Promise Technology Introduces First ATA RAID 0, 1 Network Attached Storage Subsystem For Ultra ATA/100 Drives

Apr 24, 2001, 01:00 ET from Promise Technology, Inc.

    SAN JOSE, Calif., April 24 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ --
 Promise Technology, Inc., the leader in ATA RAID controllers and subsystems,
 today announced release of ConnectStor(TM) II, the first ATA RAID 0, 1
 network-attached storage (NAS) subsystem that allows easy user installation of
 up to two Ultra ATA/100 hard drives for MIS professionals, resellers, and
 small network administrators.
     "We believe users and resellers alike are looking for more choices and
 greater control in their selection of network storage devices," said Sam
 Sirisena, Promise vice president of sales and marketing worldwide.
 "ConnectStor II offers maximum flexibility in terms of storage capacity and
 speed, with substantial savings over competitive pre-configured units."
     ConnectStor II is designed for users to install their own choice of up to
 two Ultra ATA/100 drives (backward compatible with Ultra ATA/66/33 and EIDE)
 unlike pre-configured NAS subsystems that limit owners to pre-defined storage
 capacity, drive type, and speed.
     ConnectStor II offers plug-and-work, built-in support for existing Windows
 95/98/ME peer-to-peer networks, Windows NT/2000 networks, UNIX, or Linux
 networks.  ConnectStor II supports dynamic IP addressing by a DHCP server.
 The unit also comes with proprietary IPassign(TM) utility that manually finds
 the ConnectStor II unit over a network and assigns an IP address.
     Once drives are physically installed, ConnectStor II automatically formats
 and initializes drives, creating a RAID 1 mirrored array for data protection
 in case a drive fails.  Once configured, ConnectStor II also permits users to
 easily create a two-drive RAID 0 striping array that combines the storage of
 drives into a single volume and doubles internal data transfer speeds for
 large files.
     A password-protected, browser-based management utility allows ConnectStor
 II to be configured and managed via the Internet by a centralized MIS
 administrator or reseller.  The administrator or network supervisor can easily
 customize ConnectStor II to restrict user access to certain folders and limit
 the amount of storage capacity for each user.  In addition, ConnectStor II
 supports enhanced access protection offered by network password servers, if
 available.  Other management features include event notification via email,
 password assignment, array and drive status monitoring.
     The driveless ConnectStor II lists for $595.
     ConnectStor II embeds Promise Technology's worldwide best-selling Ultra
 ATA/100 ASIC now in use in hundreds of thousands of PCs and used by major Tier
 1 OEMs.  "This makes ConnectStor II products compatible with the widest
 cross-section of Ultra ATA drives available," Sirisena added.
     "This unit provides MIS and IT professionals with the ability to instantly
 expand their storage requirements for popular network operating systems at
 much lower price points than traditional, pre-configured NAS devices,"
 Sirisena added.  "We've taken full advantage of our experience and leadership
 in applying our ATA RAID engine inside the box."
     ConnectStor II comes with a standard 10Base-T/100Base-TX Ethernet
 connection and also supports APC-compatible uninterruptible power supply via
 COM2 port.  A COM1 port allows local access to operating system for
 troubleshooting.
     The small footprint ConnectStor II unit can be mounted vertically or
 horizontally.  Front panel LEDs provide local status of network activity,
 drive activity, power, and internal functions.  ConnectStor II includes an
 auto-sensing (100 - 240 V, 50 - 60 Hz) power supply.
 
     ConnectStor Subsystem Benefits
     The Promise ConnectStor family offers the industry's only line of
 entry-level to mid-range plug-in network attached storage subsystem products
 designed from the ground up with Ultra ATA drive technology in mind.  In
 addition, it is the only product line developed by an acknowledged leader in
 ATA storage controllers and ATA RAID subsystems - Promise Technology, Inc.
 
     About Promise
     Promise Technology, Inc., headquartered in San Jose, is a worldwide leader
 in Ultra ATA RAID storage controllers and subsystems.  The company has an
 impressive track record of design innovations and product introductions since
 its founding in 1988.  Promise developed the first IDE caching controller, the
 first Ultra ATA controller card, and the first controller to offer IDE RAID
 for desktop PCs (FastTrak).  For more information, visit Promise Technology's
 web site at www.promise.com.
 
