Ultra2 SCSI host
interface, 80Mbyte/sec transfer rate
Up to 6 EIDE
ATA-66 / UDMA-66 hard disk drives
x 1" high EIDE drives
RAID levels: 0, 1
(0+1), 3, 5
hot-swappable drive tray mechanism
LCD control panel
hot-swappable power supplies
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.