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PROAVIO® DS460F8
Massive Storage Capacity for production, broadcast, archive and asset management applications

DS460F8 is an ultra-dense 4U, 64-disk, FC storage array designed to deliver the highest levels of reliability and performance in mission critical production, broadcast, cloud and archival workflows. Available in single or dual-active, 8G Fibre, the DS460F8 platform 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 the tightest deadlines
DS460F8. Performance and capacity for every stage of your creative process.

The DS460F8 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 4K-quality media with total confidence knowing your studio is ready to meet the demands of your next project.

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 DS460F8 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 DS460F8 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 level of service and support
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At the heart of DS460F8 is lies the industry's most dependable RAID technology. The DS460F8 incorporates next generation RAID technology with powerful active-active storage engines that deliver unimpeded performance and reliability - critical in today's fast-paced post production environments.
 

 

Thunderbolt-ready solution
Add Thunderbolt connectivity using the industry's most trusted bridging technology
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Proavio has partnered with the industry's leading connectivity experts to offer instant compatibility with today's Apple and Thunderbolt equipped systems. DS460F8 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

DS460F8-D

D460F8-S

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

 

  • *NOTE: See models for available capacity configurations
High Availability
  • Yes
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Expansion
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

 

90~264 VAC, 46Hz~63Hz

9A~4.5A, 47Hz~63Hz (each module)

System Cooling

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 (1) DS460F8 storage system and (3) expansion arrays

 

  Product Features


high-availability

Single/Dual Controller

The DS460F8 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
broadcast

Designed for Media

Designed for high resolution file-based formats and workflows.

 

 

 

performance

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.

warranty

Service & Support

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

 

 

 

tbolt ready

Thunderbolt-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


speedomete small

  • READ: 3,332MB/s
WRITE: 2,043MB/s

Operating System

  • Windows 2012

CPU/RAM

  • Single 2.0GHz Xeon E5504 / 6GB

Host Bus Adapter

  • Qlogic QLE 2564 (Quad Port / 8G FC), Driver Ver. 9.1.9.47

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

Configuration

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

 

 Dual Controller System Models dual-controller

SYSTEM MODEL
DESCRIPTION CAPACITY [1]
DS460F8-F60TD Includes (60), 1TB, 7.2K, 3.5" SAS Disk Drives
60.0TB
DS460F8-F120TD Includes (60), 2TB, 7.2K, 3.5" SAS Disk Drives 120.0TB
DS460F8-F180TD Includes (60), 3TB, 7.2K, 3.5" SAS Disk Drives
180.0TB
DS460F8-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.

 



 Single Controller System Models single-controller

SYSTEM MODEL
DESCRIPTION CAPACITY [1]
DS460F8-SF60T Includes (60), 1TB, 7.2K, 3.5" SAS Disk Drives
60.0TB
DS460F8-SF120T Includes (60), 2TB, 7.2K, 3.5" SAS Disk Drives 120.0TB
DS460F8-SF180T Includes (60), 3TB, 7.2K, 3.5" SAS Disk Drives
180.0TB
DS460F8-SF240T 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

SYSTEM MODEL
DESCRIPTION CAPACITY [1]
DS316JD-F60T Includes (60), 1TB, 7.2K, 3.5" SAS Disk Drives 60.0TB
DS316JD-F120T Includes (60), 2TB, 7.2K, 3.5" SAS Disk Drives 120.0TB
DS240JD-F180T Includes (60), 3TB, 7.2K, 3.5" SAS Disk Drives 180.0TB
DS240JD-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

MODEL
DESCRIPTION QUANTITY

SFP-8GB/F

8Gb/s Fibre Channel Transceiver Module

1

LC-LC/5M

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

1

CB-MS/MS-1M

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

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