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Thursday, 14 April 2011

Sans Digital MobileRaid MR8X6 Tower Storage Solution Debuts

Sans Digital, a leading provider of high performance storage subsystems, is introducing an 8-bay hardware RAID-embedded tower solution utilizing the latest 6G SAS interface. Supporting 6G SAS or 6G SATA hard drives, the MobileRAID MR8X6 comes standard with SFF-8088 6G SAS interfaces providing over 800MB/s solution in a compact attractive tower. The MR8X6 is a DAS (directed attached storage) solution extremely suitable for applications that require high speed data transfer rate such as video editing or enterprise server database applications.

The MR8X6 includes many features that are previously only available in enterprise rackmount storage systems. Enterprise features such as storage expansion through its built-in expansion port, online RAID expansion without system downtimes, remote storage management and e-mail notification for critical events all come standard without additional charges. Many video/audio creative professionals will benefit from the Sans Digital MR8X6 as it provides super fast data transfer rate along with enterprise features all in a smaller tower form factor at lower noise level. The MR8X6 also provides storage expansion of up to 7 more MS8X6 (SAS JBOD Expansion Tower) utilizing the same hardware RAID controller in the MR8X6.

The MR8X6 supports both 6G SAS and 6G SATA hard drives and provides hardware RAID 0,1, 5, 6, 10, 50 and 60 data protection against potential hard drives failures. The built-in hardware RAID processor performs complex RAID algorithm calculations, offloading the CPU utilization resources from the host computers or servers. The MR8X6 also supports clustering applications and storage fail-over with its dual channel SAS interfaces. The RAID processor is built-in into the MR8X6, resulting in virtually no OS compatibility issue that is normally associated with RAID controller device drivers. MR8X6 supports Windows including Windows Server 2008 SCSI-3 persistent target requirements for clustering, MAC and also Linux. Virtualization applications including VMware ESX/ESXi Vshpere, Critix XGen Server and Microsoft Hyper-V are also supported.

"The MobileRAID MR8X6 is a versatile RAID storage product that could be utilized in a large variety of data storage applications," said Stanley Chan, Director of Business Development of Sans Digital. "Customers could now enjoy the industrial leading performance benefits and versatility of SAS with RAID protection in a portable elegant tower unit." The MobileRAID MR8X6 is currently available for $3,750. For more information on the MR8X6, please visit:

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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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