Jammie, dit is leuk voor personen met een iets te ruim budget: Mylex heeft twee nieuwe Ultra 160 SCSI RAID controllers gereleased. Het topmodel eXtremeRAID 2000 biedt ruimte aan 60 schijven, heeft 4 Ultra 160 interfaces en kost maar 2099 dollar (niets vergeleken met de prijs die je betaald voor 60 Quantum Atlas 10K schijven ). Hier de info van EETimes:
Mylex Corp. is making its entry into the nascent Ultra 160 SCSI market with two SCSI-based RAID controller boards that will be introduced this week. The entry-level AcceleRAID 352 and high-end eXtremeRAID 2000 both conform to the newest SCSI interface standard, operating at data transfer rates of 160 Mbytes/second.
[...] The AcceleRAID 352 is targeted at entry-level PCI RAID subsystems. Powered by the i960RN processor at 100 MHz, the board includes two channels of Ultra 160 SCSI. Mylex's firmware is stored in PC100 SDRAM. The part can support as many as 30 disk drives or 2.16 Tbytes of storage, Mylex said.
[...] The eXtremeRAID 2000 is targeted at higher-end servers and server clusters, and even at the storage-area network market, which is usually the domain of Fibre Channel. The eXtremeRAID 2000 board uses Intel Corp.'s StrongARM SA 110 processor running at 233 MHz and has four Ultra 160/m SCSI channels. Like the AcceleRAID 352, it can use 64-bit PCI to hit 266-Mbyte/s burst rates. But unlike the lower-end board, it can interface with 66-MHz PCI, according to Mylex. The board can support as many as 60 disk drives or 4.32 Tbytes of storage.