Storage Digest: News from Quantum, LSI Logic, Fujitsu, Unitrends

Quantum upgrades tape autoloader line … Unitrends adds electronic data vaulting to line … Fujitsu partners with hybrid SATA vendor to offer multi-disk storage enclosure … LSI Logic unveils 4GB/sec Fibre Channel HBAs.

Quantum announces a new autoloader platform, Unitrends adds electronic data vaulting to its network storage appliances, LSI Logic introduces 4GB/sec Fibre Channel HBAs, and Fujitsu teams with Enhance Technology to offer a multi-disk storage enclosure.
  • Quantum Upgrades Tape Autoloader Line

Quantum Corp. of San Jose, Calif. has announced the next iteration of its autoloader platform aimed at SMBs (small and midsize businesses).

The SuperLoader 3 provides backup, recovery and archive solutions in one package.

The DLT (Digital Linear Tape) and LTO (Linear Tape Open) autoloader platform provides 250GB to 5TB native capacity in a high-density 2U (3.5-inch) rackmount form factor and can expand from 8+1 to 16+1 cartridge slots as storage needs increase.

Bundled with the SuperLoader 3 are Veritas Backup Exec 10 QuickStart Edition software, Web-based remote management, barcode readers and labels, and Quantums StorageCare Services.

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  • Unitrends Adds Electronic Data Vaulting to Line

Unitrends, a Columbia, S.C. data protection vendor, has added electronic data vaulting to its line of network storage devices. By adding the capability to Unitrends DPV (Data Protection Vault) appliances, organizations can electronically vault data from or to off-site locations.

According to Unitrends president Sterling Wharton, electronic vaulting of data is more reliable, removes the potential of human error and is more secure.

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  • Fujitsu Partners with Hybrid SATA Vendor to Offer Multi-Disk Storage Enclosure

Fujitsu Computer Products of America Inc. of San Jose, Calif. has agreed to work with Enhance Technology Inc., a Santa Fe Springs, Calif. developer of hybrid SATA (Serial ATA) products, to develop a more advanced multi-disk storage enclosure.

To develop a 2.5-inch multi-drive storage enclosure, Enhance Technology will incorporate Fujitsus serial interface hard disk drives into its QuadraPack Q14. The result is a compact removable storage enclosure that can accommodate four SAS (Serial Attached SCSI) or SATA 2.5-inch hard disk drives mounted in one 5.25-inch drive bay.

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  • LSI Logic Unveils 4GB/sec Fibre Channel HBAs

LSI Logic Corp. of Milpitas, Calif. has announced shipment of single and dual port 4GB/sec Fibre Channel HBAs (host bus adapters).

Both the single-port LSI7104XP-LC and the dual-port LSI7204XP-LC PCI-X HBAs offer 800MB per second full duplex Fibre Channel ports and can perform more than 160,000 I/Os per second. Both adapters also are fully compatible with 1 and 2GB/sec legacy products and can perform at lower connection speeds if those products are detected. The adapters also support the new end-to-end error detection for better data integrity when reading and writing disks.

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