12Gb/s SAS 3.0 Storage

12G SAS cables, JBOD enclosures with SAS expander, RAID controller cards, HBAs and 12G SAS adapters can be found on this page. Check back often for updates to this ever growing list.

The next generation SAS standard SAS 3.0 is here, offering 12Gb/s per lane, doubling the previous standard transfer speed. A standard 4-lane SAS cable/connector now has 4800MB/sec bandwidth as opposed to 2400MB/sec with SAS 2.0 (6G). This can give you better performance in enclosures with a large number of disks if you are using 6Gb/s drives. It also lets you daisy-chain more enclosures before the connection bandwidth becomes a bottleneck. Sequential transfer rates will see the most benefit from increased bandwidth. SSDs will see the most benefit from 12G SAS.

12Gb/s SAS is also compatible with 6Gb/s SAS and SATA, as well as 3Gb/s SAS and SATA.

 

12Gb/s SAS FAQ

Q: What is 12G SAS and why do I need it?
A: It's the latest SAS standard and will slowly replace the previous generation 6G standard. 12G SAS controllers and expanders support both SAS and SATA drives, and is one of the best solutions for direct attached storage.

Q: Will I get any performance benefit by upgrading to a 12G SAS JBOD and 12G controller if my drives are still 6G?
A: Yes, there could be up to a 30% performance increase from using a 12G expander chassis and 12G card, while using the same 6G drives.

Q: Will SSDs see much performance gain with a 12G Expander JBOD and 12G Controller?
A: Yes SSDs will see significant performance gains because of their very fast data transfer rates. Use two external cables from the controller card to the expander for maximum performance gain.

Below we offer a comprehensive selection of 12G SAS Expander Enclosures, RAID controller cards, cables and adapters. Consider us for all your 12G storage needs. Our enclosures have a three year warranty and are backed with lifetime free technical support. If you have any questions feel free to call us @ 800-298-4173

12Gb/s SAS Enclosures (no expander)

8 bay SAS / SATA Bare 12G JBOD Tower w/SFF-8644 Connectors - B0812

$259.99
Use up to 8 SAS or SATA drives in this cost-effective steel enclosure with built in power supply. Full-speed, terabytes of additional external storage attaches via two SFF-8644 connectors to your SAS controller card using two HD Mini-SAS cables. Drives are mounted using the included 5.25" to 3.5" brackets (no hotswap trays). Supports RAID or JBOD configuration depending on what controller is being used. (SC-SAS812XB)

8 bay 12G Hot Swap Trayless SAS / SATA External Enclosure - J0812T

$429.99
High speed 12Gb/s SFF-8644 HD MiniSAS dual-cable connection to the controller installed in your server. Convenience of hot-swapping 3.5" SATA or SAS drives without having to mount each drive in a tray! Functional drive activity lights and three 80mm fans for cooling. 320W power supply. (SC-J0812T)

RAID Machine 8-bay 3.5" 12G JBOD with 2 x SFF-8644 Connectors - N2208RM & R2208RM

$695.00
Supports up to 8 3.5" SAS or SATA hard drives or SSDs (with converters) via 2 x SFF-8644 external ports. 12Gb/s rated. 300W power supply. (SC-SAS8RM12G)

RAID Machine 24-bay 2.5" 12G JBOD with 6 x SFF-8644 Connectors - N2224RM & R2224RM

$1,265.00
Supports up to 24 2.5" SAS or SATA hard drives or SSDs via 6 x SFF-8644 external ports. Great for splitting up between multiple computers and controller cards. 12Gb/s rated. 510W power supply. (SC-SAS2U24X6)
12Gb/s SAS Enclosures with Expander

12 bay 12G Trayless SAS Expander Enclosure

$1,195.00
12 SAS or SATA drives in one box using only a single cable SFF-8644 HD miniSAS connection with SAS reliability and performance. 4800MB/sec bandwidth. Zoning support for up to three groups. Ideal desktop direct-attached mass-storage solution. (SC-SASE1212GT)

