Cache & DatabaseExpansion, Weight & Dimensions
   
  # BlackPearl
V Series
BlackPearl
S Series
BlackPearl
P Series
BlackPearl
X Series
 
Cache Drives HDDs SASa 4x       Up to 250 MBps Throughput
9x       Up to 350 MBps Throughput
10x       Up to 400 MBps Throughput
20x       Up to 800 MBps Throughput
SSDs SASb 10x       Up to 3,000 MBps Throughput
20x       Up to 3,000 MBps Throughput
NVMec 11x       Up to 5,000 MBps Throughput
22x       Up to 10,000 MBps Throughput
Database Drives SSDs SASd 2x   Up to 500 Million Objects
4x     Up to 1 Billion Objects
NVMee 2x       Up to 1.2 Billion Objects
a Cache SAS HDD options include the following drives 4TB SAS, 8TB SAS, and 12TB SAS SED
b Cache using 1.6TB SAS SSD
c Cache using 6.4TB NVMe SSD
d Database using 800GB SAS SSD
e Database using 1.6TB NVMe SSD
* 1 GB = 1 billion bytes, 1 TB = 1,000 GB.
   
      # BlackPearl
V Series
BlackPearl
S Series
BlackPearl
P Series
BlackPearl
X Series
 
PCIe Slots 2 6 6 4 Shared between NIC, Tape HBA, and Disk HBA
Network Interface Card (NIC) SFP+ 10Gb 2x   Dual Port 10Gb NIC
RJ45 10Gb 2x   Dual Port 10Gb NIC
QSFP+ 40Gb 2x     Dual Port 40Gb NIC
QSFP28 100Gb 2x       Dual Port 100Gb NIC
Tape HBA Fibre Channel 8Gb 2x   Dual Port LC – 8Gb FC HBA
4x   Quad Port LC – 8Gb FC HBA
32Gb 4x       Quad Port LC – 32Gb FC HBA
SAS 12Gb 2x   Dual Port SFF8644 – 12Gb SAS HBA,
4 tape drives per port
Disk HBA SAS 12Gb 4x Quad Port SFF8644 – 12Gb SAS HBA,
one Expansion Node per port
Dimensions Width 17.2″ (437 mm) 17.2″ (437 mm) 17.2″ (437 mm) 17.2″ (437 mm)  
Height 3.5″ (89 mm) 7″ (178 mm) 7″ (178 mm) 10.5″ (267 mm)  
Depth 29.5″ (749 mm) 29.5″ (749 mm) 29.5″ (749 mm) 29.5″ (749 mm)  
Weight 61 lbs (27.7 kg) 120.2 lbs (54.5 kg) 120.2 lbs (54.5 kg) 190 lbs (86 kg)  
a Cache SAS HDD options include the following drives 4TB SAS, 8TB SAS, and 12TB SAS SED
b Cache using 1.6TB SAS SSD
c Cache using 6.4TB NVMe SSD
d Database using 800GB SAS SSD
e Database using 1.6TB NVMe SSD
* 1 GB = 1 billion bytes, 1 TB = 1,000 GB.
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