ICP vortex announces 64-bit PCI-FC controller
Demonstrated at Comdex this month, ICP vortex`s 64-bit PCI-Fibre Channel RAID controllers are scheduled for volume shipments in the first quarter. Company officials claim burst rates of 264MBps via a 33MHz PCI interface. Available in one-port (GDT6519RN) or two-port (GDT6529RN) versions, the controllers include an XOR engine for optimized RAID 4/5 operations. RAID 0, 1, and 10 are also supported. Other features include multi-level delayed write and read-ahead cache, support for loop topology, and support for SCSI devices via an additional Wide Ultra channel with 50- and 68-pin connectors. Pricing is due in the first quarter.