StorNext Q-Series

High-performance storage for StorNext 5 environments

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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.

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 GL222R070 Firmware 


QX-Series CF205R008 Firmware 

SNSNMS Scan Tool

snsnms_scan for RH6 
snsnms_scan for RH7 
StorNext Product Alert #48 

There are no diagnostic downloads for this product.


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