Sanmina's Newisys Division Announces the EDA-4605, 240TB Ethernet Drive Array

Ultra-Efficient 60 Bay Ethernet-Direct Storage Array Uses Seagate's New Kinetic Open Storage Platform to Optimize Cloud and Big Data Deployments

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Newisys, a division of Sanmina Corporation (Nasdaq: SANM) and a leading provider of data center products for enterprise and cloud applications, today announced the EDA-4605, a dense (60 Ethernet-direct Disk Drives in a 4 RU configuration) array using Seagate's new, innovative Kinetic Open Storage platform. This new system delivers scale-out storage solutions efficiently and with high reliability. The EDA-4605 features two redundant and hot-swappable Ethernet switch and management modules, with a total of four 10Gb ethernet ports, and has redundant hot-swappable power and fan units.

"Newisys has a strong track record as an industry leader, providing innovative storage solutions to a broad range of markets. We are proud to have Newisys be one of the first storage server companies to announce products incorporating Seagate's Kinetic Open Storage Ethernet drives into their systems," said Ali Fenn, Seagate's senior director of Advanced Storage technology. "Newisys' extensive experience deploying multi-petabyte installations that incorporate Seagate hard drive and solid state drive technology, coupled with our newly announced Kinetic platform will deliver industry-leading reliability, simplicity and efficiency."

The Seagate Kinetic Open Storage platform eliminates the storage server tier of traditional data center architectures by enabling applications to speak directly to the storage device.  This reduces expenses associated with the acquisition, deployment and support of traditional storage solutions. Companies realize maximum storage density, while achieving cost savings based on reduced power and cooling costs, and a simplified storage implementation.

Additional details on the Newisys EDA-4605 can be obtained by contacting Newisys at To learn more about the Seagate Kinetic Open Storage platform visit:

About Newisys

Newisys, a product division of Sanmina Corporation, provides advanced data center products including solid-state memory and disk-based storage server appliances, JBOD storage systems and other products for a variety of data center and storage applications. Newisys solutions are tailored for integration into OEMs, System Integrator and Internet Data Center partners' products, reducing development and operating costs while improving time-to-market. More information is available at

About Sanmina

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


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