Zstor Disk Array AJ460 - 4U, 60bay

certified storage for windows Storage spaces!

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Management of huge data within Microsoft's server operating system Windows Server 2012 R2 are realized under using all new and powerful features of Storage Spaces. Zstor JBOD's are developed for use in Storage Spaces environments and offers the needed performance and IOPs needed by Windows Server 2012 R2. Zstor works closly to Microsoft and get the full certification for their JBODs as ideal use within Storage Spaces environments.

Key Benefits:

  • Fully certified by Microsoft for Windows Storage SpacesAJ460 side
  • Supporting 6 Gb/s and 12 Gb/s HDDs and SSDs
  • Up to 600 TB capacity with hard disk drives (HDDs)
  • Up to 120 TB capacity with solid state drives (SSDs)
  • Up to 60 hot-swappable drive carrier per JBOD
  • Dual redundant hot-swappable I/O modules
  • Support of 2.5"/3.5" HDDs or SSDs
  • SAS-3 interfaces up to 12 Gb/s data transfer
  • SAS expansing slots for JBOD cascading
  • Ethernet RJ45 management port (remote console)
  • Dual redundant hot-swappable 80PLUS power supplies



AJ460 provides flexible, reliable
and efficient storage

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The JBOD disk array AJ460 provides a simple and easy way to dramatically gros online disk capacity to meet exponetial data growth rates. It enables massive data capacity applications, at a price/performance point per Terabyte (TB) that meets any business requirements. Zstor offers low-cost, high-capacity, high-performance disk drives (HDDs) and ultra-high-performance solid-state drives (SSDs) configuration options that is optimized in capacity, performance or versatility. Zstor disk are cost effective solutions meeting meeting customer's price point.

ideal in windows server cluster environment

JBODs designed, equipped and configures by Zstor fits ideal as shared storage in Windows Server 2012 R2 cluster environement. Two nodes, operating under Windows Server 2012 R2 share one or more attached JBODs from Zstor's AJ-series. Via high performing SAS interfaces with up to 12 Gb/s data transfer secures a perfect performance to the attached servers. Robust design of chassis and hot-swappable drive carrier, combined with proven SAS I/O modules grant the access to a huge number of hard disk drives and/or IOPS performing solid state disks.

"Storage Spaces" realized as it‘s best

 Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 needs a high speed access to its storage. Due to the functionality of Storage Spaces there is a just a need for a "Bunch of Disks" (JBOD). Storage Spaces manages the attached hard disk drives as Software Defined Storage and offers storage pools, data reliability, deduplication, file sharing (NFSv4, CIFS), iSCSI targets and much more, inculde SMB 3.0 support. Zstor tested, configured an d certified JBODs within Microsoft's certification process for use with Storage Spaces in Windows Server 2012 R2.

Cost effective and flexible use

JBOD technology itself is a proven way to serve native disk drive capacities to a server or cluster. Zstor AJ series uses latest SAS technology with up to 12 Gb/s data transfer even internally to each attached drive as well as externally to hosts. The complete design is developed with hot-swap drive carrier, power supplies and I/O modules.

Total capacity on 4u (examples):

Using Enterprise SATA or Nearline SAS HDDs:

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  • 600 TB with 60x 10 TB each SAS-HDD 6 Gb/s
  • 480 TB with 60x 8 TB each SAS-HDD 12 Gb/s
  • 360 TB with 60x 6 TB each SAS-HDD 12 Gb/s
  • 240 TB with 60x 4 TB each SAS-HDD 6 Gb/s
  • 120 TB with 60x 2 TB each SAS-HDD 6 Gb/s

Using Enterprise and Cloud graded SSDs:

  • 48 TB with 60x 800 GB each SAS-SSD 12 Gb/s
  • 120 TB with 60x 2000 GB each SAS-SSD 6 Gb/s
  • 96 TB with 60x 1600 GB each SAS-SSD 6 Gb/s
  • 48 TB with 60x 800 GB each SAS-SSD 6 Gb/s

technical specification:

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Zstor AJ460


JBOD - 4U, 60bay

 No. of Drive Carrier

60x 3.5"/2.5" hot-swap

 Type of HDD / SSD
3.5"/2.5" Enterprise SATA HDD 6 Gb/s
3.5"/2.5" SAS-2 / SAS-3 HDD 6/12 Gb/s
2.5" SAS-2 / SAS-3 SSDs 6/12 Gb/s
 I/O Modules

(2) dual redundant, hot-swap

 I/O Interfaces
8x SAS-3 12 Gb/s
(MiniSAS HD ports)
 Expansion / Scalability


 Fan / Cooling
(8) 4x modules, each two fans
 Power Supplies
dual redundant, hot-swap
240 V / 1400 W

  Operating Environment

5 - 40 degrees Celsius
50-93% humidity
 Dimension / Weight
909x447x175 mm (DxWxH)
ca. 37 kg w/o drives

Windows Server 2012 certified (Storage Spaces)

Compatible and designed for Windows Server 2012 R2.
Inculdes optimizations and setup guide.

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