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ES F16F-R4840

ES F16F-R4840 (Legacy product)


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High-speed SAN with Powerful Scalability

Seeing 8G FC as the common protocol in future enterprise SAN, Infortrend furnishes all its EonStor G6 Fibre-to-Fibre models with two 8G FC host ports on each controller. Combining high-speed FC technology with enterprise-class FC drives, they can enable no-delay, smooth operations to satisfactorily meet the service levels required by your throughput-demanding applications. When data grow out of the capacity threshold of a single subsystem, F16F models can be expanded to house a maximum of 112 drives through expansion enclosures housing FC (F16F-J4000-R) or SATA drives (A16F-J2430-G). By flexibly intermixing high-performance and large-capacity storage, you can most efficiently leverage your budgets to fulfill various data requirements. Coupled with the broad support for enterprise-level OS, such as Windows Server 2008, Solaris, Linux, and server virtualization, such as VMware and Microsoft Hyper-V, the Fibre-to-Fibre arrays can serve as data storage for top-tier applications.

Robust Availability and Reliability

The EonStor G6 Series is based on High Availability (HA) modular design. All main hardware modules, including controllers, power supplies, and cooling fans, come in redundant pairs to achieve high fault-tolerant capability. The G6 Series also provides comprehensive RAID functions to protect data against drive failure. If one or two drive fail(s), you can still enjoy continuous accessibility to the data of full integrity and later use hot spare to restore the data volume back to its RAID-protected state. To better safeguard cached data, the G6 arrays also come with new CacheSafe technology. In the event of an unscheduled power outage, the Battery Backup Unit (BBU) will automatically supply power to write cached data into flash module for permanent retention, which eliminates the common 72-hour battery power limitation that can cause data loss.

Easy Management

Through the feature-rich management suite, SANWatch, users can centrally manage multiple EonStor G6 subsystems locally or remotely over the LAN/WAN. In the portal window, an overview of all subsystems is displayed to provide status summary and event info. With only a few clicks, you can easily access the functions necessary to configure, manage, and monitor the arrays. Besides providing all firmware features through a user-friendly GUI, SANWatch also supports script-based configuration of multiple subsystems at a time. When critical events happen, the system would automatically notify you through various configurable methods for proactive handling. With SANWatch, initializing EonStor G6 arrays for applications and monitoring their real-time status changes are all easy to realize.

Green Technologies

Aware of the important role green IT plays in environmental sustainability, Infortrend equips all its EonStor G6 models with advanced power-saving designs. Coming with 80 PLUS-certified power supplies delivering more than 85% of energy efficiency, dynamic cooling mechanism and intelligent multi-level drive spin-down technology, the EonStor G6 achieves outstanding energy efficiency. While benefiting the environment, the green initiative Infortrend takes also enhances business advantages with cut-down energy expenses.

Features Benefits
Two 8Gb/s Fibre Channel host ports per controller
  1. Best-of-class throughput and IOPS, ideal fit for IO-intensive and bandwidth-demanding applications
  2. Backward compatible with 4G or 2G speeds, protecting current infrastructure investment
6th generation, ASIC667 architecture
  1. Boost up to 80% better performance than ASIC 400 models
  2. Advanced fault tolerance, ensuring data integrity even in multiple drive failure events
Maximum expansion of 6 JBODs via multi-lane SAS links, up to 112 HDDs in total "Pay-as-you-grow" scalability; no waste on what you don’t need, and no worries about what you will need
Flexible adoption of FC or SATA-II disk drives in expansion enclosures Allow data of different values to be stored in different storage tiers, enabling the best ROI

Green designs:

  1. 80 PLUS-certified power supplies
  2. Intelligent multi-level drive spin-down technology
  1. Power supplies delivering more than 85% of energy conversion efficiency
  2. In spin-down state, drives can save up to 60% of energy consumption
CacheSafe technology Backup battery automatically supplies power to write cached data into flash module for permanent protection during power outage
Fault-tolerant hardware modules Redundant controllers, PSUs, fans; high-availability hardware design, preventing "Single-Point-of-Failure"
Powerful management suite, SANWatch, support, including multi-pathing functions
  1. Easy management and monitoring of your subsystems anywhere, locally or remotely
  2. Recognize and manage redundant paths; support path failover and load-balancing
Multiple monitoring methods Real-time problem detection and notification to achieve continuous operation
Intelligent firmware functions Protect against hardware failure; ensure data integrity and optimized performance
Host Interface
  1. Two (2) 8Gb/s FC ports on each controller
  2. Concurrent I/O commands
  3. Maximum tagged command queuing: 1024
Drive Interface
  1. Sixteen (16) 4Gb/s FC, hot-swappable drive trays
  2. Accommodates 1-inch pitch, 3.5-inch 4Gb/s FC disk drives
  3. S.M.A.R.T. support
  4. NCQ support
  5. Automatic bad-sector reassignment
  6. Dedicated bandwidth to each connected drive
  7. Drive buffer on/off switch
Controller Dual 
Form Factor 3U Rack-mount
RAID functionality
  1. Global, Dedicated or Enclosure hot-spare
  2. RAID levels supported: RAID 0, 1 (0+1), 3, 5, 6, 10, 30, 50, 60
  3. Online expansion by:
    1. Adding new drives
    2. Copying and replacing drives with drives of larger capacity
  4. RAID migration
  5. Configurable stripe size and write policy per array
  6. Intelligent drive handling:
    1. In degraded mode: skips irreparable blocks to continue rebuild
    2. In normal operation: data-block verification and repair
  1. Java-based SANWatch management software with multi-pathing support (EonPath)
  2. COM1 serial port for local access to firmware-embedded utility
  3. Automated cache flush and caching mode operation per enclosure status
  4. GUI, Telnet, and SSH system monitoring via Ethernet
  5. Platform-independent firmware manager
  6. Various event notification methods including email, LAN broadcast, fax, SNMP traps, SMS, and MSN
  7. LCD keypad panel for monitoring and access to all configuration options
  8. Module status LED indicators:
    1. Component presence detection & thermal sensors via I2C bus
Green Designs
  1. 80 PLUS-certified power supplies delivering more than 85% of energy efficiency
  2. Dynamic cooling mechanism
  3. Intelligent multi-level drive spin-down
System Components
  1. Two (2) RAID controller modules
  2. Two (2) 1GB DIMM modules
  3. Two (2) redundant 530W power supply units
  4. Two (2) redundant cooling modules 
  5. Sixteen (16), hot-swappable drive trays
  6. Two (2) pre-installed Cache Backup Modules (CBM), each including one Li-Ion battery backup unit (BBU) and one Flash Backup Module (FBM)


