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Nexsan ATABoy2 Disk Based Backup and Storage System

- Product Overview
- Advanced Features
- Technical Specifications
- TeleGuard and Nexsan GUI
- Warranty & Support

* Other Disk Based Models:  ATABaby  ATABoy2x  ATABeast  SATABlade

Product Overview

Nexsan's InfiniSAN line of disk-based Storage Solutions delivers the latest in form and function now. The InfiniSAN ATAboy2® series provides Enterprise-class features and functionality in a low profile, cost correct expandable package. Nexsan designed the InfiniSAN ATAboy2® for maximum flexibility and scalability. All of the ATAboy2's critical components, including the RAID controllers and host connections, are user-pluggable. This design provides reliable, redundant data protection while enabling users to maximize the return on their storage hardware investment by extending the capabilities of the ATAboy2® system with future upgrades for enhanced performance and functionality.

High Performance...

Designed to meet the challenges of the most demanding environments, ATAboy2® delivers unparalleled availability and performance in an ATA RAID device. With sustained thoughput speeds of up to 170 MB/s per controller, ATAboy2® provides high performance across all standard platforms and operating systems. Quad SCSI or dual 2Gb fibre channel connectors (per controller) enable easy and flexible implementation into a wide range of environments. ATAboy2's unique combination of high performance and enormous capacity provides exceptional value that enhances all digital storage applications, such as live on-line data, HDTV, digital film and video, nearline storage, security, audio, disk-based backup (D2D) and disaster recovery.

Cost Correct Enterprise Class Reliability...

Unsurpassed reliability results from utilizing redundancy, advanced ATA disk drives and the latest in RAID technology. The Nexsan designed GUI interface, NexScan�, provides the latest in centralized management and monitoring features for all Nexsan subsystems. Tele-Guard�, Nexsan's phone home manager, provides operator selectable parameters monitoring all system conditions. Tele-Guard� provides the vehicle to notify single or multiple system operators of any user defined, system triggered event. In addition to supporting On-Line Hot-Swap for all active components, the InfiniSAN ATAboy2® unique run-time diagnostics and error handling software monitors automatic fail over initiation for all active components. InfiniSAN ATAboy2® ATA disk-based systems provide the maximum uptime operation and data protected environment available today.

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Advanced Features

Continual event monitoring with active user notification.

Dynamic spare pooling and dedicated spares; array verification.

All major components are hot swap supported.

Tele-Guard� - Active/Dynamic phone home notification.

Active array status monitoring; adjustable stripe width; automatic    sector re-mapping.

Write-back data cache memory bus, 800 Mbytes/sec bandwidth.

User-settable priorities for dynamic array reconstruct, verify, create     and expand operations.

Centrally or remotely managed dynamic storage pooling and
    virtual volume allocations.

System security password protected.
Serial port access.
All system settings are stored in non-volatile flash memory in    case of accidental power loss.

Graphic display of enclosure layout including rack and tower     orientation.

Alarm status displayed on the events page directly translated     from and associated with the occurrence.

Arrays can be configured for RAID levels 0, 1, 1+0, 4 and 5.

Up to 16 LUNS per SCSI controller, 32 LUNS per Fibre

Auto rescan - initiates automatic system scans for real-time
   "Correct Status" reporting for all RAID arrays and connected
    disk drives.

Parity Scrub / Array Verify scheduling - User defined automatic
    repair of all configured arrays.

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Technical Specifications

External Host Interface / Channels: Ultra 160 SCSI SE/LVD - VHDCI Thin Profile Connector
1Gb and 2Gb Fibre Channel
Internal Device Interface / Channels: Fourteen ATA/100 device channels.
Data Transfer Rates: SCSI: Up to 200MB/s with dual controller
Fibre: Up to 400MB/s, 170MB/s sustained per controller, 25,000 IOPS

Current Voltage

Operating Temperature

25ºC cold start Dual PSU
4.5 A @ 115 or 2A @230 Switchable 115/230 Autoswitching/

47-63 Hz
0°C to 40°C (32°F to 104°F)
Dimensions & Weight:

19 in.
8 in.
21 in.
53 lbs

5.25 in.
19 in.
21 in.
46 lbs

8 in.
19 in.
21 in.
53 lbs

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TeleGuard and Nexsan GUI

TeleGuard - Phone Home...

