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Hitachi Data Systems Thunder 9500 V Series Storage Systems

Published: 05 January 2005

ID: G00101248

Analyst(s): April Adams


On 8 December 2004, Hitachi Data Systems announced a new model for its midrange Thunder 9500 V Series. The Thunder 9520V is an entry-level disk array with Serial Advanced Technology Attachment drives.

Table Of Contents
  • Corporate Headquarters
  • Overview
    • Thunder 9530V
    • Thunder 9520V
    • Thunder 9570V
    • Thunder 9585V
    • Fault-Tolerance and High-Availability Features
    • Cache Implementations on Thunder 9500V Series
    • Upgrade Path
    • Plans
  • Analysis
    • Hi-PER Architecture on the Thunder 9500 V Series
    • Virtualization and the Thunder 9500 V Series
    • Storage Management Software
    • Other
  • Pricing
    • GSA Pricing
  • Competitors
    • Thunder 9520V
    • Thunder 9570V/9585V
  • Strengths
    • Highest Raw Capacity in Competitive Line-Up
    • Shared Functionality With High-End Lightning Series and Universal Storage Platform
    • Investment Protection With Universal Storage Platform
  • Limitations
    • No Upgrade Path for Thunder 9520V
    • Recommended Gartner Research
  • Insight

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