Nexsan E48

The Nexsan E48 is highly flexible supporting multiple drive types and protocols for administrators needing a single system to support varying workloads. SATA/SAS/SSD can be used together to support both capacity and performance driven applications.

  • 192TB in 4U (E48)
  • Combine SAS, SATA and SSD in the same system
  • Choose from 1Gb or 10Gb iSCSI, 8Gb Fibre Channel and 24Gb SASx4 I/O options

I/O ports include 8Gb FC, 1Gb or 10Gb iSCSI, or 24Gb SASX4. With dual raid engines per controller, the E-Series delivers blazing wire-speed throughput, high IOPS, and array-based snapshots and asynchronous replication.

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Nexsan E48 Features

Active Drawer Technology

  •  No system downtime - Allows for easy, hot-swappable drive management
  • Drives remain active when drawer is open
  • Increased reliability and reduced external wire management

Cool Drive Technology

  • Optimizes air flow and component cooling
  •  Increases product reliability by reducing component temperatures
  • System redundancy ensures adequate cooling even if a fan fails
  • Variable speed fans with temperature sensors

Anti-Vibration Design

  • Reduces vibration to improve system performance and reliability
  • Drives mounted counter-rotating
  • Thick plates in chassis eliminate vibrations
  • Anti-vibration fan mounts


  • Up to 87% energy savings and lowers your cooling needs
  • Ideal for backup to disk or bulk storage scenarios
  • Configurable on a per-disk set basis
  • Easy to set up and maintain via GUI
  • Can improve drive reliability by reducing power-on-hours

Advanced Controller

  • Dedicated hardware engine accelerates RAID parity generation
  • Up to 2x the sequential write performance over the prior generation
    E-Series systems.
  • wData protection maintained even through power outage via onboard
    flash-based emergency backup storage
  • Power-controlled riser card enables data offload from DIMM to
    controller flash

Nexsan E48 Technical Specifications

Feature Specification
Reliability featuring Anti-vibration design and Cool Drive Technology™
Availability using Active Drawer Technology™ and redundant hot-swappable active components
Density up to 60 drives in 4U
High Performance utilizes Imation’s latest multi-RAID engine controller technology
Energy Efficient delivering up to 87% reduction in power while lowering your cooling needs through the use of AutoMAID™
Management Enterprise Manager 2014 R1 and FluidFS v3 CLI
Flexible Connectivity connecting via SAS, Fibre Channel or iSCSI
Easy to Manage remotely managing one or many systems within a single, intuitive GUI.
E-SERIES V MODEL AVAILABILITY E-Series V is offered in four core configurations with available expansion units:
• E60VT (360 TB in 4U)
• E48VT (288 TB in 4U)
• E32V (38.4TB in 2U, 2.5" drives only)
• E18V (108 TB in 2U)

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