Hitachi Data Systems claims to have increased the performance of its storage by 20 percent with a new TagmaStore storage system.

The Adaptable Modular Storage 1000 (AMS1000) array has 32 logical cache partitions as well as support for iSCSI , network-attached storage (NAS) and Fibre Channel . It also can be used to migrate data across tiers of storage without disrupting operations, the company said.

It features RAID -1, 1+, 5 and 6 data protection and 4Gbit/s Fibre Channel connectivity. The AMS1000 joins the AMS200 and AMS500 in Hitachi's family of midrange arrays.

Customers can intermix 73, 146 and 300GB Fibre Channel drives with 500GB Serial ATA drives and will scale from 1TB to over 200TB of data. It can serve as back-end storage for Hitachi's Network Storage Controller NAS gateway or the high-end Universal Storage Platform.

The performance increase is due to its use of multi-processing technologies, the company said. Prices start at around $80,000.