Cost-Effectively Expand Storage Capacity Without Straining IT
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- Direct attached entry-level SAS RAID solution
- Mix and match SAS and SATA drives to achieve theright
performance, reliability, and price
- Upgrade or reallocate just by swapping out disks
- Easily scale storage capacity to meet growing data needs
- Includes standard RAID levels 0, 1, 5, 10, 50
- Includes the industry’s most advanced data protection with
RAID 6, 60, 1E, 5EE, Copyback Hot Spare and optional Snapshot Backup
- Online Capacity Expansion makes new capacity immediately
available without RAID rebuilds
- Optimized Disk Utilization maximizes capacity usage, even when
disks are of different sizes
Every company is faced with a rapidly growing amount of business
data this that must be continuously available to all the employees who need it.
The latest regulations require business data to be retained and accessible for
years, even after it is no longer critical for daily business. It all adds up to
data that can easily overwhelm available storage resources.
The Challenge: Easy, Cost-Effective Capacity Scaling
62% of small businesses and 56% of medium-sized businesses still
rely on direct attached storage using internal disks, according to IDC. Direct
attached storage offers the virtues of low cost, high reliability, and easy
management, but it is difficult to scale. Adding capacity requires opening the
server and adding individual disks. Eventually, there is no more room to add
disks. Yet, many IT managers are reluctant to move to a networked storage
solution, fearing that it will require extra cost, increased time to implement
and complexity that will strain already-tight IT resources.
The Solution: Direct Attached SAS RAID with Adaptec Serial
Attached SCSI RAID 4805SAS/4800SAS Controllers and SANbloc S50 JBOD
The Adaptec Serial Attached SCSI RAID 4805SAS/4800SAS
controllers and SANblocS50 JBOD put the performance, reliability and investment
protection of the Adaptec Unified Serial™ Architecture together in one complete,
convenient storage expansion solution. It allows easy external expansion of DAS
without moving to networked storage, and managing all the attached capacity with
the same, familiar Adaptec Storage Manager interface that manages DAS. Each
SANbloc S50 JBOD holds up to 12 disks. Daisy-chaining provides massive
scalability. Connect up to eight JBOD units to the Adaptec 4805SAS/4800SAS RAID
controller. You have the flexibility to install Serial ATA (SATA) drives for low
cost and high capacity, Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) drives for high performance,
or mix them in the same system to achieve the right price/performance balance.
Upgrading or reallocating storage later is as easy as swapping out disks.
How it Works
Simply install the Adaptec 4805SAS (PCIe) or 4800SAS (PCI-X)
card into your server. Then, connect the S50 JBOD and populate it with SATA
and/or SAS drives.As your storage needs grow, attach additional JBODs by daisy
chaining them to each other. Each SANbloc S50 can accommodate up to 9TB of SATA
disks or 3.6TB of SAS disks.
Easy-to-Use Storage Management
This solution uses the same, familiar Adaptec Storage Manager (ASM)
that many IT managers already know. The intuitive ASM tool centralizes
management of all Adaptec RAID cards in the company. Remotely configure,
monitor, and manage RAID through secure, encrypted communication. Pop-up tips
and online help simplify RAID array creation and management.
Unmatched Data Protection
Adaptec delivers a proven RAID
core hardened over years of use in demanding environments. The Adaptec
4805SAS/4800SAS controller offers the most advanced RAID feature set with RAID
0, 1, 5, 10, 50, RAID Level Migration, and Online Capacity Expansion without
downtime. Then we take it farther with the Adaptec Advanced Data Protection
Suite, standard with Adaptec 4805SAS/4800SAS controllers. Enjoy the dual drive
failure protection of RAID 6 and 60, the ability to mirror across an odd number
of disks with RAID 1E, and the ability to use a hot spare while using all the
drives for data of RAID 5EE. Copyback Hot Spare allows you to designate a drive
location as a hot spare. After drive replacement, the controller migrates back
to the original configuration. Optional Snapshot Backup creates
point-in-time copies of an array for better data backup.
True Reliability and Fault Tolerance
Hot-swappable drives and redundant, hotswappable power and
cooling are standard with the SANbloc S50. Plus, each disk drive has its own
dedicated 3Gb SAS channel and point-to-point connection. Unlike traditional SCSI
where a failed drive can bring down the entire bus, the SANbloc S50 isolates the
failure to the affected drive.
This solution is ideal
for data- and transaction-intensive applications. The dual SAS host connections
of the SANbloc S50 transfer terabytes of data at up to 1200MB/s each, for an
aggregate bandwidth of 2400MB/s. The Adaptec 4805SAS/4800SAS transfers data at
rates up to 3Gb/s, then about 300MB/s, per port.