iQstor Targets SMB Apps with New SATA-II Platform
The iQ2280 4G bps Fibre Channel-serial ATA II storage system is expected to ship by mid-February.Pumping greater performance into its intelligent RAID controller, iQstor Networks Inc. on Monday will unveil its new iQ2280 4G bps Fibre Channel-serial ATA II storage system. The product will ship within 30 days. Targeted at applications being run by the high-end of SMB (small to midsize business) customers, the iQ2280 storage platform is housed in a 19-inch 3U rack mountable enclosure and features 4 x 4G bps host ports, and can support up to 15 SATA II disk drives that provide 7.5TB of storage capacity using 500GB drives. A step up from the companys iQ1200 2GB FC to SATA I offering, the iQ2280 is equipped with dual active-active storage controllers providing transparent failover, 4 host ports, as well as RAID levels 0, 1, 1+0, 4, 5, 50, and 6 protection, said Albert Saraie, director of marketing for Newbury Park, Calif.-based iQstor.
Each controller has standard 512MB of cache and can venture up to 2GB of cache.