Introducing the Thecus i8500 iSCSI Storage Device

Storing, securing, and managing data is vital for virtually every
business today. This is why companies require storage solutions that
deliver on all of these fronts while remaining cost effective. For
these users, Thecus Technology, a worldwide leader in digital storage,
is pleased to introduce the i8500 Storage Device, a cutting-edge data
storage solution for the enterprise user.

In business, users have to be ready for the unexpected, which
is why the i8500 was engineered with total data security in mind. It
begins by giving the system administrator a bevy of RAID modes,
including RAID 0, 1, 0+1, 3, 5, 6, 10, 30, 50, 60 and JBOD for ultimate
flexibility and data protection. The eight SATA II hard disk bays of
the i8500 can accommodate up to 16TB of storage, and dual Gigabit
Ethernet ports allow users to access stored data quickly. To further
ensure data integrity, the i8500 can also be configured with an
optional battery backup module (BBM), a Li-ion battery that retains
unwritten data inside RAM for up to 72 hours. Once power is restored,
this data is automatically written to the disks for safe keeping. The
i8500 can even take up to 32 snapshot versions, allowing admins to
easily rollback any changes made to the system. With features like
these, the i8500 is a digital stronghold for the corporate network.

But the i8500 is also built for flexibility. With online disk
roaming, admins can easily remove the hard disks and install them into
another i8500 unit while retaining all stored data. Got a large
organization? The i8500 can also support 32 host cluster connections
per volume, which means that up to 32 users can access a particular
volume simultaneously and offers a centralized data storage pool for
even large organizations. The flexibility continues with support for
Windows, MAC OS and Linux, as well as online volume expansion and
migration, auto-rebuilding, and support for up to 256 logical volumes.
Snappy system response is delivered by the onboard Intel® Xscale IOP
Processor and 1GB of DDR RAM, which provides transfer speeds of up to
150MB/s with a single port and 190MB/s with dual ports.

“The i8500 raises the bar once again for enterprise-class
storage,” said Florence Shih, Thecus General Manager. “With massive
storage capacity, iron-clad data protection, and nearly infinite
flexibility, the i8500 is ideal for corporate environments where data
security and availability are paramount.”

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