RSS38 Rugged 3U Storage System

Field tested, failsafe, and long life performance in extreme conditions. Crystal Group provides a SAS direct attached storage array that is 20” deep. With an all aluminum chassis weighing in at 40 pounds, the RSS38 provides high storage capability in a small package.


• All aluminum construction – 40 lbs. fully loaded
• Easily installed on Jonathan® rails or Crystal glides
• Rugged 3U, rack mounted 20” depth
• Versatility with up to eight (8) 3.5” or sixteen (16) 2.5” drives
• Rear I/O for power and SAS connections
• Offers maximum airflow with three (3) 80mm, high speed, high volume, low noise fans

Please contact us to receive the reports, guides and drawings that best fit your requirements.


Environmental Standards
MIL-STD-810, Operational Temperature, Method 501/502 Procedure I/II

-15°C to +55°C,-40°C operational with temperature kit and SSD

MIL-STD-810, Storage, Method 501, Procedure I/II

-55°C to +85°C

MIL-STD-810, Humidity, Method 507, Procedure II

240 hours with humidity kit

MIL-STD-810, Altitude, Method 500

12,500ft operation, 40,000ft transport

MIL-STD-810, Vibration, Method 514, Procedure I

4.63 GRMS, 5-2,000Hz, 60 min/axis with solid state drives + vibration kits

MIL-S-901, Grade A

With solid state drives + shock kits

MIL-S-901, Grade B
Electromagnetic Compatibility Standards
Some standards may require an internal kit
FCC Class A
Form Factor
5.25" (13.34cm)
17.5" (44.45cm) (Accepts Crystal Slides and Jonathan Rails) EIA-310 Rack Compliant
20" (50.8cm)
External Bays
Option 1

Sixteen (16) removable 2.5” SATA or SAS HDDs

Option 2

Eight (8) removable 3.5” SATA or SAS HDDs


Three (3) high speed, thermostatically controlled, low noise fans

Option 1

Jonathan Rails

Option 2

Crystal Glides

Power Supply
600W AC, 120/240VAC 50/60Hz w/PFC, 115VAC 400Hz
Export Compliance
ECCN: 5A992 | Classification is dependent on configuration and is subject to change. Please contact your Business Development Manager to receive the classification of your product.