EonStor GSc 2000

EonStor GSc 2000 Series speeds up enterprise cloud deployment and access by integrating local storage and cloud into one unified storage.

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Comprehensive hybrid cloud storage appliance with exceptional cost performance

EonStor GSc 2000 Series speeds up enterprise cloud deployment and access by integrating local storage and cloud into one unified storage. By maintaining compatibility with existing IT environment, GSc simplifies cloud setup and offers cloud data access to both file and block-level using common protocols, thus greatly reduced the difficulty to reconfigure.


GSc 2012
GSc 2024B
GSc 2016
GSc 2024

Form Factor

2U 12-bay
2U 24-bay
3U 16-bay
4U 24-bay


Dual redundant controllers

Host Ports

Onboard Gb/s ports
8 x 1Gb/s iSCSI ports (4 per controller)
More host options:
16 x 16Gb/s Fibre Channel ports (8 per controller, No Remote Replication support)
8 x 16Gb/s Fibre Channel ports (4 per controller)
16 x 8Gb/s Fibre Channel ports (8 per controller)
16 x 10Gb/s FCoE ports (8 per controller)
8 x 10Gb/s iSCSI ports/ RJ-45 (4 per controller)
8 or 16 x 10Gb/s iSCSI ports/ SFP+ (4 or 8 per controller)
8 x 40Gb/s iSCSI ports/ QSFP (4 per controller)
16 x 1Gb/s iSCSI ports (8 per controller)
8 x 12Gb/s SAS ports (4 per controller)
8 x 56Gb/s InfiniBand ports (4 per controller) – for Linux only, block level only

Fibre channel supports point-to-point and switch mode.

Cache Memory

Default DDR4 16GB, up to 32GB, 64GB or 128GB

Cache Backup Techniques

Super Capacitor + Flash module

Maximum Number of Drives

Via expansion enclosure: 448 and 896 (with expansion board)

Drive Connectivity

12Gb/s SAS

Drive Advanced Features

S.M.A.R.T. support/ Automatic bad-sector reassignment/ Dedicated bandwidth to each connected drive

Supported Drives

2.5″ SAS SSDs
2.5″ SATA SSDs
2.5″ 10,000RPM SAS drives
3.5″ 7,200 RPM Nearline SAS drives
3.5″ 7,200 RPM SATA drives

MUX board required when using SATA drives for dual controllers
For the latest compatibility details, please refer to GS Compatibility Matrix

Protocol Support

File Level Protocol

Block Level Protocol

Object Protocol

EonCloud Gateway

Support the integration with following cloud providers :
Amazon S3 Microsoft Azure Alibaba Cloud OpenStack

Corresponding Expansion Enclosure

Please refer to datasheet

RAID Functionality

Global, designated or enclosure hot-spare
RAID levels supported : RAID 0, 1 (0+1), 3, 5, 6, 10, 30, 50, 60
Online expansion by:
Adding new drives
Copying and replacing drives with drives of larger capacity
RAID migration
Configurable stripe size and write policy per system
Intelligent drive handling
In degraded mode: skips irreparable blocks to continue rebuild
In normal operation: data-block verification and repair

Data Protection and Data Service

Default software features include:

SED (Self-encrypting drives)
Snapshot: 64 per volume/ 128 per system
Block-level local replication: Replication pairs per source volume: 4; Replication pairs per system: 16
File-level remote replication (Rsync)

Optional software features require additional license:

SSD cache
Automated tiering (2/ 4 tiers)
Advanced snapshot: 256 per volume/ 4096 per system
Advanced block-level local replication: Replication pairs per source volume: 8 ; Relication pairs per system: 256
Advanced block-level remote replication: Replication pairs per source volume: 8 ; Relication pairs per system: 64

Green Design

80 PLUS-certified power supplies delivering more than 80% energy efficiency
Intelligent multi-level drive spin-down

Availability and Reliability

Redundant, hot-swappable hardware modules/ CacheSafe technology/ Multi-pathing support (EonPath)/ Device mapper support


Various event notification methods including email and SNMP trap.


Web-based EonOne management software
Automated cache flush and caching mode operation per enclosure status
Module status LED indicators: component presence detection & thermal sensors via I2C bus
Storage Resource Management to analyze history records of resource usage
Automate repeatable management tasks by flexible workflow

Network Configuration

IPv6 support
Fixed or dynamic IP address
Dual Gigabit Ethernet with Jumbo Frame
Port trunking/ NIC teaming/ Link aggregation (IEEE 802.3ad)
DHCP client
MPIO, MC/S support

Access Right Management

User account management
Group management
Folder management
– Folder and subfolder access control
Folder quota
Comprehensive access control action items
– All Controls, Read, Read and Run, Write, Modify, List
Support Windows Active Directory Authentication
– Domain Users Login via CIFS/ SMB, AFP, FTP, and file explorer
LDAP on Linux

OS Support

Windows Server 2008/ 2008 R2/ 2012/ 2012 R2/ 2016 (including Hyper-V), RedHat Enterprise Linux, SUSE Linux Enterprise, Sun Solaris, Mac OS X, HP-UX, IBM AIX, VMware, Citrix XenServer

NFS protocol running on VMWare environment is currently not supported
For the latest OS support details, please refer to the Compatibility Matrix

Service and Support

Standard service

3-year limited hardware/software warranty and 8×5 phone, web, and email support

​Upgrade/Extension service (optional and service may vary by region)

replacement part dispatch on the next business day (up to 5 years)


Power supplies: Redundant/hot-swappable 460W x 2
AC voltage: 100VAC @ 8A to 240VAC @ 4A with PFC (auto-switching)
Frequency: 50-60 Hz


Operating: 0 to 40°C without BBU or CBM / 0 to 35°C with BBU or CBM
Non-operating: -40 to 60°
Altitude: Sea level to 3048m(10000ft) operating / sea level to 12,192m (40,000ft) non-operating
Relative humidity: 5 to 95% non-condensing, operating and non-operating


Safety: UL, BSMI, CB
Electromagnetic Compatibility: CE, BSMI, FCC


GSc 2012 : 447mm (W) x 88mm (H) x 500mm (D)
GSc 2024B : 447mm (W) x 88mm (H) x 500mm (D)
GSc 2016 : 447mm (W) x 130mm (H) x 500mm (D)
GSc 2024 : 447mm (W) x 175mm (H) x 500mm (D)

(Without chassis ears / protrusions)

Weight (Without HDDs)

GSc 2012
14.5kg/ 31.97lbs GSc 2024B
14.64kg/ 32.28lbs GSc 2016
17.44kg/ 38.45lbs GSc 2024
19.18kg/ 42.28lbs

Package Dimensions

GSc 2012 : 780mm (W) x 379mm (H) x 588mm (D)
GSc 2024B : 780mm (W) x 338mm (H) x 588mm (D)
GSc 2016 : 780mm (W) x 423mm (H) x 588mm (D)
GSc 2024 : 780mm (W) x 465mm (H) x 588mm (D)

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