RAID Storage System is PCI Express-based.

Press Release Summary:

Featuring 1U form factor, RAID storage system provides 4 hot-swappable SATA II/SAS drives with total storage capacity of up to 2 TB. It operates from host PC on either PCI Express x4 or x8 cable when PCIe adapter card is inserted into host PC's PCIe x4, x8, or x16 slot. RAID controller organizes data on drives and controls flow of data, enabling speeds up to 40 GB/sec. System supports RAID levels 0, 1, 5, 6, 10, and JBOD.

Original Press Release:

One Stop Systems Announces First 1U PCI Express-Based SATA/SAS RAID Array

ESCONDIDO, Calif., Aug. 21, 2006 - One Stop Systems, a provider of PCI Express-based systems and components for the industrial computing market, announces the release of the first 1U PCI Express-based RAID storage system, a robust rack mount system providing 4 hot-swappable SATA II / SAS drives with a total storage capacity of up to 2 terabytes. The RAID system operates from a host PC on either a PCI Express x4 or x8 cable (included) when the PCIe adapter card (also included) is inserted into the host PC's PCIe x4, x8, or x16 slot. The system supports RAID levels 0, 1, 5, 6, 10, and JBOD, and Intelligent "multiple logical drive" architecture allows the combination of different RAID levels on one set of disks. Hot-swap ability facilitates the replacement of failed drives and makes this 4-drive storage system suitable for network attached storage (NAS), security and surveillance, disk-to-disk backup, and video editing. A 200-watt power supply and four exhaust fans ensure optimal performance.

Disk arrays provide reliability and a higher data transfer rate through multiple channel access. The RAID controller organizes data on the drives and controls the flow of data to and from the host computer. This allows the user to write/read data to the drive array from the host PC at speeds up to 40Gb/s by simply installing the attached PCIe x8 adaptor board into a PCIe slot in the host PC and cabling it to the RAID system.

"Now any PC with a PCI Express slot can support up to two terabytes of data in a 1U storage system and access that data at speeds of up to 40Gb per second. With the price of drives steadily decreasing while the capacities increase, any PC can have this added functionality," said Steve Cooper, president of One Stop Systems. "This means that applications like broadcasting, sound and video editing, medical imaging, and scanning devices can operate using the latest technology and cost efficiency of today's PCs."

o 1U form factor supports 4 hot-swappable SATA II or serial-attached SCSI (SAS) drives
o PCI Express x4 or x8 adaptor card installs in the host PC
o Provides storage capacity up to 2 terabytes with current drives

The 1U, 4-drive PCIe x4 RAID Array lists for $1,595 and the PCIe x8 RAID Array lists for $1,695 (drives not included). Both are available immediately.

About One Stop Systems

One Stop Systems is a leading provider of PCI Express-based systems and components for the industrial computing market. These include both SHB Express and CompactPCI Express architectures. One Stop Systems designs and manufactures semi-custom and custom industrial-grade computing systems and components for converged communications, industrial control and defense/security applications. We offer responsive service, the highest quality design and manufacturing, and on-time delivery. For more information, contact our sales department toll free at (877) GET-CPCI or visit our web site at for a comprehensive catalog of our products.

Lesley Walkington
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