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Winchester Systems Introduces FlashDisk RAID Arrays with iSCSI 10Gb

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Maintains Simplicity of Ethernet – Multiplies the Speed

Billerica, MA. October 7, 2013. Winchester Systems Inc., a leading data storage solutions provider, today announced that its flagship line of FlashDisk RAID disk arrays now offer 10 Gb network interfaces that move data at up to 4,600 MB per second – a huge breakthrough in network data transfer rates.

The FlashDisk FX Series is offered in three configurations:

  • FlashDisk FX-2300 Series includes a 2U high, 12-bay RAID unit with 3.5” drives expandable to 156 HDDs or SSDs with 432 TB maximum capacity.
  • FlashDisk FX-2500 Series includes a 2U high, 24-bay RAID unit with 2.5” drives expandable to 168 HDDs or SSDs with 432 TB maximum capacity.
  • FlashDisk FX-3400 Series includes a 3U high, 16-bay, RAID unit with 3.5” drives expandable to 160 HDDs or SSDs with 576 TB maximum capacity.

“IT managers now can get the speed of Fibre Channel storage plus the convenience of Ethernet connectivity in a simple, affordable RAID disk array,” according to Mr. Ted Gumer, the company’s VP Sales and Business Development.

With 4 TB disks, the FlashDisk FX Series RAID disk arrays are ideal for “big data” applications including cloud storage, disaster recovery sites, local disk-to-disk backup, security and surveillance video, PACS medical imaging and archiving, image libraries, media distribution, broadcast, tape and robotics replacement as well as military reconnaissance imaging.

Storage services including snapshots, mirroring and volume copy plus centralized web-based GUI are all included. Replication and thin provisioning services are available. The disk arrays provide tiered virtual storage that is easy to configure to meet application needs.
“FlashDisk arrays provide the ‘best overall value’ by delivering a superior price, performance, capacity and reliability combination,” added Mr. Gumer.

Prices for FlashDisk RAID disk arrays with 4 TB disks starts at under $18,000. Products are available now and delivery is 2-3 weeks.

About Winchester Systems Inc.

Winchester Systems provides “Purpose-Built” data storage solutions for commercial and military applications that include servers, networking, storage and software combined with professional integration services. Storage offerings include FlashDisk RAID Disk Arrays in Direct Attached Storage (DAS), Network Attached Storage (NAS) and Storage Area Network (SAN) configurations. These tiered storage solutions offer a wide variety of SAS and SSD disks for Fibre Channel, SAS and iSCSI environments. FlashServer Intel-based servers include standard and high availability configurations. For more information visit: