For example, DataDirect products can read and write data equally fast, whereas most arrays have slower write operations. Other stunning differences include unchanged performance during data rebuilds, even when multiple drives fail, and the ability to perform data integrity validation without occupying additional disk space.
One look at this enclosure, part of the S2A9900, and it's easy to see that DataDirect has also achieved unsurpassed density, with 60 SAS or SATA drives in 4U. The closest competitor, Xyratex, can fit only 48 drives in the same space.
The S2A also offers the ability to power down idle drives, which translates into significant energy savings. Check out these and other jaw-dropping features by perusing the S2A datasheet on DataDirect's Web site. After all, there's nothing wrong with kicking the tires, even if you don't need a racing car right now.
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