VessRAID™ 1000i Series RAID 6 Storage System
VessRAID™1000i Series
Quad Ports iSCSI-to-SAS/SATA RAID 6 Storage System
Enjoy being Different with VessRAID
iSCSI + NAS, Exploit Storage with more Possibilities
VessRAID 1000i series provides iSCSI and NAS¹ combined features which enables users
to do file and block-based data transaction on the network. iSCSI allows SCSI protocol
to operate over TCP/IP and it’s getting popular in various IP-based applications as you can
leverage existing network infrastructure to achieve SAN connectivity. NAS devices are
easy to deploy and ideal for file sharing over the network. Files on NAS are transparent to
users and applications, and its access convenience greatly reduces users’ learning curve on
how to download and upload data to the storage. With iSCSI and NAS support, VessRAID
leads user to explore broader storage applications and possibilities.
It’s All about Your Security
Network Video Recorder (NVR) is an IP-based digital video recording system designed
to operate 24/7, 365 days a year with non-stop A/V recording. This application demands
reliable, scalable, and consolidated storage with simplified management capability. In a
latest upgrade of NAS support, VessRAID 1000i series now offers a wide interoperable
and flexible solution to ease the archiving complexity among heterogeneous recording
platforms in a networked surveillance environment. With the upgrade users have more
options to manage their storage provided by the VessRAID iSCSI system. The integration
and management becomes less of an issue and you get the benefits of a either SAN or NAS
with the economy and convenience of Ethernet.
System Highlights and Benefits
8/12/16 hot-swappable SAS/SATA
6Gb/s³ or 3Gb/s drive bays in a robust
2U/3U chassis
Quad-port iSCSI 1Gb access with link
aggregation and jumbo frames support
SMB/CIFS, NFS, FTP support
Microsoft Active Directory Support
Client-to-Host Volume Clone, Box-toBox Replication, and NAS Fusion
Scale up to 112 Hard Disk Drive via
VessJBOD Expansion units
Single or Dual hot-swap redundant
power supply unit with 80PLUS
OPAS and UPS Monitor via USB service
Comprehensive embedded web-based
management via Ethernet – WebPAM
Power Scheduler Operation
Being green is important for
business now. VessRAID
features advanced hardware
design using 80PLUS-certified
power supplies², and supports
complete levels of MAID2.0
that both can greatly improve
system’s power effectiveness
in management and reduce
heat generation. In addition,
the power scheduling function
allows users to power off
the system and performs a
disk-to-disk backup or restore
on a scheduled basis. As
the task completes, system
returns to standby until the
next one starts, resulting in a
considerable 70% cost savings
OPAS is designed to reduce
maintenance complexity
and streamline an easier
tech support workflow
as much as possible. It
provides a new level of
user convenience unique
to Promise. With a simple
USB stick plugging in, it can
perform system information
retrieval, firmware auto
upgrading, script for quick
installation and password
¹ To enable NAS function, please update firmware to SR3 or later versions.
² Single PSU is 80 PLUS Bronze Certified, Redundant PSUs have 80 PLUS power efficiency
³ Initiator still operates at 3Gbps mode
Economic slowdown
worldwide have caused a
number of businesses to
either cut their IT budgets
or delay their purchasing
decisions for new storage
equipments, yet there is
still need for inexpensive
and feature-rich storage
solutions as data grows on
a day to day basis. The
VessRAID family of products
provides a reliable data
protection you expect from
Promise to keep data online
longer through a costeffective way for businesses
to easily meet storage
MAID 2.0 support
