Newisys(R) Releases 6 Gb/s SAS/SATA Solutions

Leading Storage Developer Deploys High-Performance, Highly Scalable Storage Solutions

Jan 20, 2010, 08:30 ET from Sanmina-SCI Corporation

SAN JOSE, Calif., Jan. 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Newisys®, a division of Sanmina-SCI Corporation (Nasdaq: SANM), and leading provider of data center open systems storage platforms, today announced the release of two new 6 Gb/s SAS/SATA storage building blocks for its Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) customers to adopt and/or customize into their storage solutions.

"We are pleased to announce the Newisys NDS-3160, a 3U-16-3.5" HDD solution, and the Newisys NDS-2241, a 2U-24-2.5" HDD/SDD solution," stated Naresh Nigam, Chief Technology Officer, Sanmina-SCI. "By providing these two 6 Gb/s storage building blocks today, our customers will be maximizing their investment for the future."

Both units feature high efficiency redundant hot swap power/cooling modules, and support either Single or Dual I/O controller configurations. Advanced features in the I/O controller module will enable customers to select access to either all the hard disk drives (HDDs) through one of the external standard serial attached SCSI (SAS) connections or provide only a certain number of HDDs exclusively through a specific external SAS connection, also known as "zoning."

"Silicon and board-level products supporting 6 Gb/s SAS have emerged and Newisys believes that it's the right time to bring these two new system-level storage solutions to market," continued Mr. Nigam. "6 Gb/s SAS is the next generation of the technology standard. These new products complement our first generation SAS NDS-2120, a 2U-12-3.5", and NDS-2240, a 2U-24-2.5", HDD storage systems. 6 Gb/s SAS not only provides higher bandwidth than the previous generation, but streamlines overheads in the low-level silicon components allowing for greater IOPS to be achieved as well as additional infrastructure topology flexibility," concluded Mr. Nigam.  

The Newisys NDS-3160 and Newisys NDS-2241 are already sampling to OEM customers. Please contact Newisys at:

About Newisys

Newisys, founded in 2000, provides leading-edge data center products including disk-based RAID storage/server appliance platforms and JBOD expansion enclosures, racks and other full solution items targeted for the robust data center environment. Newisys solutions are tailored for integration into Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM), System Integrator and Internet Data Center partners' products. A Newisys partnership provides the highest-level quality design and products synchronized with one of the world's most advanced and comprehensive manufacturing infrastructures and supply chains.

About Sanmina-SCI

Sanmina-SCI Corporation is a leading electronics contract manufacturer serving the fastest-growing segments of the global Electronics Manufacturing Services (EMS) market. Recognized as a technology leader, Sanmina-SCI provides end-to-end manufacturing solutions, delivering superior quality and support to OEMs primarily in the communications, defense and aerospace, industrial and medical instrumentation, multimedia, computing and storage, and automotive technology sectors. Sanmina-SCI has facilities strategically located in key regions throughout the world. More information regarding the company is available at

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