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Fujitsu and Infortrend Partner to Offer SAS RAID Subsystem with High Capacity, Performance and Low Total Cost of Ownership

Fujitsu Serial Attached SCSI 3.5" 15K Hard Disk Drives Power Solution for Direct-Attached Storage, Clustered Servers, Disk-to-Disk Backup and Archival Applications

Fujitsu Computer Products of America

Sunnyvale, CA, February 21, 2006

Fujitsu Computer Products of America, Inc., one of the world’s leading suppliers of hard disk drives and computer peripherals, and Infortrend®, an industry-leading RAID storage expert, today announced that the companies have joined forces to advance Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) storage technology with the EonStor® (ES) S12F-R1420 4Gigabit (4Gb) Fibre Channel-to-SAS subsystem. The market’s first 4Gb Fibre Channel-to-SAS RAID subsystem provides improved reliability, scalability and availability compared with its Ultra320 SCSI counterparts, making it a natural choice for demanding applications such as medical imaging, multimedia on-demand and video stream editing.

The latest SAS hard disk drives enable faster and more reliable product link speeds, greater scalability, and provide a lower cost-per-gigabyte. To achieve this, Fujitsu hard disk drives plug into an Infortrend SAS backplane to convert the data protocol to 4Gb Fibre Channel. Infortrend chose to incorporate Fujitsu state-of-the-art 3.5" SAS hard disk drives into the system to achieve top-notch performance and capacity with outstanding reliability. As the hard disk drive industry’s foremost SAS proponent with a long history of aggressive research and development, Fujitsu SAS hard disk drives were first to market and offer industry-leading performance.

The S12F-R1420 achieves system throughput up to 780MB per second (MBps) with dual-redundant RAID controllers for the highest levels of redundancy and performance. The subsystem is equipped with two (2) battery backup units (BBUs) that supply power to cache memory in the event of power loss. The S12F-R1420 further ensures data safety by supporting the installation of an uninterruptible power supply (UPS), which can extend the operating time for the entire subsystem if a power shortage ever happens. Other product highlights include:

  • Dual controller, 4Gb Fibre Channel-to-SAS subsystem
  • System throughput up to 780MBps Sequential Reads and 521MBps Sequential Writes
  • Twelve dedicated point-to-point drive channels for high performance and reliability
  • Ease of maintenance with hot-swappable redundant FRUs including
  • Two power supplies
  • Two dual-speed cooling fans
  • Optional battery backup unit (BBU)
  • Single DDR RAM DIMM module with up to 2GB capacity
  • UPS support

About Infortrend

Infortrend is a leading provider of cost-effective, high performance storage networking solutions. The company’s products include EonStor® storage systems, EonRAID® controllers, and RAIDWatch® software for virtually all storage interfaces including SAS, SCSI, iSCSI, SATA and Fibre Channel. With exceptional expertise in firmware, driver, and ASIC design, Infortrend manufactures and markets feature-rich products through a worldwide network of OEMs, distributors, and storage integrators for high availability storage applications. Founded in 1993, Infortrend is traded on the Taiwan Stock Exchange (Taiex), ticker number 2495.
For more information, please see:
http://www.infortrend.com

About Fujitsu

Fujitsu is a leading provider of customer-focused IT and communications solutions for the global marketplace. Pace-setting device technologies, highly reliable computing and communications products, and a worldwide corps of systems and services experts uniquely position Fujitsu to deliver comprehensive solutions that open up infinite possibilities for its customers' success. Headquartered in Tokyo, Fujitsu Limited (TSE:6702) reported consolidated revenues of 4.8 trillion yen (US$40.6 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2006.
For more information, please see: http://www.fujitsu.com

About Fujitsu Computer Products of America, Inc.

Fujitsu Computer Products of America, Inc. conducts engineering and marketing activities in Sunnyvale, CA and sales operations throughout the United States. Fujitsu Computer Products of America currently offers products and services including scanners and scanner maintenance, hard disk drives, Magneto-Optical drives, palm vein recognition technology and 10Gb Ethernet switches. Fujitsu Computer Products of America is located at 1255 East Arques Avenue, Sunnyvale, CA, 94085. For more information about Fujitsu products and services, call us at 800-626-4686 or 408-746-7000.
For more information, please see: http://www.fcpa.fujitsu.com

Diane Vo - FCPA

Phone: Phone: 408-746-6926
E-mail: E-mail: dvo@us.fujitsu.com
Company:Fujitsu Computer Products of America, Inc.

George Wang - Voce Communications, Inc.

Phone: Phone: 415-975-2204
E-mail: E-mail: gwangt@vocecomm.com
Company:Voce Communications, Inc.


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Date: February 21, 2006
City: Sunnyvale, CA
Company: Fujitsu Computer Products of America