SOURCE: Ximeta Inc.

April 12, 2006 08:30 ET

Ximeta Drives Shared Storage Into the Home and Office With New NetDisk Series

Features Advanced NDAS Performance Technology and 400/500GBs of Shared Storage for Multimedia Jukeboxes, Surveillance Systems, Set-Top Boxes, Digital Video, MP3s, and Data Backup

FREMONT, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- April 12, 2006 -- Ximeta, the pioneer of Network Direct Attached Storage (NDAS®) technology, today announced the availability of its new NetDisk® 400 with the NetDisk 500 coming soon. The NetDisk 400 is the industry's first high-performance, scalable 400GB Ethernet/USB 2.0 combo hard drive embedded with NDAS technology for consumers, workgroups, and SMBs. The NetDisk 400 is available today for $479 MSRP. The NetDisk 500 will be available soon with an MSRP of $599.

Compatible with both Windows and Mac systems, NetDisk provides 400GB of instant, blazing-fast, shared network or extended PC storage for capacity-hungry applications including digital photography, graphic arts, gaming, machinema, media players, MP3 collections, video libraries, and IP surveillance. Users simply plug it into a USB port for direct access or their router/switch for immediate shared storage.

Ximeta's NDAS technology allows multiple devices to access storage through the network without any server intervention. Unlike other architectures such as NAS, SAN, and USB mass storage, no server interferes between the storage device and the client host. All users can directly manage, access, and share folders simultaneously without server intervention, which eliminates typical performance degradation and bottlenecks. NDAS offers the performance and efficiency comparable to a network file server, at a lower cost.

"Ximeta delivers easy to use, feature-rich shared storage appliances that provide real world solutions for businesses and networked homes," said Marie Wesson, Product Marketing Manager of Ximeta. "With the explosion of digital file formats for files, movies, music, pictures, and multimedia, our unique NDAS technology enables any user to take full advantage of high performance storage and RAID capabilities in a fully portable, scalable, simplified storage system."

In addition to not requiring an IP address, the NetDisk allows backup or expansion through software features that permit Raid 1 or Raid 0 backup, aggregation and mirroring. Combined with industry-leading backup software, a unique hardware identification and access keycode utility that allows specific user(s) read and write authority, the NetDisk provides complete network security. The simplicity of NDAS allows for sharing data between multiple computers and network appliances without the need of expertise or maintenance. For more information and availability, visit www.ximeta.com.

About Ximeta NDAS

Ximeta's Network Direct Attached Storage (NDAS) is a proprietary network storage architecture that allows direct attachment of existing ATA/ATAPI devices to Ethernet without a separate server. Multiple NetDisks can be aggregated together to build a huge single volume. A NetDisk can also serve as a mirror image of another, providing secure, realtime backup.

About Ximeta

Ximeta is based in Fremont, Calif. Founded in March 2003, Ximeta is the pioneer of Network Direct Attached Storage (NDAS) technology. Using patented chip and software technology, Ximeta offers the industry's first high-performance, fully scalable and portable networked storage solutions for consumers and SMBs that bypass the server's CPU.

Ximeta is dedicated to providing high performance shared storage products that are affordable and easy to use in business and in the home. Ximeta focuses on R&D and the development of robust products based on its market-leading NDAS technology. Ximeta also believes in providing an enhanced customer experience and has built its business around superior service and support.

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