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SAN Storage Comparison Review

Brand: iSCSI SAN
Model Number: SAN-Storage-Review

iSCSI SAN Storage Area Network devices of EqualLogic, NetApp, EMC, HP, Fujitsu and Dell Storage to Cybernetics iSAN Storage Area Network Series. The iSAN iSCSI SAN Storage devices provide much better IOPS performance (up to 700,000), faster Transfer Rates (up to 1.5 GB/s), have greater scalability, include more features, allow more options and is significantly cheaper in price than competing iSCSI SAN devices. Cybernetics iSAN SAN Storage series has a base capacity of 64TB and can scale to 448TB. iSCSI SAN Storage competitors in its class can't compete with Cybernetics Entry, Mid or Enterprise iSAN Storage series. Review the complete iSCSI SAN Storage Area Network family: 1000 (Brochure), 3000 (Brochure), 4000 (Brochure), 5000 (Brochure), 6000 (Brochure) & 7000 (Brochure). Enterprises with greater performance demands will likely want a pure SSD SAN series with up to 1,000,000 IOPS performance and 4 GB/s transfer rates: 6140 (Brochure), 6140 (Brochure), 6520 (Brochure), 4520 (Brochure), 2520 (Brochure).

Review iSCSI SAN device comparisons of price, performance, architecture, options, flexibility and scalability for yourself. All iSAN devices out perform the competition in thier class. The best designed SAN Storage solution will always outperform a hybrid SAN, even an all SSD SAN. However the ability to mix and match disk drive types (SATA, SAS & SSD) can be important, but not all SAN Storage devices offer this flexibility. Does the SAN Storage vendor your looking at offer flexible configurations or only a few fixed configurations that don't exactly meet your requirements or budget? Environments with an excessive number of connections or various types (Fibre Channel and SAS mix) will find even less SAN Storage options on the market. After factoring in optional items you need or want, you likely find an even smaller playing field. In the end, you could be stuck paying a high price to get exactly what you need. That's why you need to consider Cybernetics iSAN models, offering everything you need in a SAN, with best in class performance and for a low price.

SAN Storage Comparison Chart

iSAN Series
1000 Series 3000 Series 4000 Series 5000 Series 6000 Series 7000 Series
Capacity 64 TB 64 TB 96 TB 64 TB 96 TB 64 TB
w/ Expansion
192 TB via
2 Exp Units
320 TB via
5 Exp Units
768 TB via
6 Exp Units
448 TB via
6 Exp Units
448 TB via
7 Exp Units
448 TB via
7 Exp Units
Max Performance 100,000 IOPS 300,000 IOPS 400,000 IOPS 500,000 IOPS 600,000 IOPS 700,000 IOPS
Max Transfer Rate 200 MB/s 500 MB/s 1.2 GB/s 1.2 GB/s 1.5 GB/s 1.5 GB/s
Controllers 2 2 1 2 2 2
Dedicated I/O Cache 4GB per Controller 12GB or 24GB Upgradeable 24GB, 48GB or 96GB 24GB, 48GB or 96GB 48GB, 96GB, or 192GB 48GB or 96GB
Controller Upgrades Yes
Drive Bays 16/24 16/24 8/12/16/24 16/24 8/12/16/24 16/24
Drive Types

1TB, 2TB, 3TB & 4TB SAS 7,200 RPM
300GB, 450GB, 600GB & 900GB SAS 10,000 RPM
300GB, 450GB & 600GB SAS 15,000 RPM
256GB & 512GB SATA Solid State Drives (SSD)
400GB & 800GB SAS Solid State Drives (SSD) "High Write Performance"

Mix Drive Types
in Same Chassis
1 GbE Ports 2 per Controller
+1 Admin
4 per Controller, Upgradeable 9 or 18 6 per Controller, Upgradeable 9, Upgradeable 6 per Controller, Upgradeable
10 GbE Ports Optional
Fiber Channel Support 8Gb or 16Gb FC
6Gb/s Included
LUNs / Volumes No Limit
SnapShots 256 per Volume, Unlimited Available No Limit
SnapShot Replication Site-to-Site Included,
Multi-Site Optional
Multi-Site Included
Deduplication Yes
Dynamic Expansion Yes
Backup to
Portable Disk
Backup to Tape Yes
Disk Drives, Controller & Power Supply
High Availability Dual Controller, Auto-Failover
SNMP Alerts Yes
RAID Levels 0, 1, 5, 6, 10
Installation & Training Support Included
Technical Support Lifetime,
Warranty 2 Yr Parts & Labor
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