8-Bay 2.5”/3.5” SAS/SATA III HDD/SSD Hardware RAID Storage
2 Thunderbolt™ 2 ports, Hot-Swappable Drive
A stand-alone hardware RAID could let your Mac & PC work more efficiently
SR8-TB2 is built-in the easy-to-use hardware RAID, and it won’t hurt system performance during its REBUILDING WORK completely! It would meet your requirement who always requests for both of system performance and the high memory capacity.SR8-TB2 with RAID 5 or even RAID 6 feature would be your best cost-effective storage solution at both of data protection and the system performance.
It's really easy for you to set up your new buy SR8-TB2 in your office or even at home. Thru Marvell's MSU Tool, you could set up its hardware RAID thru a graphic user-friendly interface. You could choose one of the following 8 different RAID modes, RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, 10, 50, 60 and JBOD, to fit your needs for the available large storage space together with its data protection feature.
To support monitoring, buzzer, email notification, and S.M.A.R.T. features
The Marvel MSU Utility could help monitoring the RAID status while your SR8-TB2 is working, and alert you thru beeping sound from a loud buzzer, and sending you a warning message thru e-mail system. MSU also records all the product status in detailed and helps testing your HDD quality thru its built-in S.M.A.R.T. testing software for you.
To support "SPARE" and "MIGRATE" features
Marvell MSU Utility provides "SPARE" feature which lets you set up a spare HDD/SSD as a redundant storage. Once any of your HDDs becomes defective, "SPARE" helps protecting your data thru transferring your data from that defect to the free HDD/SSD.
MSU Utility also gives you a very smart feature, called "MIGRATE". "MIGRATE" lets you easily change your RAID setting. You no need reset your new RAID storage, and just only use "MIGRATE" function of MSU Utility, to migrate easily your RAID configure.
Adjust performance according to application flexibility
SR8-TB2 use Marvell software, to adjust the hard drive and SR8-TB2 transfer data via the "stripe size" function, so that SR8-TB2 based on your use "stripe size" to achieve the most stable and fastest performance.
Thunderbolt 2 brings you an extreme high data transfer speed
SR8-TB2 supports Thunderbolt 2.0 (TB2) interface for an extreme high data transfer speed. And both of the two TB2 ports are equipped with a up to 20Gb/s data transfer rate which is 4 times faster than USB3.0 and even 3+ times than SATA III interface. You could definitely use it to play your 4K high-resolution films with no any lagging hassle. TB2 interface not only brings you this high data transfer rate advantage, it also let you chain maximum up to 6 products (or other compatible storage products).
Faster data transfer speed
RAID 0 mode to help an efficiency
SR8-TB2 provides RAID 0 mode, and pluses its Thunderbolt 2.0 interface protocol, it really gives you an excellent data transfer performance up to 1300MB/s. It helps your heavy duty video or photos editing works in your Post-production studio.
RAID 5 mode provides highest data parity function ensure your data security
RAID 5 mode provides both of the read-&-write efficiency and the data protection features for your daily works. Under RAID 5 mode, SR8-TB2 would need at least 3 or more HDDs to start working. And if anyone of your HDDs is defect, your SR8-TB2 would still work fine for you, but just with no more data protection feature. Comparing to RAID 0 and RAID 1 modes, it's no doubt that RAID 5 is your best choice.
RAID 6 mode, double security is an even better solution in enterprise
To you, an Enterprise MIS supervisor, the data protection feature would be your first priority to choose your storage product. Comparing to RAID 5, RAID 6 provides you a way better data protection level. Under RAID 6 mode, SR8-TB2 would need at least 4 HDDs to start working. RAID 6 mode provides you the even better data protection than that of RAID 5's from its extremely ZERO Possibility that two HDDs become defect at the same time! SR8-TB2 still works perfect even though two of the whole HDDs are defect at the same time which won't happen at all!
A New Design Tray Lock to provide data damage from improper HDD extraction
As you know, every RAID mode has its restriction to extract HDD out from every storage enclosure. And SR8-TB2's new Tray Lock will protect you from your improper HDD extraction accidently! Without its Lock Key, it's some hard for you to extract any HDD out! It is a best choice for the people on the go usage.
To support SGPIO feature (Serial General Purpose Input & Output)
SR8-TB2 provides the SGPIO (Serial General Purpose Input & Output) features. The SGPIO feature detects the following system failure symptoms: by different LED signal, user is easily to find out which HDD(s) defect to ensure SR4-TB2 running smoothly.
