StorageWorks 4.3 GB 3.5-inch Disk for Sun, HP, IBM, and PC Networks HIGHLIGHTS o Doubles capacity and increases performance for multivendor PC network and UNIX systems o StorageWorks Pedestal and Shelves offer high availability with dual speed blowers, redundancy, hot swap, and split-bus features o Average access time 12.2 ms (seek 8 ms, rotational latency 4.2 ms) PRODUCT DESCRIPTION To meet the growing demand for disk storage capacity, Digital includes in its StorageWorks product line a new 4.3 GB 3.5-inch 7,200 RPM disk drive. The 4.3 GB disk drive is compatible with SCSI-2 single-ended 8-bit interface standards. This drive is Novell NetWare and Microsoft Windows NT certified and works on any Intel based system running NetWare V3.1x or V4.0x and Windows NT V3.1 or V3.5. It has been fully tested and qualified to run on the UNIX systems IBM RS6000, HP9000-700 and 800, and Sun SPARC systems. The drive also includes pre-labeling information to provide plug-and-play operation with the Sun operating system. (The Sun pre-labeling does not affect the other platforms.) BENEFITS Users requiring higher capacity and greater subsystem performance will realize maximum benefits with the StorageWorks 4.3 GB drive. The quick access of time of 12.2 ms will benefit users in high I/O transaction environments. Users with applications requiring high data transfer rates will benefit from the drive's impressive 7,200 RPM speed and higher bit density resulting in higher spiral transfer rates. With 4.3 GB of formatted capacity per disk drive, users may now double the disk drive capacity at their deskside of more than 30 GB in a StorageWorks Deskside Pedestal. Whatever the environment, the StorageWorks 4.3 GB SCSI Drive and Pedestal provides a complete and uniquely affordable solution. StorageWorks solutions can be easily customized to meet specific needs. Users determine the capacity entry point required and add capacity as needed just by adding disk drives. AVAILABILITY AND ORDERING The StorageWorks 4.3 GB 3.5-inch disk is available now exclusively through Digital's value-added resellers, distributors, master resellers, and integrators. Due to the high performance of the 7,200 RPM, higher speed blowers are required to provide sufficient cooling. Digital offers a new StorageWorks Pedestal (SWXSE-06) that includes the dual speed blowers. If users already have an existing pedestal (SWXSE-02) and want to add the 4.3 GB drive, a dual speed blower upgrade kit is also available. At this time, the 4.3 GB drive is qualified for use in the new deskside pedestal (SWXSE-06) only. The 4.3 GB 7,200 RPM drive is not supported at this time in the Desktop Enclosure (SWXSE-03) or the Departmental and Data Center Cabinets. Order No. Description SWXD3-SE StorageWorks 4.3 GB Fast SCSI Disk Drive mounted in a 3.5-inch StorageWorks Building Block SWXSE-06 StorageWorks Expansion Pedestal, includes dual speed blowers for supporting the 7,200 RPM drives and AC power supply SWXBF-AA StorageWorks Dual Speed Blower Upgrade Kit, contains two dual speed fans, foam block kit, and instructions, for upgrading existing SWXSE-02 Expansion Pedestal with dual speed blowers required to support SWXD3-SE disk drives TECHNICAL DATA The StorageWorks 4.3 GB disk drives features an average seek time of 8.0 ms and an average latency of 4.2 ms, providing an average data access time of 12.2 ms. The drive contains 1,024 KB of segmented cache buffer that maximizes cache hit rates and increases overall subsystem performance. The SWXD3-SE drive offers high data integrity, featuring a 96 bit ECC, and a dedicated server for quick access to data. Users who require high capacity or high performance will benefit from the new StorageWorks 4.3 GB disk drive. Disk Highlights: o 4.3 GB formatted capacity o Average access time 12.2 ms (seek 8 ms, rotational latency 4.2 ms) o Fast SCSI-2 single-ended interface o Seek ordering o Automatic sector re-allocation o Tagged command queueing o Over 1 MB of cache o Self diagnostics o 800,000 MTBF o UL, CSA, and VDE standard o Supported on PC LANS - HP9000 700 running HP-UX V9.05 - HP9000 800 running HP-UX V9.04 - IBM RS6000 running IBM AIX V3.2.5 - Sun Solaris V2.2 or V2.3 - Sun Solaris V1.1.x (SunOS V4.1.3 or later) ---------- Novell NetWare is a registered trademark of Novell, Inc. UNIX is a registered trademark in the U.S. and other countries licensed exclusively through X/Open Company Ltd. Sun is a registered trademark of Sun Microsystems, Inc. SPARC is a registered trademark of Sparc International, Inc. Windows NT is a trademark of Microsoft Corporation.