Rorke Data plans to incorporate Seagate Technology’s 2Gbit Fibre-Channel and U320 SCSI disc technology into their Galaxy 60 RAID, MaxArray, and AVR series of Mac compatible storage products. The introduction will also feature the release of the digital video industry’s first desktop rackmount product to feature both 2Gbit Fibre-Channel and Ultra SCSI in the same enclosure.
The upgraded and new storage products are being unveiled at Rorke’s booth at this week’s National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) exhibition and conference in Las Vegas. They’re also on display in other NAB booths, including that of Apple.
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Seagate operates at 15K rpm and delivering seek times as low as 3.6 ms as well as latencies of 2.0 ms, according to Joe Rorke, Rorke’s VP of marketing. It delivers up to 69 Mbytes per second formatted transfer rate and is offered in Ultra160 SCSI, Ultra320 SCSI and 2-Gbit Fibre-Channel interfaces.
Rorke’s Galaxy 60 storage array is a professional-level 2 Gbit Fibre-Channel solution that offers scalability and OEM [original equipment manufacturers] compatibility. It offers 9TB of useable storage in arbitrated loop mode. The unit’s 2 Gigabit open-backplane design is compatible with both 1 and 2 Gigabit drives, HBAs, and switch technologies, delivering 200 MB per second to 800 MB per second, depending on system needs.
Rorke’s MaxArray supports disks ranging from 9 GB to 73 GB per Ultra-3 SCSI or Fibre-Channel interface hard drive. The enclosures can reach capacities of up to 584 GB in a single enclosure, which can allow up to nine hours of uncompressed video. Offering data rates that range from 80-400 MB per second, the MaxArray system equates to up to 12 streams of uncompressed video.