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RM12-S6.TB2 - 12x bay 6Gb SAS/SATA Thunderbolt2 (20Gb) raid including rail

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Thunderbolt 2 2U Twelve SAS | SATA (6Gb/s) Hardware RAID5/6, rails included

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Introducing DATOptic's RM12-S6.TB2, a turn-key Dual Thunderbolt2 (2x TBolt2 port) - with twelve (12) hot swap SAS | SATA (6Gb) bay/drive 2U rack mount raid system, including rack mount rail supports RAID level 0, 1, 3, 5 , 6, 10, 50, 60 and JBoD in MAC OS 10.6.x and Windows.

For more than 12x drives, a SAS option is a perfect solution, RM12-S6,TB2 can expand up to 128x HDD and/or

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RM12-S6.TB2 - Key Features
  • The ONLY thunderbolt 2 in the market is upgrade-able to Thunderbolt 3
  • Dual Thunderbolt2 (20Gb) ports support MAC and Windows
  • Supports greater 2TB HDD and SAS/SATAI, II, III HDD/SSD
  • Supports hardware RAID level 0, 1, 3, 5 , 6, 10, 50, 60. JBoD and hot spare in MAC OS 10.x.x and Windows
  • Thunderbolt high performance I/O technology, simultaneous bi-directional, 20 Gbps transfers over a single cable
  • Array roaming - Move RAID to different system without rebuild
  • Supports Multiple RAID/JBOD Array volumes
  • Scaleable up to 128 HDDs (option) - SAS/SATA HDD, massive data pool 512TB
  • Online capacity expansion & RAID level migration simultaneously
  • Automatic drive insertion/removal detection and rebuilding
  • Support S.M.A.R.T, NCQ and OOB staggered spin-up capable drives
  • SMTP support for email notification
  • SNMP agent support for remote SNMP Manager
  • Made in CA - USA
Introducing the latest rack mount series. DAT Optic's RM12-S6.TB2 is a turn-key Thunderbolt 2 (20Gb) twelve (12) bay SAS | SATA (6Gb) JBod/Raid system, ready to deploy in 2U rack mount support RAID 0, 1, 3, 5, 6,10/50/60/JBoD and hot spare based on world famous ARECA Raid engine, high performance of 800 MHz RoC for RAID core and SAS microcode with 512MB DDR2 800MHz RAM cache.

High Performance
With direct connect to system host via Thunderbolt 20Gb/s bidirectional high performance I/O, RM12-S6.TB2 provides unparalleled high reliability of data protection for users who demand enterprise class performance. RM12-S6-TB2 not only provides a high reliable sustained data rate over 20Gb/sec bandwidth, but a massive data storage space is reality - expandable up to 128 drives.

Here are the actual transfer rates in our lab.

Test Set up:
- MAC Pro Late 2013, OS X 10.9.x
- RM12-S6.TB2 loaded with 12x 4TB Seagate 7200.14 - Desktop RAID HDD

RAID 5 - Over 1005MB/s

RM12_S6.TB2 set up at RAID5 transfer rate over 1000MB/s Speed AJA

RM12_S6.TB2 set up at RAID5 transfer rate over 1000MB/s in Black Magic

Easy RAID Management
RM12-S6.TB2 utilizes built-in firmware with an embedded terminal emulation which can be accessed via hot key at BIOS booting screen (PC platform) locally or remotely accessed via http proxy and/or IP address.

  • Hot key at BIOS boot-up screen. This pre-boot manager utility can be used to simplify the set up and management of the RAID configuration (PC x86 Platform).
  • RAID set up and management can be accessed via Web browser through the Http Proxy server functions in MAC and Windows. This method allows both local and remote control, configuration, and monitoring of RAID status.
  • RAID set up and management can be accessed via Web browser through the IP address. This method allows both local and remote control, configuration, and monitoring of RAID status.

Scale-able up to 128 Drives
The RM12-S6.TB RAID system supports daisy-chain to multiples RM16-S6 and/or RM24-S6E or ANY SAS JBoD chassis for a total of one hundred twenty eight (128) SAS/SATA or SSD drives can be connected. The following figure shows typical of how to connect the these SAS JBOD chassis with miniSAS cable to expand the RAID from our RM12-S6.TB2 system.

