Xtore™ Professional Storage

Video and Audio Content Creators Attain Superior Data Transfer Speeds with New Affordable and Portable AIC Xtore™ MobilRAID™ Storage Systems

08/03/2010

MobilRAID 6Te features built-in hardware RAID 6 tuned for video capturing with no frame drops and sustained data transfer rates of up to 240MB/s based on an eSATA interface

Creative Storage Conference, Culver City, Calif., August 3, 2010 - Advanced Industrial Computer Inc. (AIC), (www.aicipc.com), a leading storage and server OEM/ODM solutions provider and the creator of the Xtore™ brand of professional grade storage products, today announced its new ultra-portable MobilRAID™ storage systems. Ready right out-of-the box for use and available now through the world's largest technology distributor Ingram Micro, AIC is showcasing the first two systems in the family at this year's Creative Storage Conference in Culver City, California - the Xtore MobilRAID 6Te and the Xtore MobilRAID 2Te.

Engineered to work at the speed and pace of the creative process of professional video and audio content creators, Xtore MobilRAID storage is also ideal for any application requiring fast and secure access to large digital files such as financial data management and medical imaging. These affordable and reliable mobile storage systems feature support for the industry's latest high-speed I/O interfaces including eSATA (Windows), FireWire (Mac) and USB 2.0 (with USB 3.0 to follow.) Based on the eSATA interface, the Xtore MobilRAID 6Te features sustained data transfer rates of up to 240MB/s and is the highest performing mobile storage in the market today with built-in hardware RAID 6 data protection. The sophisticated FPGA RAID 6 design is specifically tuned for video capturing with no frame drops and has almost no performance degradation when accessing data during a large volume rebuilding operation.

"Mobile storage solutions such as Xtore MobilRAID are built for the rigorous professional content creation environment, where performance and reliability in the field are paramount," said Thomas M. Coughlin, president and founder, Tom Coughlin & Associates and author of the 2010 Digital Storage for Media and Entertainment Report. "Between 2009 and 2015 we expect the media and entertainment industry will see about a 10X increase in the required digital storage capacity and about a 12X growth in storage capacity shipments per year (from 4,094 PB to 47,291 PB)." With it reputation for quality and customer service, AIC/Xtore is well-positioned to capitalize on that growth.

The unique rugged enclosure of an Xtore MobilRAID storage system instantly differentiates it from alternative solutions. Enclosed medical grade power supplies eliminate the need to transport bulky external power "bricks." Featuring metal wrapped rubber protectors, the system is designed to protect itself from shock and vibration during transportation or operation. A stretchable handle makes it ideal for portability and a top oriented host interface makes connection simple. Designed for either horizontal or vertical desktop placement, Xtore MobilRAID systems can be used any place, anytime, saving both space and energy.

"Whether you have an established post production house, or you're a creative professional beginning your career, Xtore MobilRAID offers you the portability, affordability and performance you need," said Gene Lee, senior vice president, AIC. "Data transfer rates that allow users to capture and play more streams of compressed video for portable video editing, are just one of the many features that make Xtore MobilRAID the best choice in the industry today."

Price and Availability

Equipped with an LCD to allow quick and easy setup, the Xtore MobilRAID 6Te is SSD ready, but ships completes with six validated 2.5-inch WD 500GB capacity HDDs that support up to 3TB of raw storage (2TB of RAID 6 storage) and consumes one third of the power of legacy 3.5-inch hard disk RAID systems with less weight. The MSRP for an Xtore MobilRAID 6Te, 6-bay RBOD Tower including HDDs and an eSATA HBA is $2850.00.

The ultimate cost-effective portable solution, the new Xtore MobilRAID 2Te features RAID 0 /1/ data protection with two large capacity 3.5 inch WD 1TB capacity HDDs protected by a mirror mechanism. MSRP for the Xtore MobilRAID 2Te with HDDs and a Firewire HBA is $985.00

Both units are available now. To place an order, please contact your regional Ingram Micro Inc., (www.ingrammicro.com) representative. For more information about Xtore products, please call (866)-800-0056 or visit www.xtore.com.

About Advanced Industrial Computer, Inc. (AIC)

Xtore™ is a brand of professional grade storage products created by Advanced Industrial Computer Inc., (AIC) (www.aicipc.com.) AIC is a leading provider of OEM/ODM server and storage solutions that meet the unique demands of a wide variety of markets. With in-house design, simulation, validation, and manufacturing expertise along with an expansive selection of custom but off-the-shelf (COTS) solutions, AIC is able to meet the tough requirements of high-mix but small-to-medium volume OEM customers. AIC is making the same storage technologies available to professional users by offering a line of Xtore branded storage solutions. Headquartered in City of Industry, California, AIC has offices and operations throughout the United States , Asia and Europe.

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