ES-8060 Toploader JBOD
EUROstor ES-8000 Toploader JBODs offer a cost efficient way to store a big amount of disk capacity in a small space. The disks can be insterted into the enclosure from the top - also while the system is up and running. To make this possible, the enclosure can be moved on sliders an drawn out of the cabinet. Up to 60 drives can be inserted in up to five rows in ES-8060. Using 10 TB disks this amounts to 600 TB.
Usually these JBODs will be connected to PCI SAS HBAs, e.g. for use with ZFS filesystem, then the filesystem itself will manage the disks with up to three-fold parity. But also with PCI RAID controllers these JBODs can be used.
Especially the 60 bay ES-8060 JBODs have four SAS Ports (each with four 12 Gbit lines). The backplane can be managed so that either 15 disks are mapped to each port or sets of 30 disks two ports each. And also it is possible to map all disks to all ports.
ES-8000 Toploader JBODs can also be used as shared storage for a cluster, e.g. with Windows Server Cluster, or as a compact and inexpensive storage expansion for ES-8700 Storage Server.