16Gb/s Quad-Port Fibre Channel Hardware RAID w/ SAS Expansion

2U 2.5" 24Bay Rackmount Solution for HDD and SSD         

Single or Dual (Active-Active) Redundant Hardware RAID Controller




Single RAID Controller

Dual RAID Controller

Combining Cost-Effectiveness with High Density and Performance

The CineRAID CR-R825F high performance 24bay 2U Rackmount 16Gb Fibre Channel storage system features Single or Dual-Active (Active/Active) Hardware RAID controllers, Quadl-Port 16Gb Fibre Channel host ports and cutting edge 12Gb SAS 3.0 technology. Designed to offer next-generation storage with 1.2Ghz Dual-Core RAID-On-Chip Processor, DDR3 ECC memory and Gen3 PCIe internal bus that delivers proven performance, high availability and unparalleled scalability suitable for enterprise level, 4K, 6K 8K, Virtual 360 and all digital video storage requirements.


The CR-825F series is a highly available FC Storage system with critical components like the RAID Controller (Dual Controller), Active Exhaust Fans and Power Supply that are hot-pluggable and designed with full redundancy. The Dual-Active controller architecture, both controllers concurrently provide storage services in real time. Active-Active architecture doubles the available host bandwidth for maximum data throughput. If one controller fails, the other controller can transparently take over all storage management and services eliminating any downtime and assuring data availability at all times.



  • 4x Port SFP+ 16Gb Fibre Channel Per Controller

  • Hardware RAID-on-Chip (ROC) 1.2Ghz Dual Core Storage Processor

  • 4GB DDR-1866 ECC Cache (Optional 8GB available)

  • Advanced PCI-Express 3.0 bus architecture

  • 12Gb SAS Backplane

  • Expander support - 1x SFF-8644 / MiniSAS HD Ports Per Controller

  • Low-Noise Hot-Swap Smart Exhaust Fans

  • Redundant Hot-Swap Power Supply

  • Support Global and Dedicated Hot-Spare Drive

  • LCD Panel for easy configuration and instant alert notification

  • Optimized for HD, UltraHD, 4K 6K, 8K and VR360 workflows

  • Optional - Battery Backup module to preserve cache contents during a power failure

  • Expandable up to 256 drives by daisy-chaining additional expander chassis

RAID Controller

  • RAID Levels: 0,1,1E,3,5,6,50,60 and JBOD

  • Multiple RAID Selection

  • Online RAID level/stripe size migration

  • Online Array Roaming

  • Support Global Hot-Spare and Dedicated Hot-Spare Disk

  • Online capacity expansion and RAID level migration simultaneously

  • Instant availability and background initialization

  • Uniquely features "Drive Spin Down" - Saving more power consumption

  • Automatically starts bad block - Scrubbing by "Scheduled Volume Checking"

  • Maximum 256 Drives (with additional SAS Expander JBOD units)

  • Online Volume Set Growth

  • MAX 128 LUNs (Volume Set) Per Controller

  • Support S.M.A.R.T., NCQ and OOB Staggered Spin-Up Capable Drives

  • Automatic drive insertion / removal detection and rebuilding

Host Interface

  • Quad 16Gb Fibre Channel per controller

    • 4x SFP+ Ports

Expander Interface

  • 12Gb/s SAS Expansion Bus

    • 1x External (Out) MiniSAS HD (SFF-8644) Port

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

Drive Support

  • Up to 24x 2.5" 12Gb/s & 6Gb/s SAS/SATA  HDD or SSD

  • Note: Dual Controller Configuration require SAS drives

Monitors / Indicators

  • System status indication through LCD, LED and alarm buzzer

  • LED Activity/Fault status indicator on each individual drive bay

  • All system events can be sent to multiple user alerts via email

  • Firmware-embedded SNMP agent for remote monitor of all events through LAN with no SNMP agent required


  • 2x redundant hot-swappable exhaust fan modules with wide range smart airflow design and active self regulating speeds to automatically maintain optimal temperatures



Power Supply

  • Redundant 1+1 Hot-Swappable 500W 80+ Rated Energy Efficient, PFC, Load-Balancing Power Modules

  • 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

  • 449mm (W) x 468mm (D) x 2U

  • 38 lbs (without HDD's)


  • RoHS, CE, TUV, FCC


  • 3 Year Limited Hardware / Lifetime Technical Support / 5 Year Enterprise Hard Drive Warranty (If Applicable)

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

  • Optional Extended and Advance Replacement Warranties Available


  • Model: CR-R825F4 : Single Controller

    Diskless :  $4999


  • Model: CR-R825F4R: Dual Redundant Controller

    Diskless : $7999

We use and recommend Enterprise Class Drives


Where to Buy




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