SOURCE: Raid Incorporated

RAID Incorporated

October 07, 2009 09:00 ET

RAID Inc. Announces Support for 2TB SATA Drives, 8Gb FC Interfaces in Falcon Series

Archival Storage Line Upgrades Capacity, Performance Capabilities

METHUEN, MA--(Marketwire - October 7, 2009) - RAID Incorporated, a customized storage, services, and HPC solutions provider specializing in leading-edge technologies, today announced the qualification of enterprise 2TB 7,200 RPM SATA-II drives from Hitachi in their latest Falcon IV series of customized storage solutions.

The Falcon IV line is available in 2U 12-Bay, 3U 16-bay, and 4U 24-bay base units, and is scalable to a maximum of 112 SAS / SATA-II drives using redundant expansion chassis. With today's announcement, users now have the ability to scale up to 224 TB of raw storage capacity under one controller set.

In addition, the Falcon IV line comes standard with an 8Gb FC host interface option, allowing for connectivity to higher-end SAN solutions and throughput-intensive direct-attached implementations. This is fully backwards-compatible with any industry-standard 4Gb FC and 2Gb FC host bus adapters and switches. SAS and SCSI host options are also available.

"As the capacity requirements of applications such as archiving and disk-to-disk backup continue to grow exponentially, the release and qualification of the 2TB SATA-II drive in the new Falcon IV series comes at the perfect time," stated Tad Gambiza, Vice President of Engineering at RAID. "After a great deal of anticipation this year, we are excited to provide a high performing solution with 2TB drives that meet RAID Inc.'s rigorous testing and quality standards."

About RAID Incorporated

Since 1994 RAID Inc. has provided true 100% customized storage and computing solutions that best meet the unique requirements of HPC centers, corporations, government entities and educational institutions worldwide. From supercomputing to grid computing, RAID Inc. ensures the availability of critical digital content in real-time, all the time. The company guarantees this with the "RAID Approach," the industry's only concierge service and support model that assures the highest level of personalized support and resolution to any issue. StorageWatch®, the industry's only real-time monitoring and managed storage service offering which lowers total cost of ownership while increasing data availability, was developed as part of the" RAID Approach" to better serve its customers. RAID Inc.'s guaranteed "customer first" approach has made them an industry leader in true 100% customized storage and the best service and support. For more information about RAID Inc. visit www.raidinc.com or call 800-330-7335.

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