Nexsan E-Series 48P

We’ve more than doubled the performance of this data center workhorse: As your storage grows, so have your processing requirements. That’s why we’ve more than doubled the performance with our new model, the E-Series P. The battle-tested E-Series Storage Arrays give you the capacity and performance needed for your structured data workloads, along with the ultra-reliability Nexsan is long known for.


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E-Series P is a high-density, high-performance, highly-scalable, ultra-reliable storage system that enables organizations to lower their storage costs, maximize storage uptime, and boost data storage ROI. E-Series P is a versatile SAN or DAS solution to stay ahead of the enormous data growth, demanding workloads, and high resiliency requirements in a variety of businesses, including media & entertainment, government, healthcare, HPC, financial, surveillance and service provider sectors.

High Performance Block

High performance block (FC, iSCSI) for structured data (databases and Exchange).


600TB in just 4U, or combine systems for over 6PB in a 42U rack.


Starts as small as 40TB and scales to over 1.8PB in one configuration.


All systems are stress-tested to deliver the highest reliability out of the box.

Data Protection

Self-encrypting drives with AES-256 encryption protects your data when at rest.


Improve energy efficiencies and cost-savings.

Anti-Vibration Design

Reduce rotational head vibration to increase drive performance.

Active Drawer Technology

Service drives whiles keeping data available for access.

Cool Drive Technology

Reduce heat to increase drive reliability and longevity.

Additional Info

Additional Info

Manufacturer Nexsan
Condition New
Manufacturer Part Number ES48P
Digital Products are Delivered Via: N/A
Warranty See manufacturer for details
Category Feature E-SERIES 48P
Active Drawer TechnologyTM Drives remain active when drawer is open for easy hot-swappable drive management.
Cool Drive TechnologyTM Optimizes air flow and component cooling to increase reliability.
Anti-Vibration Design Reduces Rotational Vibration to improve system performance and reliability.
AutoMAID® Power Management Configurable power savings of up to 87% reduces operating expenses and extends the overall life of the system.
Self-Encrypting Drives (SED) (optional)* AES-256 Drives for data at rest protection.
FIPS Self-Encrypting Drives (optional) FIPS 140-2 level 2 certified SED drives to meet regulatory compliance.
Array-based Snapshots and Replication Snapshot and replication are embedded into E-Series for application-consistent snapshots and asynchronous replication to support demanding data protection requirements.
VMware, Xen, Hyper-V & Windows Compatible Compatibility with the leading virtualization tools.
ENTERPISE FEATURES Industry-leading High Speed Host Interface Flexibility With 12 high speed host interface ports of 16Gb FC and 10GbE iSCSI, you can reduce the need for expensive network switches. The ports are customer-configurable
between 8Gb FC, 16 Gb FC, and 10GbE at any time.
High-Speed Replication via 10GbE iSCSI Enables nearly 10x faster data replication while maintaining full host performance via 16Gb FC or 10GbE.
Stress Testing to Improve Reliability Individual drives are stress tested and then, prior to shipment, all drives are again tested within the system.
Disk bays | Rack U 48 | 4U
Numberof Active Drawers 3
Expansion Unit E48X
STORAGE ENCLOSURES Maximum Drives with Expansion 144
Maximum Raw Capacity (chassis | total) 576TB | 1.72TB
Max Cache per Controller 36GB
Mix 7.2K, 10K, 15K and SSD Y
SSD (GB) 800 | 1920 | 3840
STORAGE MEDIA* 2.5” 15K Drives (GB) 600
2.5” 10K Drives (GB) 900 | 1200 | 1800 | 2400
3.5” 7.2K Drives (TB) 2 | 4 | 6 | 8 | 10 |  12
Simultaneous Fibre Channel and iSCSI Y
1Gb iSCSI Ports per Controller 4
10GbE iSCSI Ports per Controller (optional) 4 or 6**
8Gb FC Ports per Controller (optional) 4 or 6**
HOST CONNECTIVITY 16Gb FC Ports per Controller (optional) 4 or 6**
12Gb/s SAS Ports per Controller (optional) 2
10/100/1000 MbE Management Port 1