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Habey DS-1280 12 3.5" Drive Bays One 12.0 Gbps Mini SAS (SFF 8088) connector 3U 12-bay SAS Expander Direct Attached SAS/SATA JBOD Storage Array

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  • SAS & SATA
  • 12 3.5" Drive Bays

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External I/O
One 12.0 Gbps Mini SAS (SFF 8088) connector


3.5" Drive Bays

Mechanical Spec

Power Supply
Standard ATX power, 400W default, support mini redundant power suppliers


0°C (32°F)~45°C (113°F)
5%~95%(non condensing)


Standard: 3U 19" Rackmount EIA RS-310D

Materials: Heavy duty 1.2mm cold-rolled steel, texture power coated

Drive Bay: 12 x 3.5" hot-swap SAS/SATA how-swappable drive bays

Cooling: Middle 3 x 90mm cooling fans with temperature and fan alarm control

Front Control: HDD activity, alarm reset, fan alarm LED, temperature alarm LED, power switch

HDD tray Indicators: HDD LEDs for power, activity

Backplane: 12 SAS/SATA channels with 12-PHY Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) LSI LSISASx12A 3Gb/s SAS Expander

Capacity: 24TB + (using 2TB drives), expandable with internal raid card + mainboard setup

HBA Validation: HighPoint RR4311, RR4322, Areca ARC-1680x, LSISAS3801X, LSISAS3801E, LSI MegaRAID 8888ELP

3U short-depth enclosure design with built-in SAS Expander.

Backplane with built-in SAS expander for less cabling and higher speed data integrity.

Accept a mixed of high reliability SAS drives or high capacity SATA drives.

One 12.0 Gbps Mini SAS (SFF 8088) connector for connection to the host.

Support mini-ITX motherboard and RAID controller for NAS or iSCSI applications.

Intelligent temperature and fan control for reducing fan noise.

Excellent cooling system with temperature and fan alarm control.

Dimensions & Weight

19.5" x 19.0" x 6.89"
40.0 lbs.
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  • cjdavis
  • 3/7/2015 4:19:56 PM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsBrittle plastic on the trays.

Pros: Holds 12 drives and is SAS, that is about it.

Cons: Plastic tray latches are made of very brittle plastic and out of all 12 with no real pulling/inserting, 4 of the trays plastic has just cracked from vibration of the drives.

Certainly not something I would put in a clients office or expect to be maintenance free like other products I have.

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  • 10/15/2013 6:18:09 AM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

1 out of 5 eggsBuild quality has gone to hell, wasted hours on this thing

Pros: It turns on.

Cons: We've had one of these for years and it worked fine until the fan controller died. We bypassed it and wired the fans straight to the PSU, but decided that we'd better be safe and order a replacement chassis. Unfortunately it seems that Habey has decided to start using cheap, unreliable components in their chassis and it just doesn't work any more. The hard drive trays are very different (you can't tell from the front) and tend to get stuck in the chassis. Removing and handling them easily breaks the plastic holding them together, causing them to fall apart. The backplane on the chassis itself is extremely flaky, with hard drives randomly appearing as failed on my raid card. Rebooting the server (not the Habey array) will cause a different set of drives to appear failed. This happened whether I used the new hard drive trays or ones from the original array (none of which have broken).

At this point I've transferred the drives back into the original array (where they all came up on the first try) and I'm looking for a different array while I wait for the raid to rebuild.

Other Thoughts: This chassis might have been fine in the past but steer clear of this flimsy, flaky chassis now.

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  • TByrd_McCloy
  • 1/2/2013 5:22:19 PM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsDecent attempt to bridge prosumer gap

Pros: - Holds a lot of drives
- quiet relative to machine room storage, maybe quiet enough for a non-bedroom closet
- using a 3ware 9690SA I was able to benchmark about 300MB/sec sequential using 11 Samsung identical enterprise grade drives with CrystalDisk x64

Cons: - too loud for a living or home entertainment environment
no drive failure lights, no SGPIO, no raid native enclosure support
- SAS expander scheme is all wrong. of the 4 SATA 3.0Gb channels going into the device, 2 get wasted on one drive per channel. Then the remaining 2 SATA channels get divided between the remaining 10 drive bays. Do a little math and you get theoretical max 600Mbit/s per drive of those ten. Divide by 8bits per byte, and you're at about 75MB/sec max speed per drive on those 10 expanded drives. modern SATA2 and SATA3 drives can run at 110-150MB/sec, so you're just throwing bandwidth in the garbage.

Other Thoughts: I can totally imagine that this device has a purpose. I'm just not sure what that purpose would be. 12 drives is getting high for "guess which serial number to pull" failures. It really needs enclosure support to identify failed drives.
Home Media enthusiasts beware this is not for you. Get a synology diskstation or something that actually has a brain and can deal with consumer grade drives. This devices should be used with a real raid card and therefore enterprise grade drives.
If I had to guess who would be able to find a use for this, maybe security camera recording on the cheap? cheap HBA+linux might = stable soft raid with consumer drives?
HBA+freeNas might = win
It really is the bizarre case of a product without a purpose.

my raid dropped a lot of drives but I can't tell if it was the Raid card or the enclosure

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  • Douglas
  • 12/26/2012 7:22:24 AM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsBrilliant Enclosure!

Pros: Price, quality, ease of using hot swap bays, works great with my Mac Pro

Cons: No SAS Out SPF-8088 connector

Other Thoughts: This was the only SAS expander I could afford that met my requirements, and it met them with flying colors. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it to others.

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  • 1/17/2011 12:38:19 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWonderful

Pros: Added 12 Samsung 2Tbs for 24Tb and hooked this into an Areca ARC-1680X and it worked great. Speed is great and have had zero problems.

Cons: n/a

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  • N/A
  • 4/20/2010 12:04:12 PM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsNice Case

Pros: Nicely made, Smooth edges. Drive trays slid into place with minimal effort. Pretty quite fully populated.

Cons: None as yet

Other Thoughts: I used an Areca ARC-1680x controller with a single SFF-8088 cable. All 12 drives showed up and intialized. Will test throughput once everything settles.

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