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Updated: July 8th, 2008 05:26 PM CDT

Silicon Image Expands SteelVine Storage Footprint

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Capable of supporting up to 2.5 terabytes of storage, the SiI 4726 delivers over 230 megabytes per second of input/output throughput; supports RAID 0, RAID 1 and RAID 10, concatenation, and JBOD (Port Multiplier) configurations; and is capable of enabling multiple RAID partitions on singlehard drives, giving the OEM the flexibility to configure the processor to meet varying combinations of capacity, performance and data protection.

As with all SteelVine solutions, the SiI 4726 works with any SATA-compliant host port -- no driver, BIOS extension, or host software is required -- making the SiI 4726 completely operating system independent. This provides storage system manufacturers the ability to easily target devices with embedded operating systems such as personal video recorders (PVRs), medical equipment, and surveillance systems, as well as any PC or device that runs a commercial operating system such as Windows, Linux or MAC OS X.

At the CES show this week in Las Vegas , early adopters will be displaying systems based on the SiI 4726 SteelVine Storage Processor in Silicon Image's suite at Harrah's Las Vegas .

Pricing and Availability

The SiI 4726 is available immediately, and is priced at $27.00 in 5K quantities.

About Silicon Image, Inc.

Headquartered in Sunnyvale , Calif., Silicon Image, Inc. is a leader in the secure distribution, presentation and storage of high-definition content. Silicon Image creates and drives industry standards for digital content delivery such as DVI, HDMI and SATA, leveraging strategic partnerships with global leaders in consumer electronics and personal computing. Silicon Image offers robust, high-bandwidth semiconductors in the global PC/display, consumer electronics and storage arenas based on its innovative digital interconnect technology and has become one of the top ten IP licensing vendors in the world. For more information on Silicon Image, visitwww.siliconimage.com.


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