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Infortrend Adds Second 24-Bay RAID System To Product Lineup

New FC-2G to SATA-II array supports 12TB capacity in 4U enclosure (October 27, 2005)

Infortrend, a leader in cost-effective, high-performance storage solutions, today announced the EonStor (ES) A24F-R2224 FC-2G to SATA-II RAID subsystem with RAID6 support. This new array joins the recently announced ES A24U-G2421 as the companys largest capacity data storage subsystems to date. With the same unsurpassed power and storage volume, the ES A24F boasts an IBM PowerPC FX 600MHz CPU and supports up to 12TB total system capacity when its 24 bays are populated with 500GB SATA drives.

Built around Infortrends proprietary ASIC266 dual PCI-X architecture, the ES A24F-R2224 features redundant RAID controllers, eight FC-2G host ports, DDR266 cache memory, two dual-fan cooling modules, N+1 redundant power supplies, and an optional battery backup unit. This SAN-ready subsystem also has an embedded hub that provides daisy-chaining and clustering capabilities.

?The EonStor A24F is designed to meet the demands of 24x7 operations in high bandwidth applications such as high performance computing, financial transactions, medical imaging, and video streaming, commented Tony Chu, president of Infortrend Corporation. ?Our customers will get the best combination of price and performance with the lowest cost per disk drive on a redundant RAID subsystem.

For easy service and maintenance, this new array comes with modular, field-replaceable units that can be replaced within seconds in the event of component failure. The A24F chassis has been enhanced to reduce vibration resonance and its dual-speed cooling fans provide quiet operation and lower power consumption under normal operating conditions. With its auto switch cache and shutdown policies plus support for an optional battery backup unit and uninterruptible power supply, the ES A24F ensures data protection when critical conditions occur.

EonStor A24F-R2224 Highlights
* Joins the ES A24U as the industrys highest density 4U, 24-bay external RAID subsystem
* Two 2Gbps bypass-embedded Fibre host channels per controller
* Eight SFP ports via independent host connection modules for multi-path access and channel availability
* Market-leading I/O performance in a RAID5 configuration
* Sustained Reads: 770MBps
* Sustained Writes: 480MBps
* Supports up to 2GB capacity DDR RAM DIMM module
* Up to 12TB of storage capacity using 500GB 3Gbps SATA-II drives
* Ease of maintenance with host-swappable FRUs including
* Three N+1, redundant power supplies
* Two dual-speed cooling fans
* Optional battery backup unit (BBU)
* UPS support

Infortrend Smart Technologies
Derived from more than ten years of experience in RAID storage design, Infortrends subsystems are based on their own proprietary firmware codes that help safeguard disk array storage and provide a clearly defined, high performance standard in terms of maximum protection against failures and fast I/O transmission speeds. These intelligent firmware functions, IOSmart, DrvSmart, and SysSmart, are designed to strike a balance between system performance and data availability.

Target Markets and Uses
The A24F is ideal for direct-attached storage, clustered servers, disk-to-disk backup, and database and archive applications in industries such as medical imaging, multimedia/video on demand, stream editing, and more.

About Infortrend
Infortrend is a leading provider of cost-effective, high performance storage networking solutions. The companys products include EonStor® storage systems and RAIDWatch® software for virtually all storage interfaces including SCSI, iSCSI, SAS, SATA and Fibre Channel. With exceptional expertise in firmware, driver, and ASIC design, Infortrend manufactures and markets feature-rich products through a worldwide network of OEMs, distributors, and storage integrators for high availability storage applications. Founded in 1993, Infortrend is traded on the Taiwan Stock Exchange (Taiex), ticker number 2495.

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