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Mangstor MX6300 - Direct Attached PCIe NVMe Solid-State Drives

Up to 5.4TB Capacities, up to 3.7GB/S Transfer Rates, up to 900k IOPS

Mangstor MX6300 - Direct Attached PCIe NVMe Solid-State Drives
Key Features
Enterprise NVME PCIe SSD
Predictable high sustained performance
900k/600k sustained random R/W IOPS
3.5 GB/s, 2.4 GB/s sequential R/W
2.7GB and 5.4TB capacities (usable)
PCI-Express 3.0 x8 slot card
CLI and GUI management
Windows Server 2012/2012 R2/2016 support
Linux and ESXi 6.0 support

Introduction

Direct attached server storage is provided by the MX-Series NVMe solid-state devices. The MX6300 family leverage enterprise-grade MLC NAND Flash technologies and are placed in the x86 servers PCIe slots to accelerate locally hosted applications. By locating process-critical, or “hot” data close to the host’s CPU, direct attached flash storage provides extremely high-performance acceleration for local applications.

Mangstor’s MX6300 Series architecture is a storage sub-system that aggregates, protects and manages a large array of industry-standard NAND flash chips through a patent pending storage controller and firmware. The MX6300 architecture creates a reliable tier of high-capacity, low-latency memory that natively attaches to a server’s PCIe bus  with the following enterprise characteristics:

  • Performance - The Mangstor MX6300 Series provides up to 900,000/600,000 sustained random read/write IOPS and up to 3.5/2.4 GB/s read/write bandwidth for workloads and applications requiring the highest performance available from Flash memory devices. Mangstor MX6000 Series provides less then 90-microsecond Read and 15-microsecond Write access latency for mixed Read/Write workloads requiring the lowest latency response times for transaction processing.
  • Manageability – Mangstor Device Management software provides a suite of management features purpose-built for PCIe flash memory infrastructures and designed around the MX6300 NVMe solid state acceleration platform. Simple Command Line Interface (CLI) enables data centre administrators to centrally configure, monitor, manage, and tune all distributed MX6300 devices throughout the data centre. In addition, this software offers real-time, predictive, and historical reporting of MX6300’s performance and wear level.
  • Reliability – The MX6300 controller protects data against corruption and loss due to inherent flash memory defects, operating system or application software failures, and sub-system power interruptions.
  • Interoperability - MX6300 devices interface with the server’s operating system using industry standard in-box NVMe drivers available from commercially available operating systems, including Windows, Linux RedHat, Suse, CentOS, Ubuntu, and VMware ESXi. NVMe drivers provide native block storage access to data stored in Flash and bypassing legacy storage input/output interfaces. The MX6300 is certified and compatible with the following versions of Microsoft Windows: Windows Server 2016 x64, Windows Server 2012 R2 x64 and Windows Server 2012 x64.

 

Mangstor 1.6M-IOPs (6.4GB/s) Performance

Mangstor discuss 4K random read IOP performance test results using two production Mangstor PCIe NVMe MX6300-2700GB Flash cards and Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 in-box NVMe driver.

 

Tom's IT Pro Review

For an in-depth look at the MX-Series NVMe solid state driver, please visit Tom's IT Pro Review

 

Mangstor Support

Mangstor stands behind the quality of its products with outstanding customer support and warranties. We offer a full scope of support services and plans to our customers with rapid response times and guaranteed replacement parts as well as training and professional design services to manage, optimise and get the most out of your Mangstor products.

Support Services and Plans

Mangstor customer support offers world-class service plans to help customers fully leverage the value of their Mangstor investment. A dedicated and experienced support team backs the reliability, availability and maintenance of Mangstor solutions. Mangstor’s trained technical support staff and on-line tools are available 24x7x365 to meet the needs of today’s enterprise IT departments.

In addition to comprehensive warranty, Mangstor offers two levels of support services:

  • Gold Support - Gold Support provides customers with support during local business hours to promptly assist with technical and business needs of Mangstor products.
  • Platinum Support - In addition to all the features of Gold Support, technical support is available 24x7x365 to assist customers with technical needs and service when you need it.

