updated 05:00 pm EDT, Fri October 26, 2007
Sans Digital rackmounts
Sans Digital has introduced the EliteRAID ER104I and MobileRAID MR4I, new expandable 4 bay iSCSI rackmount and tower solutions. The EliteRAID ER104I is a 1U 4 bay rackmount unit designed to allow the expansion of up to eight hard drives with Sans Digital ES104T, MS4T, MS2T1 or other eSATA JBOD units. Both units could be used as Direct Attached Storage (DAS) by directly connecting to a computer for storage expansion, or they could used as Storage Area Network (SAN) storage by connecting to computers using TCP/IP Gigabit Ethernet network.
Both units include hot-swappable hard drive trays and are compatible with the latest 1TB hard drives. In addition to RAID 5, Mirroring (RAID 1) and Stripping (RAID 0), the ER104I and MR4I also support RAID 6 to protect against up to two hard drive failures.
The base ER1041 model is currently priced at $320, while the MR4I is priced at $1600.