Arrays incorporating 50GB drives
A number of subsystem vendors have announced incorporation of 50GB, 7,200rpm disk drives. Early adopters include DataDirect Networks, LSI Logic`s MetaStor division, and XIOtech.
DataDirect is integrating the high-capacity drives in its MegaDrive EV Fibre Channel and Ultra2 LVD subsystems at prices that in some cases are as low as 10 cents per MB. LSI includes the drives in its MetaStor line of SCSI and Fibre Channel arrays, which can pack 5TB in a 72-inch cabinet. And XIOtech is integrating 50GB drives in its Magnitude arrays, which range from 1.1TB to 3.2TB.