Genesis RX

Genesis Unlimited - Scalable SAN Appliance

Built with digital media applications in mind

Our engineers have developed Genesis RX2 with a unique set of tools that simplify storage while delivering top-level performance. Genesis RX2 has the ability to “leap-frog” other manufacturers’ hardware ASIC-based RAID controller roadmaps. It’s affordable, high-bandwidth, cross-platform storage for Mac, Windows and Linux users.

Used as both a SAN metadata controller and a RAID for small workgroups.

Additionally, it can expand without moving data to a traditional external MDC SAN setup. This allows smaller facilities to use a more cost-effective, reliable, expandable Global File System, while giving them the freedom to expand without the effort of forklift upgrades or moving data after outgrowing a single Genesis.

Our enterprise file system, HyperFS, integrates directly into Genesis RX2 to create a high-performance SAN appliance.

For workflows where scalability and reliability are required

  • Advanced streaming read and write
  • Dramatically faster rebuilds
  • QoS initiator and application intelligence
  • Superior data protection
  • Slow drive alerts

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The Genesis RX platform has been installed in many companies, across many verticals, including Bob Jones University, FAA, USC and The US Coast Guard.

Specifications

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System and controller features
Chassis Compact steel and aluminum alloy enclosure with rack mount kit, dual FRU power supplies and fan assemblies and 12 Gb/s drive backplane, 12 bay (2U), 24 and 36 bay (4U)
Controllers 3.5 GHz Intel 1600 CPU, 12 bay 64GB (4x16), 24 bay 64GB (2x32) 36 bay 128GB (4x32) RAM
Drive Support (12, 24, 36 HDD or SSD) 3.5” 960GB or 1.9TB 6Gbit SATA SSDs, or 3.5” 12 Gb/s 4TB, 6TB, 8TB, 10TB, 12TB SAS HDDs in field replaceable canisters, LED Support, hot spare, or cold spare as required
Host cards 1/10/25/40/100 GigE; 8/16/32 Gb/s FC
External I/O Ports 12 bay base = 2 expandable to 8; 24 bay base = 4 expandable to 16; 36 bay base = 2 expandable to 8
System cooling 3x8cm hot-swappable cooling fans, redundant cooling
Operational features
RAID protection RAID 1, RAID 6, RAID 7.3, RAID 10
Spare drives RAID 6/7.3 configuration has 2/3 parity drives and therefore doesn’t require a hot spare drive, hot spare capable
Background activities Rebuild; SMART drive monitoring; media health monitoring and repair
Media-enhanced RAID Physical drive error recovery, zero-impact drive rebuild, bad sector re-mapping, SMART
System Management
Supported OS Windows, macOS X, Linux
Management tools Embedded web management support — No host agent is needed using standard TCPIP; operating system independent; web-based GUI, via Ethernet port; basic CLI configurator and operational utility with monitor, keyboard; Ethernet, RJ-45; SSH; easy-to-use tracing I/O commands, graphing in real-time bandwidth, and uncovering poorly performing drives in the RAID, plus error logs and status monitoring
Management interfaces Embedded web server and management support — no host agent is needed; Ethernet
Event notification Email, audible (buzzer), and visible (LEDs) alerts for bad drives and power supplies
Mechanical Specifications
Voltage 100-240 VAC auto-ranging 50-60 Hz
Current (Maximum) 12 A @ 100 VAC; 4 A @ 200 VAC (current rating with two power cords)
Power supply 12 Bay - dual 920W, 100-240 VAC auto-ranging 50-60 Hz, dual hot swap and redundant with PFC, N+ design power consumption 24, 36 bay - dual 1000W high-efficiency
Power consumption 12 Bay - 275 Watts, 24, 36 Bay - 523 Watts
Operating temperature Operational 10°- 35°C (non-operational -40° +70°C) Relative humidity maximum 90%
Chassis dimensions 12 Bay - Height 3.5” (89mm), Width 17.2” (437mm), Depth 25.5” (648mm)
24 Bay - Height 7” (178mm) Width 17.2” (437mm) Depth 26” (660mm)
36 Bay - Height 7” (178mm) Width 17.2” (437mm) Depth 27.5” (699mm)
Weight 12 Bay - gross weight (including carton) 77 lbs. (35 kg)
24, 36 Bay - gross weight (including carton): 121.5 lbs. (55 kg)

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We offer a complete line of drive replacements for Rorke Galaxy HDX2, 3, 4, Genesis RX and Aurora 24/36 Bay. All come with a one year warranty.

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