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16.0TB mini-SAS 8-Bay JBOD/Expander Rack

Mac / PC / mini-SAS
OWC affordability, reliability, and ease of use in a 2U rack space
  • Highest performance
  • Flexible SATA+SAS array architecture optimizes cost
  • 8 external high-speed SAS ports for maximum mass-storage connectivity
  • SATA+SAS interconnect proven through the LSI robust serial technology
  • Environmentally friendly due to low-power consumption
  • Compatible with 6Gb/s and 3Gb/s, SATA and SAS, hard disk drives, solid state drives, and tape drives
Get Truly Massive Storage with Jupiter
The Jupiter Storage System truly lives up to its namesake's stature. When utilizing Jupiter Switches, your system can be built to accommodate up to a massive 3600TB (3.6 Petabytes), making it perfect for small businesses striving to meet growing storage needs on a limited budget.
Unsurpassed Speed in Creative Environments
Jupiter combines its massive storage with incredible speed. Jupiter JBOD/Expander Racks have two 24Gbps mini-SAS ports for up to an unsurpassed 48Gb/s data rate - making it ideal for professional video teams, graphic design workgroups, and other creative environments.

This ultra-fast interface is perfect when constant and consistent data access performance is absolutely crucial in preventing dropped frames during capture, video editing or playback. And if you're a graphic designer, you'll experience virtually no lag or downtime when creating and working with even the largest images, saving you time and money. Jupiter excels at keeping you working at a smooth rate no matter what your profession.
The Right Storage for Your Needs
The Jupiter 8-Bay JBOD/Expander Rack supports eight 3.5" drives to give you ample storage space and utilizes enterprise-class drives to provide top-of-the-line performance and reliability. The Jupiter JBOD/Expander Rack can also utilize solid-state drives to best fit your performance needs.
Easy to Expand
The Jupiter 8-Bay JBOD/Expander Rack's two external mini-SAS connectors make expansion a breeze. While you can utilize both connections to the host for 48Gb/s of aggregated bandwidth, you can also utilize one connection for the host and the second connection for adding RAID storage or extra capacity.

Don't limit your growth. With Jupiter racks, you can meet your expanding storage needs without breaking your budget.
LSI Technology
Built around LSI technology, Jupiter components are constructed from an award-winning, trusted source to give you maximum peace of mind when using your system.


  • 6Gb/s SAS interface
  • Two x4 external mini-SAS (SFF-8088) connectors
    • Utilize both connections to host for 48Gb/s of aggregated bandwidth
    • Utilize one for host and the second for expansion to additional storage units
  • 2U Rackmount design
  • Eight 3.5" drive bays
  • Supports SAS and SATA HDDs and SSDs
  • Redundant (1+1) and hot swappable power supplies
    • Automatic load balancing
  • Hot swappable, variable speed fan modules
  • System status at a glance front mounted drive, power, and fan status lights
  • RAID supported via mini-SAS equipped SAS host controller cards
  • RoHS compliant
  • 3 year warranty


  • Jupiter 6G-ER835 Rack
  • Flash drive containing Jupiter manuals, drives, and software
  • Slide rails
  • Eight M5 pan head screws
  • Twelve M5 cage nuts
  • Four M5 enclosure securing screws
  • Eight drive trays with drives attached
  • Two power cables (North America)
  • Rail extensions
For mount screws not supplied, consult your rack manufacturer specs.


Product Specifications:

IO Controller

  • LSI SAS2x36

Storage Connectivity & Rates

  • 8 ports, 6Gb/s SAS 2.1 compliant

Standard Mechanism

    2.0TB Toshiba MK2002TSKB Specifications:


    Form Factor
    3.5″ HDD
    Serial ATA, Revision 2.6
    Formatted Capacity2
    Rotational Speed
    7,200 RPM
    Cache / Data Buffer
    Manufacturer Model Number
    RoHS Compliant


    Height (max)
    26.1mm (1.03″)
    Width (max)
    101.6mm (4.00″)
    Length (max)
    147mm (5.79″)
    Weight (typical)
    800g (1.762 lbs.)
    Data Heads
    Number of Disks


    MTBF (Mean Time Between Failures)
    1,200,000 hours
    5 Years Toshiba Warranty


    Transfer Rate (Max)
    Track-to-track Seek
    Average Seek Time
    Average Latency


    Maximum Start Current, DC
    5.0 Watts
    Read Power
    13 Watts
    Write Power
    13 Watts
    Idle Mode, Low Power
    7 Watts
    Standby Mode
    1.5 Watts

    Environmental (Operating)

    70 G max at 2ms
    Ambient Temperature (°F)
    41°F to 131°F
    Ambient Temperature (°C)
    5°C to 55°C
    7.35 m/s² (0.75G) (from 5 to 300Hz), 2.45 m/s² (0.25G) (from 300 to 500Hz)
    -304.8 m to 3,048 m (-1,000 ft to 10,000+ ft)

