Fibrenetix Launches Qubex Storage Revolution

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Qubex Raises The Bar For Desktop Storage Systems. Fibrenetix is set to launch a revolutionary ‘affordable’ workstation RAID system aimed at the burgeoning broadcast, video and digital imaging markets. The new 6-bay Qubex featuring high-performance 4GBit Fibre Channel or Ultra320 SCSI host connection, delivering up to 3 Terabytes of SATA-II RAID storage at a cost of approx. USD2.00 per gigabyte.

Storage pioneer Fibrenetix is set to launch a revolutionary ‘affordable’ workstation RAID system aimed at the burgeoning broadcast, video and digital imaging markets.

The new 6-bay Qubex featuring high-performance 4GBit Fibre Channel or Ultra320 SCSI host connection, delivering up to 3 Terabytes of SATA-II RAID storage at a cost of approx. USD2.00 per gigabyte, is the culmination of months of research and development by Fibrenetix engineers.

Jes Nagel, Fibrenetix CEO said: “Workstation and workgroup storage is one of the fastest growing sectors in the industry - so our Qubex development focus has been all about ‘thinking inside the box’.

The emergence of HDTV in the broadcast world, booming video editing and post production houses, high end digital capture in the photographic market and the explosion of MP3 devices in the consumer arena have combined to create new and urgent demand for high performance, high capacity desktop storage at an affordable cost per gigabyte”

He added: “Qubex is the perfect storage solution in all those markets. The dual 4 GBit Fibre channel host connection and SATA-II drives offer unbeatable performance, exceeding 300MB/s - more than sufficient to edit High Definition uncompressed video streams.

High definition TV and video editing is quickly becoming the new de facto standard in broadcasting and post production - and Qubex , with its unrivalled performance and features is designed to meet these requirements.”

Qubex is easy to use, offers stylish design in a compact enclosure measuring just 12 inches (30cm) wide and operates with low noise to deliver outstanding storage capacity of up to 3 Terabytes. The 6-bay unit features hot swap hard disks and guarantees no loss of data in the event of a disk drive failure.

The new unit can be configured using the onboard Ethernet connection, allowing remote configuration and monitoring via the Internet.

In another radical innovation, Fibrenetix engineers have virtually eliminated noise irritation.

Said Nagel: “We have all suffered from noisy PCs and RAID systems in the past.

To solve this problem, we developed the Qubex with an external power supply, so there is no longer an internal power source generating heat and causing noise. We also incorporated a slow moving, whisper-quiet fan, making Qubex the perfect solution for any desktop.”

Key Qubex Features:

· Up to 3TB storage capacity

· Dual 4 GBit Fibre Channel host to SATA-II drives

· Ultra320 SCSI host to SATA-II drives

· Affordable price point (Approx. USD6,000 for a 3TB system)

· Compact, Stylish 6-Bay Enclosure (30cm x 28cm x 21cm)

· New ‘whisper quiet’ fan cooling system

· Hot Swap disks and PSUs

· Onboard Ethernet for configuration and alerts, with POP3 support

· High performance (broadcast quality) for video and photo editing

Fibrenetix Qubex ships with a 2 year warranty complete with online technical support.

Further information:

Trevor Lansdown at wordengineers.com

T: 01206 241575

Mandy Stone at Fibrenetix

T: +44 1293 400515

USA

Alan Johnson at Fibrenetix USA

T: +1 408-954-7370

About Fibrenetix

FIBRENETIX is the market leader for cost effective storage systems. Recognised in the storage industry since 1995, the Company has established a solid reputation for fast, scalable and highly reliable storage solutions.

Fibrenetix has successfully developed a series of high performance, cost effective RAID subsystems. With over 5000 RAID systems installed, in over 17 different countries, Fibrenetix is recognised as a pioneer of IDE and cost effective RAID.

Fibrenetix offer a comprehensive product range, with storage capacity ranging from 800GB in a 5-bay desktop tower unit, 8 Terabytes in a single 16-bay, 3U rackmount enclosure using 500GB hard drives. The company’s largest single installation is currently 1000 Terabyte’s of storage for a power utility corporation.

Fibrenetix is dedicated to providing new cutting edge products, customer support and reliability, to meet the ever-growing demand for data storage.

For more information visit: http://www.fibrenetix.com

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