16Bay Enterprise Class 3U Rackmount Expansion Chassis

Dual-Port 12Gb SAS / HD MiniSAS

Single or Dual Redundant Expander Controller

          CineRAID's family of 12Gb SAS Expander Storage Solutions help maximize your productivity through cutting edge technologies. The CineRAID 816EXP is a high capacity 16bay 12Gb SAS Expander solution that grows with your storage needs as you need it. Enlarging your capacity is simplified by the ability to daisy-chain additional 816EXP expander chassis to any existing CineRAID 800 Series Hardware RAID Storage Solution or direct attached to a PCIe Hardware RAID controller on your workstation.  The robust Dual-Port 12Gb HD MiniSAS ports provides the  bandwidth needed to deliver outstanding performance and scalability up to 256 drives, gaining more storage capacity and performance!  The 816EXP is designed with end-to-end 12Gb/s SAS backplane supporting the latest 12Gb SAS/SATA drives (backwards compatible with 6Gb SAS/SATA drives). The 816EXP is built for high-performance database, analytics, streaming video, video editing, forensics archiving, and many other applications for uninterrupted fast transfers driving the need for improved access time to stored data.  

Single Controller

Dual-Redundant Controller


  • 16 Hot-Swap Hard Drive Bays

  • Advanced PCI-Express 3.0 bus architecture

  • End-to-End 12Gb SAS Backplane

  • Single or Dual Redundant 12Gb SAS Expander

  • DataBolt (TM) bandwidth optimizer for balance faster host and slower SAS or SATA devices

  • 2x 12Gb MiniSAS HD (SFF-8644) In Expansion Ports per controller

  • 1x 12Gb MiniSAS HD (SFF-8644) Out Expansion Port per controller

  • Low-Noise Redundant Hot-Swap Fans (2x2 Design) w/ Smart Self Regulating Speeds

  • Redundant Hot-Swap Power Supply

  • Optimized for Cinema - Designed for HD, 4K, 6K, 8K, VR, AR and 360 workflows

Work Applications

  • Video Editing HD, UltraHD, 2K, 4K, 6K and 8K

  • Digital Video Recording

  • Media Servers

  • Audio & Video Streaming

  • Grading

  • VFX

  • Imaging

  • Disk-to-Disk Backup

  • Forensics Archiving

  • File Servers / Data Archiving

  • CCTV

  • Virtualization

  • Database Server

  • Mail Server

Expansion Ports

  • 2x 12Gb HD MiniSAS (In) Host Expansion ports per controller

    • SFF-8644


  • 1x 12Gb/s HD MiniSAS (Out) Expansion port per controller

    • SFF-8644

    • Supports up to 256 drives total (w/ additional Expansion units)

Drive Support

  • Up to 12 HDD or SSD / 2.5" & 3.5"

  • 12Gb/s or  6Gb/s SAS/SATA 

  • SAS drives required in Dual Controller configurations

Monitors / Indicators

  • Individual Drive Bay LED Activity/Fault status indicator

  • Enclosure Fan and Power Supply LED status indicator

SAN Compatibility

  • MetaSAN, SANmp, StorNext, Xsan, OpenE, VMware

System Cooling

  • Redundant Hot-Swappable Low-Noise fan modules (x2)

  • Wide range dual-airflow design to eliminate hot-spots

  • Self regulating speeds to automatically maintain optimal temperatures

Power Supply

  • Redundant 2 +1 Hot-Swap 500W 80+ Rated Energy Efficient, PFC, Load-Balancing

  • AC Voltage 110-230 VAC/AC Frequency 50-60Hz

Operating Temperature

  • Operating temperature: 40 to 95F

  • Non-Operating temperature: -40 to 140 F

Relative Humidity

  • 20% to 80% Non-condensing

Dimensions / Weight

  • 446.5mm (W) x 517mm (D) x 3U

  • 45 lbs (without HDD's)


  • RoHS, CE, TUV, FCC


  • 3 Year Parts and Labor Warranty w/ 1st Year Advance Replacement for defective parts.

  • 5 Year Enterprise Hard Drive Warranty

  • 1 Year BBM - Battery Backup Module Warranty - If Applicable

  • Optional 2 Year Extended Warranty (5 Year Total)

Call or Email for a complete quote or questions you might have : Sales@CineRAID.com / 909-606-1111






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