SOURCE: Raid Incorporated

RAID Incorporated

February 24, 2009 10:00 ET

RAID Incorporated™ Announces General Availability for 300GB 2.5" 10k RPM SAS Drives in Razor Class Storage Systems

Newest Qualification Doubles Capacity of Small Form Factor Product Line

METHUEN, MA--(Marketwire - February 24, 2009) - RAID Incorporated, a customer-centric storage solutions provider specializing in custom manufacturing of leading edge storage solutions, today announced the qualification of 300GB 2.5-inch 10,000 RPM Serial-Attached SCSI drives for their Razor™ line of Small Form Factor storage systems. The drive provides over twice the capacity of those available previously in the Razor solution, presenting an unprecedented combination of storage space and performance in the world's first 1U 12-drive storage array.

RAID Inc. has partnered with Seagate, the enterprise drive leader for the past thirty years, to help further their entry into the Small Form Factor storage space. Their Unified Storage™ architecture converges best-of-breed technologies (Serial Attached SCSI, small form factor and Self-Encrypting Drives) to enable powerful yet simple external storage and internal server storage solutions that enable business sustainability while cutting TCO and boosting ROI.

The Razor product is currently available in single or dual controller configurations with 3Gb SAS or 4Gb Fibre-Channel host connectivity options. It scales up to 60 drives in a 5U total form factor using redundant expansion chassis, providing a maximum of 18TB of high-performance disk space. Since the drives are 70% smaller than a traditional 3.5-inch drive solution, more system airflow becomes available, resulting in lower cooling costs.

"The qualification of the 300GB 2.5" SAS drive for the Razor solution is a critical tool in satisfying the growing storage requirements of our customers' applications," stated Bob Picardi, Chief Operating Officer at RAID Incorporated. "We now have the ability to more than double the capacity of the previous generation of the product to go along with its already impressive I/O capabilities. The Razor is truly a unique solution in the storage market today in terms of performance, physical space efficiency, and overall value."

The Razor series is shipping immediately with 300GB 10,000 RPM 2.5" SAS drives, along with 146GB, 73GB, and 36GB capacity options. RAID Inc. has also qualified Solid State Drives in the Razor for the highest I/O and reliability requirements. For additional information please call 800-330-7335 or email sales@raidinc.com.

About RAID Incorporated

Since 1994 RAID Inc. has provided true 100% customized storage solutions that best meet the unique requirements of HPC centers, corporations, government entities and educational institutions worldwide. From supercomputing to grid computing, RAID Inc. ensures the availability of critical digital content in real-time, all the time. The company guarantees this with the "RAID Approach," the industry's only concierge service and support model that assures the highest level of personalized support and resolution to any issue. StorageWatch®, the industry's only real-time monitoring and managed storage service offering which lowers total cost of ownership while increasing data availability, was developed as part of the "RAID Approach" to better serve its customers. RAID Inc.'s guaranteed "customer first" approach has made them an industry leader in true 100% customized storage and the best service and support. For more information about RAID Inc. visit www.raidinc.com or call 800-330-7335.

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