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PROMISE VTrak E630f Series
8Gbps Fibre Channel to 6Gb SAS/SATA High Availability Storage

PROMISE VTrak E630 Series

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VTrakThe PROMISE VTrak x30 Series Series of intelligent, high availability RAID storage subsystems has fundamentally changed storage economics. From purchase and set up, to operation and upgrade, PROMISE storage offers unmatched performance, reliability and value.

VTrak E-Class is used in some of the world's largest enterprise computing and backup environments. It also truly shines in video creation environments by delivering consistent low latency performance without frame dropping. When used in film and video postproduction, users can scale performance and capacity to support large scale, uncompressed HD workflows.

VTrak E-Class

RAID storage subsystem for Big Data, Rich Media, Surveillance, and Virtualization

  • Optimized for high performance, high bandwidth rich media applications requiring large block sequential IOPs.
  • Active-Active, dual-controller and fail-over capabilities, which assures enterprise users a “no single point of failure” storage environment.
  • High-speed 8Gbps host connectivity coupled with massive internal bandwidth, the VTrak Ex30f features 6Gbps SAS/SATA drive technology.
  • Powered by next-generation processing power from Intel, the Xeon C3500 Series processors, the VTrak x30 unleashes tomorrow’s performance, today.

VTrak Ex30 Advantages

  • Quad 8Gbps FC ports per controller
  • Delivers up to four times more performance than previous generation
  • High-availability design
  • Out-of-the-box support with zero software install required
  • Scale up to 9 expansion chassis for a total of 240 drives
  • PerfectFlash enables software updates without requiring downtime
  • Administer access control through Open Directory & LDAP
  • Energy efficient power supplies offering up to 85% power efficiency
  • Qualified solution for Mac OS X, Xsan, and Final Cut Pro
  • Certified for Windows, Linux, and StorNext

Designed for data intensive applications

With rapidly growing demands on Storage Area Networks (SAN), IT departments require the best performance, capacity and overall value from their storage investment. The PROMISE VTrak Ex30f delivers on all fronts, with unparalleled next generation storage processing power. Using high-speed 8 Gb/s host connectivity coupled with massive internal bandwidth, the VTrak Ex30 features the latest 6 Gb/s SAS/SATA drive technology that sets a new performance standard. The VTrak Ex30 also features an easy to use web interface to simplify storage setup and management.

High performance enterprise-level storage architecture

Dual active-active controller modules are internally connected using high performance PCIe Gen2 and delivered in an industry standard Storage Bridge Bay (SBB) 2.0 compliant package. Hosts connect to VTrak Ex30 through quad 8 Gb/s FC ports per controller, giving users a staggering 6.4 GB/s of bandwidth to their stored data.

Exceptional uptime and reliability

Built upon Intel's next generation storage platform, the Intel Xeon processor C5500/C3500 series with the Intel 3420 chipset, the Promise VTrak x30 Series is equipped with the horsepower to handle the rigorous demands of today's enterprise environments. Dual power supplies/cooling units come standard, to ensure exceptional uptime and reliability.

Outstanding power efficiency

VTrak products utilize environmentally-friendly production methods and materials and are designed with high-efficiency in mind. Powered by 80Plus Bronze certified power supplies that offer up to 85% power efficiency, all VTrak x30 Series products improve TCO by conserving power, reducing heat output and improving cooling costs. Additionally, the Promise GreenRAID initiative includes advanced power management support for hard disk drives, providing up to 65% energy savings.

Your data is safe with Vtrak

Your data is safe with Vtrak

Dual active-active 8 Gb/s Fibre Channel controller modules with cache mirroring over a high-speed PCIe Gen 2 link allow for redundant data paths to ensure data availability, while dual power supply units, battery backed cache, and intelligent cache management strategies are in place to minimize downtime and protect user data. Hardened controller fail-over strategies, autonomous healing technologies like predictive data migration, along with robust RAID 5 and RAID 6 algorithms work together to improve system fault tolerance capabilities and assist in keeping continuous data access.

