by Lyle Smith

PMC Adaptec Series 7H and 6H families of SAS/SATA HBAs Announced

PMC has announced the industry’s first high-performance, high density, low-profile encrypted PCIe Gen3 host bus adapter (HBA) family to further expand its Adaptec storage product-line. PMC’s new HBA family is capable of executing over one million IOPS with 6.6 GB/s sustained throughput, provides 256 bit AES encryption, and offers up to 16 ports. The Adaptec Series 7H and 6H families of SAS/SATA HBAs offer users high-performance connectivity for HDDs, SSDs, removable media, and tape drives and is specifically designed for high performance data center applications.

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by Josh Linden

HP Debuts StoreEver Tape Storage Portfolio

HP has introduced StoreEver Storage, a portfolio that integrates HP tape products and technologies with HP Converged Storage, HP Data Protector, and third-party backup software. StoreEver Storage solutions support tape media, standalone tape drives, and tape libraries in solutions that can accommodate more than 44 petabytes of data in a single system using 6.25TB LTO-6 cartridges that sustain 1.44TB/hr transfer rates, priced at an estimted 2.5 cents per gigabyte. 

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by Josh Linden

LaCie Debuts 20TB 5big Thunderbolt RAID DAS

LaCie has announced the 5big Thunderbolt Series, a new addition to the 5big family of 5-bay RAID solutions. Configured with five hot-swappable 7,200RPM, 64MB cache HDDs in RAID 0, the new series leverages Thunderbolt to connectivity reach transfer speeds of up to 785MB/s, with a maximum capacity of 20TB.

 

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by Kevin OBrien

iXsystems Titan 316J JBOD Review

The iXsystems Titan iX-316J is a 16 3.5" bay, JBOD storage expansion shelf. The JBOD has become a permanent fixture of the Storage Review lab, enabling us to directly connect SATA or SAS drives to a host compute system via LSI 9207-8e SAS expander. The iX-316J can be used in a variety of use cases, ranging from accepting up to 64TB of SATA drives, all the way up to the speedier 2.5" 10K and 15K drives, should the user choose to go that route. In this review we look at three different sets of hard drives, clearly illustrating the performance vs. capacity trade-offs that occur with modern enterprise hard drives.

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by Josh Linden

LSI’s New Syncro Architecture Supports Sharable and Scalable DAS Storage

LSI Corporation today introduced Syncro, a new storage architecture designed to bridge DAS single-server storage and traditional external storage in order to provide storage sharing and scaling capabilities for multi-server environments. The announcement also marks manufacturer availability of the first Syncro device, the MX-B rack boot appliance.

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by Brian Beeler

iXsystems Titan iX-316J Video Preview

The iXsystems Titan iX-316J is a 3U storage expansion shelf (JBOD). The iX-316J features 16 hot swappable 3.5" SAS/SATA drive bays across the front, capable of supporting up to 64TB of raw storage with 4TB hard drives. The unit also includes a pair of high-efficiency 1200W power supplies (1+1) and offers fault tolerance via redundant SAS2 (SFF-8088) expander bays.

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by Lyle Smith

Addonics R1MSAS and R1ESU3F of the 1U RAID Rack Family Is Now Shipping

Addonics Technologies has announced that it is now shipping its RAID Rack family of 1U rack-mount chassis with removable drive systems for simple attaching four 3.5” SATA hard drives of any capacity to a system using either a single eSATA, USB 3.0, Firewire 800 or mini SAS connection. Each of the drives are configurable as a RAID group or as independent drives. Users can begin their RAID Rack configuration with just one hard drive and then expand by adding more as their storage needs increase. Users can choose from models with Port Multipliers or with simple direct drive connection through eSATA or mini SAS cables. Additionally, drives can be added or removed directly like tape cartridges. The RAID Rack is compatible with various operating systems depending on the host controller.

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by Brian Beeler

WiebeTech RTX 220H-QR Review

The WiebeTech RTX 220-QR is a DAS unit not quite like anything else we've had in for review before. The 2-bay unit does all the normal stuff, RAID 0/1 for performance or redundancy; it has eSATA, FireWire 800, USB 2.0 for connectivity and oh yeah, built in shock absorption and a built-in recessed handle in the event you need to carry your RAID with you. 

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by Tom Streeter

OWC Mercury Rack Pro Review

Serious audio and video prodution requires serious storage space. Uncompressed HD video consumes 190MB of drive space per second. That can drop as low as 1.5MB/s with compression, but there's truth in the video editor's lament that no matter how much storage space you have, you always need more. OWC hopes to help resolve this issue with the Mercury Rack Pro, which offers up to 12TB of storage in a slim 1U body that is ready for the rack or can be converted for desktop duty.

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