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RR2P Rugged Removable-Canister Mobile RAID

RR2P™ Dual-Pluggable Canister RAID. Lightweight, 2U Rugged Canister Disk Array with 20 Disks. For Airborn, Shipboard and Ground Mobile Data Recorder. Rugged, Removable Canister RAID Series enables rapid removal of large data stores from reconnaissance and surveillance missions. Each of two pluggable canisters holds ten 2.5″ disks or SSDs.

Models, LCD DIsplay, and GUI

RR2P System

For rapid field re-deployment of critical surveillance vehicles including planes, ships and Humvees, the RR2P dual canister systems enables recorded data to be removed and replaced immediately with fresh canisters in under two minutes.

Pluggable canisters are easy to insert and remove.

Sturdy lightweight, milled-aluminum canister records up to 20 TB and is designed for quick data transfer to ground stations from mobile vehicles. Canister LCD provides status information.

Rear view of canister shows high speed SAS 6 Gb connectors and four variable speed, high performance cooling fans.

Interior view shows the 10 disk drives in the canister.

RR2P Rear I/O panel shows four 8 Gb fibre channel ports, SAS expander port and various management ports.

Military circular, capped connector.

Rugged, ultra-flexible Fibre Channel cables with crush-resistant connectors.


    Pluggable Canister RAID

    • Two canisters per 2U shelf
    • Canister holds ten 2.5” SFF disks or SSDs
    • Rated for 10,000 insertion cycles
    • Positive canister locking mechanism
    • Canister restraints for crash protection
    • Four 8 Gb Fire Channel ports
    • 0° to 40° C operating temperature
    • 2,200 MB read/2,000 MB write throughput

    Connectivity, Capacity & Scalability

    • Supports 20 SAS or SSD 2.5” SFF disks
    • 17” wide  x 22″ deep for ease of mounting
    • Rackmount rail kits available
    • AC or DC power supplies
    • 2 GB controller cache

    Reliabiliy & Serviceability

    • RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, 10, 50, 60 data protection

    Centralized & Remote Management

    • Manage via IP, SMTP, SNMP, RS-232, CLI

    Designed to Meet Military Standards

    • MIL-STD-810F – Environmental
    • MIL-STD-901D – Shock and Vibration
    • MIL-STD-461E – EMI/RFI
    • MIL-STD-1686A – ESD

    Designed as transportable data storage for mobile field use aboard planes, ships and ground transport, the RR2P is a lightweight aluminum 2U RAID disk array, weighing 48 pounds fully loaded, featuring two secure, yet easily removable disk canisters. Each canister holds 10 compact 2.5” Small Form Factor (SFF) disk drives with capacity up to 2 TB each and total system capacity to 40 TB. For speed, capacity and economy a variety of SAS and Solid State Disks (SSDs) are available in the 2.5” SFF size to meet varying needs. The RAID controller delivers up to 2,000 MB per second write throughput for rapid data recording and up to 2,200 MB per second for data reading and transfer from SAS disks.

    In a typical surveillance application, the post-mission canisters with the critical images are easily removed and plugged into a ground station. Fresh canisters are immediately loaded into the mobile unit for rapid redeployment. All 10 disks in a canister are carried as a single unit by a handle for safe transport. Each canister locks into place with a positive locking lever. Reliable canister connectors are military grade for field usage. For personnel safety during deployment, the canisters are held by secure restraints for crash protection impact to 200G. Canister connecters are military grade and rated for 10,000 insertion cycles.

    The RR2P has four 8 Gb Fibre Channel that can be user configured as dual ports per canister and offers options including AC or DC power supplies variety of disk and SSD storage alternatives. It is conveniently only 17” wide to mount with steel rails or special 1U mounting tray instead of ball bearing rollers to avoid potential Foreign Object Damage (FOD).

    The RR2P is designed to facilitate rapid data transfer from mobile vehicles to ground stations. Importantly, the RR2P will operate at 40° C and at 10,000 foot pressurized attitudes. Variable speed fans provide cooling on demand while reducing noise and vibration at moderate ambient temperatures. A front-mounted LCD on each canister provides power, activity and status information.


