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Built upon the award winning GuardianOS, the SnapServer XSD 40 offers enterprise class management and data protection features, all in a desktop form factor.  Ideal for file sharing and remote access the SnapServer XSD 40 supports SATA-II hard drives and is scalable up to 24TB.  The SnapServer GuardianOS includes DynamicRAID for seamless storage expansion by adding or replacing hard drives as capacity requirements change. In addition, all SnapServer storage volumes can grow or shrink dynamically within the storage pool without IT intervention, preventing costly provisioning errors and unnecessary upgrades. 

With both block and file level access, the XSD 40 has cross-platform compatibility with Windows, Linux, UNIX and Macintosh systems. GuardianOS includes additional data protection features such as reddot award 2014high performance snapshots, direct backup to RDX, SnapSync™ and optional data replication. 

Protect your data and let your storage grow seamlessly as capacity needs change with the SnapServer XSD 40 and DynamicRAID.

With This Product You Can...

  • Protect and store data with DynamicRAID, offering simple expansion and volume management
  • Share and access data anywhere across Windows, UNIX/Linux, Macintosh, iOS and Android Platforms
  • Protect and recover your data with snapshots and replication
  • Replicate or Sync data between a central location and one or more remote locations
  • Backup to RDX media, disk, or LTO tape



DynamicRAID® – Automatic Capacity Expansion with Thin Provisioning

Don’t limit yourself to the features of traditional RAID. With the combination of DynamicRAID and SnapServer your protection is automatically optimized for redundancy and capacity without manual intervention. Add or replace SnapServer hard drives at any time to expand existing storage pools and take advantage of drive size mismatches without wasting space

  • Mix and match drives of different sizes to dynamically grow storage pools
  • Choose from single or dual parity protection with the click of your mouse
  • Automatically optimizes RAID levels as drives are added to the storage pool
Why You Need It...
  • DynamicRAID allows you to add storage to your SnapServer by adding or replacing hard drives without downtime

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SnapSync – Secure, Unlimited File-Syncing. No 3rd Party
Cloud Required.

It’s time to get rid of your expensive cloud storage provider. SnapSync is preinstalled on the SnapServer XSD 40 series NAS. Automatically sync files between directories on geographically distributed SnapServer systems. Access those files with any SnapSync client, server or mobile application. There are no limits on file sizes or file transfers so you can build your own high performance private cloud that is accessible from anywhere.

  • Full encryption with secret keys
  • Incremental peer-to-peer file transfers
  • Syncing performance increases as more devices are added
  • iOS, Windows Phone, Kindle, and Android Device Support
Why You Need It...
  • Synchronize and access your files from anywhere, from any device by simply exchanging secret keys or scanning QR codes.

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RDX Integration – Rugged, reliable disk-to-disk backup

SnapServer administrators can take advantage of Overland Storage RDX direct to disc backup. Plug an RDX QuikStor device into the SnapServer USB ports and selectively copy data from disk-to-RDX. Utilize RDX media as a form of backup and offsite disaster recovery. Copy data and remove for remote archiving, or as an easy way to move data between devices.

  • Format RDX media directly with XFS or NTFS
  • Fast reads and writes over USB
  • Up to 2TB per RDX cartridge
Why You Need It...
  • Quickly backup individual files and directories to removable RDX media for archiving, backup and disaster recovery

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Dynamic Volume Management – Let GuardianOS® Do the Heavy Lifting

Forget about provisioning. Create limitless volumes on your SnapServer and they will automatically share the available space in the disk storage pool; this means that volumes will only occupy as much space as their data requires, leaving space available to other volumes on demand. Storage volumes can also automatically grow and shrink as needed, and administrators can assign optional quotes to control volume sizes across the storage pool.

  • Create volumes without size limits
  • Dynamically grow and shrink volumes independently and on demand with no downtime
  • Grow volumes automatically by adding or replacing hard drives to increase the storage pool capacity
Why You Need It...
  • The SnapServer NAS volumes share a common storage pool and can grow or shrink on demand with no IT intervention

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Unified Storage – Freedom of Choice

Consolidate your storage by hosting both block and file level data on your SnapServer NAS system. Utilize common networking protocols for file sharing, collaboration and backup, or host database storage and virtualized servers on SnapServer iSCSI LUNs simultaneously.