MCU feature to provide you in-chassis temperature control
SR8-TB2 is also designed with the MCU feature which monitors and helps improving its in-chassis system temperature. While the system temperature rises up to 50 degree-C (118 degree-F), MCU will bump up the 8 cm fans with full speed; and once system temperature goes down to 45 degree-C (109 degree-F), you could manually adjust fan switch on the rear, MCU would reduce the fan speed down to a half speed for a better green user environment from a less fan noise and lower power consumption.
The built-in power supply unit
SR8-TB2 uses conform with safety regulation certified 300W power supply unit which provides a stable and high efficient power output and definitely satisfies the big power consumption from all 8 HDDs.
Rigid mechanical structure with two 8 cm quiet fans to get rid of the heat efficiently
SR8-TB2 is designed with a rigid mechanical structure and covered by a high finishing quality aluminum chassis. It's also designed with two 8 cm large quiet fans to help getting rid of heat efficiently!
Thunderbolt 2 With SR8-TB2 Stylish and rugged
The SR8-TB2 has a sleek exterior design that will never go out of style when placed next to your Mac. It’s also built tough with thickness aluminum to shield the enclosed drives durably and to dissipate the heat created by the drives for the drives to work comfortably.
Just to use SR8-TB2 for data back up
Your Mac Pro Cylinder could connect to one SR8-TB2 and chain to at most 6 more SR8-TB2 products for a huge memory storage capacity thru its high performance Thunderbolt 2 interface. You could definitely enjoy its huge memory capacity together with the RAID 5 or even RAID 6 setting for an excellent data protection.
Help you to achieve various photos editing
Since SR8-TB2 provides two Thunderbolt 2 ports, just use your MacBook Pro via TB2 to TB3 adapter, you could set up your own full function photo studio right away. You could then save tons of RAW images. And of course, you could edit and process the images quickly once you set up your SR8-TB2 with RAID 0 feature.
||Thunderbolt 2 Port x 2 ( up to 20 Gbps )|
|Compatible Drive||8 x 3.5" / 2.5" SAS/SATA HDD/SSD ( up to 6 Gbps ) /
Support large volume up to 10TB
|Storage Mode||RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, 10, 50, 60 and JBOD|
|Certifications||CE & FCC|
|Windows 7 (64-bit), Windows 10 (64-bit) and later, macOS 10.13 and later*
For PC, Windows 10 (64-bit) and later is recommended
|Cooling System||8cm Low noise fan x 2|
|* Line voltage: 100-240V AC
* Frequency: 50Hz to 60Hz, single phase
* Maximum continuous power: 300W
* Operating temperature: 32° to 104° F (0° to 40° C)
* Storage temperature: -4° to 113° F (-20° to 45° C)
* Relative humidity: 5% to 95% noncondensing
|Size and Weight||Height: 282 mm Width: 140 mm Depth: 296 mm Weight: 4.525 kg
|Carton||2 pcs per carton|
|Package Accessories||* SR8-TB2 x 1 ( with removable drive tray enclosed x 8 )
* Thunderbolt Cable x1
* Power Cord x1
* Accessory Kit
* Quick Installation Guide x1
|Remarks||* Please be advised the Marvell Storage Utility (MSU) has not been updated to
support macOS Catalina yet. Please remain on macOS Mojave until an updated is
|SR8-TB2-B (EOL)||Image Download||1.MSU Utility，MSU Utility Manual & Driver Download & note
2.MSU for macOS 10.15.x or above
2. When the computer enters into Sleep mode, the fan and power status lights will both be in Sleep s mode too. The fan and power status light will not come on until the computer is awaken.
3. If a hard disk already contains data from another RAID product or RAID mode has already been set, we recommend reverting back to JBOD mode before the drive is used with the SR8-TB2 again to avoid problems accessing the hard drive.
If it happens, you can try below steps:
1. press the mute button at the back bezel to turn off the beeping;
2. Next, turn off the SR8-TB2 to let the machine cool down;
3. Please clean the FAN and check if the machine is placed in a well-ventilated location with nothing obstructing the fan;
4. Also check if the SR8-TB2's fan stop turning;
5. Turn on the product to check if it works.
If the problem doesn't be solved, please contact STARDOM Customer Service (firstname.lastname@example.org) for further technical assistance.
We have tested it with the latest MacOS 10.14.4 and it passed the test.
If you have updated the MacOS, please install the driver and Marvell Software Utility (MSU) into your Mac again.
Note: The latest MacOS (Mojave) does not allow other apps to be installed by default. Please set "Security & Privacy" to allow other apps to be installed before installing, and please set them to allow again during installation of driver and MSU .