Winchester Systems Introduces FlashDisk RAID Disk Arrays With 3TB Disks
The disk arrays offer virtualized tiered data storage supporting both 2.5-inch and 3.5-inch disk drives.Data storage solutions provider Winchester Systems announced the release of FlashDisk VX Series RAID disk arrays, which now offer 3TB disk drives. The FlashDisk VX-3400 RAID disk array now stores 336TB in a single RAID set-and it fits 772TB into a single 84U data center rack. The disk arrays offer virtualized tiered data storage supporting both 2.5-inch and 3.5-inch disk drives with 15K-, 10K- and 7.2K-rpm rotational speeds as well as solid-state disks. Storage services including snapshots, mirroring and volume copy plus centralized Web-based GUI are all included, and the company noted replication and thin provisioning services are optional. The FlashDisk VX Series is available in four models: the VX-3400 Series with 3U shelves and 3.5-inch disks; the VX-2500 Series with 2U shelves, 2.5-inch disks and 3.5-inch disk expansion; the VX-2300 Series with 2U shelves and 3.5-inch disks; and the VX-1300 Series with 1U shelves, 2.5-inch disks and 3.5-inch disk expansion capacity.
The disk arrays are configured to meet the demands of small to medium-size business (SMB) data centers and departmental requirements. With 3TB disks, the FlashDisk VX-3400 Series disk arrays are designed for "big data" applications including cloud storage, disaster recovery sites, local disk-to-disk backup, security and surveillance video, PACS medical imaging and archiving, image libraries, media distribution, broadcast, tape and robotics replacement as well as military reconnaissance imaging.