  • File level access with SMB, NFS, AFP, HTTP, FTP protocols or block level access with iSCSI
  • Store your block and file-based data on a single SnapServer
  • Support your server consolidation and virtualization initiatives
Why You Need It...
  • Unified Storage allows you to store block and file-based data on a single SnapServer

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Advanced Security – Intelligence Matters

The SnapServer can provide local security for small infrastructures or join larger networks that include complex security policies. With full integration into Windows Active Directory domains, UNIX domains, and cross-compatibility for mixed security environments, the SnapServer allows you to maintain consistent permissions for users with multiple system types, with minimal intervention, across your business infrastructure

  • Fully integrates with your existing Windows Active Directory Domain or LDAP user and group database
  • Automatically stays synchronized with the full set of 30 distinct AD permission attributes
  • Windows-to-UNIX ID mapping and local permission management
Why You Need It...
  • Advanced security allows your SnapServer to fully integrate within any corporate security infrastructure

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High Performance Snapshots – Fast File Recovery

Protect SnapServer data by taking point-in-time virtual copies of the filesystem. Snapshots in GuardianOS are filesystem aware and are optimized to minimize write performance penalties. Recover files as needed by browsing mountable snapshot volumes. When properly implemented, snapshots enable faster operational recovery with little IT intervention. Snapshots also allow for flexible test environments without putting your critical data at risk and without the need to do a complete volume copy of the data to test applications under development or for piloting purposes.

  • Create snapshots volumes to track changes on thinly provisioned SnapServer data volumes
  • Mount snapshot volumes for drag-and-drop recovery of files
  • Unique snapshot implementation decreases write performance penalty
Why You Need It...
  • Protect from accidental file deletion and automatically track previous file states for fast file reversion

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Replication with SnapEDR – Across the Hall or Across the Globe

Prepare for disaster recovery with Snap Enterprise Data Replicator (Snap EDR). With Snap EDR you can automatically replicate files between SnapServers, Windows, Linux, UNIX and Macintosh servers. Built for globally distributed businesses, Snap EDR will ensure that your files are moved off-site safely and securely.

  • Supports byte-level incremental replication, bandwidth throttling, compression and encryption
  • Share data with the distribute feature to remotely send documents
  • Remotely backup servers across the globe from a single management interface
Why You Need It...
  • Securely and efficiently replicate files off-site with Snap Enterprise Data Replicator to protect from disaster

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SnapServer XSD 40 Technical Specifications

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SnapServer XSD 40 Specifications

Operating System GuardianOS™7.6
Management Wizard-based Installation, Volume Usage Statistics, Event Log, Email Notification, Administrator Authentication, Remote Management, Multi-Server Monitoring, and Visualization with SnapServer Manager
Network File Protocols SMB, CIFS, NFS, AFP, HTTP, FTP
iSCSI Support Included
Snapshots Included
Replication Snap EDR™
Sync and Mobile Access SnapSync™
Microsoft Active Directory Support Included
VMware Support VMWare Ready
Form Factor Desktop 4-drive
CPU and Memory 1.8GHz processor / 1 X 2GB ECC Memory Module (upgradable to 2 x 2GB)
Drive Configuration Two or Four SATA-II Drives
RAID Levels DynamicRAID Single or Dual Parity / Traditional RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, 10
Drive Types Supported Enterprise SATA: 1TB, 2TB,3TB, 4TB, 6TB | 7,200 RPM
Network Connectivity 2 x Gigabit Ethernet ports (autosensing 10/100/1000Base-T, dual RJ-45 network connections); Support for stand-alone, failover, and load balancing modes
USB Interface RDX QuikStor, UPS, Tape Devices, Printers
Local Backup Interface USB 2.0, USB 3.0
Physical / Mounting Width 7.87 in (200 mm) Height 8.38 in (213 mm) Depth 12.6 in (320 mm) Weight: Without Drives: 18 lbs (8.2 kg) With 4 Drives: 24 lbs (10.9 kg)
Agency Approvals cTUVus, CE, VCCI, FCC Class A
Power Power Rating: 200W, 100-240 VAC, 50-60 Hz
Input Current: Max 3.5A (RMS) @ 115Vac, 2A (RMS) @ 230Vac
Power Consumption: 41W (steady state)
Environmental Limits Operating Environment: Temperature: 32° F to 104° F (0° C to 40° C), Humidity Range: 20% to 80%, Vibration: .25G’s at 5-1000-5Hz sinusoidal, Shock: 3 pulses of 30G’s for up to 30ms, Altitude: -50 ft. to +10,000 ft (-15.24 m to 3,048 m)

