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Rugged High  Performance, High Availability Enterprise Storage, RAID Servers, NAS, SAN and iSCSI RAID 6 Systems and Subsystems… Highly scalable ultimate RAID 6 solution for demanding Real-Time applications and harshest environments!                                                                  Prices from $599

R-STOR™ 1TB to 180TB High availability RAID storage systems.  Scalable, Up to 180TB (unformatted) array systems. Big Savings for Enterprise storage solutions, video streaming and Real time OLTP. Lowest cost, and high performance. Deployable for NAS/ SAN and IP SAN with iSCSI or Fibre Channel and SCSI Protocol support optimization. Enterprise wide data migration , or replication and data warehousing with secure, world wide web or Internet access. Using Native Serial-ATA (SATA) high performance drives ensures low-cost in capital equipment and growth.

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Cepoint   R-STOR™ NAS Server, Rx200/300/400 and 500 Series Rugged, Rack mount NAS/SAN solutions

Serial ATA stand alone, SATA to SCSI or SATA to FC-AL 2GB/s Fibre Channel  Host Bus Disk Arrays. Ideal for SAN and Enterprise Network attached , fault tolerant, clustering solutions. Space saving 2U, 3U, 4U or 5U Profile with 4, 8, 12, 14, 16 24 -drives and 48-drive bays SATA 3.0GB/s to SCSI or Fiber Channel  RAID  0, 1,  3, 5, 6 10, 60, 50 and JBOD configurable options.

 4TB scalable RAID 54TB SATA RAID3.5TB IDE-SCSI RAIDDesktop Mini-Video RAID Solution9-Bay 2.2TB NAS SolutionEnterprise SCSI RAID8-bay IDE RAID Solution16-Bay Enterprise Storage RAID Solution

Photos : (Models RA316/Rx316 series), RA314, RAS3160, Mini-DV RAID, RAS2609, RA300, Rx2U8, RS3160, RA212/RS212.Please CALL products not listed for more).

High Performance, High Availability and High Scalability with added remote client access IP security features for data transfer..

Plug-and-play shared Raid array storage Server Sub-system, built to solve your Enterprise storage needs and, save you lots of cash and headache! R-STOR™ is built using  64-bit powerful RISC processor. This ensures 24 x7 continuous high performance, availability and reliability in high computing or mission-critical applications.                                        



PRODUCT  GENERAL OVERVIEW(Please enquire about specific product info)    

Two Fibre Channel FC-AL 4/2GB/s) or SCSI-320  Host Channels or iSCSI interface to Switch fabric, Gigabit Ethernet or Host

Two Fibre Channel or two SCSI-320 host channels with up to 48 serial ATA (SATA) -II 3.0GB/s drives in a single storage box/subsystem.

Supports up to 16 or 24 SATA  (Serial ATA )compatible hard disk drives drives

Multiple logical volumes and Drive with different RAID Level configurations

Dynamic sector repair, auto detection, auto rebuild, hot spare, and hot swap capability

Intelligent Drive Handling:


RAID Levels:  RAID Levels support 0, 1, 3, 5, 6, 10, 50,60 and JBOD

Highest capacity with RAID 5 performance

Modular components:


Enclosure Fault Management

The operating status of different subsystem components, including the power supply units, fans, controller modules and disk drives; are monitored by the subsystem. An audible alarm, and LEDs and the RAID manager software can all serve to notify onsite users of component failure. Administrators can also be notified  remotely via e-mail, SNMP, pager, or a LAN broadcast.

Photo: (Model Rx316 vertical drive config)

Rx300 or 400 SATA  series comes as 3U or 4U, 4 to 16bays or 24 or 48 bays, SATA to SCSI or SATA-to-Fibre channel FC-AL 2/4GB/s host bus Interface with up to 200 or 400 GB/s data transfer rate, making it one of the best blazing speed RAID Subsystem.

Disk auto rebuild. Failed drive auto rebuild Failed drive indicators Audible alarm Host independent Environment monitor Online expansion and continuous rebuild.

Consistently checks status Password protection Fax / Pager notification UPS connection Bad block auto-remapping.


