MobileSTOR MS8X6HP - 8 Bay SATA/SAS RAID 5/6/50/60 Tower w/ PCIe 2.0 x8 Dual Core Controller

MobileSTOR MS8X6HP - 8 Bay SATA/SAS RAID 5/6/50/60 Tower w/ PCIe 2.0 x8 Dual Core Controller
MobileSTOR MS8X6HP - 8 Bay SATA/SAS RAID 5/6/50/60 Tower w/ PCIe 2.0 x8 Dual Core Controller
Item# KT-MS8X6HP

The MobileSTOR MS8X6HP is an 8 bay 6G RAID storage tower for high capacity storage solutions. The MS8X6HP is bundled with a high-performance RAID 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 unit is supportive of e-mail notifications and SNMP trap. Utilizing high bandwidth 2400MB/s mini-SAS (SFF-8088) cabling, the MS8X6HP 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 single cables, reducing possible points of failures while preserving uninterrupted data transfer. A built-in SAS expansion port enables the system to connect up to 8 units or 64 HDD drives daisy-chained together. All necessary hardware comes standard including the mini-SAS cable, hard drive tray modules and bundled RAID controller card. The MS8X6HP also supports SATA 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 2TB (ST32000644NS)
  • Seagate 1TB (ST1000NM0011)
  • Seagate 2TB (ST2000NM0011)
  • Seagate 3TB (ST33000650NS)
  • Western Digital 500GB (WD5002ABYS)  
  • Western Digital 1TB (WD1002FBYS) 
  • Western Digital 2TB (WD2003FYYS)
  • Hitachi 500GB (0F11000)
  • Hitachi 1TB (0A39289) 
  • Hitachi 2TB (0F10452)
  • Hitachi 2TB (0F12455)
  • Hitachi 3TB (0F12456)
  • Supports 6G SAS and 6G SATA Technology - Supports both latest 6G SSD, SAS and SATA Drives.
  • Build-in 3.5" and 2.5" hard drives form factor supports - 3.5" tray modules provide build-in 2.5" hard drives screws holes for both 2.5" and 3.5" form factor.
  • High Performance PCIe 2.0 x8 dual core RAID controller card - Package includes a PCIe 2.0 x8 dual core RAID controller, supporting up to RAID 60. 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 1700MB/s in Read and Write.
  • 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 a event log and critical events can be e-mailed using SMTP. SNMP trap is also supported. 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 8 enclosures or up to 64 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.
  • All Hardware Included - Bundled with the 6G SAS/SATA dual core RAID controller, Mini-SAS cable, cooling fan and tray modules.
 Model  MS8X6HP
 Form Factor  8-Bay Tower
 HDD Trays  8 Hot-Swappable 3.5"
 RAID Level  RAID 0/1/3/5/6/10/30/50/60, JBOD
 Maximum Capacity  24TB (Up to 192TB when use with Expansion Port)
 Expansion Port  2 * mini-SAS
 Host Interface & Transfer Rate  Dual Channel 6G/s SAS (Bundled with PCIe 2.0 x8 Controller)
 Drive Interface  6G SAS and SATA
 Cooling Fan  3.5" Ball Bearing * 2
 Power Supply  200W (90V to 256V)
 Control Interface  RS232, via CLI
 Status Indicators  8 Drive LEDs
 Dimension (in)  5.8"W x 11.4"D x 11.8"H
 Weight (lb)  15lb
 Safety Regulations  CE, FCC, UL, RoHS
 Limited Warranty  1 Year
 Package Contents

 MS8X6HP (1)
 Bundled PCIe 2.0 RAID Controller Card (1)
 Removable Tray Modules (8)
 Power Cord (1)
 Mini-SAS Cable (1)
 Quick Installation Manual & CD (1)

Model  MS8X6HP  MS8X6HP8T  MS8X6HP16T  MS8X6HP24T
 Hard Drive  No HDD
 1TB SATA * 8  2TB SATA * 8  3TB SATA * 8
 Total Storage Size  N/A  8TB  16TB  24TB

Model  MS8X6HPP4E  MS8X6HP8E  MS8X6HP16E  MS8X6HP24E
 Hard Drive  500GB RAID 
 Edition SATA * 8
 1TB RAID Edition
 SATA * 8
 2TB RAID Edition
 SATA * 8
 3TB RAID Edition
 SATA * 8
 Total Storage Size  4TB  8TB  16TB  24TB

 Model  MS8X6HP4S  MS8X6HP8S  MS8X6HP16S  MS8X6HP24S
 Hard Drive  500GB SAS * 8  1TB SAS * 8  2TB SAS * 8  3TB SAS * 8
 Total Storage Size  4TB  8TB  16TB  24TB

Model  MS8X6HP2K  MS8X6HP4K
 Hard Drive  300GB SAS
 15K RPM * 8
 600GB SAS
 15K RPM * 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.