Sans Digital, a brand of high performance storage subsystems, is introducing its redesigned AccuNAS AN208L, a 2U 8-bay network attached storage rackmount. In addition to the previous enterprise-level features, this NAS rackmount now performs faster than ever with a brand new hardware design. Unlike its previous Pentium D processor, the newly designed AN208L now supports Intel Duo-Core Xeon E3100 3.0GHz CPU with 1333MHz FSB and 6MB of cache or higher. Like the portable MobileNAS MN4L+ model, the AN208L supports hot-swap with RAID 1 (mirroring), 0 (stripping), 5 and 6, allowing the protection against hard drive failures or drive space expansion.
The AccuNAS AN208L is equipped with dual Gigabit Ethernet ports, and 1GB of memory that is upgradeable to 4GB. The AN208L includes iSCSI initiator and target support for storage expansion with other iSCSI supported AccuNAS or MobileNAS products. It also offers optional gateway capability, and is expandable via Fibre Channel, SCSI, and SAS ports for the connection to other direct attached storage devices, including AccuRAID and EliteRAID series. When operating with an optional 10 Gigabit Ethernet network interface card, the gateway option allows the capacity of the storage server to achieve 200TB or higher with over 600MB/s performance.
In addition to the enhanced hardware features, the AN208L is also designed with advanced software features to reinforce data protection. It supports NAS-to-NAS folder replication and optional NAS-to-NAS mirroring failover. Its Volume Snapshot and System Configuration Backup and Restore features allow immediate data restoration to decrease server downtime. “The AN208L is a performance tuned Linux-based server operating system with unlimited possibilities,” stated Grandy Chen, Sans Digital’s President. “The Sans Digital Linux NAS product series is fully interoperable for folder replications, and could be deployed across multiple remote offices and locations.”
Sans Digital is a brand of high capacity, multi-functional advanced storage products. Sans Digital offers hot-swappable JBOD and RAID products for direct attached storage, network attached storage, and storage area network. Sans Digital’s single unit towers are designed with mobility in mind to be used in a personal and home environment, while its rackmounts are widely popular in enterprise settings. Sans Digital is a storage solutions provider to consumers, businesses and institutions across the world.