Infortrend 2U 12-bay Single Controller RAID Sub-System, 4 x FC-8G ports, SAS Exp, ASIC667, 2GB, Fibre to SAS/SATA System, Rail Kit Included


SKU: ES S12F-G1842 Category:



This 8Gb/s Fibre Channel (FC) storage system is an industrial pioneer designed to support reliable and easy-to-manage SAN for performance-demanding applications. Featuring outstanding throughput, robust availability and advanced technology, it helps users meet harsh data center demands in the most cost-effective way.

High-speed SAN with Powerful Scalability

Seeing 8G FC as the common protocol in future enterprise SAN, ES S12F-G1842 Fibre-to-SAS/SATA models with four 8G FC host ports on each controller for flexible connectivity. When data grow out of the capacity threshold of a single subsystem, you can scale it up to house massive capacity through expansion enclosures. Powered by the new-generation RAID engine as its heart, the G6 Fibre-to-SAS/SATA Series can deliver outstanding performance to process the large amount of data. The no-delay, smooth operations it enables can satisfactorily meet the service levels your business requires. Coupled with the broad support for enterprise-level OS and server virtualization, it can serve as data storage for top-tier applications.

Robust Availability and Reliability

ES S12F-G1842 is based on High Availability (HA) modular design. All main hardware modules, including controllers, power supplies, and cooling fans, come in redundant pairs to achieve high fault-tolerant capability. It also provides comprehensive RAID functions to protect data against drive failure. When one or two drive fail(s), you can still enjoy continuous accessibility to the data of full integrity while the hot spare is used to restore the data volume back to its RAID-protected state. To better safeguard cached data, the G6 arrays also come with new CacheSafe technology. In the event of an unscheduled power outage, the BBU will automatically supply power to write cached data into flash module for permanent retention, which eliminates the common 72-hour battery power limitation that can cause data loss.

Easy Management

Through the feature-rich management suite, SANWatch, users can centrally manage multiple EonStor G6 subsystems locally or remotely over the LAN/WAN. In the portal window, an overview of all subsystems is displayed to provide status summary and event info. With only a few clicks, you can easily access the functions necessary to configure, manage, and monitor the arrays. Besides providing all firmware features through a user-friendly GUI, SANWatch also supports script-based configuration of multiple subsystems at a time. When critical events happen, the system would automatically notify you through various configurable methods for proactive handling. With SANWatch, initializing  arrays for applications and monitoring their real-time status changes are all easy to realize.

Green Technologies

Aware of the important role green IT plays in environmental sustainability, ES S12F-G1842 equips with advanced power-saving designs. Coming with power supplies delivering more than 80% energy efficiency, dynamic cooling mechanism and intelligent drive spin-down technology, ES S12F-G1842  achieves outstanding energy efficiency. While benefiting the environment, the green initiative Infortrend takes also enhances business advantages with cut-down energy expenses.


  • Four 8Gb/s Fibre Channel host ports per controller:

    • Best-of-class throughput and IOPS, ideal fit for IO-intensive and bandwidth-demanding applications,
    • Backward compatible with 4G or 2G speeds, protecting current infrastructure investment

  • 6th generation, ASIC667 architecture:

    • Boost up to 80% better performance than ASIC 400 models,
    • Advanced fault tolerance, ensuring data integrity even in multiple drive failure events

  • Green designs:

    • High efficiency power supplies,
    •  Intelligent multi-level drive spin-down technology, 
    • Power supplies delivering more than 80% of energy conversion efficiency,
    • In spin-down state, drives can save up to 60% of energy consumption

  • CacheSafe technology: Backup battery automatically supplies power to write cached data into flash module for permanent protection during power outage 
  • Fault-tolerant hardware modules: Redundant controllers, PSUs, fans; high-availability hardware design, preventing “Single-Point-of-Failure”
  • Drive interface: SAS or SATA-II disk drives: Allow data of different values to be stored in different storage tiers, enabling the best ROI
  • Maximum expansion of 6 JBODs via multi-lane SAS links, up to 84 HDDs in total: “Pay-as-you-grow” scalability; no waste on what you don’t need, and no worries about what you will need
  • Powerful management suite, SANWatch, support, including multi-pathing functions:

    • Easy management and monitoring of your subsystems anywhere, locally or remotely,
    • Recognize and manage redundant paths; support path failover and load-balancing

  • Multiple monitoring methods: Real-time problem detection and notification to achieve continuous operation
  • Intelligent firmware functions: Protect against hardware failure; ensure data integrity and optimized performance


  • Host Interface:

    • Four (4) 8Gb/s FC ports on each controller,
    • Concurrent I/O commands,
    • Maximum tagged command queuing: 1024

  • Drive Interface:

    • Twelve (12) 3Gbps SAS or SATA-II, hot-swappable drive trays,
    • Accommodates 1-inch pitch, 3.5-inch SAS or SATA-II disk drives,
    • S.M.A.R.T. support,
    • NCQ support,
    • Automatic bad-sector reassignment,
    • Dedicated bandwidth to each connected drive,
    • Drive buffer on/off switch

  • Controller: single
  • Form Factor: 2U Rack-mount
  • RAID functionality:

    • Global, Dedicated or Enclosure hot-spare,
    • RAID levels supported: RAID 0, 1 (0+1), 3, 5, 6, 10, 30, 50, 60,
    •  Online expansion by: Adding new drives, Copying and replacing drives with drives of larger capacity,
    • RAID migration,
    • Configurable stripe size and write policy per array,
    • Intelligent drive handling: In degraded mode: skips irreparable blocks to continue rebuild, In normal operation: data-block verification and repair

  • Management:

    • Java-based SANWatch management software with multi-pathing support (EonPath),
    • COM1 serial port for local access to firmware-embedded utility,
    • Automated cache flush and caching mode operation per enclosure status,
    • GUI, Telnet, and SSH system monitoring via Ethernet,
    • Platform-independent firmware manager,
    • Various event notification methods including email, LAN broadcast, fax, SNMP traps, SMS, and MSN,
    • LCD keypad panel for monitoring and access to all configuration options,
    • Module status LED indicators: Component presence detection & thermal sensors via I2C bus

  • Green Designs:

    • Power supplies delivering more than 80% of energy efficiency,
    • Dynamic cooling mechanism,
    • Intelligent multi-level drive spin-down

  • System Components:

    • One (1) RAID controller module,
    • One (1) 1GB DIMM module, upgradable to 4GB,
    • Two (2) redundant 350W power supply units,
    • Two (2) redundant cooling modules,
    • Twelve (12), hot-swappable drive trays,
    • One (1) optional Cache Backup Module (CBM), including one Li-Ion Battery Backup Unit (BBU) and one Flash Backup Module (FBM)

  • Dimensions (without chassis ears/protrusions): 446mm (W) x 88mm (H) x 495.2mm (D)
  • Weight (without HDDs): Net weight: 17kg, Gross weight: 31.2kg



Additional information

Weight 70.00 lbs

446mm (W) x 88mm (H) x 495.2mm (D)