3U SBB Platform: Mission Critical Storage Solution from Supermicro

  • Innovative, fully redundant, fault-tolerant "Storage Cluster-in-a-box" system.
  • Dual, hot-swappable dual processor serverboard canisters for all active components.
  • Supports 16x 3.5" Hot-swap HDDs (SAS or SATA*) with the option to expand by using multiple 16x 3.5” SBB JBOD
  • Dual 10GbE connection between the Serverboards via the midplane:
    • If one serverboard fails, the other serverboard is able to take over control and access the HDD's (both controllers can also work as Active-active mode), keeping the system up and running.
    • Storage software is the key to enable this feature, which is available from several Supermicro's partners.
  • High-efficiency redundant power supplies and redundant cooling fans, the SBB storage server is a highly-available, high-reliability storage system at a competitive price.

Super SBB Storage Server: Key Features

Super SBB Storage Server


  • 3U Mission critical storage server
  • High Density: 16x 3.5" hot-swap SAS(2)/SATA* HDDs - up to 32TB
  • Fastest Storage: 6Gb/s SAS 2.0
  • Robust Data Availability:
    • Shared storage between redundant controllers
    • Redundant power supply and cooling system
  • Greener Storage:
    • Gold Level (93%) efficiency power supply
    • 90%+ VRM power efficiency

Super SBB Storage Server: Key Components

SBB Chassis: SC937ETS-R1200NDBP

  • 3U Rack mount storage chassis
  • Midplane - Controllers' connections via midplane, dual 10GbE LAN & IPMI
  • Power supplies - PWS-1K21P-1R (80 PLUS Gold Level Certified)
  • Redundant controllers - X8DTS-F
  • Hot-swap cooling system
  • Mezzanine options: AOM-SAS2-L8 (LSI 2008 chip)
Super SBB Chassis
Super SBB controller

Super SBB controller: X8DTS-F

  • Intel® Dual Nehalem-EP Processors; Tylersburg-IOH-36D chipset
  • Up to 48GB DDR3 1333/1066/800 reg. ECC / 12GB unb. ECC in 6 DIMMs
  • SAS2 support with x36 expander & LSI 2008 / 2108 controller options
  • 3x PCI-E Gen2 slots - up to 3 add-on cards for host I/O connectivity
  • Onboard BMC for IPMI 2.0 support
  • Internal ports: one USB Type A port & one SATA DOM port
  • External ports: dual GbE LAN ports, KVM connecter (1 COM port, 2 USB, VGA), & one 6Gb/s SAS2 port for cascading

SAS2 Mezzanine Card: AOM-SAS2-L8

  • LSI 2008 SAS2 controller
  • 2x performance of previous generation SAS
  • Best performance per Watt / Dollar SAS 2.0 solution in the market
SAS2 Mezzanine Card

Super SBB Storage JBOD: Scalability Option

Super SBB Storage JBOD


  • Share the same chassis with Super SBB
  • Connect Multiple JBODs to a single SBB Storage Server
  • Redundant Dual Path JBOD with LSI SAS2 Expander
  • Hot-pluggable
  • 6Gb/s SAS(2) / SATA support