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Quick Takes: SATA disks get Intel seal of approval

Kevin Komiega

SATA disks get Intel seal of approval

Maxtor Corp., Milpitas, Calif., says its Serial ATA (SATA) hard drives have completed compatibility testing with Intel's 875P chipset for the Pentium 4 processor. Tests were done in both Intel and Maxtor labs. OEMs, solution providers and system builders now have a variety of pre-tested SATA combinations for building PCs, RAID arrays and near-line storage applications, according to Maxtor. Included in many 875P platforms is Intel RAID technology that supports high-performance RAID arrays for SATA hard disk drives. Maxtor SATA drives deliver transfer rates of up to 1.5Gbps and provide cyclical redundancy checking (CRC).

Maxtor began shipping SATA hard drives to OEMs and selected partners in December 2002.

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StorageTek, McData tighten partnership

Broomfield, Colo.-based Storage Technology Corp. has extended its alliance to cover McData Corp.'s family of 'core-to-edge' storage networking solutions. StorageTek has teamed with McData to match multi-vendor, multi-protocol storage networking solutions with their environments. StorageTek said the expansion of the agreement will broaden StorageTek's SAN offering in Europe, Asia Pacific and Latin America.

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Yosemite enters backup and recovery battle

Yosemite Technologies, released TapeWare 7 last week, a backup and recovery software package. The release marks Yosemite's entry into the UNIX data protection market with featured support for Sun Solaris and FreeBSD UNIX. Yosemite said it also designed TapeWare 7 to support Microsoft's upcoming release of Windows Server 2003. TapeWare 7 incorporates a new Web Gateway to provide centralized or remote management for cross-platform environments, along with interleaving, which can handle up to eight data streams per tape device. The Central License Manager creates a central license pool for each storage zone. Other features include unlimited slot library support, device level diagnostics, load balancing and additional driver support. TapeWare 7 is currently available for sale through Ingram Micro, Value Added Resellers and Yosemite's web site. Prices vary based on company size and configuration requirements.

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