MAXX Digital - Evo 8G 16 Bay Fibre






16Bay 4x Port 8G Fibre Channel RAID

8G Fibre Channel Storage for 4K video editing, Grading and VFX

Accelerate your workflow with the affordable, reliable and scalable Evo 8G RAID Storage solution optimized for digital video intensive applications requiring the utmost in sustained throughput for smooth, real-time playback to meet the high demands of professional users. From HD to 4K, this Maxx Digital Fibre chassis is the best in class RAID storage solution for high resolution media formats, making the Evo 8G the new choice used in leading post production and broadcasters worldwide. The Evo 8G incorporates the latest Dual Core RAID engine combined with ultra-fast DDR3 ECC Cache and the option for single or dual-active redundant controllers to deliver un-matched and proven total performance and reliability. A built-in dual port 6G SAS expander provides instantaneous capacity expansion capabilities by simply adding cost effective SAS JBOD expansion units.



  • Delivering breakthrough performance with 8Gb Fibre ports or 6G SAS ports
  • Scalable up to 122 drives through expansion enclosures
  • High availability modular design achieves high fault tolerant capability against hardware failure
  • True hardware RAID protects against data drive failure
  • Cache backup optional with BBU, protects cached data during an unscheduled power outage
  • Simple configuration and monitoring via web GUI, LCD panel or LAN
  • 80 plus certified power supply delivering more than 80% energy efficiency
  • Intelligent drive spin-down when not in use
  • Hardware RAID engine with Dual Core 800Mhz RAID On Chip Storage Processor
  • 4GB DDR ECC Cache
  • Advanced PCI-Express 3.0 bus architecture
  • High Performance Solution with up to 1500+ read and write speeds
  • 4port 8Gbps Fibre Channel per controller
  • Single or Dual Active RAID controller support
  • Low-Noise fans & power supply
  • Global Hot Spare and local Hot Spare disk support
  • Dual Port 6G SAS Expansion support by simply adding additional SAS JBOD's for capacity expansion
  • LCD Panel for easy configuration and instant alert notification
  • Optimized for Cinema - Designed for HD to 4K 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 122 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




  • 6Gb/s SAS Expansion Bus - Dual Port (SFF-8088) up to 122 drives



Host Interface: 

  • 4x 8Gbps Fibre Channel Ports per Controller
  • Up to 8 ports in Dual Controller Configurations


Drive Support: 

  • 2.5" & 3.5" 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


System Cooling: 

  • 2x redundant hot-swappable dual quiet fan cooling modules with wide range airflow design
  • Self regulating speeds to automatically maintain optimal ambient temperatures


Power Supply: 

  • Redundant Hot-Swap 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 95°F
  • Non-Operating temperature: -40° to 140° F


Relative Humidity: 

  • 20% to 80% Non-condensing



  • 446.5mm (W) x 517mm (D) x 3U



  • 45 lbs (without HDD's)



  • RoHS
  • CE
  • TUV
  • FCC




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