Edit & play back video faster than ever

Edit & play back video faster than ever

A faster processor, faster FC ports, and more memory is just the beginning. Enhanced cached mirroring design, auto-regeneration of data to mitigate frame drops and optimized disk access all add up to blazing performance for broadcast and editing environments. The VTrak x30 Series optimizes performance to enable media professionals to increase productivity by up to 2.5 times over the previous generation VTrak, delivering best-in-class performance.

Powerful browser-based management GUI WebPAM PROe

Powerful browser-based management GUI WebPAM PROe

Designed with simplicity in mind, the all-new WebPAM PROe takes VTrak storage management to a new level. It includes: automatic configurations tuned for common applications, non-disruptive software updates, power savings scheduler, performance and power monitoring statistics, drag-and-drop LUN mapping/masking and much more. Everything you need is built in, just log in through Safari on your Mac or iPad. VTrak x30 Series enables enterprise-class management capabilities by supporting the latest in SNMP and CIM standards to work with popular enterprise monitoring software packages. In addition, for those users needing to propagate similar configurations over multiple RAID subsystems, WebPAM PROe has functionality to import configurations with just a few clicks of the mouse.


As consumers and business become more mobile, the need for data access, retrieval, and distribution anywhere at any time means that data must be protected. Data centers, hyperscale computing, and high performance computing not only require performance and reliability, but flexibility and cost-efficiency for tiered storage management. Nearline SAS/SATA JBOD expansion units provide the versatility and scale for such demands.

Features and Benefits:

System Highlights

  • RAID storage subsystem for big data, rich media, surveillance, and virtualization
  • Quad 8Gbps FC ports
  • Fibre Channel performance delivers up to four times more performance than previous generation, delivering up to 5.5 GB/s for reads and 2.4 GB/s for writes in RAID5
  • High-availability design
  • Out-of-the-box support with zero software installation required
  • Scale up to 9 expansion chassis for a total of 240 drives
  • PerfectFlash enables firmware updates without requiring downtime
  • Administer access control through Open Directory & LDAP
  • Energy efficient power supplies offering up to 85% power efficiency
  • Qualified solution for VTrakFS, Xsan, StorNext and Final Cut Pro
  • Certified for Windows, Linux, OS X


  • Fast - Optimized for high performance, high bandwidth big data applications requiring large block sequential IOPs.
  • Simple - Modular RAID storage subsystem with hot-swappable components.
  • Scalable - RAID storage subsystem that scales with 9 additional expansion units.
  • Reliable - VTrak x30 Series is the only Apple-qualified enterprise SAN subsystem, with high-availability dual controllers, hot-swappable modular design, and included 3-Year onsite parts replacement warranty.
  • Cost-Efficient - “Pay as you grow” with 85-90% rack space and energy savings compared to non-integrated multi-vendor solutions.



Cloud computing infrastructure requires flexibility and storage management efficiency. Virtualization enables dynamic storage allocations such that physical layers of storage can be utilized most effectively. As virtual machines continue to increase with more virtualized deployments, fibre channel performance optimized where critical complimented with simpler and cost effective 10GbE iSCSI infrastructures will accelerate meeting the bandwidth and storage requirements for the cloud and datacenter.



