has upgraded its G-Force line of Hardware RAID Systems and introduced models featuring new 15,000RPM drives manufactured by Seagate Technology.
The new Fantom Drives G-Force RAID 90C-15K and 126C-15K are based around Seagate’s Cheetah X15 disk drive mechanism, which purportedly offers 50 percent faster latency than any other drive mechanism and 3.9-millisecond seek time. The new G-Force RAID 15K models provide integrated hardware RAID system for any SCSI-based computer or server configuration. The RAID controller of the G-Force RAID excels at the traditionally difficult task of handling Level 0, 1, 0+1, 3, or 5 RAID configurations, according to the folks at Fantom. The company also claims that, when set up for Level 3 or 5, they have a host of features (such as Powered Hot-Spare support, Automatic Data Regeneration, and Independent Fault Isolation) ensure that access to data is uninterrupted in the event of a drive failure.
Because the G-Force handles all of the back-end RAID management tasks without the intervention of the host computer, disk drive modules are “hot swappable” without rebooting or interrupting the data stream to the host. The two 250W power supply modules of the G-Force RAID can also be replaced on the fly.
The new two new 15K configurations and prices are:
G-Force RAID 90c-15K — 905GB (6x18GB 15,000 RPM) Ultra-Wide SCSI, for US $6,325
G-Force RAID 126c-15K – 126GB (8x18GB 15,000 RPM) Ultra2-LVD SCSI for $8,999.