Enhance UltraStor Dual 2U 8-Drive RAID Dual-port SCSI-to-SATA RAID Storage System

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Product Overview 

The Enhance UltraStor RS8 HDS, the only SCSI-to-SATA HD storage systems certified by Matrox for its Axio HD to run at 2 streams of 10-bit HD, is part of the award-winning ULTRASTOR enterprise RAID storage series. With built-in RAID controller for mission critical applications and utilizing the cost-effective 3Gbps Serial ATA disks, the ULTRASTOR™ RS8 HDS supports data transfer rate ranging from DV to uncompressed HD applications that demand nothing short of superior performance and reliability. Designed to address the challenges of high impact/high volume HD storage requirements,the new ULTRASTOR™ RS8 HDS is becoming the new standard for HD RAID protected storage solutions.

With hundreds of installations worldwide Enhance Technology’s ULTRASTOR™ product line has built a solid reputation in markets spanning from nonlinear digital video editing to real-time HD video editing, broadcasting, or post production.


Matrox AXIO Certified

“We were very impressed with the performance and quality of RS8 HDS,” said Chris Yigit, Matrox’s Chief Validation Engineer. “The systems passed our intensive in-house tests and successfully supported two streams of uncompressed HD and two streams of uncompressed SD simultaneously.”The spectacular result was generated after UltraStor RS8 storage system was paired with Matrox Axio HD editing platform,and Adobe Premiere Pro in Matrox Video Products Group’s testing lab. By working closely with Matrox,

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ULTRASTOR™ Versatility


Featuring 4x Ultra320 SCSI channels (DAS), the ULTRASTOR™ RS8 HDS is powered by a cutting edge 64-bit RAID engine which maximizes disk performance allowing for a broader range of storage possibilities providing up to 12TB secured storage on RAID0 and up to 10TB on RAID5. Built-in enterprise feature such as Snapshot, N-Way Mirror, and RAID6 makes the new ULTRASTOR™ RS8 HDS an ideal solution for professional video storage applications. Dynamic on-line RAID expansion allows additional capacity to be added without total system downtime, increasing your department’s productivity.


Key Features Included:

1.       Enterprise-class hybrid Serial ATA-based storage system

2.       Award winning design & reliability

3.       2U modular rack design easily integrates into existing storage infrastructures

4.       Carrier grade enclosure facilitates regular maintenance

5.       Optional remote monitoring and management over TCP

6.       Next generation Ultra320 dual SCSI port interface

7.       Extended storage management through RS232 interface, LCD panel or network


Appliance-based Storage


ULTRASTOR™ RS8 HDS is a host independent storage appliance which provides a transparent and driverless method of adding RAID protected media storage to an existing infrastructure regardless of your operating system or hardware. The ULTRASTOR™ HDS series is designed to easily integrate into elaborate SAN fabrics or point-to-point centralized storage. ULTRASTOR™ RS8 HDS truly offers a flexible and powerful video editing solution that will increase capacity, productivity and add unprecedented data protection.


Powerful Storage Management


The new RS8 HDS offers multiple management options to match your workflow, and can be completely auto configured in minutes using the convenient front LCD control panel, and monitored or reconfigured through a remote connection. A comprehensive menu screen facilitates the setup process and lets users reconfigure the system as storage needs change. An RS232 interface gives users access to advanced features such as multiple array settings, iSCSI parameters (connection mode, ID, LUN mapping, etc.) SNMP features and security options. A network interface is available for remote web browser based management and includes the essential tools required to manage and monitor your RS8.


Multi-Path I/O


Enhance Technology UltraStor™ RS Series Enterprise IntelliRAID Now Supports Microsoft Multipath I/O (MPIO) that integrates tightly with the Microsoft Windows® family of products and their architectures. High reliance on the Internet and e-commerce means that organizations are increasingly requiring that their data be available 24×7, year round. Multipathing, the ability of a system to use more than one read/write path to a storage device, is a high availability solution that provides fault tolerance against single-point-of failure in hardware components. Multipathing can also provide load balancing of I/O traffic, thereby improving system and application performance.


Power & Cooling


ULTRASTOR™ keeps your workloads and critical applications running 24×7 without hardware failure interruption through the deployment of intelligent and user friendly power and cooling management, specifically its redundant hot-swappable power supplies (4) and fans (6). As described by the testing engineer from hard drive manufacturer Western Digital Corporation’s interoperability lab “. This system can compete side by side with some of the best systems that we have tested in our lab to date.”


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Weight 100.00 lbs
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