Winchester Systems Expands Fibre Channel RAID to 100 TB
Delivers 120,000 IOPS and RAID 6 Data Integrity
BILLERICA, MA--(Marketwire - November 24, 2008) - Winchester Systems Inc., a leading data
storage solutions provider, today announced that their
FlashDisk HyperSAN FC-3400 Series RAID array has tripled the maximum
capacity from 34 TB to 100 TB.
The FC-3400 is a high performance Fibre Channel RAID disk array that now
supports a base shelf with single or dual redundant failover controllers
and up to 13 expansion shelves. Each of the 14 shelves holds 16 Fibre
Channel disk drives each for a total of 224 disk drives. Drive capacities
have been expanded to now include 450 GB disk drives. The results of
increasing the number of shelves from 6 to 14 and increasing drive capacity
from 400 GB to 450 GB is a tripling of capacity from 34 TB to 100 TB.
The enterprise class product uses 10K and 15K rpm disks for the most
demanding applications including database, OLTP, financial, manufacturing,
video and real-time data acquisition. The dual controller model with four
4 Gb Fibre Channel ports provides 1,500 MB per second sustained throughput
and over 120,000 disk I/O operations per second with cache mirroring
enabled for controller failover.
"With a single management console, IT managers can now economically deploy
large databases in mission critical environments without compromising
speed, reliability, manageability or serviceability," according to Mr. Joel
Leider, the company's chief executive officer. "A single unit fits into
one 42U rack in just six square feet and delivers tremendous performance at
120,000 IOPS with unprecedented RAID 6 data integrity -- for a fraction of
the price of popular alternatives," he added.
RAID 6 offers dual parity for the utmost in data protection for valuable
data. Even if two disk drives fail or become unreadable, the data will
remain intact. This RAID 6 protection is invaluable for protecting
irreplaceable or irreproducible photos and video -- particularly for field
use where hardware is vulnerable. According to the company's white paper,
"Enterprise RAID 6," RAID 6 dual parity offers 500 to 30,000 times
longer MTDL (Mean Time To Data Loss) than RAID 5. An informative 6-minute
presentation "RAID 6 Essentials" is also available.
Pricing starts at under $25,000 and delivery is 1-3 weeks ARO.
About Winchester Systems Inc.
Winchester Systems provides network-attached storage, direct-attached
storage, tiered-storage, storage area network and enterprise data storage
solutions for commercial, industrial, healthcare, education, government and
military applications. These solutions include high performance iSCSI, SAS,
SCSI, SATA and Fibre Channel RAID disk arrays; tape backup devices and
other high performance commercial and military grade data storage for
mid-range servers including Windows, Windows Clusters, Linux, Linux
Clusters, and UNIX. For more information visit Winchester Systems on the
web at www.winsys.com.
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Winchester Systems Inc.