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 3.5” or sixteen 2.5” drives
• Rear I/O for power and SAS connections
• Offers maximum airflow with three 80mm, high speed, high volume, low noise fans
• Integrated RAID controller

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 removable 2.5” SATA or SAS HDDs

Option 2

Eight removable 3.5” SATA or SAS HDDs


Three 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.