• High density 2U 24-Bay (2.5-inch) rackmount chassis
  • Backplane design for up to twenty-four(24) 2.5″ SAS/SATA 12G/6G bps drives
  • Built in latest 12Gb/s SAS Expander for high-performance and enterprise level reliability
  • Supports Two(2) miniSAS-HD connectors for next storage expansion
  • SAS daisy chain for max 256 HDDs

NS388S 2U 24 bay 12G SAS JBOD Chassis Expander Product Description

Netstor NS388S supports fast SSDs or 2.5-inch high-reliable HDDs, providing storage capacity up to 24 drives per unit. The 12Gb/s storage ideally meets enterprises’ budget plan for data storage and growth; as business and enterprises require more capacity for data archiving during NS388S employment, expansion is reached effortlessly through cascading next Netstor 12Gbps SAS Expander series for a maximum of up to 256 drives capacity. In addition to the easy data growing characteristic, the NS388S supports LSI DataBolt™ technology for transmission: when 6Gbps SAS/SATA drives are used, the system can aggregate 6G/3Gbps data and transfer it at 12Gb/s speed, delivering up to a double increase in throughput performance.

Due to 12Gb/s NS388S’s support of SES-2 protocol, users can monitor enclosure temperature and fans of all components via web GUI when RAID card with SES-2 function is utilized. All the management and configuration to NS388S can be achieved simply and conveniently through the dedicated Command Line Interface. Furthermore, the 2U 24-drive storage is whole modular and cable-less design covering SAS Expander, fans, and power supply unit. Owing to the easy maintenance feature of unit modularizing, the enclosure applies exactly to the present-day professional and business applications. Also, the Netstor NS388S is certified with Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 R2, which is fully compatible with server operating system and providing higher security, better management efficiency and complete data backup.


Host Interface          miniSAS-HD(SFF8644) up to 48Gbps Highest Bandwidth
HDD InterfaceSAS (12G/6Gbps) – Single or Dual Expander Model
SATA (6Gbps/3Gbps) – Single Expander Model
No. of Disk(s)Up to 24 hot-swappable 2.5″(SFF) drive bays
SAS ExpanderBuilt-in 12Gb/s SAS Expander
Expansion PortTwo miniSAS-HD(SFF8644) ports for next storage expansion
LED Display for each TrayWhite – Power On Indicator
Flash Blue – HDD Accessing Indicator
Red – HDD Failure Indicator
Enclosure ManagementSES-2 standard
LED Display for Enclosure1. Enclosure power LED
Green – Power On
2. Busy LED
Flash green – Host computer accessing the enclosure
3. Fault LED
Red – Enclosure failure
MaterialHeavy-duty cold-rolled steel Housing
Dimension45.0(D) x 48.2(W) x 8.8(H) cm
17.7 (D) x 19 (W) x 3.48 (H) inch
Power Supply80 Plus_Silver650W Redundant PSU (Server-grade)
Input: 90-230 VAC/50-60 HZ
Output: +5V and +12V
CoolingTwo 8.0 x 8.0 x 3.8 cm hot-swappable Fan Modules 
O.S. supportOS Independent
Operating Temperature5 to 40°C  (41 to 104°F)
Storage Temperature-10 to 50°C  (14 to 122°F)
Relative Humidity20 to 80% (non-condensing)


Application Diagram

12G SAS Expander

SAS RAID Controller Validation

Brand Name


12G RAID/HBA card
Areca   ArecaARC-1883x     • ARC-1883LP
ATTO    ATTOExpressSAS H1280
 LSI_Netstor     LSIMegaRAID 9380-8e
Ordering Information
Model No.



2U 24 bay(2.5″) SAS(Host) to SAS/SATA(Disk) JBOD withSingle 12Gb/s SAS Expander, redundant 650W Power Supply


2U 24 bay(2.5″) SAS(Host) to SAS/SATA(Disk) JBOD with
Dual 12Gb/s SAS Expander, redundant 650W Power Supply


12Gb/s SAS Expander Module for NS388S

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