RAID Machine 12-bay iSCSI + eSATA + USB3 SAN - I6212RM

Supports up to 12 3.5" SATA drives in a 2U rackmount chassis. Features 4 x 1GbE iSCSI ports in addition to eSATA and USB 3.0 ports for the ultimate in flexibility. Built-in hardware RAID. Perfect for NVR and DVR applications.
Manufacturer: RAID Machine
Manufacturer part number: I6212RM


The RAID Machine I6212RM is truly innovative in that it provides multiple host interfaces to address the needs of different cost-effective RAID storage requirements. The 4 port iSCSI connections deliver high performance, high availability and scalable storage capacity with both direct iSCSI host and IP network connectivity. High transfer rates and more SATA disk channels provide a major benefit for those applications requiring cost-effective RAID solutions that take advantage of the low cost, high capacity SATA disk drives, especially the rapidly growing demand from VMware ESX server external storage, DVR markets and cold storage.

Maximum Host Interoperability

The I6212RM supports eSATA III, iSCSI and USB 3.0 which can work with different application requirements. The 6Gb/s eSATA host interface can be directly attached to host computers by the widely-adopted and low-cost eSATA interface without add-on cards and device drivers, such as a digital video recorder (DVR). As video management systems continue to trend toward IP, iSCSI RAID subsystems have become increasingly popular to provide massive storage capacity in a highly secure manner. The I6212RM is designed with 4 1Gb/s host ports for a cost-effective and shared storage solution with Link Aggregation (LACP, Trunking), Multi-Path IO (MPIO) and iSCSI Multiple Connection per Session (MC/S) support. The I6212RM uses the iSCSI protocol which allows system designers significant flexibility in determining placement of storage within a network as well as how the storage is allocated across multiple NVRs.

Unsurpassed Data Availability

The I6212RM RAID engine features a 1.2GHz storage processor and 2GB onboard DDR3-1200 SDRAM memory to offer high performance with the added advantage of central management and RAID protection. It supports hardware RAID 6 which allows two HDD failures without impacting the existing data and performance. Link aggregation combines Quad Gigabit Ethernet connections to increase data transfer past a single connector and provides redundancy in the event of a failed connection.

Easy RAID Management

Configuration and monitoring can be done either through the LCD control panel, RS232 serial port or the Ethernet port.


  • Supports up to 12 3.5" SATA hard drives, up to 10TB and larger
  • 1.2GHz storage IO processor
  • 2GB DDR3-1200 ECC cache memory
  • Battery backup module ready (optional)
  • Supports RAID levels 0, 1, 10 (1E), 3, 5, 6, 30, 50, 60, Single Disk or JBOD
  • Multiple RAID 0 and RAID 10 (1E) support (RAID 00 and RAID 100)
  • eSATA host: 8 volumes (with port multiplier), iSCSI host: 128 volumes and USB 3.0 host: 8 volumes
  • Online RAID level/strip size migration
  • Online capacity expansion and RAID level migration simultaneously
  • Instant availability and background initialization
  • Support global and dedicated hot spare
  • Automatic drive insertion/removal detection and rebuilding
  • Support for native 4K and 512 byte sector SATA drives
  • Supports intelligent power management to save energy and extend service life
  • Host interface: 1 x 5Gb/s USB 3.0, 1 x 6Gb/s eSATA, 4 x 1GbE iSCSI
  • Environment and drive failure indication through LCD, LED and alarm buzzer
  • SMTP support for email notification
  • SNMP support for remote manager
  • Field-upgradable firmware in flash ROM via RS-232 and LAN port
  • Push buttons and LCD for setup and status
  • Firmware-embedded browser-based RAID manager, SMTP manager, SNMP agent and telnet function via LAN port
  • Host Burst Transfer Rates:
    1xGbE (RAID 5): Up to 107MB/s read, 108MB/s write
    eSATA (RAID 5): Up to 433MB/s read, 393MB/s write
    USB 3.0 (RAID 5): Up to 345MB/s read, 355MB/s write
  • High quality 110/220V 460W server-grade redundant power supply
  • 23" depth, 2U form factor
  • Included Rackmount rails fit 27" to 31" racks. We also have optional brackets for 23" to 24.5" or 21" to 23" racks.
  • 3 year parts and labor warranty, with Lifetime tech support

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