Globalstor Data has announcced the ExtremeStor-HD, a fault-tolerant hi-definition video storage server. The ExtremeStor-HD incorporates 24,250GB hot-swappable SATA hard drives for up to 6TB of local storage or 24,400GB hot-swappable SATA hard drives for up to 9.6TB. Using RAID 0, the ExtremeStor-HD is capable of achieving up to 900MB/sec sustained raw performance, or in excess of 600MB/sec using RAID 5.
ExtremeStor-HD is packaged in a single 5U rackmounted enclosure, supports RAID levels 0, 1, 5, 10, and 50, and is platform-independent. Featuring RAVE HD for Linux software and an AJA Xena-2 digital card, ExtremeStor-HD allows users to capture, record, and play back uncompressed hi-definition video in real time. ExtremeStor-HD also provides machine control via RS-422 standard 9-pin Sony protocol with playback in HD-SDI and SD-SDI.