CoreStor 3716F / 3716FR Fibre-to-SAS RAID Array

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CoreStor Fibre Channel array series brings 16Gb/s connectivity to the environments that require high availability and high performance. It features two 16Gb/s Fibre Channel ports per controller with enhanced throughput required for IOP-intensive and high-bandwidth applications. CoreStor Fibre Channel arrays eliminate bottlenecks in the I/O path enabling faster performance of data intensive applications, such as backup/restore, database transactions, virtualization, and rich media. Combining the cutting-edge 16 Gb/s bandwidth with redundant hardware, they deliver affordable enterprise-level performance and availability without sacrificing ease of use and reliability.

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
  • Dual Channel Fibre Channel 16Gpbs connector supporting fail-over
  • Supports SAS JBOD expansion for up to a total of 256 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 3716F - Single Controller
CoreStor 3716FR - Redundant Controllers
Form Factor3U Rackmount
ControllerSingle Controller, Redundant Controller Optional
Disk Drives Capacity500GB, 1TB, 2TB, 3TB, 4TB, 6TB, and 8TB supported
HDD Trays16 Hot-Swappable 3.5" (2.5" form factor supported)
RAID Level0, 1, 0+1, 3, 5, 6, 30, 50, 60, JBOD
Maximum Capacity128TB (per chassis when using 8TB disk drives)
Auto RebuildYes
Hot-SpareRAID 3, 5, 6, 30, 50, 60
Host Interface & Transfer Rate Dual Fibre Channel (16 Gbps)
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 5.25"H
Weight (lb)44 - Single Controller
50 - Dual Controller
Safety RegulationsCE, FCC, UL, RoHS
Limited Warranty3 Years
Package ContentsFibre Optic Cable x1

16G SFP+ Module x1

Rackmount Rails x2

Power Cords x2

Serial Cable x1
  • General File Server
  • Disk-to-Disk Backup
  • Media Servers
  • CCTV
  • Virtualiztion
  • Content Streaming
  • Digital Video Recording
  • Video Editing
  • Archiving
  • Imaging
  • Database
  • Mail Servers
Download PDF DatasheetCoreStor Fibre Channel RAID Product Line Overview