    2U RAID Disk Array
    RAID controller 1 high speed RAID controller, SBB 2.0
    Canisters 2, each with 10 SFF 2.5″ disks or SSDs
    RAID levels supported 0, 1, 5, 6, 10, 50, 60
    Fibre Channel Host interface 4 x 8 Gb also supports 4 Gb & 2 Gb
    Drive interface 6 Gb SAS
    Number of drives/Total capacity 20 drives/40 TB maximum capacity
    On-line capacity expansion Automaticaly adds drives to existing array
    Cache memory capacity 2 GB standard, 4 GB and 8 GB optional
    Hot spare drives User configurable with 1 or more per canister available
    Non-volatile cache Optional battery backup option with 72 hour protection
    Maximum LUNs 1024 LUNs
    LUN masking Configurable for each host LUN on FC SAN
    Port Mapping Map ports to servers for direct attach environments
    Multipathing (MPIO) MPIO supported for Windows and Linux
    Capacity 10 SAS or SSD disks
    Weight 10 lbs with HDDS; 8 lbs with SSDs
    Display Center mounted LCD with status information
    Keying Keyed left/right cansiters optional
    Connectors Military grade rated for over 10,000 insertion cycles
    Latch Individual canister latching for secure insertion
    Restraints Crash resistant canister restraints for personal safety
    Cooling fans 4 variable speed cooling fans per canister
    Disk Drives
    2.5” SAS disk drives, 15k rpm 146, 300 GB
    2.5” SAS disk drives, 10k rpm 600, 900 GB, 1.2 TB
    2.5” SAS disk drives, 7.2k rpm 1 TB
    SSD MLC disk drives 400, 800 GB, 2.0 TB


    Controls and Indicators
    Firmware embedded manager Access via RS-232 port
    Firmware embedded web browser Use standard web browser on 10/100 Gb LAN port
    Firmware embedded CLI Command Line Interface for text management
    Firmware embedded SMTP Monitor system events via email
    Firmware embedded SNMP Monitor system events via SNMP without agent
    Indicators Front panel power and status indicators
    Operating systems Supports industry standard operating systems
    Platforms supported Supports Fibre Channel and embedded FPGA hosts
    Remote monitoring ports RS-232 and 10/100 Ethernet
    Storage Management
    Event notification Automatic event and problem alert notification
    Manage out of band Ethernet
    Centralized management Manage from any LAN workstation with web browser and no additional software
    Power mode Available in with AC or DC power
    AC power; DC power 100-240 VAC, 47-63 Hz, 750 W; 10-36 VDC, 600 W
    Power connector Military circular, capped connector
    Power consumption 550 Watts peak, 350 Watts operating
    RAID unit dimensions 3.5″ (2U) high x 17″ wide x 22″ deep
    RAID unit weight 48 lbs. with HDDs; 44 lbs with SSDs
    Temperature 0° to 40° C operating; -40° to 60° C non-operating
    Cooling system 2 high volume cooling fans on rear panel
    Compliance UL approved; FCC & CE pending
    Warranty & Service
    Standard warranty One year warranty and toll-free hotline
    Service Contracts Extend standard warranty for subsequent years,
    Upgrade to on-site service in continental US


    LCD Display

    RR2P LCD Drive OK Indicators

    Canister LCD displays drive status including internal temperatures.

    RR2P LCD Failed Drive Indicators

    Canister LCD red indicators signify failed drives.

    RR2P LCD Drive Absent Indicators

    The “X” indicates drives not present.

    RR2P LCD Fan Warning

    The “fan warning” indicates fan failure and a subsequent screen identifies the problem fan.

    RR2P LCD Cable Error

    Cable errors causes all drives to be tagged as “missing” and produces “cable error” message below the image.

    RR2P LCD Temperature Warning

    Temperature over the limit produces a “temperature warning” message.


      RR2P System Status

      RR2P monitors status with easy to recognize fault indicators.

      RR2P Logical Drives

      RR2P logical drives displays online, offline and rebuild status.