Product of the Day: ProStore Serial ATA System

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Product: ProStore Serial ATA SystemManufacturer: PromicroAddress: 13880 Stowe Drive               Poway, California 92064Telephone: 866-776-6427URL:

ProStore Serial ATA System Offers Cost-Effective Mass Storage Capacity and Fast Performance

Patent Pending, High Density Design Packs 36 Drives in a 4U Chassis

Promicro, a leading provider of high performance computing solutions, announced today at Cluster World the ProStore SATA, a Serial ATA storage system. The ProStore offers cost-effective, multi-terabyte storage capacity for data-intensive applications, including clustering, digital content creation, and scientific visualization. Based on new Serial ATA technology, the ProStore provides higher performance and scalability, at a lower total cost of ownership.

The ProStore's patent-pending, high density design packs 36 Serial ATA drives into a 4U chassis. As data needs grow, the system is easily and cost-effectively scalable to 9 terabytes, utilizing current SATA drive capacities. The ProStore is also available in other form factors and volumes tailored for specific applications and storage needs.

The ProStore utilizes 200 GB Serial ATA disk drives, with extremely reliable accuracy. "We have seen a tremendous demand from our customers for high capacity, low cost near line storage," said Joseph Keith, director of business development for Promicro. "The ProStore directly addresses these requirements, combining an innovative design with Serial ATA technology and 3Ware's advanced switching architecture."

The ProStore features the Intel® E7501 chipset, dual Xeon 3.06 GHz processors, and up to four 3ware Escalade 8500 Serial ATA RAID controllers. With 3ware's point-to-point packet switching architecture, each disk drive has its own dedicated port, increasing throughput and performance while enhancing reliability. "The enterprise storage market is looking for highly flexible, cost-effective storage solutions," said Barbara Murphy, Vice President of Marketing at 3ware. "By combining 3ware's StorSwitch packet switching architecture with the ProStore RAID storage system, Promicro delivers compelling price/capacities without compromising performance."

Additional ProStore features include hot-swappable hard drives, power supplies, dual 10/100/1000 Ethernet interfaces, and RAID support for reliability and redundancy. The ProStore supports both Linux and Windows platforms.

The ProStore will be available in Q3 2003. For more information, please call (866) PROMICRO or visit

About Promicro

Promicro is a leading provider of high performance computing solutions for a wide range of markets, including enterprise, entertainment, life sciences, petrochemical, education and government. Specializing in Linux-based servers and clusters, Promicro Systems delivers innovative technology and superior integration services with a focus on time-to-market and return-on-investment. The company is the winner of the Intel® Premier Provider Award for Greatest Intel Server Sales and Growth in 2001. Other product offerings include the NetPC, storage systems, workstations, and KVM solutions. For more information, please visit the company's web site at


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