• DS460FS Capacity
  • DS460FS Workflow

Massive Storage Capacity for production, broadcast, archive and asset management applications

DS460FS is an ultra-dense 4U, 64-disk, FC storage array designed to deliver the highest levels of reliability and performance in mission critical production workflows. A dual-active, 16G Fibre controller system design provides continuous availability of your valuable content at data transfer rates of up to 4,000MB/s in RAID 5 mode. A dual-port, 6G SAS expansion provides instantaneous capacity growth capabilities by adding cost-effective JBOD expansion nodes. Extend compatibility with next generation Thunderbolt-to-FC bridging technology and add simultaneous support for both Fibre and Thunderbolt users.


  1. Overview
  2. Specifications
  3. Features
  4. Images
  5. Performance
  6. Available Models

The capacity to meet your tightest deadlines
Performance and capacity for every stage of your creative process.

The DS460FS features a powerful, new hardware design adding density and performance in a 4 rack unit space. Spend more time driving your creative business and less time molding computer technology to meet your unique workflow demands. Empower your workstation with the speed and reliability needed for today's high-resolution post production and VFX workflows. Achieve smooth, real-time playback of complex visual effects compositions, preview projects at full native resolution and gain higher track counts in the edit process - all while enjoying fail-safe RAID protection of your most valuable digital assets.

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Designed for mission-critical media applications
Create, grade and render cinema-quality media with total confidence.

Supercharge your workflow with a storage solution that is ready for any project. With a sustained throughput of over 3,000MB/s (RAID 5), the DS460FS unlocks your workstation's true creative potential by giving facilities the option to take on a wider range of projects, formats and possibilities. From HD to 4K, the DS460FS is the best storage solution for high resolution media formats such as DPX, RED R3D, ARRIRAW, Arri Alexa, uncompressed HD, DSLR RAW and more. Create, grade and render with total confidence knowing your system is ready to meet the demands of your next big project.



ha featureEnterprise platform for your creative business
Unrivaled reliability. Highest levels of service and support

At the heart of DS460FS lies the industry's most dependable RAID technology. The DS460FS incorporates next generation RAID technology with two powerful active-active storage engines that deliver unimpeded performance and reliability. Proavio has been an integral part of leading post production and broadcasters worldwide, including FOX, NDR, ABC, HBO, SONY and NBC.


Thunderbolt-ready solution
Add Thunderbolt connectivity using the industry's most trusted bridging technology

Proavio has partnered with the industry's leading connectivity experts to offer instant compatibility with today's Apple and Thunderbolt equipped systems. DS460FS users can take full advantage of Proavio FC SAN storage solutions without compromising reliability or performance. Add simultaneous access to existing FC users and Thunderbolt users with one single cost-effective solution.

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 Technical Specifications


Form Factor
Dual Controller 64-Disk, 4 RU Storage/SAN Array
Memory 16GB (8GBx2)
Data I/O Ports
(4) SFP+, 16G FC
Disk Support
  • 3.5", 7.2K SAS, 6G


  • *NOTE: See models for available capacity configurations
High Availability
  • Yes
6Gb/s SAS Expansion Bus (SFF8088), Scalable Up to 1.4PB[1] [2]
Host OS Support
Mac OS, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2012, Windows 7, Linux®, VMware®, ESX
Hot-swap Power (3) 700W, 80+, hot-swap power modules
Power Requirements


100~240 VAC, 46Hz~63Hz

12A~6A, 47Hz~63Hz (each module)

System Cooling

(2) Hot-Swap Smart Fan Modules
Operating Temperature 50°F ~ 104°F
Relative Humidity 10% ~ 85% Non-condensing
Weight 190lbs (110lbs without disks)
Dimensions (L) 33.5" x (W) 19" x (H) 7"
Compliance RoHS, CE, TUV, FCC
Certifications VMware VSphere 5
SAN Compatibility FibreJet, MetaSAN, SANmp, Stornext, Xsan


[1]Formatted capacity will depend on filesystem and RAID settings         [2]Based on (2) DS460 storage systems and (4) expansion arrays


  Product Features


Dual-Active Storage

The DS460 provides continuous, fail-safe access to your valuable content.
massive capacity

Massive Scalability

Scale storage capacity from 240TB up to 1.4PB using Enterprise SAS disk technology

Designed for Media

Designed for high resolution file-based formats and workflows.





High Performance

Experience ultra-fast read and write speeds up to 3,500MB/s.

hot swap

Professional Grade

Professional-grade, Hot-swap components for 24/7 operation.


Service & Support

3-year factory warranty with the 1st year of advance replacement.




tbolt ready


Instantly add high-speed FC storage to any Thunderbolt enabled system.

fc san

FC Workgroup Solution

Compatible with Xsan, MetaSAN, Stornext, Fibrejet and SANmp.     







  Product Performance

ds460 performance comp

Performance (MB/s) Read Write

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  • READ: 3,332MB/s
WRITE: 2,043MB/s

Operating System

  • Windows 2012


  • Single 2.0GHz Xeon E5504 / 6GB

Host Bus Adapter

  • Qlogic QLE 2564 (Quad Port / 8G FC), Driver Ver.

Disk Drive Model

  • 4TB, WD 4001FYYG, 7.2K SAS
 Benchmark Utility
  • ATTO Disk Benchmark (Ver. 2.47)
  • Transfer Size: 8192.0KB
  • Total Length: 256MB
  • Que Depth: 8


  • RAID 5
  • 2-Volumes, 2-LUN
  • 4-ports Connected


 Dual Controller System Models dual-controller

DS460FS-F60TD Includes (60), 1TB, 7.2K, 3.5" SAS Disk Drives
DS460FS-F120TD Includes (60), 2TB, 7.2K, 3.5" SAS Disk Drives 120.0TB
DS460FS-F180TD Includes (60), 3TB, 7.2K, 3.5" SAS Disk Drives
DS460FS-F240TD Includes (60), 4TB, 7.2K, 3.5" SAS Disk Drives 240.0TB

 [1] Actual formatted capacity will depend on filesystem and selected RAID configuration.


JBOD Storage Expansion Systems expansnion

DS460JD-F60T Includes (60), 1TB, 7.2K, 3.5" SAS Disk Drives 60.0TB
DS460JD-F120T Includes (60), 2TB, 7.2K, 3.5" SAS Disk Drives 120.0TB
DS460JD-F180T Includes (60), 3TB, 7.2K, 3.5" SAS Disk Drives 180.0TB
DS460JD-F240T Includes (60), 4TB, 7.2K, 3.5" SAS Disk Drives 240.0TB

 [1] Actual formatted capacity will depend on filesystem and selected RAID configuration.



 Accessories accessories



8Gb/s Fibre Channel Transceiver Module



Includes (16), 3.0TB, 7K NL SAS Disk Drives



Expansion Cable, SFF8088-to-SFF8088, 1 meter length.