Globalstor to launch its newest storage 'FibreStor'
[ Joshua 2010-04-16 ]  

LAS VEGAS, USA (AVING Special Report on 'NAB Show 2010') -- <Visual News> Globalstor Data Corporation announced the worldwide launch of the company's newest storage offering 'FibreStor' during this year's NAB show in Las Vegas.

A portable five-drive tower with a single 4GB host connection, FibreStor is ideal for high-throughput professional audio applications, video editing, transporting data between facilities and other activities requiring a small, portable Fibre Channel storage solution.

FibreStor is a convenient, powerful storage option for today's audio and video professionals, who often have to juggle several different projects at a time with limited storage space. Comprising five Enterprise Class SATA drives disk drives or optional Solid State Drives and a single 4Gbps Fibre Channel host interface, this desktop array offers a capacity of up to 10TB storage with more than 20 hours of uncompressed 10-bit HD video footage. As such, FibreStor can support real-time HD and SD applications, including single 10-bit 1080i HD, making for a very cost-effective near-line storage library.

Globalstor has built FibreStor for maximum performance, with a processing rate of 400 MBps, fast RAID 5 striping technology and an efficient, sustained performance that reduces the disc array count from four to three. It performs exactly the same in redundant mode as non-redundant mode, so even if a drive were to fail, performance wouldn't be impacted.

As with all Globalstor products, FibreStor has several levels of built-in redundancy, including a fail-safe RAID 5 disk array, which can be connected directly to Fibre Channel host bus adapters or switch equipment, SATA drive HotSwap even when I/Os are active, an LED drive mismatch warning when drives are removed and re-installed incorrectly and RAIDWatch, which runs continually and silently in the background without impacting performance. In the case of a system crash, an auto background drive can rebuild the storage topography in real-time, even while users are working on a project.

FibreStor has been designed for "plug-and-play" installation, with a rotary switch for easy configuration of RAID level options, and supports all operating systems, including Windows, Linux and Mac. The Fibre Channel interface includes 4Gb optical/copper cable interface support, multimode optics (850nM), auto-speed of 1, 2 and 4 Gbps, data transfer rates of full duplex 800MBps at 4Gb and end-to-end data integrity (T10 DIF support).

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