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disk array

A group of hard drives built into a single unit, which may be configured as a RAID system (see RAID). Also called a "drive array" or "storage array," a disk array generally refers to magnetic disks or solid state disks; however, optical drives (CD, DVD, etc.) also come in multi-drive units (see optical disc library). See JBOD, SAN, NAS and server farm.
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Winchester Systems Inc, a data storage solutions provider, said Wednesday that it is continuing the roll out of its 10th Generation of FlashDisk RAID disk arrays with the release of its FlashDisk SX-2300, offering 8GB Fibre channel ports and a new generation of ASICs which combine to deliver up to 1,400MB/s data throughput and 105,000 IOPS.
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Winchester Systems Inc, a provider of data storage solutions, announced on Tuesday (2 June) that its FlashDisk SX-2300 and SX-3400 SAS/SATA disk arrays now support the new larger capacity 600GB, 10k rpm disk drives.
While no formal standard specifications on RAID 6 have been published to date, a disk array configuration that can provide failure protection to more than one hard disk is called RAID 6.
In addition the HP StorageWorks Enterprise Virtual Array (EVA) family has increased its external disk array revenue share for the fifth consecutive quarter.
ProtecTIER is a software data protection platform that runs on a standard enterprise server and connects to any standard Fibre Channel disk array to form a highly scalable target.
The new products include a 2.0Gb fibre channel virtual disk array (claimed to be the industry's first) and network attached storage (NAS) solutions as well as software for the company's XP disk array family.
The new benchmark results were achieved in an environment running SAP R/3 Enterprise Release 4.70 solution on a combined solution including NEC's Express5800/1320Xe, 32-way SMP, Intel Itanium 2, 1.6 GHz, 32 KB L1 cache, 256 KB L3 cache, 9 MB L3 cache, 128 GB main memory, and iStorageS2000 SAN disk array system, Windows Server 2003 Datacenter Edition for Itanium-based systems and SQL Server 2000 (64-bit).
Supporting the grid is a data warehouse consisting of a 5TB disk array and Quantum SDLT drives in a tape library to provide secure storage of their data, as well as provide fast access for their scientists and developers.