Infortrend 3U 16-bay RAID array with RAID6, Single Controller with 512MB, ASIC400, 2 x FC-4G SFP Host Ports, Fibre to SATA System


SKU: ES A16F-G2430 Category:



The Infortrend A16F-G2430 SAN-ready subsystem combines cost-effective SATA drives in a high availability 4G FC array. IT managers will find it is an easy-to-use and easy to maintain storage solution for their DAS, Fibre Channel SAN and clustered servers or any application requiring dedicated bandwidth.


  • Two (2) FC-4G host channels; transfer rate up to 400MBps per channel
  • Accommodates sixteen the latest 3Gbps, SATA-II (3Gbps) disk drives
  • ASIC400 architecture that supports hardware RAID 5 and RAID 6 engine
  • Market leading I/O performance

    • Sustained RAID5 Read/Write at 658/460 MB/sec.
    • Sustained RAID6 Read/Write at 651/411 MB/sec.

  • Embedded RAIDWatch software for effortless RAID management
  • Windows Server 2003 certified



  • Multiple arrays configurable with dedicated or global hot spares
  • RAID levels supported: RAID 0, 1 (0+1), 3, 5, 6, 10, 30, 50, 60, and NRAID
  • Online expansion by:

    • Adding new drives,
    • Copying and replacing drives with drives of larger capacity

  • Automatic background rebuilds
  • 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

Subsystem Components

  • Single controller configuration provides full RAID functionalities
  • One (1) EonStor enhanced 3U enclosure
  • One (1) RAID controller module
  • One (1) 512MB DDR RAM DIMM module (pre-installed on the controller modules)
  • Two (2) hot-swappable, redundant, 530W power supply units (PSUs)
  • Two (2) redundant, dual-fan cooling modules running in high/low speeds
  • One (1) optional BBU
  • Sixteen (16) hot-swappable drive trays
  • Two (2) front handles

Host Interface

  • Two (2) FC-4G host channels; backward compatible with 1 or 2G-FC
  • Auto-negotiate FC-AL, point-to-point, or switched fabric
  • Concurrent I/O commands
  • Tagged command queuing up to 256
  • Variable stripe size per logical drive
  • Optimization setting for random or sequential I/Os

Drive Interface

  • Sixteen (16) hot-swappable 3Gbps SATA-II (3Gbps) drive trays that accommodate 1-inch pitch, 3.5-inch SATA-II (3Gbps) or SATA-I disk drives
  • Automatic bad-sector reassignment
  • Dedicated bandwidth to each connected drive


  • Firmware-embedded utility via LCD keypad or RS-232C port
  • Host-side SES emulation with pass-through to back-end SES emulation
  • VT-100 terminal emulation via RS-232C
  • Telnet access via onboard Ethernet port
  • 10/100 BaseT Ethernet for out-of-band management
  • Two (2) COM ports for local access to firmware-embedded utility and UPS connectivity
  • Java-based SANWatch software:

    • Graphical user interface,
    • Local/remote management; in-band or out-of-band via TCP/IP,
    • Centralized management to monitor and administer multiple RAID units on one screen, Secure link over SSL

  • Configuration Client for easy access to the configuration utility screen
  • Widest range of event notification methods including email, LAN broadcast, fax, SNMP traps, SMS, and MSN

San Management

  • Up to 1024 LUNs (if sufficiently large memory is used with the proper settings)


  • Onboard alarm is triggered when one of the following fails:
  • RAID controller module
  • Cooling module
  • Power supply unit
  • Hard drive
  • BBU module
  • Module status LED indicators:
  • Two (2) per drive tray
  • Three (3) per LCD panel
  • Six (6) per RAID controller module
  • One (1) per Fibre port
  • Two (2) per Ethernet port
  • Two (2) per cooling module
  • One (1) per power supply unit
  • One (1) per BBU module
  • Module failure alert through I2C bus
  • Event notifications sent over email, fax, LAN broadcast, SNMP traps, MSN messenger, SMS short messages
  • System alerts through Java-based SANWatch manager


  • Two (2) FC ports, each using a short-wavelength adapter
  • Two (2) COM ports on the controller module for RS-232C serial port (38400, n, 8, 1) and UPS support
  • One (1) 10/100BaseT Ethernet port on the controller module
  • Two (2) redundant, hot-swappable power supplies with PFC
  • Dimensions: Chassis without handles: 445(W) x 130(H) x 488.2(D) mm (17.5 x 5.1 x 19.2 inches), Chassis with handles: 482.6(W) x 131(H) x 504.3(D) mm (19 x 5.2 x 19.9 inches), Package: 423(H) x 567(W) x 772(D) mm (16.7 x 22.3 x 30.4 inches)
  • System weight (w/o drives): Net weight: 28.5kg (62.7 pounds), Gross weight: 30.5kg (67.1)



Additional information

Weight 70.00 lbs

Chassis without handles: 445(W) x 130(H) x 488.2(D) mm (17.5 x 5.1 x 19.2 inches), Chassis with handles: 482.6(W) x 131(H) x 504.3(D) mm (19 x 5.2 x 19.9 inches), Package: 423(H) x 567(W) x 772(D) mm (16.7 x 22.3 x 30.4 inches)