Hitachi Data Systems became the latest top-tier storage vendor to jump on the Serial ATA bandwagon with Monday's introduction of a SATA option for its midrange arrays. The company's SATA Intermix Option, available now, will allow the company's Thunder 9500 V series of arrays to be configured with a combination of SATA and Fibre Channel arrays, said Scott Genereux, vice president of global marketing and business development for the company.
Using the SATA Intermix Option, an HDS array can be configured for up to 107 Tbytes of capacity in a single storage system. HDS is targeting the new option at the growing number of fixed content applications generating data such as e-mails, databases, videos and medical records, which must be available on-line but is not frequently accessed, said Genereux.
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News source: CRN