Sans Digital MobileSTOR MS12X6+HG - 12 Bay 6G SAS/SATA PCIe 2.0 x8 RAID 0/1/5/6/10/50 Expander Tower (Silver)

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MobileSTOR MS12X6+HG - 12 Bay 6G SAS/SATA PCIe 2.0 x8 RAID 0/1/5/6/10/50 Expander Tower (Silver)


The MobileSTOR MS12X6+HG is a 12 bay 6G RAID storage tower for high capacity storage solutions. The MS12X6+HG is bundled with a high-performance RAID-on-Chip controller card that offloads complicated RAID calculations from the computer or the enclosure to the dedicated RAID engine. High performance can be achieved with a lower cost of ownership compared to RAID embedded subsystems.  RAID setup and maintenance can be controlled via built-in Web Browser interfaces, and the system / RAID management can be monitored via event log and e-mail notifications. Utilizing high bandwidth 2400MB/s mini-SAS (SFF-8088) cabling, the MS12X6+HG supports SAS or SATA hard drives to deliver superior read / write speeds that are crucial in performance-driven environments such as the video editing industry. The mini-SAS connection combines twelve hard drives connections into a single cable, reducing possible points of failures while preserving uninterrupted data transfer. A built-in SAS expansion port enables the system to connect up to 5 units or 120 HDD drives daisy-chained together. System status information such as the hard drive, power supply, and cooling fan status are provided by the LED. All necessary hardware comes standard including the RAID controller card, mini-SAS cable, and hard drive tray modules. The MS12X6+HG supports SATA and SAS drives, allowing users the option to choose between high performance and high capacity storage solutions. 

Note: Sans Digital recommends the use of enterprise hard drives when in use with any RAID controller applications. Standard desktop or green desktop drive may not be supported and may compromise RAID system stability and performance. For more information on the difference between RAID and desktop hard drives, please see the Western Digital knowledge base. For a list of compatible RAID Edition SATA hard drives, please CLICK HERE.


  • 6G SAS Expander Technology - Connect 12 SAS or SATA drives with only one SFF-8088 to 8088 Mini-.SAS cable to bundled RAID Controller.
  • Supports 6G SAS and 6G SATA Technology - Supports both latest 6G SAS and SATA Drives.
  • High Performance PCIe 2.0 x8 RAID controller card - Package includes a PCIe 2.0 x8 RAID-on-Chip RAID controller, supporting up to RAID 5/6/50. Dedicated Hardware RAID engines provide RAID calculation offloading from the main computer to the controller's process, providing overall higher performance.
  • Superior Performance - With support of SATA 6G or SAS 6G hard drives and 24Gbps of data bandwidth, performance can reach over 1000MB/s in Read and Write.
  • Advance Feature Included - Hot-Spare hard drive, Auto-rebuilding, Online RAID Migration, Online Capacity Expansion are supported.
  • Web based GUI for management and Monitoring - Built-in web based GUI for setup and monitoring allow management of the RAID status using a web-browser. Detailed event information is saved in an event log and critical events can be e-mailed using SMTP. All management and monitoring can run on any web browser with remote monitoring.
  • Staggering Spin-Up - Built-in staggering spin-up for hard drives during power up, thus extending the life / duty cycle of the hard drives and power supply.
  • Scalability - Supports up to 5 enclosures or up to 120 hard drives daisy-chained together for capacity expansion.
  • Multi-purposes - Supports both SAS (Serial SCSI) and SATA hard drives to meet the requirements of different applications with different price/performance characteristics. Cost-effective SATA drives can be used for capacity oriented storage such as disk-to-disk backup, data-archiving, and digital video editing. Enterprise level SAS drives can be employed for I/O intensive applications such as transactional databases.
  • Hot-Swappable Cooling-Fan – Equipped with hot-swappable cooling fan for easy trouble shooting.
  • Build-in hot-swappable cooling fan and carrying handle.
  • All Hardware Included - Bundled with the 6G SAS/SATA RAID controller, Mini-SAS cable, cooling fan, and tray modules.



Model  MS12X6+HG
 Form Factor  12-Bay Tower
 HDD Trays  12 Hot-Swappable 3.5"
 RAID Level  RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, 10, 50 and JBOD
 Maximum Capacity  72TB*
 Auto Rebuilding  Yes
 Hot-Spare  Yes
 Host Interface & Transfer Rate SAS Expander (mini-SAS, SFF-8088), PCIe 2.0 x8 RAID Controller
 Drive Interface  6G SAS and SATA
 Cooling Fan  Hot-Swappable 3.5" Ball Bearing * 3
 Power Supply  300W (90V to 256V)
 Status Indicators  12 Drive LEDs, Fan Fail LED, Power LED
 Dimension (in)  8"W x 13"D x 15.5"H
 Weight (lb)  28lb
 Safety Regulations  CE, FCC, UL, RoHS
 Limited Warranty  1 Year
 Package Contents  MS12X6+HG (1)
 RAID-on-Chip Controller Card (1)
 Removable Tray Modules (12)
 Power Cord (1)
 Mini-SAS Cable (1)
 Quick Installation Manual & CD (1)

* The over 2TB requires OS and hardware supports. Over 2TB support required GPT disk under Microsoft Windows operating systems, that includes Windows XP 64 bit, Vista (32bit or 64bit), Server 2003 (32bit or 64bit) and Server 2008 (32bit or 64bit). MAC and Linux will support over 2TB. If over 2TB is not supported, multiple volume that smaller than 2TB is required. Please contact our technical support for more details.



Enterprise RAID Edition Hard Drive
 Model                    MS12X6+HG  MS12X6+HG12E  MS12X6+HG24E  MS12X6+HG36E
 Hard Drive  No HDD
 SATA x12
 SATA x12
 SATA x12
 Storage Size
 N/A  12TB  24TB  36TB

 Model                    MS12X6+HG  MS12X6+HG48E  MS12X6+HG60E  MS12X6+HG72E
 Hard Drive  No HDD
 SATA x12
 SATA x12
 SATA x12
 Storage Size
 N/A  48TB  60TB  72TB

SAS Hard Drive Bundle
 Model                    MS12X6+HG  MS12X6+HG12S  MS12X6+HG24S  MS12X6+HG36S
 Hard Drive  No HDD
 SAS x12
 SAS x12
 SAS x12
 Storage Size
 N/A  12TB  24TB  36TB

 Model                    MS12X6+HG  MS12X6+HG48S  MS12X6+HG60S  MS12X6+HG72S
 Hard Drive  No HDD
 SAS x12
 SAS x12
 SAS x12
 Storage Size
 N/A  48TB  60TB  72TB

15K SAS Hard Drive Bundle
 Model  MS12X6+HG3K  MS12X6+HG7K
 Hard Drive  300GB SAS
 15K RPM x 12
 600GB SAS
 15K RPM x 8
 Total Storage Size  3.6TB  7.2TB