iStor Supports Seagate

iStor Networks announces support of new Seagate Barracuda ES.2 SAS hard drives

June 3, 2008

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IRVINE, Calif. -- iStor Networks, Inc., a leader in high performance iSCSI solutions, today announces that it has started shipping integraStor® iS512 storage systems featuring Seagate BarracudaES.2 SAS-series drives. This new high-capacity drive technology optimizes performance, power savings, capacity and cost while greatly reducing the complexity of migration to High Availability (HA) since the drive has a native SAS interface.

integraStor iS512 customers now have three disk drive types to chose from: SATA, high-capacity SAS, and high-performance SAS. The first two types offer higher capacity and affordability, while the second two types offer seamless upgrades to dual-controller configurations.

Prior to the availability of this new class of drives, the only alternative for utilizing high-capacity drives in a dual controller environment was to incorporate an interposer between the controllers and each drive. Incorporating these additional elements into the data stream inherently increased cost, impacted performance and introduced additional points of failure in the critical drive path.

“iStor is proud to support the world’s first 1TB hard drive with native SAS interfaces, and iStor’s technology leadership positions the iS512 to address the capacity explosion of critical data storage requirements that permeates small and medium business environments today.” said Robert Friend, Director of Product Marketing at iStor Networks.

iStor Networks Inc.

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