Areca ARC-4038-8 8-bay 12G SAS Tower JBOD

$859.99
The ARC-4038-8 is a 12Gb/s SAS JBOD supporting up to eight SAS or SATA hard drives, or SSDs. Easy expansion capability allows you to daisy chain additional enclosures as your storage needs grow. Supports 3.5" and 2.5" drives without the need for converters.
(SC-ARC-4038-8)

Areca ARC-4038-12 12-bay 12G SAS Tower JBOD

$1,199.99
Areca's latest tower offering, the ARC-4038-12, is a 12Gb/s SAS JBOD supporting up to 12 SAS or SATA hard drives, or SSDs. Easy expansion capability allows you to daisy chain additional enclosures as your storage needs grow. Supports 3.5" and 2.5" drives without the need for converters.
(SC-ARC-4038-12)

RAID Machine 8 bay 12G SAS Expander Enclosure - N4208RM & R4208RM

$1,295.00
Our 8 bay 12Gb/s SAS expander JBOD allows you to use your existing 6G drives and achieve up to a 30% performance gain with a 12G controller card. You can daisy chain several units for up to 240 drives! Dual 80mm fans provide excellent yet quiet cooling with fan failure alarm, temperature alarm, drive fail/locate indicators and controller monitoring. 300W power supply and sliding rails built-in. 4800MB/s total throughput! (SC-SASE812GS)

RAID Machine 12 bay 12G SAS Expander Enclosure - N4212RM & R4212RM

$1,525.00
Our 12 bay 12Gb/s SAS expander JBOD allows you to use your existing 6G drives and achieve up to a 30% performance gain with a 12G controller card. You can daisy chain several units for up to 240 drives! Dual 80mm fans provide excellent yet quiet cooling with fan failure alarm, temperature alarm, drive fail/locate indicators and controller monitoring. 500W power supply and sliding rails built-in. 4800MB/s total throughput! (SC-SASE1212GR)

RAID Machine 16 bay 12G SAS Expander Enclosure - N4316RM & R4316RM

$1,725.00
Our 16 bay 12Gb/s SAS expander JBOD allows you to use your existing 6G drives and achieve up to a 30% performance gain with a 12G controller card. You can daisy chain several units for up to 240 drives! Dual 80mm fans provide excellent yet quiet cooling with fan failure alarm, temperature alarm, drive fail/locate indicators and controller monitoring. 510W power supply and sliding rails built-in. 4800MB/s total throughput! (SC-SASE1612GS)

RAID Machine 24 bay 2.5" 12G SAS Expander Enclosure - N4224RM & R4224RM

$1,770.00
Our 24 bay 12Gb/s SAS expander JBOD allows you to use your existing 6G drives and achieve up to a 30% performance gain with a 12G controller card. With SSDs and two external cables from the chassis to the controller card, you can achieve up to 8000MB/s sequential writes in a RAID 0 setup with a 12G controller card! (SC-SAS2U2412GS)

RAID Machine 24 bay 12G SAS Expander Enclosure - N4424RM & R4424RM

$2,170.00
Our 24 bay 12Gb/s SAS expander JBOD allows you to use your existing 6G drives and achieve up to a 30% performance gain with a 12G controller card. You can daisy chain several units for up to 240 drives! Dual 120x38mm fans provide excellent yet quiet cooling with fan failure alarm, temperature alarm, drive fail/locate indicators and controller monitoring. 510W server-grade power supply and sliding rails built-in. 4800MB/s total throughput! (SC-SASE2412G)

RAID Machine 12-bay 12G SAS JBOD - S5212RM & D5212RM

$2,095.00 $1,895.00
Supports up to 12 SAS, SATA drives or SSDs. High-end cableless solution; hot swap components, thermal management, high performance. Single or dual 12G SAS expander configuration. Storage Spaces support. (SC-S5212RM)

