SAS Expanders & Enclosures

SAS Expanders allow you to maximize the storage capability of your SAS controller card. With only 4 or 8 ports, many SAS controllers actually support up to 128 hard drives, and this can only be achieved via a SAS expander enclosure solution.

PC PitStop's 12G SAS expander enclosure offerings use the industry leading Areca ARC-8028 expander modules. The ARC-8028 has three SFF-8644 ports, one or two can be used to connect to the controller card, while the rest can be used to daisy-chain additional enclosures. When you need more capacity, just add another enclosure to the chain - no more worrying about putting in a new controller card to handle the additional drives. SAS expanders and controllers also work with low-cost SATA-III hard drives. We use high-quality Zippy server-class power supplies in our enclosures, and every rackmount expander enclosure has a 3 year warranty.

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12Gb/s SAS Expander Enclosures

12 bay 12G Trayless SAS Expander Enclosure

$1,150.00
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. 460W 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-SASE1612G)

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

$1,995.00
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. (HA-S5212RM)

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

$2,295.00
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. (HA-S5316RM)

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

$2,395.00
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. (HA-S5224RM)

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

$2,695.00
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. (HA-S5424RM)
6Gb/s SAS Expander Enclosures

16-bay 2.5" SAS/SATA Tower Expander Enclosure

$899.00
Supports up to sixteen 2.5" SAS or SATA drives, including SSDs with built-in expander. One internal SFF-8088 miniSAS connector for conection to your controller and a second one for daisy-chaining. Includes 16 hot swap drive trays. 6Gb/s rated. 460W Zippy power supply. 1 year warranty. (SC-SASE16T25)

8 Bay 6G SAS/SATA Trayless Tower JBOD w/ Expander - E0806T

$599.99
Compare to Areca ARC-4036! Supports up to 8 SAS or SATA hard drives or SSDs via a single MiniSAS SFF-8088 cable. Built-in SAS expander board allows you to daisy chain additional enclosures as your storage needs grow. (SC-SASE8T)

12 bay 6G Trayless SAS Expander Enclosure

$949.00
12 SAS or SATA drives in one box using only a single cable SFF-8088 miniSAS connection with SAS reliability and performance. 2400MB/sec bandwidth. Trayless design allows easy installation and effortless hot-swapping. Reliable 500W whisper quiet power supply. Ideal desktop direct-attached mass-storage solution. (SC-SASE126GT)

15 bay 6Gb/s SAS Expander Tower JBOD Enclosure - E1506

$975.00
15 SAS or SATA drives in one box using only a single SFF-8088 MiniSAS cable for great storage density. Supports both 3.5" and 2.5" drives. SAS reliability and performance. 2400MB/sec bandwidth. Fully hot-swappable, lockable trays, fan failure & temperature alarms. Reliable 500W whisper quiet power supply. Ideal desktop direct-attached mass-storage solution. (SC-SAS156G)

15 bay 6G Trayless Rackmount SAS Expander JBOD - ER1506T

$1,249.00
Trayless! Supports up to 15 SAS or SATA drives via a single mini-SAS cable to the controller card in your server. 6Gbp/s bandwidth across all four channels yields 2400MB/s throughput. Daisy chain additional enclosures as your storage needs grow. High quality 500W power supply. 1 year warranty. (SC-SASE15RMT)

15 bay 6G Trayless Rackmount SAS Expander JBOD w/ Redundant PSU - ER1506TR

$1,499.00
Trayless! Supports up to 15 SAS or SATA drives via a single mini-SAS cable to the controller card in your server. 6Gbp/s bandwidth across all four channels yields 2400MB/s throughput. Daisy chain additional enclosures as your storage needs grow. High quality redundant 500W power supply. 1 year warranty. (SC-SASE15RMTD)

RAID Machine 8 bay 6G External SAS Expander Enclosure - N3208RM & R3208RM

$995.00
Excellent performance at a low cost while offering dasiy chaining and single cable connection capability. Connects to a SAS controller through a single SFF-8088 multilane connector with 2400MB/sec bandwidth. You can daisy-chain several for up to 128 drives! Dual 80x38mm fans provide excellent cooling with drive fail/locate indicators, fan failure and high-temperature alarm. High quality Zippy power supply and sliding rails built-in. (SC-SASE8R)

RAID Machine 12 bay 6G SAS Expander Enclosure - N3212RM & R3212RM

$1,250.00
High SAS/SATA storage density in 2U space and excellent performance at a significantly lower cost by offering non-redundant PSU option. Connects to a SAS controller through a single SFF-8088 multilane connector with 2400MB/sec bandwidth. You can daisy-chain several for up to 128 drives! Dual 80x38mm fans provide excellent cooling with drive fail/locate indicators, fan failure alarm, high-temperature alarm and monitoring. High quality Zippy power supply and sliding rails built-in. (SC-SASE126GR)

