nStor introduces Fibre Channel array

Posted on May 01, 1998


nStor introduces Fibre Channel array

nStor is now shipping the CR8F, an external eight-bay RAID array with support for 4GB, 9GB, and 18GB Fibre Channel disk drives. In one enclosure, the CR8F can hold up to 144GB. Overall, up to 16 devices can be combined on a Fibre Channel Arbitrated Loop, providing more than 2TB of data storage. Included in the CR8F are hot-swappable fans, disk drives, power supplies, and loop resiliency circuits (LRCs). The hot-swappable LRC I/O cards handle the Fibre Channel re-timing and clock recovery on both the transmit and receive signals, and act as an active hub for cabinet daisy-chaining. As a result, nStor claims there is no signal degradation. Pricing starts at $7,770 for a 12GB enclosure. www.nstor.com

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