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RF-2300 (2U, 3.5” drives)


Redundant Controller Systems

Host Interface iSCSI 10Gb Fibre Channel 8Gb Fibre Channel 16Gb
Models RF-2364R RF-2318R RF-2374R
Number of Host Ports 4 8 4
RAID 5/6: IOPS (R/W) 369K Read / 275K Write 847K Read / 275K Write 850K Read / 526K Write
RAID 5/6: MB/s. (R/W) 3,481 Read / 2,439 Write 5,106 Read / 2,089 Write 5,291 Read / 2,778 Write

Single Controller Systems

Host Interface iSCSI 10Gb Fibre Channel 8Gb Fibre Channel 16Gb
Models RF-2362S RF-2314S RF-2372S
Number of Host Ports 2 4 2
RAID 5/6: IOPS (R/W) 198K Read / 158K Write 406K Read / 268K Write 407K Read / 267K Write
RAID 5/6: MB/s. (R/W) 2,241 Read / 2,327 Write 2,847 Read / 1,571 Write 2,898 Read / 1,599 Write

Number of Total SAS/SSD Disks 108 with 3.5” disks in 8 expansion shelves; 156 with 2.5” disks in 6 expansion shelves
3.5” SAS/SATA Disks SAS: 15K rpm: 450, 600 GB; 7.2K rpm: 2, 3, 4 TB
2.5” SAS Disks 15K rpm: 146, 300 GB; 10K rpm: 600, 900 GB & 1.2 TB; 7.2K rpm: 1 TB
2.5” SSD Disks SAS SLC: 100, 200, 400 GB – SAS MLC: 200, 400, 800 GB, 2.0 TB
Compatibility Supports any open O/S; Supports VMware, Citrix, Hyper-V
Reliability RAID 0, 1, 3, 5, 6, 10, 15, 16, 30, 50, 60; Hot swap components; Hot spare drive; Automatic rebuild; Path failover
Manageability FlashDisk Global Manager manages multiple FlashDisk units over network; Automated alerts
Warranty and Service One year warranty; On-site service; 24×7 automated “call home” to US call center; Live technical phone support

RF-2300 RAID systems feature a 2U RAID unit with (12) 3.5” disks and are ideal for mobile applications – providing field durability and data protection at COTS prices.

RF-2300 Base Unit with Expansion Shelf

Virtual Servers and key applications need the speed and RAID 6 data protection that FlashDisk delivers. The RF-2300 Series supports up to 432 TB with optional expansion shelves.

RF-2318R with 8 Fibre Channel 8Gb ports.

Rear view of Fibre Channel and iSCSI Base Systems and common SAS Expansion Unit.

RF-2374R with 4 Fibre Channel 16Gb ports.

Rear view of Fibre Channel and iSCSI Base Systems and common SAS Expansion Unit.

RF-2364R with 4 iSCSI 10Gb ports.

RF-2310R expansion with 4 SAS 6Gb ports.


    Rugged Features

    • Sturdy milled aluminum door with hinges
    • Easy to operate thumbscrew door locks
    • Dust/moisture seals – door top and bottom
    • Heavy-duty dust filters – easy to replace
    • Chassis lock-down mounts to 1U tray
    • Rugged strain reliefs for host cables

    Reliability & Serviceability

    • RAID 6 dual parity data protection
    • Hot-swappable drives, power supplies, fans, BBUs, AC inlets, optional controllers
    • Hot spares with automatic drive rebuilds
    • Supports drive path failover & load balancing
    • No single point of failure configurations

    Compatibility, Connectivity, Capacity

    • Supports all virtual platforms and open O/S
    • Supports up to 108 disks with eight 12-drive expansion shelves with 3.5″ disks or 156 disks with six 24-drive expansion shelves with 2.5″ disks
    • Supports Fbire Channel 8 Gb & 16 Gb
    • Supports iSCSI 10 GB
    • 8 GB of cache per controller
    • Scales to 432 TB with 8 expansion shelves
    • Manage out-of-band via Front Panel, RS-232 and Ethernet
    • Throughput MB/s: 5,291 read; 2,778 write
    • IOPS: 850K read, 526K write

    FlashDisk COTS Rugged disk arrays are designed to protect data from certain environmental perils – at COTS prices. Far less expensive than fully rugged systems, the FlashDisk RF-2300 Series supports Fibre Channel or iSCSI hosts. It supports (12) 3.5” disks in the RAID unit and (12) 3.5” or (24) 2.5” disks in expansion shelves. Both HDD and SSD disks are supported. The RF-2300 RAID unit provides up to 48 TB of storage, expandable to 432 TB with 4 TB drives. As COTS rugged, it is protected against dust, moisture, shock and vibration not offered on standard commercial units. The US Army approved these units for field use and has deployed them worldwide in HUMVEE communication trailers in harsh environments. The front door is crafted of sturdy milled aluminum that provides rigidity and structural integrity. It also houses a heavy-duty dust filter to constrict particle flow and provide a moisture shield to protect internal components. The LCD front panel is easily viewed by field personnel, is EMI protected and uses long life pushbuttons. The door features a dust and raindrop seal. Optionally, the US Army, Navy and Air Force mount the unit to a chassis using five bolts, secured in a triangulated pattern for strength, to a Rugged 1U Tray for land, sea and air operations.

