Sunstar Company, Inc.


Nexsan E18V

The Nexsan E18V is an ultra-reliable, high-density, high performance, efficient storage array that enables lower storage costs, maximum storage uptime, and data storage ROI boosts for your organization. E-Series V systems consume less than one-third of the power in one-third of the rack space of typical arrays, with up to 360 terabytes of capacity in just 4U and now offers 400% more memory and 50% increased CPU speed over the E-SeriesTM.

18 Drives in two trays with the ability to expand with two additional shelves.(E18XV)

Nexsan E18

Specifications E18V / E18XV
Chassis and Controllers  
Chassis 3.5” disk bays / rack U 18 / 2U
Up to 2 expansion chassis of type E18XV
Maximum number disks 54
Maximum raw TB per chassis / total 108TB / 324TB
Number of active drawers 2
Max active/active controllers 2
Max RAID engines per system 10
Max cache per system (GB) 8
Standard 1Gb iSCSI ports per system 4
Optional 10Gb iSCSI ports per system 4
Optional 8Gb FC ports per system 4
Optional 16Gb FC ports per system 4
Optional 6Gb SAS(x4) ports per system 4
Drives, RAID, and LUNs  
3.5″ 15K (GB) 450, 600 SAS
2.5″ 10K (GB) 900, 1200 SAS
3.5″ 7.2K (TB) 1, 2, 3, 4, 6 SAS
SSDs (GB) 200, 400, 800
Mix 7.2K, 10K, 15K and SSD Y

RAID 1, 0, 1+0, 4, 5, 6

LUNs per System 254
LUN Expansion Y
LUN mask, CHAP, r/w, read-only, deny Y
FC or iSCSI to any LUN Y
Physical Specifications  
Fully redundant hot-swappable controllers, drives, fans, power Y
Width 19 in / 482.6 mm
Height 3.47 in / 88.1 mm
Depth 31.5 in / 800 mm
Redundant Power 2 x 1200W
100-240V auto-sense
AutoMAID Power Management Y
Peak Power Consumption (@240V) 604 Watts / 2.66 A
Idle Mode Power (AutoMAID Level 4) 184 Watts / .92 A


E-Series V Key Benefits

  • Reliability – features Anti-Vibration Design and Cool Drive TechnologyTM.
  • Availability – uses Active Drawer TechnologyTM and redundant hot swappable active components.
  • Density – up to 18 drives in 2U.
  • High Performance – utilizes Imation’s latest multi RAID engine controller technology.
  • Energy Efficient – delivers up to 87% reduction in power while lowering your cooling needs through the use of AutoMAID®.
  • Flexible Connectivity – connects via SAS, Fibre Channel or iSCSI.
  • Easy to Manage – remotely manage one or many systems within a single, intuitive GUI.

Optimize Your Capacity Needs Now & Expand In The Future

The E-Series V storage arrays and expansion units offer mid-size organizations affordable enterprise-level Fibre Channel, SAS and/or iSCSI SAN storage used for a variety of capacity-optimized and performance-driven applications.

For larger organizations, E-Series V is a versatile SAN or DAS solution to stay ahead of the enormous data growth, demanding workloads, and high resiliency requirements in media & entertainment, government, healthcare, HPC, financial, surveillance and service provider sectors.

Turbocharge Your Performance For Ultra-Fast Write Speed

E-Series V features an advanced active/active controller design, including use of a dedicated hardware engine, or “turbocharger”, which accelerates RAID parity generation and doubles the sequential write performance over the prior version of E-Series. The turbocharged E-Series V is ideal for back-up and recovery applications and continuous data streaming bulk storage applications.

Achieve More Efficiency In Higher Density Than Typical Arrays

Organizations deploying E-Series V san storage arrays can mix and match capacity-optimized HDDs and performance-optimized HDDs and SSDs to meet performance and capacity needs. E-Series V arrays consume less than one-third of the power in one-third of the rack space of typical arrays, with up to 360 terabytes of capacity in just one 4U, and up to a total of 1.08 PB in a fully-scaled, 12U configuration.

With E-Series V systems, you can engage Nexsan AutoMAID® disk management capabilities to reduce power consumption by up to 87%, lowering operating expenses and extending the overall life of the system.

Ensure Your Data Is Protected With Qualified, Reliable Design

The E-Series V storage array exceeds the most stringent reliability demands, leveraging an innovative hardware design including Cool Drive TechnologyTM and anti-vibration design that significantly reduces heat and vibration while improving system reliability and performance. The reliability of E-Series V is qualified through extensive stress testing before shipment. Array-based snaps and asynchronous replication extend E-Series V data protection capabilities. 

Access Your Data Continuously

The E-Series V features multipathing support and dual redundant, hot-swappable active components. As an administrator, you will receive SNMP alerts or email notifications of component failures. Upon drive failure, a spare drive is automatically rebuilt into the RAID set for complete business continuity.

With up to 16GB of battery-backed and flash-protected cache per controller, the E-Series V solution mirrors cache between controllers in a dual controller configuration. Active Drawer TechnologyTM overcomes the challenges of competitive arrays by allowing a technician to service a drawer of drives easily while keeping your data available

For more information on Imation’s Nexsan storage contact sales at Sunstar Companyor call 800.663.5523