Tele-Guard is Nexsan Technologies' phone home feature incorporated within the InfiniSAN line of storage solutions. Utilizing NexScan�, our WEB enabled GUI (Graphical User Interface), you can access your system from any standard internet browser. In addition, NexScan� is platform independent and can be accessed directly from a host computer or over a LAN or WAN. No software patches required.

NexScan� uses standard html eliminating any need for special client software. Tele-Guard� monitors all system parameters and you can select either single or multiple user alerts to be sent via ' Plain English ' e-mails, Internet based SMS notification or Tele-Guard's� pager support.

Nexsan GUI - Configuration and Management...

NexScan� is our embedded WEB enabled GUI ( Graphical User Interface ). Platform independent. Access your system from any standard internet browser or from any host computer either directly connected or via a LAN or WAN. No software or patches required.

Additional access via the RS-232 serial port or network interface to    an ANSI terminal or emulator.

Event log for all significant events stored on disk.

Single click access to summary of all problems and warnings.

Array is verified before being put into production; automatic "parity
   scrub" (array verify) is performed as a background task every 24
   hours thereafter.

Shows status of disk drives, power supplies, fans, RAID controller.     Information is automatically refreshed at a settable interval.

Complete hardware status page lists all significant hardware
   conditions such as voltages, temperature, battery mode, cache
   settings, network settings, and blower RPM.

Supports automatic IP address assignment via DHCP,
   manually using IP Gleaning, over serial port, or via web page.

Cache management page allows configuration of Cache as    enabled or disabled, or remotely settable via standard SCSI    commands

Configure and monitor subsystem using any standard web
SCSI ID, maximum transfer rate, and termination can be     individually set for each Host Port (InfiniSAN-2s only).
SMART environmental monitoring support.

DNS support for symbolic addresses.

Build RAID sets (and set RAID level and stripe size), partition    RAID sets into Volumes, map Volumes to LUNs and Host    Ports, and manage Spares.

For each drive, complete Model Name, Capacity, Serial
   Number, and Firmware Revision is reported along with errors
   and retries, if any.

Alerts and warnings sent out using SMTP email alerts with    problem summary, hyperlink to the enclosure management    page, plus user-defined fields.

Extra security feature requires manual confirmation of
   destructive media operations.

Battery-backed Real Time Clock/Calendar is used to time    stamp all major events.

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Warranty & Support

Three Years Advance Replacement Warranty:
The ATABoy2 storage systems are warranted fully for three full years from the date of shipment by the manufacturer. Upon verification of failure, replacement equipment will be shipped out to our customers in advance of receiving the defective subassembly. Return material authorizations will accompany all equipment shipped and is issued by our Vinastar technical support staff at (310) 337-0803.

On Location Pre-Exchange Program:
An industry first program for maximum protection of critical storage devices, this program provides customers with an on location unit that features fully redundant fail-over hardware including the chassis for a nominal annual charge. This program enables our customers to have in their rack chassis a fully implemented system. Along with the manufacturer 24-hour free phone support and Vinastar's support, customers can now be assured of rapid resolution to any problem. Defective components can then be advance replaced for constant availability.

On Site Warranty:
We offer the manufacturer World Wide On-Site support seven days a week, twenty-four hours a day with a next business day response. (Some countries vary, please contact our Vinastar office or call (310) 337-0803 for specific regional details).

Telephone Support:
Vinastar provides telephone technical support, in addition to the manufacturer Nexsan Technologies who offers multiple regional Support centers in North America, United Kingdom and Central Europe. Please contact Vinastar technical support at support@vinastar.com or call (310) 337-0803.

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