Connectivity is Key in Overland's New SAN Array
Overland Storage is prepping a new SAN array with a wide range of host connection options, including 1GbE or 10GbE iSCSI, 6Gbps SAS or 4Gbps Fibre Channel. Sister site InfoStor reports that the SnapSAN S1000 disk array will also include green features like disk spin-down, variable-speed drives, and temperature monitoring and automatic fan adjustment.
Overland Storage plans to begin shipping the SnapSAN S1000 disk array next month. The key differentiating feature is that users and integrators will be able to configure the S1000 with a range of host interfaces, including 1GbE iSCSI, 10GbE iSCSI, 6Gbps SAS or 4Gbps Fibre Channel, with 8Gbps Fibre Channel connections due later this year. However, different interfaces cannot be mixed in the same enclosure.
In the case of 1GbE, there are two ports per controller, or four ports in a dual-controller configuration. With all other external interfaces there are two ports per controller, or four per array.
On the back end, users can configure the SnapSAN S1000 with 6Gbps SAS or 3Gbps SATA drives, including Green SATA drives, with up to 12 drives per 2U array and a maximum capacity of 24TB using 2TB SATA drives. Users can attach up to four 2U expansion units to extend capacity to 120TB.
Pricing starts at $6,495 for a drive-less enclosure. A 4TB, single-controller configuration with 1GbE iSCSI connections is priced at $6,895. SnapDisk E1000 expansion units start at $4,195 without drives.
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