iSCSI Storage Rack Configuration Examples

The Addonics Storage Rack is a 4U rack mount storage chassis designed to fit onto industrial standard computer rack. Designed to provide tremendous configuration flexibility, the Storage Rack is an ideal platform for creating a custom storage solution with multi-terabytes capability for video storage or editing, data archiving, uninterruptible storage, storage farm or any application that requires high performance or high storage capacity or both. Unlike many of the expensive proprietary storage solution in the market, the Storage Rack offer similar performance and capability at much lower cost per GB storage. In addition, the the Storage Rack can also be easily reconfigured, modified or upgraded at any time to meet your new application need without investing into new storage devices or new storage box. The Storage Rack has eight 5.25" drive bays available after installation of the iSCSI Subsystem, allowing for a maximum of thirteen 3.5" SATA drives or thirty-two 2.5" SATA drives.

External Expansion Capability

For further hard drive expansion, three SCSI-1 (Centronics 50-pin) punchouts are available for mounting the 4 eSATA ports bracket (AD4ESASB), which allows one or more external drive enclosures to be attached onto one of the SATA ports on the iSCSI Subsystem. For instance, a Storage Tower with Hardware Port Multiplier installed with all of the drives configured as a single RAID volume can be attached onto one of the remaining SATA ports, easily upgrading the iSCSI Subsystem with the capacity of an additional five SATA hard drives.


iSCSI Storage Rack features

  • Nine 5.25" drive bays for installation of various types of internal removable drive systems
  • External expansion capabilities through the three SCSI-1 (Centronics-50-pin) punch outs
  • Great for variety of storage applications - external RAID storage, Video storage, Server storage
  • 4U rack mount storage chassis
  • Constructed with heavy duty cold rolled electroplated steel
  • Choice of standard ATX power supply or Redundant power supply
  • Dual 90x90mm cooling fans (51CFM each)
  • LED displays - Power, HDD Activity, Fan, and Temperature
  • Front accessible switches - Power On / Off, System Reset, Buzzer Reset
  • 3 mounting locations supporting a variety of connection choices or various combinations
  • Intelligent Thermal Management Card
  • 4 eSATA ports on back for additional drive expansion
Basic iSCSI Subsystem features
  • Dedicated iSCSI storage appliance with 2 Gigabit Ethernet ports with load-balancing and fail-over for high availability
  • Choice of iSCSI with 8 or 16 SATA ports
  • Designed to be mounted into any standard 5.25" drive bay
  • Supports Hardware RAID 0, 1, 0+1, 3, 5, 6, 10, 30, 50, 60, JBOD (Just a Bunch of Disks)
  • Accommodates up to 8 individual SATA hard drives, supports up to 40 when drives are connected through Hardware Port Multipliers (drives attached to the HPM must be configured as a single RAID volume)
  • Housing is constructed with heavy duty steel with ventilation holes
  • Upgradeable Memory supporting 512MB ~ 1GB DDR 333mhz DIMM

Storage Rack integrated with 16-Port iSCSI subsystem with Snapshot (model: ISC16P2G-S) and 500 watts redundant power supply - installs up to 13 hard drives. More drives can be added by attaching additional Storage Towers, Storage Racks or other external storage via the eSATA connector on the back.

Contents: Storage rack chassis with built-in 500W Redundant power supply, iSCSI 16-port Subsystem with Snapshot module (ISC16P2G-S), one 4-port eSATA bracket (AD4ESASB) , three RJ45 male - female 15" CAT6 cable (AARJ45MF15), iSCSI rear panel (SRISBP), intelligent thermal management card, dual 90X90 mm cooling fan and 9 power connections for storage device with 4P or 15-pin SATA power connector all installed. Other accessories include power cord, and installation guide.

drive mounting brackets and external interface cables are not included. Please check for choice of optional cables and mounting bracket section

SCSI Subsystem Specifications


Onboard processor Intel IOP 80331
Onboard memory 1GB 333Mhz ECC
SATA ports choice of 8 or 16 SATA ports supporting SATA I/II standard
RAID Hardware RAID supporting the following RAID configuration: 0,1,0+1,3,5,6,10,30,50, 60 and JBOD
  • Up to 256 logical volumes in the system
  • Global and dedicated hot spare disks
  • Write-through or write-back cache policy for different application usage
  • Dedicated or shared cache allocation for volume usage
  • Multiple RAID volumes support
  • Configurable RAID stripe size
  • Online volume expansion
  • Instant RAID volume availability
  • Auto volume rebuilding
  • On-line volume migration
Network port

2 RJ45 connectors for dual 1-Gigibit Ethernet connection
1 RJ45 connector for management and status monitor

Serial port 1 for console management
1 for UPS
Other monitoring functions S.E.S enclosure monitor, voltage monitor, onboard temperature monitor
Snapshot (available only for certain models))
  • record iSCSI storage state at user defined time interval to enable roll back when needed (similar to system restore)
  • support up to 16 volumes with each volume support up to 32 snapshot volumes for a total of 512 snapshot volumes
Maximum storage capacity 128TB
Number of CHAP 1
Input power Standard 4P power connector. Minimum 5V : 7.1A 12V: 3.0A
LED control module 2 lines LCD display with function buttons
Management UI
  • Serial console
  • SSH telnet
  • HTTP Web User Interface

Supported workstations

Any operating system with a hardware or software iSCSI initiator installed


1.81 lb (823g) including top cover


5.71 x 8.66 x 1.57 in. or 145 x 220 x 40 mm (W x D x H)
size of a full height optical drive. Fits any standard 5 1/4" drive bay.

Housing material of construction Heavy Duty Steel

Operating Humidity:

20% - 80%

Operating Temperature:

0C - 40 C

Storage Humidity:

0% - 95% non-condensing

Storage Temperature:

-10C - 40 C


One Year

System Requirements

  • A server or workstation with a NIC (Network Interface Controller) or iSCSI HBA (Host Bus Adapter).
  • CAT 5, CAT 5e, or CAT 6 network cables for web GUI IP port and iSCSI data ports. We recommend CAT 6 cables for best performance.
  • Management (web GUI IP port) and iSCSI data ports network information. When using static IP, please prepare static IP addresses, subnet mask, and default gateway.
  • Ethernet switch. (Gigabit LAN switches are recommended for the best performance)

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