April 27
TrueSAN Unveils Storage-Area Network Device
7000FC provides framework for SAN infrastructure

by David Nagel
Senior Producer

TrueSAN Networks unveiled its new 7000FC storage-area network device. The fibre channel 7000FC is based on an Open SAN Framework and TrueFibre technology and offers support for Macintosh, Unix (various flavors) and a number of other clients. Storage capacity starts at 200 GB and can be expanded to 7 terabytes. SAN connectivity begins at eight nodes, expandable to hundreds of nodes per storage network. Other features include:

  • Dual-port embedded-serve Fibre Channel 10,000 RPM disks with up to 16 MB cache and GMR heads;
  • Active-active embedded controller design for transparent failover and increased system density;
  • RAID levels 0, 1, 0+1, 3, 5, 10, 50 and JBOD;
  • Cache size begins at 128 MB, expandable to 512 MB;
  • Write through, write back, and read-ahead caching support;
  • 19" cascading rackmount design with 12 drive bays;
  • 64-bit RISC-based 400 MB/sec peak full duplex architecture;
  • 1.062 GB per second pipeline maximum; burst cache transfers of more than 190 MB per second;
  • Variable stripe size and cache line size per controller;
  • Up to 32 MB I/O request sizes.

SANdesigner, TrueSAN's network configuration utility, operates through a Web browser to provide configuration tools for any platform. For more information, visit http://www.truesan.com.

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