How much usable storage is there w/6TB drives using RAID 6?

SafeAV can be configured with 6TB Western Digital Enterprise class drives.  Each SafeAV is configured with a hot-swappable spare drive, such that should any drive fail the hot-swappable drive is immediately put into service to replace the failing drive.  Below are the usable storage numbers when SafeAV is configured with 6TB drives:

  • 8-Bay SafeAV – 48TB RAW, ~30TB Usable
  • 16-Bay SafeAV – 96TB RAW, ~78TB Usable

SafeAV can expand up to a total of 256 drives, providing over a 1PB of RAW, High Speed storage.


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