Expandable, quiet, high speed enterprise grade HDD disk storage with ArGest® Rack MOD comes in base model sizes of 16TB, 32TB and 80TB. These 2U rackmount assemblies can then be expanded up to a total of 14 chassis in addition to your original ArGest® Rack unit for total expandable capacity of up to 1.12Petabytes. You can start with a single unit and then add storage as your needs grow.
Whether you're connecting to a PC, a dedicated Mac Pro, or via Thunderbolt to a Mac Book Pro, iMac, or Mac Mini, the ArGest® Rack MOD160 provides 16TB of raw capacity, the MOD320 provides 32TB, the MOD800 provides 80TB. Your available capacity is dependent on the RAID format applied to the disks installed. Performance of the ArGest Rack Mod series ranges from 525MB/sec RAID 0 (OS X software striped) to 740MB/sec RAID 5 (ATTO R680 or HighPoint 4522 with TOLIS Group provided drivers).
ArGest® RackMOD units do not include a SAS HBA (required for operation) because they are designed as expansion units to an existing ArGest® BRU PE™ or BRU Server™ solution, with or without tape involved. If you order a RackMOD unit as a standalone storage device, you will also need to order/have a compatible HBA. The HBA options available to add on to the ArGest® RackMOD units include TOLIS Group provided drivers and firmware for compatibility and the best achievable speed and functionality, this is especially critical if adding LTO tape to the solution.
The ArGest RackMOD units may be daisy-chained up to 8 units per HBA port for a total capacity of .75 Petabyte of high-performance disk capacity using a single HighPoint Technologies RocketRAID 4522 HBA (recommended for full speed) or ATTO HBA.
ArGest® RackMOD units utilize only enterprise grade components and disks; no cheap components means a longer, higher quality operation life for your investment.
Choose the option below for detailed information
Rack MOD Units, 16TB-1.12 Petabytes
Rack MOD160 • Part#80612, $4199USD per unit. SPECIAL SAVINGS: ask about our direct order from TOLIS pricing
2U RAID Expansion module, 16TB 7200RPM HDD, expandable up to 14 total units, 3 year warranty.
Rack MOD320 • Part#80614, $4899USD per unit. SPECIAL SAVINGS: ask about our direct order from TOLIS pricing
2U RAID Expansion module, 32TB 7200RPM HDD, expandable up to 14 total units, 3 year warranty.
Rack MOD800 • Part#80616 $7099USD per unit. SPECIAL SAVINGS: ask about our direct order from TOLIS pricing
2U RAID Expansion module, 80TB 7200RPM HDD, expandable up to 14 total units, 3 year warranty.
If you order a RackMOD unit as a standalone storage device, you will also need to order or have a compatible HBA.
Example ArGest® Hardware Configurations
Sample ArGest® Direct Attach Configurations
Sample ArGest® Thunderbolt Attach Configurations
Thunderbolt add on options
Thunderbolt options allow ArGest® solutions to connect to your Mac OS X Thunderbolt ready Mac Pro, iMac, Mac mini, or Laptop.
In the case of the add-on Sonnet Thunderbolt chassis offered below, the Host Bus Adapter (HBA) is installed inside the Thunderbolt expansion chassis, the Thunderbolt cable goes from your Thunderbolt ready Mac to the chassis and the SAS cable attaches from the HBA to the tape device, very plug and play. Depending on the model, one or more additional cards (such as a Red Rocket, an ATTO FastFrame etc...may be added in addition to the installed HBA). Additional Sonnet options include a 1U Thunderbolt chassis that will take a Mac mini installed inside, and a 4U unit that will install the 2013 Mac Pro (trash can) inside for a true all rack solution.
Users not requiring connectivity beyond fast disk and tape may instead select the highly portable HighPoint RS 6328 model which integrates a RocketRAID HBA allowing for RAID disk and Tape support in one unit. Much like the Sonnet units above, the Thunderbolt cable goes from the RS 6328 to the Thunderbolt ready Mac and the SAS cable goes to the LTO tape device. Plug and play simplicity with ultimate portability.
Sonnet and HighPoint solutions are also very quiet and may be used in sound sensitive environments.
For more specifics on the various Thunderbolt units, please contact TOLIS Group at 480-505-0488 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
SPECIAL SAVINGS: ask about our direct order from TOLIS pricing
HighPoint RS 6328
SE II (2-slot Desktop)
III-D (3-slot Desktop)
III-R (3-slot Rack)
xMac Mini Server (Rack)
Mac Pro (Rack)
Part #RS6328-TG • $699USD with TOLIS Group Tape Ready Drivers
Includes HighPoint RS 6328 and one 1M Thunderbolt cable. 3 year warranty.
Only the RS6328 from TOLIS Group includes the tape aware drivers for use on OS X.
Part #80542-2 • $449USD
Includes Sonnet Echo Express SE II and one 1M Thunderbolt cable. The SE II has 2 short slots (users may use their ATTO or HighPoint with this model). 1 year warranty.
Part #80539 • $899USD
Includes Echo Express III-D (Desktop Model) and one 1M Thunderbolt cable. The III-D has 3 full length slots (users may use their ATTO or HighPoint and any other card up to 3 cards in this model). 5 year warranty.
Part #80541 • $999USD
Includes Echo Express III-R (2U Rack Model) and one 1M Thunderbolt cable. The III-R has 3 full length slots (users may use their ATTO or HighPoint and any other card up to 3 cards in this model). 5 year warranty.
Part #80540 • $999USD
Includes xMac Mini Server (1U) and Thunderbolt cable. The xMac Mini Server is designed to have a Thunderbolt ready Mac mini installed inside. Great solution when using a Mac mini and rack mounted tape hardware. 5 year warranty.
Part #80700 • $1499USD
Turn your brand new Mac Pro into a rack mounted unit. Mac Pro is installed inside a 4U Thunderbolt rack unit. 5 year warranty.
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