STORINATOR Highest Density. Fastest Throughput.

Leaders in Enterprise Open-Source Network Attached Storage

We know how important a reliable NAS is to your organization. We also know that being locked into expensive contracts, strict warranties, and costly hardware is a nonstarter. The Storinator's open design provides a storage solution configured to best suit your organization's needs. It also provides the fastest throughput with read/write speeds over 3 GB/s.

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What is Enterprise Network Attached Storage

An enterprise network-attached storage (NAS) server, is a device that is connected to your computer, which serves as a central location for data storage. You could require a NAS if you run out of storage on your desktop or if you know you are going to need a large amount of storage in the future. A NAS is connected to the Ethernet port on your network and will show up the same as a single drive on your computer. This enables multiple computers on a network to share and access files, stream video and audio, and backup data from one central device. It also has more storage than a single drive - up to hundreds of terabytes.

Our NAS solution includes a storage server (Storinator), one or more hard drives, a processor, RAM – and an opensource software of your choice for your Operating System (OS) which manages access and your network connection.

Our network attached storage server is great for any business size from the enterprise to the small business to boost productivity and minimize IT overhead. It also has the ability to scale-out when more storage is needed. You even have the ability to link together multiple NAS servers to a scale-out cluster, with the ability to achieve petabytes of storage.

What are the benefits of a Storinator network attached storage server?
  • Affordable large storage
  • Keep all your files in one centralized location
  • Easy to set up and configured by our 45Drives Engineers
  • Remote access available through Intelligent Platform Management Interface (IPMI) and Nextcloud.
  • File sharing with multiple users
  • Backup multiple computers within your network automatically
  • Provides hard-drive RAID redundancy to protect your data
  • Set up user permissions, folder privileges and restrict access to documents
  • Available in 15,30,45 and 60 drive configurations
  • Compatible with Dropbox, Dropbox Business, Amazon S3, and Microsoft Azure
How do I configure a NAS server?

A 45Drives storage engineer will set-up your network attached storage according to your needs, so your server will be properly configured, fully-functional and ready to go when it arrives at your door. If you would rather wait until your server arrives at your location one of our Support Engineers will walk you through the configuration so you will have the best knowledge to maintain your new storage server.

A 45Drives Engineer will take the following steps:

  • Arrange a consultation phone call will you to discuss your needs.
  • Setup your preferred RAID array and filesystem on the OS of your choice
  • Network configuration (Network information required)
  • Setup Users and Groups (User information required)
  • Share configuration (NFS, AFP, SMB)
  • Configure for disaster recovery
  • Ceph install and configuration

If you choose NOT to have 45Drives configure your server, you will still receive a fully assembled and tested Storinator pre-loaded with your chosen OS.

What networking speed should I be running?

Consider your current network infrastructure and what speed networking it supports, as you may need to factor upgrading switches and cables into the cost of a NIC upgrade. Often clients with multiple video editors working directly off their NAS choose to upgrade their networking to at least 10GbE because it will easily be saturated. Fiber is also an option for those that want the fastest possible speeds.

What if I need
support?

Our support team is here for you from decision making and design to deployment and maintenance, ensuring you get the right storage solution for your needs. We support both, our hardware and the open source software we configured on your server.

Learn more about our support services or reach out to us with your questions. We love to help.

What if I need more storage?

Our network attached storage server is great for any size organization. From the enterprise business to the small business a NAS can boost productivity and minimize IT overhead. It also has the ability to scale-out when more storage is needed. You even have the ability to link together multiple NAS servers to a single unit scale-out cluster, with the ability to achieve petabytes of storage.

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  • What networking speed should I be running?

    Consider your current network infrastructure and what speed networking it supports, as you may need to factor upgrading switches and cables into the cost of a NIC upgrade. Often clients with multiple video editors working directly off their NAS choose to upgrade their networking to at least 10GbE because it will easily be saturated. Fiber is also an option for those that want the fastest possible speeds.

  • What if I need
    support?

    Our support team is here for you from decision making and design to deployment and maintenance, ensuring you get the right storage solution for your needs. We support both, our hardware and the open source software we configured on your server.

    Learn more about our support services or reach out to us with your questions. We love to help.

  • What if I need more storage?

    Our network attached storage server is great for any size organization. From the enterprise business to the small business a NAS can boost productivity and minimize IT overhead. It also has the ability to scale-out when more storage is needed. You even have the ability to link together multiple NAS servers to a single unit scale-out cluster, with the ability to achieve petabytes of storage.

    • What can I store on a network attached storage server?

      You can store both large and small files, our network attached storage server is great for any business size from the small business to enterprise companies looking to store data, boost productivity and minimize IT overhead.

      How much storage space do I need?

      Think about your current storage capacity. At what rate is your storage server filling now and how much is that rate increasing?

      Think about the timeframe you want to purchase storage for. With all this information you should be able to determine what useable capacity you’ll need over the lifetime of your NAS.

