SmartSAN XT23S-iSCSI is an ideal iSCSI solution that combines resiliency and scalability with affordability, and is certified for virtualized datacenter environments with Exchange, SharePoint, and database applications.

With redundant active-active controllers, each with four 1 Gb/s iSCSI connections, redundant power supplies and fans, SmartSAN XT23S eliminates single point of failure and is ideal for mission critical environments.

Employing the latest 6Gb/s SAS backplane, drive and controller technology, SmartSAN eliminates all bottlenecks to deliver the highest performance in its class. SmartSAN utilizes state of art enterprise class dual port 6 Gb/s SAS drives for enhanced system reliability.

In larger consolidations projects, SmartSAN XT23S scales easily with multiple drive enclosures with high speed interconnects, maintaining high performance and throughput while keeping overall costs low.

Ultra low power consumption design of SmartSAN, makes it the smartest choice for a green data center, saving you operational costs while protecting the environment.

XT23S-iSCSI Hardware platforms

Platform Model Available Capacity
XT23S-iSCSI XT23S 3.6TB (12 x 15K RPM 300GB SAS)
5.4TB (12 x 15K RPM 450GB SAS)
7.2TB (12 x 15K RPM 600GB SAS)
6.0TB (12 x near-line 500GB SAS)
12TB (12 x near-line 1TB SAS)
24TB (12 x near-line 2TB SAS)

SAS Expander Platforms

Platform Model Available Capacity
XT23S-JBOD XT23J 3.6TB (12 x 15K RPM 300GB SAS)
5.4TB (12 x 15K RPM 450GB SAS)
7.2TB (12 x 15K RPM 600GB SAS)
6.0TB (12 x near-line 500GB SAS)
12TB (12 x near-line 1TB SAS)
24TB (12 x near-line 2TB SAS)


  • Robust 2U, 12 hot-swappable 3.5″ dual port SAS drives
  • Single or Dual active-active hot swappable controllers
  • Redundant hot-swappable power and cooling modules
  • 4 x 1 Gb/s iSCSI ports per controller, for a total of 8
  • 6Gb/s SAS backplane
  • 6Gb/s Dual port SAS drives
  • 24Gb/s SAS Expansion module per controller
  • Expandable up to 96 drives w/ Single or Dual Redundant controllers Expansion platforms
  • Dynamic LUN capacity expansion, dynamic RAID level migration and dynamic defragmentation

XT23S-iSCSI Premium Features:

  • Snapshots with Microsoft Volume Snapshot Service (VSS) support
  • Volume Copy to move a dataset from one set of physical disks to another
  • Optional Hyper Performance mode for performance optimized systems
  • Encryption services provide comprehensive security for data-at-rest


  • Very high uptime and availability with no single point of failure, dual redundant controllers, power supplies and fans
  • Delivers increased performance and reliability with second generation 6Gb/s SAS technology
  • Support for both high performance and capacity-optimized SAS drive offers a range of capacity and performance options to satisfy tiered storage requirements in a single enclosure
  • Dual-ported drives and point-to-point architecture eliminates a single point of failure
  • Certified to run smoothly in different virtualized environments


  • Burst rate from cache – 103,000 IOPS
  • Sustained I/O rate from drives – 40,000 IOPS
  • Sustained transfer rate from drives – 4,000MB/s

Supported Drives:

  • SLC SSD – 150GB, 300GB
  • 15K rpm 6Gb/s 3.5″ SAS Drives – 300GB, 450GB, 600GB (SED option available in 600GB)
  • 7.2K rpm 6Gb/s 3.5″ SAS – 500GB, 1.0TB, 2.0TB

Power Supply Attributes:

  • Dual output up to 585W maximum wide-ranging AC input
  • Maximum power consumption 329W
  • Supports 100-240VAC input at 50 and 60Hz
  • All drive trays must have dual power supplies


  • Operating Range: 10°C to 40°C (50°F to 140°F)
  • Storage Range: -10°C to 50°C (14°F to 122°F)
  • Transit Range: -40°C to 60°C (-40°F to 140°F)

Physical Attribute:

  • Height: 3.4″ Width: 19″ Depth: 21.7″
  • Weight: 57 lbs – Shipping Weight: 70 lbs