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

Nexsan SATABeast Roars Into Market

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WOODLAND HILLS, Calif., Nov. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Nexsan Technologies, theleader in innovative storage solutions, today announced that its SATABeast(TM)enterprise-class storage array, which is built around Serial ATA disk drivesand is designed to deliver the highest performance and utmost costeffectiveness in a single, scalable solution ideal for data-intense storageapplications such as online archiving and disk-based backup, is now availablethrough the company's worldwide network of specialist storage VARs.

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SATABeast's innovative combination of technologies delivers unsurpassedperformance, reliability and cost savings for primary and near-line storage,disk-to-disk backup, secondary storage and fixed content archive applications.An extreme density design -- 21 terabytes of storage capacity in just 4U ofrack space -- provides a compact footprint and can scale to 210 cost-correctterabytes of capacity in a single rack. The SATABeast's unique design extendsindividual drive life and provides significant savings year over year, whileits AutoMAID(TM) (Massive Array of Idle Disks) function allows SATABeast toplace its disk drives to an idle state to conserve energy yet providenear-instantaneous access to data.

"Companies that need massive storage capacity in conjunction with highavailability and performance can definitely benefit from the economies ofscale that the SATABeast provides," said Brendan Kinkade, Vice President ofMarketing at Nexsan. "No other solution on the market today can combineprice, performance and reliability into such an extreme density storage arraythe way Nexsan can."

Nexsan's SATABeast is engineered to meet necessary enterprise-classavailability requirements with the inclusion of fully redundant componentsthat are individually online hot swappable, including drives, controllers andpower supplies. This advanced design provides increased ROI by eliminatingthe need to replace an entire multi-drive blade should a single drive fail.Each RAID controller is configured with dual high-performance 2 Gigabit FibreChannel SFP LC host ports powering the SATABeast to sustained reads speeds ofover 700 MB/s. The advanced architecture of the SATABeast features aninnovative horizontal midplane design that promotes superior airflow andalleviates insertion stress points. Triple intake fans along paired with tworedundant 760-watt power supplies with tachometer-monitored blowers providemaximum power and cooling. The system's Anti-Accumulative RotationalVibration (ARV) design enables maximum performance and long-term reliability.

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