• High density 4U 24-Bay rackmount chassis
  • Backplane design for up to twenty-four(24) 3.5″ SAS/SATA 6G/3G bps drives
  • Built in latest 12Gb/s SAS Expander for single miniSAS-HD(SFF8644) cable connectivity
  • Supports Two(2) miniSAS-HD connectors for next storage expansion
  • SAS daisy chain for max 256 HDDs
  • LCD control panel for setup, alarm mute and configuration
  • Individial Key lock of each HDD tray for physical security
  • LED indicators for HDD power,activity and failure for each removable tray

NS385S-8028 4U 24 bay 12G SAS Expander JBOD Enclosure Product Description

Host Interface miniSAS-HD(SFF8644) up to 48Gbps Highest Bandwidth
HDD Interface SAS/SATA (6G/3Gbps)
No. of Disk(s) Up to 24
SAS Expander Built-in 12Gb/s SAS Expander
Expansion Port Two miniSAS-HD(SFF8644) ports for next storage expansion
LED Display for each Tray White – Power On Indicator
Flash Blue – HDD Accessing Indicator
Red – HDD Failure Indicator
LCD Control LCD control panel for setup,alarm mute and configuration
LED Display for Enclosure 1. Enclosure power LED
Green – Power On
2. Busy LED
Flash green – Host computer accessing the enclosure
3. Fault LED
Red – Enclosure failure
Dimension 55.9(D) x 48.2(W) x 17.6(H) cm
22 (D) x 19 (W) x 6.93 (H) inch
Material Heavy-duty cold-rolled steel Housing
Power Supply 650W Redundant PSU (Server-grade)
Input: 90-230 VAC/50-60 HZ
Output: +5V and +12V
Cooling Three 9.0 x 9.0 x 2.5 cm and Two 6.0 x 6.0 x 2.5 cm
O.S. support OS Independent
Operating Temperature 5 to 40°C (41 to 104°F)
Storage Temperature -10 to 50°C (14 to 122°F)
Relative Humidity 20 to 80% (non-condensing)




Netstor’s new 4U 24-bay 12Gbps SAS Expander JBOD enclosure is designed to support storage expansion with the 12Gbps PCIe 3.0 SAS RAID controller card. The NS385S-8028 is equipped with the latest 12Gbps SAS Expander supporting twenty-four 3.5” high-reliable SAS 6G/3Gbps or high-capacity SATA 6G/3Gbps HDDs through only one ease-of-connection high-bandwidth, up to 4800MB/s throughput, HD mini-SAS(SFF-8644) data cable for host connectivity, and provides extra two HD mini-SAS connectors to allow maximum 256 drives scalability of multiple NS385S-8028/NS390S-8028 SAS Expander enclosures for the most cost-effective mass capacity storage expansion.

The DataBolt™ Technology with Complete Storage Management
The NS385S-8028 is equipped with the new LSI DataBolt™ bandwidth optimizer technology designed to allow users to take advantage of the 12Gbps speeds while using current 6Gbps SAS/SATA HDDs.Through its DataBolt™ technology, the 4U 24-Bay storage intelligently aggregates, buffers 6G/3Gbps data and transfers it to host at 12Gbps speeds, delivering up to a 2x increase in throughput performance. Built with 24 removable drive trays, each tray is with power, activity and failure LED indicators for displaying the status of each drive. Also, the enclosure is integrated with an LCD control panel for complete storage management of easy setup and alarm mute.

Enclosure x 1
HDD Tray x 24
Power Cord x 2
Manual CD-ROM x1
Hard Disk Drive mounting screw x 96
Key for HDD tray x 2


SAS RAID Controller Validation

Brand Name Model
NS385S-8028Areca ARC-1883xARC-1883LP
NS385S-8028ATTO ExpressSAS H1280
NS385S-8028LSI MegaRAID 9380-8e