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Promise, a tier 2 supplier of RAID arrays, has catapulted itself into the mid-range courtesy of Intel's Jasper Forest processor. Its Ex30 can do 5.5Gbit/s when reading sequential data, meaning inexpensive entry-level arrays can now hold much more data and be used in the mid-range. The VTrak Ex30 has active:active dual …

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FC is better

"What small or medium company is going to set up a greenfield Fibre Channel SAN these days, when iSCSI is rampaging around?"

Given that it is cheaper and easier to buy a pair of Qlogic SANbox switches and set up zoning, than to buy a pair of decent wire-speed Ethernet switches and dick around with STP/QoS/trunking/VLANs/etc. to obtain equivalent performance, I'd say that any company that can crunch numbers without developing haemorrhoids would see the benefits of going the FC way.

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440k IOPS?

440k disk IOPS (no cache)? Really? Did it go through SPC benchmark? How was this figure derived?

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