Enhance RAID R8, 2U 8 X 3.5″ SATA-II HDDs, SCSI-to-SATA RAID System


SKU: R8 SC Category:


Product Overview


A Pioneer and leader in hybrid I/O technologies, Enhance Technology introduces the storage appliance R8SC , a 2U rackmount RAID engine embedded storage system product line, developed for OEM, VAR, & storage solution providers for daily Disk-to-Disk (D2D) backup, video editing, e-mail archive, etc. The EnhanceRAID™ R6SC features a next generation 64-bit Scale storage processor capable of sustaining data rates up to 265MB/Sec, and offers a cutting edge “web-based” user interface which provides complete storage control over a standard web browser. The EnhanceRAID R8SC of systems features Ultra320 SCSI host interface with support for six (6) Serial ATA I/II disks, and one additional 5.25″ standard bay optioned for Tape (D2D2T) or other removable storage media (DVD or HD-DVD) for offline backup purpose or media exchange. EnhanceRAID systems provide a host of RAID advanced functions, empowering users with capabilities (such as RAID 6 feature) normally found in enterprise-class storage systems.


Versatile RAID Storage Module


The EnhanceRAID system is a host independent storage appliance which provides a transparent and driverless method of adding additional RAID protected storage to an existing IT infrastructure, regardless of your operating system or hardware. It is ideal for Microsoft Exchange and SQL server, and provides the fastest, simplest, safest way to share protected data between desktops, networks and work groups.


Next Generation Storage Engine


Performance Powered by the latest Intel IOP80331 storage processor, the EnhanceRAID™ system produces an outstanding 265MB/s speed to satisfy for users with large video editing, data backup or recovery, and archiving projects.


Industry Proven SATALINKTechnology


The EnhanceRAID system was built on the world-known hybrid I/O technology, the SATALink™, a SCSI-to-SATA converging technology pioneered by Enhance Technology to bring low-cost SATA disks to the broadband high performance computing environments. The SATALink™ hybrid I/O technology has been since helped resellers and integrators to offer more cost/effective storage solution to the end customers.


Product Specifications





>Form Factor

2U 8-Drive Rackmount

2U 8-Drive Rackmount

>RAID Level



>Disk Interface



>Host Channel

Single U320 SCSI

Single U320 SCSI

>Number of Disks          


Up to 7

Up to 6


Over 240 MB/sec

Over 240 MB/sec

>Offline Backup Option

Standard 3.5″ Removable HDD (IS210)


>Offline Backup I/O   


SCSI, eSATA, FireWire, USB

SCSI, eSATA, FireWire, USB

>Power Supply

Single PS2 250Watt
Redundant 2×460 Watt

Single PS2 250Watt
Redundant 2×460 Watt


Features & Benefits

  • Hardware RAID Intel 80331 500Mhz 64-bit RISC Processor
  • Host Bandwidth Ultra320 SCSI and backward compatible
  • Disk Supported Serial ATA I&II at 3.0 Gbp/s
  • Built in remote access for event log and e-mail notification
  • RAID levels supported 0, 1, 0+1, 3, 5, 6, 50, 60 & JBOD
  • Support on-line volume expansion & migration
  • Support multiple RAID volumes & instant availability
  • Optional features include RAID 6.


Additional information

Weight 42.00 lbs
Storage temp.


Operating temp.



3.5 " x 17 " x 21.25"