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Metropolis Server Storage Workstations VTR

Metropolis 4NXU 14xGigabit 6xFiber Direct Interface

Metropolis 4NXU:

Quad-core 2.5GHz PowerPC® G5 Processors
4 PCI-e 16x, 4x, 8x, 4x slots
18x500GB SATAII or 4GB Fibre Drive
Dual Fibre PCI-e card
2-14 Gigabit Interface 4xOptical High speed jumbo frame support
4GB Fiber channel drive interfaces
• 16x hot-swap 10K/15K RPM drive
• dual mirror configure drive

Dual H/W RAID 0, 1, 3, 5, 6 0+1
• High speed up to 16x PCI-e bus
• Dual power supplies
• Up to 32GB 8 DIMM sockets

• Web Base Management
• Front LCD display states
• Firewire 800, Firewire 400 + USB2
• Unix base management software

• 1 year limited warranty hardware and software


Serve both OSX and XP w/GVSAN

GVS9000 4NXU





The Metropolis 4NXU models take efficient data access one step further, exceeding data access over 5.4Gbit/sec ideal for most server applications such as Aerospace, Animation , Audio/Video 2K & HD, Medical Imaging, Mobile equipment, TV Station, as well as SAN meta-data controller, Server. in 19" rack mount with lowest noise level in its class of family that doesn't require a major computer room for cooling.

Metropolis 4NXU comes with Quad PowerPC G5 processors running at speeds of up to 76.6GBps, 1,000KB of dedicated L2 cache memory per processor, four full-length 16X PCI-e slots, and 16GB of DDR ECC SDRAM upgradeable to 32GB all in less than 8.0" 4U rack space with 16 hot-swap drive bays and dual boot internal drive bays, plus 16x500GB SATAII drives at 72000RPM or 300GB SAS drive up to 10,000RPM with less than 3.6ms seek time. Configured with a dual hardware 2890C raid controller application allowing data at wire speeds of 400MB/sec and the security of RAID level 5 the Metropolis 4NXU insures data integrity and speed are delivered to your SAN server management need. As an internal SAN RAID it holds apron. 12,000GB mirrored data for security of your management data and redundancy shared disk space. Options include 4GB Fiber Channel internal controller, 2-14 Gigabit Ethernet and 2, 4, or 8 4GB Fiber channel interface, with Linux , Windows and OS X user support.

The 4NXU PowerPC models include RAM support of 16GB up to 4TB, internal storage up to 9TB with optional 15,000 RPM hot-swap drives running at speeds of 720MB/sec making it ideal for High Performance Computing (HPC) SAN in high speed data environments, as well as for server or gigabit direct accesses for each user having the own data path, with out any switch or hub to controller the traffic, each workstation have direct access, form MAC, Windows, Unix to AVID all can have direct access to project as well OMF and project files. The unique feature of the Metropolis 4NXU is the internal 4Gbit Fiber Storage that allows you to instantaneously share your content and have your project available to everyone on the SAN Fiber network, at speeds that are usually only available on very high end fiber RAID products, but are a standard part of the GVS 4NXU product. The benefit of having the internal 4Gbit Fiber is that you can configure your Metropolis as an meta data controller and run GVSAN in conjunction with multiple volume support native to your shared storage.

Part Number
Memory GB
L2 Cache
Optical Drive
Gigabit Interface
Total Storage
M4U25040160-003 5000MB at 520MB/sec

4XCPU 2.4GHz

8GB max 32GB 1000KB


2-14 Gigabit
Part Number
Drive Cache
Number Drive
Drive Model
Hot-swap Storage
G04U-12A2P2F-24 9TB 540MB/sec 4xFiber 16MB


Removable drive access 16x500GB
Part Number
Drive Interface
Number Fiber
SFP Optical
PCI-e Fiber Dual Fibre 8x PCI-e 2xFibre

2-6 ports

Fibre Channel PCI-e Optional 6

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