StorageWorks Wide SCSI Storage for Sun, IBM, and PC Networks HIGHLIGHTS o High performance Wide SCSI 1 GB and 2 GB disks for multivendor PC networks and UNIX systems with increased performance for high bandwidth applications o StorageWorks Wide Pedestal and Shelves with redundancy, hot swap, and split-bus features o High bandwidth SCSI support of 20 MB per second PRODUCT DESCRIPTION Digital's StorageWorks product line for UNIX and PC Networks now includes Fast Wide SCSI (16 bit) technology for storage expansion, increasing the SCSI bandwidth to 20 MB per second. The StorageWorks family is introducing two new disk drives in a family of wide device offerings. The new StorageWorks Fast Wide disk drives are available in 1 GB and 2 GB capacities, and are fully compatible with SCSI-2 single-ended interface standards. These drives are Novell NetWare and Windows NT certified. They work on any Intel based system running NetWare V3.1x and V4.0x and Windows NT V3.1 and V3.5. They have been fully tested and qualified to run on the IBM RS6000 and Sun SPARC systems platforms. The drives also include the pre-labeling information that provides plug-and-play operation with the Sun operating system. (The Sun pre-labeling does not affect the other platforms.) The StorageWorks Wide Expansion Storage Pedestal and Shelf offer a low-cost mass storage solution with configuration flexibility, allowing users to design their own storage array. The wide enclosure product line consists of a vertical free-standing pedestal and a rackmount shelf with an integral SCSI backplane that can be configured for either one or two SCSI buses. Redundant power supplies and a battery backup unit are available as options. To connect these wide solutions to Sun and IBM systems, Digital provides industry-leading StorageWorks Wide adapters that have been tested and qualified to offer users a complete StorageWorks solution. The first in a family of StorageWorks Wide SCSI adapters is now available for Sun and IBM users. These adapters come with a right-angle Fast Wide Single-Ended 2 meter cable already included for connecting the host to the wide pedestal. BENEFITS Users with applications that utilize high sequential data transfer rates, such as seismic recording and analysis, image processing, and multimedia, are just a few of the many bandwidth applications that will benefit from these products. For many high bandwidth applications like these, the StorageWorks Wide SCSI family subsystem provides a complete, hardware-based, uniquely affordable solution. Whatever the disk storage requirements may be, users can be sure that with the StorageWorks Wide disk drives, they have the highest performance and maximum data integrity of storage subsystem solutions in the industry. Users can customize the solution easily to meet specific needs. Users can determine the required capacity entry point and add capacity as needed just by adding disk drives. AVAILABILITY AND ORDERING StorageWorks Wide SCSI disk drives are available now through Digital's value-added resellers, distributors, master resellers, and integrators. Order No. Description StorageWorks WIDE DISK DRIVES: SWXD3-WC StorageWorks 1.05 GB Fast Wide SCSI Disk Drive mounted in 3.5-inch StorageWorks Building Block SWXD3-WB StorageWorks 2.1 GB Fast Wide SCSI Disk Drive mounted in 3.5-inch StorageWorks Building Block StorageWorks WIDE ENCLOSURES: SWXSE-22 StorageWorks 16-bit Deskside Expansion Enclosure, accepts up to seven 3.5-inch devices, includes 150W AC power supply, documentation, and power cord SWXSS-22 StorageWorks 16 bit Rackmount Shelf, accepts up to seven 3.5-inch devices, includes 150W AC power supply, documentation, and power cord StorageWorks WIDE ADAPTERS: SWSAP-BB StorageWorks SBUS Sun Adapter, Fast Wide Single-Ended, includes media, cable, and documentation SWBAP-BB StorageWorks IBM Microchannel IBM Adapter, Fast Wide Single-Ended, includes media, cable, and documentation PACKAGING OPTIONS: SWXBP-SD StorageWorks 150W AC power supply in 3.5-inch StorageWork Building Block SWXBP-SC StorageWorks 200W Peak Battery Back-up Unit in 3.5-inch StorageWork Building Block TECHNICAL DATA The disk drives feature an average seek time of 9.5 ms and an average latency of 5.6 ms, providing an average data access time of 15.1 ms. Each drive contains 1,024 KB of segmented cache buffer that maximizes cache hit rates and increases overall subsystem performance. The SWXD3-Wx drives offer unsurpassed data integrity, featuring a 264 bit error correction code (ECC) that corrects up to 11 non-contiguous bytes per block. The drives provide multiple copies of the header for each sector, along with embedded servo for fine tuning head position during addressing. In addition, the drive electronics add end-to-end checksum error detection code (EDC) to ensure integrity of the data returning to the system bus. Disk Highlights o Data transfer rate: 20 MB per second o Average access time: 15.1 ms (seek: 9.5 ms, rotational latency: 5.6 ms) o Fast Wide SCSI-2 Single-Ended interface o Seek ordering o Automatic sector re-allocation o Tagged command queueing o Over 1 MB of cache o Self diagnostics o 500,000 MTBF o UL, CSA, and VDE standard o Supported on PC networks - IBM RS6000 running AIX V3.2.5 - Sun Solaris V2.2 or V2.3 - Sun Solaris V1.1.x (SunOS V4.1.3) or later Pedestal/Shelf Features o Low-cost small computer systems interface using wide technology o User-installable snap-in StorageWorks Building Blocks o Redundant power options o Redundant cooling o Ability to hot swap StorageWorks Building Blocks without powering down the pedestal o Configurable as one or two independent SCSI buses o Two-bus configuration, permitting operation of SCSI buses for two controllers or even two host systems o Active SCSI bus termination provided o Personality module facilitates SCSI bus connection and termination, and monitors temperature and blower status ---------- NetWare is a registered trademark of Novell, Inc. 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