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iStoragePro 8 Bay 2U Rack Mount 6G Expander Enclosure

iR8SAE6G - iStoragePro 8 Bay 2U Rack Mount 6G Expander Enclosure

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iStoragePro IR8SAE6G

6G SAS 8 bay RACK Mount Enclosure
for use with SAS or SATA Drives
              OVER 800 MB⁄s!

* SAS Expander Storage *

Ir8 Front view    The iStoragePro iR8 SAE6G SAS Expander chassis is a 2U rack style enclosure sporting a smooth, modern design that complements any rack environment. With SAS expanders, you can connect up to 15 of these enclosures. The iStoragePro iR8SAE6G Rack Enclosures are equipped with iStoragePro high performance 6G SAS expansion technology, designed with one Mini-SAS 8088 cable connection to a computer installed 6Gb⁄s SAS Controller. These enclosures also have two expansion ports to allow Daisy Chaining multiple enclosures off of a single SAS Card. This efficient SAS interface provides a cost effective solution without compromising performance or reliability.

  The SAE6G Enclosure connects to your computer installed 6Gb⁄s SAS Controller with 1 Mini-SAS 8088 cable allowing up to 861 MB⁄s Reads and 940 MB⁄s Writes while configured as a RAID 5. And you can double that performance, and the capacity, when installing a second 8 drive enclosure and RAIDing across all 16 drives. (Performance depends on the specific SAS Card used) MacGurus recommends the Areca ARC-1883x 6G SAS Hardware RAID card for use with these enclosures. That card is a killer solution to giving the most reliable and fastest storage possible. You'll need a 6G to 12G cable if you plan to use this card.

6GB SAS Logo Future proof Thunderbolt compatibility. These enclosures run off PCIe mounted RAID controllers. Areca has provided Thunderbolt drivers for their Enterprise class 1882 controller family. When you move your work to a new platform that has Thunderbolt instead of PCIe slots, we simply use a Thunderbolt to PCIe expansion adapter and continue use without need for reformatting and at the same extreme performance levels as enjoyed in a PCIe slot.

 Personal notes: iStoragePro makes one of the best engineered lineup of hgh end SAS enclosures available today. This is serious Enterprise Class gear, with a capital 'E'. They have superb functional drive trays, quiet cooling and great power supplies. They will last for years and years and are usually upgradable as newer interfaces inevitably replace older ones. As high end photo and video storage they cannot be beat   ~Rick

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