Winchester Systems Announces Latest FlashDisk RAID Array

Fault-tolerant SCSI storage supports five hosts or up to 4.6 terabytes

Burlington, MA. August 3, 2004. Winchester Systems, Inc. today introduced a new data storage array capable of supporting up to five heterogeneous servers sharing a storage pool via U160 SCSI protocol, capable of scaling to 2.3 terabytes. The SC-4400 FlashDisk(r) RAID array can be scaled to 4.6 terabytes supporting up to three hosts with the addition of an expansion chassis. With virtual "SAN-In-A-Box" capabilities, this new RAID storage solution is designed for mid-range and enterprise data storage environments requiring a simple and affordable way to consolidate storage with "pay-as-you-grow" scalability.

"As higher data storage capacity needs or the addition of new servers become necessary with the growth of a customer's business, FlashDisk OpenRAID can be field upgraded and easily configured without downtime," stated Jan Sutton, Product Marketing Manager. There is no need to purchase more data storage or host connectivity than is necessary to meet today's requirements. Users have the flexibility to start small and pay-as-you-grow".

FlashDisk SC-4400 supports dual redundant 64-bit RAID controllers for maximum data availability and protection. FlashDisk's high-performance and high capacity are well-suited to database, OLTP, manufacturing, multimedia, financial, imaging, prepress, e-mail, web server and other disk intensive tasks. It is compatible with any server or operating system, with no requirement for host software drivers. With hot swappable components, including controllers, disk drives, power supplies, fans, and AC power inlets, FlashDisk offers a robust design to meet enterprise class data storage requirements.

Included with every data storage solution is the FlashConsole appliance, providing complete centralized management using any browser- based workstation on the LAN. FlashAlert, a 24-hour "call-home" remote monitoring and alert service is also included for one year. Together, FlashConsole and FlashAlert provide a common storage management facility for the complete line of data storage solutions from Winchester Systems.

Pricing and Delivery:

Delivery is available now with list prices starting at $23,450.

Winchester Systems provides network-attached storage, direct-attached storage, and storage area network enterprise data storage solutions, which include high performance SCSI, SATA, and Fibre Channel RAID disk arrays; tape backup devices and other high performance commercial- and military-grade data storage for mid-range servers including Windows, Linux, and Unix. For more information visit Winchester Systems on the Web at http://www.winsys.com