Data Storage

Proware EP-4806JD-S6S6 80 bay SAS JBOD Storage

Microsoft Certified Storage from Proware provides 80-bays in a JBOD ultra high-density 4U rackmount JBOD chassis featuring 12Gb/s SAS3 interfaces and supports both SAS or SATA drives.  Designed to provide high-density storage up to 1.176PB's using 14TB drives in a compact and ultra reliable chassis.  The 80 bay JBOD storage chassis has been fully certified to work with Microsoft Windows Server 2012 / 2012 R2 / 2016 to deliver continuous operation throughout the enterprise.

80 bay JBOD storage - Provides a very low cost per GB in a ultra-high density form factor delivering over 8 petabytes in 42U!

Microsoft Certified Storage 80 bay JBODMicrosoft Certified Storage Features

  • Dual Active Redundant SAS controllers each with four mini SAS 4x ports
  • 80 drive bays supporting SAS3 or SATA3 disks
  • Supports both SAS & SATA within the same chassis
  • Four 650W high efficiency PSU ensure continued up-time
  • 12 fans ensure no drive hot spots
  • GUI based SES management for remote monitoring
  • Supported by LSI (Broadcom), ATTO Technology, Adaptec
  • 5 years warranty on all components

Microsoft Certified Storage suitable applications and uses

As a Microsoft Certified Storage chassis, you can connect this to a SAS controller and run the JBOD as part of a "Software Defined Storage" solution e.g. Nutanix, Scality, Caringo.  Alternatively you can connect the JBOD to a RAID controller and carve up the storage with differing RAID levels to your applications.

  • Cloud
  • Microsoft environments
  • Video Post Production
  • Data Backup / Archiving
  • HPC (High Performance Computing)
  • Medical Imaging
  • Geophysical
  • Scientific Research
  • Databases

System overview

Delivering a Microsoft Certified Storage 80-bay JBOD storage solution when many comparable systems provide only 60 bays in the same 4u footprint requires an in-depth technical understanding of the cooling and power requirements of the modern day disk drive.  Proware with whom we have worked with for the past 15 years provide that understanding, service and technical know how to make it work.

80 bay JBOD storage rear viewEnvironmental monitoring

This is done by SES (SCSI Enclosure Services) and monitors the enclosure and disk environmental conditions.  From the image on the right you can see the RJ-45 management ports on each controller.

SAS backplane

With an intelligent SAS backplane that is a cable less design provides the hot-swapping of drives, power supplies and fans ensuring continuous up-time against system or component failure.

SAS Controllers

Each SAS controller has four 6Gb/s SFF-8088 expansion ports to connect to your host or SAS JBOD expansion.

Supported Drives

The chassis supports all drives with a SAS-3 or SATA-3 host connection including SSD.  If you choose SATA drives then an optional MUX board will be required.  Fully supports 14TB SAS or SATA drives.  The drive caddies can also support either 3.5" or 2.5" drives.


With 12 fans to cool the JBOD storage chassis these again are hot swappable to aid maintenance and support.

Power Supplies

Powered by 4x 650W PSU, the JBOD storage can suffer two complete PSU failures before the system fails.  Requires AC 90V ~ 264V Full Range, 50Hz~60Hz, 10A-5A.

Weights and Dimensions

950(L) x 482.6(W) x 177(H) mm, (Default Slide Rail: Post to Post 800mm~1090mm (32”~42”) / Option: Post to Post 750mm~900mm (29”~35”), weight with no disks 48Kgs.

Lifting handles provide safe handling when securing in the rack.

Storage Configuration Options

3.5" SATA 7.2k HDD - 4/6/8/10/12/14TB + MUX

3.5" SAS 7.2k HDD - 4/6/8/10/12/14TB

2.5" SATA SSD - 240/480/960/1920GB + MUX

2.5" SAS SSD - 200/480/800/960/1600/3200/3840GB

Also supports 10k and 15k SAS / SATA drives.

Note: The MUX board is required for use with dual channel SAS controllers and SATA drives.  It essentially creates two signal paths to each controller, otherwise a SATA drive can only bee seen by a single controller.

JBOD Storage Chassis Configurations

As the 80 bay JBOD chassis can support a number of different drives simultaneously (HDD/SSD/SAS/SATA) as well as supporting 4Kn or 512e sector sizes we pre-build and test each chassis for delivery to your site.  As it supports a huge variety of drive combinations, please call 01256 331614 or email JBOD Enquiry for pricing and assistance.  If the Microsoft Certified Storage is too large we can also provide 12/16/24 or 64 bay models with pricing to suit your application, budget and requirements.




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