Xtore™ Professional Storage



City of Industry, Ca. - September 28, 2007 - Today's high performance storage system is mostly designed with a heavy rackmount form factor and costly Fibre Channel or SCSI interface. Seeing the increasing storage demand in video/graphics and SMB market, Xtore, a worldwide leading storage enclosure provider, ships XJ 100™ series SAS/SATA JBOD tower enclosures with unified serial storage interface designed specifically for electronic media professionals who are seeking high performance/reliability and high capacity storage at low TCO (Total Cost of Ownership).

The XJ 100™ is a small footprint storage box with unprecedented miniSAS wide port that supports 1200MB/s storage throughput and up to 5TB high capacity storage. Users can choose to use high performance Serial-Attached SCSI (SAS) drives as well as low cost capacity SATA drives. For its low-cost, size, and features, and this subsystem's performance exceeds users' expectations in terms of quality and reliability. XJ 100™ SAS JBOD Series is the ideal enclosure solution for HD Video storage and many other desktop storage applications you can possibly imagine.

  • Five Hard Disks in one box allowing better performance for RAID 5 and RAID 6 configurations
  • High performance, 1200MB/s full duplex SAS connection using SFF8088 miniSAS cable
  • Supports hot-swappable 3.5" SAS 15krpm and/or SATA II drives
  • SAS and SATA drives can be mix-matched in the box
  • Supports SES2 (SCSi Enclosure Services - 2) and SAF-TE (SCSI Accessed Fault Tolerant Enclosures) for In-Band Enclosure management
  • Audible alarm and LED indicators for HDD activity, failure, over-temperature, and fan failure
  • Intelligent firmware design without complicated setting
  • In-band or out-of-band and RS232 Support console for firmware update and status check
  • Cable-less backplane/controller design

Performance wise, the maximum performance per host connection is 1200MB/sec, which is higher than a single 4G or even 10G Fibre Channel connection. The performance of the bus is achieved by combining four SAS channels with each supporting 3Gbps full duplex speed. Combined with high-speed SAS HBA or SAS RAID controller card in the host server, this JBOD tower can deliver high definition video clips and graphic documents.

XJ 100™ Series SAS JBOD also provides an expansion port which allows it to be cascaded for more capacity. As it has been mentioned above, it can support up to 120 drives from a single SAS initiator. This subsystem also supports SES (SCSI Enclosure Service) for status monitoring and in-band firmware update. Since the SAS enclosure is cable-less with hot-swappable disk canisters, it is easy for technicians or users to configure and maintain.

"The XJ 100™ series SAS JBOD tower offers end-users high capacity storage application that is limited by host system with the ease of manageability" said Gene Lee, Vice President of AIC. "AIC/Xtore ensures the quality and reliability standards of all storage solutions are completely met with the aim of achieving balance between performance and cost of ownership of your storage solutions."

"Seagate and Xtore have coordinated on interoperability testing in a variety of configuration models to deliver easy-to-implement storage solutions," said Sherman Black, senior vice president and general manager, Seagate Enterprise Compute Business. "Seagate's 3.5-inch Cheetah™ 15K SAS, Barracuda™ ES and SV35™ SATA drives collaborate with the Xtore XJ 100™ series SAS/SATA JBOD Tower to meet the storage needs of small and medium business (SMB), and the electronic media industry."

About Advanced Industrial Computer, Inc (AIC)
AIC is the industry's leading designer and manufacturer of Rack-mount Server and Data Storage enclosure solutions. With over 100 years of combined experience between the mechanical, elect