VMETRO's VMDRIVE increases capacity and media options

VMETRO, a leader in high-speed data recording systems and rugged storage devices, today announced the availability of additional new storage alternatives for its VMDRIVE. Available since January 2007, the VMDRIVE 6U VME/cPCI slot storage products now include rotating media options as well as several larger capacity solid-state storage options.

6U VME and CompactPCI solid state and rotating media storage
6U VME and CompactPCI solid state and rotating media storage

VMETRO, a leader in high-speed data recording systems and rugged storage devices, today announced the availability of additional new storage alternatives for its VMDRIVE. Available since January 2007, the VMDRIVE 6U VME/cPCI slot storage products now include rotating media options as well as several larger capacity solid-state storage options. Designed to meet demanding military and aerospace applications, the VMDRIVE enables deployment of recording applications in rugged conduction-cooled or commercial air-cooled environments.

The rotating media VMDRIVE offers 300GB or 450GB storage capacity. This dual-slot VME or cPCI alternative is available in commercial air-cooled models. The VMDRIVE rotating media version stores data at 100 MB/s via dual channels of 2Gbps Fibre Channel.

For demanding applications that require solid-state storage, the VMDRIVE is available with dual channel 2Gbps Fibre Channel interfaces using both high and low-density media. The low-density VMDRIVE stores data at 60MB/s and is available with up to 256GB of storage capacity. The low-density models occupy a single VME or cPCI slot in air and conduction-cooled versions. High-density VMDRIVEs offer 146GB and 500GB storage capacity. Available as a dual-slot air-cooled solution, the high-density solid-state stores data at 120MB/s.

The VMDRIVE is a member of VMETROs storage family that span requirements from benign lab to high altitude environments utilizing Fibre Channel storage area network. VMETROs storage solutions provide highly flexible, high performance media that is scalable to meet a variety of application needs. The VMETRO JBOD, SBOD, RAID and solid-state products deliver optimal data throughput and extremely high bandwidth for real-time data acquisition.