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High Performance 16Gb Fibre SAN Storage Solution – CEI-816F / CEI-816FD

The CAEN CEI-816F Storage Area Network (SAN) array features 16Gb/s Fibre host performance to increase system efficiency and performance. It supports optional dual controllers and is equipped with 16 hot swappable SAS2/SATA3 hard disk drive bays with fast 16Gb/s Fibre host channels for a rapid, uninterrupted access to your most demanding applications requiring either high bandwidth or very rapid random I/O performance.Engineered to meet stringent demands for continuous availability, CAEN CEI-816F Fibre SAN array features a brand-new 1.2GHz Dual Core RAID-On-Chip processorGeneration3 PCI-E internal busDDR3 cache, parity-assist ASIC, completely cable-less back-plane based design, and storage capacities of almost 192TB in one small 3U disk enclosure. Further expansion is possible via up to 6 SAS CEI-816J JBOD expansion chassis (128 Total Drives).Low service and integration costs are assured by the CAEN Eng cable-less design, two redundant hot-swappable power supplies with two independent power inputs, turbo cooling fans, and embedded RAID controller. Three year warranty comes standard with every Direct Attached Storage (DAS) array and covers all components.

Features & Highlights

  • DataBolt™ Bandwidth Optimizer for balancing faster host & slower SAS or SATA devices
  • Supports SSD automatic monitor clone (AMC) to extend SSD lifetime
  • Supports Self-Encryption Drive (SED)
  • Supports Clone disk
  • Encryption at Rest Support ISE, TCG, SED, SSD with Block Erase & Password Protect

Advance Features & Benefits

  • 16Gb/s FC-AL host performance
  • Encryption at Rest Support ISE, TCG, SED, SSD with Block Erase and Password Protect
  • Dual-active RAID controller with cache mirroring through dedicated high-speed bus
  • Automatic synchronization of firmware version in the dual-active mode
  • Redundant controller operation with active/active and failover/failback function
  • Redundant flash image for controller availability
  • Management port seamless take-over
  • DataBolt™ Bandwidth Optimizer for balance faster host and slower SAS or SATA devices
  • RAID level 0, 1, 10(1E), 3, 5, 6, 30, 50, 60, 00, 100, Single Disk and JBOD
  • Support for native 4K and 512 byte sector SAS and SATA devices
  • Support HDD firmware update
  • SSD automatic monitor clone (AMC) support
  • S.M.A.R.T. support
  • Low power consumption & Low heat production
  • Support intelligent power management to save energy and extend service life
  • Access terminal menu by telnet via a LAN port
  • API library for customer to write its own monitor utility
  • Field-upgradeable firmware in flash ROM
  • Firmware-embedded manager via RS-232 port
  • Firmware-embedded Web Browser-based RAID manager allows local or remote management
  • and configuration
  • SAP management utility to easily manage multiple RAID units in the network

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Technical Specifications

RAID Controller 816F: Single / 816FD: Dual
Host Ports 4 x 16Gb/s FC-AL SFP Connections (16Gb/s) per controller
Disk Interface 12Gb/s SAS/SATA
Expansion Ports One, 6Gb/s SAS (SFF-8644) per controller
Drives (unit / expansion) 16, 3.5” / Up to 128 Drives (Up To 6 JBOD’s)
Processor type 1.2GHz Dual Core RAID-On-Chip processor
Cache memory 4GB (default) – 16GB (optional) /
Battery backup Optional
Management / Monitor port support 2 x RJ11 Serial Ports; 1 x RJ45 Ethernet Port
SMTP manager and SNMP agent Yes


Tray lock Yes
Disk status indicators Access / Fail LED
Single Backplane SAS2 / SATA3 Cableless
PS/Fan modules Two, 500W w/PFC
Turbo Fans Two
Power 90V-264V, 24Hz-63Hz full range, 10A – 5A


Relative Humidity 10% to 85% non-condensing (operating), 5% to 95% non-condensing (non-operating)
Operating Temperature 50°F – 104°F (10°C ~ 40°C)
Physical Dimensions (W x D x H) 19″ wide, 22″ deep, 5.25″ (3U) high
Weight (Without drives) 53 lb. / 24 kg.


Operating Systems Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows Server 2008, VMWare ESX Server, vSphere, XenServer, Oracle/Solaris, Linux, MAC OS X, and others to be announced
Safety / EMI RoHS, CE, FCC, BSMI, UL, cUL
Warranty Please refer to our Warranty Support section