Falcon 240dz Video Storage and Viewing Platform

Dynamic Network Factory’s Falcon combo NVR series of video storage and video viewing platforms are the foundation for reliable, easy-to-deploy IP Surveillance solutions.

Dynamic Network Factory’s Falcon combo NVR series of video storage and video viewing platforms are the foundation for reliable, easy-to-deploy IP Surveillance solutions. Each Falcon appliance soars above conventional analog CCTV and traditional DVR systems to deliver unmatched performance, scalability and compatibility.

The Falcon 240dz Video Storage/Viewing Platform incorporates storage capacities up to 288TB with the latest RAID technologies. High performance features include 64-bit dual or quad-core Intel 7th-generation Kaby Lake processors, up to 64GB high-speed video cache (8GB standard), and dual copper gigabit Ethernet connectivity.

This fault-tolerant data storage appliance comes in a convenient, space-saving 4U rackmount chassis with hot-swappable drives and trays. Your data will be protected with your choice of RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, 10, 50, or 60 across up to twenty-four hot-swappable disk drives on an ultra high-performance 12Gbps SAS hardware RAID controller with full x8 SAS3 end-to-end connectivity and dual 12Gbps SAS links.  A RAID cache flash memory backup module comes standard to help protect against data loss in the event of an environmental power failure.

Available upgrades include the choice of single or dual 32Gbps M.2 NVMe SSD devices up to 1TB each for the OS. These high-speed devices allow your OS to be completely independent of the data storage array. When purchasing your Falcon appliance with dual M.2 NVMe SSD, the devices will be configured in a redundant RAID 1 mirror to protect your OS in the event that one of the devices should fail. Alternatively, an upgrade to the Falcon 242dz model provides rear hot-swappable 300GB 15k RPM hard drives mirrored at RAID 1 for the OS.

A 1000/1280 Watt dual redundant 80-PLUS® Platinum 95.08% high-efficiency certified digital power supply with hot-swappable modules ensures continuous up-time and reduced electrical consumption.

Installation and setup are a breeze, allowing the Falcon Series 240dz to be up and running in about 15 minutes after it is unpacked from the box. Additional software, including backup client or server applications, may be loaded via its integrated DVD+/-RW drive.

All Falcon Series Video Storage appliances support an optional Cloud Connection for video archiving. Live recordings continue to be stored directly on the Falcon’s local storage, while archived footage can be written to and read from a secure StoneFly Cloud Drive hosted in Microsoft Azure or the StoneFly Cloud Business Center.

StoneFly Cloud Drives utilizing remote block or file storage are created as a virtual drive on the Falcon that will be recognized as if it were a regular disk drive. Easily add mass amounts of storage for video archives on the Falcon in a matter of minutes, all without any investment in additional servers and storage appliances. Combining a StoneFly Cloud Drive subscription with a Falcon Video Storage Appliance will immediately save on capital and operating expenses, enabling organizations large and small to implement offsite video archival and backup inexpensively.


System Overview
  • Up to 288TB Capacities in 4U Rackmount
  • Choice of 7th Generation Intel Core i3, Core i5, Core i7 Processor
  • Up to 64GB High-Speed Video Cache (8GB Standard)
  • 12Gbps SAS Ultra High Performance Hardware RAID Controller with Flash-Backed Cache
  • Intel HD Graphics 630 with Display Port and HDMI
  • 7.1-Channel High Definition Audio
  • Dual-Port 1Gb Copper Ethernet Connectivity
  • Compatible with Leading Industry Video Management Software
  • Open Hardware Platform
  • Windows 10 Professional 64-bit Operating System
  • Redundant High Efficiency 80-PLUS® Platinum Certified Power Supply
  • Supports Optional Cloud Connection for Video Archiving
  • Form Factor:  19″ 4U Rackmount with Quick-Release Rapid Mounting Rails
  • Drive Trays:  24 Hot-Swappable 3.5″
  • Backplane:  12Gb SAS
  • Optical:  Rear DVD+/-RW Disc Drive
  • Cooling:  5 x 80mm Hot-Swap PWM Cooling Fans
  • Power Supply:  Redundant 1000/1280 Watt Hot-Swappable 95% High Efficiency 80-PLUS® Platinum Digital Power Supply with PMBus 1.2
    •        1000W AC Voltage:  100 – 140V, 50-60Hz, 8-12 Amp
    •        1280W AC Voltage:  180 – 240V, 50-60Hz, 6-8 Amp
  • Controls:  Power On/Off and System Reset Button
  • Indicators:  Power Status LED, Hard Drive Activity LED, 2x Network Activity LEDs, Fan Fail/System Overheat LED, Unit Identification (UID) LED
  • Input/Output Ports:
  •        2 RJ-45 Gigabit Ethernet LAN Ports
  •        4 Rear USB 3.0 Ports
  •        2 Rear USB 2.0 Ports
  •        1 Display Port
  •        1 HDMI Video Port
  •        7.1 HD Audio Jacks
  • Operating Temperature:  5°C ~ 35°C (41°F ~ 95°F)
  • Operating Relative Humidity:  8% ~ 90% Non-Condensing
  • Non-Operating Temperature:  -40°C ~ 60°C (-40°F ~ 140°F)
  • Non-Operating Relative Humidity:  5% ~ 95% Non-Condensing
  • Dimensions:  7″(H) x 17.2″(W) x 26″(D)

