Dulce Systems PRO IDC
The next step from SATA/SAS based solutions is Fibre Channel. Utilizing a 16-drive enclosure with 15000 RPM SAS drives connected to Dulce’s 4GB Fibre Channel enclosure, the PRO IDC can deliver read/write speeds in the 900 MB/S range.
As would be typical in system of this level, the drive enclosure is rack mountable, includes hot-swappable fans and is compatible with both SAS and SATA drives. Dulce Systems boasts the longest warranty in the industry at 42 months.
Fibre Channel does provide the fastest throughput. SAS drives provide the lowest latency. This is definitely the highest-end system for the most demanding facility. Owing to the speeds, Fiber Channel RAIDS represent the best candidates for creating SAN installations. The Dulce Pro IDC definitely should be considered by editors looking the the fastest possible performance with an eye toward creating shared storage environments. As in the case of the two other vendors profiled here, Dulce is responsive to its customers, knowledgeable of our industry and needs, and delivers the kind of product we demand.
PROS:As fast as you will find with reliable 4 GB Fibre Channel interface. Rack mountable. Hot swappable power supplies. Configurable as SAN
BOTTOM LINE: The highest-end system for the most demanding facility.
MSRP:Consult Manufacturer for Price
By Ned Soltz
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