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The S12F-2840 is a Fibre Channel storage system with 8Gb/s FC host connectivity and up to one hundred and twelve (112) 6Gb/s SAS drive support. The S12F-2840 accommodates 12 SAS drives to deliver an outstanding price-performance FC SAN. The enterprise-class data protection and exceptional performance of the S12F-2840 are ideal for mission-critical environments.

FC-to-SAS 2U/12-bay ASIC667 Single RAID including 4x FC-8G ports, 1x SAS-6G Exp. port, 1x 1GB DDR-II (up to 4G), 2x PSUs, 2x FAN Modules, 12x HDD trays, 1x Rackmount kit
FC-to-SAS 3U/12-bay ASIC667 Redundant RAID including 8x FC-8G ports, 2x SAS-6G Exp. ports, 2x 1GB DDR-II (up to 8G), 2x (PSU+ FAN Module), 2x (BBU+ Flash Module), 16x HDD trays, 1x Rackmount kit


For details, please refer to the datasheet.

Up to eight 8Gb/s Fibre Channel host ports (four per controller)
  1. Best-of-class throughput and IOPS, ideal fit for IO-intensive and bandwidth-demanding applications
  2. Backward compatible with 4Gb/s or 2Gb/s speeds, protecting current infrastructure investment
  1. Twelve 3.5-inch drive bays in 2U enclosure
  2. Expansion up to 108 HDDs
  1. Support for 2.5” SAS and 3.5” SAS and SATA drives
  2. “Pay-as-you-grow” scalability;

Green design:

  1. High-efficiency power supplies
  2. Intelligent multi-level drive spin-down technology
  1. Power supplies delivering more than 80% energy conversion efficiency
  2. In spin-down state, drives can save up to 60% of energy consumption

Thin provisioning

Ensure the most efficient allocation of pooled capacity

Data protection:

  1. Snapshot
  2. Volume copy/Volume mirror
  3. Sync and async remote replication
Support the highest data availability and quick service restart after storage accidents
CacheSafe technology
Backup battery automatically supplies power to write cached data into flash module for permanent protection during power outage
Fault-tolerant hardware modules
Redundant controllers, PSUs, fans; high-availability hardware design, preventing “single-point-of-failure”
Powerful management suite (SANWatch) support, including multi-pathing functions
  1. Easy management and monitoring of your subsystems anywhere, locally or remotely
  2. Recognize and manage redundant paths; support path failover and load-balancing
Multiple monitoring methods
Real-time problem detection and notification to achieve continuous operation


Host PortsFour or Eight 8Gb/s Fibre Channel ports
(4 per controller)
Cache MemoryUp to 8GB (4GB per controller)
** Default installed memory may vary by model, region, and other factors. Contact our sales representatives for details.
Drive Connectivity6Gb/s SAS connectivity
S.M.A.R.T. support
Automatic bad-sector reassignment
Dedicated bandwidth to each connected drive
Supported Drives• 2.5" 10,000 RPM 6Gb/s SAS drives - 300GB, 450GB, 600GB or 900GB
• 3.5" 15,000 RPM 6Gb/s SAS drives - 300GB, 450GB or 600GB
• 3.5" 7,200 RPM 6Gb/s Nearline SAS drives - 1TB , 2TB, 3TB or 4TB
• 3.5" 7,200 RPM 3Gb/s SATA drives* - 2TB, 3TB or 4TB
* MUX board is required when using SATA drives in dual controller systems
** For the latest compatibility details, please contact our sales representatives
Maximum Number of DrivesPer system: 12
Via JBOD: 108
Corresponding Expansion EnclosureS12S-J2000S for single controller, S12S-J2000R for dual controllers
Form Factor2U
RAID FunctionalityGlobal, dedicated or enclosure hot-spare
RAID levels supported : RAID 0, 1 (0+1), 3, 5, 6, 10, 30, 50, 60
Online expansion by:
Adding new drives
Copying and replacing drives with drives of larger capacity
RAID migration
Configurable stripe size and write policy per system
Intelligent drive handling
In degraded mode: skips irreparable blocks to continue rebuild
In normal operation: data-block verification and repair

Data Services• Thin provisioning
• Local replication **
o Snapshot
o Volume copy/ mirror
• Remote replication*
o Synchronous or asynchronous
* Optional
** Available with Standard license and optional Advanced license
Green Design80 PLUS-certified power supplies delivering more than 80% energy efficiency
Intelligent multi-level drive spin-down
Availability and ReliabilityRedundant, hot-swappable hardware modules
CacheSafe technology
Multi-pathing support (EonPath)
Device mapper support
NotificationVarious event notification methods including email, LAN broadcast, fax, SNMP traps, SMS, and Skype.
ManagementWeb-based SANWatch management software
RS232 serial port for local access to firmware-embedded utility
Automated cache flush and caching mode operation per enclosure status
Telnet and SSH system monitoring via Ethernet
Platform-independent firmware management GUI
LCD keypad panel for monitoring and access to all configuration options
Module status LED indicators: component presence detection & thermal sensors via I2C bus
OS SupportWindows Server 2003
Windows Server 2008, 2008 R2 (including Hyper-V)
RedHat Enterprise Linux
SUSE Linux Enterprise
Sun Solaris
Mac OS X
** For the latest OS support details, please contact our sales representatives.

Service and SupportStandard service: 3-year limited hardware/software warranty and 8x5 phone, web, and email support
Upgrade/Extension service*: replacement part dispatch on the next business day (up to 5 years)
Advanced Service: 24x7 phone, web and email support + onsite diagnostics on the next business day
Premium Service: 24x7 phone, web and email support + onsite diagnostics in 4 hours
* Optional
** Service may vary by region
PowerPower supplies: Two 530W
AC voltage: 100VAC @ 10A to 240VAC @ 5A with PFC (auto-switching)
Frequency: 47-63 Hz
Operating: 0 to 40°C without BBU or CBM / 0 to 35°C with BBU or CBM
Non-operating: -40 to 60°
Altitude: Sea level to 3660m (12,000ft) operating / sea level to 12,192m (40,000ft) non-operating
Relative humidity: 5 to 95% non-condensing, operating and non-operating
Dimensions445mm (W) x 130mm (H) x 497mm (D)
**Without chassis ears / protrusions
Weight20.56kg/ 45.33lbs (without HDDs) for Single Controller Unit
21.66kg/ 47.75lbs (without HDDs)for Dual Controller Unit
Package Dimensions779mm (W) x 564mm (H) x 597mm (D)

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