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Globalstor’s Announces 9.6TB Hi-Definition Video Server for Real Time, Uncompressed Video Playback

New ExtremeStor-HD Provides Up to 900MB/sec. Raw Sustained Performance

LOS ANGELES, CA November 4, 2004:

During this year’s Digital Studio Summit, Globalstor Data will introduce the ExtremeStor-HD.   A low-cost, high-performance fault-tolerant hi-definition video storage server, the ExtremeStor-HD incorporates 24, 250GB hot-swappable SATA hard drives for up to 6TB of local storage or 24, 400GB hot-swappable SATA hard drives for up to 9.6TB.  Using RAID 0, the ExtremeStor-HD is capable of achieving up to 900MB/sec. sustained raw performance, or in excess of 600MB/sec using RAID 5.

Ideal for today’s data-intensive enterprises, Globalstor’s ExtremeStor-HD is conveniently packaged in a single 5U rack mounted enclosure, supports RAID levels 0, 1, 5, 10 and 50, and is entirely platform independent.  Featuring RAVE HD for LinuxÔ software and an AJA Xena-2Ô digital card ExtremeStor-HD allows users to capture, record and playback uncompressed hi-definition video in real time.  ExtremeStor-HD also provides machine control via RS-422 standard 9 pins Sony protocol with playback in HD-SDI and SD-SDI.

“The ExtremeStor-HD is the ideal hi-definition server solution for today’s growing number of demanding video applications where anything less than real time is unacceptable,” said Scott Leif, President of Globalstor Data.  “The ExtremeStor provides unmatched performance and a

level of redundancy that practically assures zero downtime.  In addition,” Leif continued, “the low TCO makes the ExtremeStor-HD a logical choice for virtually any size professional video environments.”

ExtremeStor-HD Features:
· RAVE HD for LinuxÔ software
· AJA Xena-2Ô digital card
· Up to 24 drive bays
· Dual independent 2GB Fibre Channel host interface
· 900MB/sec data transfer for demanding HD video editing applications
· Dual independent RAID controllers
· Supports RAID levels 0, 1, 5, 10 and 50
· Redundant load-sharing power supplies and cooling modules
· Hot-swappable, field replaceable power supplies, fans and SATA drives
· Remote management and monitoring
Experience the new ExtremeStor-HD during the HD Expo at the Globalstor Data booth, or online at: www.globalstor.com

The HD Expo will be held Thursday, Nov. 4 at the Petersen Automotive Museum located at: 6060 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles Ca 90036 – Wilshire and Fairfax.  www.hdexpo.net
Pricing and Availability

Available for direct sale through Globalstor Data or to OEMs for development into specific applications, ExtremeStor-HD is available now with three-year factory warranties. 

About Globalstor Data

Headquartered in Chatsworth, CA, Globalstor Data Corporation is a leading distributor of high-end mass storage solutions and is widely recognized for its value-added services, including systems integration and customer support.  An OEM with a full spectrum of hardware and software support, the firm’s competitively priced product line includes technically advanced DVD-RAM and Magneto-Optical (MO) drives and libraries for solutions scalable in excess of 20TB of capacity.  Globalstor also provides a comprehensive range of tape, CD, RAID and Fibre Channel solutions with complete integration for all major operating systems.  Globalstor serves a worldwide customer base from its U.S. headquarters in Chatsworth, California and internationally through a strong foundation of over-seas resellers.