D-Link xStack Hard Drive Array
xStack Storage Area Network (SAN) Array (DSN-5210) that utilizes a 10Gbit iSCSI System on a Chip (SoC), can handle over 80,000 I/Os per second, and is capable of supporting 24TB raw capacity using 2TB hard drives in each of the 12 hot swappable SAS/SATA disk drive bays. The DSN-5210 also offered a host of features that Fergusson was seeking, such as iSCSI support that reduces costs when compared to Fibre Channel solutions requiring proprietary network hardware. It also addresses growing storage needs with the addition of up to six DSN-5000 expansion JBOD enclosures for a total raw capacity of 168TB using 2TB hard drives.
- Improves the overall performance and increases data protection
- Gigabit Ethernet enables higher aggregate data transfer capacity which results in a better overall performance
- Through RAID levels (0, 1, 5, 0+1), RAID provides data reliability, fault tolerance and improves overall performance