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Nexsan Unchains The Beast

Nexsan Technologies, a leader in innovative storage solutions, announced that its new ATABeast is now shipping in volume and available worldwide. The ATABeast disk vault sets the bar in high-end, high capacity storage, delivering industry-leading features with unparalleled density and security. ATABeast offers a TCO that also establishes new standards of affordability.

ATABeast is an enterprise class RAID array built around the latest award- winning ATA solutions from Nexsan and high-speed ATA disk drives. It is OS independent, needing no special software drivers or server-based management applications. Every component is redundant with individual components online hot swappable. ATABeast provides the highest density per square inch -- 10.5 drives per U, 3.15TB per U (using 300GB drives).

ATABeast enables large file repositories for thousands of users to be stored on a single system and is ideal for all high capacity applications -- on-line storage, D2D, Digital Video, CCTV, online archives, among others. The high IOPS rating of the ATABeast makes it a good candidate for any data center, with LUN masking and high IOPS performance -- all 42 drives can be active simultaneously. ATABeast ships with Nexsan's WorldView, which provides users with the ability to manage and configure multiple units from a single GUI. With its Anti-Rotational Vibration (ARV) design, ATABeast enables maximum performance.

The ATABeast is now available at starting price of around $47,000 for a 12.6TB configuration.

Nexsan Technologies (, headquartered in Woodland Hills, California, creates and delivers award-winning, storage-centric hardware and application-based solutions worldwide through one of the most diverse and established networks of professionals in the storage industry. Next generation Nexsan storage products are designed for corporate, graphics, medical imaging, animation and special effects, real- time/event monitored/ on-line/off-site storage, Internet delivered content, digital film and video, financial on-line transaction data, music and voice, video security and document imaging.

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