Raidtec Fibre Channel array tops 2TB
Raidtec recently released the FibreArray and FibreRAID PCI Controller. The array provides more than 2TB of capacity at less than 25 cents per MB. The single-channel subsystem can pack 110 18GB Fibre Channel disk drives.
Targeted applications include video, server clusters, medical imaging, Internet services and storage area networks.
The FibreArray includes seven drive bays that can be populated with 4GB, 9GB, or 18GB drives, three power supplies and fans. Up to 16 arrays can be cascaded together for more than 2TB of capacity.
The FibreRAID-PCI is an FC-AL caching controller that supports RAID levels 0, 1, 0+1, 3 or 5, and 8MB to 128MB of cache. A FibreArray configuration with the PCI controller, 63GB with seven 9GB drives is priced at $18,000. www.raidtec.com.