XCubeSAN XS1200 Series
The Perfect SAN Solution for SMB market
The Most Cost-Effective SAN Storage Solution
The XCubeSAN XS1200 series is the newest of the XCubeSAN Series available from QSAN. It is an active-active dual controller SAN (Storage Area Network) storage system series, supporting both iSCSI IP-SAN and FC-SAN with high performance. Additionally, it simplifies the SAN deployment in the IT infrastructure, combining enterprise essential features such as thin provisioning, SSD read/write cache, auto tiering, snapshot, local volume clone, remote replication, scalable to PB level capacity, etc., in one box.
With Intel D1500 dual processor power, DDR4 system memory, cutting edge 12Gb SAS 3.0 technology, onboard high-speed 10GbE LAN ports and the latest QSAN SANOS 4.0 (SAN Operating System v4.0), mind blowing performance, high reliability, unparalleled scalability, XS1200 products are suitable for SMB storage requirements.
Wide Ranging Product Portfolio
The XS1200 series features a wide range of form factors including:
XS1224: 4U 24-bay, LFF (Large Form Factor)
XS1216: 3U 16-bay, LFF
XS1212: 2U 12-bay, LFF
XS1226: 2U 26-bay, SFF (Small Form Factor)
QSAN XS1226 model (2.5” 2U 26-bay) is the industry’s first high density all flash/low power SAN storage. It has accelerated performance, consolidated space, and has two more storage bays (up to 8% more capacity) than the popular 2U 24-bay products available on the market. This can further lower the cost per TB, minimize IT rack space, and generate a smaller and greener footprint.
The XS1200 series features a Dual-Active controller architecture, both controllers concurrently provide storage services in real time. Active-Active architecture doubles the available host bandwidth and cache-hit ratio. This ensures there is no wasted resource in the system. If one controller fails, the other controller can transparently take over all storage services seamlessly. In addition to storage services, management service can be transparently passed to the secondary controller.
With its all-new hardware architecture and leveraging Intel® processor, 12Gb SAS 3.0 backplane, built-in 10GbE LAN, and the finely-tuned SANOS 4.0’s performance, the XS1200 series can deliver an astounding 9,000MB/s1sequential read and 4,500MB/s1 sequential write in throughput and over 900K2 sequential IOPS.
High Availability with No Single Point-of-Failure
The XS1200 series is a proven high-availability SAN storage system. All of the critical components in the XS1200 series are hot pluggable and designed with full redundancy. Additionally, dual-active controller design and automatic failover/failback mechanism, cache mirroring through NTB (Non-Transparent Bridge) bus to achieve Active-Active HA functionality allows the XS1200 series to withstand multiple component failures and achieve 99.999% availability.
Latest 12Gb SAS 3.0 Controller
12Gb SAS 3.0 is the latest and fastest drive interface available. It doubles the data transfer rate of SAS 2.0 (6Gb), while remaining backward compatible with 6Gb SAS 2.0 drives. The benefit is that you have the flexibility to purchase less expensive 6Gb SAS drives for initial installation or leverage investment of your existing 6Gb SAS drives and have a peace of mind knowing you can migrate to 12Gb SAS 3.0 by purchasing only new drives.
Built-in High Speed 10GbE LAN Ports
The base unit SAN controller comes with two onboard 10GBASE-T iSCSI port per controller. The Dual-Active controller XS1200 SAN system has four 10GBASE-T iSCSI ports reaching 40Gb/s bandwidth when you aggregate all ports together. This base unit SAN system comes ready to support a variety of applications including data sharing, backup, video editing, and native virtualization support for VMware, Citrix, and Hyper-V.
Multipath Storage Access
MPIO (Multi Path Input Output) is a fault-tolerance and performance enhancement technique which allows the use of more than one path to the volume from the same host server. MPIO is supported in both iSCSI and Fibre Channel protocols.
SANOS 4.0 SAN Operation System
SANOS 4.0 is QSAN’s proprietary SAN storage operating system. SANOS 4.0 is equipped with a refreshingly simple to use web GUI and easily deployable into any infrastructure. Based on the Linux kernel, SANOS delivers comprehensive storage functionality including advanced storage management, complete RAID level protection, fast RAID rebuild, storage pool migration, thin provisioning, SSD cache, auto-tiering, snapshot, data backup & disaster recovery, virtualization support, performance monitoring, scale-up support, and more.