RAID Machine 16 bay 6G SAS Expander Enclosure - N3316RM & R3316RM

$1,425.00
With the 16 SAS/SATA drives of the 3U JBOD, you begin to take full advantage of the excellent 2400MB/sec bandwidth offered by a single SAS connection to your controller card. You can daisy-chain several for up to 128 drives! Dual 80x38mm fans provide excellent cooling with fan failure alarm, high-temperature alarm. High quality 510W Zippy power supply and sliding rails are built-in. (SC-SASE166GV2)
SAS Expander Compatible Controllers

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 MegaRAID 9280-16i4e SAS RAID Controller - LSI00210

$839.00
Support for 6Gb/s SAS and SATA hard drives. 4 internal 8087 connectors, 1 external 8088 connector, PCIe 2.0 x8 interface, 800MHz PowerPC, 512MB Cache, RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, 10, 50 and 60. (SC-9280-16i4e)

LSI MegaRAID 9280-24i4e SAS RAID Controller - LSI00211

$1,265.00
Support for 6Gb/s SAS and SATA hard drives. 6 internal 8087 connectors, 1 external 8088 connector, PCIe 2.0 x8 interface, 800MHz PowerPC, 512MB Cache, RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, 10, 50 and 60. (SC-9280-24i4e)

LSI MegaRAID 9286-8e SAS RAID Controller - LSI00332

$295.00
Support for 6Gb/s SAS and SATA hard drives. 8 port, 2 external 8088 connectors, PCIe 3.0 x8 interface, Dual 800MHz PowerPC cores, 1GB Cache, RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, 10, 50 and 60. (SC-9286-8E)

LSI MegaRAID 9286CV-8e SAS RAID Controller - LSI00333

$395.00
Support for 6Gb/s SAS and SATA hard drives. 8 port, 2 external 8088 connectors, PCIe 3.0 x8 interface, Dual 800MHz PowerPC cores, 1GB Cache, RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, 10, 50 and 60. MegaRAID CacheVault flash cache protection (included).
Save over $300 off regular price! (SC-9286CV-8E)

LSI MegaRAID 9380-8E 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)
SAS Expanders

Adaptec 82885T 12Gb/s SAS Expander Card

$389.99
The Adaptec 12Gb/s SAS expander card features 36 ports (28 internal, 8 external) via HD MiniSAS connectors. The card draws power from the PCIe slot, but alternatively power can be supplied through a standard 4 pin molex connector. Low profile MD2 form factor. (SC-ADP82885T)

Areca 24-port 12G SAS Expander - ARC-8028-24

$599.99
Supports up to 24 SAS/SATA hard drives or SSDs. Daisy chain additional expanders to support even more drives. Three external SFF-8644 connectors, six internal SFF-8643 connectors for connecting to hard drives. Cables not included. (SC-ARC-8028-24)

Areca ARC-8026MB Mounting Bracket for ATX I/O Shield

$35.00
Allows you to mount an Areca ARC-8026 expander module into a standard case where the motherboard ATX IO panel would normally be. (SC-ARC-8026MB)

Astek A33606-PCI 6gbps SAS Expander Card

$485.00
Areca ARC-8026-24 substitute! Supports up to 24 SAS/SATA hard drives via (2) SFF-8088 inputs. Daisy chain additional expanders to support even more drives. PCI/PCI-Express card form factor. Includes standard L bracket (not shown). (SC-A33606-PCI)

Astek A33606-PCI Expander Housing for 5.25" Bay

$25.00
Use this to mount the Astek A33606-PCI 6G expander in a 5.25" bay or in an enclosure chassis. Molex power cable included. (RMC-ASTEKCAGE)

Intel 36 Port 12Gb/s SAS RAID Expander - RES3FV288

$328.99
The Intel 12Gb/s SAS RAID expander card features 36 ports (28 internal, 8 external) via HD MiniSAS connectors. The card draws power from the PCIe slot, but alternatively power can be supplied through a standard 4 pin molex connector. Low profile MD2 form factor. (SC-RES3FV288)

Intel RES2SV240NC SAS RAID Expander Card

$218.99
6Gb/s expander card that allows for expanding 4 or 8 ports to 16 or 20 ports respectively. Features 6 x SFF-8087 MiniSAS ports. Gets power from the PCIe connector, however it can also be powered by the 4 pin molex connector instead. Includes standard height and low profile L brackets! No cables included. (SC-INTELEXP24)

0.6m SFF-8643 to SFF-8087 SAS Cable Set (6 pcs)

$119.99
Cable set for Areca ARC-8028-24 SAS expander module. Allows you to connect the expander to the backplanes in your enclosure. Six cables included. (SC-ARC-8028-24C)
SAS Switches

Astek 12-port 12G SAS Switch - Model A54812-SW

$3,399.00
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. (SC-A54812-SW)

Astek 12-port 12G SAS Switch - A54812-SW (2 pack)

$6,499.00
2 pack for High Availability Failover Cluster setups! 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. (SC-A54812-SWx2)

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