RAID Machine 16-bay 12G SAS JBOD - S5316RM & D5316RM

$2,395.00
Supports up to 16 SAS, SATA drives or SSDs. High-end cableless solution; hot swap components, thermal management, high performance. Single or dual 12G SAS expander configuration. Storage Spaces support. (SC-S5316RM)

RAID Machine 2.5" 24-bay 12G SAS JBOD - S5224RM & D5224RM

$2,495.00
Supports up to 24 2.5" SAS, SATA drives or SSDs. High-end cableless solution; hot swap components, thermal management, high performance. Single or dual 12G SAS expander configuration. Storage Spaces support. (SC-S5224RM)

RAID Machine 24-bay 12G SAS JBOD - S5424RM & D5424RM

$2,795.00
Supports up to 24 SAS, SATA drives or SSDs. High-end cableless solution; hot swap components, thermal management, high performance. Single or dual 12G SAS expander configuration. Storage Spaces support. (SC-S5424RM)

SuperMicro 4U 90-Bay 12G SuperChassis - 847DE1C-R2K04JBOD

$6,449.99
4U High Density Storage JBOD Chassis with capacity 90 x 3.5" hot-swappable HDDs in 45 drive bays. Ideal for Cloud backup, data Replication or High density Archive Storage Applications. 2000W (1+1) 96% efficient Titanium level power supplies (SC-847DE1C-R2K04JBOD)

SuperMicro 4U 90-Bay 12G Dual Expander SuperChassis - SC847DE2C-R2K04JBOD

$7,529.99
4U Double Density Storage JBOD Chassis with capacity 90 x 3.5" hot-swappable HDDs in 45 drive bays. 2000W (1+1) 96% efficient Titanium level power supplies (SC-SC847DE2C-R2K04JBOD)

SuperMicro 4U 60-Bay 12G SuperChassis - SC946SE1C-R1K66JBOD

$4,250.00
Extreme High Density and High Capacity Storage Chassis support 60 x 3.5" Top Loading SAS/SATA 12Gb/s Hot Swapping HHD/SSD Bays. 1600W (1+1) Redundant High-efficiency Platinum Level Power Supplies (SC-SC946SE1C-R1K66JBOD)

SuperMicro 4U 60-Bay 12G Dual Expander SuperChassis - SC946SE2C-R1K66JBOD

$5,915.00
Extreme High Density and High Capacity Storage (Dual Expander) Chassis support 60 x 3.5" Top Loading SAS/SATA 12Gb/s Hot Swapping HDD/SSD Bays. 1600W (1+1) Redundant High-efficiency Platinum Level Power Supplies (SC-SC946SE2C-R1K66JBOD)
12Gb/s SAS RAID Subsystems

Areca ARC-8042-12 12-bay 12Gb/s SAS to SAS Tower RAID Subsystem

$1,995.00
The ARC-8042-12 SAS to SAS desktop RAID subsystem raises the standard to higher performance levels with several enhancements including new high performance 1.2GHz dual core ROC processor, a DDR3-1866 memory architecture and 12Gb/s SAS technology. This unit has built-in high performance RAID, so you just need to select a lower cost HBA (non-RAID) card to use with it. (SC-ARC-8042-12)

RAID Machine 12-bay 12G SAS RAID - S6212RM & D6212RM

$3,545.00
Supports up to 12 SAS, SATA drives or SSDs. High-end cableless solution; hot swap components, thermal management, high performance. Single or dual 12G SAS RAID controller configuration. (HA-S6212RM)

RAID Machine 16-bay 12G SAS RAID - S6316RM & D6316RM

$3,945.00
Supports up to 16 SAS, SATA drives or SSDs. High-end cableless solution; hot swap components, thermal management, high performance. Single or dual 12G SAS RAID controller configuration. (HA-S6316RM)