Scale-able feature of <b>RM12-S6.TB2</b> raid system

Monitor and Report
Unlike other RAID systems in the market, RM12-S6.TB2 fully supports S.M.A.R.T. Self-Monitoring, Analysis, and Reporting Technology, and email notification. Our RM12-S6.TB2 can notify by email up to four email addresses on any predefined event, even just a daily report of the RAID itself. This certainly will take out the guess work and uncertainty about the storage Raid array.

Email Notification

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Customer Reviews

Amazing product, amazing company Review by J.D. Frey
I've been using DatOptic RAID products for several years now for HD and UHD 4k video production. The dollar per TB price point for a thunderbolt RAID is the best on the market. I rarely have to contact support, but when I do they are always fast and do a great job. (Posted on 3/9/2015)
...Stellar Product Review by NEW DEAL STUDIOS, INC. - JJ
DAT Optic has created the best bang for buck large thunderbolt 2 RAID out there. With 12 bays it is larger than 99% of the other thunderbolt 2 RAIDs out there and with the option for dual power supplies it makes it more reliable too. We ordered with twelve 4TB Desktop class drives (ours were Hitachi Deskstars, Enterprise drives like the stellar Hitachi Ultrastars are an option too). The setup came in two boxes, the chassis neatly packed in one and the drives ready to go in their sleds and numbered in the other. The chassis is very solidly built and the guts are easily accessible via a pop off ¾ lid. Everything is serviceable on this system with no proprietary parts to get in the way. Inside is a Areca 1264il-12 controller. It uses a 933Mhz ARM processor and has 1GB of memory. Only downfall of this setup is enterprise SAS drives are out but let’s be honest probably no one is going to be using SAS drives with this setup anyway. The controller itself is very fast and full featured as is typical of Areca. There are two large fans in the back and temperature readings on the drives and controller even under heavy load stayed nice and cool. The rack mount kit is already installed and ready to go making setup a breeze. I hooked the RAID up to a i7 Mac Mini for testing (so we were working at thunderbolt1 speeds, come on Apple give us a new Mac Mini with TB2!) I set it up with all 12 disks in RAID6 mode with a 128K stripe size. I am getting about 875MB/s Write and 900MB/s read which is certainly a lot faster than the old 16 bay eSAS RAID is is replacing. Tweaking the controller, a larger stripe size, and running on a new Mac Pro should yield even faster results. Why did I pick DAT Optic over the myriad of 8-bay rebranded Areca RAIDs and other TB2 RAIDs. Support. DAT Optic stands by their product. They are located here in California and so when you need support you get it instead of waiting days in the hopes to hear back from someone. We did have one issue with the latch on one of our sleds and DAT Optic had a replacement to us right away. Another benefit is they will work with you if you need any customizations. We wanted a battery backup on the controller and they were able to accommodate. The only other downfall of the setup outside of the lack of SAS support is the screws that hold the PCI card chassis stick out a little on the bottom, so they can rub against other racked gear and make sliding the chassis in and out of a rack a little stickier, but that is a minor qualm in an otherwise stellar product. (Posted on 5/1/2014)

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Part Number RM12-S6.TB2
Thunderbolt2 (Tbolt2) 20Gb twelve (12) bay SAS | SATA (6Gb) and SSD bay RAID 0/1/3/5/6/10/50/60 with hot spare in 2U rack mount
Physical Mount Space 2U rack mount 12x SAS/SATA/SSD with 6Gb Backplane
Operating System MAC, Windows
Support RAID RAID 0, 1, 10, 3, 5, 6, 50 and 60 with hot-spare
Sclalable up to 128 drives (SAS Option)
Multiple RAID volumes, hot-swap tray
Online expansion
LED Display (Tray) Green - Power on indicator
Blue - Busy (HDD Accessing) indicator
LED Display (Chassis) FAN normal – Green; fail – Red (too slow RPM or stopped)
TEMP normal – Green; over 55°C – Red
Host Interfac 2x 20Gb/s Thunderbolt2 ports simultaneous bi-directional
Cooling 2x Modular 75 x 75 x 28 mm Blowers
Operating Temperature 0o C to 50o C
Operating Humidity 5% to 95% non-condensing
Dimensions 55.9(D) x 48.2(W) x 13.1(H) cm
Warranty Populated Entreprise HDD - Five years manufacture limited warranty
Populated Desktop HDD - Three years manufacture limited warranty
Power Supply 350W Raid edition Power supply
Input: 90 – 230 VAC 50- 60 Hz
Redundant 1+1 Optional

Thunderbolt 2 2U Twelve SAS | SATA (6Gb/s) Hardware RAID5/6, rails included