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Dot Hill to Launch 24TB RAID Arrays in Compact Footprint

By DE Editors

Dot Hill Systems Corp. has completed qualification of Western Digital’s new 2TB enterprise SATA drives as it prepares to launch 24TB RAID storage arrays featuring a compact 2U footprint. 

Slated for general availability later this month, the Dot Hill arrays use Western Digital’s enterprise-class WD RE4-GP 2TB hard drives, which also offer energy efficiency. 

According to the company, the Dot Hill 24TB RAID array outfitted with the WD RE4-GP 2TB drives demonstrated up to a 60 percent reduction in power usage over that used by traditional 1TB drive technology. 

WD RE4-GP 2TB hard drives are 3.5-in. disk drives based on WD’s GreenPower Technology that use 500GB per platter. WD RE4-GP 2TB drives are available with Dot Hill 2330, 2530, 2730, 2730T, and 5730 storage arrays as well as the company’s 2130 JBOD expansion arrays.  

For more information, visit Dot Hill.

Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.

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