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Will MAID Clean Up Messy Tape Backups? @exb At a Glance What it does: The Revolution 200T is a virtual tape library built with SATA disks and massive array of idle disks (MAID) technology. Scalability: 56TB to 224TB Bandwidth: 2.4TB/hour (720MB/sec) Access times: Eight to 10 times better than tape. Data protection: MAID with parity protection Cost: Approximately $3.50/GB Product URL: http://www.copansys.com/products/index.htm Pro: It adds new possibilities for the long-term storage of massive amounts of data, delivering disk-based performance and reliability at $3.50/GB--about the same price as tape. Con: The cost savings provided by MAID arrays may not be enough for some organizations to warrant the trade-off in reduced data access speeds resulting from using an array of idle. @exe The revolution 200t is a highly scalable Serial ATA (SATA) disk backup system from Copan Systems, Longmont, CO, that employs a new technology called massive array of idle disks (MAID). It's a virtual tape library (VTL) that emulates a number of popular tape libraries and tape ... Access >>>
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