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Globalstor Andromeda 12-SC-FC Single Controller Fibre Channel Host RAID Array

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Andromeda 12 Drive Single Controller Fibre Channel Host RAID Array

The Globalstor Andromeda 12-SC-FC is a Fibre Channel (FC) host storage system that combines the high performance of 8Gb/s FC host connectivity and 6Gb/s SAS drive support. Accommodating 12 drives and scalable to use a maximum of 228 drives, the single-controller Andromeda 12-SC-FC is an affordable & flexible storage solution featuring enterprise-class protection to provide your organization with a decisive competitive edge in pushing your IT efficiency to previously unattainable levels.


Thin provisioning
Data protection:

  1. Snapshot
  2. Volume copy/Volume mirror
Four 8Gb/s Fibre Channel host ports
Green design:

  1. High-efficiency power supplies
  2. Intelligent multi-level drive spin-down technology
CacheSafe technology
Fault-tolerant hardware modules
Expansion up to 228 HDDs
Powerful management suite (SANWatch) support, including multi-pathing functions
Multiple monitoring methods

Hardware and Technical Specifications

Host Ports Four 8Gb/s Fibre Channel ports
Storage Controller Single controller
Cache Memory Default 4GB, up to 8GB** The default capacity may vary by region; please contact our sales representatives for details
Drive Connectivity
  • 6Gb/s SAS connectivity
  • Accommodates 3.5-inch disk drives
  • S.M.A.R.T. support
  • Automatic bad-sector reassignment
  • Dedicated bandwidth to each connected drive
  • Drive buffer on/off switch
Supported Drives
  • 2.5" SAS SSDs – 200GB or 400GB
  • 2.5" SATA SSDs – 100GB, 200GB or 300GB
  • 2.5" 10,000RPM SAS drives – 300GB, 450GB, 600GB or 900GB
  • 3.5" 15,000 RPM SAS drives – 300GB, 450GB or 600GB
  • 3.5" 7,200 RPM Nearline SAS drives – 1TB, 2TB,  3TB or 4TB
  • 3.5" 7,200 RPM SATA drives – 2TB, 3TB or 4TB

** For the latest compatibility details, please contact our sales representatives

Maximum Number of Drives
  • Per system: 12
  • Via JBOD: 228
Corresponding Expansion Enclosure Please refer to Related Information
Form Factor 2U
RAID Functionality
  • Global, delicated or enclosure hot-spare
  • RAID levels supported : RAID 0, 1 (0+1), 3, 5, 6, 10, 30, 50, 60
  • Online expansion by:
    - Adding new drives
    - Copying and replacing drives with drives of larger capacity
  • RAID migration
  • Configurable stripe size and write policy per system
  • Intelligent drive handling
    - In degraded mode: skips irreparable blocks to continue rebuild
    - In normal operation: data-block verification and repair
Data Services
  • Thin provisioning*
  • Local replication **
    - Snapshot
    - Volume copy/ mirror

* Optional
** Available with Standard license and optional Advanced license

Green Design
  • 80 PLUS-certified power supplies delivering more than 80% energy efficiency
  • Intelligent multi-level drive spin-down
Availability and Reliability
  • Redundant, hot-swappable hardware modules
  • CacheSafe technology
  • Multi-pathing support (EonPath)
  • Device mapper support
Notification Various event notification methods including email, LAN broadcast, fax, SNMP traps, SMS, and Skype.
  • Java-based SANWatch management software
  • RS232 serial port for local access to firmware-embedded utility
  • Automated cache flush and caching mode operation per enclosure status
  • Telnet and SSH system monitoring via Ethernet
  • Platform-independent firmware management GUI
  • LCD keypad panel for monitoring and access to all configuration options
  • Module status LED indicators: component presence detection & thermal sensors via I2C bus
OS Support
  • Windows Server 2003
  • Windows Server 2008, 2008 R2 (including Hyper-V)
  • Windows 7 Enterprise SP1
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise
  • Sun Solaris
  • Mac OS X
  • VMware
  • Citrix
  • HP-UX
Service and Support All Globalstor RAID systems are shipped with 3-year Standard Service

  • Standard service:
    - Hardware warranty
    - Software update; 8×5 phone, web and email support
  • Upgrade/Extension service*:
    Replacement part dispatch on the next business day (up to 5 years)
    - Advanced Service: 24×7 phone, web and email support + onsite diagnostics on the next business day
    - Premium Service: 24×7 phone, web and email support + onsite diagnostics in 4 hours

* Optional
** Service may vary by region

  • Power supplies: Two 530W DC
  • AC voltage: 100VAC @ 10A to 240VAC @ 5A with PFC (auto-switching)
  • Frequency: 47-63 Hz
  • Temperature:
    • Operating: 0 to 40°C without BBU or CBM / 0 to 35°C with BBU or CBM
    • Non-operating: -40 to 60°
  • Altitude: Sea level to 3660m (12,000ft) operating / sea level to 12,192m (40,000ft) non-operating
  • Relative humidity: 5 to 95% non-condensing, operating and non-operating
Dimensions Without chassis ears / protrusions:
440mm (W) x 90mm (H) x 550mm (D)
Weight Without HDDs:17.00kg (37.48lbs)
Package Dimensions 779mm (W) x 564mm (H) x 597mm (D)