Attached Storage Reviews
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 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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