by Rick Smith (March 5, 2001)
Need more hard drive space? Who doesn't? For anyone running a data center, adding a few more tower servers to get that extra storage can run you out of floor space in a hurry. The Maxtor MaxAttach is a more spatially efficient solution.
In only 1.75 inches of rack space (1U size), you can have a 320 GB file server -- nearly a third of a terabyte! This server is also compatible with Windows, UNIX/Linux, Macintosh and NetWare users and takes only 10 minutes to install, without any network downtime.
The Maxtor MaxAttach also:
provides value at less than 2 cents per megabyte
interfaces directly to the LAN with Gigabit Ethernet and dual 10/100 Ethernet ports
supports Novell's NDS and Microsoft's Active Directory
provides additional SCSI port to enable local tape backup
supports RAID 0, 1 and 5
includes Maxtor MaxNeighborhood, a Web-based tool that provides centralized storage management
can be monitored remotely through SNMP (Simple Network Management Protocol)
is compatible with backup and device-management tools from Veritas, Legato, CA and HP
includes software to mirror the operating system between two hard drives for increased fault tolerance and data availability
provides network status reporting and automatic e-mail alerts
allows easy field service access to fans, drives, fans and power supply
includes an integrated UPS for better fault tolerance.
includes a three-year hardware warranty.
The 160 GB Maxtor MaxAttach server configuration is $3,299 (without Gigabyte Ethernet) while the 320 GB MaxAttach server configuration is $4,999.
Need even more space -- about a terabyte? Get three units. In only five and a quarter inches of rack space, you can now have 960 GB of storage -- much better than stacking towers around the data center.
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