EMC Ups CLARiiON Capacity and Performance

EMC Corporation today introduced new drive technology, 181GB 7,200 RPM and 36GB 15,000 RPM disk drives, for the EMC CLARiiON line of enterprise storage systems. The new drives are in addition to the 73GB drives offer already offered.

According to the company, the new 181GB drives more than double the maximum CLARiiON capacity (from 9TB to 22TB) per system and significantly reduce storage acquisition cost. In typical CLARiiON FC4700 configurations, for example, customers can now purchase the same hardware capacity for 30% less cost. Savings can grow to over 45% in larger configurations.

EMC claims the new high-speed 36GB drives directly complement the 181GB drives by providing maximized customer value in high-performance I/O situations such as online transaction processing (OLTP) environments. The company said testing has shown an average performance increase of up to 46% over the 36GB 10K counterpart in such environments.

The 181GB drives are available immediately with CLARiiON FC4500 and FC4700 enterprise storage systems; the 36 GB 15,000 RPM drives are available immediately with CLARiiON FC5300, FC4500 and FC4700 systems.

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