NetCom Introduces Industry's First eSATA-Based RAID 5 System, Providing up to 3.0TB of Storage in a Desktop Enclosure

The New NR5-4 Combines NetCom's Ease-of-Use with State-of-the-Art

Performance at Entry-Level Prices

Aug 13, 2007, 01:00 ET from NetCom USA

    IRVINE, Calif., Aug. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- NetCom USA, a value leader in
 desktop storage solutions, today introduced a low-cost 'hardware based'
 RAID 5 storage system that combines the latest eSATA host interface with a
 hardware platform that deploys best-of-breed components in a compact
 4-drive enclosure to provide up to 3.0 terabytes of storage capacity at
 less than $1,200 per terabyte.
     The new NR5-4 model series incorporates the latest serial ATA drive
 technology -- and comes with hot-swappable SATA drives. The NR5-4 systems
 support RAID levels 0, 5 and 10 for high performance and data protection.
 They're ideal for workgroups, departments and small businesses that need to
 add or consolidate storage and provide high levels of data protection. The
 systems include PCI host adapters, matched to a customer's needs, to
 connect them to network servers and desktop computers. Their eSATA host
 interfaces provide up to 6 times the throughput performance of competing
 USB2 or Firewire(R) (IEEE-1394) based systems.
     These new data storage systems are supplied with software drivers that
 support several operating systems, including Mac OSX(R), Vista(R),
 Windows(R) and Linux(R). They also include front mounted LCD's and keypads
 for easy setup and status monitoring, 1 meter host cables, and 1 year
 comprehensive warranties. Network based remote monitoring, with email
 notification, is also included for Window based environments.
     The NR5-4 systems are also ideal for adding protected, low-cost,
 storage for network servers, digital video editing workstations, digital
 photo storage, and high speed backup applications. The unit is only
 8.13-inches high and 11.28-inches deep, making it very easy to deploy.
     "Getting 3 terabytes of raw storage capacity in a small desktop
 platform at an affordable price is an important consideration for many of
 our clients," said William Long of Digital Microware, a systems integrator
 and storage consulting firm. "Add in NetCom's excellent pricing, and the
 NR5-4 systems represent value that is unrivaled in the storage industry."
     Price and Availability
     List pricing for the NR5-4 starts at just $1,949. Shipping has already
 begun. More information is available, toll free, at 877-434-0103 (U.S.A);
 via e-mail at; or on the Web at
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     About NetCom USA
     Headquartered in Irvine California, NetCom USA has maintained its
 position as one of the industry's leading manufacturers of data storage
 appliances and computer peripheral products through strategic and creative
 alliances with top manufacturers, global partnerships with valued
 customers, and an unrelenting pursuit of quality and customer satisfaction.
 Founded in 1994, NetCom USA has continued a sharp focus on being able to
 offer the newest in peripheral technology specializing in storage products
 for a wide range of industrial and consumer applications.
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