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SANS DIGITAL MobileSTOR MS28X JBOD 2 x mini-SAS (SFF8088) 8 Bay 2.5 tower SAS/SSD/SATA to mini-SAS JBOD Storage

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  • SAS & SATA
  • JBOD

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The MobileSTOR MS28X Series is a 8-bay tower with a dual mini-SAS connection which provides high performance JBOD storage. Utilizing high bandwidth mini-SAS (SFF-8088) cabling, the MS28X supports SAS or SATA hard drives to deliver superior read / write speeds that are crucial in performance-driven environments such as video editing industry and server application. Two mini-SAS ports combine eight hard drive connections into two cables, and reduce possible points of failures while preserving uninterrupted data transfer. The MS28X also supports SATA and SAS drives, allowing users to have the option to choose between high performance and high capacity storage solutions. Hard drive and RAID controller bundle options are available. When utilizing a SAS or SATA RAID controller, the unit could effortlessly support multi-streaming of compressed high-quality playback or a single-stream of uncompressed 10-bit high definition video under various RAID modes.

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External I/O
2 x mini-SAS (SFF8088)
RAID Levels
Supported via RAID controller


2.5" Drive Bays
8 x Hot-Swappable

Mechanical Spec

Power Supply
150W, Auto switch for 100V - 240V; 50 - 60Hz


Form Factor: 8 bay Tower

Maximum Capacity: 8TB

Host Interface & Transfer Rate: Mini-SAS * 2 (2400 Gb/s mini-SAS interface)

Auto Rebuilding: Supported via RAID controller

Cooling Fan: Ball Bearing Cooling Fan x 3

Status Indicators: LEDs for HDD, Temperature and Fail LED

Supports 9.5mm and 12.5mm hard drives height

Supports industry standard RAID controllers, including 3 Ware/LSI, ATTO, Adaptec, Areca, Intel and HP.

Dimensions & Weight

5.5" x 7.0" x 10.5"
9 lbs.

Package Contents

Package Contents
8 x Removable Tray Modules
Power Cord
2 x Mini-SAS Cable
Quick Installation Manual
Warranty, Returns, And Additional Information
  • Warranty
  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year
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Customer Reviews of the SANS DIGITAL MS28X

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  • Tricia M.
  • 4/16/2015 11:51:47 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsEpic speeds

Pros: Ordered this at work for 3D animators with a lot of digital assets who needed a scratch drive with high read/write. They origionally had a RAID array with regular spinning disks but found the speed unbearable. I picked up this enclosure and put in a few 500 GB Samsung Pro SSDs and now they are enjoying working with their new array doing 1.1 GB/s writes.

Cons: Mini SAS raid cards are a pain to find in a reasonable price range.

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  • Lawrence H.
  • 4/8/2014 3:52:19 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsJBOD storage shelf - Well done

Pros: Full 6Gb speed for 2.5in HDD's but I'm using it for SSD's. I need the mini-SAS connector - there are 2 (1 per 4 drives). It's quiet, dual fans for drive bays and a smaller fan for electrical components. Carriers are decent. BEST FEATURE - Overload protection - system won't power on if there is a problem supplying power to the drives

Cons: right-side connector is a little tight on room.

Other Thoughts: the mini-SAS connectors may not be for everyone but this is what external storage adapters use to keep from using fragile cable ends. It is secure and it's a standard.

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  • Ghyslain L.
  • 12/14/2013 5:29:19 AM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Pretty nice 2.5 inch disk enclosure. Overall construction quality is very good.

Cons: The removable tray modules are a bit loose.

Other Thoughts: When I received the enclosure, 1 of its 8 removable disk drawes was kind of defective....the front BLUE led was not lighted like the other ones when the unit was power up with the my WD disks.

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  • James L.
  • 9/8/2011 10:36:49 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Device

Pros: I am using this petite, solid, quiet and attractive box with 8 6G SSD's achieving more than 900 mbps read and write with cache disabled. Perhaps this is as much the result of a high end ATTO card. Setup was simple and I went from delivery to full functionality in under 10 minutes!

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: I had used an enclosure for 3.5 drives with a 3.5 - 2.5 converter. It was a kludge and I feel much happier now. No excessive heat, noise, or power utilization. Please note: I bought this directly from the manufacturer. They are excellent but Newegg always wins on price!

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