Studio-quality storage array for uncompressed HD video and pro audio

The Studiorack S8MS is Proavio's entry-level, MiniSAS storage array for content creation professionals. A solid 2U rack-mount form factor and shallow 21" depth accommodates standard equipment bays & mobile/travel racks. Hot-swappable disk drives allow for quick drive exchanges, capacity upgrades and routine disk maintenance. A high-speed MiniSAS interface delivers unparalleled 3Gb/s SAS performance (up to 900MB/s) for real-time uncompressed video editing.


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

Professional, all-purpose storage
Easy to use rack storage for media production environments.

The Studiorack S8MS series represents Proavio's continued commitment to developing high quality storage products that offer performance, value and a new level of synergy with today's content creation platforms. The Studiorack S8MS is the only choice for rack-mountable usage requirements such as multitrack audio recording & mixing, live music production, mobile video production and high-resolution HD capture, playback and archive. Studiorack S8MS is available in capacities up to 32.0TB and delivers fast file transfer speeds in excess of 800MB/s. Studiorack S8MS is designed for use with Adobe Premiere Pro, Final Cut Pro, Pro Tools, Digital Performer, Logic Pro, Samplitude and other leading production software packages.


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In the studio, on the road, Mac OS, Windows or Linux
Studio-friendly solution for post production, multitrack recording/mixing and graphics

Low-noise cooling technology makes the Studiorack S8MS a natural choice for discriminating edit bays and recording studios who can not allow the introduction of extraneous system noise within the critical listening environment. A high-efficiency 80+PLUS PSU provides clean, affordable power. Proavio's leading-edge storage technologies guarantee the industry's most comprehensive support for leading software applications, 3rd party host bus adapters, pre-configured DAWs and video editing systems.


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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. S8MS users can take full advantage of Proavio SAS storage solutions without compromising reliability or performance.


Technical Specifications


Form Factor
8-Drive, 2U Rackmount Storage Array
System Configuration 3Gb/s SAS JBOD and [1] PCI Express RAID Controller-based Solution
Disk Support
  • 3.5", 7.2K SATA Disks, 6Gb/s
  • 3.5", 7.2K/10K/15K SAS Disks, 6Gb/s

*NOTE: See models for available capacity configurations

RAID Controller (Option) AC-1223x, PCIe, x8 Lane Host Interface, Mac OS, Windows and Linux
RAID Settings
RAID 0, RAID 1 , RAID 10, RAID 5 and RAID 6
Enclosure Management
Disk, Power & Cooling Status LED Indicators. Email and Web-based GUI (With RAID Controller)
Storage Expansion


 Host OS Support
Mac OS, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2012, Windows 7, Linux®, VMware®, ESX
Hot-swap Power Ultra-low noise , Energy Efficient 300W Power Supply
Power Requirements
  • AC 90V ~ 264V Full Range
  • 8A ~ 4A, 47Hz ~ 63Hz
System Cooling Internal 8CM Cooling Fans with Monitor & Fault Detection Board
Operating Temperature
50°F ~ 104°F
Relative Humidity 10% ~ 85% Non-condensing
Weight 34 lbs
Dimensions (L) 21" (W) 17.5 " (H) 3.5"
Compliance RoHS, CE, TUV, FCC
Warranty 3-Year Standard Warranty, [2] Includes 1-Year ARP (Advance Replacement Warranty)


[1] Formatted capacity will depend on filesystem and RAID settings
[2] Applies to Capacity Systems. Not Valid Outside the Continental US and Canadas


  Product Features

32tb capacity

Massive Capacity

Available in capacity options from 16TB up to 32TB.
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3G MiniSAS Interface

Supports 6Gb/s SATA, SAS  or Solid State disk drives.

Optimized for Media

Designed for high resolution file formats and workflows.





High Performance Solution

Experience ultra-fast read and write speeds up to 900MB/s.

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Professional Grade

Professional-grade storage solution for 24/7 operation.


Backed by Service & Support

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




tbolt ready


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



Shallow enclosure length fits in most studio and mobile rack bays.


  Product Performance


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Performance (MB/s) Read Write

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  • READ: 899MB/s
WRITE: 809MB/s

Operating System

  • Mac OS 10.6.8


  • Dual 2.26GHz Quad-Core Intel Xeon

Host Bus Adapter

  • Areca 1223x

Disk Drive Model

  • 4TB, Toshiba Deskstar, 6Gb/s 7200RPM, 32MB Cache
 Benchmark Utility
  • AJA System Test (Ver. 6.01)
  • File Size: 16GB
  • Video Frame Size: 4096x2160 10-bit RGB


  • RAID 5, (1) Volume


 Studiorack S8MS Solution Models

  S8MS-F32TR Includes (8), 1TB, 7.2K, 3.5" SATA Disks
  S8MS-F24TR Includes (8), 3TB, 7.2K, 3.5" SATA Disks
  S8MS-F16TR Includes (8), 2TB, 7.2K, 3.5" SATA Disks
  S8MS-F8TR Includes (8), 1TB, 7.2K, 3.5" SATA Disks

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


 Studiorack S8MS System Models

  S8MS-F32T Includes (8), 4TB, 7.2K, 3.5" SATA Disks
  S8MS-F24T Includes (8), 3TB, 7.2K, 3.5" SATA Disks
  S8MS-F16T Includes (8), 2TB, 7.2K, 3.5" SATA Disks
  S8MS-F8T Includes (8), 1TB, 7.2K, 3.5" SATA Disks

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



  Spare/Replacement Disk Drive Modules spare disk

  ETR-HDDSK-4T 4TB, 7.2K, 3.5" SATA Disks Module 4.0TB
  ETR-HDDSK-3T 3TB, 7.2K, 3.5" SATA Disks Module 3.0TB
  ETR-HDDSK-2T 2TB, 7.2K, 3.5" SATA Disks Module 2.0TB
  ETR-HDDSK-1T 1TB, 7.2K, 3.5" SATA Disks Module 1.0TB

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



 Accessories accessories



AC-1223x x8, PCI-e RAID Controller. Mac, Win, Linux


CB-MS/MS-1M External SAS (SFF8088) Cable, 1-Meter


CB-MS/MS-2M External SAS (SFF8088) Cable, 2-Meter  1