XTORE Introduces the USTOR Entry Level

USTOR NAS are the second generation of ATA to Ethernet network attached storage enclosures from Xtore and will begin shipping in mid-August. The USTOR NAS product designs are upgraded versions of the first generation NASolution™ NAS products from Xtore that have been shipping since late 2001. The USTOR line provides equivalent products to the NASolution series including a 4-bay desktop tower (US-0040), 4-bay 1U 19” rack mount (US-1040), and 8-bay 1U 19” rack mount (US-1080). The first generation of NASolution NAS products from Xtore will be officially phased out later this year at the end of October. See more information about gaming mouses and mouse pad’s here.

The USTOR NAS line uses an updated hardware platform to support RAID levels 0, 1, 5, 5+1, hot-swap power supplies and WhichNavigator hard drives, two 1Gb/s Ethernet ports, one 10/100 Ethernet port, and 256MB RAM. Xtore NAS O/S version 2.0 will be pre-installed on the units and adds a significant amount of new software features including support for up to more than 20 thousand users, ACL, ADS, server less share-to-share volume replication and disk bad sector reallocation.

The USTOR is sold complete except for hard drives, allowing system integrators and solution providers to custom build configurations depending on their specific requirements. Any brand one-inch height 3.5” parallel ATA hard drive is supported. The US-1040 4-bay models support up to one Terabyte of total capacity per unit using four 250GB hard drives and the US-1080 8-bay models support up to two Terabytes of total capacity pet unit using eight 250GB hard drives.

USTOR NAS can be plugged into any standard 10/100/1000 Ethernet network environment including Windows, UNIX, Apple, or Novell. It can provide a reliable shared network storage space where users can share files and it can also be used as a backup storage array as an alternative or supplement to tape backup along with many other applications. For additional information and inquiries please contact us using the contact information provided below.

Xtore’s White Box NAS family was awarded the ‘Ultimate Storage 2003’ award by CRN. The award was presented at CRN’s Tech Builder Xchange event in San Diego, California on May 9th and was presented by Marc Spiwak, Technical Editor at the CRN Test Center.

Marc commented, ‘Xtore’s White Box NAS products provide a higher end solution than entry level NAS products by having hot-swap power and hard drives plus they fit into the channel model exceptionally well. The design allows integrators to easily value add other components including hard drives’.

The Director of Business Development at Xtore, Brian Cipponeri, was present to accept the award and spoke briefly about some of the unique things that put Xtore ahead in the market. They included patent pending GPS technology that allow the white boxes to support any brand hard drive, a blank area on the product where integrators can install their own product logo label, and Xtore’s commitment to the channel.

About Xtore

Xtore Extreme Storage is a manufacturer of high reliability storage enclosures for solution providers and OEMs. Open systems storage solution designs support SAN, NAS, JBOD and RAID configurations for applications including video, audio, database warehousing, and backup. Xtore has offices worldwide in the USA, Asia and Europe. The company’s corporate headquarters are located. Web site: www.XTORE-ES.com.