Fibre Channel Operation Specifications (fibre equipped models only):


Fibre Channel Data Rate:  2/4Gb/sec

Multi-rate Option:  Auto-negotiates for 1Gbs or 4/2Gbs operation

BIOS Support:  Bootable (Arbitrated Loop)

Topology:  Arbitrated Loop – public and private, fabric support (F- and FL-login)

Class FC-2 and 3

Upper Layer Protocol:  SCSI FCP – on-chip automation of complete SCSI I/O

Loop Initialization  :Completely hardware-based for high availability

Arbitrated Loop Capabilities:  Loop map, loop directed reset, loop broadcast

Link Diagnostics:  Link status indicators, internal/external loopback



RAID Management:


RAID CONTROLLERS (Fibre-Channel & SAS, & iSCSI available for sub-subsystems only)

R-STOR™ plug-and-play raid array storage sub system  has been designed to meet your current storage need and the ever growing hunger for more storage space for your enterprise. Today’s applications are faced with exponential storage growth, complex network infrastructures and tight budgets. Cepoint’s R-STOR™ storage sub system  allow you to boost storage and network capacity without adding management complexity. Comparing the low-cost and simplicity with other vendors complex and expensive systems will convince you that you have made the right choice by selecting R-STOR™ as the most cost saving and viable alternative. Cepoint’s clustering servers provide enterprise-class performance, reliability and scalability. Featuring cross-platform file sharing, seamless integration with popular management tools, extensive backup software support, hardware redundancy and advanced capabilities such as data replication and aggregation, Cepoint’s servers and storage systems will satisfy the demands of today’s evolving and demanding enterprise environments without squeezing your company’s wallet dry.

R-Stor Rx, RA, RS and RS series  IDE-SCSI or iSCSI,Fiber Channel-to-SATA / PATA or SCSI RAID storage subsystems from Cepoint Networks combine the  cost-effective performance of SATA/ATA RAID with SCSI or Fibre bus connectivity at  1 or 2/4GB/s fibre  channel, iSCSI. Gigabit Ethernet or Ultra 320 SCSI performance without the high-end price.

R-STOR™ uses  RISC processor, a powerful  XOR RAID engine for high performance fail-safe, 24x7 operations. utilizes  standard Fibre Channel or iSCSI technology, performance feature set and so can deliver reliable, high-performance data protection to support mission critical, business applications on mid and high-range RAID subsystems.






Operation System :

OS independent and Transparent


Powerful RISC microprocessor

 Processor :

 RISC or Dual-Core Xeon Processor

RAID Level :

0, 1, 3, 5, 6,10, 60, 50, JBOD (may vary upon model)

RAID Architecture :

Multiple RAID

Cache Memory :

Up to 1024MB(1GB) SDRAM With ECC on board

Dual Controller Capability :

Yes (option)

Battery Backup :

Yes (option)

SCSI Architecture :

Multiple ID & Multiple LUN

SCSI or Fibre Channel to Host :

1or 2 x FC-AL 2/4GB/s  ports or SCSI or iSCSI

SATA/ATA-133 Channel to Device :

Max. 24/48 /Minimum 4 (depends on Model)

Data Transfer Rate :

Up to 3GB/s SATA

Devices support per Channel :

Up to 30 (for some SCSI-SCSI versions)

Disk Drives :

Up to 24 or 48 drives (depending on model0

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


Serving up your Enterprise application demands. R-Stor’s Transparent functionality ensures that your enterprise storage interoperability will help reduce cost and complexities associated with high availability in mission-critical applications requiring 24 x 7 uptime.                                   

