Creators of FlashDisk®  |  (800)325-3700

FlashDisk FX-3400


Redundant Controller Systems

Host Interface SAS 6Gb iSCSI 1Gb iSCSI 10Gb FC 8Gb FC 8Gb + iSCSI FC 16Gb FC 16Gb + iSCSI
Models FX-3438R FX-3452R FX-3464R FX-3418R FX-3442R FX-3474R FX-3488R
Number of Host Ports  8 12 4 8 8 + 4 4 8 + 4
RAID 5/6: IOPS (R/W)  703K / 260K 502K / 367K 958K / 459K 742K / 272K 1,230K / 536K 750K / 282K 1,241K / 541K
RAID 5/6: MB/s. (R/W)  4,662 / 2,803 1,059 / 1,047 4,628 / 2,872 5,418 / 2,867 5,539 / 3,959 5,462 / 2,899 5,565 / 3,979

Single Controller Systems

Host Interface SAS 6Gb iSCSI 1Gb iSCSI 10Gb FC 8Gb FC 8Gb + iSCSI FC 16Gb FC 16Gb + iSCSI
Models FX-3434S FX-3456S FX-3462S FX-3414S FX-3446S FX-3472S FX-3484S
Number of Host Ports  4 6 2 4 4 + 2 2 2 + 2
RAID 5/6: IOPS (R/W)  354K / 228K 263K / 211K 359K / 284K 421K / 279K 667K / 481K 435K / 282K 694K / 493K
RAID 5/6: MB/s. (R/W)  2,831 / 1,688 707 / 704  2,244 / 2,346  2,964 / 1,720  2,811 / 2,978 2,981 / 1,743  2,823 / 2,982

Number of Total SAS/SSD Disks 144 with 3.5” disks in 8 expansion shelves; 160 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

FX-3400 RAID systems feature a 3U RAID unit with (16) 3.5” disks and expansion shelves with either 2.5” or 3.5” disks to 576 TB & 5 GB/s.

FX-3400 Base Unit with Expansion Shelf.

The FX-3400 Series scales to 576 TB with eight expansion shelves using a total of 144 disks with 4 TB each. Virtual Servers and key applications need the speed and RAID 6 data protection that FlashDisk delivers.

FX-3438R with 8 SAS 6Gb ports.

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

FX-3452R with 12 iSCSI 1Gb ports.

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

FX-3464R with 4 iSCSI 10Gb ports.

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

FX-3418R with 8 Fibre Channel 8Gb ports.

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

FX-3442R with 8 FC 8Gb + 4 iSCSI ports.

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

FX-3474R with 4 Fibre Channel 16Gb ports.

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

FX-3488R with 4 FC 16Gb + 4 iSCSI ports.

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

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

Rear view of Fibre Channel and SAS 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 160 disks
    • Supports SAS 6Gb, iSCSI 1Gb & 10Gb, Fibre Channel 8Gb & 16 Gb hosts
    • 8 GB of cache per controller
    • Scales to 576 TB with 8 expansion shelves

    Iometer Performance

    • Throughput MB/s: 5,565 read; 3,979 write
    • IOPS: 1,241K read; 541K 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

    FX-3400 high performance storage expands to 576 TB with (144) 4 TB disks and moves data at over 5,000 MB per sec. The 3U RAID unit with (16) 3.5” disks supports expansion shelves with (16) 3.5” disks or (24) 2.5” disks. 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 FX 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.

    FX-3400 supports single or dual redundant controllers with mirrored cache for SAS, iSCSI or Fibre Channel hosts.

    The FX-3400 is a “SAN-In-A-Box” that can attach to multiple hosts without switches. FlashDisk delivers exceptional performance with over 5,500 MB per second data throughput using SAS 6Gb disk drives and 48Gb SAS backend expansion buses. High performance TrueRAID6 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. 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
    CA ARCserve Replication Protects availability of systems, applications and data
    3U 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 SAS 6Gb, iSCSI 1Gb, iSCSI 10 Gb, FC 8Gb, FC 16Gb
    Expansion shelf interface SAS 6Gb, 4 lanes – 24Gb per port – up to 48Gb per array
    Number of drives – Total capacity (16) 3.5” or 2.5” disks per base unit – 576 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
    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; 360 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 @ 8/10A; 240 VAC @ 3/5?A; 530 W with PFC; 340 W draw
    RAID unit dimensions 5.1″h x 17.5″w x 21″d
    RAID unit weight Approximately 77 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