Thunderbolt 3 4U Sixteen Tray-Less SAS* | SATA (6Gb/S) Hardware RAID5/6, Quiet PSU, Rails Included 19.0 In Depth

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Thunderbolt 3 4U Sixteen Tray-Less SAS* | SATA (6Gb/S) Hardware RAID5/6, Quiet PSU, Rails Included 19.0 In Depth

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RTL16-S6.TB3 - Key Features

  • For Thunderbolt 3 & Thunderbolt 2 version please refer to RTL16-S6.TB3
  • Dual Thunderbolt 2 ports support any Mac or Windows with Thunderbolt 1 | Thunderbolt 2 port
  • Bootable drive via Thunderbolt on Apple Thunderbolt-capable machine.
  • Sixteen hot-swap tray-less SAS* | SATA bay in 4U rackmount with Quiet 500W PSU and Rackmount rail
  • Raid level: 0/1/3/5/6/10/50/60 and JBOD in MAC, Windows
  • Array roaming - Move RAID to a different system without the rebuild
  • Online RAID level/stripe size migration
  • Online capacity expansion & RAID level migration simultaneously
  • Automatic drive insertion/removal detection and rebuilding
  • Support S.M.A.R.T, NCQ, and OOB staggered spin-up capable drives
  • SMTP support for email notification
  • SNMP agent support for remote SNMP Manager
  • 2+1 - 650 Redundant Zippy Power supply (Option)
  • Web-browser based RAID Manager - local or remote IP address
  • Support HDD greater than 2TB (4TB HDD tested)
  • Support multiple volumes: logic volumes and/or physical volumes
  • Made in CA - USA

Introducing the latest rack mount series. DAT Optic's RTL16-S6.TB3 Our RAID system is a turn-key ready to deploy, where transfer rate is over 1GB/sec at non-stop of service with high degree of fault tolerance is a must. Installed, tested and Burn-in ready deploy system RAID 0, 1, 3, 5, 6,10/50/60/JBoD and hot spare based on world famous ARECA Raid engine, high performance of Dual Core RAID-on-Chip 800MHz RAID Processor and 1GB onboard cache.

Security feature.

With the latest firmware (1.54 or later), our thunderbolt RAID supports Self-Encrypting Disks (SED) for protection of data against loss or theft. Protection is achieved by the use of encryption technology on the drives. The McRAID storage management allows SED keys to be created and managed as well as create/delete RAID sets.

A must-have feature for confidential data. All SED functions are integrated into the intuitive and user-friendly McRAID manager interface for easy access

.Secure Volume with SED


Highly Flexible Connectivity - Optional
With a bidirectional Thunderbolt 3 to Thunderbolt 2/1 adapter as an optional, our RTL16-S6.TB3 can be used in Thunderbolt 2/1 system. This option allows users of Thunderbolt 2/1 to be future proof, in case a system upgrade, where the RAID fully compatible, no migration nor slow-down with a new system. And certainly, users can switch workstation/server in a moment of notice.

High Performance 
With the direct connection to system host via Thunderbolt 20Gb/s bidirectional high performance I/O, RTL16-S6.TB3 provides unparalleled high reliability of data protection for users who demand enterprise-class performance. RTL16-S6-TB3 not only provides a highly reliable sustained data rate over 20Gb/sec bandwidth, but a massive data storage space is the reality - expandable up to 128 drives.

Here are the actual transfer rates in our lab.

Test Set up: 
- MAC Pro Late 2013, OS X 10.9.x 
RTL16-S6.TB3 loaded with 16x 4TB Seagate 7200.14 - Desktop RAID HDD 

RAID 5 - Over 1150MB/s

RM16_S6.TB2 set up at RAID5 transfer rate over 1000MB/s in Black Magic

Easy RAID Management 
RM16-S6.TB3 utilizes built-in firmware with an embedded terminal emulation which can be accessed via hotkey at BIOS booting screen (PC platform) locally or remotely accessed via HTTP proxy and/or IP address.

  • Hotkey at BIOS boot-up screen. This pre-boot manager utility can be used to simplify the setup and management of the RAID configuration (PC x86 Platform).
  • RAID set up and management can be accessed via a Web browser through the Http Proxy server functions in MAC and Windows. This method allows both local and remote control, configuration, and monitoring of RAID status.
  • RAID set up and management can be accessed via a Web browser through the IP address. This method allows both local and remote control, configuration, and monitoring of RAID status.

Scale-able up to 256 Drives - Optional
With SAS Option, our RTL16-S6.TB3 RAID system supports daisy-chain to multiples Rx16-S6 and/or Rx24-S6E or ANY SAS JBOD chassis for a total of two hundred fifty-six (256) SAS/SATA or SSD drives can be connected. The following figure shows typical of how to connect the these SAS JBOD chassis with a mini-SAS cable to expand the RAID from our RM16-S6.TB3 system. 

Scale-able feature of RM16-S6-R raid system 

Monitor and Report 
Unlike other RAID systems in the market, RM16-S6.TB2 fully supports S.M.A.R.T. Self-Monitoring, Analysis, and Reporting Technology, and email notification. Our RM16-S6.TB2 can notify by email up to four email addresses on any predefined event, even just a daily report of the RAID itself. This certainly will take out the guesswork and uncertainty about the storage Raid array. 

Email Notification



Part NumberRTL16-S6.TB3 
Thunderbolt 3 (Tbolt3) sixteen (16) bay tray-less SAS* | SATA (6Gb) and SSD bay RAID 0/1/3/5/6/10/50/60 with hot-spare in 4U rack mount
Physical Mount Space4U rackmount 16x tray-less hot-swap SAS*/SATA 6Gb/s bays with Rail and Quiet PSU
Operating SystemMac, Windows
Support RAIDRAID 0, 1, 10, 3, 5, 6, 50 and 60 with hot-spare 
Scalable up to 128 drives (SAS Option) 
Multiple RAID volumes, hot-swap tray 
Online expansion
LED Display (Tray)Green - Power on indicator 
Blue - Busy (HDD Accessing) indicator
LED Display (Chassis)FAN normal – Green; fail – Red (too slow RPM or stopped) 
TEMP normal – Green; over 55°C – Red
Host Interface2x 20Gb/s Thunderbolt2 ports simultaneous bi-directional
Cooling3x Modular 75 x 75 x 28 mm Blowers
Operating Temperature0o C to 50o C
Operating Humidity5% to 95% non-condensing
Dimensions19.02" x 7.00" x 22.83" 
483.1 mm x 177.8 mm x 579.9 mm
WarrantyPopulated Enterprise HDD - Five years manufacturer limited warranty 
Populated Desktop HDD - Three years manufacturer limited warranty
Power Supply500W - Quiet RAID PSU with 80+ Efficacy - Redundant PSU option
Input: 90 – 230 VAC 50- 60 Hz 
Output: +3VDC, +5V and +12V DC

For OEM or bulk quantity pricing, please contact

* Only support with SAS option selected

Product CodeRTL16-S6.TB3
ManufacturerDATOptic Inc

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