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Infortrend Ships First 24-Bay RAID Array with SAS Interface

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High Performance System Scales up to 264TB for Massive, Cost-Effective Storage

SANTA CLARA, Calif., January 22, 2008 – Focusing on the growing SAS technology trend, RAID storage expert Infortrend® today introduced two new subsystems in its SAS host product line: the EonStor® A24S-R2130 redundant controller and A24S-G2130 single controller, 4U, 24-bay, SAS-to-SATA-II subsystems. These RAID arrays are the latest in business-class storage, enabling new applications while boosting scalability and performance.

By connecting the A24S to Infortrend’s S16S-J1000 SAS-to-SAS JBODs, organizations can easily and economically add terabytes of storage using low-cost SATA drives. Built-in RAID5 and RAID6 support gives IT managers the assurance that all of their valuable data remains protected and available. For easier RAID configuration and management the A24S-R/G2130 comes with SANWatch®, Infortrend’s proprietary software suite that provides customers with a friendlier RAID management interface and advanced data protection tools such as snapshot available as add-on features.

“The constant demand for more data storage is causing IT managers to look for efficient ways to increase capacity in their data centers while staying within their budgets,” said Thomas Kao, director of global product planning at Infortrend Technology Inc. “The A24S solves their dilemma by delivering high performance, storage density, and expansion capability for hyper-capacity at a low cost-per-gigabyte.”

Target Markets and Uses
These high performance systems are well suited for near line backup, distribution, or archiving in industries such as academia and finance, or any other applications that require massive data storage using cost-effective drives.

EonStor A24S Highlights

  • Redundant or single controller, 4U, 24-bay, SAS to SATA-II subsystem
  • Dedicated RCC SATA-II channels for high speed inter-controller communications.
  • Supports all RAID levels, including RAID6
  • Multi-lane SAS expansion channels connect to ES S16S-J1000 JBODs for massive data storage capacity
  • 8 ports on the redundant model; 4 ports on the single controller model
  • Cascade up to 264TB using three A24S-G2130 systems attached to twelve S16S JBODs using 1TB SATA hard drives
  • Cascade up to 168TB using three A24S-R2130 systems attached to six S16S JBODs using 1TB SATA hard drives

The EonStor A24S-R2130 and A24S-G2130 are now available through Infortrend’s worldwide network of ODMs, distributors, and storage integrators.

About Infortrend
Infortrend, the RAID storage expert, is a pioneer in cost-effective, high performance networked storage. The company’s products include EonStor® storage systems and SANWatch software for virtually all storage interfaces including SAS, SCSI, iSCSI, SATA and Fibre Channel. For over a decade, Infortrend has provided reliable, fault-tolerant technology to prominent ODMs, distributors, and storage integrators worldwide. The company’s core competency includes feature-rich firmware and software, RAID controllers, and redundant and high availability RAID subsystems. Founded in 1993, Infortrend is traded on the Taiwan Stock Exchange (Taiex), ticker number 2495. For more information, visit


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For further information, contact:

Asia Pacific
Infortrend Technology, Inc.
Jannie Chang
Tel: +886-2-22260126, ext. 8545

North America
Sturgeon Public Relations
Steve Sturgeon
Tel: +1-858-472-5669

Fleishman-Hillard Munich GmbH
Robert Belle
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A3 Communications
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