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Sans Digital 8-Bay SAS/SATA RAID 5 Tower Storage Enclosure w/ 6G PCIe 2.0 x8 TTR8X+P (Silver)

  • SAS & SATA
  • 8 x Hot-Swappable 3.5" Drive Bays
  • 0, 1, 1+0, 5, and JBOD (w/ Hot Spare)
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Learn more about the SANS DIGITAL TR8X+P

Model

Brand
SANS DIGITAL
Series
TowerRAID
Model
TR8X+P

General Spec

Drive
6G SAS & SATA
External I/O
2 x mini-SAS (SFF-8088)
RAID Levels
RAID 0, 1, 1+0, 5, and JBOD (w/ Hot Spare)

Expansion

3.5" Drive Bays
8 x Hot-Swappable

System Management

OS Supported
Supports PC, MAC and Linux. VMware ESX/ESXi 4.0 supported.

Mechanical Spec

Power Supply
250W (90V-264V)

General Spec

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

Maximum Capacity: 32TB

Control Interface: Web Based Interface

Cooling Fan: 4.7" Ball Bearing

Status Indicators: Status and Power LEDs

PCIe 2.0 x8 6G controller allows the offload of RAID calculation to controller card.

Complete RAID storage solutions, no extra component needed.

High Performance delivery over 650MB/s read write performance.

Cable-less backplane design supporting the hot-swap of SATA 6G and SAS 6G hard drives with removable trays.

Supports plug & play for easy installation.

Compact enclosure with dust-free cover.

Packaging

Package Contents
TR8X+P
8 x Hard Drive Trays
RR2722 PCIe 2.0 x8 6G RAID controller
Power Cord
2 x Mini-SAS to Mini-SAS Cable
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 TR8X+P

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  • Daniel S.
  • 8/14/2013 11:10:59 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorks Well

Pros: Works as advertised with no issues.

One note, you cannot install a operating system on this SAS/SATA. Its only used as a data storage.

I used 4 Western Digital Red 2TB drives in a RAID5 and have zero complaints for speed or compatibility.

I use it for hosting my websites, my 3 virtual machines and my personal media that I access from other LAN workstations and laptops.

Cons: none

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  • Donald B.
  • 8/15/2011 11:31:29 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsOutstanding!

Pros: Lives up to advertised sustained read and write speeds.
Easily handles uncompress HD video stream.
Fan is quiet compared to other enclosures in this category. Awsome controller with many features you would find on more expense cards. Great value!

Cons: The door on the front is plastic and not metal like the rest of the unit.

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  • Anonymous
  • 7/16/2011 1:26:04 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

4 out of 5 eggsGood RAID all-in-one product

Pros: *** This review is actually for the TowerRAID TR8X-BP product but since Sans Digital cancelled that product I thought I would give my thoughts here. ***

Decent enough case. Good power supply from what I could tell. The HD trays are a little flimsy but work okay. I used 8 Hitachi Deskstar H3IK20003272SP (0S02861) drives which are consumer drives but they aren't very fast so the most I ever got in terms of speed on my RAID5 setup was about 350-400 Mb/sec. I assume if I used enterprise drives or even the VelociRaptor drives (WD6000HLHX) the speed probably would have been closer to their 750 Mb/sec as stated on their website.

The RocketRAID 2722 SAS 2.0 card is a decent card.

Cons: The HD trays a little flimsy but usable. I mean how often are you going to change the drives?

The SAS cables are good but a little short. I would have preferred 2 meters instead of 1 meter.

Other Thoughts: Good overall. This is good for a medium user who wants a lot of diskspace -- up to 8 x 3 Tb.

I see now their set up allows 3 Tb drives so that must be the only difference from the TR8X-BP and the TR8X+P.

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