February 6th, 2020 by Lyle Smith
QNAP Systems has announced the ES2486dc 24-drive bay all-flash storage solution, the newest addition new to the company’s enterprise ZFS NAS series. Designed to fulfill mission-critical file servers, virtualization servers, and commercial cloud applications, the new ES2486dc is QNAP’s first high-availability NAS that features all-flash arrays and is highlighted by dual controllers with Intel Xeon D-2142IT processors and 10GbE connectivity. The new storage solution also leverages the QES 2.1.1 operating system, which uses ZFS and supports of block-based inline data deduplication and inline compression.
The ES2486dc uses dual active-active controller architecture to promote “near-zero downtime high availability”. Each controller is equipped with four 10GbE SFP+ LAN ports and eight RDIMM slots, amounting up to a generous 512GB of memory. This battery-protected DRAM can write to cache data protection, which reduces data loss risks during unexpected shutdowns and failures. The ES2486dc also features:
- Two PCIe slots support 10GbE/25GbE/40GbE network cards to boost virtualization and other bandwidth-demanding applications.
- An optional SAS expansion card for connecting multiple EJ1600 v2 expansion enclosures to expand potential storage capacity to over 1 PB.
- An optional QDA-SA3 6 Gbps SAS to SATA drive adapter, which allows supports SATA 6 Gbps SSDs in the 2.5-inch SAS drive bay
- Supports VMware, Microsoft and Citrix®virtualization, SnapSync and VMware Site Recovery Manager (SRM) to offer enterprise-class remote backup and disaster recovery solution for virtual applications
The QES operating system is optimized for all-flash storage arrays and performs efficient data reduction with inline data deduplication and inline data compression. QNAP indicates that this will be beneficial for reducing I/O and SSD storage consumption, which can drastically extend the lifespan of an SSD.
QNAP ES2486dc Specifications
|CPU||Intel® Xeon® D-2142IT 8-core 1.90 GHz processor (burst up to 3.0 GHz) per controller|
|CPU Architecture||64-bit x86|
|Floating Point Unit||Yes|
|System Memory||64 GB RDIMM DDR4 ECC (4 x 16 GB) per controller|
|Maximum Memory||512 GB (8 x 64GB)|
|Memory Slot||8 x R-DIMM/LR-DIMM DDR4
IMPORTANT: You can only use one type of dual in-line memory module (DIMM) at a time. Do not use registered DIMM (RDIMM) with load-reduction DIMM (LRDIMM) memory.
|Flash Memory||4GB (Dual boot OS protection)|
|Drive Bay||24 x 2.5-inch
SAS 12Gb/s, backward-compatible to SAS 6Gb/s
|Drive Compatibility||2.5-inch bays:
2.5-inch SAS/SATA hard disk drives
2.5-inch SAS/SATA solid-state drives
1. When installing SATA HDD/SSD, QDA-SA3 adapter is required.
|SSD Cache Acceleration Support||Read cache only|
|Cache for Copy To Flash (C2F)||1 per each controller (64GB)|
|Gigabit Ethernet Port (RJ45)||3 for each controller (one for remote management)|
|10 Gigabit Ethernet Port||4 x 10GbE SFP+ for each controller|
Slot 1: PCIe Gen 3 x8 (CPU)
Slot 2: PCIe Gen 3 x8 (CPU)
|USB 3.0 port||2 per each controller|
|Form Factor||2U Rackmount|
|LED Indicators||System Power LED (Green): on/off
System Status (Green/ Orange): in operation, system errors, low power, degraded RAID mode, memory failure, fan/power supply failure, system/disk temperature too high, storage pool reaching threshold value, system performing take-over, power supply unit unplugged
LCD Status Display (Two-digit number): Status of JBOD connection
|Dimensions (HxWxD)||3.48 × 19.02 × 21.46 inch|
|Weight (Net)||60.43 lbs|
|Weight (Gross)||72.38 lbs|
|Operating temperature||0 – 40 °C (32°F – 104°F)|
|Relative Humidity||5-95% RH non-condensing, wet bulb: 27˚C (80.6˚F)|
|Power Supply Unit||Redundant/ Hot Swap Power Vin:90~264VAC;700W|
|Power Consumption: Operating Mode, Typical||579.59 W|
|Fan||Hot-swappable fan module (60*60*38mm; 16000RPM/12v/2.8A x 3)|
|Sound Level||60.9 db(A)|
|Safety Standard||FCC Class A (USA only)
CE Mark ( EN55022 Class A, EN55024)
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