Snap Unveils 3TB Snap Server
Snap Appliance Inc. last week introduced Snap Server 14000, which will store as much as 3TB of data as it offloads file management from general-purpose servers. The device uses a Linux-based operating system called Guardian, which can be integrated with Microsoft Active Directory; generate snapshot copies of files while the network is up and running; and allow server-to-server replication. A Snap Server 14000 with 3TB of capacity costs $20,995.
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Silicon Image Introduces SATA II Host Controller
Silicon Image Inc. last week unveiled its own SATA II host controller. Silicon Images SiI 3124 is a 64-bit 133-MHz PCI-X-to-4-Port Serial ATA controller that will be available in two pin-compatible versions: the SiI 3124-1, which operates at first-generation SATA speeds of 1.5 gbps per port; and the SiI 3124-2, which operates at SATA speeds of 1.5 gbps and also provides support for 3-gbps signaling. Silicon Image reports the SiI 3124 is compliant with the Serial ATA 1.0 specification and supports all existing SATA II extensions to the Version 1.0 specification, including native command queuing, support for enclosure management devices, selectable output strengths for backplanes, hot-plugging, and FIS-based switching with port multipliers.
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Aberdeen announces New TeraBuster Backup Server
Aberdeen LLC last week announced the latest addition to its Stirling line of storage and backup servers, the Aberdeen Stirling TeraBuster. The TeraBuster is a 4U rackmount server supporting capacities up to 4TB. The SATA-based, hot-swap storage server comes in two models; a version with 4TB of capacity costs under $12,000, the company said.
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IDC Reports Worldwide Disk Storage Market Declined in Second Quarter
Worldwide disk storage systems factory revenues were $4.73 billion in the second quarter of 2003, down 3.9 percent compared with the second quarter of 2002, according to IDCs Worldwide Disk Storage Systems Quarterly Tracker. Overall storage capacity continues to outpace revenue, growing 36 percent year-over-year to 181.6 petabytes shipped during the second quarter. In the second quarter, HP led the total disk storage system market, with 26.7 percent revenue share, followed by IBM and EMC with 20.2 percent and 12.7 percent revenue share, respectively.
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