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Rx8500  50TB-Enterprise Giga Storage Solution

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IOmeter Build 2004.07.30 simulation test for File Serving application performance with configuration of 50-TB SATA & SAS combo drives set to write cache enabled, serial Attached SCSI, ISCSI ports and 4GB/s TOE Gigabit ports, indicates 1,200MB/s w/ RAID 5EE and integrated hot-spare.

GigaSTOR Series Raid Storage NAS  or DAS Solutions 50 Drive Bays/50TB

Rugged customized Raid Storage Solution, NAS or DAS  optimized for high availability, high performance computing and Real-Time data storage or streaming applications. Scalable to 50TB in single 50-bay chassis

 SATA/SAS-RAID, iSCSI and Fibre-Channel NAS Solutions or SCSI DAS

Unlike most Storage solutions out there, Cepoint's Enterprise storage solutions are High Performance, High availability systems designed and built for Clustering and super computing platforms or Enterprise content management where Real-Time data storage and access is essential. R-STOR  and GiGASTOR, NAS  SATA, IP Storage,  iSCSI,  SCSI and Fibre-Channel  RAID Storage &  Systems and SUB-SYSTEMS are used in Scientific Research & Development Institutions, Real-Time Video Streaming and HDTV studio production, post-production and content delivery.  OEM PRICE LIST*** General Price( March 2008). Please email  for current prices and custom quotation.

Cepoint GiGASTOR  Rx 8500 series Serial-Attached SCSI -SAS/SATA-II (3.0GB/s)/SATA -SCSI RAID Storage systems, and SATA-RAID offer up to 50TB Storage in 8U (14") Rack Space  and 512TB in one array system. Big Savings. Secure IP. Remote access and data replication via worldwide web, Internet or LAN.  Easy DAS/NAS/SAN deployment. GUI RAID manager and many other features for less than most enterprise high cost and hard to manage storage systems! Compatible with major 3rd party vendor software and switch systems, including Qlogic,  Veritas software, Computer Associates' BrightStor Back-up, Brocade and many others.

Your Enterprise storage source for SATA RAID, NAS, SAN and RAID Storage servers and sub-systems just got better with iSCSI NAS, SATA Appliances and Secure Remote data replication  with ease.

Cepoint GigaSTOR SAS /SATA or Serial Attached SCSI (SAS)/SATA, SCSI or Fibre-Channel NAS solutions. Rx and RA 200/300/400/500/8000 Series Rack mount Storage Systems are flexible and Scalable modular systems. Up to 160/320MB/sec Data transfer rate! Two  Ultra 320 SCSI ports, 2 or 4Gb/s iSCSI or Fibre channel or 10Gb/s Ethernet connectivity and Secure remote data replication options.

  • Plug and Play    

  • RAID Levels 0, 1,5, 6, 10,50 , 60 and JBOD support                                                                          

  • GUI (Graphical User Interface)

  • Auto-Sensing Serial-ATA-II(3.0GB/s)/ SCSI/SAS  modules

  • Auto-Rebuild

  • Up to 320MB/sec SCSI data transfer rate

  • Up to 2/4GB/s Fibre host data rate

  • Quality components

  • Multiple logical unit sizes and RAID levels

  • Remote management features

  • Reliable and maximum uptime

  • Multiple Operating system compatibility

  • SNMP support

  • SMPT support for Email/Page Notification

  • Battery Backup Unit (BBU) support

  • In-band/Out-band management support

  • Browser GUI manager and CLI (Command Line Interface) support

  • Enterprise wide systems compatibility

  • Hot -swap and hot spare support for continuous availability.

  • S.M.A.R.T. NCQ disk drive support for reliability

  • Battery Backup Unit (BBU) support

Applications Includes:

  • HDTV Video content Storage

  • VoIP/ Telephony Data center

  • VOD (Video-On-demand)

  • Video Surveillance Storage Archive

  • Large scale health management data storage

  • Financial Institutions

  • Enterprise Data center

  • Remote Secure Data center

  • High Performance Cluster storage

Rx8500 Enterprise solution is designed for Large contiguous requests and writes, making the unit perfect solution for Real-time media capture storage, Medical Imaging, High end video surveillance, aerial imaging and photography archiving.

Excellent for Simultaneous multiple client & server access in real-time




  • Up to 50 (1-TB)drives in 8U (14" (inch) rack space  19" rackmount and 29" (inch) depth

  • Enterprise power with economical pricing

  • Single or Dual active/active RAID controller

  • Easy to Install and deploy

  • Supports RAID 0, 1, 10, 5, 5EE, 6, 50, 60

  • 50TB- Single management point

  • Up to 4GB cache memory

  • Industry standard compatibility

  • Dual 2GB Fibre Channel ports and Dual-iSCSI ports /(optional 10GB/s Ethernet)

  • Fail Over NIC (Network Interface contrl)

  • Multiple RAID sets and volumes support

  • Plug-N-Play. No steep learning curve

  • Hot-swappable thermostatically controlled cooling fan

  • deigned and built for Industrial environment

  • Easy Web browser GUI (Graphical User Interface) configuration

  • Compatible with most old legacy systems

  • -48V DC-DC power supply option

Enterprise solution with BIG savings on total cost

of ownership



 Sample Photo -Rx8500 High performance Giga-STOR 50TB Enterprise  Storage Solution


Rx8500 NAS series are Fail-resilient, High performance iSCSI NAS or DAS Storage solutions from 24TB to 50TB, scalable to 512TB physical array. Enterprise  NAS storage solutions providing blazing performance, high data availability, maximum user productivity and storage reliability utilizing its excellent and high quality component resources. Its hot-swappable, front-loading, disk drives and RAID 0, 1, 5, 6,10, 50 and JBOD support + hot spare capabilities, as well as dual iSCSI or 4GB/s Fibre ports option, and dual or Quad Gigabit Ethernet network interface with load balancing and failover capabilities ensures fast data protection and recovery. 