RAID Machine 2.5" 24-bay 12G SAS RAID - S6224RM & D6224RM

$4,495.00
Supports up to 24 2.5" SAS, SATA drives or SSDs. High-end cableless solution; hot swap components, thermal management, high performance. Single or dual 12G SAS RAID controller configuration. (HA-S6224RM)

RAID Machine 24-bay 12G SAS RAID - S6424RM & D6424RM

$4,795.00
Supports up to 24 SAS, SATA drives or SSDs. High-end cableless solution; hot swap components, thermal management, high performance. Single or dual 12G SAS RAID controller configuration. (HA-S6424RM)
12Gb/s SAS RAID Controller Cards

Areca ARC-1883i 12G SAS RAID Controller Card

$596.99
The latest 12G offering from Areca has two internal SFF-8643 connectors, Supports up to 256 devices using SAS expander, 1.2Ghz Dual core RAID-on-chip processor. PCIe 3.0 x8 interface, 2GB cache. Windows, Linux, Mac support. (SC-ARC-1883I)

Areca ARC-1883IX-12 12-port 12G SAS RAID Controller

$949.99
Supports up to 256 hard drives and SSDs via SAS expanders, 3 x SFF-8643 connectors and 1 x SFF-8644 connector. Dual core RAID-on-chip 1.2Ghz processor. All major RAID levels supported. 2GB cache included. Upgradable to 4GB or 8GB of cache. Includes internal cables. (SC-ARC-1883IX12)

Areca ARC-1883IX-16 16-port 12G SAS RAID Controller

$1,032.99
Supports up to 256 hard drives and SSDs via SAS expanders, 4 x SFF-8643 connectors and 1 x SFF-8644 connector. Dual core RAID-on-chip 1.2Ghz processor. All major RAID levels supported. 2GB cache included. Upgradable to 4GB or 8GB of cache. Includes internal cables. (SC-ARC-1883IX16)

Areca ARC-1883IX-24 24-port 12G SAS RAID Controller

$1,193.99
Supports up to 256 hard drives and SSDs via SAS expanders, 6 x SFF-8643 connectors and 1 x SFF-8644 connector. Dual core RAID-on-chip 1.2Ghz processor. All major RAID levels supported. 2GB cache included. Upgradable to 4GB or 8GB of cache. Includes internal cables. (SC-ARC-1883IX24)

Areca ARC-1883LP 12G SAS RAID Controller Card

$697.99
Blazing fast 12G speed. All RAID levels supported. One external SFF-8644 HD mini SAS connector, one internal SFF-8643 connector. PCIe 3.0, x8 interface. Supports up to 256 devices with SAS expanders. Windows, Linux, Mac support. (SC-ARC-1883LP)

Areca ARC-1883X 12G SAS RAID Controller Card

$788.00
Blazing fast 12G speed. All RAID levels supported. Two external SFF-8644 HD mini SAS connectors. PCIe 3.0, x8 interface. Supports up to 256 devices with SAS expanders. Windows, Linux, Mac support. (SC-ARC-1883X)

LSI 9361-4I MegaRAID 12G SAS PCIe Card - LSI00415

$459.99
Support for up to 128 SAS and/or SATA hard drives and SSDs via 1xSFF-8643 internal HD Mini SAS connector. 1GB DDR3 onboard cache, optional CacheVault BBU, No cables included. (SC-9361-4I)

LSI 9361-8I MegaRAID 12G SAS PCIe Card - LSI00417

$579.99
Support for up to 128 SAS and/or SATA hard drives and SSDs via 2xSFF-8643 internal HD Mini SAS connectors. 1GB DDR3 onboard cache, optional CacheVault BBU, No cables included. (SC-9361-8I)

LSI 9380-8E MegaRAID 12G SAS RAID Controller Card - LSI00438

$819.99
Provides blazing fast 12G speeds via 2xSFF-8644 external HD mini-SAS connectors. Supports up to 240 SAS or SATA devices with SAS expanders. PCIe 3.0 x8 interface. All major RAID levels supported. 3 year warranty. (SC-9380-8E)

