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              NexSAN  Products and Solutions                                                                                                                    


Unified SAN & NAS solution.

The speed of solid state,
the price of spinning disk.


Incredibly dense, super

reliable, wickedly fast, 

easy to use with

surprising value.


Storage so dense &



Hybrid storage delivers

54,000 IOPS & expands

to well over 1PB.


Nexsan's SAN storage systems deliver the smallest footprint with up to 60 disks in 4U of rack space while consuming 85% less power when idle. Enterprise-class reliability and leading cost-per-terabyte optimize the storage infrastructure for backup and recovery, bulk storage and much more for traditional, virtual and cloud environments. 


The new NST5000 delivers a hybrid of solid-state and spinning disk for iSCSI and NAS to meet the most intensive application requirements like server and desktop virtualization, databases and more. The radical new cost-per-I/O of Nexsan's Hybrid Storage allows organizations to do more than ever before.


  • High Performance SATA Storage

  • Solid State Storage now available

  • High capacity - up to 28 TB in only 3U

  • Nexsan's revolutionary AutoMAID™ energy saving technology greatly reduces power consumption and operating costs.

  • Enterprise class performance and reliability

  • Dual function Fibre Channel and iSCSI connectivity with wire-speed performance. (SATABoy Model)

  • Dual function SAS to Host and iSCSI connectivity with wire-speed performance. (SATABoy - STH Model)

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  • SATABoy provides organizations with unparalleled storage flexibility to meet real world business objectives. The highly scalable SATABoy enables cost-effective storage of large amounts of information online, while its exceptional performance ensures faster response times for mission critical applications.
  • SATABoy is equally capable of delivering high IOPS for transactional applications and sustaining maximum MB/s throughput for high bandwidth applications such as streaming media.

Energy Saving Benefits
SATABoy offers the energy saving benefits of Nexsan's revolutionary AutoMAID™ technology. AutoMAID™ (Massive Array of Idle Disks) allows SATABoy to place its disk drives into an idle state to conserve energy yet provide near-instantaneous access to data. This powerful combination of high performance with energy saving capabilities enables users to maximize the total return on their storage hardware investment.


SATABoy Advanced Features
  • High performance RAID solution built around the latest high-capacity SATA disk drives
  • All mission critical components, including RAID controllers, are hot swappable and completely redundant.
  • NexScan™, our platform independent Web enabled GUI, provides simple system configuration, event and component monitoring from any standard web browser.
  • Multi-box capable - NexScan enables remote management and configuration of multiple arrays from a single GUI.
  • Up to 32 LUNS per controller
  • Dynamic spare pooling and dedicated spares; array verification
  • Dependable hot swapping of high capacity drives with the flexibility to support even higher capacities with Nexsan's proprietary RAID engine with soft-reconfigurable FPGAs.
  • Failsafe 24/7 operation for uninterrupted business continuity.
  • Three Year Warranty - Advance Exchange, 24X7 Technical Support.
  • High capacity / High-density - SATABoy features 14 drives in only 3u of rack space.
  • Arrays can be configured for RAID levels 0, 1, 1+0, 4, 5 and 6
  • OS independent - No special software drivers required to connect to any host system.
  • Integrated Fibre Channel and iSCSI connectivity  (SAS connectivity STH Model) for flexible implementation

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 Warranty    AutoMaid    GUI   Data Sheet    Awards

SATABoy with AutoMAID™ Energy Saving Technology

SATABoy employs Nexsan's revolutionary AutoMAID™ energy saving technology. AutoMAID™ transparently places SATABoy disk drives into an idle state vastly reducing power consumption and operational costs. AutoMAID delivers the cost-saving benefits of MAID (Massive Array of Idle Disks) but without the limitations of slow access times and special host software. Nexsan's AutoMAID is granular to an individual drive or RAID set and offers multiple levels of energy savings enabling users to determine the right level of access speed and energy savings for their environment. AutoMAID is the first MAID architecture that supports VTL (Virtual Tape Libraries), full file format D2D and standard high performance RAID implementations.

