This is a 15 drive broadcast video RAID system. The 19 inch rack mount chassis consisting of:
- Sheet metal fabricated chassis
- Injection molded front panel
- 15 hot swappable 3.5 full height drives
- Mid location back plane
- Redundant AC input lines
- Redundant power supplies
- Redundant controllers
- Redundant fan unit
An existing front panel was used to maintain a historic/family appearance that was developed for a 12 drive RAID system.
This program began with the customer’s request that we review their existing 12 drive product which had many production issues and manufacturability was not repeatable. It was without a doubt a manufacturing nightmare. Each assembly was produced on a granite surface plate and individually gauged and shimmed to compensate for out of control tolerances. Through recommendations, we ultimately embarked on a new 15 drive system. Assembly between the two systems went from hours to minutes. Produced on an assembly line with only a standard power screwdriver the new 15 drive 19 inch rack mount chassis was a hit. Just screw in the self-aligning mid-plane, then slide in drives, power supplies, controllers and fans. Finished! Pack it up and ship . . .