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      STRIPER 2   

Tape RAID Controller   

Maximum SCSI Tape Performance and Highest Data Availability! Striper 2
Designed for Host Systems & Drives with SCSI SE Interfaces
The Striper 2 is fast, flexible and 
highly reliable.  This high-end tape 
array controller features:
Increased Performance – data is striped across five independent parallel array channels. Data transfer rate, as well as search speed, is increased by as much as four times the speed of a single tape drive.
Increased Data Availability – parity information stored on a parity drive is used to recover data if a tape containing data cannot be read.  Read and write operations continue in the event of a drive or media failure.
Data Reconstruction – recreate data previously written to a failed drive or unreadable media.
Data Scrambling – a high speed programmable switch matrix allows the insertion of the "stripe set tape cartridges" in any order for ease of tape management.
Graphical User Interface – the GUI (Optional) incorporates full, on-line and off-line controller configuration and diagnostics under Wind95 and NT operating systems..
Plug Compatibility – The tape array controller is presented to the host as a single SCSI tape drive providing "plug and play" with host systems supporting SCSI-1 and SCSI-2 tape protocols.
Robotics Support compatible with existing autoloader and library software in both striping and mirroring modes of operation.
Operating Modes Include:
Data Striping – across 2 or 4 drives with or without an additional parity drive. Data transfer rate is increased by a factor of two or four respectively.
Mirroring – simplifies Disaster Recovery Plans by writing the same "data" to up to five separate drives simultaneously.
Pass-thru – allows direct accessing of individual drives within the array.
Offline Copy, Copy/Verify and Verification Only – provides high speed media duplication and verification operations initiated from the GUI or front panel without host system intervention.
Offline Diagnostics – performs drive read and write tests initiated from the GUI or front panel.
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      STRIPER 2      


Supported RAID Levels
Level 0 Striping two drives (2+0) or four drives (4 + 0)
Level 3 Striping two drives or four drives plus a parity drive (2+1 or 4 +1)
Level 1 Mirroring two, three, four, or five drives
Ease of Use
  • Flash Upgradeable
  • No Special Software Drivers Required
  • Compatible with all major operating systems (Workstations, Servers & Mainframes)
  • Requires a single SCSI ID
  • Plug and Play via SCSI cable, self-diagnostics and menu driven front panel
  • 5 1/4" form factor
  • Optional rackmount and 5 1/4" enclosures available
Host Interface
Single-Ended (SE) Interface or High Voltage Differential (HVD) Interface - The host interface provides connection between the array controller and the SCSI host system. It conforms to the SCSI-2 protocol while maintaining compatibility with SCSI-1, 8/16 bit SCSI. Fast ULTRA synchronous transfers combined with wide transfers allows for a maximum of 40 MB/sec sustained data transfer rate.
Array Interface
Single-Ended (SE) Interface - The array interface provides interconnection between the array controller and SCSI tape drives.  It consists of five independent parallel wide SCSI channels, up to four channels are used for data and 1 channel is optionally used for parity,  8 bit SCSI.  The fast synchronous transfers combined with wide transfers allows for a maximum of 10 MB/sec sustained data transfer rate. Compatible with all SCSI-1 and SCSI-2 tape drives including 4mm, 8mm, VHS, Reel/Reel, 3480, AIT, DLT, SDLT, LTO and IBM 3480/3490/3590.
Operator Console
The front panel operator console features a 4 line by 20 character display and 4 push button key pad.
 Striper 2 Models
T102 Controller board only
T802 5 1/4" Half Height internal packaging with front panel operator console
T1002 Desk Top external packaging with power supply and front panel operator console
T2102 Single Controller Board, 1U high 19 inch rackmount with power supply and front panel operator console
T2202 Dual Controller Boards,1U high 19 inch rackmount with 2 power supplies and 2 front panel operator consoles
One Year Warranty
 Dimensions Width Depth Height
Board 5.50" 7.80" 0.50"
5 1/4" Half Height 5.75" 9.20" 1.67"
5 1/4" Full Height 5.88" 8.64" 3.38"
Desk Top 7.50" 11.70" 7.50"
Rackmount 17.00" 23.31" 1.75"
Environment (Exclusive of Drives)
Input Voltage +5VDC, 10%
Supply Current 3.5 amps, max
Operating 5 degree C to 50 degree C
Non-operating -40 degree C to 60 degree C
Operating 10% to 80% non-condensing
Non-operating 10% to 90% non-condensing
Half Height
Dual Controller 1U Rackmount
5 1/4" Internal
Half & Full Height
Desk Top

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