By integrating Nexsan's AutoMAID™ technology into our high performance, multipurpose SATA storage arrays, users now have the flexibility to support multiple applications within the same storage subsystem. AutoMAID is user-selectable allowing this feature to be implemented as desired. AutoMAID can be applied selectively by drive units and can be disabled for volumes requiring the very best response time.

Key Points
• SATABoy with AutoMAID can cool all drives at 100% activity (even with one or two fans failed, even in a hot room)
• MAID reduces operational costs
• Nexsan’s AutoMAID gains the benefits of MAID without the limitations
• Available on Nexsan SATABoy, SATABlade and SATABeast

AutoMAID Defined
• AutoMAID automatically reduces power consumption and heat generation on idle drives
• Trade-off between response times and power savings are user configurable
• AutoMAID behavior happens automatically and transparently to host – no software changes required
• AutoMAID is analogous to power saving modes on laptops
• Typical configuration settings:
- 30% savings – after 5 minutes of idle time, drives are programmed to unload heads and slow down to 4000 RPM. Very fast recovery time.
- 52% savings – after 5 minutes of idle time, drives are programmed to spin down. Recovery time on the order of 30 seconds.

AutoMAID Safety Features
• In maximum power saving modes, drive spin up is sequenced to reduce power surges
• Drives automatically wake up for periodic surface scan to ensure data integrity (typically, once a week for a few hours – userconfigurable)
• AutoMAID feature has no impact on performance if left on in data-intensive server applications – busy systems will never invoke the AutoMAID behavior
• Only two simple configuration settings – the timeout and the level of power savings desired


NexScan GUI - Configuration and Management


NexScan® is our embedded WEB enabled GUI ( Graphical User Interface ). NexScan provides easy access to your SATABoy system from any standard internet browser or from any host computer either directly connected or via a LAN or WAN. NexScan is platform independent. No software or patches required.

  • Shows status of disk drives, power supplies, fans, RAID controller. Information is automatically refreshed at scheduled intervals

  • Single click access to summary of all problems and warnings.
  • Event log for all significant events stored on disk.
  • Array is verified before being put into production; automatic "parity scrub" (array verify) is performed as a background task every 24 hours thereafter.
  • Additional access via the RS-232 serial port or network interface to an ANSI terminal or emulator.
  • Complete hardware status page lists all significant hardware conditions such as voltages, temperature, battery mode, cache settings, network settings, and blower RPM
  • Supports automatic IP address assignment via DHCP, manually using IP Gleaning, over serial port, or via web page.
  • Cache management page allows configuration of cache as enabled or disabled, or remotely settable via standard SCSI commands
  • SMART environmental monitoring support.
  • DNS support for symbolic addresses.
  • Build RAID sets (and set RAID level and stripe size), partition RAID sets into Volumes, map Volumes to LUNs and host ports, and manage spares
  • For each drive, complete Model Name, Capacity, Serial Number, and Firmware Revision is reported along with errors and retries, if any.
  • Alerts and warnings sent out using SMTP email alerts with problem summary, hyperlink to the enclosure management page, plus user-defined fields.
  • Extra security feature requires manual confirmation of destructive media operations.
  • Battery-backed Clock/Calendar is used to time stamp all major events
  • Configure and monitor subsystem using any standard web browser.

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SATABoy Teleguard - Phone Home
Tele-Guard™ is Nexsan's "phone home" feature incorporated within our award-winning line of SATA storage solutions. Tele-Guard™ works in conjuction with the NexScan™ GUI to provide users with a simple, integrated set of tools to effectively manage and monitor your Nexsan storage system. Utilizing NexScan™, our WEB enabled GUI (Graphical User Interface), you can access your system from any standard internet browser. In addition, NexScan™ is platform independent and can be accessed directly from a host computer or over a LAN or WAN. NexScan™ uses standard html eliminating any need for special client software. Tele-Guard™ monitors all system parameters and allows either single or multiple user alerts to be sent via ' Plain English ' e-mails, Internet based SMS notification or Tele-Guard's™ pager support.

