Promise Technology VTrak VTA38HFDM6 4U RAID Array


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Enterprise Grade

Capacity: 48TB

Speed: 7,200RPM

Interface Types: SAS Serial Attached SCSI, SATA, Fibre Channel - Internal - Arbitrated Loop ASA II, Ethernet RJ45

Form Factor: 3.5inx1.0in LFF Hard Drive

Electrical Interface: FC-AL - 8Gbps

On-Board Cache: 32GB

Bays/Ports/Slots: 24

U Height: 4U

Wattage/VA: 750W

Voltage: 110-240V Multi

Promise Technology VTrak VTA38HFDM6 A3800fDM Series 4U 48TB Fibre Channel SAN / NAS RAID Subsystem Storage Array w/ HDDs - Brand New

Promise Technology VTrak VTA38HFDM6 A3800fDM Series 4U 48,000 GB (24 x 2TB) Fibre Channel Dual Controller SAN / NAS RAID Subsystem Storage Array with Hard Disk Drives - Brand New

This array includes 24x 2TB 7.2K 3.5" 6Gbps NL-SAS hard drives.


Scale out High Performance and High Capacity
The VTrak A3800 shared SAN appliance is ideal for multi-user collaboration to ingest, edit, stream, and process rich media. The VTrakFS™ file system software integrated with metadata controllers and VTrak primary storage in a single box enables higher performance and workload productivity and for easier management. It is an “All in one” RAID storage subsystem, with integrated metadata appliance and embedded filesystem for Big Data with NAS Gateway.

NAS Gateway
The NAS Gateway enables hundreds of clients in the LAN network to access the highly scalable fibre channel SAN appliance via 10Gb Ethernet. While the NAS Gateway contains a file sharing protocol and file system management, the benefit is that the backend VTrak A3800 SAN can scale to petabytes while still appearing as a single NAS folder interface. This eliminates the need to reconfigure clients, as done in traditional NAS environments when additional storage is required.

Fast and Simple
VTrak A-Class is optimized for high performance, high bandwidth rich media applications requiring large block sequential IOPs. Plus, it's much less complicated that competing solutions because it's an “all-in-one” metadata appliance, RAID storage subsystem, and file system (VTrakFS™).

Scalable, Reliable and Cost-Efficient
With A-Class you can “pay as you grow” from 32TB to over 7PB for long-term storage investment protection. Additionally, VTrak x30 is the only Apple-qualified enterprise SAN subsystem, with high-availability dual controllers, hot-swappable modular disk array, and included 3-Year warranty. The A-Class can save 30-40% rack space and energy costs compared to nonintegrated multi-vendor solutions.

Optimized for Video Centric Environments
PROMISE VTrakFS™ file system is optimized for leveraging 8Gb FC interface for large file data ingesting, streaming, or processing between a SAN and its clients – unlike NAS file systems. Data is directly transferred between the SAN appliance and clients over the SAN FC network. This means higher bandwidth performance and lower latency data transfers, as required by Media & Entertainment, HPC applications, and other video-centric environments.

Store Massive Amounts of Data
Store massive amount of data required by media centric and HPC environments. Scale across multiple RAID storage subsystems thus scaling in capacity and performance.

  • Supports 1024 RAID Logical Drives to make up the volume(s).
  • JBODs can be added dynamically to increase the storage spaceAll this can be done online without interrupting the clients.

Supersized File System for Big Data
VTrak A-Class virtualizes storage to create a single name space, shared storage volume.

  • Each VTrakFS™ consists of a metadata LUN (MDL) and data LUNs (DL)
  • MDL contains information about file location, size, access times, etc.
  • VTrak A Class head unit manages directing each client the correct file info over 1Gb Ethernet, but each Client has full speed access to actual data via 8Gb Fibre Channel


  • Scalable, High Performance & Bandwidth 64-bit SAN File System
    • 8G FC interface
    • Data path over FC
    • Single name space with file system spanning across multiple storage units
  • High Availability
    • Active-Standby SAN FS metadata server
    • Active-Active RAID controller
  • Metadata Journaling
    • POSIX compliance
    • Client support for Windows, Mac and Linux
    • Multiple clients access shared files, best for sharing and collaboration
    • Optional external NAS extension gateway cluster provides legacy NFS and CIFS protocol access to files
    • Online defragmentation
    • Online expansion of data volume
  • Each File system volume can be individually tuned for the usage of the volume
    • Soft and hard quotas and user per missions
    • Local ACL for small user groups (20 users)
    • Integration with AD and LDAP for ACL
    • Client node ACL
    • Multipath support on clients
    • Provides intelligent fault detection and notification tool on clients

Model NumberVTA38HFDM6
Capacity32TB to 7PB raw
Non-disruptive expansion using:
  • VTrak x30 Fibre Channel RAID Storage System
  • VTrak x30 Expansion Chassis
  • VTrakFS File System
  • VTrakFS - Integrated clustered file system
  • Supports up to 8 simultaneous file systems per system
  • Serve up to 1 billion files
  • Directory Support LDAP, Active Directory, Open Directory
  • Advanced on-line defragmentation tool (Advanced Anti-Fragmentation Algorithm)
  • Supports ACLs (Access Control List) and User Quota
  • AvailabilityRedundant Controllers Hot-Swappable Power Supply Units Hot-Swappable Controllers Non-Disruptive Firmware/Software Updates Hot-Swappable Disk Drive
    InterfaceQuad 8G Fibre Channel ports per controller (total of 8 ports for high availability system)
    RAID SupportRAID 0, 1, 5, 6, 10, 50, 60
    Power EciencyFour levels of advanced power management disk drive (MAID) support Efficient 80Plus Certified power supplies
    Management Tools/InterfaceSingle VTrak A-Class SAN management software Embedded management using VTrak A-Class SAN management software (via Ethernet) Advanced Command Line Interface (Serial Port or Ethernet via telnet and SSH) Third Party Management support via SNMP, CIM
    Client Licenses10 Universal or 30 Mac Only included Supports hundreds of clients

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    Weight: 124 lb

    Warranty: 3 Year Manufacturer

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