EliteSTOR & EliteRAID enclosures from Sans Digital

Oct. 19, 2012
compact, rack-mountable enclosures designed to house 2.5” inch SATA, SAS, and SSD hard drives

City of Industry, CA - September 27, 2012 - Sans Digital, a leading provider of high performance storage subsystems, is releasing a new line of compact rack mountable enclosures specially designed to house 2.5” inch SATA, SAS, and SSD hard drives. Based on the industry proven EliteSTOR and EliteRAID product line, the 2.5” inch hard drive enclosure solution features two options to connect your host computer, high-performance SAS or iSCSI. These connections allow for a more reliable and performing solution for users looking holding 8, 16, or 24, 2.5” inch SATA, SAS, or SSD hard drives on a direct attached storage (DAS).

The EliteSTOR ES108X+B, ES108X6+B, ES216X6+B, and ES224X6+B are SAS JBOD rackmounts for high capacity storage solution built for 2.5" hard drive form factor. Utilizing the latest SAS and 6G SAS expander technology (6G SAS Expander available on the ES108X6+B, ES216X6+B, and ES224X6+B models only) provides up to 24 Gb/s or 2400MB/s of bandwidth to fulfill the most demanding applications (performance varies depending on model and amount of hard drives used). The EliteSTOR ES108X+B, ES108X6+B, ES216X6+B, and ES224X6+B supports 2.5" SATA, SAS 6Gbps, or SSD and is backward compatible to 3Gbps SAS, SATA, and SSD hard drives. All models support the latest SAS technology which enables the user to use multiple 2.5" inch SAS, SATA, SSD drives using only one mini-SAS cable. All necessary hardware comes standard including mini-SAS cable, hard drives tray modules and built-in mounting rail. The EliteSTOR 2.5” hard drive enclosures is truly the ideal storage expansion solution for servers or high performance video editing workstations.

The EliteSTOR 1U, 8-bays, JBODs consist of ES108X+B (SAS/SATA to 2 * mini-SAS), ES108X6+B (SAS/ SATA to SAS expansion) which gives the customer the choice of non-expandable or expandable SAS connections for their SAS or SATA 2.5” hard drives. For the larger capacity EliteSTOR 2U 16-bay JBOD consist of the ES216X6+B SAS/SATA to SAS Expander and the 2U 24-bay ES224X6+B SAS/SATA to SAS Expander. Both JBOD enclosures come standard with SAS expansion capabilities which enable the user to daisy chain multiple units providing an economical and future proof way to expand existing data capacity.

For users looking for an iSCSI solution for their 2.5” SATA, SAS, or SSD hard drives, Sans Digital is bringing to the storage market the EliteRAID 1U, 8-bays ER108I+B (SATA to 2 * Gigabit Ethernet, iSCSI) and the 2U, 16-bay, ER216I+B (SATA to 4 * Gigabit Ethernet, iSCSI) both features a built-in RAID controller and multiple Gigabit Ethernet ports. The ER108I+B is a dual channel iSCSI storage while the ER216I+B is a quad channel iSCSI storage that supports advanced features, such as Multiple Channel per Session (MC/S), iSCSI jumbo frame and Microsoft MPIO. SCSI-3 persistent target is supported for clustering server application. Built-in Web GUI management interface and event notification E-mail, SNMP trap, browser pop-up Windows, syslog and Windows Messenger allow administrator to monitor the status with ease.

Beside RAID5, Mirroring (RAID 1) and Striping (RAID 0), ER108I+B and the ER216I+B both supports RAID 6 to protect against up to 2 hard drive failures or defects. Utilizing SATA, SAS, or SSD as the host interfaces, and ER108I+B dual gigabit Ethernet port (up to 190MB/s) and ER216I+B quad gigabit ports (up to 390MB/s), are guaranteed to achieve the best performance with fail-safe file protection.

“Sans Digital’s newest 2.5” drive storage solutions together with the SAS and iSCSI features, offers new functionalities, improved optimization and cost-effective growth plan designed to meet the today’s demanding data storage needs.” said Stanley Chan, Director of Business Development. “For more information on the newest EliteSTOR and EliteRAID series, please visit the following web link http://www.sansdigital.com

Pricing and Availability
Sans Digital the new 2.5” inch EliteSTOR and EliteRAID models are available now and backed by 3 years limited hardware warranty. For more information, contact [email protected]

About Sans Digital
Sans Digital, a leading provider of high performance storage subsystems is devoted to providing the highest quality storage devices with great flexibility, performance, aesthetics and value. Sans Digital offers hot-swappable JBOD and RAID storage products for direct attached storage, network attached storage, and storage area network to customers ranging from SOHO (Small Office, Home Office), SMB (Small, Medium Business) to enterprises worldwide.

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