SANbloc 2Gb RAID
3U RAID solution with Fibre Channel host interface and Fibre Channel interface to drives
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Microsoft Windows 2000
Microsoft Windows NT
Microsoft Windows Server 2003
Microsoft Windows XP

Red Hat Linux

Red Hat Linux 7
Red Hat Linux 8
Red Hat Linux 9


Sun Solaris

  Dual RAID controllers offer exceptional performance and reliability for both throughput and transaction intensive applications
Key Differentiators
  Highest performance RAID subsystem. End-to-end Fibre Channel solution, with Spheras Software for centralized remote monitoring/management and server resistant multipath management
Customer Needs
  High performance, high availability storage solution. Exceptional scalability in capacity and performance ideal for high bandwidth applications.
System Environment
  Spheras Storage Director management GUI supported under Windows, Linux. OS Independent via serial port management
Hot Swap and Redundant Components
RAID controllers, disk drives, power supplies, AC power cords, cooling modules, Concentrator Services Modules (not hot-swappable) Enclosure Services Modules (not hot-swappable)
Network or Host Interface
2 Gb Fibre Channel
Data Transfer Rate
Greater than 100,000 IOPS and over 350 MByte/sec with a single controller
Package Contents
SANbloc 2Gb RAID including:
  • 3U, 14 bay, Fibre ChanneI drive enclosure
  • 2 Power Supply Units
  • 2 Advanced Cooling Modules
  • 2 Power cords
  • Hardware Installation Guide
  • Spheras Storage Director Software
CD containing:
  • Spheras Storage Director management software
  • User Manual and Quick Install Guide (PDF)
  • (Disk drives sold seperately)
3-year warranty on subsystems (5 year warranty on Fibre Channel disk drives)

Number of RAID Controllers

One or two

Host/Device Data Burst Rate

One or two Gbit full duplex

Number of Host Channels

One or Two

Number of Device Channels

One or Two

Bus Configurations

Dual independent FC loops

Backplane design

Passive single backplane

Error Notification

Enclosure services via in-band SES, LEDs, audible alarms, FRU revision and serial number reporting, events reported to Storage Director

Number of Drive Bays


Drive Types

3.5" form factor, 1.0" height

Drive Capacity

300GB 10K rpm FC
146GB 10K rpm FC
73GB 10K rpm FC

146GB 15K rpm FC
73GB 15K rpm FC
36GB 15K rpm FC

Maximum Capacity per Enclosure


Advanced RAID Features

  • Dual active with automatic, transparent failover/failback
  • Auto-negotiate speeds
  • In-band and out-of-band management
  • Replacement controller reflashes firmware to match peer controller
  • Selective LUN deletion
  • LUN Masking - up to 32 LUNs and 256 host ports supported
  • F_port and FL_port support
  • Cache coherency
  • Battery protected mirrored write cache
  • Write through, write back or read-ahead cache support per logical device
  • Variable cache line size
  • Controller-to-controller communications across back-end loops
  • Disk scrubbing and soft disk addressing

  • Input Voltage

    85 264 VAC (autoranging)

    Input Current

    100-240 VAC @10-5 A

    Input Frequency



    H- 5.22 inches, W- 17.5 inches, D- 20 inches


    60Lbs (with drives)