With four different performance levels, the BlackPearl has been designed to meet the needs of every organization.

The entry-level BlackPearl V Series is designed for up to 500 million objects and write throughput up to 300 MB/s. The BlackPearl S Series delivers up to one billion objects and write throughput up to 800 MB/s. For organizations needing superior performance the BlackPearl P Series is designed for up to one billion objects and transfer data to tape and disk at an amazing 3000 MB/s. The BlackPearl X Series can store up to 1.2 billion objects and deliver up to a blistering 10,000 MB/s. With BlackPearl’s family of products, every organization can find the right match for their workflow.

  • BlackPearl V Series 200—300 MB/s sustained write
  • BlackPearl S Series 450—800 MB/s sustained write
  • BlackPearl P Series up to 3 GB/s sustained write
  • BlackPearl X Series up to 10 GB/s sustained write

BlackPearl V Series

BlackPearl Front Slight Angle storing 500 Million Objects

The BlackPearl V Series was developed to be the entry-level BlackPearl for organizations who do not need tremendous throughput to their archive. Impressive, with the ability to store up to 500 million objects and sustained write performance up to 300 MB/s, the BlackPearl V Series meets the needs of many organizations. In a small 2U form factor, the BlackPearl V Series is built with two 800GB solid state disks for the database, and starts with 4 x 4TB enterprise SAS HDDs for the cache (upgradeable to 9 HDDs, either 4TB, 8TB or 12TB SED).

BlackPearl S Series
The BlackPearl S Series was developed to be the enterprise BlackPearl allowing organizations to install and utilize a medium to large archive solutions. With the ability to store up to one billion objects and sustained write performance up to 800 MB/s, the BlackPearl S Series meets the needs of many organizations. In a standard 4U form factor, the BlackPearl S Series is built with up to four 800GB solid state disks for the database, and upgradable to 20 x 4TB (8TB, or 12TB) enterprise SAS HDDs for a higher speed cache.
BlackPearl Full Rack 800GB Solid State Disks
BlackPearl X Series
The BlackPearl X Series was designed with newer NVMe technology as an even higher throughput option for enterprise organizations enabling the transfer of vast amounts of data to, and retrieve data from, the perpetual storage tier. With the ability to store up to 1.2 billion objects and transfer data to tape and disk at an impressive 10 GB/s, the BlackPearl X Series meets the needs of customers with very large data sets that require the fastest throughput, especially with multi-copy policy. All BlackPearl X Series come in a HotPair configuration with two Active/Standby SW Controller Master Nodes, and all flash drives in a NVMe JBOF expansion chassis. In a 6U form factor, the BlackPearl X Series is built with up to two 1.2 NVMe solid state disks for the database, and up to 22 x 6.4TB NVMe solid state disks for the cache. The higher-speed flash-based cache enables the BlackPearl X Series to utilize more than 30 LTO-9 tape drives from a single BlackPearl. This is the Converged Storage System for organizations that are moving petabytes of data each week and month.
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