Image module
High performance, with flexible and scalable storage.
Fully tested and qualified for 12Gb/s SAS RAID and HBAs.
Point-to-point SAS connectivity for ultimate performance.
Daisy chain expansion with additional DNS enclosures.

DataON DNS-2608 Storage Enclosures for Windows Server 2016

As part of a Windows-based storage solution, the DNS-2608 helps to reduce complexity and cost from deploying a traditional SAN backup. Using a virtualized environment provides greater flexibility and scalability as your backup storage needs grow.

Tailored to withstand storage capacity demands in a hyper-scale data center, the DNS-2608 provides exceptionally high storage density while delivering outstanding low dollar-per-GB costs for cold, warm and even hot storage workloads. It also leverages high-efficiency power to maximize performance-per-watt savings to reduce TCO.

The DNS-2608 supports 2.5” 12Gbs/s SAS HDDs or SSDs in a 32-bay, 4U chassis. It is also equipped with redundant hot swap drive bays and power and cooling modules. It has single and dual I/O controllers for redundant and maximum availability, supporting up to 4800 MB/sec bandwidth per I/O controller.

The DNS-2608 is designed and optimized for Microsoft storage tiering for performance and capacity. It is certified by Microsoft to seamlessly deploy with Microsoft Server 2016.

  • Windows-based storage solution – Reduces complexity and cost from deploying a traditional SAN backup.
  • Supports a “start small, grow big” strategy –Connects to HBAs for scalable storage
  • Cost-effective alternative – Managed by a RAID controller or a HBA in the primary server, it delivers outstanding low dollar-per-GB costs for cold, warm and even hot storage workloads.
  • Energy efficient – Leverages high-efficiency power to maximize performance-per-watt savings to reduce TCO.
Form Factor4U 32 drive-bay rack mountable JBOD enclosure
Passive backplane
Drive Support12Gb/s SAS 3.0 HDD and SSD
Drive Form Factor(24) 3.5”/2.5" hot-swappable 12G SAS drive tray with front access
(8) 2.5” hot-swappable 12G SAS drive tray
I/O Controller(2) 12Gb/s SAS 3.0 (Avago SAS3x48 Expander) I/O modules
Host InterfaceFour 12Gb/s Mini-SAS HD host port via four SFF-8644
Controller Support12Gb/s SAS RAID & SAS HBA
Server Host Support12Gb/s HBAs and Host-based RAID Controller cards with external connectivity
Disk DriveHot-Swap ( 32-bay )
Enclosure Cooling2x 60MM fan for System + 2x 40mm Fan for SSD module
Power SupplyDual redundant power supply - 2x 500W Platinum 110/220V AC
LED Indicators*Identify Enclosure     *Power On & Activity     *Drive Fault
*Identify Drive     *Hot Spare     *Drive Rebuild
*System Power     *I/O module Status
Enclosure Dimensions7.56” H x 17.6” W x 21.13” D
WeightEnclosure only: 46.3lbs
Management FirmwareSupport SCSI Enclosure Services (SES) 3.0 based IPMI RJ45 Remote management
Operational EnvironmentOperating temperature 0°C to 40°C (32°F to 104°F)
Non-operating temperature -40°C to 65°C (-40°F to 149°F)
Operating relative humidity 20% to 85%RH.
Non-operating relative humidity 10% to 90%RH
CertificationMicrosoft Windows Server 2012 R2 Storage Spaces certification
Microsoft Windows Server 2016 Storage Spaces compatibility certification
Optional Storage Spaces
Support program
Configuration, optimization, pre and post deployment support
OOBE (Out-of-box-experience) PowerShell Automation Tool
DNS-2608 User Manual
DNS-2608 Datasheet


HGST0F27402HUH721010AL420012Gb/s SAS10.0 TB72003.5"
HGST0F23651HUH728080AL420012Gb/s SAS8.0 TB72003.5"
HGST0F23650HUH728060AL420012Gb/s SAS6.0 TB72003.5"
HGST0F22790HUS726060AL421012Gb/s SAS6.0 TB72003.5"
HGST0F22794HUS726040AL421012Gb/s SAS4.0 TB72003.5"
HGST0B31068HUSMM1616ASS20012Gb/s SAS1.6 TBMLC2.5"
HGST0B31067HUSMM1680ASS20012Gb/s SAS800 GBMLC2.5"
HGST0B31066HUSMM1640ASS20012Gb/s SAS400 GBMLC2.5"
HGST0B31065HUSMM1620ASS20012Gb/s SAS200 GBMLC2.5"

HBA & RAID Controller Cards

ManufactureSeriesP/NManufacture Part #Host Bus TypeExternal PortInterface
Broadcom | LSIHBASAS 9305-16e05-25704-00x8 lane PCI Express® 3.04 mini-SAS HD SFF864412Gb/s
Broadcom | LSIHBASAS 9300-8eH5-25460-00x8 lane PCI Express® 3.02 mini-SAS HD SFF864412Gb/s
Broadcom | LSIMegaRAIDSAS 9380-8e05-25528-04x8 lane PCI Express® 3.02 mini-SAS HD SFF864412Gb/s