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Winchester Systems Improves Speed of RR2P Rugged Removable Canister Disk Arrays

Move 20 TB From Plane to Ground in 2 Minutes (March 19, 2012)

BILLERICA, MA -- (Marketwire) -- 03/19/12 -- Winchester Systems Inc., a leading data storage solutions provider, announced a significant speed improvement to their RR2P Rugged Removable Canister disk arrays designed for mobile use aboard planes, ships and ground transports. These "purpose built" products are used primarily by the US military and emergency responders. The product enables authorized personnel to quickly remove reconnaissance and surveillance images and video from the RAID disk array and immediately plug it into a ground station for analysis -- and insert new canisters into the mobile asset for rapid redeployment.

In capturing high resolution imaging data, recording speed is of the essence. Accordingly, the company recently made improvements to the product to increase the write data rate by 29% to 2,000 MB per second and the read data rate by 10% to 2,200 MB per second.

The RR2P is lightweight 2U RAID disk array chassis made of milled aluminum, weighting only 48 pounds with hard disk drives and 44 pounds with Solid State Disks in two removable canisters. Each canister holds ten compact 2.5" HDDs or SSDs with capacity to 1 TB each and total system capacity to 20 TB. All ten disks in a canister are carried as a single unit by a handle for safe transport and locks into place with a positive locking lever. Reliable canister connectors are military grade for field usage and are mounted to float to protect against shock and vibration. Designed for harsh environments, each canister includes an easy-to-replace filter that protects against ambient dust and humidity.

The RR2P is a configurable Fibre Channel 8 Gb hosted product, with two ports per canister, that offer options including AC or DC power supplies variety of disk and SSD storage alternatives. It is conveniently only 17" wide to mount with a variety of standard rackmount rails and offers optional base plate mounting screws for secure lockdown to the vehicle.

A white paper on the RR2P entitled, "9 Reasons the RR2P Pluggable Canister RAID is Right for Military Surveillance" is available. Register and download by clicking here.

Prices for RR2P disk arrays start at under $40,000. Products are available now, are built to order and delivery is 8 weeks.

About Winchester Systems Inc.
Winchester Systems provides high performance FlashDisk data storage plus servers and system integration services for VMware, CA ARCserve Replication, Windows, Linux and UNIX platforms plus Windows, Linux and Oracle Clusters. Storage offerings include Direct Attached Storage (DAS), Network Attached Storage (NAS) and Storage Area Network (SAN) solutions for commercial, healthcare, government, military, security, surveillance and educational applications. These tiered storage solutions offer a wide variety of SAS and SSD disks for Fibre Channel, SAS and iSCSI environments. For more information visit:

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Joel Leider
Chief Executive Officer
Winchester Systems Inc.
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