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RV-2500 (2U, 2.5” drives)


Redundant Controller Systems

Host Interface SAS 6 Gb SAS + iSCSI iSCSI 1 Gb 8 Gb Fibre Channel FC + iSCSI
Models RV-2534R RV-2574R RV-2552R RV-2528R RV-2548R
Number of Host Ports 4 4 + 4 12 8 8 + 4
RAID 5/6: IOPS (R/W) 137K / 59K 135K / 48K 102K / 39K 150K / 71K 148k / 58K
RAID 5/6: Throughput MB/s. (R/W) 2,395 / 951 2,343 / 922 752 / 571 2,767 / 1,094 2,707 / 1,061

Single Controller Systems

Host Interface SAS 6 Gb SAS + iSCSI iSCSI 1 Gb 8 Gb Fibre Channel FC + iSCSI
Models RV-2532S RV-2574A RV-2556S RV-2524S RV-2544S
Number of Host Ports 2 2 + 2 6 4 4 + 2
RAID 5/6: IOPS (R/W) 66K / 47K 83K / 43K 83K / 43K 77K / 57K 74K / 56K
RAID 5/6: Throughput MB/s. (R/W) 1,382 / 862 1,181 / 655 925 / 401 1,312 / 873 1,291 / 877

Number of Total SAS/SSD Disks 144
3.5” SAS Disks 15K rpm: 300, 450, 600 GB – 7.2K rpm: 1, 2, 3 TB
2.5” SAS Disks 15K rpm: 73, 146, 300 GB; 10K rpm: 300, 450, 600, 900 GB; 7.2K rpm: 1 TB
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 RV-2500 disk arrays feature (24) 2.5” SAS and SSD disks per shelf and are ideal for mobile applications – providing field reliability and data protection at COTS prices.

RV-2500 Base Unit with Expansion Shelf

Virtual Servers and key applications need the speed and RAID 6 data protection that FlashDisk delivers. The RV-2500 Series supports up to 144 disk drives with six 2U or 3U expansion shelves and expands to 312 TB with 3 TB disk drives.

RV-2534R with 4 SAS 6 Gb ports.

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

RV-2574R with 4 SAS and 4 iSCSI ports.

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

RV-2552R with 12 iSCSI GbE ports.

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

RV-2528R with 8 Fibre Channel 8 Gb ports.

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

RV-2548R with 8 F/C and 4 iSCSI ports.

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

RV-2310R & VX-2510R expansion with 4 SAS 6 Gb ports.

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

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

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


    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 (84) 3.5″ or 2.5″ disks
    • Up to 8 F/C 8 Gb, 4 SAS 6 Gb, 8 GbE ports
    • 2 GB of cache per controller, 12 GB optional
    • Scales to 206 TB with 6 expansion shelves
    • Managed out-of-band via Ethernet, Telnet
    • Throughput MB/s: 2,814 read; 969 write
    • IOPS: 149K read, 69K 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 RV-2500 Series supports SAS, Fibre Channel, iSCSI hosts and a “Hybrid” system with both Fibre Channel and iSCSI hosts. It supports either (24) 2.5” SAS or SSD disks or (12) 3.5” disks per shelf and provides up to 24 TB of storage in the base unit, expandable to 168 TB. 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 heavy-duty base plate for ground, sea and air operations.

    FlashDisk Global Manager™ provides all storage services and a centralized management pane for multiple systems. FlashDisk RV-2500 supports a base unit with single or dual redundant controllers with mirrored cache and up to 6 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.
    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
    2U 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 (24) 2.5” disks per base unit – 312 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 460 W each; dual AC inlets
    2U or 3U Expansion Shelves
    Expansion architecture Single/Dual SAS (Serial Attach SCSI) bus
    Expansion shelf architecture Multiplexed access to each drive within the shelf
    Maximum drives/capacity 12, 16 or 24 disks per expansion shelf – 48 TB per shelf maximum
    Removable drive trays Hot swappable; individual drive locks
    Power supplies Dual hot-swappable; 460/530 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 @ 8/10A; 240 VAC @ 4/5A; 460/530 W with PFC
    RAID unit dimensions 3.4”/5.1”h x 17.5″w x 19.6″d
    RAID unit weight Approximately 63/77 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