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PROAVIO® DS240 
Accelerate Your 4K Workflow With High Performance SSD & SAS Storage

DS240FS is an ultra-dense 2U rack storage solution that leverages 2.5" SSD and delivers the highest level of system reliability and performance for mission critical production workflows. An active-active, 16G Fibre controller system design provides users with continuous availability of media files at data transfer rates up to 3,500MB/s. A dual-port, 6G SAS expansion provides instantaneous capacity growth capabilities by adding cost-effective JBOD expansion nodes. Extend compatibility with industry-leading Thunderbolt-to-FC bridging technology and add simultaneous support for both Fibre and Thunderbolt users.

 

  1. Overview
  2. Specifications
  3. Features
  4. Performance
  5. Available Models


The power to do more
Make the DS240 the center of your creative process.

The DS240FS features a powerful, new hardware design adding density and performance in a small rack-ready package. Spend more time driving your creative business and less time molding computer technology to meet your unique workflow demands. Empower your workstation with the speed and reliability needed for today's high-resolution post production and VFX workflows. Achieve smooth, real-time playback of complex visual effects compositions, preview projects at full native resolution and gain higher track counts in the edit process - all while enjoying fail-safe RAID protection of your most valuable digital assets.

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Optimized for high resolution workflows
Create, grade and render 4K-quality media with total confidence knowing your studio is ready to meet the demands of your next project.

Supercharge your workflow with a storage solution that is ready for any project. With a sustained throughput of up to 3,500MB/s (RAID 5), the DS240FS unlocks your workstation's true creative potential by giving facilities the option to take on a wider range of projects, formats and possibilities. From HD to 4K, the DS240FS is the best storage solution for high resolution media formats such as DPX, RED R3D, ARRIRAW, Arri Alexa, uncompressed HD, DSLR RAW and more. Create, grade and render with total confidence knowing your system is ready to meet the demands of your next big project.

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No-Compromise reliability for your creative business
Enterprise-class reliability backed by the highest level of service and support
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At the heart of DS240FS is lies the industry's most dependable RAID technology. Designed to meet the high demands of professional users, the DS240FS represents Proavio's commitment to the cinema, broadcast, pro audio and VFX communities. The DS240F8 incorporates next generation RAID technology with powerful active-active storage engines that deliver unimpeded performance and reliability - critical in today's fast-paced post production environments. Proavio has been an integral part of leading post production and broadcasters worldwide, including FOX, NDR, Industrial Color, HBO, SONY and The Station in New York.

 

Thunderbolt-ready solution
Add Thunderbolt connectivity using the industry's most trusted bridging technology
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Proavio has partnered with the industry's leading connectivity experts to offer instant compatibility with today's Apple and Thunderbolt equipped systems. DS240FS users can take full advantage of Proavio FC SAN storage solutions without compromising reliability or performance. Add simultaneous access to existing FC users and Thunderbolt users with one single cost-effective solution.

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Technical Specifications

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Form Factor

Dual (2) Active-Active Controllers
24-Disk, 2 RU Storage/SAN Array

Memory

16GB (8GBx2)

Data I/O Ports

(4) 16G FC, SFP, Optical

Disk Support

  • 2.5", SAS SSD, 6Gb/s & 12Gb/s
  • 2.5", 10K Enterprise SAS, 6Gb/s

*NOTE: See models for available capacity configurations

Storage Protocols

16G Fibre Channel

RAID & Volume

  • RAID level 0 ( 0+1 ), 3, 5, 6, 10, 30, 50, 60 & JBOD
  • Multiple Array Support
  • Up to 128 Logical Volumes
  • Hot-Swap Drive Support
  • Spare Drive Assignment
  • Online Volume Expansion

High Availability*


  • Dual-Active RAID controller
  • Synchornized Cache
  • Flexible RAID Group Ownership Management
  • Multi-Path & Load-Balancing Support (Microsoft MPIO)

 Expansion  6Gb/s SAS Expansion Bus (SFF8088), Up to 96 Disks

Host OS Support

Mac OS, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2012, Windows 7, Linux®, VMware®, ESX

Hot-swap Power

(2) 400W, 80+, PFC, Load-Balancing, Hot-Swap Power Modules

Power Requirements

  • AC 90V ~ 264V Full Range
  • 8A ~ 4A, 47Hz ~ 63Hz

System Cooling

(2) Hot-Swap Smart Fan Modules

Operating Temperature

50°F ~ 104°F

Relative Humidity 10% ~ 85% Non-condensing
Weight 34 lbs
Dimensions (L) 22" x (W) 19" x (H) 3.4"
Compliance RoHS, CE, TUV, FCC
Certifications VMware VSphere 5
SAN Compatibility FibreJet, MetaSAN, SANmp, Stornext, Xsan

 

 

[1]Formatted capacity will depend on filesystem and RAID settings

 

  Product Features


active-active

Dual-Active Storage Platform

The DS240FS provides continuous, fail-safe access to your valuable media.
ssd sas

Leverage SSD Technology

Powered by High Performance 2.5" SSD and Enterprise SAS Disk
for video

Optimized for Cinema

Designed for 4K resolution file formats and workflows.