 Cepoint's RX8500 is one of the rear Storage solution in the industry with Unified storage technology; utilizing Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) /Serial-ATA (SATA-II 3.0GB/s ) making it ideal to switch usages as a NAS solution or DAS solution  

Rx-8500 Giga-STOR Enterprise Storage Product Features:

Operation System :

OS independent and Transparent


PowerPC 64-bit RISC microprocessor

 Processor :


RAID Level :

0,1,3,5,6,0+1,10, 50, 60 and JBOD (depends on model)

RAID Architecture :

Multiple RAID

Cache Memory :

Up to 2048MB( or 2GB) SDRAM With ECC on board

Dual Controller Capability :

Yes (option)

Battery Backup :

Yes (option depends on model)

SCSI Architecture :

Multiple ID & Multiple LUN

Channel to Host :

Gigabit NIC,/iSCSI/FC-AL (specify)

SATA/ 3.0GB/s3.0GB/s Channel to Device :

Max. 50 /Minimum 12

Data Transfer Rate :

Up to 3.0GB/s or 320MB/s

Devices support per Channel :


Disk Drives :

Up to 50 drives (depending on model)

Tagged Command Queuing :

Yes, up to 256 Commands

Stripe Size :


Write Option :

Write through or Write Back

Hot Swap :


Hot Spare :

Yes (rebuild Transparently & Automatically)

SAF-TE Enclosure Management :


On Line Expansion :


User Friendly GUI man :


Remote Alerts :

SMTP email/ Fax, Pager


Rx-8500 Product Specifications:

Drive Bay Provided

Free Qty

Varies (zero when fully populated from factory)

Total drives Qty

50/48/24/depending on P/N quoted)




Chassis Built-in Devices

Status Alarm indicators/Excellent cooling fans and temp management

Chassis Form Factor

19 Rack-mountable

Chassis Installed Devices Modules

24- Minimum /50-Maximum drive options

Chassis Supported Devices Modules

Up to 50

Chassis Type

Heavy-duty Storage cold rolled steel cabinet





From 10"  up to 14" (max) depending on model or P/N


120lbs - 195Lbs (approx; fully populated with 24 drives) varies


19 (17 without rack mount ears)

Environmental Parameters

Humidity Range Operating

15 - 90% RH

Max Altitude Operating

10,000 Ft

Max Operating Temperature

55 C

Min Operating Temperature

0 C

Vibration Tolerance Storage

2 G @ 5-500 Hz



Windows 2003/NT,  Linux, Unix operating software


 Cepoint Networks, LLC

Models available

4U, 5U, 8U 19" rack mount models available

Packaged Quantity


Product Line

Cepoint Storage Raid array Sub-system

Interface Provided

Connector Type

 2xiSCSI- or SAS, RJ-45, Fiber-channels, Gigabit NIC options available


Ethernet 10Base-T/100Base-TX/1000Base-T x 2


4  (10GB/s option) Gigabit /  or iSCSI


Height (Rack Units)

8U  (19W x 14H x 29 D)


Compliant Standards

IEEE 802.3 802.3z 802.3U

Data Link Protocol

Gigabit Ethernet, Serial-SCSI , iSCSI or 4-GB/s Fibre  options

Form Factor

Integrated  (option)

Network Transport Protocol

TCP/IP, AppleTalk protocols, SMTP, FTP

Remote Management Protocol



Embedded Network Interface Adapter

Power Supply

Form Factor

Plug-in module

 Frequency Required

50/60 Hz

Power Wattage (Operational)

 Redundant 1500Watts x 2 +1  (depends on confi


Power supply - hot-plug / redundant


AC 100/240 Volts (-48V DC optional)


Support Details Full Contract Period

3 year parts and labor

Support Details Location


Support Details Service Included

Phone consulting, Parts and labor

Support Details Type

Technical support, Limited warranty


3yr on system. 3 years warranty on drives.

Slot Provided


Hot swappable



Drivers & Utilities: Windows and Linux



Hard drive array 12TB to 50TB can be daisy chained to 512TB

Storage CD/DVD


1 Slim CD-ROM (depends on model or config) option



RS-232, Dual External Ultra320-SCSI Ports, RJ-45

Storage Controller

Controller Interface Type

SCSI-to-SATA-II/ 3.0GB/s or SAS

Form Factor



1 min. 2 max Standalone/ or 1 shared

Max Storage Devices

16/24 to 50

RAID Level

RAID 0,  1, 0 + 1, 6,  5, 10,60,50,JBOD (depends on model)

Supported Device Type

 Fibre-Channel serial-SCSI or SATA-3GB/



Storage Hard Drive

UnFormatted Capacity per drive

12TB Up to 50TB for total Cap. per system)


24/ 50  drives

Interface Type

SAS/ SATA (internal), or SCSI or Fibre-channel options

Max Cap.

48TB /or 50 Terabyte Max. raw



Storage Removable Modules


  HDD carrier

System Requirements

Operating System: Transparent,

R-STOR  operating system independent and will support:

 Microsoft Windows 2000 / NT4.0/XP/Me, Red Hat Linux 6.2 or later, HP-UX 11.0 or later, IBM AIX 4.3.3 or later, Microsoft Windows 95/98, Apple MacOS 8.0 or later, Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition, UnixWare 7.1.1, SCO OpenServer 5.0.5, SunSoft Solaris 7

Control I/O


 RS-232 & DB-15 VGA Terminal  control 

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