Advanced RAID Levels Technology
The most efficient and economical data protection method for enterprise and SMBs remains to be RAID technology. Using RAID has two advantages – high availability and better performance. SANOS supports complete RAID levels including RAID 0, 1, 0+1, 3, 5, 6, 10, 30, 50, 60, N-way mirror and also RAID EE technology including RAID 5EE, 6EE, 50EE, 60EE for reducing the long rebuild risk. You can choose the appropriate RAID level to best suit the application requirements.
Enterprise Storage Features
QSAN’s in-house developed RAID stack technology has a proven track record of being deployed in enterprise environments for over ten years and is highly trusted by both SMB and enterprise customers globally. The advanced LVM (Logical Volume Manager) builds a solid foundation of disk virtualization to provide complete RAID level protection, enhanced performance, and many other enterprise-level storage features built on top.
The XS1200 SAN provides a massive scale-up capability by connecting either our XD5300 expansion enclosures. It can support up to an impressive 286 disk drives or up to 2.6PB of raw storage space when using 10TB NL-SAS drives.
High Density, High Flexibilty, and High Scalability
The expansion XD5300 series is the best scale up solution for XCubeSAN XS1200 customers. It is available in 4U LFF 24-bay (XD5324D), 3U 16-bay (XD5316D), 2U 12-bay (XD5312D), and the world’s first 2U SFF 26-bay (XD5326D). These can support up to ten expansion enclosures. For ultimate flexibility, there is no restriction on mixing different form factors of expansion enclosures together. Users can choose different form factors of expansion enclosures in accordance with their needs and budget.
Modular I/O Ports for iSCSI SAN and Fibre Channel SAN
Each XS1200 SAN controller has two host card slots that can be configured as iSCSI SAN, Fibre Channel, or a mix of both. There are various types of optional host cards available to match your specific need, including 16Gb Fibre Channel, 10GbE iSCSI, and 1GbE iSCSI. You can choose the appropriate host card for your initial requirement and as your business grows you can add extra host cards to enhance system connectivity.
In dual controller configurations, the system can support up to 20 ports of 10GbE iSCSI or 8 ports of 16Gb FC connectivity3. Both 10GbE iSCSI with SFP+ interface and 10GBASE-T interface can coexist and deliver concurrent data services and maximize uptime. Utilizing these numerous ports, you can cost-effectively connect multiple host servers directly to the XS1200 series without using FC switch or Ethernet switch.
Cache-to-Flash Memory Protection Technology
In the event of power loss, the I/O cache data stored in volatile memory will be lost. This can cause data inconsistencies especially in database applications. The XS1200 series can provide an optional Cache-to-Flash memory protection function that will safely transfer the memory cache data to a non-volatile flash device for permanent preservation. The optional Cache-to-Flash module comes with an M.2 flash module and either a BBM (Battery Backup Module) or an SCM (Super Capacitor Module).
Data Backup & Disaster Recovery
With proven 99.999% high availability and reliability, the dual-active controller storage system with multipath environment can sustain multiple failures and keep data alive. This is important for mission-critical applications. The plan for high availability also includes data backup inside the storage system and between your centralized datacenter as well as remote and branch offices. Our QClone (Local Volume Clone) and QRreplica (Remote Replication) are the solutions which we provide.
QClone is used to make a duplicate copy of a volume in the same storage pool as well as in a separate storage pool within the same enclosure. QRreplica lets you asynchronously replicate data volumes and reservation snapshots between primary and remote locations. These features enable centralized backup and disaster recovery on a per-volume basis and leverage application integrated snapshots for faster recovery.
The XS1200 series is a perfect storage solution for mega structures, public transportation, and secure/smart city infrastructure environments. Superior performance and high throughput make the XS1200 series work seamlessly with popular surveillance applications.
At QSAN we pride ourselves on our commitment to build highly efficient and low carbon footprint devices. To safeguard the earth and our environment, the XS1200 product range uses various green technologies for energy savings and minimization of your carbon footprint.