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    SAN JOSE, Calif., April 24 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ --
 Promise Technology, Inc., the leader in ATA RAID controllers and subsystems,
 today announced release of ConnectStor(TM) II, the first ATA RAID 0, 1
 network-attached storage (NAS) subsystem that allows easy user installation of
 up to two Ultra ATA/100 hard drives for MIS professionals, resellers, and
 small network administrators.
     "We believe users and resellers alike are looking for more choices and
 greater control in their selection of network storage devices," said Sam
 Sirisena, Promise vice president of sales and marketing worldwide.
 "ConnectStor II offers maximum flexibility in terms of storage capacity and
 speed, with substantial savings over competitive pre-configured units."
     ConnectStor II is designed for users to install their own choice of up to
 two Ultra ATA/100 drives (backward compatible with Ultra ATA/66/33 and EIDE)
 unlike pre-configured NAS subsystems that limit owners to pre-defined storage
 capacity, drive type, and speed.
     ConnectStor II offers plug-and-work, built-in support for existing Windows
 95/98/ME peer-to-peer networks, Windows NT/2000 networks, UNIX, or Linux
 networks.  ConnectStor II supports dynamic IP addressing by a DHCP server.
 The unit also comes with proprietary IPassign(TM) utility that manually finds
 the ConnectStor II unit over a network and assigns an IP address.
     Once drives are physically installed, ConnectStor II automatically formats
 and initializes drives, creating a RAID 1 mirrored array for data protection
 in case a drive fails.  Once configured, ConnectStor II also permits users to
 easily create a two-drive RAID 0 striping array that combines the storage of
 drives into a single volume and doubles internal data transfer speeds for
 large files.
     A password-protected, browser-based management utility allows ConnectStor
 II to be configured and managed via the Internet by a centralized MIS
 administrator or reseller.  The administrator or network supervisor can easily
 customize ConnectStor II to restrict user access to certain folders and limit
 the amount of storage capacity for each user.  In addition, ConnectStor II
 supports enhanced access protection offered by network password servers, if
 available.  Other management features include event notification via email,
 password assignment, array and drive status monitoring.
     The driveless ConnectStor II lists for $595.
     ConnectStor II embeds Promise Technology's worldwide best-selling Ultra
 ATA/100 ASIC now in use in hundreds of thousands of PCs and used by major Tier
 1 OEMs.  "This makes ConnectStor II products compatible with the widest
 cross-section of Ultra ATA drives available," Sirisena added.
     "This unit provides MIS and IT professionals with the ability to instantly
 expand their storage requirements for popular network operating systems at
 much lower price points than traditional, pre-configured NAS devices,"
 Sirisena added.  "We've taken full advantage of our experience and leadership
 in applying our ATA RAID engine inside the box."
     ConnectStor II comes with a standard 10Base-T/100Base-TX Ethernet
 connection and also supports APC-compatible uninterruptible power supply via
 COM2 port.  A COM1 port allows local access to operating system for
 troubleshooting.
     The small footprint ConnectStor II unit can be mounted vertically or
 horizontally.  Front panel LEDs provide local status of network activity,
 drive activity, power, and internal functions.  ConnectStor II includes an
 auto-sensing (100 - 240 V, 50 - 60 Hz) power supply.
 
     ConnectStor Subsystem Benefits
     The Promise ConnectStor family offers the industry's only line of
 entry-level to mid-range plug-in network attached storage subsystem products
 designed from the ground up with Ultra ATA drive technology in mind.  In
 addition, it is the only product line developed by an acknowledged leader in
 ATA storage controllers and ATA RAID subsystems - Promise Technology, Inc.
 
     About Promise
     Promise Technology, Inc., headquartered in San Jose, is a worldwide leader
 in Ultra ATA RAID storage controllers and subsystems.  The company has an
 impressive track record of design innovations and product introductions since
 its founding in 1988.  Promise developed the first IDE caching controller, the
 first Ultra ATA controller card, and the first controller to offer IDE RAID
 for desktop PCs (FastTrak).  For more information, visit Promise Technology's
 web site at www.promise.com.
 
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