Nomadic storage

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GVS Nomadic Cube 2x4GB Fibre Interface to SATAII Drive

Designed with the highest quality components available, and support of 4GB, 2GB, and 1GB Fibre host interface, and using low cost SATAII drives from 250GB, 500GB, 750GB, and 1,000GB in a half-height system, you can achieve disk space of over 2,000 GB at speeds up to 200MB/sec with 4 drives striped.

This system is extremely quiet, durable and fully upgradeable by the user to support larger drives for future expansion. Other features include a complete locking mechanism for secure data and easy transport for sneaker net applications. The ideal application is as a HD and SD very low cost storage system, with the option of using it on a SAN network, as well as a single storage volume on a remote desktop as a SATA drive.

In an Xsan environment the ideal design of fiber network is using an external controller for each volume or LUN on the Xsan. This can create a very inexpensive solution, were you use your high speed controllers for data access and live you METADATA on a low cost but secure Nomadic CUBE. With the Nomadic Cube you will be able to have a number of volumes and keep the mirror copy of your metadata on your SAN network without major cost, while having the ultimate performance in SAN design.

Excellent ventilation and cooling designed with dual fan system Universal power supply
Extremely quiet unit Individual Drive status LED
Front Power switch Upgrade drive from 36GB up to 440GB
Hot-Swap SATAII Drive Support 4GB Fibre copper cable and power cord
Hardware RAID 0, 1, 5, 6 and 10 are support Single or JBOD Fiber Interface option
Optional Nomadic1U version Single or Dual LUN option available

High Performance Hot/Swap Removable Controllers & Drives. Production will not come to a halt just because a controller or hard drive fails. Nomadic devices can be removed and replaced easily; without having to shut down the server or RAID.
Sophisticated Sensors and Alarms will alert you (or your administrator) to power, temperature, and hardware problems, should they arise, to prevent serious system damage or failures.
Multiple Host and drive support provides maximum flexibility and salability.