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Dual-channel storage system

Source: Medea Corp.

Dual-channel storage system
The VideoRack RTX is a high-performance, hardware-based RAID disk array designed for professional digital content creators...
The VideoRack RTX is a high-performance, hardware-based RAID disk array designed for professional digital content creators who require a high-bandwidth video storage solution in a 19" rack mount configuration. VideoRack RTX subsystems are available in four- and eight-drive, single-channel and eight-drive, dual-channel Ultra2 SCSI configurations with storage capacities up to 600 GB per rack.

When populated with four- or eight-drives, the single-channel VideoRack RTX sustains a data transfer rate of 65 MB/second. When populated with eight-drives and used with a 64-bit, dual-channel SCSI adapter, the VideoRack RTX delivers an amazing sustained data transfer rate of 135 MB/second. This performance enables VideoRack RTX to easily support dual-stream, uncompressed NLEs including Accom AFFINITY, Avid Symphony and Pinnacle Systems' TARGA 3000. For HDTV applications that demand even higher data rates, two VideoRack RTX units can be configured to support the necessary bandwidth requirements.

VideoRack RTX's on-board hardware RAID controller eliminates the need for disk striping software or configuring of drive stripe sets. Each VideoRack RTX channel looks like one large SCSI drive to the operating system and uses a single SCSI ID. VideoRack RTX's removable disk drive modules provide flexibility by allowing users to make quick job changes and perform routine system maintenance and upgrades. For additional storage capacity, users can daisy chain VideoRack RTXs together to configure up to 18 terabytes of storage on a single dual-channel SCSI adapter.

The VideoRack RTX subsystems are available in three configurations: single SCSI bus with four disk drive modules; single SCSI bus with eight disk drive modules; or dual SCSI buses with four disk drive modules on each channel.

Medea Corp., 31826 Village Ctr Rd. Ste C, Westlake Vill, CA 91361. Tel: 818-597-7645; Fax: 818-597-7643.