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Eonstor ESDS S16F-R2840
High-Availability Solutions Delivering Excellent Storage Performance

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The ESDS S16F-R2840 is a Fibre Channel (FC) host storage system combining 8Gb/s FC host connectivity and 6Gb/s SAS drive support. Accomodating 16 SAS drives, the dual-controller ESDS S16F-R2840 enables SMBs to cost-effectively deploy high-availability FC SANs delivering outstanding price-performance. The enterprise-class data protection and exceptional performance of the ESDS S16F-R2840 are ideal for mission-critical environments.

Downtime can have serious consequences for enterprises and SMBs. The challenge for SMBs is to pro-actively prevent downtime within a limited budget. With today's price points in mind, the EonStor DS storage solution provides comprehensive data protection to ensure the highest data availability for the storage area network (SAN) and direct attached storage (DAS). Coupled with advanced hardware design, modular architecture, up to 16G connectivity, easy and intuitive management and exceptional price-performance, EonStor DS provides a decisive competitive edge by making IT efficiency keep up with growing needs.

High-Availability SAN
Data availability is critical to any business operation. EonStor DS features high-availability hardware designs with redundant, hot-swappable hardware components, such as RAID controllers, power supplies and cooling fans to eliminate single point of failure. Hardware RAID protection ensures data accessibility during drive failure. In the event of a power outage, CacheSafe technology will automatically leverage power of the Battery Backup Unit (BBU) to safeguard cached data by writing it to the flash module for permanent retention. To protect valuable data sets against more critical threats, EonStor DS also supports local and remote replication capabilities. Data availability can be achieved with minimal downtime in case of human errors or data volume failure by employing the EonStor DS replication features. The models supporting Small Form Factor (SFF) drives can increase performance density to support I/O-intensive applicaitons.

Flexible Scalability and High Density
The EonStor DS storage solution supports dynamic scaling. Flexible drive type and capacity support (2.5-inch or 3.5-inch, SAS or FC, and various drive sizes) satisfies current applications and enables you to accommodate future needs. EonStor DS storage solution can be expanded to more than two hundred drives to meet the proliferation of storage growth. The “scale as you grow” flexibility of the EonStor DS storage solution minimizes upfront investments and provides the best overall Total Cost of Acquisition (TCA). In addition,4U/48-bay solutions offer high storage density to meet extreme capacity requirements while excellent cost efficiency.

Intuitive and Easy Management
Storage management should be simple. The EonStor DS storage solution includes a comprehensive management software suite, SANWatch, to centrally manage multiple EonStor DS subsystems over a standard TCP/IP network. EonStor DS status and event information summary can be viewed on the portal window. Necessary functions to configure, manage and monitor the EonStor DS are only a few clicks away. Besides providing all firmware features through a user-friendly GUI, SANWatch also supports script-based configuration of multiple EonStore DS subsystems simultaneously. Automatic critical event notifications can be customized to suit the most critical storage environment. SANWatch will guide users through initializing, configuring and maintaining the EonStor DS every step of the way.

High Energy Efficiency
Contributing to environmental sustain-ability, EonStor DS enables energy cost-savings while maintaining performance. It is equipped with power saving designs such as high-efficiency power supplies, dynamic cooling mechanism and intelligent multi-level drive spin-down technology.

Superior Performance Levels
EonStor DS G7i systems offer superior performance levels that are ideal for mission-critical applications such as HD media editing and broadcasting, cloud services, and HPC. Featuring advanced hardware platforms and up to 16G FC connectivity, EonStor DS G7i systems provide superior throughput of up to 5,500 MB/s Read and up to 3,900 MB/s Write and support up to 1.2M IOPS.


Reliability and Availability

  • Local and remote replication functionality enables quick data recovery after logical errors and physical errors
  • Redundant and hot-swappable hardware components eliminate single point of failure
  • Multiple hardware RAID levels protect against drive failure
  • CacheSafe technology protects cached data during power outage


  • Up to 16G FC Connevtivity
  • Leverage 2.5” drives to achieve optimal performance density
  • Hybrid connectivity models offer cost-effective remote replication and SAN tiering
  • EonStor DS G7i solutions deliver superior performance ideal for mission-critical apps

Optimized Utilization

  • Thin provisioning optimizes capacity utilization and simplifies storage planning and monitoring

Scalability and High Density

  • Scale storage capacity (up to 240 drives) as needed through expansion enclosures
  • 4U/48-bay high-density solutions meet extreme capacity requirements


  • User-friendly and intuitive SANWatch interface allows for simple storage management


  • Energy efficient power supplies
  • Dynamic cooling
  • Intelligent multi-level drive spin-down

Features & Benefits:

