SOURCE: Infortrend


April 19, 2011 10:00 ET

2.5" Drive Storage Systems From Infortrend Provide Superior Performance Density, Significantly Reduce Power Consumption

2.5" Drive Systems Available in Infortrend's EonStor DS Family

SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwire - Apr 19, 2011) - With HDD vendors aggressively promoting 2.5" drives, shipments of these drives are growing quickly as a result. Lending added impetus to this growth is the fact that price differences between 3.5" and 2.5" drives, which were still between 10 percent and 15 percent in 2010, have almost completely disappeared in 2011.

To this end, Infortrend® (TPE: 2495), the networked storage expert, offers 2.5" drive storage systems that deliver excellent performance density and help users significantly reduce power consumption. The 2.5" drive storage systems are available in Infortrend's EonStor DS family, and come in either 1U/12-bay or 2U/24-bay form factors.

2.5" drives provide significantly better performance density when compared to 3.5" drives. In the same space, 2.5" drives deliver double the performance of 3.5" drives. In terms of watt/IO, 2.5" drives deliver 50 percent less power consumption. Such a reduction in power consumption enables businesses to greatly lower costs, benefiting their bottom line. Also, the compact design of 2.5" drives enables them to better tolerate rotational vibrations.

In addition, Infortrend's 2.5" drive systems can be flexibly connected to 2.5" and 3.5" drive expansion enclosures, giving customers many different options in terms of system scalability.

Thomas Kao, director of product planning at Infortrend, noted, "We are finding that, due to price and performance factors, 2.5" disk drives are becoming an attractive choice for businesses looking to enhance data storage. Infortrend offers many form factor and scalability options for businesses to deploy 2.5" drive storage, enabling them to choose a storage configuration that best meets their needs."

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About Infortrend
Founded in 1993, Infortrend Corporation (TPE: 2495) is a leading provider of high performance networked storage solutions focusing on quality, reliability, choice and value. Fueled by a depth of technological expertise and system level knowledge, Infortrend storage solutions have been widely deployed on a variety of demanding applications by multiple users across commercial and industrial markets. Its core brands include the ESVA, EonStor DS, EonStor and EonNAS product families. For more information, please visit

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