SansDigital launches the TowerRAID TR8XP, a storge system supporting 6Gbps SAS and 6Gbps SATA hard drive with RAID 5 data redundancy protection. The system has eight hot-swappable hard drive bays for SAS and SATA drives and is equipped with SAS and SATA RR2722 6G PCIe 2.0 x8 RAID controller that offloads complicated RAID calculations from the computer to lower CPU utilization.
The TowerRAID TR8XP supports 6Gbps SAS and 6Gbps SATA interfaces and utilizes high bandwidth mini-SAS (SFF-8088) cabling, offering over 650MB/s data transfer speed. The system works with Windows, Mac and Linux and supports VMware for use as a centralized storage for ESX/ESXi server or by the virtual machines in VMware ESX/ESXi 4.0.
Other than the TR8XP with silver tower, SansDigital also offers the TR8X-BP with black tower. The prices range from $745 with no disk to $6344 with eight 450GB SAS hard drives.