In our Storage Products of the Year for 2008, check out which products ranked the best in the disk and disk subsystems category.
Disk and disk subsystems
The top winners in this category are:
- Gold Award:
BlueArc Corp.'s Titan 3200 Network Storage System supports solid state, Fibre Channel, SATA and WORM-protected storage. It's best suited for applications requiring high bandwidth and IOPS, such as high-performance computing and Web-based services.
- Silver Award:
Intel Corp.'s X25-E Extreme SATA Solid-State Drive uses single-level cell (SLC) flash memory for its extreme drives, storing one bit per memory cell vs. two bits with the more common multi-level cell (MLC) flash memory.
- Bronze Award:
The Hitachi Data Systems Adaptable Modular Storage (AMS) 2000 family offers a SAS backplane and active-active controllers in a midrange storage system.