Astek A54812-SW-01 12-port 12G SAS Switch with redundant power supply

Create a low-cost SAS-based SAN with the Astek 12Gb/s SAS switch. Features 12 SFF-8644 HD MiniSAS ports, with an aggregate bandwidth of 576Gb/s.
SKU: SC-A54812-SW
Manufacturer part number: A54812-SW-01

Astek A54812-SW-01 12Gb/s SAS Switch

The Astek A54812-SW-01 is a 1U wide, 12-port (48 lanes) 12Gb/s SAS switch configured with 12 x4 wide-port each capable of 48Gb/s. The switch extends the capabilities of SAS in direct attached storage (DAS) environments by allowing multiple servers to connect to one or more independent storage systems. Astek's A54812 switch is designed to provide customers with an inexpensive and easy to use storage networking option for rackmount server and storge installations in cloud computing, mega datacenter and small to medium-sized businesses (SMB) environments.

By enabling storage resources to be shared across multiple hosts, and managed effectively through SAS zoning, Astek SAS switch products help customers to maximize storage resource utilization, eliminate islands of stroage and simplify storage management, backup and upgrades. For longer distance connections up to 100 meters, the A54812 supports cable management and optical cables. The A54812 is designed for High Availability (HA) applications with features such as Dual Redundant Externally Hot-Swappable Fans and Power Supplies.

Key Applications

  • Rackmount server and storage clusters
  • Cloud and Mega Datacenter Environments
  • High Availability Applications
  • SMB and Departmental


  • Provides exceptional price/performance value, combining flexibility, simplicity and enterprise-class functionality
  • Simple, easy integration
  • Enables DAS to be scaled as a low-cost storage network
  • 12 SAS connectors (4 SAS phys per port for 48 12Gb/s lanes)
  • 48GB/s SAS ports, aggregage bandwidth of 576Gb/s
  • Supports cable management and optical cables
  • Dual hot-swap power supplies
  • Dual hot-swap fans
  • 1U wide form factor
  • SAS and SATA connectivity (> 1000 devices)
  • Standard zoning compliant
  • Out-of-band management utility
  • OS independent
  • 1 year warranty

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