|Our RAID (Redundant Arrays of Independent Disks) systems are complete
kits to add RAID to your existing networks. Our purpose with this family of RAID products
is to allow easy installation and set up of a fault tolerant high speed magnetic storage
system at a reasonable price. All components of our 10 bay RAID systems are hot swappable.
Multiple tower RAIDs can be up to 1TB.
All or our RAIDs are BUS INDEPENDENT (BI)
Bus independent RAID arrays come with a RAID controller built right into the tower enclosure, and can be interfaced to a computer of any bus type, as well as direct network connection. BI RAIDs tend to be more expensive because of their stability, portability and serviceability (swappable controllers). All RAID systems come with two drive channels and one or more FIBRE or SCSI host channels
The RAID enclosure comes complete with hot swappable hard disk, blowers(fans) and power supplies(redundant) . The entire enclosure is all backplane, this allows for LVD transfer rates and reliability.
Level 1- is drive mirroring it is a little slower, but you have drive redundancy. The only draw back is 50% drive over head or you lose 50% of your overall storage
Level 5- is the most used RAID level because it is fast and provides redundancy at a 30% overhead. Level 5 RAID requires at least 3 drives. If you lose one drive the RAID will keep functioning until the broken drive is replaced and rebuilt
Hot spares- are standby drives are used in all levels of RAID in case of drive failure. If a drive should fail the Hot Spare will automatically start the rebuild process and keep the RAID functioning at its peak performance.
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