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Sans Digital 8-Bay eSATA RAID 0/1/10/5/JBOD Tower Storage Enclosure w/ 6G PCIe Card TR8M+ (Silver)

  • SATA
  • 8 x Hot-Swappable 3.5" Drive Bays
  • RAID 0, 1, 10, 5, 5+spare, Spanning and JBOD (via Bundled RR622 RAID Controller Card)
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The TowerRAID TR8M+B is a compact RAID tower utilizing the latest SATA II port multiplier technology where two eSATA cable connects to eight SATA hard drives. Bundled with a high performance PCIe 2.0 x1 RAID controller card RR622, its RAID 5 performance is capable of reaching over 250MB/s. Online expansion is a feature included in the controller card which allows the RAID to be expanded without the need to recreate the storage space or erase the existing data. Advanced monitoring functions include real time hard drives health status and e-mail notification for critical events.

Designed with easy installation in mind, the TR8M+B is designed with eight hot-swappable tray modules so that hard drives could be removed and installed with ease. The included dual-port eSATA 6Gb/s PCIe 2.0 x1 RAID controller card allows the connection of eight hard drives using only two cables, while all drives could be configured into a single or multiple RAID arrays, providing over 200MB/s in performance.

  • newegg 8-Bay Storage System Featuring two eSATA connectors with the latest SATA II Port Multiplier technology, the SANS DIGITAL TR8M+B storage subsystem allows you to connect eight hard drives using two eSATA cables, offering a convenient, cost-efficient storage for home/small office use.
  • newegg RR622 SATA III RAID Controller Included The bundled RR622 dual-port eSATA 6Gb/s PCIe 2.0 x1 RAID controller card provides over 250MB/s of RAID 5 performance.
  • newegg Data Protection The SANS DIGTTAL TR8M+B support multiple RAID modes including RAID 0, 1, 10, 5, 5+spare, Spanning and JBOD (via Bundled RR622 RAID Controller Card) for enhanced performance and/or data integrity.
  • newegg Online Expansion Online expansion allows you to increase the capacity without the need to recreate the RAID volume or erase the existing data.
  • newegg Status Monitoring Built-in real time hard drive health monitoring and email notification for critical events help you keep up to date with the system status.


Learn more about the SANS DIGITAL TR8M+

Model

Brand
SANS DIGITAL
Series
TowerRAID
Model
TR8M+

General Spec

Drive
SATA
External I/O
eSATA (via Port Multiplier)
RAID Levels
RAID 0, 1, 10, 5, 5+spare, Spanning and JBOD (via Bundled RR622 RAID Controller Card)

Expansion

3.5" Drive Bays
8 x Hot-Swappable

System Management

OS Supported
Supports PC, Linux and MAC OS, including Windows 7 and Snow Leopard

Mechanical Spec

Power Supply
300W (90V-264V)

General Spec

Dimensions
5.9"W x 13.4"H x 13.4"D
Weight
13.0 lbs.
Features
Form Factor: Compact Tower

Maximum Capacity: 32TB

Cooling Fan: 4.7" Ball Bearing Fan

Status Indicators: Status and Power LEDs

Bundled with RR622 RAID controller card for over 250MB/s RAID 5 performance.

Backward compatible with PCIe 1.0.

Supports online expansion to expand capacity without the need to recreate the RAID volume and erase the existing data.

Built-in real time hard drive health monitoring and e-mail notification for critical events.

Packaging

Package Contents
TR8M+
8 x Hard Drive Trays
Power Cord
2 x eSATA Cable
RR622 Dual-Port eSATA 6Gb/s PCIe 2.0 x1 RAID Controller
Screws (1 set)
Quick Installation Manual & CD

Quick Info

Warranty

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


Customer Reviews of the SANS DIGITAL TR8M+

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  • Kenneth W.
  • 7/24/2013 10:29:59 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

4 out of 5 eggsSans Digital Tower Raid

Pros: Works as advertised. Simple to install drives, set up and maintain. Have had no problems with the unit, just a couple of drives. The unit automatically subbed in an extra drive I had marked as a spare. Worked great. Let me hot swap out the bad drive. I couldn't really gauge the rebuild time as I hadn't put anything on the drive yet.

Cons: The one con that was obvious right away when I set the tower up was the power button. It's not a 4 second hold button, it's a simple push on/off button, and it sits right on the front of the case. It WILL get accidentally turned off at some point. Why couldn't it have been a rocker switch on the back, or if they really wanted it on the front, make it a soft-off. Not a hard mechanical push on/off switch!

Other Thoughts: Not too much a con, but the raid card is a bit slow to recognize the drives and boot. The machine we have it on is always on, so this isn't really a problem for us, but I imagine it will get mighty annoying for anyone who boots relatively often. Or even daily boots, would drive me to look for another raid card.

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