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RF-3400 (3U, 3.5” drives)


Redundant Controller Systems

Host Interface SAS 6Gb iSCSI 1Gb iSCSI 10Gb FC 8Gb FC 8Gb + iSCSI FC 16Gb FC 16Gb + iSCSI
Models RF-3438R RF-3452R RF-3464R RF-3418R RF-3442R RF-3474R RF-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 RF-3434S RF-3456S RF-3462S RF-3414S RF-3446S RF-3472S RF-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

RF-3400 Front View.

RF-3400 RAID systems feature a 3U RAID with (16) 3.5” HDD or SSD disks to 4 TB and are ideal for mobile applications – providing field reliability and
data protection at COTS prices.

RF-3400 Base Unit with Expansion Shelf.

The RF-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.

RF-3438R with 8 SAS 6Gb ports.

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

RF-3452R with 12 iSCSI 1Gb ports.

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

RF-3464R with 4 iSCSI 10Gb ports.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


    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 (240) 3.5″ or 2.5″ disks
    • Supports SAS 6 Gb
    • Supports Fibre Channel 8 Gb & 16 Gb
    • Supports iSCSI 1 Gb & 10Gb
    • 4 GB of cache per controller, 8 GB optional
    • Scales to 576 TB with 8 expansion shelves
    • Managed out-of-band via Ethernet, Telnet
    • Throughput MB/s: 5,565 read; 2,979 write
    • IOPS: 1,241K read, 541K 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-3400 Series supports Fibre Channel and SAS hosts. It supports (16) 3.5” disks in the RAID unit and (16) 3.5” or (24) 2.5” disks in expansion shelves. Both HDD?and SSD disks are supported. The RF-3400 RAID unit provides up to 48 TB of storage, expandable to 576 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 ground, sea and air operations. FlashDisk Global Manager™ provides all storage services and a centralized management pane for multiple systems. FlashDisk RF-3400 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. Server flush agent supports Windows and Linux applications.
    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
    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
    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 79 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