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SANS DIGITAL EliteRAID ER208I+B 0, 1, 0+1, 3, 5, 6, 10, 30, 50, 60, JBOD 8 x Hot-Swappable 3.5" Drive Bays 2U 8 Bay SATA to iSCSI 2x GbE RAID 60 Rackmount

  • SATA 1.5 & 3Gb/s
  • 8 x Hot-Swappable 3.5" Drive Bays
  • 0, 1, 0+1, 3, 5, 6, 10, 30, 50, 60, JBOD
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The EliteRAID ER208I+B is the latest hardware RAID storage to EliteRAID iSCSI solution. ER208I+B is a 2U 8-bay dual channel iSCSI storage supporting advanced features, such as Multiple Channel per Session (MC/S), iSCSI jumbo frame and Microsoft MPIO. SCSI-3 persistent target is available for clustering server application. Built-in Web GUI management interface and event notification E-mail, SNMP trap, browser pop-up Windows, Syslog and Windows Messenger allow administrators to monitor unit status with ease. Besides RAID 5, Mirroring (RAID 1) and Striping (RAID 0), ER208I+B supports RAID 6 to protect against up to two hard drive defects. Utilizing both SATA I and SATA II host interfaces, and dual gigabit Ethernet port (up to 190MB/s), the ER208I+B is guaranteed to achieve the best performance with fail-safe file protection.

  • newegg High Performance Equipped with Intel IOP 80331 64bit processor with 512MB memory which is upgradeable to 1GB, the SANS DIGITAL ER208I+B delivers unrivaled processing power for your demanding application, reaching up to 190MB/s read/write performance.
  • newegg All Featured Design With an array of advanced functions built in, the SANS DIGITAL ER208I+B delivers outstanding ease of management, convenience of control and instant monitoring of status.
  • newegg Data Protection The SANS DIGITAL ER208I+B supports multiple RAID modes including RAID 0, 1, 3, 5, 6, 30, 50, 60, JBOD to ensure data integrity.
  • newegg N-Way Mirror Mode The SANS DIGITAL ER208I+B provides an N-Way Mirror mode to help you instantly copy data from one hard drive to several hard drives at the same time.

Learn more about the SANS DIGITAL ER208I+B

Model

Brand
SANS DIGITAL
Series
EliteRAID
Model
ER208I+B

General Spec

Drive
SATA 1.5 & 3Gb/s
Ethernet Interface
Dual Gigabit Ethernet (Up to 190MB/s)
RAID Levels
0, 1, 0+1, 3, 5, 6, 10, 30, 50, 60, JBOD
Hot-spares
Yes (Global and dedicated hot spare disks)

Expansion

3.5" Drive Bays
8 x Hot-Swappable

System Management

OS Supported
Windows 7/XP/2000/2003, Mac OS X or above, Linux 2.4 or above

Mechanical Spec

Power Supply
450W Power Supply
Input: 100V~240V
Output: 50~60Hz 200W

General Spec

Dimensions
19" x 23" x 3.5"
Weight
42 lbs.
Features
Form Factor: 2U Rackmount

CPU: Intel 80331 64-bit RISC processor

RAM: DDR 333 512MB, upgradeable to 1GB

Maximum Capacity: 24TB

Maximum Host Connections: 32

Maximum Cluster Hosts Connections: 16 hosts clustered for one volume

Maximum Logical Volumes: 256

Microsoft MPIO Support: Yes

iSCSI MC/S Support: Yes

iSCSI Jumbo Frame Support: Yes

SCSI-3 Compliant: Yes

Auto Rebuilding: Yes

Cooling Fan: 2 x 2" Cooling Fan

Status Indicators: LEDs for HDD, Temperature and Fail LED

Management UI: Web or SSH Telnet, Serial port

Safety Regulations: CE, FCC

Packaging

Package Contents
ER208I+B
Power Cord
2 x Hard Drive Keys
8 x Removable Tray Modules
Quick Installation Manual

Manufacturer Warranty

Parts
1 year limited
Labor
1 year limited

Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year


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  • Mr. G.
  • 10/25/2012 12:12:47 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsWorth considering even if not on a budget.

Pros: We are currently using two of these for iSCSI archive storage for three IP video servers at a College.. Well, I was not expecting much as one wouldn’t for taking a chance with a 3.5 HDD storage enclosure in a rack mount from a company I had not heard of and at a price that seemed way too good to be true. But the budget was tight at the time, and I did not have the funds for a Dell or HP solution so gave it a chance. Bought two of them and dumped some 2TB Seagate Constellation ES’s in there, ran the wizard to make them into a RAID5, and over two years later with 24/7 uptime I am very pleased.

Cons: Only problem (if you call it a problem) was figuring out how to expand the RAID5 from the initial 5 disks to an additional 3 I dropped in. Couldn’t figure out for the life of me how to do it. I dropped an email to their tech support and in two days had a response asking if we could have a remote session to show me how to do it. I said yes and chose a time in the options he gave. The next day the tech calls me on the nose. He had a bit of trouble getting connected to me, but once it he walked me through the steps. I couldn’t have been happier. Both enclosure now have usable space of 13TB and get hammered every 4 hours. Now if the enclosure and drives could run smoothly until I retire.

Other Thoughts: The price is just crazy when you consider the build in RAID controller for around $3500 you can have 14TB of storage in a RAID5. I know use it as the standard for all the new video servers.

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  • Heather M.
  • 3/21/2012 7:10:03 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat storage array!

Pros: Affordable, fast and easy to setup and use.

Cons: None so far

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  • Anonymous
  • 12/8/2010 7:03:41 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggsFirst Sans Digital product - very pleased.

Pros: Good packaging came secure in a heavy duty box - nothing moves around. Overall very happy. Easy to set-up, nothing to install. I use this for my home central storage and for fast VMware server deployment. I bought the open box (sorry there was only 1 - paid $990). I will keep it simple.

1. Well Built
2. Cheaply upgradeable cache from 512MB to 1GB with memory you may already have laying around - only 1 slot. DDR Ram.
3. 3 NIC connections - one for admin - 2 for throughput. 190 MB/s is achievable.
4. Easy Web GUI - set on DHCP from the factory - install in rack, plug in drives, connect to network, turn on, open IP in browser - configure.
5. RAILS RAILS RAILS - there is no mention of this either here or on the Sans Digital website but the rails come with it, already installed and very high quality and very heavy duty.
6. Thought I read it has redundant power built in - will look tonight.

Would definitely recommend this product to anyone if iSCSI is what you are looking for.

Cons: I have no cons - only wish they would have made the case not as deep - with pull handles the overall depth (length?) is 23" and I have a small rack enclosure for house and rear clearance is tight. There is empty space in the enclosure if you pop off the cover, they could have made the unit smaller. I will be buying Sans Digital again if the opportunity comes up.

Other Thoughts: I have this unit in a small rack with a Tyan GT14 2X4 core AMD server - boot Tyan has no drives in it - just an 8GB USB drive running VMware and all the storage is on the ER208i+B unit. 8 X 1TB drives. I run various VMware servers, and everything configures as the documentation states. This unit is on the VMware Certified list for iSCSI storage devices. Will be running Astaro VM and OpenFiler VM on the Tyan with the iSCSI in the next week. Overall very happy with purchase.

I have PDFs of the Quick Install and Detailed Users Manuals will try and find a place to upload and link as they are NOT available on the Sans Digital website.

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