    FlashDisk Global Manager™ provides all storage services and a centralized management pane for multiple systems. FlashDisk RF-2300 supports a base unit with single or dual redundant controllers with mirrored cache and up to eight expansion shelves. RAID 6 provides dual parity for large arrays to protect against two drive failures and to ensure successful disk rebuilds.


    Storage Services
    Virtual Storage Pools Create, expand, and delete storage volumes as requirements change to maximize storage utilization.
    Snapshots Up to 256 snapshots per volume with 4,096 total snapshots and 256 volume copies. Mount and read snapshots, restore files and databases. Rollback to selected time. Host flush agents are available for Windows applications.
    Thin Provisioning Option Provides dynamic storage allocation and maximizes storage utilization.
    Remote Replication Option Storage based replication for business continuity and disaster recovery.
    Mirroring Create mirror volumes, split mirrors, fast resync for data redundancy, backup, data mining and analysis.
    Volume Copy Reconstitute full volumes from snapshots, create multiple full versions to avoid overloading production.
    FlashD2D Backup Scheduled zero-downtime tiered primary to secondary disk-to-disk backup. Enables off-line copy to tape.
    Global Management Manage multiple FlashDisk systems from a single, easy to use GUI from any browser on the web.
    Storage Wizard Wizard simplifies initial setup and enables advanced settings.
    Visual Calendar Scheduler Schedules all storage services including snapshots, volume copies, split mirrors, fast resync and replication easily and intuitively.


    System Options
    Advanced Storage Services Increases snapshots from 64 to 256 per volume; from 1,024 to 4,096 total and increases volume copies from 64 to 256 total.
    LUN Masking Enables volume protection needed in SAN environment.
    External Options
    FlashNAS Appliance High performance NAS filer with snapshots; CIFS/NFS/AFP; NSPF
    2U RAID Base Unit
    RAID controller Single/Dual redundant 64-bit, 12th generation controller
    RAID levels supported 0, 1, 3, 5, 6, 1+0, 15, 16, 30, 50, 60
    Host interfaces iSCSI 10Gb, Fibre Channel 8Gb, Fibre Channel 16Gb
    Expansion shelf interface SAS 6Gb, 4 lanes – 24Gb per port – up to 48Gb per array
    Number of drives – Total capacity (12) 3.5” disks per base unit – 432 TB maximum
    On-line capacity expansion Automatically adds new drives to existing array – “on-the-fly”
    Cache memory capacity Max. 8 GB per controller included standard
    Non-volatile cache Li-ION battery powered backup to flash memory
    Maximum LUNs 1024 total, 64 per host ID
    Maximum number of hosts 8 SAS or 64 Fibre Channel
    LUN mapping/filtering Configurable per logical partition
    Host adapters available for PCI-X, PCI Express
    Power supplies and AC inlets Dual hot-swap redundant 530 W each; dual AC inlets
    2U Expansion Shelf
    Expansion architecture Single/Dual SAS (Serial Attach SCSI) bus
    Expansion shelf architecture Multiplexed access to each drive within the shelf
    Maximum drives/capacity (12) 3.5” or (24) 2.5” disks per expansion shelf – 48 TB per shelf maximum
    Removable drive trays Hot swappable; individual drive locks
    Power supplies Dual hot-swappable; 530 Watts each; 320 Watts typical draw
    Cooling system Dual hot-swappable fan modules
    Active components No active data path components on the midplane
    S.E.S. monitoring controllers Dual, hot-swappable SCSI Enclosure Services modules
    Controls and Indicators
    LCD front operation panel 2 x 16 character display, push button controls.
    LED indicators LED power, battery, controller, and system status
    Alerting Audible and visual alerts
    Component failure Failure indication through LCD and GUI
    LCD front operating console View/edit logical RAID/physical drives, setup hot-spare drives, map hosts, check parity, enable write-back cache, rebuild failed drive, view logs…
    Operating systems Supports 14 Operating Systems including Windows, Linux, and UNIX
    Platforms supported Intel, SUN, HP, IBM RS-6000, Apple, SGI
    Cluster support Supports 9 industry-standards including Windows, Linux, and Veritas
    Hypervisor support VMware ESX, Citrix XenServer, Windows Hyper-V, RHEL KVM
    Remote monitoring ports RJ45 10/100 Ethernet
    Communication protocols TCP/IP, SNMP, SSH
    Storage Management
    Event notification Automatic event and problem alert notification
    FlashAlert call home service 24-hour call center available for immediate action
    Manage out of band Ethernet
    FlashDisk Global Manager GUI Manage storage services of multiple FlashDisks from any web browser
    Uninterruptible power supply Required when using write-back cache
    Redundant AC power Dual 90-260 VAC Inlet, 47-63 Hz
    Power consumption 100 VAC @ 6/10A; 240 VAC @ 3/5 A; 530 W with PFC; 340 W draw
    RAID unit dimensions 3.5″h x 17.5″w x 21″d
    RAID unit weight Approximately 65 lbs. fully loaded with drives
    Operating temperature 0° to 40° C operating; -40° to 60° C non-operating
    Cooling system Two dual hot-swap, ball bearing blowers; 60 dB-A
    Compliance FCC, UL, CE, CSA
    Warranty & Service
    Standard warranty One year, next day on-site and toll-free hotline; Options up to 24×7 on-site
    Installation and service On-site installation; 24×7 service available