MobileSTOR MS8X6+HG - 8 Bay 6G SAS/SATA PCIe 2.0 x8 RAID 0/1/5/6/10/50 SAS Expander Tower (Silver)

MobileSTOR MS8X6+HG - 8 Bay 6G SAS/SATA PCIe 2.0 x8 RAID 0/1/5/6/10/50 SAS Expander Tower (Silver)
MobileSTOR MS8X6+HG - 8 Bay 6G SAS/SATA PCIe 2.0 x8 RAID 0/1/5/6/10/50 SAS Expander Tower (Silver)
Item# KT-MS8X6plusHG
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The MobileSTOR MS8X6+HG is a 8 bay 6G RAID storage tower for high capacity storage solutions. The MS8X6+HG is bundled with a high-performance RAID-on-Chip controller card that offloads complicated RAID calculations from the computer or the enclosure to the dedicated RAID engine. High performance can be achieved with a lower cost of ownership compared to RAID embedded subsystems.  RAID setup and maintenance can be controlled via built-in Web Browser interfaces, and the system / RAID management can be monitored via event log and e-mail notifications. Utilizing high bandwidth 2400MB/s mini-SAS (SFF-8088) cabling, the MS8X6+HG supports SAS or SATA hard drives to deliver superior read / write speeds that are crucial in performance-driven environments such as the video editing industry. The mini-SAS connection combines eight hard drive connections into a single cable, reducing possible points of failures while preserving uninterrupted data transfer. A built-in SAS expansion port enables the system to connect up to 5 units or 120 HDD drives daisy-chained together. System status information such as the hard drive, power supply, and cooling fan status are provided by the LED. All necessary hardware comes standard including the RAID controller card, mini-SAS cable, and hard drive tray modules. The MS8X6+HG supports SATA and SAS drives, allowing users the option to choose between high performance and high capacity storage solutions.

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 8 SAS or SATA drives with only one SFF-8088 to 8088 Mini-.SAS cable to bundled RAID Controller.
  • Supports 6G SAS and 6G SATA Technology - Supports both latest 6G SAS and SATA Drives.
  • High Performance PCIe 2.0 x8 RAID controller card - Package includes a PCIe 2.0 x8 RAID-on-Chip RAID controller, supporting up to RAID 5/6/50. Dedicated Hardware RAID engines provide RAID calculation offloading from the main computer to the controller's process, providing overall higher performance.
  • Superior Performance - With support of SATA 6G or SAS 6G hard drives and 24Gbps of data bandwidth, performance can reach over 1000MB/s in Read and Write.
  • Advance Feature Included - Hot-Spare hard drive, Auto-rebuilding, Online RAID Migration, Online Capacity Expansion are supported.
  • Web based GUI for management and Monitoring - Built-in web based GUI for setup and monitoring allow management of the RAID status using a web-browser. Detailed event information is saved in an event log and critical events can be e-mailed using SMTP. All management and monitoring can run on any web browser with remote monitoring.
  • 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.
  • Scalability - Supports up to 5 enclosures or up to 120 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 can be used for capacity oriented storage such as disk-to-disk backup, data-archiving, and digital video editing. Enterprise level SAS drives can be employed for I/O intensive applications such as transactional databases.
  • Hot-Swappable Cooling-Fan – Equipped with hot-swappable cooling fan for easy trouble shooting.
  • Build-in hot-swappble cooling fan and carrying handle.
  • All Hardware Included - Bundled with the 6G SAS/SATA RAID controller, Mini-SAS cable, cooling fan, and tray modules.

 Model  MS8X6+HG
 Form Factor  8-Bay Tower
 HDD Trays  8 Hot-Swappable 3.5"
 RAID Level  RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, 10, 50 and JBOD
 Maximum Capacity  32TB*
 Auto Rebuilding  Yes
 Hot-Spare  Yes
 Host Interface & Transfer Rate  SAS Expander (mini-SAS, SFF-8088), PCIe 2.0 x8 RAID Controller
 Drive Interface  6G SAS and SATA
 Cooling Fan  Hot-Swappable 3.5" Ball Bearing * 2
 Power Supply  300W (90V to 256V)
 Status Indicators  8 Drive LEDs, Fan Fail LED, Power LED
 Dimension (in)  8"W x 13"D x 15.5"H
 Weight (lb)  20lb
 Safety Regulations  CE, FCC, UL, RoHS
 Limited Warranty  1 Year
 Package Contents

 MS8X6+HG (1)
 RAID-on-Chip Controller Card (1)
 Removable Tray Modules (8)
 Power Cord (1)
 Mini-SAS Cable (1)
 Quick Installation Manual / CD (1)

Enterprise RAID Edition Hard Drive
 Model                    MS8X6+HG  MS8X6+HG8E  MS8X6+HG16E  MS8X6+HG24E  MS8X6+HG32E
 Hard Drive  No HDD
 SATA x 8
 SATA x 8
 SATA x 8
 SATA x 8
 Storage Size
 N/A  8TB  16TB  24TB  32TB

SAS Hard Drive Bundle
 Model                    MS8X6+HG  MS8X6+HG8S  MS8X6+HG16S  MS8X6+HG24S  MS8X6+HG32S
 Hard Drive  No HDD
 SAS x 8
 SAS x 8
 SAS x 8
 SAS x 8
 Storage Size
 N/A  8TB  16TB  24TB  32TB

15K SAS Hard Drive Bundle
 Model  MS8X6+HG2K  MS8X6+HG4K
 Hard Drive  300GB SAS
 15K RPM x 8
 600GB SAS
 15K RPM x 8
 Total Storage Size  2.4TB  4.8TB
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.