CoreStor 2712E PCIe-to-SAS RAID Array

SKU: CS2712E Category:


CoreStor PCIe array series is an eight-lane PCIe 3.0 to 6Gb SAS/SATA storage solution that offers increased interconnect throughput and more efficient data transfers. CoreStor PCIe arrays are designed to support performance and capacity-intensive applications with the bandwidth of PCIe 3.0 connectivity. With data transfer rates of 8 GT/s and eight lanes of high speed PCIe 3.0 traffic, the arrays deliver the performance demanded by the ever-growing I/O requirements of today’s enterprises.

System Architecture

  • 800MHz processor with 2GB of  ECC cache memory (upgradeable to 8GB).
  • Supports both 3.5″ and 2.5″ form factor hard drives and SSDs
  • SAS / SATA RAID 60 ASIC engine, providing the highest level of data protection and performance
  • PCI Express 3.0 x8 host interface
  • Supports SAS JBOD expansion for up to a total of 128 drive bays
  • Redundant and hot-swappable power supply and cooling fans.
  • O/S-Independent and host transparent RAID solution.
  • Single or redundant controllers version for high availability and redundancy.

RAID Controller

  • Supports JBOD, RAID 0, 1, 1E, 0+1, 3, 5, 6, 30, 50, 60 with hot spare and multiple volumes
  • RAID 6 tolerates two drive failures without downtime or data loss
  • Supports online array roaming, online RAID level / stripe size migration, and online capacity expansion
  • Hot-swappable drives support local and global hot spare with automatic rebuild, automatic drive insertion / removal detection.
  • NVRAM transaction log and S.M.A.R.T. to improve the RAID system integrity, reliability, and availability

RAID and Storage Enclosure Management

  • Embedded enclosure management through WEB GUI, LCD control panel, and online RAID management via RS-232 port
  • Intuitive, yet comprehensive GUI for configuration and monitoring from remote and local locations
  • Field-upgradeable firmware in flash ROM, redundant RAID controller firmware upgrade via RS-232 and WEB GUI
ModelsCoreStor 2712E - Single Controller
Form Factor2U Rackmount
ControllerSingle Controller
Disk Drives Capacity500GB, 1TB, 2TB, 3TB, 4TB, 6TB, and 8TB supported
HDD Trays12 Hot-Swappable 3.5" (2.5" form factor supported)
RAID Level0, 1, 0+1, 3, 5, 6, 30, 50, 60, JBOD
Maximum Capacity96TB (per chassis when using 8TB disk drives)
Auto RebuildYes
Hot-SpareRAID 3, 5, 6, 30, 50, 60
Host Interface & Transfer RatePCIe 3.0 x8
Expansion PortsMini-SAS x 1, Supports up to 7 additional JBOD expansion chassis
Maximum Drives Supported256
Drive Interface6G SAS / 6G SATA (Additional MUX board required when used with SATA drives and a Redundant Controller)
Cooling Fan2 Hot-Swappable Modules & Blowers
Power Supply500W X 2 Redundant
Control InterfaceLCD Panel, RS232, RJ-45 Ethernet
Dimensions (in)19"W x 22"D x 3.5"H
Weight (lb)38
Safety RegulationsCE, FCC, UL, RoHS
Limited Warranty3 Years
Package ContentsPCIe 3.0 x8 re-driver controller x1

PCIe 3.0 x8 cable 3FT x1

Rackmount Rails x2

Power Cords x2

Serial Cable x1


  • General File Server
  • Disk-to-Disk Backup
  • 4K Video streaming
  • Post Production
  • Video Editing
  • Imaging
  • CCTV
  • Digital Video Recording
  • HPC
Download PDF DatasheetCoreStor PCIe RAID Product Line Overview