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iStorage Pro 8-bay Tower 6G SAS Expander Storage JBOD Enclosure

Manufactured by: iStoragepro
Our Price: $1,649.00
Model: iT8SAE6G00T
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Overview Specifications

The iT8 6G SAS Expander - It's Time to Upgrade to 6G Technology

The fastest performance for your growing business and studio environment.

The iStoragePro iT8 6G SAS Expander has all the features you enjoyed from the iT8 SAS Expander and more. This unit is a tower-style enclosure sporting a smooth, modern design that complements any desktop workstation in style.Through the process of Daisy Chaining, you can connect up to a total of 16 enclosures, reaching a maximum capacity of 384TB of storage. 1

Features At A Glance

Optimal Performance with 6Gb/s Technology

Requires 6Gb/s SAS/SATA drives for maximum, optimal performance.

High Capacity

Store up to 24TB of data or more per unit, and up to 384TB or more of data at full expanded capacity 4

Daisy Chain Technology

Expand your configuration to up to 16 units total, spanning up to 128 hard disk drives

RAID Protection

Supports RAID levels 0, 1, 5, 6, and 10, or JBOD configuration. 2

Silence You Can Hear

Silent Fan Technology that cuts down the noise level - creating the ideal solution for studio environments.

Maintenance Made Easy

Enclosure is equipped with thumbscrews for hassle-free, tool-less access.

Unique Design

Lightweight, heat-dissipating, aluminum-finished enclosure.

Hard Disk Drives (HDDs)

Store up to eight 3.5" HDDs. Choose from 500GB, 1TB, 2TB, and 3TB hot-swappable drives.

External Host Interface

6 Gb/s, 1 MiniSAS Host Port, 2 MiniSAS Expander Ports


Mac, Windows, and Linux Systems

Trusted Warranty

Standard 3-Year Limited Factory Warranty 3

Universal Power Supply

120-240VAC Universal Auto-Switching

Meet Speed

Silence You Can hear
It's so quiet, you can't help but notice. The iT8 6G SAS Expander is designed with Silent Fan Technology, cutting out any mechanical noise and giving you the level of quiet ideal for the audio video recording environment. Not only is this a useful new feature for your studio, the Silent Fan is also designed to be easily removable, making maintenance quick and field-replaceable.

It's Compatible and Up To Standard
The iStoragePro iT8 6G SAS Expander is compatible with Windows, Mac, and Linux systems with a RAID card installed on the host machine. This system is designed for market-standard SATA II Drives, creating a cost-effective solution without compromising performance. It is also compatible with the majority of video capture cards including AJA, Blackmagic Design, Bluefish 444, and Matrox.

It's Speed with SAS Expander Technology
Stay connected to your data using the high-speed SAS Expander interface. At speeds going 10 times faster than Firewire 800, the iT8 6G SAS Expander will bridge the gap between your files and your system.

Built to Support Advanced Video Formats
Such as DV, HDV, ProRes 422 Standard & ProRes 422 HQ, DVCPRO HD, HD 8-bit and 10-bit uncompressed, and Standard HD and Extra HD video modes such as 2k and 4k.

Use it with Your Favorite Software
Whether it be Apple's Final Cut Pro series, or Adobe's Premiere Pro, After Effects, Photoshop, or any other standard high-end creative software - you can trust the iT8 6G SAS Expander to handle your data at a speedy transfer rate.

Step Up to 6G Technology
Using the latest in PCI Express technology, we have designed the iT8 6G SAS Expander to handle your data transfer at the fastest speeds possible. In combination with a RAID Controller Card, you can get more information to your processor without the lag. Handle advanced 1080i HD, 720P, and HDV formats or work in HD Video Capture and Playback mode with ease.

Meet SAS Expander
As your business grows, so should your storage capacity. Hence, we are proud to introduce to you the iT8 6G SAS Expander: the tower-based storage system with the ability to expand up to 16 iT8 6G SAS Expander storage units totalusing Daisy Chain technology. Store up to 24TB of data per unit and up to 384TB of data at full expanded capacity.

Get the RAID Protection Your Data Deserves
With RAID protection, users get the advantage of higher performance and solid data protection usually used by professional and enterprise-level industries. The iT8 6G SAS Expander allows you to set your preferred configuration from RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, and 10.


  1. Actual figures may vary by configuration. Please refer to RAID Controller Card specifications.
  2. RAID Controller Card required.
  3. Certain restrictions apply.
  4. 3TB Hard Drives currently undergoing certification.

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