Thunderbolt 3 and/or Thunderbolt 2 4U Sixteen Tray-Less SAS* | SATA III Hardware RAID5/6, Quiet

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Thunderbolt 3 and/or Thunderbolt 2 4U Sixteen Tray-Less SAS* | SATA III Hardware RAID5/6, Quiet

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Product Information
RTL16-S6.TB3 - Key Features Support - Download
  • Dual port Thunderbolt 3 system (connect-able to Thunderbolt 2/1)  systems, via bi-directional Thunderbolt 3 to Thunderbolt 2 adapter included
  • Raid Engine with ARM_based 933MHz storage processor, 1GB onboard DDR3-933 SDRAM with ECC protection
  • 48bit LBA - Support hard drive as large as 64TB, tested with 6TB, 8TB, 10TB and 12TB
  • Support SATA III | SSD - SSD may be required a 2.5 to 3.5 adapter
  • Supports hardware RAID level 0, 1, 3, 5, 6, 10, 50, 60 + hot spare in Mac, Linux and Windows
  • Array roaming - Move RAID to a different system without the rebuild
  • Supports Multiple RAID/JBOD Array volumes.
  • Schedule-able with idle time trigger scheme to perform volume check, ensure top-notch data integrity. 
  • Online capacity expansion & RAID level migration simultaneously
  • Automatic drive insertion/removal detection and rebuilding
  • 2+1 - 650 Redundant Zippy Power supply (Option)
  • 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
  • Support SAS HDD and expandable up to 256 drives with SAS Option selected
  • Daisy chain up to six RTL16-S6.TB3 for a MASSIVE and hyper-fast data storage
  • Made in Garden Grove, California, USA

Drivers Download:


  • How to install and create RAID in Mac - Here
  • Video: How to install and create RAID in Windows - Here


  • 1x RTL16-S6.TB3  -  Quiet, compact Thunderbolt 3 twelve (12) tray-less bay
  • 1x 0.5 Meter Thunderbolt 3 cable
  • 1x TB3 to TB3 adapter bi-directional + 2 meter Thunderbolt 2 cable
  • 1x Set of  AC cord, tray keys, Quick Guide


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, and hot spare based on ARM_based 933MHz storage processor and 1GB onboard DDR3-933 SDRAM with ECC protection, RTL16-S6.TB3 is a Plug and Play, hot-pluggable enterprise, highly availability RAID.

Applications  With sustain data transfer rate up to 2600MB/s (using SSD drives), and enterprise RAID features, our T12-S6.TB3 is a MUST have massive data storage for high-performance. highly availability applications 4k/6K editing, data mining, database servers, streaming server...

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 confident data. All SED functions are integrated into the intuitive and user-friendly McRAID manager interface for easy access.

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-TB2 not only provides a highly reliable sustained data rate over 40Gb/sec bandwidth, but a massive data storage space is the reality - expandable up to 256 drives.

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.TB3RAID 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.TB3 fully supports S.M.A.R.T. Self-Monitoring, Analysis, and Reporting Technology, and email notification. Our RM16-S6.TB3 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 2 (Tbolt2) 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 265 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

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* Only support with SAS option selected

Product CodeRTL16-S6.TB3
ManufacturerDATOptic Inc

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