LCD Panel support (optional)
Wake-on-LAN support (VessRAID)
Wake-on-SAS support (VessJBOD)
VessRAID System
System and Controller Features
Form Factor
Drive Support
Host Channel
Promise Expansion Enclosure
Max. Drives Supported
Data Cache
iSCSI Features
Command Queue Depth
NAS Features
Supported Network Protocols
Data Services
Max. Size per Volume/No. per
Concurrent Sessions/Memory
User Management
SmartNAVI Features
Operational Features
RAID Levels
Hot spares
Max. LUNs per subsystem
Max. LUNs per array
Variable Block and Sector Size
Disk Data Formats
System Management
Supported OS
Management Tools
Management Interfaces/Protocols
Event Notification
System Information
AC Input
Current (Maximum)
VessRAID 1720i / 1820i
VessRAID 1730i / 1830i
SMB/CIFS (Apple, Microsoft), NFS (Linux/Unix), FTP
Online Volume Clone, Box Replication, NAS Fusion
32/512MB, 64/1GB, 128/2GB
Microsoft ADS
Backup/Restore Data, Scheduled Operation, User Management, Share Folder Administration, Auto-detect VessRAID and IP
0, 1, 1E, 3, 5, 6, 10 (0+1), 30, 50, 60
Global or Dedicated w/ revertible option
64KB ~ 1MB stripe block sizes
512B, 1KB, 2KB, 4KB sector size
Supports Disk Data Format (DDF) for drive roaming between VTrak and VessRAID series systems
Windows 2000, XP, 2003, Vista, 20081
RedHat Linux, SuSE Linux, FreeBSD 7.0, CentOS
VMWare ESX 4.0, ESX 4.0 U1
WebPAM PROe/SNMP via Ethernet
CLI/CLU via RJ-11 or Ethernet
LCD Control Panel (Optional)
OPAS/UPS Monitor via USB service
Power Scheduler Control
Ethernet, RJ-11 Serial Port, USB
SNMP, SSL, Telnet, SLP
Email , SNMP, NETSEND, Buzzer, LEDs, LCD Control Panel
Base Configuration
VessRAID 2U/3U Unit w/ Drive Carrier
RJ11-to-DB9 Serial Data Cable, Power Cord (Single PSU: 1; Dual PSU: 2)
Quick Start Guide, Set of Screws, CD (Product Manual, SNMP files, QSG)
Power Consumption
Relative Humidity
Dimensions (H x W x D)
Warranty and Support
Supported Hardware Options
VessRAID 1740i / 1840i
8 Drives (3.5”)
12 Drives (3.5”)
16 Drives (3.5”)
SAS(3Gb/s), SATAII(3Gb/s), NCQ, TCQ
Single (Intel® IOP348 1.2GHz)
Quad Ports full-duplex 1Gb iSCSI
One Port SAS-wide (x4) for VessJBOD series
512MB~2GB ECC cache memory with Optional BBU (Battery Backup Unit)
Error Recovery Level 0
Link Aggregation and Jumbo Frames w/ up to 64 Concurrent Sessions
Microsoft iSCSI MPIO Support
90 ~ 264 VAC, 47 ~ 63Hz
6A (100V); 3A (240V)
Single/Dual 350W
90-264V full-ranging w/PFC
80PLUS® Bronze/80PLUS Efficiency
Hot swappable and redundant (Dual)
167.3 Watts (w/ SAS drives)
73.2Watts (w/o drives)
N+1 Design
5° ~ 40°C2 (-40° ~ 60°C non operational)
10% to 80% non-condensing
88.2 x 446.2 x 461 mm
3.5 x 17.6 x 18.1 in
10.8 / 12.6 kg (23.81 / 27.78 lbs) w/o drives
16 / 17.8 kg (35.27 / 39.24 lbs) w/ drives
Power Supply
6A (100V); 3A (240V)
Single/Dual 350W
90-264V full-ranging w/PFC
80PLUS® Bronze/80PLUS Efficiency
Hot swappable and redundant (Dual)
218.7 Watts (w/ SAS drives)
82.2Watts (w/o drives)
7/8A (100V); 3.5/4A (240V)
Single/Dual 450W
90-264V full-ranging w/PFC
80PLUS® Bronze/80PLUS Efficiency
Hot swappable and redundant (Dual)
242.8 Watts (w/ SAS drives)
72.2Watts (w/o drives)
88.2 x 446.2 x 461 mm
3.5 x 17.6 x 18.1 in
11 / 12.8 kg (24.25 / 28.22 lbs) w/o drives
18.8 / 20.6 kg (41.45 / 45.41 lbs) w/ drives
130.1 x 446.2 x 461 mm
5.1 x 17.6 x 18.1 in
13.2 / 15 kg (29.1 / 33.07 lbs) w/o drives
23.6 / 25.4 kg (52.03 / 56 lbs) w/ drives
3 years limited warranty3
LCD Panel, Front Bezel, Sliding Rail, Battery Backup Unit, SAS Cable
¹Microsoft® WHQL for Windows Server 2003 and 2008
²Operational Temperature between 5° ~ 35°C if BBU installed
©2010 Promise Technology, Inc. Specifications subject to change without notice.
³BBU is covered by one year limited warranty
P/N: G6130V174000000-5
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