Quarch Technology Ltd

Quarch Technology Ltd

July 09, 2010 07:56 ET

Quarch Automates SAS Cable Pull Testing

AVIEMORE, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - July 9, 2010) - Quarch Technology Ltd - specialists in data storage testing – today announced the addition of a new Mini SAS control module to its Torridon Storage Test System. This device expands Quarch's Torridon ATE product range to automate insertion, removal and failure of Mini SAS cables.

The Mini SAS Cable Pull Module implements high speed switching of SAS data signals and sequencing logic to emulate the insertion and removal of a Mini SAS cable from a system under test. In addition to automation of cable insertion the module has fault injection capabilities providing a sophisticated method for testing Drive Discovery, Illegal Topologies, intermittent and hard faults, and error injection at all data rates up to 6Gb/s.

Effects of interconnect cable failures in a storage system are difficult to predict. Mini SAS Cable Pull Modules can switch the whole cable or individual connections within the cable. This unique functionality enables engineers to quickly setup both high level and low level tests that would otherwise be painstaking to perform.

"In many cases we found our customers were unable to perform basic testing of interconnect cables. This was due to a lack of any cable-pull automation and also the very high price of SAS Jammers for error injection. Our modules are cheap, simple to use and can perfectly replicate most standard cable faults" - www.quarch.com.

The Mini SAS cable pull module is available now for evaluation and is fully compatible with the existing Torridon Test system.

For more information about the Torridon System and other offerings from Quarch Technology, visit: www.quarch.com.

About Quarch

Quarch Technology Ltd is a world leading supplier of automated test tools for Storage Systems. Our scalable test systems enable manufacturers and re-sellers of data storage to get to market faster with a more reliable product. Our ground breaking and highly customisable solutions can be tailored to our customers needs, allowing the system to achieve a very rapid return on investment in any test environment. For more information, visit: www.quarch.com.

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