Artecon, Clariion "first" to support 18GB drives
Both claiming to be the first to support 18GB drives, RAID vendors Artecon and Clariion began shipping arrays last month based on IBM`s 18GB 7,200rpm disk drives. Clariion incorporates the drives in its TeleStor arrays and the Fibre Channel-attached Series 3000 arrays. Due to the density of the 18GB drives, Clariion claims a 38% reduction in cost per MB and a 1.6TB capacity in less than five square feet. Contact Clariion at (800) 672-7729, www.clariion.com.
Artecon`s LynxArray incorporates a number of features to solve the heat problems caused by 18GB drives, including four hot-swap fans, enhanced air-flow paths, and compliance with the SCSI Accessed Fault-Tolerant Enclosures (SAF-TE) specification. A 162GB LynxArray with nine 18GB drives is priced at $64,995, or $0.39 per MB. Contact Artecon at (760) 931-5500, www.artecon. com.