BILLERICA, MA--(Marketwired - Nov 24, 2014) - Winchester Systems Inc., a leading data storage solutions provider, today announced that its flagship line of FlashDisk RAID disk arrays, for both commercial and military applications, now offer Self Encrypted (SED) Disk drives. These drives enable security of data at rest and an often requested ability to perform a quick erase on command. They feature AES-256 encryption and FIPS 140-2 validation.

Data security is a major requirement for all serious commercial and military applications. Data security breaches in the news are almost a daily occurrence. The need for data security for military data is even more obvious. Finally, the quick erase feature ensures that when drives are retired, turned in for repair or simply redeployed in new application, all the data is permanently removed first on command, in just a few seconds per drive. A hands-on and detailed white paper, FlashDisk Self Encrypting Drives and Secure Erase, shows how these two critical features work.

The FlashDisk RAID disk arrays offer a number of SED choices including:

3.5" SEDs: 7.2K rpm: 2, 3, 4 TB
2.5" SEDs: 10K rpm: 600, 900 GB
2.5" SEDs: 7.2K rpm: 500 GB, 1 TB

These FlashDisk RAID models support SED drives and quick erase:

FlashDisk FX-2U12 Series: 2U, 12-bay shelves expandable to 180 3.5" disks
FlashDisk FX-2U24 Series: 2U, 24-bay shelves expandable to 360 2.5" disks
FlashDisk FX-3U16 Series: 3U, 16-bay shelves expandable to 240 3.5" disks
FlashDisk RF-2U12 Series: Rugged 2U, 12-bay shelves with 3.5" disks
FlashDisk RF-2U24 Series: Rugged 2U, 24-bay shelves with 2.5" disks
FlashDisk RF-3U16 Series: Rugged 3U, 16-bay shelves with 3.5" disks

"Military customers have always wanted this feature and today commercial customers also definitely need it," according to Mr. Jerry Namery, Chief Technology Officer. "Now there is a way to protect data at rest in every important application with only a small price premium."

Prices for FlashDisk RAID disk arrays with SED disks starts at under $9,000. Products are available now and delivery is 2-3 weeks.

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:

Joel Leider
Chief Executive Officer
Winchester Systems Inc.