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Infortrend Intros RAID Array

SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Continuing to
lead the adoption of SAS (Serial Attached SCSI) in RAID technology,
RAID storage expert Infortrend(r) today announced its first SAS-to-SAS
RAID array: the EonStor(r) (ES) S12S-G1030 single-controller subsystem.

Organizations that deploy the ES S12S will greatly benefit from the
improved performance of having SAS as both a host and drive interface.
Because SAS delivers greater bandwidth and higher data throughput
compared to SCSI-320, this new Infortrend system has ample bandwidth
and processing capabilities to support massive storage capacities in
data-hungry environments. The S12S can use both SAS and SATA drives
within the same enclosure so that vendors can design cost- and
performance-effective storage solutions, using high-availability SAS
drives for mission-critical solutions and cost-effective SATA drives
for near-line backup environments.

The EonStor S12S-G1030 comes with four SAS wide host ports that provide
12Gb-per-second bandwidth per port for high speed data transfer. The
S12S has a built-in SAS expansion port which can connect to as many as
four EonStor S12S-J1000-G SAS JBODs for up to 45TB of storage capacity
when populated with 750GB SATA drives. As with all EonStor products,
the S12S comes with full-featured RAID functionality, including RAID6,
to provide the ultimate in data protection and availability.

"As a well established RAID storage manufacturer, Infortrend stays
ahead of the curve by introducing products that meet or exceed customer
demand for capacity and performance," said Tony Chu, president of
Infortrend Corporation. "SAS technology is ready to take off where
SCSI-320 ends. We were first-to-market with a Fibre Channel-to-SAS
system and we're now offering a 'pure' SAS array that delivers
increased performance and the flexibility to use the type of drive that
best fits our customers' IT budgets and performance needs."

Infortrend Technology Inc.