Performance - Equipped with next-generation end-to-end 6 Gb/s SAS architecture and dual I/O modules, HeritageXA EBODs enable you to meet the capacity and performance requirements for a wide range of applications including file, database, streaming video, online transaction processing (OLTP), and active archive. Maximize performance by connecting to LSI 6 Gb/s RAID controllers and achieve up to 14.4 GB/s performance.
Capacity - Each HeritageXA model can be expanded to 144 drives and up to 432 TB.
Reliable Storage Enclosure Design - Advanced cable-less enclosure design from Xyratex with hot swappable I/O controllers, power supplies, cooling modules, and disk drives to meet the demands of 24 x 7 operations.
HeritageXA enclosures are designed to provide a cool thermal environment and isolate vibration from one drive to another. This increases disk drive lifespan and reduces read/write errors and retries, improving long term reliability and performance. This advanced design enables the mixture of 15K RPM and 7200 RPM drives in the same enclosure.
Xyratex has over 25 years of experience in research and development relating to disk drives, storage systems and manufacturing process technology. Xyratex is the enclosure supplier for many tier-1 OEMs and ships over 14% of the world's external storage capacity, and 75% of all 3.5" drives are processed using Xyratex test systems.
Failover Support - The dual I/O module configuration features redundant data path logic to dual-ported SAS drives and delivers an enterprise-class high availability solution with no single point-of-failure.
Green Efficiencies - Minimize environmental impact through new "green" advancements in Xyratex technology, including individual drive power control, advanced adaptive cooling technology, and 80+ percent efficient power conversion. Additionally, HeritageXA is designed to meet stringent worldwide requirements for recycling and environmental friendliness.
RAID Functionality - Used in conjunction with qualified RAID controllers, HeritageXA provides high data availability with support for multiple hardware RAID levels as well as many other data protection features such as: global and dedicated hot spares, S.M.A.R.T support, automatic rebuild, encryption services, online capacity expansion, background consistency checks, load balancing, media scanning and repairing, and event notification.
LSI MegaRAID Software Options (LSI MegaRAID Controller Required)
MegaRAID FastPath - Makes TigerHawk JBOD a high performance I/O accelerator, designed to dramatically boost transactional application throughput of multiple SSDs, delivering a 3X improvement in read and write I/Os per second (IOPS).
MegaRAID CacheCade - Provides up to 512 GB of SSD cache for SAS or SATA drives hard disk drives, allowing for very large data sets to be present in cache to deliver up to a 50X performance improvement in read-intensive applications, such as file, Web, OLTP and database server. The solution is designed to provide a dramatic performance upgrade while only requiring a small investment in SSD technology.
MegaRAID CacheCade Pro 2.0 - CacheCade Pro 2.0 software offers the perfect combination of HDD capacity and SSD speed. CacheCade Pro 2.0 software is designed to improve the performance of a server's existing drive volume(s) by, dynamically utilizing SSDs as a dedicated pool of RAID controller cache to maximize random read and write performance.
MegaRAID Recovery - Enhances file and boot-block/volume protection, empowering IT administrators with data retrieval and upgrade risk-management. Source volume data can be captured at designated Points-in-Time and "restore" or "rollback", should accidental or malicious data deletion or infection occur.
MegaRAID SafeStore - Together with self-encrypting drives (SEDs), secures a drive's data from unauthorized access or modification resulting from theft, loss or repurposing of drives. Local key management in the controller is designed to protect data from security breaches with minimal cost and complexity. Another benefit of SafeStore software with SED drives is the ability to instantly and securely make data on disk drives unreadable, significantly reducing the time and cost associated with secure drive erasure.
Easy System Monitoring - In data center environments, identifying issues with enclosure components and drives is crucial. Features such as two-digit front-panel shelf ID, activity and status indicators for all key components, mutable audible alarms, and lockable carriers provide local system monitoring. SES 2.0 technology allows for advanced platform management and failure notifications when connected to compatible RAID controllers. Enclosure components and drive status can be monitored through the controller management interface and administrators can be notified of system events via email.
Through its intelligent Genesis Enclosure Management (GEM), HeritageXA safeguards data and ensures maximum availability. Users are able to leverage fault diagnosis and resolution capabilities, persistent error logging and monitoring.
The SBB 2.0 I/O modules and power supplies are hot swappable and interchangeable across all models simplifying system maintenance.
RAID Controller Support - SES 2.0 enclosure management signals are presented to compatible RAID controllers via inband SAS SMP protocol, so that enclosure and drive status can be monitored through the controller management interface and provide email event notification.
RAID Management - Used in conjunction with qualified RAID controllers, HeritageXA provides data protection features such as: global and dedicated hot spares, S.M.A.R.T support, automatic rebuild, encryption services, online capacity expansion, background consistency checks, load balancing, media scanning and repairing, and event notification.
SAS-15K RPM, SAS-10K RPM, NL SAS-7200 RPM, & Solid State Drives
Mix different drive types for multi-tiered storage in a single enclosure
Expansion up to 144 drives
6 Gb/s SAS (2 per controller)
XE2212: 2U - 12 Bay, 3.5" Drives
XE2224: 2U - 24 Bay, 2.5" Drives
XE2424: 4U - 24 Bay, 3.5" Drives
3.5" 15K SAS: 600GB, 450GB, 300GB
2.5" 10K SAS: 900 GB, 600GB, 450GB, 300GB
3.5" 7200 SAS: 3000 GB, 2000GB, 1000GB
2.5" 7200 SAS: 1000GB, 500 GB
2.5" SLC SSD: 400 GB, 200GB, 100GB
HeritageXA is powered by Xyratex storage technology. Xyratex is the ultimate partner to the storage industry and a leading provider of enterprise-class data storage subsystems. Below are application notes and white papers on the features of HeritageXA and LSI MegaRAID controllers. Give us a call if you have any questions.
• HeritageXA Datasheet.pdf
• LSI MegaRAID Product Selector
• LSI MegaRAID CacheCade
• LSI MegaRAID CacheCadePro
• LSI MegaRAID FastPath
• LSI MegaRAID Recovery
• LSI MegaRAID SafeStore
HeritageXA EBOD (Expandable Bunch of Disks)SAS disk arrays provide high performance storage resources at an affordable cost. Designed for performance, scalability, redundancy, and low cost, HeritageXA EBOD gives you the flexibility to create a reliable cost-effective tiered SAS storage solution in one or multiple enclosures. As your capacity needs grow, simply add another EBOD to the existing array.