Specification

Storage Specification

Model InfoMX6300 NVMe Solid State Drive
Flash TypeToshiba eMLC (Enterprise Multi-Level Cell)
ConnectorN/A - standard PCIe x8 interface
CapacityMX6300-270TS-0001: 2,700 GB usable (4TB raw)
MX6300-540TS-0001: 5,400 GB usable (8TB raw)
PerformanceSequential Read Performance (Up to) 3,500 MB/s
Sequential Write Performance (Up to) 2,400 MB/s

IOPS
• Random 4KB Read (Up to): 900,000
• Random 4KB Write (Up to): 600,000
• Sustained 4KB Write (Up to): 240,000
• Random 70/30 Read/Write (Up to): 675,000

Latency (Read/Write): 90 / 15 usec
SMARTYes
Data SecurityNot supported
OtherEndurance: 7 Drive Writes Per Day
Data Retention: 90 days retention at 40°C at EOL

General

ExpansionPCIe Gen3 x8 (8GT/s) card
ElectricalPower Consumption: 70/30 Read/Write 45W
MechanicalFull Height, Half Length (FH/HL) card
SoftwareWindows Server 2016 x64, Windows Server 2012 R2 x64 and Windows Server 2012 x64
Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 (OFA NVME)
Linux kernel 3.3 or later (RHEL 7.0, Ubuntu 13.10 14.4LTS, CentOS 7.0 all use inbox driver)
ESXi (Versions 6.0 U2, 6.0 U1 and 6.0 and later - refer to the VMware Compatibility Guide website for further details)

Mangstor Device Manager: CLI and GUI
TemperatureOperating: 0°C to +55°C with suggested airflow
Non Operating Temperature: -40°C to 70°C
Air Flow (Min): 300 LFM
Weight380g
MTBF1.8 million hours
Warranty1 Year
WarrantyBase warranty array:
• Hardware 3 years (Ext. option: 5 years)
• Software 90 days, Free updates while on support and service

Support and Service (SnS)
• 1, 3, or 5 year
• Platinum - 7 day x 24 hour phone | NBD parts
• Gold - 5 day x 9 hour phone support | NBD Parts
RoHSCompliant

Ordering Details

BoardMX6300-270TS-0001 Mangstor NVMe Solid-State Drive MX6300-2700GB (2.7TB usable)
MX6300-540TS-0001 Mangstor NVMe Solid-State Drive MX6300-5400GB (5.4TB usable)
AccessoriesMX6300-270TS-GLD1 Mangstor MX6300-2700GB, GOLD SUPPORT, 1YR MX-Series Support
MX6300-270TS-GLD3 Mangstor MX6300-2700GB, GOLD SUPPORT, 3YR MX-Series Support
MX6300-270TS-GLD5 Mangstor MX6300-2700GB, GOLD SUPPORT, 5YR MX-Series Support

MX6300-270TS-PLT1 Mangstor MX6300-2700GB, PLATINUM SUPPORT, 1YR MX-Series Support
MX6300-270TS-PLT3 Mangstor MX6300-2700GB, PLATINUM SUPPORT, 3YR MX-Series Support
MX6300-270TS-PLT5 Mangstor MX6300-2700GB, PLATINUM SUPPORT, 5YR MX-Series Support

MX6300-270TS-PLN1 Mangstor MX6300-2700GB, PLATINUM NON-RETURN SUPPORT, 1YR MX-Series Support
MX6300-270TS-PLN3 Mangstor MX6300-2700GB, PLATINUM NON-RETURN SUPPORT, 3YR MX-Series Support
MX6300-270TS-PLN5 Mangstor MX6300-2700GB, PLATINUM NON-RETURN SUPPORT, 5YR MX-Series Support

MX6300-540TS-GLD1 Mangstor MX6300-5400GB, GOLD SUPPORT, 1YR MX-Series Support
MX6300-540TS-GLD3 Mangstor MX6300-5400GB, GOLD SUPPORT, 3YR MX-Series Support
MX6300-540TS-GLD5 Mangstor MX6300-5400GB, GOLD SUPPORT, 5YR MX-Series Support

MX6300-540TS-PLT1 Mangstor MX6300-5400GB, PLATINUM SUPPORT, 1YR MX-Series Support
MX6300-540TS-PLT3 Mangstor MX6300-5400GB, PLATINUM SUPPORT, 3YR MX-Series Support
MX6300-540TS-PLT5 Mangstor MX6300-5400GB, PLATINUM SUPPORT, 5YR MX-Series Support

MX6300-540TS-PLN1 Mangstor MX6300-5400GB, PLATINUM NON-RETURN SUPPORT, 1YR MX-Series Support
MX6300-540TS-PLN3 Mangstor MX6300-5400GB, PLATINUM NON-RETURN SUPPORT, 3YR MX-Series Support
MX6300-540TS-PLN5 Mangstor MX6300-5400GB, PLATINUM NON-RETURN SUPPORT, 5YR MX-Series Support