Source: Winchester Systems Inc.

Winchester Systems Releases 12th Generation COTS Rugged RAID Data Storage

BILLERICA, MA--(Marketwire - Sep 10, 2012) - Winchester Systems Inc., a leading data storage solutions provider, today announced a major new generation of COTS rugged data storage, now in its 12th generation.

The new COTS rugged RAID arrays are twice the speed of the prior models with throughput to 5,400 MB/sec. and IOPS to 742,000 and offer increased capacity to 432 TB. These COTS rugged units support both hard disk drives (HDDs) and solid state disk drives (SSDs) for 8 Gb Fibre Channel and 6 Gb SAS hosts.

The FlashDisk RF-2300 Series includes a 2U high, 12-bay base unit with 3.5" drives and offers 12-bay expansion shelves to 108 HDDs or SSDs and 24-bay expansion shelves with 2.5" drives to 156 HDDs or SSDs with 324 TB maximum capacity.

The FlashDisk RF-3400 Series includes a 3U high, 16-bay base unit with 3.5" drives and offers 16-bay expansion shelves also with 3.5" drives to 144 HDDs or SSDs with 432 TB maximum capacity.

These FlashDisk COTS rugged disk arrays include virtual storage, snapshots, mirroring, volume copy and automated disk-to-disk backup. The current FlashDisk RV-2300 and FlashDisk RV-3400 disk arrays continue to be offered at lower price and also offer GbE ports for iSCSI environments.

The companion rugged FlashServer FS-1600 is designed to complement the FlashDisk storage and provide a single source for both storage and servers.

"This 12th generation COTS rugged data storage delivers the data rates demanded by many of today's real-time surveillance and reconnaissance data recorders with over 5 GB/sec. reads and 3 GB/sec. writes," explained Mr. Ted Gumer, the company's VP Sales and Business Development. "Our rugged storage and servers also provide extra security and protection against dust, rain, shock and vibration at COTS prices which are about half of full military standard costs," he added.

The US Army, Navy and Air Force approved FlashDisk units for field use with both HDDs and SSDs. They are deployed in harsh environments worldwide in mobile HUMVEEs, surveillance aircraft and stationary shelters. The front door is crafted of sturdy milled aluminum that provides rigidity and structural integrity. It also houses a heavy-duty dust filter to constrict particle flow and provide a moisture shield to protect internal components. The LCD front panel is easily viewed by field personnel, is EMI protected and uses long life pushbuttons. The door features a dust and raindrop seal. The unit can be mounted to an optional rugged heavy-duty 1U tray using five bolts secured in a triangulated pattern for strength, easier access and superior crash-worthiness.

FlashDisk RF-2300 Series prices start at under $16,000 and are built to order with delivery in 4-8 weeks ARO.

About Winchester Systems Inc.
Winchester Systems provides "Purpose-Built" data storage solutions for commercial and military applications that include servers, networking, storage and software combined with professional integration services. Storage offerings include FlashDisk RAID Disk Arrays in Direct Attached Storage (DAS), Network Attached Storage (NAS) and Storage Area Network (SAN) configurations. These tiered storage solutions offer a wide variety of SAS and SSD disks for Fibre Channel, SAS and iSCSI environments. FlashServer Intel-based servers include standard and high availability configurations. For more information visit:

Contact Information:

Ted Gumer
VP Sales and Business Development
Winchester Systems Inc.