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SNW Fujitsu Computer Systems is shrinking their Fibre Channel storage systems to woo the all-elusive SMB market. The de-bigulation was announced at Storage Networking World in Dallas.

The new Fujitsu Eternus 2000 series includes two new systems - the Model100 and Model200 system, which will slot into the low-end of the company's storage line.

The Model 100 holds a maximum of 24 drives, which scales from 2TB to 18TB. The 200 holds 72 disk drives for 2TB to 54TB of storage.

Customers can stuff the 2U rack mounted arrays full of SAS drives (300GB, 146GB and 73GB), Nearline SATA drives (750GB and 500GB) or a combination of the two types.

Both products use a single chip RAID controller that offers RAID levels 1, 1+0, 5 and 6. They also feature MAID (Massive Array of Inactive Disks) technology, which stops spindle rotation per RAID at scheduled times.

The systems have 4Gb/s Fibre Channel, 3Gbs SAS or 1GBs iSCSI host connectivity — but customers will have to pick one. Nori Kondo, Fujitsu VP of storage product marketing, told El Reg that unlike the higher-end Eternus systems, the 2000 won't let users mix and match connectors.

Other features include SAN boot as well as full volume and point-in-time replication. Operating systems supported by the 2000 line include Windows Server, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, SUSE Linux and Solaris.

The systems are available now with a starting list price of $11,100 for a fully redundant configuration with two 500GB SATA drives.®

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