USB eSATA MiniSAS Thunderbolt Fibre Channel iSCSI PCIe RAID Controllers Cables

The CR-824F Series raises the standard to higher performance levels with several enhancements including a new high-performance 1.2Ghz Dual Core RAID-on-Chip processor, a DDR3-1866 memory architecture,  supporting up to 8GB Cache, Single or Dual Hardware RAID controller/s with Dual or Quad 16Gb Fibre Channel Ports per controller. The CR-824F Series provide all of the necessary capabilities for applications to achieve the maximum possible availability, reliability, scalability and performance.


CR-824F Series RAID Sub-Systems provide the same customers familiar user interface and RAID management tool to simplify the creation, monitoring and maintenance of storage configurations. In addition, to meet nowadays strict performance requirements of video editing, post production and streaming applications, CR-824F Series provide the Advanced Configuration features so that user can fine-tune the performance to achieve a sustain performance for specific applications.








Single Controller / Dual-FC Port

Model: CR-824FSD

Dual Controller / Dual-FC Port

Model: CR-824FDD


Single Controller / Quad-FC Port

Model: CR-824FSQ

Dual Controller / Quad-FC Port

Model: CR-824FDQ


  • Dual or Quad 16Gbps Fibre Channel Ports 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

  • Single or Dual Active RAID controller support

  • 12G MiniSAS HD Expansion Port 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 Cinema - Designed for HD, 4K and 8K workflows

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

Hardware RAID

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

  • Multiple RAID Selection

  • Online RAID level/stripe size migration

  • Online Array Roaming

  • Support Global Hot Spare and dedicated Hot Spare Disk

  • Automatic parity rebuild with hot-spare drive

  • Online capacity expansion and RAID level migration simultaneously

  • Instant availability and background initialization

  • Drive Spin Down function - Saves Power Consumption

  • Automatically starts bad Block-Scrubbing by "Schedule Volume Checking"

  • Max 256 Physical Drives

  • 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


  • 12Gb/s SAS Expansion Bus

    • MiniSAS HD External Port (SFF-8644)

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

Host Interface

  • 4x 16Gbps Fibre Channel Ports per Controller

Drive Support

  • 2.5" & 3.5" 12Gb/s & 6Gb/s SAS/SATA  HDD's or SSD's

  • SAS drives required in Dual Controller configurations


Management / GUI

  • Firmware-embedded Web Browser-based RAID manager via ethernet port

  • LCD Panel for easy configuration and instant alert notification

  • Firmware-Embedded SMTP manager for email notifications

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

Host OS Support

  • Mac OSX, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2012, Windows 7, Linux, VMware, ESX

SAN Compatibility

  • MetaSAN, SANmp, StorNext, Xsan, OpenE, VMware, Tiger-Store

System Cooling

  • 2x redundant hot-swappable low noise exhaust fan modules with wide range smart airflow design with self regulating speeds to automatically maintain optimal ambient 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 4U

  • 80 lbs (without HDD's)


  • RoHS, CE, TUV, FCC


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

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

  • Optional +2 Year Extended Warranty (5 Years Total)

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