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Product Specifications

Specifications
  • Mechanisms Supported
    • 3.5 inch SATA drives
    • 2.5 inch SATA drives
    • 2.5 inch U.2 drives (top 4 bays only)
    • NVMe M.2 drives (via U.2 adapter)
    • 2.5 inch SAS drives (requires SAS card, not included)
    • 3.5 inch SAS drives (requires SAS card, not included)
  • Display Support
    • Up to one 8K display @ 60Hz,
    • or one 4K display @ 120Hz,
    • or one 5K display @ 60Hz,
    • or one 4K display @ 60Hz and one 4K display @ 30Hz,
    • or one 4K display @ 60Hz,
    • or one 4K display @ 30Hz,
    • or two 4K displays @ 60Hz
  • Display Support by Port
    • DisplayPort 1.4: Up to 8K @ 60Hz or 4K @ 120Hz
    • Thunderbolt 3: Up to 5K @ 60Hz via a native Thunderbolt 3 display or 4K @ 60Hz via a Thunderbolt display or a USB-C display adapter
  • Bootable
    • Dependent upon configuration. Independent Mac volumes should boot in most scenarios.
  • Hot Swap Support
    • Yes
  • Hot Plug Support
    • Yes
  • Chipset
    • Thunderbolt: Intel JHL7440
    • PCIe Switch: ASMedia ASM-2824
    • USB Controller: Genesys Logic GL-3590
  • Certifications
    • BSMI
    • CE
    • FCC
    • RCM
    • VCCI
  • Data Rate
    • Thunderbolt 3: 40Gb/s (or 5000MB/s)
  • Data Transfer Rate (Maximum)
    • Thunderbolt 3 : 40 Gb/s (or 5000 MB/s)
RAID
  • RAID Capable
    • Yes
  • RAID Levels Supported
    • RAID 0
    • RAID 1
    • RAID 0+1
    • RAID 4
    • RAID 5
    • JBOD
  • RAID Features
    • Software RAID
Reliability
  • MTBF (Mean Time Between Failures)
    • Varies depending on drive mechanism installed
  • Contact Start Stops
    • Varies depending on drive mechanism installed
Compatibility
  • Mac OS Compatibility
    • macOS 10.15 Catalina
  • Other Requirements
    • macOS 10.15.1 or later required.
  • Host Port Requirements
    • Thunderbolt 3
  • PCIe Cards Supported
    • Supports one full-height, half-length, single-width card (driverless or with Thunderbolt-aware driver). GPUs not supported.
  • Driver Required
    • SoftRAID Only The SoftRAID driver is installed within the SoftRAID application.
    • For PCIe cards that require a driver, please check the manufacturer web site. Drivers for PCIe cards must be Thunderbolt-aware to function.
Power
  • Power Supply
    • Internal UL-listed universal auto-switching power supply
  • AC Input
    • 100-240V, 47-63Hz, 4.0A-8.0A
  • DC Output
    • +12V, 42A
  • Wattage
    • 504W Watts
  • External Power Adapter
    • No
  • Power Delivery
    • (2) Thunderbolt 3 Ports (15W, 85W)
Physical
  • Number of Bays
    • 8
  • Expansion Slots
    • (1) PCIe 3.0 x16 physical, x4 electrical, full-height, half-length, single-width
  • Device Ports
    • (2) Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) Ports
    • (1) USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C Port up to 10Gb/s (1250MB/s) - USB 2.0/3.0 backwards compatible
    • (2) USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A Ports up to 600MB/s
    • (1) DisplayPort Port
  • Memory Card Slots
    • (1) CFexpress
    • (1) Secure Digital (SD)
  • Cooling
    • (1) 120mm 1,600RPM cooling fan
  • Security Slot
    • Yes
  • Power Button
    • Yes
  • Power/Activity LED
    • Yes
  • Housing Color
    • Black
  • Housing Material
    • Aluminum
  • Dimensions
    • Height: 34.9 cm (13.7 in)
    • Length: 39.0 cm (15.4 in)
    • Width: 14.9 cm (5.9 in)
  • Weight
    • 9.2 kg (20.26 lbs)
Environmental
  • Ambient Temperature
    • Operating: 50°F to 95°F (10°C to 35°C)
    • Non-Operating: -40°F to 149°F (-40°C to 65°C)
  • Altitude
    • Operating: -304.8 m to 3,048.0 m (-1,000 ft to 10,000 ft)
    • Non-Operating: -304.8 m to 12,192.0 m (-1,000 ft to 40,000 ft)
  • Humidity
    • Operating: 8% to 90% non-condensing
    • Non-Operating: 5% to 95% non-condensing
  • Shock
    • Operating: Varies depending on drive mechanism installed
    • Non-Operating: Varies depending on drive mechanism installed
Acoustics
  • Noise
    • Varies depending on drive mechanism installed

Notes

  • Limited support on compatible Windows systems. This device is not Thunderbolt certified for Windows. A Thunderbolt device may not function properly or at all if used with an operating system for which the device has not been certified.
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