CARLSBAD, Calif. July 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Dot Hill Systems Corp. (NASDAQ:HILL) , a world-class provider of entry-level and midrange storage solutions for OEMs and system integrators (SIs), today announced it has completed qualification of Western Digital's new 2TB enterprise SATA drives, and is gearing up to launch what is anticipated to be the world's first generally available 24TB RAID storage arrays featuring a compact 2U footprint.
Slated for general availability later this month, the Dot Hill arrays leverage Western Digital's enterprise-class WD RE4-GP 2TB hard drives with WD GreenPower Technology(TM) - the world's highest capacity drives - which also offer energy efficiency.
In laboratory testing, the Dot Hill 24TB RAID array outfitted with the WD RE4-GP 2TB drives demonstrated an up to 60% reduction in power usage over that used by traditional 1TB drive technology.
"Capacity-hungry applications that have reached a dead-end with floor space now have a new lease on life," said Andy Mills, vice president of marketing, Dot Hill. "With today's announcement, Dot Hill and WD are at the forefront of a major milestone in the storage industry. The combination of Dot Hill 2U arrays and WD RE4-GP 2TB hard drives, which scale to 216TB total storage capacity, maximize data center space and reduce costs on cooling and power."
Dot Hill's move to more power-efficient drives is the latest in a series of initiatives undertaken by Dot Hill to help lower power consumption and improve efficiencies in the data center.