Unison Introduces High Performance RAID I/O Fibre IDE RAID Solutions

Unison's new RAID I/O Fibre IDE RAID solution provides larger storage capacity

at reasonable costs by utilizing Fibre Channel host and high capacity, low

cost IDE hard disks



Apr 27, 2001, 01:00 ET from Unison Information Systems, Ltd.

    FRAMINGHAM, Mass., April 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Unison Information Systems,
 Ltd. announces the release of their RAID I/O Fibre IDE, the lowest cost
 external Fibre Channel RAID Subsystem in the world.
     (Photo:   http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20010427/NEF016)
     Unison has taken the breakthrough designs of their past RAID I/O Flyer
 designs, the FLYER II and Flyer III, and enhanced the interface from SCSI to
 Fibre Channel (FC-AL) on the host side.  On the drive side, the Fibre Channel
 talks to Fast ATA/Enhanced IDE compatible interface, with Ultra ATA/100 Data
 Transfer Rate.  The customer can benefit from higher data transfer rate (up to
 100MB/s) and Fibre Channel Arbitrated Loop (FC-AL) topology, up to 126 nodes
 connection and 30 meters in copper cable, or 10km in optical cable.  This
 revolutionary redesign offers the customer the confidence of the RAID I/O
 FLYER II and III products, combined with the new performance, speed and cost
 advantages of the RAID I/O FIBRE IDE.
     The RAID I/O Fibre IDE is ideally suited for commercial, industrial,
 educational, government and consumer markets where fault tolerant data storage
 is needed to protect programs, files, records, graphics and other vital data.
 
     Features
     -- Low cost external RAID solution
     -- Fibre to Fast ATA/Enhanced IDE compatible Interface
     -- Ultra ATA/100 Data Transfer Rate
     -- Raid levels 0, 1, 0+1, 3 or 5
     -- Hot swappable, user replaceable drives and power supplies
     -- Host independent
     -- O/S independent and transparent
     -- Available in both Rack Mount or Pedestal
 
     Low Cost Design
     New high capacity and controller design offers the customer a RAID
 Solution that provides high availability at approximately the same cost as
 JBOD (Just a Bunch of Disks) solutions.
 
     Host Independent
     RAID I/O FIBRE IDE plugs into any host systems with a SCSI port. Combining
 it with one of Unison's Fibre Channel host bus adapters increases the
 performance and reliability of any workstation or server.
 
     Easy Setup
     The RAID I/O FIBRE IDE can be setup via an RS232 port or it is easy to use
 LCD panel.  Installation of a RAID Subsystem can be completed in less than 5
 minutes.
 
     Power, Voltage
     110/220V, 60/50 Hz
 
     List Price        Capacity Model
     $9,596.00         245.6 Gigabytes RFFIDE-6008/245600-EXT
     $9,772.00         327.2 Gigabytes RFFIDE-6008/327200-EXT
     $1,0764.00        491.2 Gigabytes RFFIDE-6008/491200-EXT
     $1,2124.00        655.2 Gigabytes RFFIDE-6008/655200-EXT
 
     Delivery
     All RAID I/O FIBRE IDE Systems are available from stock
 
     For more information on Unison, call 800-UGO-DISC or visit
 www.unisoninfo.com
 
     Company Contact:
     Vicki Fan
     Unison Information Systems
     800-UGO-DISC
     vicki@unisoninfo.com
 
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    FRAMINGHAM, Mass., April 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Unison Information Systems,
 Ltd. announces the release of their RAID I/O Fibre IDE, the lowest cost
 external Fibre Channel RAID Subsystem in the world.
     (Photo:   http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20010427/NEF016)
     Unison has taken the breakthrough designs of their past RAID I/O Flyer
 designs, the FLYER II and Flyer III, and enhanced the interface from SCSI to
 Fibre Channel (FC-AL) on the host side.  On the drive side, the Fibre Channel
 talks to Fast ATA/Enhanced IDE compatible interface, with Ultra ATA/100 Data
 Transfer Rate.  The customer can benefit from higher data transfer rate (up to
 100MB/s) and Fibre Channel Arbitrated Loop (FC-AL) topology, up to 126 nodes
 connection and 30 meters in copper cable, or 10km in optical cable.  This
 revolutionary redesign offers the customer the confidence of the RAID I/O
 FLYER II and III products, combined with the new performance, speed and cost
 advantages of the RAID I/O FIBRE IDE.
     The RAID I/O Fibre IDE is ideally suited for commercial, industrial,
 educational, government and consumer markets where fault tolerant data storage
 is needed to protect programs, files, records, graphics and other vital data.
 
     Features
     -- Low cost external RAID solution
     -- Fibre to Fast ATA/Enhanced IDE compatible Interface
     -- Ultra ATA/100 Data Transfer Rate
     -- Raid levels 0, 1, 0+1, 3 or 5
     -- Hot swappable, user replaceable drives and power supplies
     -- Host independent
     -- O/S independent and transparent
     -- Available in both Rack Mount or Pedestal
 
     Low Cost Design
     New high capacity and controller design offers the customer a RAID
 Solution that provides high availability at approximately the same cost as
 JBOD (Just a Bunch of Disks) solutions.
 
     Host Independent
     RAID I/O FIBRE IDE plugs into any host systems with a SCSI port. Combining
 it with one of Unison's Fibre Channel host bus adapters increases the
 performance and reliability of any workstation or server.
 
     Easy Setup
     The RAID I/O FIBRE IDE can be setup via an RS232 port or it is easy to use
 LCD panel.  Installation of a RAID Subsystem can be completed in less than 5
 minutes.
 
     Power, Voltage
     110/220V, 60/50 Hz
 
     List Price        Capacity Model
     $9,596.00         245.6 Gigabytes RFFIDE-6008/245600-EXT
     $9,772.00         327.2 Gigabytes RFFIDE-6008/327200-EXT
     $1,0764.00        491.2 Gigabytes RFFIDE-6008/491200-EXT
     $1,2124.00        655.2 Gigabytes RFFIDE-6008/655200-EXT
 
     Delivery
     All RAID I/O FIBRE IDE Systems are available from stock
 
     For more information on Unison, call 800-UGO-DISC or visit
 www.unisoninfo.com
 
     Company Contact:
     Vicki Fan
     Unison Information Systems
     800-UGO-DISC
     vicki@unisoninfo.com
 
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