RA 8000 Rackmount Unit w/ 2 HSG80 controllers Hewlett-Packard Part# 380670-B21
Overview: The Compaq StorageWorks RAID Array 8000 Fibre Channel (RA8000 FC) Solution is designed to provide a storage solution that can span a broad range of needs providing an affordable entry price with scalable capacity built-in and optional features for multivendor operating environments high-availability requirements and the most demanding performance requirements. The RA8000 FC is a milestone in a tradition of outstanding products in an industry where the name StorageWorks has become synonymous with mission-critical requirements. It represents a major step in Compaq’s Enterprise Network Storage Architecture (ENSA) vision. The RA8000 FC includes two Fibre Channel host ports on each storage controller providing up 200 MB/s of available bandwidth. Disk drives are connected through six UltraSCSI (40 MB/s) channels. The RA8000 FC enclosure provides capacity for 24 disks in StorageWorks building blocks (SBB). Expansion is provided for up to 72 drives when using two additional expansion enclosure. With 18GB UltraSCSI wide disks the RA8000 FC system provides disk capacity from 432 GB to 1.3 TB. Server can use multiple host bus adapters (HBAs) to multiple RA8000 FC systems for unlimited storage capacity.