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  Stirling X888 - 8U Storage Server


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The Aberdeen Stirling X888 storage server can deliver 48TB (up to 100TB with 2TB drives) of pure SATA storage and expand to a storage capacity well beyond 1 Petabyte. This behemoth Stirling X888 expandable storage solution can provide 1 Petabyte of additional network capacity by utilizing the Aberdeen XDAS expansion enclosures.

With the continued storage file explosion and the need for high-volume scalable capacity, choosing the correct storage solution strategy hinges upon having the storage scalability to grow seamlessly from 1 Terabyte to 1 Petabyte.

The Stirling X888 features Intel Microarchitecture, codenamed Nehalem, featuring Intel® Turbo Boost Technology, which increases performance by increasing processor frequency and enabling faster speeds when conditions allow. (This feature is supported on most Xeon 5520 and higher.)

The custom configurable Stirling X888 rackmount server features the Intel 5520 (Tylersberg-EP) chipset and utilizes Intel® QuickPath Interconnect Technology enabled Intel Xeon 5500 Series (Gainestown) processors which can achieve 6.4 GT/s and 4.8 GT/s data transfer speeds.




PROCESSOR Dual 1366-pin LGA Sockets
Supports two Intel® Xeon® 5500 Series processors
CHIPSET Intel® 5520 Tylersberg-EP) chipset Intel® QuickPath Interconnect
6.4 or 4.8 GT/s QPI
Intel ICH10R
SYSTEM MEMORY Twelve 240-pin DIMM sockets (6 per CPU)
Supports up to 192GB memory
1333 / 1066 / 800MHz DDR3 SDRAM
Unbuffered ECC or Registered ECC w/ Parity Support
Three channel of DDR3 memory
Up to 32 GB/sec max memory bandwidth
Registered memory necessary for higher capcity
ON BOARD I/O Floppy Connector: 1
PSU Connector: 24-pin ATX power connector + 8-pin ATX 12V power connector + 4-pin ATX 12V power connector
USB Connectors: up to 8 ports
Fan Header: 9 * 4pin
Chassis Intruder: 1
Front LAN LED: 2
Serial Port Header: 2
Integrated IPMI2.0
Realtek RTL8201N PHY Dedicated LAN

KVM-over-LAN and virtual media over LAN support
Intel® 82576 Gigabit LAN
ON BOARD SAS LSI 1068E 8-port SAS controller
LSI Integrated RAID 0, 1, 10 support
Dual External SAS connectors (SFF8087)
SCALABLE SOLUTION Connects to up to eight Aberdeen JBODs
via RAID Controller External SFF-8088 (MiniSAS/iPASS)
Connects to Aberdeen XDAS Storage Subsystems
via Motherboard Dual SFF-8087 (MiniSAS connectors)
OS DRIVE MIRROR Dual Rear Hot Swap SATA drives.
For added system safety and system failover
SAS RAID Dual IOP348 1200MHz PCI Express SAS 3.0Gb/s RAID Controllers
(512MB DDR2-533 SDRAM with ECC protection per controller)
6+4 x SFF-8087 for Internal Drive Arrays;
Dual 1 x SFF-8088 for External SAS Connectivity
Management Ports: In-Band: PCI-E/ Out-of-Band: BIOS, LCD and LAN Port
Greater than 2TB per volume set (64-bit LBA support)
MiniSAS backplane provides power, bus termination
50 (48xFront/2xRear) Hot-Swap/Hot-Spare SATA300 drive bays
ASIC supports extreme performance RAID 6 function
RAID level 0, 1 (0+1), 3, 5, 6 and JBOD
RAID Battery Backup Module(BBM) Optional
SCSI performance feature set
EXPANSION SLOTS 1 * PCI-E 2.0 x8 (x16 slot)
2 * PCI-E 2.0 x8
1 * PCI-E x4
2 * PCI 32bit/33 MHz
(2 x PCI-E slots populated with SAS controllers)
(1 x PCI slot populated with Ext. SAS connector bracket)
BOARD SIZE SSI EEB 3.61, 12"x 13"
EXPANSION BAYS 1 x 5.25" drive bay (rear)48 x 3.5" x 1" drive bays
2 x 3.5" x 1" rear drive bays
CHASSIS FEATURES 19" rackmount ATX (8U server height) - CS1218
29" Depth, Accepts Full Size Motherboard (12x13)
1760W 3+1 Redundant Hot-Swap
8 x Hot-Swappable 80x25mm Cooling Fans
Shock and vibration resistant design
Two lift handles on each side
Buzzer alarm for fan failure and overheat warning
WARRANTY Aberdeen includes a 5 Year Warranty on all complete rackmount servers. A fully configured rackmount server consists of; rackmount chassis, motherboard, processor, cooling equipment, memory and hard disk drive all assembled and included in one purchase.
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The scalability benefits of the Stirling X888 can be seen immediately. This server features, Quad Gigabit Ethernet LAN and Dual SAS expansion ports. The Quad G-LAN can utilize Aberdeen Teaming Technology to offer transfer rates of up to 430MB/s with an added XDAS-iSCSI RAID enclosure. Each SAS port can provide a highly scalable storage capacity with up to an additional 120TB per channel by daisy-chaining XDAS storage subsystems.

Featuring the fastest and most versatile RAID controller on the market, the Stirling X888 can provide 1200MB/S internal transfer speeds and will support SATA disk drives and SAS hard drives, even at the same time. Each SAS RAID controller offers, support for RAID 0,1,5, 6 & 10 and a custom remote RAID management software with the ability to daisy-chain Aberdeen JBODs, for up to an added 100TB of increased network storage expandability.

The custom configurable X888 scalable rackmount storage server includes 48 hot-swap/hot-spare drive bays for ither enterprise SATA hard drives or ultra-fast SAS disk drives, an additional 2 rear hot-swap mirrored OS drive bays. It is configured with a triple redundant 1760W power supply, up to 192GB of Triple Channel DDR3 memory and performs with multiple OS platforms for full interoperability in heterogeneous environments.

Options include the flexibility for; DVD-R or CD-RW, and software upgrades such as iSCSI, NAS, SAN and backup software. Call for AMD Opteron approved models.





8U Server
Includes DVD-ROM Drive
Rackmount Rails

8U Server - 50TB (48+2) Storage Solution

Super X8DT3-LN4F Nehalem Motherboard

ARC-1680ix 24-port PCI Express SAS RAID Controller
ARC-1680ix 24-port PCI Express SAS RAID Controller


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Aberdeen Reliability

Aberdeen brings an industry leading 5 Year Warranty to the table with every fully configured AberNAS rackmount server. Our custom configured rackmounts and along with our pre-configured Stirling line of servers and AberNAS network appliances come with a 5 Year Warranty standard unlike of some other companies' 1 or 3 year warranties. Take advantage of the speed, storage and security of the AberNAS by Aberdeen.
Industry Leading 5 Year Warranty

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