Dot Hill Systems, a provider of SAN storage solutions, says its AssuredSAN and AssuredSAN Pro storage solutions are among the first in the industry to ship with 4TB SAS hard disk drives. They support raw capacities of up to 384TB.
“High capacity drives are well-suited for the numerous vertical markets that Dot Hill serves, such as media and entertainment, big data/data analytics, oil & gas, and digital image capture,” says Jim Jonez, senior director of marketing, Dot Hill. “With the 33% increase in maximum, raw capacity of 4TB drives, Dot Hill AssuredSAN arrays can reduce customer price-per-gigabyte by up to 14%from $.43/GB to $.37/GB on the AssuredSAN 2333 system.”
Dot Hill has standardized on the SAS interface for all hard disk drives (HDDs) and solid-state drives (SSDs). AssuredSAN solutions feature a number of eco-friendly enhancements such as drive spin-down capability and 595-watt 80 PLUS-rated (greater than 80% energy efficiency) power supplies for reduced operating costs.
Additionally, AssuredSAN arrays also feature Dot Hill’s patented EcoStore “green” battery-free alternative for cache memory, which leverages a combination of super capacitors and flash memory that purportedly outlasts traditional batteries.
4TB drives are available today for all current Dot Hill AssuredSAN and AssuredSAN Pro solutions. Average selling prices are expected to begin at US$17,684 for an AssuredSAN 2333 populated with twelve 4TB drives. Go to www.dothill.com for more info.