storage history - 2007, April week 1
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Fibre-Channel SAN History - the First Decade
Korea - April 4, 2007 - Samsung today announced its new SpinPoint S166
Series of ultra silent and high-speed hard disk drives. The 3.5"
SpinPoint S166 hard drives are currently shipping in 80GB and 160GB capacities
and will be available worldwide in April. The S166 Series has a spin speed of
7,200 RPM and features a SATA
interface with Native
Command Queuing. The drives are also available with a PATA interface.
Editor's comments:- in the summer of 2005 Hitachi launched its Travelstar 4K120 (4,200 RPM) disks aimed at a new market segment which it called bedroom quiet hard drives. But long known to submariners (who presumably sleep in silent spring free hammocks) the quietest disk drives are those with no RPM at all.
If you're stuck with hard disks of the acoustically noisy kind, and you've got a lot of them in a RAID, then GizMac Accessories yesterday launched a noise dampened quieter 12U XRackPro2 rack in which you can put them.
Parsippany, NJ - April 3, 2007 - RELDATA and Nexsan Technologies today announced that they have joined forces to produce a more powerful unified IP SAN/NAS storage solution that includes SAN-level data replication over WANs. The new solution combines Nexsan's SATABeast with the RELDATA 9240 IP Storage Gateway, resulting in an enterprise-class solution that delivers high availability, full redundancy, wire-speed throughput and dramatic cost savings for enterprises.
The RELDATA IP Storage Gateway 9240 incorporates six 1GbE ports and 2 Ultra SCSI ports in addition to the dual 4Gbps FC ports providing flexible connectivity, preserving existing Fibre Channel, SCSI and iSCSI storage investments. ...Nexsan Technologies profile, ...RELDATA profile, storage routers
SAN JOSE, Calif - April 3, 2007 - STEC, Inc. is showing a new industrial grade 4G byte USB Flash Drive this week at at the Embedded Systems Conference. Features include:-
SAN JOSE, Calif - April 2, 2007 - Quantum Corp today introduced StorNext 3.0 data management software. StorNext 3.0 extends high performance, resilient data sharing to servers on the LAN (already supports SAN) and integrates Quantum's patented data de-duplication technology to reduce data retention costs. In addition, it enables customers to expand storage capacity and replace storage devices while keeping the system online. ..Quantum profile
SUNNYVALE, CA - April 2, 2007 - Finisar Corp today announced the industry's first comprehensive 8Gb/s Fibre Channel test solution. The powerful Xgig storage test tool platform features full 8Gb/s line rate monitoring, yet is backward compatible with legacy 4, 2, and 1 Gb/s rates. Additionally, the Xgig platform is multi-function, supporting other important FC testing tools including BERT (Bit Error Rate Tester), jammer, and data generation in a single integrated solution. Finisar's multi-function architecture allows the identical hardware to be leveraged across all stages of development resulting in significant design time reductions and cost savings. ...Finisar profile, Storage Testers, SAN
Editor:- April 2, 2007 - STORAGEsearch.com reports the top 5 subjects viewed by storage searchers in March were:-
(1) - Disk to disk backup,
(2) - Solid state disks
(3) - Hard drives
(4) - RAID systems, and
(5) - NAS
Tape backup related searches have dropped out of the top 20 subjects viewed.
Pageviews in the top 10 subjects grew 28% compared to the year before period. For more info on the top subjects, articles etc see Market research
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