StorNext Q-Series

High-performance storage for StorNext 5 environments


Storage solutions for performance, scalability, and/or density | With redundancy, availability, and manageability for demanding environments.

Purpose-built for StorNext 5 environments | Primary storage for a complete StorNext 5 solution; can be added to existing StorNext deployments.

Extensive high-availability features | Including dual-active controllers with automated I/O path failover.

World-class support from Quantum | Customers have a single vendor experience from point of purchase to service and support from StorNext experts at Quantum.

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  StorNext QD7000 StorNext QS2400 StorNext QS1200 StorNext QM1200
RAID Controllers Dual Dual Dual Dual
8 Gbps FC Ports 8 or 16 8 or 16 8 or 16 8
Drive Types 3.5” 7.2k 3TB SAS or 
2.5” 10k 900GB SAS
2.5” 10k 900GB SAS  3.5” 15K 600GB SAS  3.5” 15K 600GB SAS 
Drives per Enclosure Up to 60 20 minimum 24 12 12
Raw Capacity per Enclosure  180TB or 54TB 21.6TB 7.2TB 7.2TB
Maximum Raw Capacity 1.08PB or 324TB 172.8TB 57.6TB 28.8TB
Expansions QD7000 Expansion Unit  QS2400 Expansion Unit  QS1200 Expansion Unit  QM1200 Expansion Unit 

  StorNext QX-1200 StorNext QX-2400
RAID Controllers Dual Dual
16 Gbps FC Ports 8 8
Drive Types 2TB 7.2k RPM 3.5” NL-SAS
3TB 7.2k RPM 3.5” NL-SAS
4TB 7.2k RPM 3.5” NL-SAS
600GB 10k RPM 2.5” SAS
900GB 10k RPM 2.5” SAS
Drives per Enclosure 12 24
Maximum Raw Capacity per Enclosure  48TB 21.6TB
Maximum Raw Capacity 384TB 172.8TB
Maximum Expansion Units 7 7


  StorNext QXS-1200 StorNext QXS-2400 StorNext QXS-5600
Use Case Online Storage - Video SAN
Real-time Operations
Scale-out for Large Multi-user Environments
Non Real-time Operations,
Transcoding, Rendering Specialized Configurations
Non Real-time Operations
Dense Near-line
Maximum Raw Capacity (TB) 576 230.4 1344
Other Supported Drive Types

2TB 7.2k RPM 3.5" NL-SAS
3TB 7.2k RPM 3.5" NL-SAS
4TB 7.2k RPM 3.5" NL-SAS
6TB 7.2k RPM 3.5" NL-SAS

600GB 10k RPM 2.5" SAS
900GB 10k RPM 2.5" SAS
1200GB 10k RPM 2.5" SAS

3TB 7.2k RPM 3.5" NL-SAS
4TB 7.2k RPM 3.5" NL-SAS
6TB 7.2k RPM 3.5" NL-SAS

Form Factor 2U 2U 4U
Drives per Unit 12 24 56

U Form Factor
Up to 7 per RAID
20.46" (51.9 cm) deep
78.2 lb (35.5 kg)

2U Form Factor
Up to 7 per RAID
20.57" (52.25 cm) deep
57.32 lb (26 kg)

4U Form Factor
Up to 3 per RAID
36" (91.44 cm) deep
210 lb (95.3 kg)*

Recommended RAID Configuration RAID 6
I/O Interface Options 16 Gbps Fibre Channel;
8 ports
System Memory 12GB (6GB per controller
Operating Systems Supported
for Fibre Channel Connectivity
Windows, Linux, Mac OS
Systems Management Easy to use web-based management interface
CLI management interface
Non-disruptive updates
Volume expansion
Height 3.43" (8.71 cm) 3.5" (8.9 cm) 7" (17.8 cm)
Width 18.99" (48.24 cm) 17.6" (44.7 cm) 17.6" (44.7 cm)
Depth 20.46" (51.9 cm) deep 20.57" (52.25 cm) deep 36" (91.44 cm) deep
Max Weight 78.2 lb (35.5 kg) 57.32 lb (26 kg) 210 lb (95.3 kg)
Watts 465 436 1200
BTU 1587 1488 4095
* Expansions for QXS-5600 will be available starting in Q2 2015.


  2U-12 Drive 2U-24 Drive 2U-48 Drive 4U-56 Drive
Controller Ports 16Gb, 8Gb Fibre Channel
10Gb, 1Gb iSCSI
12Gb SAS
Primary Capacity 96TB 48TB    
Expanded Capacity 384TB 192TB    
Read Performance 3.3GB/s Read    
Write Performance 2.4GB/s Write    
Supported Drive Sizes 3.5" 2.5"    
Supported Drive Types SSD, SAS 10K RPM, 15K RPM, and Nearline Drives    
Mix SSD & HDD Yes    
Controller Ports 8 FC, SAS, or iSCSI Ports
Controller Connectivity 16Gb, 8Gb, 4Gb Fibre Channel
10Gb, 1Gb iSCSI
12Gb SAS
CNC Hybrid: 4 x iSCSI + 4 x FC
Primary Capacity 96TB 48TB 96TB 448TB
Expanded Capacity 768TB 384TB 384TB 1.9PB
Read Performance 6.4GB/s Read
Write Performance 5.3GB/s Write
Supported Drive Sizes 3.5" 2.5" 3.5"
Supported Drive Types SSD, SAS 10K RPM, 15K RPM, and Nearline Drives
Mix SSD & HDD Yes
Controller Ports     8 SAS 8 SAS
Controller Connectivity     12Gb SAS 12Gb SAS
Primary Capacity     96TB 448TB
Expanded Capacity     384TB 1.9PB
Read Performance     12GB/s Read
Write Performance     5.7GB/s Write
Supported Drive Sizes     2.5" 3.5"
Supported Drive Types     SSD, SAS
Mix SSD & HDD     Yes

There are no downloadable drivers for this product.

The current versions of firmware are listed below. 

You must have an active Warranty or Service Maintenance Contract to download these files.


QXS-3xx/4xx GL222P007 Firmware 


DH-3xxx/4xxx GL222P007 Firmware 


QXS-6xx GF222P007 Firmware 

SSD Firmware

Specific to 0006 Firmware on the 200GB, 400GB or 800GB SSD drives, there is a rare condition where low input/output activity can cause premature failure of individual SSDs. The drive, once it has failed, it is not recoverable and it must be replaced. The 0007 Firmware has a specific fix to address this problem. Affected drive serial number format starts with "ST".

The following 200GB, 400GB, and 800GB SSD models are affected:

Seagate ST200FM0053 Seagate ST200FM0073
Seagate ST400FM0053 Seagate ST400FM0073
Seagate ST800FM0053 Seagate ST800FM0073

SSD Firmware Version 0007


QX-Series CF205R008 Firmware 

There are no diagnostic downloads for this product.


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