 

 

 

performance

High Performance Solution

Experience ultra-fast read and write speeds up to 3,500MB/s.

hot swap

Professional Grade

Professional-grade, Hot-swap components for 24/7 operation.

warranty

Backed by Service & Support

3-year factory warranty with the 1st year of advance replacement.

 

 

 

tbolt ready

Thunderbolt-Ready!

Instantly add high-speed FC storage to any Thunderbolt enabled system.

fc san

FC Workgroup Solution

Compatible with Xsan, MetaSAN, Stornext, Fibrejet and SANmp.     


 

Product Performance

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 Performance (MB/s) Read Write


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  • READ: 2,975MB/s
WRITE: 2,815MB/s

Operating System

  • Windows 2012

CPU/RAM

  • Single 2.0GHz Xeon E5504 / 6GB

Host Bus Adapter

  • Qlogic QLE 2564 (Quad Port / 8G FC), Driver Ver. 9.1.9.205

Disk Drive Model

  • WD WD9001BKHG-02D22
 Benchmark Utility
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  • ATTO Disk Benchmark (Ver. 2.47)
  • Transfer Size: 8192.0KB
  • Total Length: 256MB
  • Que Depth: 8

Configuration

  • RAID 5
  • 1-Volume, 1-LUN
  • 4-ports Connected

 

 DS240FS Dual Controller SAS System Models dual-controller

SYSTEM MODEL
DESCRIPTION CAPACITY [1]

DS240FS-F7TS

Includes (24), 300GB, 10K, 2.5" SAS Disk Drives

7.2TB

DS240FS-F14TS

Includes (24), 600GB, 10K, 2.5" SAS Disk Drives

14.4TB

DS240FS-F21TS

Includes (24), 900GB, 10K, 2.5" SAS Disk Drives

21.6TB

[1] Actual formatted capacity will depend on filesystem and selected RAID configuration.

 

 DS240FS Dual Controller SSD System Models dual-controller

SYSTEM MODEL
DESCRIPTION CAPACITY [1]

DS240FS-F4TSS

Includes (24), 200GB, 2.5" Enterprise SAS SSD Disk Drives

4.8TB

DS240FS-F9TSS

Includes (24), 400GB, 2.5" Enterprise SAS SSD Disk Drives

9.6TB

DS240FS-F19TSS

Includes (24), 800GB, 2.5" Enterprise SAS SSD Disk Drives

19.2TB

 [1] Actual formatted capacity will depend on filesystem and selected RAID configuration.

 


 

 

 SAS Storage Expansion Systems expansnion

SYSTEM MODEL
DESCRIPTION CAPACITY [1]

DS240JD-F7TS

Includes (24), 900GB, 10K, 2.5" SAS Disk Drives

7.2TB

DS240JD-F14TS

Includes (24), 900GB, 10K, 2.5" SAS Disk Drives

14.4TB

DS240JD-F21TS

Includes (24), 900GB, 10K, 2.5" SAS Disk Drives

21.6TB

 [1] Actual formatted capacity will depend on filesystem and selected RAID configuration.

 

 

 SSD Storage Expansion Systems expansnion

 

SYSTEM MODEL
DESCRIPTION CAPACITY [1]

DS240JD-F4TSS

Includes (24), 200GB, 2.5" Enterprise SAS SSD Disk Drives

4.8TB

DS240JD-F9TSS

Includes (24), 400GB, 2.5" Enterprise SAS SSD Disk Drives

9.6TB

DS240JD-F19TSS

Includes (24), 800GB, 2.5" Enterprise SAS SSD Disk Drives

19.2TB

 [1] Actual formatted capacity will depend on filesystem and selected RAID configuration.

 


 

 Accessories accessories

MODEL
DESCRIPTION QUANTITY

SFP-8GB/F

8Gb/s Fibre Channel Transceiver Module

1

LC-LC/5M

Includes (16), 3.0TB, 7K NL SAS Disk Drives

1

CB-MS/MS-1M

Expansion Cable, SFF8088-to-SFF8088, 1 meter length. 

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