Non-Operating Environment:Temperature: -40° F to 158° F (-40° C to 70° C), Humidity Range: 90% Vibration: 1G at 5-1000-5Hz sinusoidal, Altitude: -50 ft. to +35,000 ft. (-15.24 m to 10,668 m)
Standard Warranty 3-year Return to Factory parts replacement; 24x7 telephone support *Snap EDR support sold separately
Supported Platforms
Included Accessories US Power Cord, EMEA Power Cord, UK Power Cord, Serial DB9 to RJ-11 Adapter, Two 7 ft. Cat-5 Ethernet Cables, Quick Start Guide


Base Systems
SnapServer XSD 40, 2TB SATA Bundle (2X1TB)
SnapServer XSD 40, 4TB SATA Bundle (2X2TB)
SnapServer XSD 40, 6TB SATA Bundle (2X3TB)
SnapServer XSD 40, 8TB SATA Bundle (2X4TB)
SnapServer XSD 40, 4TB SATA Bundle (4X1TB)
SnapServer XSD 40, 8TB SATA Bundle (4X2TB)
SnapServer XSD 40, 12TB SATA Bundle (4X3TB)
SnapServer XSD 40, 16TB SATA Bundle (4X4TB)
ACC - SnapServer XSD 40 1TB SATA ENT w/Carrier
ACC - SnapServer XSD 40 2TB SATA ENT w/Carrier
ACC - SnapServer XSD 40 3TB SATA ENT w/Carrier
ACC - SnapServer XSD 40 4TB SATA ENT w/Carrier

ACC - Memory Module, 2GB DIMM


Software Options

Snap EDR Standard - Workgroup
Snap EDR Express - Workgroup
Snap EDR Standard - Windows / Linux / Mac OS X / UNIX


Support Options

OverlandCare for SnapServer XSD 40
OverlandCare Level 1 (24x7 Phone/Adv. Parts Replace), 3-Yr Uplift, XSD 40
OverlandCare Level 1 (24x7 Phone/Adv. Parts Replace), 1-Yr Uplift, XSD 40
OverlandCare Level 1 (24x7 Phone/Adv. Parts Replace), 1-Yr Extension, XSD 40
OverlandCare Level 2 (24x7 Phone/NBD Onsite), 3-Yr. Uplift, XSD 40
OverlandCare Level 2 (24x7 Phone/NBD Onsite), 1-Yr. Uplift, XSD 40
OverlandCare Level 2 (24x7 Phone/NBD Onsite), 1-Yr Extension, XSD 40
OverlandCare Level 3 (24x7 Phone/9x5x4-Hr Onsite), 3-Yr Uplift, XSD 40
OverlandCare Level 3 (24x7 Phone/9x5x4-Hr Onsite), 1-Yr Uplift, XSD 40
OverlandCare Level 3 (24x7 Phone/9x5x4-Hr Onsite), 1-Yr Extension, XSD 40
OverlandCare Level 4 (24x7 Phone/24x7x4-Hr Onsite), 3-Yr Uplift, XSD 40
OverlandCare Level 4 (24x7 Phone/24x7x4-Hr Onsite), 1-Yr Uplift, XSD 40 OverlandCare Level 4 (24x7 Phone/24x7x4-Hr Onsite), 1-Yr Extension, XSD 40