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Lenovo has refreshed its line of storage-area-network boxes for small and medium businesses with improved software.
This faster firmware code has pushed controller IOPS higher, mades disk rebuilds screaming fast, and added distributed RAID, it is claimed. There are three products in this SAN family – the DS2200, the DS4200 and the DS6200 – and they come in 2U enclosures with either 12 3.5-inch or 24 2.5-inch drive bays. Here are Lenovo's stats for this line of machines with the latest updates:
Capacity - Disk - Drives
The maximum capacity is calculated using 12TB disk drives.
The D2200 2U base unit can add up to three expansion units – what Lenovo calls EBODs, or extended bunch of disks. These expansion units are also 2U-12 or 2U-24 enclosures. That means the maximum number of drives is 48 3.5-inch devices, or 96 2.5-inch jobbies.
Stuart - McCrea - Lenovo - Director - Storage
Stuart McCrea, Lenovo's director of storage product planning and product management, said it is possible...
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