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Warranty 1 year limited


RJ45 Ports2 x 10/100/1000M
USB Ports2x USB 3.0 port (Front: 1; Back: 1)
4x USB 2.0
eSATA PortsNo
Other Ports1 x VGA


Drive Bays8
Hard Disk Interface8 x SATA
Hard Disk SizeDiskless System
Rotational Speed7200RPM


Robust Data Management
Every organization is different. The i8500 empowers your organization with a bevy of RAID modes, including RAID 0, 1, 0+1, 3, 5, 6, 10, 30, 50, 60 and JBOD. Choose the configuration that makes the most sense for your network or setup different arrays for different jobs. With the i8500, the choice is yours.

Superior Data Protection
Crucial company data can\'t be left to chance, which is why the i8500 is built for data security. Choose the optional Battery Backup Module (BBM) and enable the i8500 to safeguard unwritten data even in the event of a power outage. The i8500 even allows up to 32 snapshot versions, letting you easily rollback changes made to the system when the need arises.

Ultimate Flexibility and Connectivity
As your company\'s needs change, the i8500 can easily change along with it. Online disk roaming gives you the flexibility to install your drives into another i8500 without any data loss. And online volume expansion, migration, auto-rebuilding allow you to add extra storage at any time without service interruptions. What\'s more, the i8500 supports 8 host cluster connections per volume, allowing it to act as a centralized data storage pool for even large organizations.

Blazing System Performance and Speed
Your business moves fast and so should your data. Equipped with an Intel Xscale IOP CPU and 1GB of DDR RAM, the i8500 not only offers nearly instantaneous system response, but also enables transfer speeds of up to 105MB/s with a single port and 190MB/s with dual ports.

Form Factor

Dimensions 23.07" x 16.85" x 3.54"
Weight 11.24 lbs. lbs
Form Factor 2U


Data Link Protocol
Network Interface Controller
DLNA Certified No


Standards IEEE 802.3ab
Supported Protocols CIFS/SMB, AFP (3.1), NFS, FTP, HTTP, HTTPS, Telnet, SSH, iSCSI and SNMP.
Processor Intel Xscale IOP Processor
Memory 1GB RAM; 512MB DOM
RAID RAID 0,1, 0+1, 3, 5, 6, 10, 30, 50, 60 and JBOD
LEDs Status, LAN, USB, eSATA, Power, HDD 1, HDD 2, HDD 3, HDD 4, HDD 5
Power 350W Redundant Power Supply
Temperature 5°C - 40 °C
Humidity 0-80% RH non-condensing


Operating System Supported Operating System
- Windows NT/XP/2003/Vista
- Mac 9.1 and above, including OSX, OSX Server, XSERVE
- Linux (all latest builds) which support iSCSI.
- And all other systems supporting iSCSI protocol
Management Power Management:
- Wake on LAN
- Scheduled Power on/off (Max 15 settings)
- Automatic Power on after Power Recovery

Access Right Management:
- Max User Accounts: 4,096
- Max Groups: 512
- Max. Share Folder: 512
- Batch Creating Users
- Import/Export Users
- User Quota Management
- Subfolder Permissions Support

Disk Management:
- Single Disk, JBOD, RAID 0 / 1 / 5 / 5+Hot Spare / 6 / 6+ Hot Spare, 10, 10+Hot Spare
- Online RAID Capacity Expansion & Online RAID Level Migration
- Bad Block Scan & HDD S.M.A.R.T
- Global Spare Drive
- AES 256-bit Volume-based Encryption
- RAID Recovery
- Bitmap Support
- Supports ISO Mounting (via Web File Manager)