Quantum Corporation Announces New Solid State Disk Products, Boosting Performance in the Expanding UNIX Server Market.MILPITAS, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 27, 1997--
Capacity-Leading Storage Devices Offer Memory-Class
Performance at Attractive Price Per Megabyte One million bytes, or more precisely 1,048,576 bytes. Also MB, Mbyte and M-byte. See mega and space/time.
(unit) megabyte - (MB, colloquially "meg") 2^20 = 1,048,576 bytes = 1024 kilobytes. 1024 megabytes are one gigabyte.
Quantum Corporation (NASDAQ/NMS:QNTM), the market leader in solid state disk (SSD See solid state disk. ) technology, today announced the Quantum Rushmore Ultra, the newest addition to its ultra fast Rushmore family of solid state disks.
Using DRAM technology, the Rushmore Ultra SSDs offer users one of the fastest access times to time-critical information stored in mid-range to high-end server applications such as database transactions, real-time video streaming See streaming video and video stream. , RAID configurations, and the World Wide Web.
Quantum's Rushmore Ultra SSDs offer throughput of up to 8,000 I/O (Input/Output) The transfer of data between the CPU and a peripheral device. Every transfer is an output from one device and an input to another. See PC input/output.
I/O - Input/Output requests per second and access times of less than 60 microseconds, providing near-instantaneous access to time-sensitive data. Employing a SCSI-3 interface, the Rushmore Ultra SSDs provide sustained data transfer rates of more than 30 megabytes per second (unit) megabytes per second - (MBps, MB/s) Millions of bytes per second. A unit of data rate. 1 MB/s = 1,000,000 bytes per second (not 1,048,576). (MB/s), which is 100 to 200 times faster than conventional storage solutions. The drives offer storage capacities up to 1.6GB, which is the highest in the industry.
"Quantum's solid state disk technology will provide our server system customers with an unprecedented competitive advantage by providing reduced access times to heavily used files," said Dave Coombs Coombs can refer to:
"An ideal storage system would allow instantaneous in·stan·ta·ne·ous
1. Occurring or completed without perceptible delay: Relief was instantaneous.
2. access to unlimited amounts of critical information, like the human brain," said Charlie Cassidy Charles Peter "Charlie" Cassidy was a fictional character from the Australian television soap opera Neighbours, played by Cliff Ellen. He first appeared in 2003 when his daughter, Lyn Scully tracked him down after she found out he was her biological father. , director of marketing, storage systems. "Quantum's Rushmore Ultra SSDs offer near-instantaneous access and scaleable capacities that significantly boost system performance, at competitive price points."
DRAM prices have continued to drop dramatically, allowing Quantum to pass on cost savings for its SSD technology to end users. With today's announcement, the cost of high-end SSD performance has now dropped to below $40/MB MSRP MSRP Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price
MSRP Message Session Relay Protocol
MSRP Multi-Species Recovery Plan (US Fish & Wildlife Service)
MSRP Member of the Society for Radiological Protection (UK) , which makes SSD a very competitive technology when compared to mid-range server memory upgrades.
"Based on the activity we've seen, particularly in the RAID markets, we believe the time for solid state disks is right now, especially when you look at the cost and performance benefits," said Jason Golz, manager of removable storage projects at Peripheral Research. "Quantum is clearly the leader in this technology in terms of products and marketshare."
As demand for high-speed access to data continues to grow, users can easily add additional Rushmore Ultra SSDs because of their easy-to-use plug-and-play feature. Industries such as finance, travel, telecommunications Communicating information, including data, text, pictures, voice and video over long distance. See communications. , manufacturing, transportation, insurance and others that depend upon fast response times now have more affordable options for accessing time-critical data.
Quantum's Rushmore Ultra SSDs are available in standard 3.5-inch and 5.25-inch form factors. The Rushmore Ultra SSDs are available in capacities from 134MB to 1.6GB for non-volatile drives, meaning they have an integrated data retention system, and in capacities from 536MB to 804MB in the volatile configuration.
In a separate announcement today, Quantum rounded out its Rushmore family of products by announcing the Rushmore NTE (NT Embedded) See Windows XP Embedded. solid state disk products, positioned specifically for PC server systems. Quantum's Rushmore NTE SSDs now allow NT server I/O performance levels, formerly available only in the mid-to-high-end UNIX server A medium to large-scale computer system in a network that runs under Unix. Unix servers are widely used as application servers and database servers and are available from a variety of vendors, including Sun, IBM, HP and others. range, with no extensive system upgrades. The low-end Rushmore NTE SSDs are now available for less than $20/MB MSRP.
Pricing and Availability
Quantum's Rushmore Ultra SSDs are available immediately. Pricing starts at $6,750 MSRP for the 134MB drive.
Founded in 1980, Quantum Corporation is the only storage company that has developed leadership positions in both fixed and removable storage products. One of the highest volume global suppliers of hard disk drives, the leader in the mid-range tape market and the market leader in solid state disk technology, Quantum is widely recognized as the industry's quality leader.
The company sells a broad range of storage products to OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) The rebranding of equipment and selling it. The term initially referred to the company that made the products (the "original" manufacturer), but eventually became widely used to refer to the organization that buys the products and and distribution customers worldwide. Quantum's sales for the fiscal year ending March 1997 were $5.3 billion. The company's World Wide Web home address is http://www.quantum.com . -0-
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