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JMR Electronics has announced its high availability 1U 2GB Fibre Channel RAID storage system, StorBlade FC RAID. The company says the StorBlade product line is meant to serve as a complement to server blades.
StorBlade is available in 2GB Fibre Channel or Ultra160 SCSI configurations. The newest member of the StorBlade family is the StorBlade FC RAID. Requiring 1U of rack space, StorBlade FC RAID features an integrated embedded RAID controller with up to 512MB battery backed cache, four hot swappable drive bays, dual power supplies and dual blowers. Included software allows the RAID controller to be configured for dedicated or global spare drive support, online capacity expansion, RAID level migration and disk array migration. By adding an additional StorBlade FC RAID, the StorBlade storage systems can provide failover.
JMR has designed the StorBlade to easily add units for a total of 60 and a storage capacity of 30 TBs.
StorBlade is available worldwide, with MSRP starting at $1,498 through JMR's reseller channel.