Nomadic 4U 72TB

nomadic 4U technical specifications

24.0TB - 72.0TB RAID combines SAS and SATA-II 6.0Gb/s storage technologies with 3.4GB/sec. 8GB Fibre Channel SAN and 10GB NAS Speed with option of iSCSI host interface to data protection RAID 6 in a 4U rack-optimized enclosure.
The innovative GVS-designed Nomadic 4U RAID architecture combines affordable, high-capacity SATA-II drive technology with a dual to quad 4-8Gb/s fibre channel host interface for fast,
reliable data access. Each GVS Drive Module uses
a dedicated 6.0Gb/s drive channel, maximizing
the 800MB/s Per Fibre Channel host connection.

3890C Controller:
Two independent Fibre Channel host ports
8/4GB Fibre; 1-4 compliant
8Gbit/sec or 4Gbit/sec transfer rate (selectable or automatic detection) upgrade to 8GB/port
FC-AL, Point-to-Point and Switch Fabric topologies
Eight Port 8GB Fibre; 2-4 controller option
Four Port iSCSI; 1-4 controller option
Two Port eSAS; 1-2 controller option

4480C Controller RAID features:
RAID level 0,1, 0+1, 3, 5 , 6, 30, 50, JBOD and NRAID, SAS Expansion up to 128 devices
24 or 16(8) independent logical arrays configurations per controller
Support for multiple RAID sets, multiple hosts and LUN masking and mapping
6.4Gbit/sec data erase time with multiple pass
Each logical array can have an independent
RAID level
Background initialization
Write back and write through cache selection
Variable stripe size
Up to 8 LUNs
LUN slicing
Online RAID group capacity expansion
Drive hot-swapping
Global hot-spare per 16 drive
Automatic background data rebuilding
Intelligent Drive Management
Battery backup support
24 port SAS Expansion with single 4480i Controller

Complete Drive and system monitoring through Ethernet, RS-232 or Bluetooth
GVSView management software for all major platforms via Ethernet port
Event notification via an independent
GVSView client utility
Firmware upgrade through Ethernet or
RS-232 interface
Host Interface to the Fibre storage:
Two, four, six or eight 8/4GB Fibre Channel ports (SFP), 400MB/s throughput per channel
Guaranteed delivery (12.8Gbit/sec full duplex) per channel max 3.2Gbit/sec
Dual 4Gb/s or 8Gb/s Fibre Channel PCIe Card (sold separately) or compatible third-party PCIe card
1000BASE-T Ethernet for remote management
Support read/write per port or read only through
2nd Fibre Channel port without the need for SAN Software or switch
Short-Haul Transceiver (supports up to 500m with 50/125 m MMF)
Long-Haul Transceiver (supports up to 10km with 9/125 m SMF)

RAID Controller specifications:
1GB or 2GB cache per controller up to 8GB max
iSCSI Ethernet Interface:
Provide 2-4 iSCSI Ethernet port connects to LAN to high speed RAID storage w/iSCSI client tools with dual 10Gbit per port option.

SAS Expantion Interface:
24 drive per single Nomadic4U expansion bay

Battery Backup Module:
Smart battery backup module, integrated lithium cells. With one fully charged battery module used for each cached data protection during power failure .

Heavy-duty cold-rolled steel

Zinc-plated with bright chromate

Top cover anodized for better cooling

Rear: 4 x 60x 38mm hot-swap fans
Self-regulating speeds and front-to-back cooling
Optional: Front security door locking, noise reduction and air filter

24 hotswap SAS/SATA-II drive bay with up to
8 x LC FC Interface, or iSCSI and 4xSAS expansion 128 drive support per single SAS expansion port

Power secure lock key for on/off and system
reset + USB + serial port + RJ45 + 2-4 FC LC or iSCSI + SATA and SAS with SAS expansion port
Power, LAN, Fibre Channel, Drive, eSAS, RS232, iSCSI, and Host

Drive Bay:
Hotswap 24x SAS/SATA-II (SATA6G)
Optional SAS and SATA Drive Bay mix

Drive Option:
N3S07520- Nomadic 4U SATA-II 3000GB 7200RPM 3.0Gb/sec 8.5ms 32MB cache
N3S07420- Nomadic 4U SATA-I 1500GB 7200RPM 1.5Gb/sec 8.5 ms 32MB cache
N3S07252- Nomadic 4U SATA-II 2000GB 7200RPM 3.0Gb/sec 8.5ms 16MB cache
N3S07082- Nomadic 4U SATA-II 1000GB 7200RPM 3.0Gb/sec 8.8ms 8MB cache
N3S15142- Nomadic 4U SAS 600GB 15000RPM 3.0Gb/sec 3.7ms 16MB cache
N3S15072- Nomadic 4U SAS 2,000GB 7200RPM 3.0Gb/sec 3.6ms 16MB cache
N3S50SSD-Nomadic 4U SSD 1,000GB 3.0Gb/sec 2.6ms

5°C to 45°C (41°F to 113°F)
Storage temperature: -40° to 47°C (-40°F to

Operation mode : 5% to 75%
Non-operation mode : 5% to 95% non-condensing

Sea level to 10,000 ft.
Maximum thermal output: 1465 BTUs per hour

Power Supply:
4x500W hot-swap Redundant load-sharing hot-swap power supplies
Min. 1x500W module w/ 24 Drive and Dual Controller support
Each 500W Module run Max 40A
Max 4x Universal input (100V to 240V AC),
power factor corrected
Frequency: 47Hz to 63Hz, single phase 8-4A

Power Consumption:
Max: 852W tolerance : ±5% with 24xSATA drive
Max: 705W tolerance : ±5% with 24xSAS drive
Idle: 245W tolerance: ±5%

D22” (558.80mm) X W17.125” (434.98) X H7.25” (184.15mm)
With Front Locking Face Option D23.25” (590.55mm) X W17.125” (180.98) X H7.25” (184.15mm)

48-100 pounds (21.77-45.36 kg) Max, depending on configuration

For hard drive capacity measurements, 1GB = 1 billion bytes; actual formatted capacity less by 5% base on OS. Maximum capacity of 48TB achieved through use of 24x2GB Nomadic 4U Drive Modules. 3.4GB/sec Actual rates will vary based on host interface. Weight varies by configuration and manufacturing process. GVS custom configures each Nomadic 4U based on customer specification from block size. Each drive goes through an extensive burn-in period prior to shipment.
Product specifications are subject to change without notice. Above specifications may change without notice.
Nomadic 4U® designed and manufactured in the U.S. by GVS-Grande Vitesse Systems Inc.

Grande Vitesse Systems