    Environmental (Non-Operating)

    300 G max at 2ms
    Ambient Temperature (°F)
    -40°F to 158°F
    Ambient Temperature (°C)
    -40°C to 70°C
    49 m/s² (5.0G) (from 5 to 500Hz)
    -304.8 m to 12,192 m (-1000 ft to 40,000+ ft)


    Idle (Typical)
    3.0 bels
    Seek (Typical)
    3.4 bels
    1. 1GB = 1,000,000,000 bytes. Total accessible capacity varies depending upon operating environment (typically 5-10% less). The actual total capacity will depend on your own defined file settings/preferences.
    2. In terms of standard gigabytes, 1GiB ≈ 1.074GB and refers to the actual formatted capacity of shown under Mac OS 10.5 or earlier and Microsoft Windows OS.
    3. Specific application environments such as temperature and duty cycle will affect the overall reliability rates.
  • 8 x 2.0TB* Toshiba MK2002TSKB Enterprise Class**

  • *1GB = 1,000,000,000 bytes. Total accessible capacity varies depending upon operating environment (typically 5-10% less). The actual total capacity will depend on your own defined file settings/preferences.

    **OWC reserves the right to replace or upgrade to equivalent or better components.
  • Spare drives avalible here.

Drive Rotation Speed

  • 7200 RPM

Drive Cache Size

  • 512 Megabyte (2 Drives with 64MB (16,384) cache each)

SAS Bandwidth

  • Half duplex, 600 MB/s per lane


  • Two extermal mini-SAS connectors (SFF8088)

Port Configurations

  • Two x4 wide ports (total of eight x1 ports) - Each x4 wide port can be utilized as host connection or expansion connection

Cable Support

  • Up to two SFF-8088 cables (passive)

Front Panel Indicators

  • Power status, fan status

Drive Bay Indicators

  • Power, activity, fail


  • 3.5"(H) x 19"(W) x 23"(D)
  • 8.89cm(H) x 48.26cm(W) x 58.42cm(D)

Weight Empty

  • 29.9 pounds (13.56 kg)

Rack Compatibility

  • Square hole mounting hardware included, for round hole rack mounting, consult your rack specifications for proper hardware.  Included rails support up to 19" (48.26cm) width and 30" (762mm) depth.

Host Requirements

  • Any SAS SFF-8088 equipped host system that supports SAS expander technology including Macs, PCs, and storage subsystems.

Power Supply Unit (PSU)

  • Type: 380W High Efficiency 1+1 redundant, hot-swappable, and load-balancing power supply
  • Operating Voltage: 90~264 VAC Full Range Auto-switching
  • Operating Environment: 32°F to 104°F (0°C to 40°C); 20 to 95% non-condensing
  • Non-Operating Environment: -4°F to 176°F (-20°C to 80°C); 10 to 95% non-condensing
  • MTBF: 223,678 hours

Supported Drives/Devices

  • Up to eight 3.5" SAS or SATA drives (1.5Gb/s, 3.0Gb/s, or 6.0Gb/s)
  • Up to eight 2.5" SAS or SATA drives (1.5Gb/s, 3.0Gb/s, or 6.0Gb/s) with adapter
  • Drives of identical capacity / model are recommended for RAID configurations

Operating Environment:


  • Operating: 32°F to 104°F (0°C to 40°C)
  • Non-Operating: -4°F to 176°F (-20°C to 80°C)

Relative Humidity

  • Operating: 20 to 95% non-condensing
  • Non-Operating: 10 to 95% non-condensing


OWC 3 Year Solution Warranty

The best warranty is one you never have to use, but should the need occur - OWC is proud to provide a superior level of support and warranty coverage to our customers. Even when not used, we understand the peace of mind afforded by a longer warranty period. OWC's industry leading coverage is a testament to our confidence in the reliability of the solutions that we offer. OWC solutions are engineered to demanding quality standards in order to deliver the most reliable, highest performance available on the market in each storage category.

View more information about the OWC 3 Year Solution warranty

Note: Do not disassemble or otherwise open your OWC solution prior to the conclusion of OWC's 3 year Warranty period. Doing so will void the remainder of the OWC warranty.

**And Jupiter Internal RAID Subsystem Racks are fast inside and out. Under the hood, independent mini-SAS internal connections are terminated with 24Gb/s cables to allow for easy maintenance and upgradability.
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OWC 16.0TB Jupiter™ mini-SAS 8-Bay JBOD/Expander Rack Mfr P/N: J6GER0830016TE OWC SKU: J6GER0830016TE OWC affordability, reliability, and ease of use in a 2U rack space 3 Year Warranty
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