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Xtore Unveils Enterprise-class RAID 50 Interleave-based FC & SAS RAID Enclosures

11/13/2006

  • Unique Intelligent RAID 50 Interleave architecture delivers unprecedented performance: Multiple drive fault tolerant, unique labels on each registered drive within a storage set and improved performance over traditional RAID 5 or RAID 50.
  • Cable-less, modular design with hot-swap and redundant features for ease of maintenance.
  • Universal backplane supports mission-critical SAS and cost-effective SATA-II disk drives from various vendors.

CITY OF INDUSTRY, Calif. - October 31, 2006 - Xtore, a worldwide leading storage solution provider, today introduced XD-2000 series SAS RAID enclosures with on-chip RAID 50i (RAID 50 Interleave) architecture that outperforms conventional SAS RAID enclosures in the market today.

"The traditional way of managing RAID system using RAID 5 and RAID 50 has stretched to its limit due to the emergence of large capacity configurations from applications incorporated with a mixture of Enterprise, Near-line, and Desktop drives" stated Dave Reinsel, Director of Storage Research at IDC. "Xtore XD-2000 series SAS RAID enclosures with on-chip RAID 50i architecture solves the problems by providing the security of multi-drive fault tolerance without the overhead and performance penalties of RAID 6 platform."

Xtore XD-2000 series SAS RAID enclosures deliver different interconnect options for a wide range of storage applications. XD-S226-316R-S enables daisy-chain capability of devices while XD-F224-316R-S provides both 4Gb FC and 3Gb SAS/SATA storage expansion for direct and network attached storage applications. OEM customers can benefits from Xtore's superior engineering capability in delivering custom designed RAID controller and firmware.

  • XD-S226-316R-S - SAS 3Gb-to-SAS RAID, dual controllers, 6 channel, 3U 16-bay enclosure supporting up to 12TB of storage at 48Gbps throughput rate.
  • XD-F224-316R-S - FC 4G-to-SAS RAID, dual controllers, dual channel per controller module, 3U 16-bay enclosure supporting up to 12TB of storage at 8Gbps throughput rate.

"With the implementation of RAID 50i architecture, storage professionals today may benefit from XD-2000 series SAS RAID enclosures, the truly automated tiered storage solution," said Gene Lee, Vice President of Xtore. "We are committed to leverage our storage portfolio to meet the long term storage and management needs."

"Seagate and Xtore have coordinated on interoperability testing in a variety of configurations to deliver easy-to-implement enterprise solutions," said Bill Schilling, Director of Global Product Marketing at Seagate. "Seagate 15K-rpm Cheetah Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) and Barracuda ES SATA drives are ready for integration within Xtore XD-2000 series RAID enclosures to meet the storage performance and reliability needs of a wide range of enterprise applications."

Pricing and Availability
The XD-2000 series SAS RAID enclosures will begin shipping in Q1, 2007. Pricing will be provided upon request.

About Xtore
Xtore is a leading manufacturer of white box and custom storage systems for the small to medium sized business, enterprise and OEM markets. With over a decade of experience designing and manufacturing end-to-end storage solutions, Xtore is an expert at providing customers with the storage technology they need, delivered 100% through solution providers, to achieve long-term business goals. For more information about Xtore and its SAS line, please visit www.xtore.com.

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