MobileSTOR MS8X+ - 8 Bay SAS / SATA mini-SAS * 2 to SAS / SATA JBOD Storage Enclosure (Silver)

MobileSTOR MS8X+ - 8 Bay SAS / SATA mini-SAS * 2 to SAS / SATA JBOD Storage Enclosure (Silver)
MobileSTOR MS8X+ - 8 Bay SAS / SATA mini-SAS * 2 to SAS / SATA JBOD Storage Enclosure (Silver)
Item# KT-MS8Xplus

The MobileSTOR MS8X+ is a 8-bay tower with two mini-SAS connections, for high transfer rates for 6G SAS, SATA hard drives and SSD. Utilizing two high bandwidth mini-SAS (SFF-8088) cabling, the MS8X+ supports 6Gb/s SAS or SATA hard drives to deliver superior read / write speeds that are crucial in performance-driven environments such as video editing industry and server application. The mini-SAS ports combine eight hard drives connections into two, reducing possible points of failures, while preserving uninterrupted data transfer. The TR8X+ also supports SATA and SAS drives, allowing users the option to choose between high performance and high capacity storage solutions. Hard drive and RAID controller bundles options are available. When utilizing a SAS or SATA RAID controller, the unit could effortlessly support multi-streaming of compressed high-quality playback or a single-stream of uncompressed 10-bit high definition video under various RAID modes, with performance over 1000MB/s in RAID applications.

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)

  • Eight 3.5-inch SAS or SATA hard drives to SFF-8088 mini-SAS * 2 interfaces.
  • Accesses eight hard drives using only two cables.
  • Supports JBOD, spanning, RAID 0, 1, 1+0, 5, 6 with spare via RAID controller card.
  • Supports Adaptec, Areca, ATTO, Dell, Highpoint, HP, Intel, LSI SAS RAID or SATA RAID controller cards.
  • Backplane design supporting hot-swappable SATA and SAS hard drives.
  • Supports plug & play for easy installation.
  • Build-in handle, compact enclosure with dust-free cover.
  • Hot-swappable, quite cooling fan design. 300 watts power supply (90V to 264V).
  • Supports PC, MAC and Linux. (Please check HBA or RAID controller driver compatibility.)
 Model  MS8X+
 Form Factor  Compact Tower
 HDD Trays  8 Hot-Swappable 3.5", SATA or SAS
 RAID Level

 JBOD (RAID Supported via Controller Card) 

 Maximum Capacity  32TB
 Compatible RAID Card  Adaptec, Areca, ATTO, Dell, Highpoint, HP, Intel, LSI
 SAS / SATA RAID HBA controller cards.
 Host Interface & Transfer Rate  Mini-SAS (SFF-8088) x 2
 Drive Interface  3.5” SATA or SAS 3Gb/s
 Cooling Fan  3" Ball Bearing Fan * 2
 Power Supply  300W (90V-264V)
 Status Indicators  Status and Power LEDs
 Dimension (in)  5.9"W x 13.4"H x 13.4"D
 Weight (lb)  20
 Safety Regulations  CE, FCC, UL, RoHS
 Limited Warranty  1 Years
 Package Contents

 MS8X+ (1)
 Hard Drive Trays (8)
 Power Cord (1)
 Mini-SAS to Mini-SAS Cable (2)
 Screws (1 set)
 Quick Installation Manual (1)

Enterprise RAID Edition Hard Drive
 Model  MS8X+  MS8X+8E  MS8X+16E   MS8X+24E   MS8X+32E 
 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  MS8X+  MS8X+8S  MS8X+16S   MS8X+24S   MS8X+32S 
 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  MS8X+2K  MS8X+4K
 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.