      Please note: When we talk about raw capacity, we mean the capacity of the Network Attached Storage (NAS) plus the number of hard drives, multiplied by the size of the hard drive. For example, if you have a Storinator S45 populated with 10TB drives that gives you 450TB of raw storage.

      It’s important to remember that the useable capacity of the NAS is less than the raw capacity. The useable capacity is affected by things like RAID level and which operating system (OS) you use. Which leads to another question you will want to ask yourself.

      What RAID level do I need?

      • RAID 0
        Has no effect on useable capacity and the highest performance of any RAID level. But if one drive is lost the entire RAID will fail.
      • RAID 1
        50% of raw capacity is lost to redundancy. You won’t lose any data unless you lose both drives from a mirrored pair.
      • RAID 10
        50% of raw capacity lost to redundancy. Faster than just a RAID 1 but if you lose two drives from the same mirror then the entire pool is lost instead of just the contents of one drive.
      • RAID 5 or 50
        1 drive worth of raw capacity is lost to redundancy per RAID 5 array. The pool will still be able to rebuild if you lose one drive but is very vulnerable during rebuild. RAID 5 is slower than RAID 0.
      • RAID 6 or 60
        2 drives worth of raw capacity is lost to redundancy per RAID 6. You can withstand two drive failures per array. Slower but considered by many to be a good trade-off with a RAID 10 for the increased space efficiency and strong redundancy.

      The decision between different RAID levels will be a choice between these attributes:

      • ✓ Storage efficiency
      • ✓ Performance
      • ✓ Redundancy
      • ✓ Rebuild times/safety
      • ✓ Cost-effectiveness

      Models

    BASE ENHANCED TURBO
 
CPU CPU Model Intel Xeon E3-1220 Intel Xeon Silver 4210
AMD EPYC 7281
Intel Xeon Silver 4210 x2
  CPU Architecture 64-bit 64-bit 64-bit
  CPU Frequency 4-Core 2.1 (base) / 3.1 (turbo) GHz 8-Core 2.1 (base) / 3.0 (turbo) GHz 8-Core 2.1 (base) / 3.0 (turbo) GHz
 
Memory System Memory 8 GB DDR4 ECC UDIMM 16 GB DDR4 ECC RDIMM 32 GB DDR4 ECC RDIMM
  Total Memory Slots 4 8 8
  Memory Expandable up to 64 GB (16 GB x 4) 512 GB (64 GB x 8) 512 GB (64 GB x 8)
 
Motherboard Make SuperMicro SuperMicro SuperMicro
  Model Q30, S45, XL60: X11SSM
AV15: X11SSH-CTF
X11SPL
H11-SSL (with AMD CPU)
X11DPL
 
Power Power Supply Unit 850W ATX Standard
(650W ATX on AV15 Model)
850W ATX Standard 850W ATX Standard
  Redundant Power 1400W 2N Redundant (option) 1400W 2N Redundant (option) 1400W 2N Redundant (option)
(Standard on XL60 Models)
 
Storage Drive Bays 15, 30, 45 or 60 15, 30, 45 or 60 15, 30, 45 or 60
  Maximum Internal Raw Capacity AV15: 270TB --- Q30: 540TB --- S45: 810TB --- XL60: 1.08 PB
( * using 18 TB Drives )
  Hot Swappable Drive Yes Yes Yes
 
PCIe PCIe Expansion 1 PCI-E 3.0 x8 (in x16),
1 PCI-E 3.0 x8
2 PCI-E 3.0 x4 (in x8)
2 PCI-E 3.0 x8 (in x16 slot)
4 PCI-E 3.0 x8
1 PCI-E 3.0 x4 (in x8 slot)
2 PCI-E 3.0 x16
3 PCI-E 3.0 x8
1 PCI-E 3.0 x4 (in x8 slot)
 
Network Ports 1Gbe LAN Port Dual 1Gbe on board Dual 1Gbe on board Dual 1Gbe on board
  10Gbe NIC Option Optional NIC (RJ45 or SFP+)
(Included on all S45 Models)
Optional NIC (RJ45 or SFP+)
(Included on all S45 & XL60 Models)
Optional NIC (RJ45 or SFP+)
(Included on all S45 & XL60 Models)
  25Gbe NIC Option Optional NIC (SFP28) Optional NIC (SFP28) Optional NIC (SFP28)
  40Gbe NIC Option Optional NIC (QSFP+) Optional NIC (QSFP+) Optional NIC (QSFP+)
 
Chassis Form Factor (RU) 4U 4U 4U
  Dimensions AV15: 20.000"L x 17.125" W x 7.000"H
Q30: 25.875"L x 17.125" W x 7.000"H
S45: 31.500"L x 17.125" W x 7.000"H
XL60: 37.500"L x 17.125" W x 7.000"H
  Weight AV15: 45 LBS (With 15 Drives: 70 LBS)
Q30: 55 LBS (With 30 Drives: 105 LBS)
S45: 65 LBS (With 15 Drives: 140 LBS)
XL60: 80 LBS (With 15 Drives: 180 LBS)