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FlashDisk VX-3400


Redundant Controller Systems

Host Interface SAS 6 Gb SAS + iSCSI iSCSI 1 Gb iSCSI 10 Gb 8 Gb Fibre Channel F/C + iSCSI
Models VX-3434R VX-3478R VX-3452R VX-3464R VX-3428R VX-3448R
Number of Host Ports 4 4 + 4 12 4 8 8 + 4
RAID 5/6: IOPS (R/W) 140K / 60K 137K / 52K 101K / 54K 85K / 36K 148K / 73K 148K / 58K
RAID 5/6: Throughput MB/s. (R/W) 2,677 / 1,187 2,484 / 1,181 944 / 585 1,516 / 734 2,847 / 1,074 2,642 / 1,083

Single Controller Systems

Host Interface SAS 6 Gb SAS + iSCSI iSCSI 1 Gb iSCSI 10 Gb 8 Gb Fibre Channel F/C + iSCSI
Models VX-3432S VX-3474S VX-3456S VX-3462S VX-3424S VX-3444S
Number of Host Ports 2 2 + 2 6 2 4 4 + 2
RAID 5/6: IOPS (R/W) 60K / 42K 70K / 48K 87K / 47K 41K / 27K 87K / 65K 80K / 57K
RAID 5/6: Throughput MB/s. (R/W) 1,366 / 883 1,217 / 724 447 / 304 833 / 413 1,558 / 1,078 1,388 / 884

Number of Total SAS/SSD Disks 112
3.5” SAS/SATA Disks SAS: 15K rpm: 300, 450, 600 GB – 7.2K rpm: 1, 2, 3 TB; SATA: 4 TB 7.2K rpm
2.5” SAS Disks 10K rpm: 300, 450, 600, 900 GB
2.5” SSD Disks SLC: 100, 200, 400 GB – MLC: 200, 400, 800 GB
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

FlashDisk VX-3400 models provide virtual storage pools of tiered SAS and SATA storage with snapshots, mirroring and volume copy in a single unit. It features a “Hybrid RAID” with F/C for application speed and iSCSI for simplified disaster recovery. Cache is backed up to flash memory with a 10-year life.

VX-3428R Series base unit shown with one VX-3410R expansion shelf.

Virtual Servers and key applications need the speed and RAID 6 data protection that FlashDisk delivers. The VX-3400 Series supports up to 112 disk drives and scales to 448 TB with six expansion shelves and 4 TB disk drives. VX-3400 systems are available for SAS hosts, iSCSI hosts or Fibre Channel hosts. VX-3400 provides the highest total capacity and lowest cost per terabyte in a single system.

VX-3434R with 4 SAS 6 Gb ports.

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

VX-3478R with 4 SAS and 4 iSCSI ports.

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

VX-3452R with 12 iSCSI GbE ports.

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

VX-3464R with 2 iSCSI 10 GbE ports.

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

VX-3428R with 8 Fibre Channel 8 Gb ports.

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

VX-3448R with 8 F/C & 4 iSCSI ports.

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

VX-3410R expansion with 4 SAS 6 Gb ports.

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



    • Supports VMware, Citrix, Microsoft Virtual Servers and Applications
    • Supports any open O/S
    • No host software or drivers needed
    • Cluster: Windows, Novell, UNIX, Ljnux . . .

    Connectivity, Capacity & Scalability

    • Supports up to 112 disks
    • Up to 8 F/C 8 Gb, 4 SAS 6 Gb or 12 GbE hosts
    • 2 GB of cache per controller, 4 GB optional
    • Scales to 448 TB with 6 expansion shelves

    Iometer Performance

    • Throughput MB/s: 2,847 read; 1,074 write
    • IOPS: 148K read; 73K write

    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

    Centralized & Remote Management

    • FlashDisk Global Manager out-of-band storage services management over Ethernet
    • Automatic event and alert notification
    • FlashAlert 24-hour “call-home” service

    VX-3400 virtualized tiered storage expands to 448 TB with 112 disks to 4 TB in seven shelves with 16 drives each. It provides performance, reliability, advanced storage services and features FlashD2D – a unique scheduled, zero-downtime disk-to-disk backup. Its FlashDisk Global Manager provides a centralized management pane for all FlashDisk VX Series systems installed and centralized event notifications. This makes it very easy to manage a large, flexible virtual and tiered storage pool including primary storage, snapshot images and mirror volumes. It offers storage based or server based replication (CA ARC-serve Replication) for business continuity and disaster recovery.

    VX-3400 supports single or dual redundant controllers with mirrored cache for SAS, iSCSI, 10 GbE, Fibre Channel or “Multi-Protocol RAID” with either Fibre Channel or SAS plus iSCSI hosts.

    The VX-3400 is a “SAN-In-A-Box” that can attach to multiple hosts without switches. FlashDisk delivers exceptional performance with nearly 2,900 MB per second data throughput using SAS 6 Gb disk drives and 48 Gb SAS backend expansion buses. High performance TrueRAID6, with dedicated hardware ASIC for high speed dual distributed parity, protects against two simultaneous drive failures and ensures fast and 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. Server flush agent supports Windows and Linux 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 VX Series 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
    Thin Provisioning Enables high storage utilization with virtual storage on demand.
    Remote Replication Available on “multi-protocol” models with added iSCSI replication ports.
    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.
    Cache upgrade Expands 2 GB controller cache memory to 4 GB cache.
    External Options
    FlashNAS Appliance High performance NAS filer with snapshots; CIFS/NFS/AFP; NSPF
    CA ARCserve Replication Protects availability of systems, applications and data
    3U RAID Base Unit
    RAID controller Single/Dual redundant 64-bit, 11th generation controller
    RAID levels supported 0, 1, 3, 5, 6, 1+0, 15, 16, 30, 50, 60
    Host interfaces 6 Gb SAS, 8 Gb F/C, GbE, 10 GbE
    Expansion shelf interface 6 Gb SAS, 4 lanes – 24 Gb per port – up to 48 Gb per array
    Number of drives – Total capacity (16) 3.5” or 2.5” disks per base unit – 448 TB maximum
    On-line capacity expansion Automatically adds new drives to existing array – “on-the-fly”
    Cache memory capacity 2 GB, expandable to 4 GB per controller
    Non-volatile cache Li-ION battery powered backup to flash memory
    Maximum LUNs 1024 total, 64 per host ID
    Maximum number of hosts 4 SAS, 64 iSCSI 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
    3U 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 (16) 3.5” or 2.5” disks per expansion shelf – 64 TB per shelf maximum
    Removable drive trays Hot swappable; individual drive locks
    Power supplies Dual hot-swappable; 530 Watts each
    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
    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 @ 9A; 240 VAC @ 4.5 A; 530 W with PFC
    RAID unit dimensions 5.1″h x 17.5″w x 19.2″d
    RAID unit weight Approximately 77 lbs. fully loaded with drives
    Operating temperature 0° to 40° C
    Cooling system Two dual hot-swap, ball bearing blowers; <51 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