technical support for more details.

Enterprise RAID Edition Hard Drive
 Model                    MS12X6+B  MS12X6+B12E  MS12X6+B24E  MS12X6+B36E  MS12X6+B48E
 Hard Drive  No HDD
 SATA x 12
 SATA x 12
 SATA x 12
 SATA x 12
 Storage Size
 N/A  12TB  24TB  36TB  48TB

SAS Hard Drive Bundle
 Model                    MS12X6+B  MS12X6+B12S  MS12X6+B24S  MS12X6+B36S  MS12X6+B48S
 Hard Drive  No HDD
 SAS x 12
 SAS x 12
 SAS x 12
 SAS x 12
 Storage Size
 N/A  12TB  24TB  36TB  48TB

15K SAS Hard Drive Bundle
 Model  MS12X6+B3K  MS12X6+B7K
 Hard Drive  300GB SAS
 15K RPM x 12
 600GB SAS
 15K RPM x 12
 Total Storage Size  3.6TB  7.2TB
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.