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Infortrend and STEC Announce the Qualification of MACH16 SSDs Across Infortrend's Full Range of Storage Families

STEC SSDs Enhance the Performance of Infortrend's ESVA, EonStor DS, and EonNAS Storage Systems and Are Ideal Solutions for Mission-Critical Applications (October 18, 2011)

SAN JOSE, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 10/18/11 -- Infortrend® (TPE: 2495), the networked storage expert, and STEC, Inc. (NASDAQ: STEC), a leading global provider of solid-state drive (SSD) technologies and products, today announced that storage solutions in Infortrend's ESVA, EonStor DS and EonNAS product families are now available with STEC MACH16® SSDs. Featuring excellent performance and reliability characteristics, these SSDs allow users of Infortrend storage systems to easily meet the requirements of mission-critical applications.

ESVA (Enterprise Scalable Virtualized Architecture) offers high-performance SAN storage solutions ideal for mid-range enterprises. EonStor DS is Infortrend's entry-level storage solution for SMBs, providing reliable hardware and comprehensive data protection for SAN and DAS environments. EonNAS features unified storage solutions to help SMBs and mid-range enterprises efficiently deal with file-based and block-based applications.

Thomas Kao, director of product planning at Infortrend, noted, "The advantages of deploying SSDs in storage arrays are well known, and include increased performance and better protection against system vibrations. Within the SSD space, STEC's MACH16 SSD offerings provide superior performance levels and enterprise-class reliability that truly meet our customers' requirements. By offering support for MACH16 drives throughout Infortrend's product line-up, mid-range enterprises and SMBs working with SAN, DAS or NAS configurations can all take advantage of these powerful SSDs."

Scott Stetzer, vice president of technical marketing at STEC, said, "We are pleased to partner with Infortrend to enable data centers of different sizes to achieve the performance levels they require. Our MACH16 SSDs deliver a superior combination of Read and Write performance, reduced power usage, reliability and endurance making them a cost-effective and ideal solution for accelerating applications in server platforms, and accelerating access to data in NAS/DAS boxes and storage arrays. The qualification of our MACH16 SSDs into Infortrend solutions serves as another example of how STEC is helping proliferate SSD usage and bring world-class performance to mid-range enterprises and SMBs, not just to high-end enterprises."

MACH16 SSDs available for Infortrend solutions include SLC (Single-Level Cell) models with capacities of 100GB and 200GB and performance of up to 26,000 IOPS. Sustained data transfer rates can reach up to 250MB/s (Read) and 180MB/s (Write). Infortrend storage systems supporting STEC MACH16 SSDs include: all ESVA systems; small-form-factor models in the EonStor DS family (accommodating 2.5-inch drives) featuring 6Gb/s SAS drive-side connectivity; and all EonNAS 3000 Series systems.

For more information about STEC MACH16 support on Infortrend's storage systems, please contact Infortrend sales representatives.

About STEC
STEC, Inc., The SSD Company™, is a leading global provider of solid-state drive (SSD) technologies and solutions tailored to meet the high-performance, high-reliability needs of original equipment manufacturers (OEMs). With headquarters in Santa Ana, California and locations worldwide, STEC leverages almost two decades of solid-state knowledge and experience to deliver the most comprehensive line of SSDs to the storage industry. For more information, visit the company's web site at

About Infortrend
Founded in 1993, Infortrend Corporation (TPE: 2495) is a leading provider of high performance networked storage solutions focusing on quality, reliability, choice and value. Fueled by a depth of technological expertise and system level knowledge, Infortrend storage solutions have been widely deployed on a variety of demanding applications by multiple users across commercial and industrial markets. Its core brands include the ESVA, EonStor DS, EonStor and EonNAS product families. For more information, please visit

Infortrend®, ESVA®, EonStor®, EonNAS®, SANWatch®, and EonPath® are trademarks or registered trademarks of Infortrend Technology, Inc. STEC, The SSD Company, and MACH16 are either registered trademarks or trademarks of STEC, Inc. in the United States and certain other countries. All other trademarks or brand names referred to herein are the property of their respective owners.

Safe Harbor Statement Under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995
This release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties, including those statements concerning customer adoption and utilization of Infortrend's and STEC's technologies and solutions; the benefits from the incorporation of STEC MACH16 SSDs across Infortrend's storage systems; the capabilities and performance of STEC's MACH16 SSDs; and the adoption of SSDs in general into new markets. Such forward-looking statements are based on current expectations and involve inherent risks and uncertainties, including factors that could delay, divert or change any of them, and could cause actual outcomes and results to differ materially from current expectations. Although STEC believes that the forward looking statements contained in this release are reasonable, it can give no assurance that its expectations will be fulfilled. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied in the forward-looking statements are detailed in filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission made from time to time by STEC, including its Annual Report on Form 10-K, its Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q, and its Current Reports on Form 8-K. The information contained in this press release is a statement of STEC's present intention, belief or expectation. STEC may change its intention, belief, or expectation, at any time and without notice, based upon any changes in such factors, in STEC's assumptions or otherwise. STEC undertakes no obligation to release publicly any revisions to any forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances occurring after the date hereof or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.

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