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Seagate Exos AP 2U12

Powerful and compact, the Seagate® Exos® AP 2U12 all-in-one, expandable, low-cost storage solution supports growing businesses with high-capacity and high-availability options.

Key Advantages

Save space and maximize capacity with up to 12 drives that can hold 216TB per chassis in a 2U rackmount enclosure (when using 18TB drives)

Dual ×86 controllers with flexible performance options that fit your software requirements and budget, including high availability

Deliver data fast with 7Gb/s reads and 5.5Gb/s writes

Future-proofed to support network infrastructures with 10GbE, 25GbE, and 100GbE I/O options

Expandable with up to 8 total EBOD chassis to grow with your business

Dual 12Gb/s SAS controllers are compliant with latest architecture standards for maximum data throughput

Ensure data is constantly available with hot-swappable controllers, PSUs, system fan modules, drives, and expander cards

Modular solution is easily serviceable and allows for interchangeability with other Exos products


Controller Specifications

Controller and Quantity

One or two AP-LS-1 controllers, redundancy optional

CPU Type and Quantity Per Controller

One Intel® Xeon® E5 processors v4 family up to 85W TDP

Memory Type and Quantity Per Controller

up to 4 standard-height DDR4-2400 dimm slots

Internal Boot Drive Per Controller

Two M.2 SATA devices

Onboard I/O

Two 10GbE RJ45 ports (Intel X540); two 1GbE RJ45 ports (Intel i350-AM4); one 1GbE RJ45 port (management from BMC)

PCIe Expansion

One low-profile, half-length PCIe gen 3 ×16 slot; one Seagate AP-LS-1 custom form-factor PCIe gen 3 × 16 slot

Storage Infrastructure

One 12Gb/s SAS controller with optional turbo mode adding second SAS controller

Host/Expansion I/O Ports

Two ×4 mini-SAS HD 12G expansion I/O connectors

Inter-Controller Link

×16 PCIe

Chassis Specifications

Redundant Path

Yes (SAS only)

Management/Status Reporting

Out-of-band CLI via management port and in-band SCSI enclosure services

Device Support

12Gb/s SAS drives and 6Gb/s SATA drives

Max Drives Per Enclsoure

up to 12 × 3.5-in LFF or 2.5-in SFF drives (in 3.5-in conversion carrier) (for a full list of supported drives, please contact your account or sales manager)

Hot-Swappable Components

HDDs and SSDs (in chassis data slots), power supply and cooling modules units (PCU), and controllers


Height: 87.9mm / 3.46 in | Width: 443mm / 17.44 in | Depth: 630mm / 24.8 in | Width (w/ear mounts): 483mm / 19.01 in | Weight: 17kg / 38 lb | Weight (with drives): 32kg / 71 lb

Power Requirements—AC Input

Input Power Requirements

100V-240V AC 60Hz/50Hz

Max Power Output per PSU


Environmental/Temperature Ranges

Operating/Nonoperating Temperature

ASHRAE A2, 5°C to 35°C (41°F to 95°F), derate 1°C/300m above 900m, 20°C/hr max rate of change / –40°C to 70°C (–40°F to 158°F)

Operating/Nonoperating Humidity

–12°C DP minimum, 8% RH to 85% RH, max DP 21°C / 5% to 100% noncondensing

Operating/Nonoperating Shock

5 Gs, 10ms, half sine pulses / 15 Gs, 10ms, half sine pulses

Operating/Nonoperating Vibration

0.21 Gs rms, 5Hz to 500Hz random / 1.04 Gs rms, 2Hz to 200Hz random


Safety Certifications

UL 60950-1/UL62368-1 ED2 (United States) | CAN/CSA-C22.2 No.60950-1-07/No.62368-1-14, 2nd Ed (Canada) | EN 60950-

1/EN62368-1 (European Union) | IEC 60950-1/IEC 62368-1 Ed2 (International) | CCC (China PRC CCC Power Supplies) | BIS (India BIS Power Supplies)


Commission Regulation (EU) 2019/424 (Directive 2009/125/EC)

Emissions (EMC)

FCC CFR 47 Part 15 Subpart B Class A (United States) | ICES/NMB-003 Class A (Canada) | EN 55032 Class A | AS/NZS CISPR 32 Class A (Australia/New Zealand) | VCCI Class A (Japan) | KN 32 Class A | CNS 13438 Class A (Taiwan)


EN 61000-3-2 (EU)


EN 61000-3-3 (EU)


EN 55024 (EU) | KN 24/KN 35 (S. Korea) | CISPR 24/CISPR35

Environmental Standards

The RoHS Directive (2011/65/EU) | The WEEE Directive (2012/19/EU) | The REACH Directive (EC/1907/2006) | The Batteries Directive (2006/66/EC)

Standard Marks/Approvals

Australia/New Zealand (RCM), Canada (cUL/ICES/NMB-003 Class A), China (CCC PSU only), European Union (CE), Japan (VCCI), South Korea (KC), Taiwan (BSMI), United States (FCC/UL), The Eurasian Economic Union (EAC), India (BIS)