SATABoy Warranty / Support / Services
Regulatory Approvals CE, UL, CUL

Three Years Advance Replacement Warranty:
Nexsan Technologies storage systems are warranted for three full years from the date of shipment. Upon verification of failure, replacement equipment will be shipped out to our customers. Return material authorizations will accompany all equipment shipped and can be issued either by our phone, fax, or email. (drive warranties vary and may exceed three years, warranties  are non-transferable without prior consent from Nexsan)


On Site Warranty:
Nexsan offers World Wide On-Site support seven days a week, twenty-four hours a day. (Some countries and costs vary, check with your sales representative for specific regional details). A simple call to our European or North American support offices and we will assist in diagnosis and dispatch an on-site technician as required. A call tracking number will be issued for convenience to our customers.


Telephone Support:
Nexsan Technologies is fully staffed in providing multiple regional Support centers in North America, United Kingdom and Central Europe. All of our regional support centers staff Senior Field Application Engineers who can provide phone or on-site support as requested. Support can be also be reached via email at support@nexsan.com.


On Location Pre-Exchange Program:
An industry first program for maximum protection of critical storage devices, this program provides customers with an on location unit that features fully redundant fail-over hardware including the chassis for a nominal annual charge. This program enables our customers to have in their rack chassis a fully implemented system. Along with our 24-hour free phone support, customers can now be assured of rapid resolution to any problem. Defective components can then be advance replaced for constant availability.

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Fibre (2) and iSCSI (2) connections, Single Controller, 14 Bay, 3U, 1GB Cache  
Configured with (8 Western Digital) 500GB Disks / 7200 RPM F1F08500WERG
Configured with (8 Western Digital) 1TB Disks / 7200 RPM (See note 1)  F1F081000WERG
Configured with (8 Hitachi) 1TB Disks / 7200 RPM  F1F081000HERG
Configured with (8 Hitachi) 2TB Disks / 7200 RPM  F1F082000HERG
Configured with (14 Western Digital) 500GB Disks / 7200 RPM F1F14500WERG
Configured with (14 Western Digital) 1TB Disks / 7200 RPM (See note 1)  F1F141000WERG
Configured with (14 Hitachi) 1TB Disks / 7200 RPM  F1F141000HERG
Configured with (14 Hitachi) 2TB Disks / 7200 RPM  F1F142000HERG


Fibre (4) and iSCSI (4) connections, Dual Controller, 14 Bay, 3U, 2GB Cache  
Configured with (8 Western Digital) 500GB Disks / 7200 RPM F2F08500WERG
Configured with (8 Western Digital) 1TB Disks / 7200 RPM (See note 1)  F2F081000WERG
Configured with (8 Hitachi) 1TB Disks / 7200 RPM  F2F081000HERG
Configured with (8 Hitachi) 2TB Disks / 7200 RPM  F2F082000HERG
Configured with (14 Western Digital) 500GB Disks / 7200 RPM F2F14500WERG
Configured with (14 Western Digital) 1TB Disks / 7200 RPM (See note 1)  F2F141000WERG
Configured with (14 Hitachi) 1TB Disks / 7200 RPM  F2F141000HERG
Configured with (14 Hitachi) 2TB Disks / 7200 RPM  F2F142000HERG
SSD Disks (includes carrier)  
128G SSD (two 64G drives) option for Boy; requires two drive slots SSDF-128G-I
256G SSD (four 64G drives) option for Boy; requires four drive slots SSDF-256G-I


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SATABoy Technical Specifications
External Host Interface / Channels:
Dual 2Gb Fibre Channel ports and dual iSCSI ports per controller
or Dual SAS ports and dual iSCSI ports per controller
Single or dual active/active controllers or quad SCSI ports on a single controller
Internal Device Interface / Channels:
Fourteen SATA device channels
Data TransferRates:
Fibre: Up to 370MB/s sustained per controller, 44,500 IOPS
Current Voltage ....................... 25ºC cold start
Dual PSU
4A @ 115 or 2A @ 230 Switchable 115/230 Autoswitching / Autoranging
Frequency ............................... 47-63 Hz  
Operating Temperature ........... 0°C to 40°C
(32°F to 104°F)


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Note 1 - Western Digital drive based systems perform AutoMAID levels 1 & 3 only.



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