updated 06:10 pm EST, Mon January 21, 2008
42TB in 4U
Nexsan has announced the the SATABeast Xi, a high density, energy efficient storage solution built and optimized for the Apple Xserve and Mac Pro. The solution offers up to 42TB of storage in 4U of rack space, and features AutoMAID (Massive Array of Idle Disks). This allows SATABeast Xi to place its disk drives in an idle state to conserve energy yet provide near-instantaneous access to data. The unit also offers dual function Fibre Channel and iSCSI connectivity at wire-speed performance. The SATABeast Xi is designed for primary storage of large data set applications like uncompressed, real-time HDTV as well as multi-stream and analog TV signals and video editing.
The SATABeast Xi pricing starts at $1,200/TB. This pricing includes all the software licenses required to operate SATABeast Xi out of the box. Nexsan SATABeast Xi is available starting March 15 through Nexsan's network of VARs.