November 7, 2002

Cutting corners with storage blades

Here are the heavy metal stats for BladeStore's "intelligent blade architecture": five ATA drives per blade, 10 blades in a 6U rack, scales from 4TB to 160TB (expected to hit 12.5TB by Q103), and supports RAID 0, 1, 3, and 5. Your host or storage controllers will see the ATA drives as 10 high-capacity Fibre Channel drives (when addressing the maximum 6U configuration)--and, says StorageTek, it's compatible with every major operating environment from NT 4.0 to Red Hat Linux 6.

Link: ZDNet

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