The Alnico Gb iSCSI RAID Series is designed with 4 x 1Gbps host ports for a cost-effective and shared storage solution with Link Aggregation (LACP, Trunking), Multi-Path IO (MPIO), and iSCSI Multiple Connection per Session (MC/S) support. The 4 port iSCSI connections deliver data throughput 400MB/s, advanced function, high availability, and scalable storage capacity with both direct iSCSI host and IP network connectivity. High transfer rates and more SATA disk channels provide a major benefit for those applications requiring cost-effective RAID solutions that take advantage of low cost, high capacity SATA disk drives, especially the rapidly growing demand from the VMware ESX server external storage, DVR markets and cold storage.



Technical Specification

Alnico Gb iSCSI RAID Series

Model Name

  • PR212i

Host Interface

1 x 6.0Gbps eSATA

1 x 5.0Gbps USB 3.0

4 x 1.0Gbps iSCSI(RJ45)

  • Jumbo frame support
  • Header/Data digest support
  • CHAP authentication
  • MPIO, MC/S, Trunking and LACP (802.3ad) support

RAID Architecture

  • 1.2GHz Storage I/O Processor
  • 2GB on-board DDR3-1200 SDRAM with ECC protection
  • Write-Through or Write-back cache mode support
  • NVRAM for RAID configuration and transaction log
  • Redundant flash image for controller availability
  • Battery backup modules ready (Optional)
  • Real time clock support

RAID Features

  • RAID Levels: 0, 1,1E, 3, 5, 6, 50, 60,Single Disk & JBOD
  • Multiple RAID 0 and RAID 10 (1E) support (RAID 00 and RAID 100)
  • eSATA host : 8 volumes ( with port multiplier)
  • iSCSI Host : 128 volumes
  • USB 3.0 Host : 8 volumes
  • Configurable stripe size up to 1024KB
  • Online capacity expansion and RAID level migration simultaneously
  • Support for native 4K and 512 byte sector SATA devices
  • Support Global Hot Spare and dedicated Hot Spare disk
  • SSD automatic monitor clone (AMC) support
  • Support HDD firmware update Multiple pairs SSD/HDD disk clone function
  • Multiple pairs SSD/HDD disk clone function
  • Multiple RAID selection
  • Online array roaming
  • Automatic drive insertion / removal detection and rebuilding
  • Online volume set growth
  • Online RAID level / stripe size migration
  • Instant availability and background initialization
  • Support intelligent power management to save energy and extend service life

System Type

  • 2U Rackmount

Disk Interface

  • 12 X 6Gbps SATA ports
  • Lockable Disk carrier can support both 2.5″ and 3.5″ drives without additional accessories

RAID Management

  • Firmware-embedded Web browser-based RAID manager, SMTP manager, SNMP agent and Telnet function via built-in LAN
  • Firmware-embedded manager through front LCD control panel
  • Firmware-embedded manager via RS-232 port
  • Field-upgradeable firmware in flash ROM by RS-232 and LAN port

Monitoring / Indicators

  • All system status can be monitored by firmware-embedded Web browser-based RAID manager
  • Firmware-embedded SNMP agent allows the remote to monitor events with no SNMP agent required
  • System status indication through LCD, LED and alarm buzzer
  • All system events can be sent to multiple user alerts via e-mails

Operating System

  • OS Independent and Transparent

Cooling System

  • 2 x Low noise 8CM FAN

Power Supply

  • Redundant by dual 400W / 80 Plus energy-efficient Power System with PFC


  • AV Voltage 100-240 VAC/AC Frequency 50-60Hz


  • Operating temperature: 5 to 35 degree C
  • Non operating temperature: -40 to 60 degree C

Relative Humidity

  • 20% to 80% non-condensing


  • 430.5mm(W) x 503mm(D) x 2U


  • Single Power : 20KGS; Redundant Power: 22KGS

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