Features Benefits
Thin provisioning Ensure the most efficient allocation of pooled capacity
Data protection:
  1. Snapshot
  2. Volume copy/Volume mirror
  3. Sync and async remote replication
Support the highest data availability and quick service restart after storage accidents
Eight 8Gb/s Fibre Channel host ports
  1. Best-of-class throughput and IOPS, ideal fit for IO-intensive and bandwidth-demanding applications
  2. Backward compatible with 4Gb/s or 2Gb/s speeds, protecting current infrastructure investment
Green design:
  1. High-efficiency power supplies
  2. Intelligent multi-level drive spin-down technology
  1. 80 PLUS-certified power supplies delivering more than 80% energy efficiency
  2. In spin-down state, drives can save up to 60% of energy consumption
CacheSafe technology Backup battery automatically supplies power to write cached data into flash module for permanent protection during power outage
Fault-tolerant hardware modules Redundant PSUs, fans; high-availability hardware design, preventing "single-point-of-failure"
Expansion up to 112 HDDs "Pay-as-you-grow" scalability; no waste on what you don't need, and no worries about what you will need
Powerful management suite (SANWatch) support, including multi-pathing functions
  1. Easy management and monitoring of your subsystems anywhere, locally or remotely
  2. Recognize and manage redundant paths; support path failover and load-balancing
Multiple monitoring methods Real-time problem detection and notification to achieve continuous operation


ESDS S16F-R2840 Specifications
Host Ports Eight 8Gb/s Fibre Channel ports (4 per controller)
Storage Controller Dual redundant controllers
Cache Memory Default 2GB, up to 8GB
** The default capacity may vary by region; please contact our sales representatives for details
Drive Connectivity
  • 6Gb/s SAS connectivity
  • Accommodates 3.5-inch disk drives
  • S.M.A.R.T. support
  • Automatic bad-sector reassignment
  • Dedicated bandwidth to each connected drive
Supported Drives
  • 2.5" 10,000 RPM 6Gb/s SAS drives - 300GB, 450GB, 600GB or 900GB
  • 3.5" 15,000 RPM 6Gb/s SAS drives - 300GB, 450GB or 600GB
  • 3.5" 7,200 RPM 6Gb/s Nearline SAS drives - 1TB , 2TB, 3TB or 4TB
  • 3.5" 7,200 RPM 3Gb/s SATA drives* - 2TB, 3TB or 4TB
* MUX board is required when using SATA drives
** For the latest compatibility details, please contact our sales representatives
Maximum Number of Drives
  • Per system: 16
  • Via JBOD: 112
Corresponding Expansion Enclosure Please refer to Related Information
Form Factor 3U
RAID Functionality
  • Global, delicated or enclosure hot-spare
  • RAID levels supported : RAID 0, 1 (0+1), 3, 5, 6, 10, 30, 50, 60
    • Online expansion by:
    • Adding new drives
  • Copying and replacing drives with drives of larger capacity
  • RAID migration
  • Configurable stripe size and write policy per system
  • Intelligent drive handling
    • In degraded mode: skips irreparable blocks to continue rebuild
    • In normal operation: data-block verification and repair
Data Services
  • Thin provisioning
  • Local replication **
  • Snapshot
  • Volume copy/ mirror
  • Remote replication*
  • Synchronous or asynchronous
* Optional
** Available with Standard license and optional Advanced license
Green Design
  • 80 PLUS-certified power supplies delivering more than 80% energy efficiency
  • Intelligent multi-level drive spin-down
Availability and Reliability
  • Redundant, hot-swappable hardware modules
  • CacheSafe technology
  • Multi-pathing support (EonPath)
  • Device mapper support
Notification Various event notification methods including email, LAN broadcast, fax, SNMP traps, SMS, and Skype.
  • Java-based SANWatch management software
  • RS232 serial port for local access to firmware-embedded utility
  • Automated cache flush and caching mode operation per enclosure status
  • Telnet and SSH system monitoring via Ethernet
  • Platform-independent firmware management GUI
  • LCD keypad panel for monitoring and access to all configuration options
  • Module status LED indicators: component presence detection & thermal sensors via I2C bus
OS Support
  • Windows Server 2003
  • Windows Server 2008, 2008 R2 (including Hyper-V)
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise
  • Sun Solaris
  • Mac OS X
  • VMware
  • Citrix
  • HP-UX
** For the latest OS support details, please contact our sales representatives.
Service and Support
  • Standard service: 3-year limited harware/software warranty and 8x5 phone, web, and email support
  • Upgrade/Extension service*:
    Replacement part dispatch on the next business day (up to 5 years)
  • Advanced Service: 24x7 phone, web and email support + onsite diagnostics on the next business day
  • Premium Service: 24x7 phone, web and email support + onsite diagnostics in 4 hours
* Optional
** Service may vary by region
  • Power supplies: Two 530W DC
  • AC voltage: 100VAC @ 10A to 240VAC @ 5A with PFC (auto-switching)
  • Frequency: 47-63 Hz
  • Temperature:
    • Operating: 0 to 40°C without BBU or CBM / 0 to 35°C with BBU or CBM
    • Non-operating: -40 to 60°
  • Altitude: Sea level to 3660m (12,000ft) operating / sea level to 12,192m (40,000ft) non-operating
  • Relative humidity: 5 to 95% non-condensing, operating and non-operating
Dimensions Without chassis ears / protrusions: 445mm (W) x 130mm (H) x 497mm (D)
Weight Without HDDs:21.66kg (47.75lbs)
Package Dimensions 779mm (W) x 564mm (H) x 597mm (D)


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Eonstor DS Family
Fibre Channel-to- (3.5") SAS models
USA: FREE Ground ShippingESDS S16F-R2840
Contact us for pricing!