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Category Feature Nexsan NST5100 Nexsan NST5300 Nexsan NST5500 Nexsan NST5100X Nexsan NST224X
Storage Capacities Maximum number of drives in chassis 15 N/A N/A 16 24
Maximum SATA capacity 93TB 720TB 1080TB 48TB N/A
Maximum SAS capacity 18.6TB 144TB 216TB 9.6TB 14.4TB
Maximum number of drives w/ expansion chassis 31 240 360 N/A N/A
Minimum number of drives 8 9 9 16 24
NL-SAS 7200RPM drives (TB) 1 / 2 / 3 N/A N/A 1 / 2 / 3 N/A
SATA 7200RPM Drives (TB) N/A 1 / 2 / 3 1 / 2 / 3 N/A N/A
SAS 15K RPM 3.5" drives (GB) 450 / 600 450 / 600 450 / 600 450 / 600 N/A
SAS 15K RPM 2.5" drives (GB) N/A N/A N/A N/A 300
SAS 10K RPM 2.5" drives (GB) N/A N/A N/A N/A 450 / 600
Mix drive types in chassis NO YES YES NO     NO
Expansion chassis supported NST5100X E-Series NST5100X E-Series NST5100X N/A N/A
Storage Controller Base / maximum controllers per system 2/2 2/2 2/2 N/A N/A
Base / maximum number of CPU cores per controller 4/4 4/8 12/12 N/A N/A
Base / maximum system memory per controller 12/12 24/48 48/96 N/A N/A
RAID Levels 5,6,10 5,6,10 5,6,10 5,6,10 5,6,10
FASTier™ FASTier™ Package Contents (1) 100GB SLC SSD & (1) Optional 8GB NVRAM (1) 8GB NVRAM & (2) 100GB SLC SSDs (1) 8GB NVRAM & (3) 200GB SLC SSDs N/A N/A
Number of drive slots required for a FASTier™ Package 1 or 2 3 4 N/A N/A
Maximum number of FASTier™ Packages per system 1 5 4 N/A N/A
Maximum FASTier™ dedicated high speed NVRAM write cache per system 8GB 40GB 32GB N/A N/A
FASTier™ Expansion Package Contents N/A (2) 100GB SLC SSDs (3) 200GB SLC SSDs N/A N/A
Base / Maximum FASTier™ cache size 0/100GB 0/1.4TB 0/2.8TB N/A N/A
I/O Ports Base / maximum 1Gb Ethernet ports per controller 2/6 2/6 2/6 N/A N/A
Base / maximum 10Gb Ethernet ports per controller 0/2 0/2 0/2 N/A N/A
Dedicated/available Ethernet management ports per controller 0/2 0/2 0/2 N/A N/A
Link aggregation (IEEE 802.3ad) YES YES YES N/A N/A
Base / max # of 24GB SAS x 4 Ports for drive expansion per controller 1 0/4 0/6 N/A N/A
Base / max # of 8Gb Fibre Channel ports for drive expansion per controller N/A 0/4 0/6 N/A N/A
High Availability Dual Redundant storage controllers with automatic failover YES YES YES N/A N/A
No single point-of-failure architecture YES YES YES YES YES
Rails & Cables Mounting Rails and SAS / FC Cables Included Optional YES YES YES YES
NAS Services Capacities Number of NAS heads in cluster base/maximum 2/2 2/2 2/2 N/A N/A
Maximum single file size (TB) 16 16 16 N/A N/A
Maximum number of CIFS shares per controller 512 512 512 N/A N/A
Maximum number of NFS shares per controller 512 512 512 N/A N/A
Maximum file name length (bytes) 255 255 255 N/A N/A
Maximum number of snapshots per share 2048 2048 2048 N/A N/A
Management software included at no additional cost YES YES YES YES YES
iSCSI Block Services Capacities LUN Security via CHAP, iSNS, LUN masking YES YES YES N/A N/A
VMware, Xen, Hyper-V, and Windows compatible YES YES YES N/A N/A
Maximum LUN size 16TB 64TB 64TB N/A N/A
Maximum number of LUNs per system 256 1024 1024 N/A N/A
Maximum number of snapshots per LUN 2048 2048 2048 N/A N/A
Power & Cooling Standard number of power supplies 2 2 2 2 2
Power supplies are hot-swappable Y Y Y Y Y
Wattage per Controller 400 420 480 N/A N/A
Voltage and Frequency 100-240V 50-60Hz 100-240V 50-60Hz 100-240V 50-60Hz 100-240V 50-60Hz 100-240V 50-60Hz
NST5000 Main Chassis Heat Dissipation (BTU per hour) 2750 2900 3350 N/A N/A
Typical power consumption for 60 SATA drives N/A 1275 1325 N/A N/A
AutoMAID® power savings N Y Y N N
Size, Weight and Operating Conditions Operating Temperature 10-35C (50-95F) 10-35C (50-95F) 10-35C (50-95F) 10-35C (50-95F) 10-35C (50-95F)
Operating Humidity 20-95% Non Condensing 20-95% Non Condensing 20-95% Non Condensing 20-95% Non Condensing 20-95% Non Condensing
NST5000 Main Chassis Height (U of rack space) 5.2 in / 13.2 cm (3U) 5.2 in / 13.2 cm (3U) 5.2 in / 13.2 cm (3U) 5.2 in / 13.2 cm (3U) 3.5 in / 8.9 cm (2U)
NST5000 Main Chassis Width 17.2 in / 43.7 cm 17.2 in / 43.7 cm 17.2 in / 43.7 cm 17.2 in / 43.7 cm 17.6 in / 44.7 cm
NST5000 Main Chassis Depth 24.2 in / 61.5 cm 24.2 in / 61.5 cm 24.2 in / 61.5 cm 24.2 in / 61.5 cm 19.5 in / 49.53 cm
NST5000 Main Chassis Weight 84 lbs / 38.1 Kg 68 lbs / 30.1 Kg 70 lbs / 31.8 Kg 84 lbs / 38.1 Kg 60 lbs / 27 Kg
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