SGI Debuts New Storage Array
Silicon Graphics Inc. this week unveiled a mid-range storage array for attachment to Windows, SGI, Solaris, Linux and NetWare servers. The Total Performance 9300 is a modular 2-gbps Fibre Channel array that can be connected directly to a server or to several servers via a Fibre Channel switch. The array has an upper capacity of 16TB and is designed for use in workgroups or departments within large businesses. The SGI TP9300 storage array is available now and starts at $30,000.
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IBM Bids Adieu to a Piece of iSCSI Storage History
IBM on Friday will officially say good-bye to the IBM TotalStorage IP Storage 200i, the first commercially available iSCSI product. The 200i was introduced in mid-2001, almost two years before the IP storage standard was officially adopted. “This product introduced and conditioned IT professionals to the concept that iSCSI will be a new interface at the target device level,” said Tony Prigmore, senior analyst at Enterprise Storage Group. “IBM, being IBM, has the ability to roll products like the 200i into the market for educational purposes.”
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SanDisk Releases High Performance CompactFlash, SD Cards
SanDisk Corp. this week introduced its line of Extreme CompactFlash and SD cards, aimed at photo professionals who use digital cameras in their work. SanDisk said the cards offer higher performance than other models and can be subject to more extreme temperature conditions. SanDisk Extreme cards can write data at up to 9MB per second and read at a minimum of 10MB per second. SanDisk Extreme CF cards are available now in 256MB, 512MB and 1GB capacities. SanDisk anticipates releasing the Extreme SD card in a 256MB capacity in October.
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Read-Rite Acquisition to Pay Off Early
Disk drive maker Western Digital Corp. this week said its acquisition of Read-Rite Corp. will pay off much earlier than expected. In a conference call with Wall Street analysts, Western Digital executives said the acquisition of Read-Rite will add to its earnings in the quarter ending December 2003, nine months earlier than the companys previous forecast. Read-Rite, which makes recording heads used on disk drive platters, filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy protection in June.
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