The Accusys ExaSAN A08S3-PS is the first PCIe 3.0 Desktop Storage model of the ExaSAN family, this 8-bay RAID system supports SAS or SATA drives (up to 8TB Capacity HDD). The Accusys ExaSAN A08S3-PS retains the style and professional design of its predecessor (A08S2-TS) but now uses PCIe 3.0 technology in its central core for a sustained low latency throughput of 1200MB/s. By connecting two A08S3-PS to an ExaSAN Dual Port 3.0 HBA doubles the performance to 2400MB/s to the workstation.
Hi-Speed - Low Latency Interface
Suitable for Media work groups, the ExaSAN A08S3-PS differs from other interfaces that double the time of signal transportation. The ExaSAN A08S3-PS PCIe Gen3 interface provides the highest speed, lowest latency and consistent stabilised data flow. The ExaSAN A08S3-PS supports both 6Gb SAS or 6Gb SATA hard-disks, users can select hard drives according to their usage and budget (some higher capacity drives have a slower performance/ IOPS (Input Outputs Per Second) than their lower capacity counter parts).
For users who pursue a cost-friendly storage system, SATA HDD is an ideal choice to build up a 64TB-large capacity, for users who demand high data security, they can choose high stability and optimized performance SAS HDD to process high data flow. Based on PCIe 3.0 high specification, which provides 800MB/s bandwidth per channel, the A08S3-PS has four data transmission channel, making a total of 32Gb/s of bandwidth!
With a throughput up to 1200MB/s, A08S3-PS is powerful and is capable of meeting most requirements of post-production workflows. The A08S3-PS high performance not only maximises the utilisation of every HDD but also compliments the efficiency and demands of high end film editing, grading and processes in media workgroups.
Unique design for cooling
Different from regular Desktop Storage solutions where the RAID card is combined with a JBOD, the RAID controller of A08S3-PS is equipped with two 12cm x 12cm low radiation and low-noise FAN modules, which prevents overheating and maximises the cooling efficiency.
Functionality for Reliability
Video streaming applications require smooth, steady and sustained performance to prevent frame dropping. To overcome these issues, Accusys provides two technologies; EQ Mode and DLP.
By using the RAIDGuard X GUI, the “Performance Equalization mode” can be used to prevent frame drops, ensuring smooth I/Os, and achieve stable performance with the smallest peaks in bandwidth fluctuation, meaning that users can regain as much as 20% performance increase.
DLP (Disk Lag Proof)
RAIDGuard X also utilizes DLP technology. In the event of a single hard disk read degradation, delay or aging, the other hard disks in the RAID set can resume stable I/O data transfer of corrected data in real-time based on RAID parity.
Sustained Performance up to approximately 1200 MB/s
Capacity up to 64TB (based on 8TB HDD)
Supports RAID Level 0, 1, 5, 6, 10, JBOD
PCIe 3.0 32 Gb bandwidth (optional 20Gb Thunderbolt 2 interface)
Compatible with 3.5” and 2.5” SATA/SAS enterprise hard disks (2.5" required optional 2.5" to 3.5" adapter)
PCIe / Thunderbolt SAN ready
Redundant power supply (Optional)
Cross platform Windows: XP/2003/2008/2012 and Windows 7, 8.1 (32/64bit), Linux: RHEL, SUSE, CentOS, MAC: OS X(10.6, 10.7, 10.8, 10.9)
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