Glyph to announce and demonstrate new GT 062E and ForteRAID products at 2009 AES Show
New York, NY — At the AES 2009 convention, Glyph will be announcing and demonstrating two new products, the GT 062E and ForteRAID. Both are RAID protected storage solutions, and share an updated storage user interface, Glyph Manager 4.
GT 062E is the next generation of the very successful GT 062, a dual-drive tabletop RAID storage solution. The GT 062E improves on the original design by adding an eSATA port which provides for speeds over 230MB/s in RAID 0 mode. Using the industry-proven Oxford 936 chip, the GT 062E provides FireWire 800 and USB 2.0 ports, in addition to eSATA. With the new chip, higher capacity drives are now supported, allowing RAID 0 and Spanning capacities up to 4TB in a tabletop enclosure. Additionally, the front panel LED blinks red if there is a potential problem with the internal drives, regardless of the drive mode used, alerting the user to open the Glyph Manager software for more diagnostic information. The GT 062E is configurable in three drive modes: RAID 0, RAID 1, and Spanning, and can be rack mounted by itself or with a second GT Series tabletop.
ForteRAID is a four-drive tower with FireWire 400, FireWire 800, USB 2.0 and eSATA ports. Also employing the Oxford 936 controller, the ForteRAID can be configured in RAID 0, 1, 3, 5, 10 and Spanning modes. Removable drives makes it a breeze to swap if one should fail, and Glyph Manager provides a GUI to monitor the health of the chassis and drives. ForteRAID can be configured as RAID 0 with up to 8TB for video production environments, and has been tested with the leading video production software packages. Audio production users may choose to setup the unit in RAID 5 or RAID 10 mode, both of which are fault-tolerant modes, and can survive a disk failure without loosing valuable data.
The GT 062E will be the first of Glyph’s new products to ship with Glyph Manager 4 software, which has greatly expanded in functionality since the last version. A software utility for setting the drive mode, Glyph Manager 4 also displays health status of the Glyph case and drives inside, and functions over USB, FireWire, and eSATA. The new version reports case temperature, fan speed, individual drives’ health status and temperature, as well as any drive errors or rebuild failures. Glyph Manager constantly monitors drive health as a background task using S.M.A.R.T. commands, and if a problem is detected, it alerts the user by blinking the front LED red, and bouncing an icon in the Mac OS X dock or displaying an error balloon from the Windows System Tray. By predicting drive failure, you have a chance to backup your data before any is lost.
For more information, visit us in AES booth 246, or www.glyphtech.com