Areca ARC-1226-8X 8-Port PCIe 12Gb/s SAS RAID Card

$579.99
The 12Gb/s SAS interface supports both 12Gb/s SAS disk drives for data-intensive applications and 6Gb/s SATA drives for low-cost bulk storage of reference data. The RAID controller only support directly attach to 8 SAS/SATA drives without supporting the expand function. The ARC-12x6 series default support 1GB on-board DDR3-1600 SDRAM memory. (SC-ARC-1226-8X)
12Gb/s SAS HBAs (non-RAID)

ATTO H1244 12G SAS HBA Controller - ESAH-1244-000

$439.99
4-port External via 1 x SFF-8644 HD MiniSAS connector, and 4-port Internal via 1 x SFF-8643 connector. x8 PCIe 3.0 interface. Supports SAS, SATA drives and SSDs. Supports RAID 0, 1, 1e and 10 on the card. 3 year warranty. (SC-ATTOH1244)

ATTO H1280 12G SAS HBA Controller - ESAH-1280-000

$439.99
8-port External via 2 x SFF-8644 HD MiniSAS connectors. x8 PCIe 3.0 interface. Supports SAS, SATA drives and SSDs. Supports RAID 0, 1, 1e and 10 on the card. 3 year warranty. (SC-ATTOH1280)

ATTO H1288 12G SAS HBA Controller - ESAH-1288-000

$693.00
8-port External via 2 x SFF-8644 HD MiniSAS connectors, and 8-port Internal via 2 x SFF-8643 connectors. x8 PCIe 3.0 interface. Supports SAS, SATA drives and SSDs. Supports RAID 0, 1, 1e and 10 on the card. 3 year warranty. (SC-ATTOH1288)

ATTO H12F0 12G SAS HBA Controller - ESAH-12F0-000

$693.00
16-port External via 4 x SFF-8644 HD MiniSAS connectors. x8 PCIe 3.0 interface. Supports SAS, SATA drives and SSDs. Supports RAID 0, 1, 1e and 10 on the card. 3 year warranty. (SC-ATTOH12F0)

LSI Avago 9305-16E 16-port 12G SAS HBA - 05-25704-00

$584.99
SAS3 12Gb/s, four external SFF-8644 ports, PCIe 3.0 x8 interface, low profile card with both brackets included. No cables included. (SC-9305-16E)

LSI Avago 9305-16i 16-port 12G SAS HBA - 05-25703-00

$467.99
SAS3 12Gb/s, four internal SFF-8643 ports, PCIe 3.0 x8 interface, low profile card with both brackets included. No cables included. (SC-9305-16I)

LSI Avago 9305-24i 24-port 12G SAS HBA - 05-25699-00

$609.99
SAS3 12Gb/s, six internal SFF-8643 ports, PCIe 3.0 x8 interface, low profile card with both brackets included. No cables included. (SC-9305-24I)

LSI SAS 9300-4I PCIe 3.0 12G HBA - LSI00346

$227.99
4 Port internal via 1xSFF-8643 connector, 12Gb/s SATA+SAS, PCIe 3.0 HBA, No cables included. (SC-9300-4I)

LSI SAS 9300-4I4E PCIe 3.0 12G HBA - LSI00348

$309.99
4 Port Internal, 4 Port External, 1xSFF-8643 and 1xSFF-8644 connector, 12Gb/s SATA+SAS, PCIe 3.0 HBA, No cables included. (SC-9300-4I4E)

LSI SAS 9300-8E PCIe 3.0 12G HBA - LSI00343

$328.00
8 Port External via 2xSFF-8644 connectors, 12Gb/s SATA+SAS, PCIe 3.0 HBA, No cables included. (SC-9300-8E)

