Phoenix International Systems Inc. in Orange, Calif., is offering a high-performance 4-gigabit Fibre Channel 16 Bay SATA-II RAID subsystem, the PES16 SATA-II model. The subsystem combines the high performance, reliability, and scalability of 4-gigabit Fibre Channel host interfaces with the low cost and high capacity benefits of a 3-gigabit-per-second- serial ATA drive technology. At 400 megabytes per second, the PES16 SATA-II maintains backward compatibility with 1-gigabit and 2-gigabit systems. The subsystem’s cableless, backplane-based, high density 3U chassis also allows modules to be integrated into passive backplane to increase availability and eliminate single points of failure and critical components disk drives, power supplies, cooling modules to be redundant and hot swappable. In addition, the new PES16 SATA-II from Phoenix International supports advanced enterprise-class RAID features. It has the ability to configure any logical drives, logical volumes, and logical partitions existing within it to use any RAID level, including RAID 6 which improves fault tolerance with the ability to handle the failure of any two drives in the array. The PES16 SATA-II offers as many as 16 3-gigabit-per-second SATA-II hard disk drives; two Fibre Channel host channels each with transfer rates to 400 megabytes per second per channel; as much memory as eight terabytes; and Java based RAIDWatch browser-based GUI manager. For more information contact Phoenix International Systems online at www.phenxint.com.