QSAN Q500-F20-D212 8G FC 6G SAS 12 Bay 2U SAN

QuickFind: 734181 Mfr part code: Q500-F20-D212
  • Dual Active Controllers for High Availability
  • Fully Redundant & Hot-swappable Modules
  • Multi-path & Load-balancing Features
  • fcQiSOE Proprietary Hardware FC Offload Engine

Product Description

QSAN Q500-F20-D212 8G FC 6G SAS 12 Bay 2U SAN

AegisSAN Q500-F20 features two 8G FC ports, two 1GbE iSCSI ports and one 1GbE management port to provide high availability & great performance for enterprises and SMB.
  • 8G Fibre Channel (FC) x2 + 1GbE iSCSI x2 ports per controller
  • Dual Active Controllers for High Availability
  • Fully Redundant & Hot-swappable Modules
  • Multi-path & Load-balancing Features
  • fcQiSOE Proprietary Hardware FC Offload Engine
  • USB LCM for Better Data Security & Manageability
  • 80 Plus Gold Energy-efficient Power Supplies
  • Low Power-Consumption Processor Adopted
  • VMware VAAI, Citrix, Hyper-V Supported
  • Thin Provisioning to Enable Dynamic Capacity Allocation
  • Form Factors: 4U24, 3U16, 2U12
The SAN Solution to Deliver High Availability & Enterprise Features for SMB
AegisSAN Q500-F20 is the cutting-edge storage system designed to help users do more with less with the top-notch hardware configurations, dual active controllers, fully modular components as well as the state-of-the-art software functions.

Fibre Channel Interface

The frame-lossless characteristics of Fibre Channel and multi paths as well as load balance features enable AegisSAN Q500FC series to deliver outstanding performance and satisfactorily handle demanding transactional workloads without worries of packet loss and single point of failure. The disk array offers a robust storage environment for the running services.

High Availability

The dual active controllers plus fully redundant and hot-swappable designs make AegisSAN Q500 series system a highly available system. It offers multiple paths and load balancing features such as MPIO, MC/S, Trunking, and LACP to better ensure the reliability.

Green Designs

AegisSAN Q500 disk array adopts Intel's latest S1200 series CPU and it's the SAN solution with outstanding energy efficiency and cost effectiveness. This platform includes key features such as error code correction, 64-bit support and virtualization technologies.
In addition, AegisSAN Q500 system is equipped with 80 Plus Gold power supplies to achieve 90% energy efficiency as well as peak reduction and improved power quality.
The auto disk spin down function enables the system to reduce power consumption of hard drives which account for the most electricity in the storage system.

Enhanced Data Security

The innovated USB LCM allows AegisSAN Q500 storage to avoid data leakage in data centers, lower TCO and enhance the manageability for IT administrators. This series includes QSnap for writeable snapshot and QReplica for remote replication to maximize customers' return on investment. The battery backup module keeps cache data safe in the event of power outage.

Great Performance & Efficiency

The proprietary fcQiSOE (Qsan hardware FC offload engine) boosts the IOPS performance three times faster. The outstanding designs of the controllers make AegisSAN Q500 series system provide great performance for business critical applications. The hardware RAID makes the reliability better and volume robust.
The ultra high density storage system features QThin, the thin provisioning function to provide more physical resources than actually available capacity so that IT administrators can avoid allocated but unused storage and purchase only the disk capacity they actually need to significantly raise storage utilization and to save cost.
AegisSAN Q500 series supports VMware vSphere 5 VAAI (vStorage APIs for Array Integration), Citrix and Hyper-V for highly virtualized environments. With VAAI certification, the disk array can offload server and network loading, speed up provisioning of new virtual machines and increase VM density.

Technical Specification

QSAN Q500-F20-D212 8G FC 6G SAS 12 Bay 2U SAN

Storage Controller

Cache / Buffer Size ( Max ) 4 GB (installed) / 8 GB (max)
Type 2 x RAID
Interface Type SATA 6Gb/s / SAS 6Gb/s
Cache / Buffer Size (Max) 4 GB (installed) / 8 GB (max)
RAID Level RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 3, RAID 5, RAID 6, RAID 10, RAID 30, RAID 50, JBOD, RAID 0+1, RAID 60

Expansion / Connectivity

Expansion Bays 12 (total) / 12 (free) x hot-swap - 2.5" / 3.5" shared
Interfaces 4 x 8Gb Fibre Channel ¦ 4 x Ethernet 1000 ¦ 2 x management

Manufacturer Warranty

Service & Support Limited warranty - 3 years ¦ Limited warranty - battery - 1 year
Service & Support Details Limited warranty - 3 years ¦ Limited warranty - battery - 1 year


Compliant Standards UL, BSMI, cUL, FCC, RoHS
Features Built-in 2 cooling fans


Device Type Hard drive array
Enclosure Type Rack-mountable - 2U

Environmental Parameters

Humidity Range Operating 5 - 95% (non-condensing)
Min Operating Temperature 0 °C
Max Operating Temperature 40 °C


Supported Devices / Modules Qty 12
Supported Drives SATA-600 / SAS-2


HDD Array External Interface 8Gb Fibre Channel, iSCSI (1 GbE)

Hard Drive

Type No HDD
Capacity 0

System Requirements

OS Required Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2, Apple MacOS X 10.6 or later, Microsoft Windows Server 2003 R2, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5, Microsoft Windows Server 2008, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6, Oracle Solaris 10, Oracle Solaris 11, Microsoft Windows Server 2012, Microsoft Windows XP / 7


Power Device 2 x internal power supply
Max Supported Qty 2
Power Redundancy Yes
Voltage Required AC 120/230 V
Power Provided 550 Watt
80 PLUS Certification 80 PLUS Gold
Power Factor Correction Yes

Dimensions & Weight

Width 44.6 cm
Depth 49.95 cm
Height 8.8 cm
Weight 25 kg

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