Spectra Verde Overview

The Spectra® Verde® NAS Solution is the optimal disk platform for the storage of mid-tier data, including primary storage offload, data staging, backup and archive. Flexible, simple and affordable, the Spectra Verde delivers file storage for as low as 10 cents per gigabyte. The expandable Spectra Verde disk solution provides raw storage capacities from 48TB to 10.7PB.

Verde is affordable data storage with simple installation, an intuitive user interface for effortless management, and architecture that assures the highest level of data integrity.

Designed for a variety of workloads, a single Verde solution supports both HDD and SSD storage, including 4TB, 8TB and 12TB enterprise disk drives, and high-performance SSD. Reliable, economical and archive-ready, Spectra Verde simplifies the storage process.

Half the Cost of Traditional File Storage
VERDE Icon Low CostVerde offers economical capacity storage and provides operational expense reductions through space-efficient designs, intelligent scaling, compression, and reduced management overhead. With Verde’s low pricing you can expect to pay as low as 10 cents per GB of storage at list pricing.

No Previous Storage Experience Required
From set up to management to expansion, it doesn’t get any easier than the Spectra Verde. In fact it is so easy that you do not have to be an expert to configure and manage file storage. Verde storage is readily integrated into your environment, going from box to production in less than 30 minutes.

Intuitive User Interface
For straightforward setup and management, Verde provides an easy to navigate GUI. The Verde web interface provides browser-based configuration, management and monitoring of all of Verde’s components. An interactive Sliderbar tool allows you to optimize between capacity and performance in seconds.

Verde Core Features

  • Mix and Match Drive Types
  • CIFS
  • NFS
  • Compression
  • Snapshots
  • Thin Provisioning
  • Replication
  • Failover mode: ColdPair, HotPair
  • Tolerance for one, two or three drive failures
  • Global spare drives
  • Intelligent rebuilds
Scale Affordably
VERDE Icon ScalableVerde makes it possible to keep up with data growth while keeping it protected, preserved and cost-effective. Scale your storage affordably through Verde’s expansion node architecture and maintain your existing footprint by scaling in place with higher capacity drives.

Redundancy: Redundant, hot swappable power and fans

Visual Status Beacon: At a glance you can see the status of the system

Scalability: From 10 to 35 drives in the Master Node, and up to 431 drives with expansion nodes

Density: Each node consumes only 4U of rack space
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Verde Features: Specifications

Verde Disk Specifications 2U Verde 4U Verde
Master Node Size 2U 4U
Capacity 48 TB – 144 TB 48 TB – 420 TB
# of Drives 12 12 to 35
Drive Type Enterprise1 4 TB, 8 TB, 12 TB**
SSD 1 TB, 2 TB
Max Expansion Chassis Capacity Enterprise1 45 Drives (540 TB) 96 Drives (1152 TB)
Max System Capacity Enterprise1 102 Drives (1.2 PB) 899 Drives (10.7 PB)
Network Ports and Connectivity 1 Port—10 Gbase-T (RJ45) 2 Port—10 Gbase-T (RJ45)
2 Port—10 Gbase-T (RJ45) 2 Port—10 GigE (SFP+)
2 Port—10 GigE (SFP+) 2 Port—40 GigE (QSFP+)
Network protocols supported: SMB 1, 2, 3; NFS 2, 3
Protection Level Enterprise None/Mirror/Parity (single, double or triple)
Acceleration Kit # of SSD N/A 0, 4, or 6 Drives
Failover Mode N/A HotPair
1Enterprise = Performance Nearline SAS or SATA **Self-Encrypting 12 TB SAS Drives available

System Cooling


  • 7x 8cm hot-swap cooling fans
  • Redundant cooling

Power Supply with Digital Switching Control & PMBus 1.2

  • 1280W High-Efficiency (95%+) power supply

AC Input

  • 1000W Output @ 100-140V, 12-8A, 50-60Hz
  • 1280W Output @ 180-240V, 8-6A, 50-60Hz

Operating Environment / Compliance

  • RoHS Compliant


  • Operating Temperature: 10°C to 35°C (50°F to 95°F)
  • Non-operating Temperature: -40°C to 70°C (-40°F to 158°F)
  • Operating Relative Humidity: 8% to 90% (non-condensing)
  • Non-operating Relative Humidity: 5% to 95% (non-condensing)

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