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Next Generation SAS Storage Solutions Increase Performance for HD, 2K and Visual Effects Creation

Proavio to Announce High-performance SAS Storage Solutions for HD and DI at NAB (April 08, 2008)
DMN Newswire--2008-4-8--Proavio, U.S.A., a leading developer of storage systems and tools for digital media production, has announced today the release of the company`s next-generation Serial Attached SCSI storage line for uncompressed media and high-resolution post production requirements. With the growing support for PCI-Express SAS host controllers, users can now maximize the bandwidth potential of a standard desktop computer far beyond the capabilities of typical Fibre Channel-based solutions. Based on Proavio`s award-winning RAID technology, the new RS16SS SAS solution can deliver over 800MB/s in RAID-0 mode, and over 650MB/s when configured in RAID-5 protection mode. Apart from performance benefits, a dedicated SAS expansion port allows the array to grow from a sixteen disk base system up to a 64 terabyte storage solution without any degradation in performance. "Our new serial technology empowers users with the capability to achieve the highest level of performance with minimal effort or investment" said Zin Huynh, Technical Services Manager for Proavio. "The biggest obstacle we see at the moment is lack of education on the advantages of using new serial technologies, especially within the post production community-as desktop workstations get faster and cinema resolutions become more prominent, users have a better choice now when it comes to storage options for post and visual effects creation". RS16SS base systems and RS16JS expansion arrays will carry a standard 3-year warranty with optional on-site warranty programs available.

About RS16SS Base System
RS16SS is a rack-ready 3U, sixteen-disk, SAS video RAID solution with a next generation storage controller that continues to push the bar in performance and reliability. A dual SFF8088 interface supports both wide-port operation as well as support for dual port Multi-Path configurations. An easy to use browser-based interface allows complete storage control and monitoring from any workstation on the network. Standard features include modular, hot-swap PSU, cooling and disks. A dedicated SAS expansion port allows users to add and expand the storage capabilities of the RS16SS base system with the new RS16JS SAS JBOD array. RS16SS base models are available in capacities ranging from 4.0TB to 16TB, with expansion capabilities up to 64TB. RS16SS compliments any high-resolution production platform; including systems by Autodesk, Apple, Avid, Bluefish444, Grass Valley and Matrox. RS16SS is compatible with both Mac OS and Windows OS.

About RS16JS Expansion JBOD
RS16JS is a rack-ready 3U, sixteen-disk, SAS JBOD that features a native Serial Attached SCSI architecture and industry standard wide-port operation. A non-RAID JBOD design delivers over 1GB/s when configured as a striped set, well suited for most High Definition and Digital Intermediate needs. RS16JS can be used in conjunction with the new RS16SS series for storage expansion applications, as well as a stand-alone disk array for use with 3rd party host controllers such as the Atto`s R380 and LSI 3801E.  The RS16JS is now available through authorized dealers world-wide.

About Proavio
Proavio ( designs and manufactures high performance storage systems and products for the digital content creation, post production and broadcast markets. Product line includes Ultra320 SCSI, 3Gb SAS/SATA, 4Gb Fibre Channel, desktop FireWire and IP-SAN storage. To learn more about Proavio call (562) 777-3488 or visit the Proavio website:


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