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Promise Unveils Products

HANNOVER, Germany -- Promise Technology, Inc., today announced the launch of a comprehensive line of SAS storage products, which includes the highly scalable VTrak(R) E-Class external rackmount storage systems and the SuperTrak(R) EX series PCIe RAID host bus adapters.

The 2U twelve drive VTrak E-Class storage system supports SAS (Serial Attached SCSI) or SATA (Serial ATA) disk drives and active/active, failover/failback RAID 6 dual controllers. The initial product offering includes VTrak E310f with 4Gb fibre channel storage network connectivity while VTrak E310s supports 3Gb SAS direct attached storage connectivity.
These systems are immediately available through Promise authorized distributor partners, worldwide.

Promise selected the Intel(R) IOP341 I/O Processor based on Intel XScale(R) Technology as the ideal high-performance, power-efficient platform for their new series of VTrak E-Class storage systems. The Intel(R) IOP341 I/O Processor provides full-function RAID, including enhanced hardware acceleration for the RAID 6 feature set.

PCIe SAS RAID controllers are the newest addition to the Promise high performance SuperTrak EX series RAID HBAs. The SuperTrak EX series SAS RAID HBAs are powered by a highly integrated Intel(R) IOP348 I/O Processor. The initial product offerings will consist of configurations that include internal and/or external SAS connectivity and will be available in Q2 of 2007.

As storage requirements become more demanding, the need for increased flexibility and secure data access is paramount. The open architecture of the VTrak E-Class allows for the use of either SAS or SATA disk drives in the same system. RAID 6, active/active, failover/failback dual controller provides high availability of the data to the users. Using Promise's VTrak J300s SAS/SATA JBOD enclosures, users can now build highly scalable, highly available storage network which can grow as needed.

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