It's official and we can finally be excited about the new ZS3 family. We can start talking about it now and start ordering it on Thursday. It won't actully ship, however, until next month on October 8th. I know, I know... but hey I CAN give you something TODAY... How about the 4TB drives, available right now??? Also, the new 1.6TB Readzillas and the 16-port 4x4 SAS HBAs are all here this Thursday, Sept 12th. Not bad, right?
So we now have three new systems:
1- The new ZS3-2
2- The new ZS3-4
3- The updated 7420M2 with internal SAS
The first two will ship with the new OS8 code. The 3rd one will ship with the older OS7 (2011.1.7) code, but can be updated to OS8 at anytime. (see my last blog entry about the new OS names)
Ok, here is the low-down. The new 4TB drives are for the DE2-C trays which have been out since last December. I do NOT YET KNOW if they will also be available for the older DS2 trays, but I will tell you when I find out. This is important--- The new 1.6TB Readzillas are SAS, not SATA, so they will only work in the new ZS3 series and the new 7420M2 box. Your older 7420 and 7320 use internal SATA, not SAS, for their Readzillas and system OS drives. The new 900GB OS drives and the new 1.6TB Readzillas are SAS, so you need the newer versions to work with them.
The LAST order date for the current 7420 is September 30, 2013, and the LOD for the 7320 and 7120 is November 30, 2013.
You can get a new product datasheet or the product announcement from your local storage SC.