15 bay 12G SAS Expander Tower Enclosure - E1512

15 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.
Manufacturer part number: E1512

12G-Specific Features

  • Supports DataBoltâ„¢ Bandwidth Optimizer to buffer 6Gb/s data and then transfer it out to the host at 12Gb/s speeds in order to match the bandwidth between faster hosts and slower SAS or SATA devices.
  • Zoning capability to connect up to three groups of drives to different hosts or controllers.
  • Host controller monitoring and temperature-triggered speed control of rear exhaust fans.

Other Features

  • One SFF-8644 multilane HD miniSAS female connector for host connection to a RAID controller or HBA in a PCIe slot of your PC. The interface will let you take advantage of all the bandwidth your hard drives are capable of
  • Completely hot-swappable design, no shutdown required for installations or drive replacements.
  • Two additional HD miniSAS connectors for daisy chaining, zoning or dual-connection capability to the host for cable redundancy and slightly increased bandwidth.
  • Zoning capability to connect groups of drives to different host PCs.
  • Mac compatible (with Areca, ATTO or Highpoint controllers/HBAs)
  • Compatible with nearly all 3.5" SATA and SAS hard drives, including 14TB - "green" drives not recommended.
  • Can be used with 2.5" drives using 2.5" to 3.5" Converters.
  • Thunderbolt connectivity via ATTO SC 3808D External RAID controller (optional)
  • 3 80mm cooling fans in the back, as well as 80mm cooling fans behind each drive cage.
  • Dimensions (WxDxH): 7.5"x17.5"x18"
  • Weight (without packing box): 27.5 lbs
  • 500W whisper quiet power supply 110/220V
  • 1 year parts and labor warranty, lifetime phone & email support.

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