LSI SAS 9300-8I PCIe 3.0 12G HBA - LSI00344

$279.99
8 Port internal via 2xSFF-8643 connectors, 12Gb/s SATA+SAS, PCIe 3.0 HBA, No cables included. (SC-9300-8I)
12Gb/s SAS Adapters

8-port SFF-8644 to SFF-8643 12G HD Mini SAS Adapter

$59.99
Converts two internal SFF-8643 ports to two external SFF-8644 ports. Great for building your own enclosure or converting internal ports on a controller card to external. 12Gbp/s rated! Specify low profile, standard height L bracket or centronics bracket when ordering. (SAS-AD4443-2)
12Gb/s SAS External Cables

SFF-8644 to SFF-8088 External SAS Cable

From $46.50
MiniSAS to HD MiniSAS cable, standard host to device or device-to device interconnect. Typical use is mixing 6G and 12G controllers and devices. (Available in 0.5m to 6m lengths) (SAS-8844)

SFF-8644 to SFF-8644 12G HD MiniSAS Cable

From $48.99
HD MiniSAS to HD MiniSAS cable. Standard SAS cabling for 12G RAID controllers or HBAs and 12G enclosures / devices. SFF-8644 connector on both ends. 1 meter in length. (Available in 0.5m to 6m lengths) (SAS-4444)
12Gb/s SAS Internal Cables

SFF-8643 (host) to 4x7pin (device) Internal SAS cable

From $24.90
Connects to a controller with an SFF-8643 connector and supports up to four 7pin SATA or SAS drives. Usually used for connecting controller to a backplane with 7pin connections. 12Gb/s rated. (Available in 0.5m to 1m lengths) (SAS-F43H7D)

SFF-8643 to 4xSFF-8482 Internal SAS Cable

From $36.90
Connects to controller card with SFF-8643 connector and supports up to four SAS/SATA hard drives. 12Gb/s rated. (Available in 0.5m to 1m lengths) (SAS-F4382)

SFF-8643 to SFF-8087 SAS Cable

From $25.99
Connect SFF-8643 controllers to SFF-8087 backplanes, adapters, expanders etc. 12Gb/s rated. (Available in 0.5m to 1m lengths) (SAS-4387)

SFF-8643 to SFF-8643 Internal HD SAS cable

From $18.99
Internal HD Mini SAS cable typically used for connecting controller cards to internal backplanes. 12Gb/s rated. (Available in 0.5m and 1m lengths) (SAS-4343)
12Gb/s Internal to External SAS Cables

1m 4xSATA (device) to SFF-8644 (host) Fanout Cable

$58.99
Connect the HD miniSAS port on your controller to your hard drives/backplane via 4 x internal SATA connectors. 3.3ft. 12Gb/s rated. (SAS-F44H7ID-1M)

1m SFF-8644 to 4xSFF-8482 Fanout Cable

$58.99
Allows you to connect up to four SAS/SATA hard drives to an SFF-8644 HD MiniSAS interface. 3.3ft. 12Gb/s rated. (SAS-F4482-1M)

SFF-8644 HD Mini SAS to SFF-8643 HD Mini SAS cable

From $56.99
Connect internal HD mini SAS ports on a SAS controller directly to an external enclosure with an SFF-8644 HD mini SAS port. 12Gb/s rated. (Available in 1m to 2m lengths) (SAS-4443)

SFF-8644 HD miniSAS External to SFF-8087 miniSAS Internal Cable

From $54.99
Connect your controller's external SFF-8644 controller with internal backplanes, adapters, expanders etc. Not directional, so will work with all applications as long as connectors match. 12Gb/s rated. (Available in 0.5m to 2m lengths) (SAS-4487)

SFF-8644 to 2xSFF-8482 Fanout Cable

From $49.00
Allows you to connect up to two SAS/SATA hard drives to an SFF-8644 HD MiniSAS interface. 12Gb/s rated. (Available in 0.5m to 2m lengths) (SAS-F4482X2)

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