HardwareRAID ControllerDual-active controller (Model : XS1224D / XS1216D / XS1212D / XS1226D)Single-upgradable controller (Model : XS1224S / XS1216S / XS1212S / XS1226S)ProcessorIntel® 2-core processorMemory
(per Controller)DDR4 ECC 4GB, up to 32GB (two DIMM slots, insert two DIMMs or more will boost performance)
* To support QCache, the minimum memory per controller is 8GBHost Connectivity
(per Controller)Host Card Slot 1 (optional)4 x 16Gb FC (SFP+) ports2 x 16Gb FC (SFP+) ports4 x 10GbE iSCSI (SFP+) ports2 x 10GbE iSCSI (RJ45) ports4 x 1GbE iSCSI (RJ45) ports Host Card Slot 2 (optional)4 x 16Gb FC (SFP+) ports (Slot 2 provides 20Gb bandwidth)2 x 16Gb FC (SFP+) ports (Slot 2 provides 20Gb bandwidth)4 x 10GbE iSCSI (SFP+) ports (Slot 2 provides 20Gb bandwidth)2 x 10GbE iSCSI (RJ45) ports4 x 1GbE iSCSI (RJ45) ports Onboard2 x 10GBASE-T iSCSI ports1 x 1GbE management portExpansion Connectivity (per Controller)Built-in 2 x 12Gb/s SAS wide ports (SFF-8644)Drive TypeXS1224 / XS1216 / XS1212Mix & match 3.5" 2.5" SAS, NL-SAS, SED HDD2.5” SAS, SATA SSD (6Gb MUX board needed for 2.5" SATA drives in dual controller system) XS12262.5" SAS, NL-SAS, SED HDD2.5” SAS, SATA SSD (6Gb MUX board needed for 2.5" SATA drives in dual controller system)Expansion CapabilitiesUp to 10 expansion units using XD5300 series 12Gb SAS expansion enclosureXD5324 (4U 24-bay, LFF)XD5316 (3U 16-bay, LFF)XD5312 (2U 12-bay, LFF)XD5326 (2U 26-bay, SFF)Max. Drives SupportedXS1224 (4U 24-bay, LFF) : 284XS1216 (3U 16-bay, LFF) : 276XS1212 (2U 12-bay, LFF) : 272XS1226 (2U 26-bay, SFF) : 286Dimension
(H x W x D)19” RackmountXS1224 (4U 24-bay, LFF) : 170.3 x 438 x 515 mmXS1216 (3U 16-bay, LFF) : 130.4 x 438 x 515 mmXS1212 (2U 12-bay, LFF) : 88 x 438 x 515 mmXS1226 (2U 26-bay, SFF) : 88 x 438 x 491 mmMemory ProtectionCache-to-Flash module (optional)Battery backup module + Flash module (to protect all memory capacity)Super capacitor module + Flash module (to protect up to 16GB memory per controller)LCM (LCD Module)USB LCM (optional)Power Supply80 PLUS Platinum, two redundant 770W (1+1)
100~127V 10A, 50-60Hz
200~240V 5A, 50-60Hz
+5VSB 2.0AFan Module2 x hot pluggable/redundant fan modulesSoftwareStorage ManagementRAID level 0 ,1 ,0+1 ,3 ,5 ,6 ,10 ,30 ,50, 60, and N-way mirrorRAID EE level 5EE, 6EE, 50EE, and 60EEFlexible storage pool ownershipThin Provisioning (QThin) with space reclamationSSD Cache (QCache1)Auto Tiering (QTiering1)Global, local, and dedicated hot sparesWrite-through and write-back cache policyOnline disk roamingSpreading RAID disks drives across enclosuresBackground I/O priority settingInstant RAID volume availabilityFast RAID rebuildOnline storage pool expansionOnline RAID level migrationOnline volume extensionOnline volume migration2Auto volume rebuildingInstant volume restorationSED & ISE drive supportVideo editing mode for enhanced performanceDisk drive health check and S.M.A.R.T. attributesStorage pool parity check and media scan for disk scrubbingSSD wear lifetime indicatorDisk drive firmware batch updateiSCSI Host ConnectivityProven QSOE 2.0 optimization engineCHAP & mutual CHAP authenticationSCSI-3 PR (Persistent Reservation for I/O fencing) supportiSNS supportVLAN (Virtual LAN) supportJumbo frame (9,000 bytes) supportUp to 256 iSCSI targetsUp to 512 hosts per controllerUp to 1,024 sessions per controllerFibre Channel Host ConnectivityProven QSOE 2.0 optimization engineFCP-2 & FCP-3 supportAuto detect link speed and topologyTopology supports point-to-point3 and loopUp to 256 hosts per controllerHigh AvailabilityDual-Active (Active/Active) SAN controllersCache mirroring through NTB busALUA supportManagement port seamless failoverFault-tolerant and redundant