Storage Server provides 240 TB capacity.

Press Release Summary:

Packing up to 60 discrete 3.5 in. drives into 4U chassis, Model MBX X-60 handles both big data storage and processing requirements. Configurable SAS2 backplanes with 6 GB SAS expanders deliver up to 5 discrete backplane configurations with performance up to 30 Gbps. Equipped with drive activity/fail LED indicators and dual fan banks, appliance is suited for video streaming, broadcasting, video on demand, media storage, public/private cloud storage, email archiving, and data warehousing.

Original Press Release:

MBX Announces 60-Drive, 4U Storage Server for Software Vendors, Meeting High-Density Video, Cloud and Other Storage Needs

Will Be Unveiled at NAB Show April 8; Saves Power, Rack Space & Development Time

LIBERTYVILLE, Ill.,  -- Custom server appliance manufacturer MBX Systems today announced a 60-drive, 4U storage appliance for video, cloud and other software applications requiring turnkey appliances with extreme high density capabilities. Fully configurable to meet a wide range of application needs, the new MBX X-60 unit conserves both power and rack space by packing up to 60 discrete 3.5" drives into a chassis that typically can accommodate no more than 36. It also capable of handling both big data storage and processing requirements in one integrated unit, delivering additional flexibility and space-saving benefits.

The new super-sized storage and processing box - which will be introduced at MBX Booth #SL9610 at the NAB Show in Las Vegas - speeds time to market for application providers by eliminating the need to design and spec a custom high density chassis and component platform for a server appliance from scratch. It is also the most competitively priced, pre-engineered 60-drive server option that utilizes quality components to ensure reliability and peak performance.

Key MBX X-60 features include:

--  Suitability for a wide range of applications, including video streaming, broadcasting, video on demand, media storage, public or private cloud storage, email archiving, data warehousing, file and web servers, and more

--  Up to 240 TB of storage, depending on the customer's needs

--  Configurable SAS2 backplanes with 6 GB SAS expanders delivering up to 5 discrete backplane configurations with performance up to 30 Gb/s

--  Support for ATX or Extended ATX motherboard form factors, providing the flexibility to add expansion slots as well as the power to support both big data storage and processing in one unit - leveraging EATX's 512 GB of memory plus the system's power supply, cooling and expansion design

--  Support for a variety of x86 or ARM architectures depending on the motherboard configuration

--  Integrated individual drive activity and fail LED indicators

--  Dual fan banks for distributed cooling to acclimate to operating environment extremes

--  Tool-less maintenance with captive thumb screws for easy front and rear lid removal

Application vendors also have access to the MBX engineering team to configure the optimal hardware system for the customer's application requirements. MBX will also manufacture the appliances, load customers' software onto the finished units, and provide customized faceplates if desired.

"With the surge in big data as well as the ongoing explosion in application-related storage and processing needs, application providers have an urgent need for appliance solutions with extreme storage density as well as the flexibility to meet their specific configuration and componentry requirements," said Jeff Luckett, MBX Director of Engineering. "The MBX X-60 offers an affordable, best-in-class solution that provides both storage and processing power in a high density package that can be quickly configured to individual specifications without the long lead times of building a fully custom server."

The MBX X-60 appliance is available exclusively from MBX Systems and includes a three-year warranty on the chassis and power supply. For more information, email

About MBX Systems

Founded in 1995, MBX Systems is a leading designer and manufacturer of server appliances and optimized systems for application developers and service providers. MBX combines turnkey hardware programs with value-added services delivered through a dedicated account team, including platform configuration, hardware branding, inventory management, global logistics, product support, and system warranties. For more information, visit or call 800-560-1195.

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