Infortrend 3U 16-bay Redundant RAID, Data Service Option, 4 x FC-4G ports, 4GB Cache, SAS Exp, Fibre to SAS/SATA System


SKU: ESDS S16F R1440 Category:



Infortrend ESDS S16F-R1440 enable SMBs to cost-effectively deploy high-availability 4Gb/s Fibre Channel (FC) SAN delivering outstanding price-performance. The enterprise-class data protection and performance is ideal for mission-critical environments

High-Availability SAN Delivering Great Price Performance

Data availability is critical to any business operation. ESDS S16F R1440 storage solution features high-availability hardware designs with redundant, hot-swappable hardware components, such as RAID controllers, power supplies and cooling fans to eliminate single point of failure. Hardware RAID protection ensures data accessibility during drive failure. In the event of a power outage, CacheSafe technology would automatically leverage the power of Battery Backup Unit (BBU) to safeguard cached data by writing it to flash module for permanent retention. To protect valuable data sets against more critical threats, it also supports storage-based snapshot and volume copy/mirror. Data availability can be achieved with minimal downtime in case of human errors or data volume failure by employing the snapshot and volume copy/mirror features. Leveraging Infortrend’s world class RAID engine and Fibre Channel protocol, the storage solution delivers breakthrough performance for today’s online applications and economy

Flexible Scalability

This storage solution supports dynamic scaling to aid in the planning for future storage growth while satisfying the current storage needs. Flexible drive type and capacity support (SAS, SATA and various drive sizes) allows for the accommodation of current application needs while future proofs to support tomorrow’s applications. This storage solution can be expanded to more than one hundred drives to meet the proliferation of storage growth. The “scale as you grow” flexibility of the storage solution minimizes the upfront investment and provides the best overall Total Cost of Acquisition (TCA).

Intuitive and Easy Management

Storage management should be simple. This storage solution includes a comprehensive management software suite, SANWatch, to centrally manage multiple subsystems over a standard TCP/IP network. The status and event information summary can be viewed on the portal window. Necessary functions to configure, manage and monitor the ESDS S16F R1440 are only a few clicks away. Besides providing all firmware features through a user-friendly GUI, SANWatch also supports script-based configuration of multiple subsystems simultaneously. Automatic critical event notifications can be customized to suit the most critical storage environment. SANWatch will guide users through initializing, configuring and maintaining the ESDS S16F R1440 every step of the way

High Energy Efficiency

Contributing to environmental sustainability, this storage solution enables energy cost savings while maintaining performance. It is equipped with power saving designs such as high efficiency power supplies, dynamic cooling mechanism and intelligent multi-level drive spin-down technology


  • Data protection:

    • Snapshot
    • Volume copy/Volume Mirror,
    • Support the highest data availability and quick service restart after storage accidents

  • Two 4Gb/s Fibre Channel host ports per controller: Best-of-class throughput power, ideal fit for bandwidth-demanding applications
  • 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 with multi-lane SAS links, up to 112 HDDs in total: “Pay as you grow” scalability
  • 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 enable proactive error handling
  • Green design:

    • 80 PLUS Silver-certified power supplies,
    • Intelligent multi-level drive spin-down technology, 
    • Power supplies delivering more than 85% of energy conversion efficiency,
    • In spin-down state, drives can save up to 60% of energy consumption


  • Host Connectivity:

    • Two (2) 4Gb/s FC ports on each controller,
    • Concurrent I/O commands,
    • Maximum tagged command queuing: 1024 

  • Drive Connectivity:

    • 3Gbps SAS or SATA-II, up to sixteen (16) drives per system,
    • Accommodates 1-inch pitch, 3.5-inch 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 

  • Supported Drives:

    • 1TB or 2TB – 3.5″ 7,200 RPM 3Gb/s SATA drives,
    • 300GB or 450GB – 3.5″ 15,000 RPM 3Gb/s SAS drives,
    • 450GB or 600GB – 3.5″ 15,000 RPM 6Gb/s SAS drives

  • Controller: Dual redundant
  • Drive Expansion Ports: One (1) 3Gb/s SAS 4x wide port per controller
  • Max. Drives (via JBOD): 112
  • Data Protection (optional): Snapshot, Volume Copy/Mirror,
  • 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:

    • 80 PLUS-certified power supplies delivering more than 80% energy efficiency,
    • Intelligent multi-level drive spin-down

  • System Components:

    • Two (2) redundant RAID controller modules,
    • Two (2) 1GB DIMM modules, upgradable to 4GB,
    • two (2) redundant 530W power supply units,
    •  Two (2) redundant cooling modules,
    • Sixteen (16), hot-swappable drive trays,
    • Two (2) pre-installed Li-Ion battery backup unit (BBU); to implement CacheSafe technology, users have to install two (2) optional Flash Backup Module (FBM)

  • Dimensions (without chassis ears/protrusions): 3U rackmount, 445mm (W) x 130mm (H) x 497mm (D)
    Power Power supplies: Two 530W, AC voltage: 100VAC @ 10A/ 240VAC @ 5A with PFC (auto-switching), Frequency: 47-63 Hz 

  • Environmental Temperature: 0 to 40° C operating/ -40 to 60° C non-operating
  • Altitude: Sea level to 12,000ft operating / sea level to 40,000ft non-operating
  • Relative humidity: 5 to 95% non-condensing, operating and non-operating 
  • Weight (without HDDs): Net weight:19.66 kg, Gross weight: 39.75kg

Additional information

Weight 88.00 lbs

(without chassis ears/protrusions) 445mm (W) x 130mm (H) x 497mm (D)