(without chassis ears/protrusions)
445mm (W) x 130mm (H) x 497mm (D)

Spare Parts

Cache backup module IFT-9373CCBM Cache backup module, Li-lon, Flash, for EonStor G6 series subsystems, BBU ID
RAID controller module IFT-83FF48RF16MB RAID controller module, for ES F16F-S4840 subsystem, SAS Exp. 2GB DDR-II RAM,CBM
RAID controller module IFT-83FF48RF16MA RAID controller module, for ES F16F-S4840 subsystem, SAS Exp. 1GB DDR-II RAM,CBM
RAID controller module IFT-83FF48RF16MB RAID controller module, for ES F16F-R4840 subsystem, SAS Exp., 2GB DDR-II RAM,CBM
RAID controller module IFT-83FF48RF16MA RAID controller module, for ES F16F-R4840 subsystem, SAS Exp., 1GB DDR-II RAM, CBM
HDD dongle board IFT-9273S1N2S1S HDD dongle board, 2 SAS-to-1 SATA (SATA-II) MUX conversion, active-active port selector embedded, dual-controller subsystems, 5V only, Rev. 1.2
Right-side forearm handle IFT-9270CHandR Right-side forearm handle, for ES 3U/16-bay subsystems, applicable to the Left or Right-side of JBOD subsystems
Left-side forearm handle IFT-9273CHandLLCD Left-side forearm handle, for Enhanced 3U/16-bay subsystems, LCD panel included
Power supply unit IFT-9373CPSU Power supply unit w/FAN module for ESG6 / ESDS 2UR/12-bay and 3U/16-bay subsystems, 530W capacity
Serial port Y-cable IFT-9373AYCAB Serial port Y-cable for dual-controller subsystems, 2 DB-9 to 1 DB-9; maintenance-free during controller failover/failback
Slide rail assembly IFT-9273CSlider36 Slide rail assembly, for all EonStor G6 subsystems, 24"~36" rack depth
Drive tray (Type-III bezel and Type-II LED lighpipe) IFT-9373S1DT2S1S 3.5" Hard disk drive tray w/MUX board, exclusively for dual-controller subsystems v1.2
Plastic Drive tray IFT-9373CDTray 3.5" Hard disk drive tray
Fibre channel (FC-8G) IO board IFT-9373F4DIO2L Fibre channel (FC-8G) IO board, Left-hand side, for EonStor G6 3U/16-bay subsystem, 4 x SFP ports
Fibre channel (FC-8G) IO board IFT-9373F4DIO2R Fibre channel (FC-8G) IO board, Right-hand side, for EonStor G6 3U/16-bay subsystem, 4 x SFP ports


Battery backup unit IFT-9373CBBU Battery backup unit, Li-Ion, for EonStor G6 series subsystems, BBU ID
Optical FC cable IFT-9270CFCCab01 Optical FC cable, LC-LC, MM-62.5/125, Duplex, LSZH, O.D.=1.8mm*2, 1 Meter
Optical FC cable IFT-9270CFCCab02 Optical FC cable, LC-LC, MM-62.5/125, Duplex, LSZH, O.D.=1.8mm*2, 5 Meters
Optical FC cable IFT-9270CFCCab03 Optical FC cable, LC-LC, MM-62.5/125, Duplex, LSZH, O.D.=1.8mm*2, 10 Meters
Small Form Pluggable Optical Transceiver IFT-9370CSFP8G Avago Fibre Channel 8.5 / 4.25 / 2.125 GBd Small Form Pluggable Optical Transceiver, LC, wave-length 850nm, multi-mode
Small Form Pluggable Optical Transceiver IFT-9270CSFP4GA01 Avaya Fibre Channel 4.25 / 2.125 / 1.0625 GBd Small Form Pluggable Optical Transceiver, LC, wave-length 850nm, multi-mode
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