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Products: Aberdeen Stirling X881 storage array

Nov 1, 2008 12:00 PM, By Dan Ochiva

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Aberdeen Stirling X881 storage array

Greater amounts of storage on tap

During October's HD World Conference & Exposition in New York, a number of manufacturers sounded the drum for ever-larger storage arrays capable of meeting today's demands of media-sharing storage, content backup, streaming media, near-line storage, and postproduction needs.

Aberdeen, a build-to-order storage supplier, debuted its latest top-of-the-line model — the Stirling X881. It's big, with 48TB to store more than 400 hours of 1080p 10-bit HD video. It's capable too: It can deliver 64 concurrent HD video streams. The Stirling servers can expand via cascading 16TB JBOD (just a bunch of disks) units up to 120TB, while daisy-chaining XDAS RAID enclosures delivers up to an additional 240TB. The company claims its build-to-order model allows it to offer better pricing compared to most of its competition.

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