Base Configuration:

  • Twenty-Four Hot-Swappable 12Gb SAS Disk Drives with up to 288TB Raw Storage Capacity
  •        2TB/4TB/6TB/8TB/10TB/12TB 7200RPM 12Gb SAS
  • Ultra High Performance 12Gbps SAS RAID Controller with 1GB Flash-Backed Cache Ported to Twenty-Four 12Gbps Drive Bays
  • Capable of RAID Levels 0, 1, 5, 6, 10, 50, 60, JBOD
  • 3.90GHz Intel 7th Generation Core i3-7100 Dual-Core Kaby Lake Processor with 3MB Shared Cache
  • 8GB High Speed 2400MHz DDR4 System Memory
  • Intel HD Graphics 630 with Display Port and HDMI
  • Dual-Port Copper Gigabit Ethernet Connectivity
  • 7.1-Channel High Definition Audio
  • DVD+/-RW Optical Drive with CD/DVD Burning Software
  • Four Super-Speed USB 3.0 Ports & Two Hi-Speed USB 2.0 Ports
  • Windows 10 Professional 64-Bit Operating System
  • Hot-Swappable 1000/1280 Watt Dual Redundant 95.08% High Efficiency
    80-PLUS® Platinum Certified Digital Power Supply with PMBus 1.2
  • 4U 19″ Rackmount Chassis with Quick-Release Rapid Mounting Rails

Available Upgrade Options:

  • Intel 7th Generation Core i5-7600K or Core i7-7700K Quad-Core Processor
  • 16GB, 32GB or 64GB High Speed 2400MHz DDR4 System Memory
  • Single or Dual 256GB, 512GB or 1TB M.2 NVMe SSD Device(s)
  • USB Keyboard and Mouse Bundle
Part Number System Total Capacity Drive Speed
FAL240dz2TB Falcon 240dz 4U Video Storage/Viewing Platform (24x2TB SAS) 48TB 7200RPM SAS
FAL240dz4TB Falcon 240dz 4U Video Storage/Viewing Platform (24x4TB SAS) 96TB 7200RPM SAS
FAL240dz6TB Falcon 240dz 4U Video Storage/Viewing Platform (24x6TB SAS) 144TB 7200RPM SAS
FAL240dz8TB Falcon 240dz 4U Video Storage/Viewing Platform (24x8TB SAS) 192TB 7200RPM SAS
FAL240dz10TB Falcon 240dz 4U Video Storage/Viewing Platform (24x10TB SAS) 240TB 7200RPM SAS
FAL240dz12TB Falcon 240dz 4U Video Storage/Viewing Platform (24x12TB SAS) 288TB 7200RPM SAS

Spare Parts

Part Number Description
FAL240dztray Spare Drive Tray for Falcon 240dz
FAL240dzps Spare Hot Swappable Power Supply Module for Falcon 240dz

Processor Upgrades

Part Number Description
FALduCOREI5 Upgrade Falcon to Core i5-7600K Quad-Core Processor
FALduCOREI7 Upgrade Falcon to Core i7-7700K Quad-Core Processor

System Memory Upgrades

Part Number Description
FALdu16GB Upgrade Falcon to 16GB System Memory
FALdu32GB Upgrade Falcon to 32GB System Memory
FALdu64GB Upgrade Falcon to 64GB System Memory

M.2 NVMe SSD Devices (Maximum of 2 per System)

Part Number Description
FALduNVME256GB Add 256GB M.2 NVMe SSD Device
FALduNVME512GB Add 512GB M.2 NVMe SSD Device
FALduNVME1TB Add 1TB M.2 NVMe SSD Device

Video Card Accessories

Part Number Description

Keyboard/Mouse Bundles

Part Number Description
FALuKEYMOUSEUSB Add USB Keyboard and Mouse Bundle


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