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IFT-6200
SCSI-to-IDE Disk Array Subsystem

Overview

IFT-6200 is a SCSI-to-IDE disk array subsystem powered by Infortrend's sophisticated RAID controller. With advanced firmware functions as well as 64-bit hardware architecture, data can be easily distributed and processed at raging speed.
Its desktop enclosure houses 6 IDE drives in hot-swappable disk trays. The RAID array can be configured in levels 0, 1 (0+1), 3, or 5. The system allows one HDD failure without impact on the existing data and failed drive rebuild is transparent to host's running programs and accessing data.
System operation is protected by redundant cooling fans and redundant power-supplies. Environmental information is accessible either via control panel or through Infortrend's RAIDGuide Manager. 
IFT-6200 is a cost-effective disk array system with completely integrated high-performance and data-protection functions.

Key Features

  • Ultra2 SCSI host interface, 80Mbyte/sec transfer rate

  • Up to 6 EIDE ATA-66 / UDMA-66 hard disk drives
    (ATA-/UDMA-100 compatible)

  • Supports 3.5" x 1" high EIDE drives

  • RAID levels: 0, 1 (0+1), 3, 5

  • Smooth hot-swappable drive tray mechanism

  • User-friendly RAIDGuide Manager

  • Convenient front LCD control panel

  • Redundant and hot-swappable power supplies

  • Redundant cooling fans

  • Compact enclosure design

High Performance
The high performance of IFT-6200 comes from its 64-bit PowerPC 603e CPU and Infortrend's proprietary ASIC. The 64-bit bus bandwidth at 66MHz between SDRAM and CPU makes its high data throughput more than sufficient for small-to-medium sized servers or workstations. Data can be distributed through a high-speed 64-bit path at a burst rate up to 533MB/sec. The system's overall performance reaches up to 72MB/sec and 5480 IO/sec (performance nearly equals the combined performance of all drives). The two independent PCI bus design efficiently eliminates bandwidth bottlenecks for IO traffic. Balanced bus loading and highly scalable design make it an optimal RAID solution for a wide range of SCSI-based PCs, single-user workstations, NT or Linux-based PC servers and Unix-based servers.

High Data Availability
The system provides RAID levels 0, 1 (0+1), 3 and 5. RAID configurations can be managed either through the LCD control panel or by the system-embedded configuration utilities. Its high data availability and protection derives from the following capabilities: automatic drive failure detection, automatic failed drive rebuilding, hot spare and background rebuild, disk hot swap, and online background rebuilding.

Redundant Power Supply
Two hot-swappable redundant power supplies provide zero-down-time and fault-tolerant power. With two power supplies installed, both will share the current power needs of the whole system. If one should fail, an alarm will sound and the remaining power supply will take over the full load until the faulty unit is replaced. The hot-swap feature ensures that the system remains operational while replacement is taking place.

Redundant Cooling Fan
Two cooling fans are integrated for redundancy. Failures are displayed by the RAIDGuide manager software. The system's ventilation is from front to back. Specially designed airflow passages dissipate heat from the hard disks and the controller. Power-supply modules are equipped with their own independent cooling fans.

Setup and Status Monitoring
The system will automatically initialize based on the number of disk drives installed at start up. Manual configuration and monitoring can be done through the LCD control panel. The firmware also contains an embedded management program that can be accessed using a terminal connected to the RS-232C port. The later is a convenient platform-independent management utility.

 

SPECIFICATIONS

Controller
  • PowerPC-603e 100MHz RISC processor
  • Standard 32MB cache memory on one SODIMM SDRAM; Other available cache sizes: 64/128/256MB
  • 2 independent 33MHz 32/64-bit PCI buses
  • Firmware in Flash ROM for easy upgrades

RAID Operation

  • RAID level 0, 1 (0+1), 3 and 5
  • Hot-spare drive operation
  • Drive hot-swapping
  • Automatic background rebuild
  • Online drive expansion

Drive Interface

  • EIDE ATA-66/UDMA-66 (ATA-/UDMA-100 compatible; and fully backward compatible with earlier ATA and UDMA standard drives)
  • 6 hot-swap drive bays and trays 
  • Supports 1-inch height form factor

Host Interface

  • Ultra2-Wide LVD SCSI
  • Transfer rate up to 80Mbytes/sec
  • Concurrent I/O command
  • Tagged Command Queuing
  • Automatic bad-sector reassignment

Controls / Indicators

  • Front LCD control panel for setup and configuration
  • 3 drive LED indicators: power, busy, attention
  • Power and drive failure indication through LCD 
  • Built-in alarm

Management Software

  • RAIDGuide manager software for Windows 2000 / NT via in-band SCSI
  • Firmware-embedded manager via RS-232C (platform independent)

Physical / Electrical Interfaces

Interfaces One 68-pin, single-ended or differential SCSI connector
DB-9 RS-232C serial port (38400, n, 8, 1) for terminal connection
Power Supply 2 redundant hot-swappable power supplies
input 90 to 265VAC, 47 to 63 Hz 
output @12V (14A max.), 5V (16A max.), 250Watts
Cooling Fan 2 cooling fans in two separate modules, ball bearing,
12V, 0.3A, 2850rpm, 34dbA
Operating Temperature 5 to 400C
Relative Humidity 10-95%, non-condensing
Altitude Sea level to 10,000ft
Dimensions 13.8H x 6.8W x 12.9D inches

Infortrend Technology, Inc.


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