SOURCE: Demartek


March 22, 2010 13:23 ET

Demartek Publishes Evaluation of Quarch Torridon Test Equipment

ARVADA, CO--(Marketwire - March 22, 2010) -  Demartek announces its evaluation of Quarch Torridon Test Equipment in the Demartek lab.

The Quarch Torridon equipment provides automated testing functions for computer storage arrays by managing and manipulating the individual control lines between disk controllers and individual disk drives. The Torridon system allows for full automation of insertion and removal of disk drives from a storage enclosure without physically having to remove or insert the drives. The Torridon system also allows virtually any error condition to be programmatically created and repeated, with precise timings for each of the signals on the interface. The Torridon system works with SAS and SATA disk drives and with SBB canisters.

"Getting independent validation of our products has been an important priority for Quarch," said Andy Norrie, Technical Director for Quarch Technology. "The Demartek team has done a very thorough job and we are very grateful for their efforts."

"We believe that if we had this Quarch Torridon system in our labs during some of our own previous testing of disk storage subsystems, this automated system would have saved a great deal of time and manual effort," said Dennis Martin, Demartek President. "We estimate that 90% of the manual effort required in some of the previous test projects that we conducted would have been eliminated by this automated test system."

The Demartek evaluation of the Quarch Unified Torridon Test Equipment solution is available at:

About Demartek

Demartek provides real-world, hands-on research & analysis by focusing on industry analysis and lab validation testing of server, network, storage and security technologies, for the small and medium business (SMB) environment and the large enterprise. Information about Demartek is available at:


Quarch is a trademark of Quarch Technology, Ltd. Demartek is a registered trademark of Demartek, LLC.

Contact Information

  • Contact: Dennis Martin, 303-940-7575