Knox or Open Vault was first released in 2013. It is a two OpenU JBOD which contains two identical shelves of 15 disks. As with all OCP hardware servicing is done entirely from the front. Features include:

  • Full redundant data path to each HDD
  • 30 x 3.5″ SAS/SATA HDD
  • Fold down HDD trays
  • Six redundant fan modules

Each HDD tray contains one drive plane board with two SAS expander boards one fan control board.

OCP Knox Storage






Lightning is a Knox variant announced in 2016. It is a JBOF containing up to 60 NVMe SSDs in the same two OpenU chassis. Essentially 60 M.2 NVMe SSDs or 30 U.2 NVMe SSDs.


OCP history

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OCP solutions