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PROMISE VessRAID VR1830INAC2C RAID 0/1/1E/5/6/10/50/60 12 3.5" Drive Bays Quad Ports full-duplex 1Gb iSCSI 2U 12-Bay 16TB RAID Sub-System

  • SAS & SATA
  • 12 3.5" Drive Bays
  • RAID 0/1/1E/5/6/10/50/60

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VessRAID 1000i features 2U/3U 8 to 16 bays quad ports iSCSI RAID6 subsystem that can function as a direct attached storage (DAS), in a storage area network (SAN), and with VessJBOD expansion, offering a comprehensive storage portfolio for business critical applications in hopes to protect all of your valuable data.


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Model

Brand
PROMISE
Series
VessRAID
Model
VR1830INAC2C

Details

Drive
SAS & SATA
External I/O
Quad Ports full-duplex 1Gb iSCSI
RAID Levels
RAID 0/1/1E/5/6/10/50/60
Hot-spares
Global or dedicated with revertible option
Max LUNs per subsystem
256
Max LUNs per array
32

Expansion

3.5" Drive Bays
12

System Management

OS Supported
Windows 2000, XP, 2003, Vista, 2008, RedHat Linux, SuSE Linux, FreeBSD 7.0 (VMware vSphere 4.0 support for iSCSI models)

Mechanical Spec

Power Supply
Dual 350W 90-264V full-ranging w/PFC 80PLUS PSU

Environmental

Temperature
5 to 40°C
Humidity
10% to 80% non-condensing

Features

Features
Processor: Single Intel IOP348 800MHz

Data Cache: 512MB factory installed ECC memory upgradeable to 2GB, Optional Battery Backup Unit

Command Queue Depth: 1024

PROMISE Expansion Port: 2U/12 features 1x SAS-wide (x4) port for VessJBOD series

Dimensions & Weight

Dimensions
3.5" x 17.6" x 18.1"
Weight
27.78 lbs. w/o drives
44.97 lbs. w/ drives

Package Contents

Package Contents
VESSRAID 2U Unit w/ 8 2TB SATA hard drives installed and tested
Rack Mounting Rail
RJ1 1-to-DB9 Serial Data Cable, 2x Power Cords
Quick Start Guide, Set of Screws, CD (Product Manual, SNMP files, QSG)
Warranty, Returns, And Additional Information
  • Warranty
  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years
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Customer Reviews of the Promise Tech. VR1830INAC2C

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  • ED F.
  • 5/28/2013 2:00:08 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

4 out of 5 eggsCost effective big data

Pros: I have used the VessRAID 1830i and vtrak m310i units from Promise and have been very pleased. They have competed well against MUCH more expensive options from other vendors. The VessRAID has lots of options that would make it compelling for lots of SoHo uses, but I use it exclusively for iscsi block storage.

I fill these full of 2TB drives and use RAID 6, providing 20TB of usable space for each 2u device. I connect them to a linux server as block storage, and assemble the 20TB block devices into a software Raid5 volume. This lets me keep a valid volume even if I lose a whole box. (Hasn't happened yet except for testing) but mostly I depend on the Vess detection of failed drives and rebuild. Currently supporting 60TB of usable storage in a single XFS volume.

Construction is solid, if not snazzy. Carriers fit reliably and snugly into carrier. Drives attach solidly and simply to carrier. Replacing a 2TB drive with 3TB drive works just fine, future-proofing. Phone support was knowledgable and responsive the one time I used them.

Cons: some performance degradation when drives are in pre-fail, before the carrier decides to mark the drive entirely dead. Carriers use screws to hold drives. Simple, compatible, but tedious if you buy 8 carriers and 8 drives to fill out 2 arrays that came 8/12 full. Some parts of web interface are confusing. Initial setup may be easiest with serial cable and terminal, depending on your skill set.

Other Thoughts: These aren't getting cheaper. Perhaps the line is gaining a proper reputation for reliability, but the price has gone up on these units every year I've been watching. Buy now. Perhaps we can keep the price down if we buy enough volume?

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