Whether you are implementing clustering using Oracle’s 9i RAC (Real Application Clustering) or just shared array storage for high availability, R-stor’s easy-to-implement features makes this a snap. Advantages include: 1) Reduced cost of lost application Services  due to unavailability of applications. 2) Increase data and system availability uptime. 3) Avoid extended downtime with implementation of clustering . 4) Easy scalability. Grow your Enterprise storage capability as the need increases

Drive Bays Provided

Free Qty

Varies (zero when fully populated from factory)

Total drives Qty

24/16/15/14/12/11/9/8 or 4 drives (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

24/16/15/14/12/11/9/8 or 4 drive options

Chassis Supported Devices Modules

Up to 24  or 48

Chassis Type

Heavy-duty Storage cold rolled steel cabinet





 1.75”(1U), 3.5”(2U), 5.25” (3U), 7” (4U) or 8.75" (5U)


75 Lbs (approx; fully populated with 16 drives)


19” (17” without rack mount ears)

Environmental Parameters

Humidity Range Operating

10 - 90% RH

Max Altitude Operating

1000 Ft

Max Operating Temperature

0 °C - 45 °C / 32°F - 115°F

Non Operating Temperature

-25°C - 65 °C / -13° - 149°F

Vibration Tolerance Storage

1.5G @ 5-500 Hz

Operating System


Windows 2000/NT,  Linux, Unix AIX, operating software compatible


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Models available

Model 314 (14 drives, 3U) Model 315(15 drives, 3U)

Model 209(9 drives, 2U). Model 316(16 drives, 3U) Model Rx424 (24drives) , Rx416, Rx524, RAS 300 series

Packaged Quantity


Product Line

Cepoint Storage Raid array Sub-system

Host Interface Provided

Connector Type

 2 x FC-AL (4/2GB/s) or 2xSCSI-Ultra160, RJ-45, RS-232, (may vary on models P/N)  2 x Ext. 68 pin type-P connector

Interface (Storage)

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


2  (option)


Height (Rack Units)

1U, 2U, 3U (19”W x 5.25”H x 26” D)/ 4U (19” W x7.0”H x 26”D) / 2RU/5


Compliant Standards

IEEE 802.3 802.3z 802.3U

Data Link Protocol

Ethernet, Gigabit Ethernet, Fast Ethernet (option), FC-IP, SCSI

Form Factor

Integrated  (option)

Network Transport Protocol

TCP/IP, AppleTalk protocols, SMTP, FC and iSCSI

Remote Management Protocol



Embedded Network Interface Adapter

Power Supply

Form Factor

Plug-in module

 Frequency Required

50/60 Hz

Power Wattage (Operational)

 Redundant  Power up to 900 Watts / or 1000 Watts (non redundant)


Power supply - hot-plug / redundant


AC 100/240 Volts (-48V dc-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.


Drive slot Type

Hot swappable dr. slots



Drivers & Utilities: Windows and Linux, Unix clustering support



Hard drive array 480GB to 9.6TB can be daisy chained to 50TB

Storage CD/DVD


1 Slim CD-ROM (depends on model)



 2 x FC-AL (2/4Gb/s), RS-232,  RJ-45, 68-pin Ext U320/160 SCSI

Storage Controller

Controller Interface Type

SATA-150 Mbs/PATA-133 or U320/ U160 SCSI (may vary)

Form Factor

Integrated or Host Bus Adapter


1 min. 2 max Standalone/ or 1 shared

Max Storage Devices

 Up to 24

RAID Level

RAID 0,  1, 0 + 1, 3,  5, 10, 30, 50, JBOD (depends on model )

Supported Device Type

 Serial-ATA-II , SCSI, PATA-133 IDE and Fibre Channel



Storage Hard Drives

UnFormatted Capacity per drive

750GB max per drive(Up to 18TB for total Cap per chassis)


Up to 24( for model Rx524 )  or 16 for model Rx316

Interface Type

 SATA-II (3.0GBs/) SATA-I/PATA or Ultra 320/Ultra 160 SCSI option)

Total Max Cap/system

Up 180TB



Storage Removable Backplane Modules


  HDD SATA-3GB/sec backplane interface carrier/ or U320 SCSI

System Requirements

Operating System: Transparent, R-STOR™ is 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 Open Server 5.0.5, SunSoft Solaris 7

Video Output


 DB-15 VGA Option (Installed Option)

ORDERING:  Please specify Rack units(1U, 2U, 3U,4U or 5U), Model,  No. of drives, Drive types, Total storage capacity and Host Bus Option . Specifications are subject to change without notice. 

When placing order please Contact us: .603.883.7979. fax: (603)883-3266 Cepoint Networks, LLC  copyright© 2002-2013. All rights reserved.

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