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Globalstor Unveils Flexible 9.6TB Video Server with Up to 1000MB/sec. Raw Sustained Performance

New ExtremeStor-VS Easily Customized for Proprietary Installations

CHATSWORTH, CA November 9, 2004:

Globalstor Data introduced the ExtremeStor-VS Video Server today.   A low-cost, high-performance fault-tolerant video storage server, the ExtremeStor-VS 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-VS is capable of achieving in excess of 1000MB/sec. sustained raw performance, or in excess of 600MB/sec using RAID 5.

The ExtremeStor-VS Video Server can be easily customized according to the proprietary requirements of the application or environment with the addition of an HD card and virtually any third party software.

“Easily deployed, the ExtremeStor-VS gives video professionals a greater value and competitive edge,” said Scott Leif, President of Globalstor Data.  “The ExtremeStor is a platform for providing a fully customized solution that offers the performance, redundancy, and low TCO that today’s professional video environments have been waiting for.”

ExtremeStor-VS Features:

· Up to 24 drive bays
· Dual independent 2GB Fibre Channel host interface
· 1000MB/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

Pricing and Availability

Available for direct sale through Globalstor Data or to OEMs for development into specific applications, ExtremeStor-VS is available now with three-year factory warranties.  FibreStor-DI prices start at $40,000 for 2.1TB using (30) 73GB 15K HDDs or $44,000 for 4.41TB using (30) 146GB 10K HDDs or $62,000 for 9.0 TB using (30) 300GB 10 HDDs.

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.