PROMISE VTrak Ex30 Series Specifications
Controller Module Features 3U/16 Bay 4U/24 Bay
Model # - Single Controller VTE630fS VTE830fS
Model # - Dual Controller VTE630fD VTE830fD
Drive Support Up to sixteen 3.5"/2.5" HDDs or SSDs Up to twenty-four 3.5"/2.5" HDDs or SSDs
  • SAS 7200 rpm: 6 Gbps, 3Gbps
  • SATA: 6Gbps, 3Gbps and 1.5Gbps
  • Supports any mix of SAS and SATA drives simultaneously in the same enclosure
External I/O Ports (per controller)
  • Four 8Gbps Fibre Channel ports, backwards compatible with 4Gbps and 2 Gbps Fibre Channel
  • One external SAS port using industry standard Mini SAS 4x wide-port-SAS connectors (SFF-8088) to connect up to 7 cascading expansion JBODs
Data Cache 2GB data cache per controller protected with hot-swappable battery backup unit (BBU)
Operational Features
RAID Levels 0, 1, 1E, 5, 6, 10, 50, 60
RAID Stripe Size Support 64K, 128K, 256K, 512K and 1MB
Hot Spares Global or dedicated with revertible option
Max LUNs per Subsystem 1024
Max LUNs per array 32
Advanced Storage Features
  • Secure 128-bit SSL web based management using WebPAM PROe (Ethernet)
  • Command Line Interface (CLI) or Command Line Utility (Serial Port or Ethernet via Telnet, SSH
  • Advanced Cache Mirroring over PCIe Gen2
  • Advanced drag-and-drop LUN Masking and Mapping
  • Asymmetric LUN Unit Access (ALUA)
  • Offline volume copy
  • Bonjour discovery
  • PerfectFlash - Non-Disruptive Software Update
  • I/O performance & power monitoring tools
  • USB Service Log
  • LDAP Support for central user management
  • SNMP, CIM for third-party monitoring software
  • Statistical charts for bandwidth, latency and IOPs for each port, logical drive and physical
  • Power and cache usage monitor
  • Email monitoring support with customizable event notification list
  • Intelligent UPS monitoring
Background Activities
  • Media Patrol
  • Background Synchronization
  • Foreground Initialization
  • Rebuild
  • Redundancy Check
  • Disk SMART Polling
  • Online Capacity Expansion (OCE)
  • RAID Level Migration (RLM)
  • Intelligent UPS Monitoring
  • Feature rich task scheduler for background activities
PerfectRAID Features
  • Predictive Data Migration (PDM)
  • Intelligent Bad Sector Remapping
  • SMART Error Handling
  • NVRAM Error Logging
  • Disk Slot Power Control
  • Read/Write Check Table
  • Write Hole Table
GreenRAID Features
  • Four levels of advanced power management disk drive (MAID) suppor
  • Efficient 80Plus Certified power supplies
Supported Operating Systems Mac OS X/Mac OS X Server (10.8), Microsoft Windows Server 2008 w/SP2, Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2, RedHat Enterprise Linux 6.0, RedHat Enterprise Linux 6.1, SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 11.1, VMware ESX Server 4.1, VMware ESX Server 5.0
Mechanical Specification
Voltage 100-240 Vac Auto-Ranging
Current (Maximum) 10 A @ 100 VAC; 5 A @ 200 VAC
Power Conversion Efficiency >80% @ 110V (>20% load), >80% @ 240V (>20% load)
Temperature Range Operational: 5° to 35°C
Non-Operational: -40° to 60°C
Humidity Operational: 10% to 90% (Non-Condensing)
Non-Operational: 5% to 95% (Non-Condensing)
Acoustic Noise Levels 55 dB (Typical)
65 dB (Maximum)
Shock Operational: 5G, 11 ms duration
Non-Operational: 10G, 11ms duration
Vibration Operational: 0.3G, 5 to 500 Hz
Non-Operational:: 1G, 5 to 500 Hz
Safety CE, FCC Class A, UL/cUL, TUV, BSMI Class A, VCCI Class A, CB, KCC, NOM, GOST-R, IRAM, C-Tick, S-Mark
Environmental Standards RoHS, GreenPC, WEEE
  3U/16 Bay 4U/24 Bay
Power Supply Dual 580W, 100-240 Vac auto-ranging, 50-60 Hz, dual hot swap and redundant withPFC, N+1 design Dual 750W, 100-240 Vac auto-ranging, 50-60 Hz, dual hot swap and redundant withPFC, N+1 design
Dimensions (H x W x D) 13.1 x 44.7 x 50.7 cm
5.2 x 17.6 x 19.96 in
17.4 x 44.7 x 50.7 cm
6.9 x 17.6 x 19.96 in
Weight 25 kg / 56 lbs (w/o drives) 27 kg / 60 lbs (w/o drives)
Warranty and Support
Warranty Three year complete system limited warranty with advanced parts replacement; optional extended warranty; onsite partsreplacement program - PROMISE Service Plus (optional in some regions)
Support 24/7 e-mail and phone support (English only); 24/7 access to PROMISE support site-drivers, firmware and compatibility lists



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