Winchester Adds 1 TB SAS Drives

Winchester Systems RAID arrays feature 1 TB SAS drives

December 2, 2008

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BILLERICA, Mass. -- Winchester Systems Inc., a leading data storage solutions provider, today announced that their FlashDisk Tiered SAS/SATA RAID disk arrays now support capacities to 80 TB of SAS disks -- featuring new Seagate 1 TB SAS disk drives. The unit provides SAS reliability and performance combined with high capacity and low cost in a single array -- perfect for today's economy when IT managers are compelled to do more with less.

FlashDisk arrays have been optimized to take advantage of these new SAS drives and the performance of the array with 7,200 rpm SAS disks is comparable to the performance with 10,000 rpm SAS disks at far lower cost. FlashDisk with 1 TB SAS disks also deliver 30% higher performance than with SATA disks. This makes FlashDisk with 1 TB SAS disks especially suitable for everyday applications including database queries, file processing, video on demand, and all but the most heavily loaded transaction oriented systems running file services and applications other than mission critical database. The SAS drives also bring an extra measure of reliability compared to SATA disks by providing better end-to-end data integrity checks plus dual drive ports for failover in multi-hosted environments.

"We are very excited about this stunning breakthrough in price, performance and reliability -- especially in today's environment where IT budgets are constrained -- but storage demands continue to expand," explained Mr. Joel Leider, the company's chief executive officer. "Our powerful ASIC-powered FlashDisk systems deliver SAS reliability and performance combined with the overwhelming economy of 1 TB disk drives," he exclaimed. "Now, we can deliver an economical array for the vast majority of applications at literally a fraction of the cost of traditional enterprise arrays -- simply the best way to do more with less."

Winchester Systems Inc.

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