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The Astek A41606-ENC-01,D60-6A utilizes two Gen2 Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) expanders operating at 6Gbps with a sanitization algorithm that will sanitize up to 16 Self-Encrypting Drives (SED) that support the “Key Erase” Function (SBC-3, Sections 5.24/2/4) and the “Block Erase” Function (SBC-3, Section

The A41606-ENC-01,D60-6A provide a dual ported storage enclosure based on Astek’s innovative SAS expander module, combined with a precision machined chassis, and a unique 'sled-less' disk mounting mechanism, these enclosures can hold up to sixteen 2.5” hard disks.


The A41606-ENC-01,D60-6A provides two external SAS x4 wide-port input/output connections per expander, with each wide port supporting up to 24Gbps of I/O. Each port can be connected either to a host or another A41606-ENC-01,D60-6A, allowing system designers to cascade multiple enclosures to further increase the total available storage.

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As the Astek enclosure is based on an ANSI T10 SAS 2.0 compliant bus expander, it supports direct connection to enterprise class SAS disks, SSDs and low-cost Serial ATA (SATA) disks. The expander chipset onboard transparently bridges SATA to SAS. The SAS protocol also natively supports hot-swap of disks without requiring special software. When configured with dual SAS expanders, the A41606-ENC-01,D60-6A supports both ports of true SAS disks, providing independent I/O paths from host to disk, and allowing system designers to support true redundant access for high-reliability systems.

Ordering Information

A41606-ENC-01, D60-6A

16-bay 6Gb/s SAS Dual Ported Storage Enclosure with Key Erase and Block Erase Functions





  • Key Erase and Block Erase Functions for SED Drives
  • Direct Attached Storage (DAS)
  • High Availability Storage


  • 6Gb/s per port
  • Dual Ported
  • 2 External IPASS connectors per port
  • Supports multi-lane aggregation for wide-port configurations up to 24 Gbps
  • Supports SCSI Enclosure Services (SES) with thermal and voltage monitoring, drive presence detection, and slot-mapping
  • Connects to both SAS and SATA hard disk drives and SSDs
  • Allows cascading of enclosures
  • 1-year limited warranty


Technical Specifications


ANSI T10 SAS specification 2.0


Self-Encrypting Drive (SED)


Direct-attach, cascaded attachment

Supply Voltage

100-240 VAC @ 50/60Hz

Supply Power

20W w/o drives, up to 200W supported


2 - 36 ports configured with dual expanders

SAS Bandwidth


Single Lane

Wide Port (2 lanes)

Wide Port (4 lanes)

Wide Port (8 lanes)


150 MB/s
300 MB/s
600 MB/s



300 MB/s
600 MB/s
1200 MB/s



300 MB/s
600 MB/s
1200 MB/s

2400 MB/s


4 SFF-8088 connectors configured with dual expanders (2 per expander)

Form Factor

2U 19” rack-mount compatible (short depth)

3.47”  x 17.75” x 15.625”


ANSI T10 Serial Attached SCSI 1.0 (SAS-1)

ANSI T10 Serial Attached SCSI 2.0 (SAS-2)

ANSI T10 SCSI Architectural Model 4 (SAM-4)

ANSI T10 SCSI Enclosure Services (SES)

SATA 1.5Gbps

SATA 3.0Gbps

SATA 6.0Gbps

Device Support

16 target disks, SAS or SATA

Erase Functions for SED Drives

Key Erase” (SBC-3, Sections 5.24/2/4

Block Erase” (SBC-3, Section

Agency Approval

RoHS Compliant (lead-free)



    Relative Humidity


15° to 45° C

5 to 90% non-condensing

Airflow: 200 LFM


-10° to +85° C

5 to 90% non-condensing