The MacGurus' hunt was on for an Enterprise class SAS manufacturer that satisfied not only our strict quality standards but met our never ending need for more speed. We needed a manufacturer that not only builds great products, but SUPPORTS them too. And continues that support over time. We spent long months searching and rejecting, and found our manufacturer in iStoragePro. This is great stuff. It runs like it's supposed to. The quality is superb. The customer support when we need something is stellar. And the products are works of mechanical art. And to top it off, the performance screams! We are very proud to carry them. You'll be proud to own and rely on them for your high end data storage needs.
iStoragePro has several lines of SAS RAID enclosures. MiniSAS Enclosures are the basic system of choice for maximum reliability and speeds with a constrained expansion capability. Expander technology allows almost unlimited growth in capacity while maintaining performance. Also listed are the RAID cards we highly recommend you attach to your iStoragePro SAS enclosures. Last is a comprehensive accessories and parts page for both setting up and maintaining your storage systems.
iStoragePro 12G and 6G SAS Expander Enclosures
The iStoragePro Expander enclosures are chainable, connecting up to 15 enclosures and 256 drives to a single RAID card. These systems can be built using SAS or SATA drives. Built in rack models or an 8 bay tower. These 12Gb/sec systems are extremely fast and vitually unlimited expandability. Requires an Expander Capable 12Gb/sec SAS RAID Card like the superb Areca 1883x. Performance on a single 16 drive enclosure can exceed 2000 MB/sec. These enclosures attach using a single MiniSAS external cable and have 2 more ports on the enclosure to chain on additional expander enclosures. ........more
iStoragePro 12G and 6G MiniSAS Enclosures
The iStoragePro MinSAS enclosures are non-expander enclosures. They're a less costly solution for the user who does not need to expand their RAID past 8 drives. The PCIe RAID controller cards that you use can support expanders, or not. MacGurus carries the Areca 1223x, which is a non expander RAID card, admirably suited to running an 8 drive SAS RAID. Performance is typically in the 7-800 MB/sec range with all 8 drives in a RAID5 .....more
Areca RAID cards
Once you have choosen your enclosures, the next step is to pick the right card to run them on. We carry the Areca ARC1883x, an Enterprise class PCIe 12GB/sec SAS RAID controller card for both expander storage and non expander storage. Also listed is the Areca ARC-1223x, a PCIe 6GB/sec SAS RAID controller for non-expander storage. ....more
iStoragePro SAS Accessories
Cables, drive trays, power supplies. Find them here.