Thunderstor™ XD48 Rackmount Desktop Quad PCIe and Storage Expansion Chassis
DESIGNED FOR DEMANDING PROFESSIONALS.
Rocstor has everything you need to keep your creative computing perform powerfully and efficiently. The Thunderstor™ XD48 Desktop is specifically designed to bring you a powerful combination of a Quad PCIe and an 8-bay storage expandability for your Mac® using Thunderbolt™ 2 connectivity.
Desktop expansion chassis form factor
Quad PCIe and an 8-bay storage expansion
Four x16 (mechanically, x4 electrically) PCIe expansion slots
Eight (8) Small Form Factor (SFF) 2.5” hot-swap storage bays
ATTO 6Gb SAS RAID Controller which provides RAID 0,1,4,5,6
Four (4) Thuderbolt 2 ports
USA designed and made. TAA compliant
PCIe Expansion cards with computers without PCIe Slots
Ultra-quite with virtually no sound using a power supply
The Thunderstor™ XD48 Desktop Thunderbolt™ chassis includes a Quad (4) PCIe expansion slots and eight (8) Small Form Factor (SFF) 2.5” hot-swap storage bays. The ultra-fast storage subsystem is driven by an internal ATTO 6Gb SAS RAID Controller which provides RAID 0,1,4,5,6 user selectable settings via the supplied browser-based GUI. The XD48 Desktop model is an Intel-Certified product featuring four x16 (mechanically, x4 electrically) PCIe expansion slots and quad 20Gbps Thunderbolt-2 I/O ports so other compatible Thunderbolt products may be daisy-chained for the maximum connection flexibility.
The Thunderstor™ XD48 utilizes the ATTO SAS RAID controller which occupies one of the PCIe slots. The performance is exceptionally fast for any professional user utilizing SSD or HDD drives. The XD48 is made in USA and TAA compliant, it also includes an internal forced air cooling and is powered by an internal 460 Watt power supply.
The Rocstor Thunderstor XD48 has been designed, developed and tested to meet your needs of PCIe and Storage expandability needs by delivering state-of the art full-bandwidth PCIe slots, using two independent Thunderbolt™ 20Gbps bridge circuits. One Thunderbolt™ bridge drives two of the PCIe slots, and the second internal Thunderbolt™ bridge drives the other two PCIe slots. The XD48 advance technology is differentiated from any competition by offering this two independent Thunderbolt Bridge technology.
For its unprecedented expansion and storage speeds, connect the XD48 to the Mac® Pro host computer using two of the four available Thunderbolt ports on the chassis and then use the third or fourth available ports for expansion or daisy-chain of other Thunderbolt devices. The XD48 supports all compatible PCIe cards, up to full-height and full-length peripherals. It provides extra DC power connections for GPUs requiring those additional connections.
The advance architectural design of Thunderstor™ XD48 enhances operating bandwidth for demanding applications that utilizes all the 20Gbps bandwidth available from each Thunderbolt port. The XD48 with its internal hardware ATTO (SAS) RAID controller and eight RAID drives (rotating or SSD) can operate at “full speed” up to (1200+ MB/s transfer rates) using one bus while other demanding peripherals can operate at full speed using the other bus. Using popular SFF SSDs in the RAID easily provides sustained data transfer speeds of up to or greater than 1200 MB/s for “working” files.
Thunderstor XD48 uses the best in class RAID controller from ATTO ® Technologies. The XD48 utilizez the ATTO ® ExpressSAS ® R608 6Gb/s SAS RAID Adapters which adds high-performance RAID protection to the built-in 8-bay SFF SAS storage. Delivering significant advancements in performance and flexibility with enterprise-class features, ExpressSAS ® 6Gb/s SAS RAID adapters provide the industry’s largest ECC protected cache memory in an affordable RAID solution for general IT and media and entertainment environments.