modular components for SAN controller, PSU, FAN module, and dual port disk drive interfaceDual-ported HDD tray connectorMultipath I/O and load balancing support (MPIO, MC/S, Trunking, and LACP)Firmware update with zero system downtimeSecuritySecured Web (HTTPS), SSH (Secure Shell)iSCSI Force Field to protect from mutant network attackiSCSI CHAP & mutual CHAP authenticationSED & ISE drive supportStorage EfficiencyThin Provisioning (QThin) with space reclamationAuto Tiering (QTiering1) with 3 levels of storage tiersNetworkingDHCP, Static IP, NTP, Trunking, LACP, VLAN, Jumbo frame (up to 9,000 bytes)Advanced Data ProtectionSnapshot (QSnap), block-level, differential backupWriteable snapshot supportManual or schedule tasksUp to 64 snapshots per volumeUp to 64 volumes for snapshotUp to 4,096 snapshots per systemRemote Replication (QReplica)Asynchronous, block-level, differential backup based on snapshot technologyTraffic shaping for dynamic bandwidth controllerManual or schedule tasksAuto rollback to previous version if current replication failsUp to 32 schedule tasks per controllerVolume clone for local replicationConfigurable N-way mirroringIntegration with Windows VSS (Volume Shadow Copy Service)Instant volume restorationCache-to-Flash memory protection1M.2 flash modulePower module: BBM (Battery Backup Module) or SCM (Super Capacitor Module)Support USB UPS and network UPS with SNMP managementVirtualization CertificationServer Virtualization & ClusteringLatest VMware vSphere certificationVMware VAAI for iSCSI & FCWindows Server 2016, 2012 R2 Hyper-V certificationMicrosoft ODXLatest Citrix XenServer certificationEasy ManagementUSB LCM1, serial console support, online firmware updateIntuitive Web management UI, secured web (HTTPS), SSH (Secured Shell), LED indicatorsS.E.S. support, S.M.A.R.T. support, Wake-on-LAN, and Wake-on-SASGreen & Energy Efficiency80 PLUS Platinum power supplyWake-on-LAN to turn on or wake up the system only when necessaryAuto disk spin-downHost Operating Systems SupportWindows Server 2008, 2008 R2, 2012, 2012 R2, 2016SLES (SUSE Linux Enterprise Server) 10, 11, 12RHEL (Red Hat Enterprise Linux) 5, 6, 7CentOS (Community ENTerprise Operating System) 6, 7Solaris 10, 11Free BSD 9, 10Mac OS X 10.11 or laterWarranty & RegulatoryWarrantySystem : 3 years
Battery backup module : 1 year
Super capacitor module : 1 yearRegulatoryCE, FCC, BSMI, VCCI, KCCOperating EnvironmentTemperatureOperating temperature : 0 to 40°C
Shipping temperature : -10 to 50°CRelative HumidityOperating relative humidity : 20% to 80% non-condensing
Non-operating relative humidity : 10% to 90%
1 The function is optional and is not included in the default package.
2 The feature is based on RAID level migration of disk groups on the fly in thick provisioning pools.
3 16Gb Fibre Channel only supports Point-to-Point topology.
| Stock code || SBRQ-XS1212-S|
| Brand || Qsan|
| Series || XCubeSAN XS1200|
| Model || XS1212S|
| Type || 12-bay 2U SAN, Single-Controller, 4x 10GbE RJ45 + 2 Slots|
| ROHS || Y|
| Date added || 18/05/2018|
XS1212S Spec Information
| Form Factor / Drive Height || 88 x 438 x 515 mm|
| Platter size || 3.5"|
| Platter (alternate) || 2.5"|
| RAM/Cache || 4GB|
| Guarantee || 3yr|
| Processor || Intel Dual-Core|
| Redundant Controller ? || |
| Redundant PSU ? || |
| Total Drives || 12|
| Total Drives (alternate) || 12|
| RAID || 0:1:5:6:|
| RAID Levels || RAID level 0 ,1 ,0+1 ,3 ,5 ,6 ,10 ,30 ,50, 60, and N-way mirror|
| Rack size || 2|
XS1212S Spec Connections
|SAS/SATA||SFF-8482 (Internal Single)||Internal||12|
| Speed/RPM || 12Gb SAS/SATA to 10GbE|
| Weight (kg) || 30kg|
| Watts || 1+1 770W|
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