Nexsan Announces Availability of 3TB Hitachi 5700 RPM Drives for use with Nexsan E-Series Storage Systems


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Thousand Oaks, Calif., February 23, 2012 — Nexsan, a leading independent provider of disk-based data storage systems, today announced immediate availability of 3TB Hitachi 5700 RPM drives as an option for all Nexsan E-Series™ storage systems. Enhanced with Hitachi’s CoolSpin technology, Hitachi’s 5700 RPM 3TB drives run cooler and are energy efficient to complement Nexsan’s AutoMAID® power savings technology. Combined with E-Series storage systems, the new high capacity drives are ideal for digital video storage (DVS), disk-to-disk backup and archival applications.

Who: Nexsan Corporation

What: 3TB Hitachi 5700 hard drives with CoolSpin Technology available now for E-Series storage systems

When: Immediate availability through authorized Nexsan resellers

Where: Contact Nexsan at 866.463.9726

The 3TB Hitachi drives provide enormous capacity and feature innovative CoolSpin technology to deliver a greater level of power savings and quiet operation for efficiency minded IT environments. With low power, high capacity and cool operation, the 3.5-inch drives allow Nexsan to leverage the benefits of the latest components and operating systems to deliver higher density, eco-friendly storage. The drives deliver impressive sequential performance, making them perfect for applications that include data protection, archival storage and digital video.

E-Series SAN storage systems are the foundation of Nexsan’s Flexible Storage Platform™ and contain anywhere from 14 to 60 drives per chassis in a very small footprint. Nexsan disk arrays can be increased in capacity, up to 360TB, with an additional expansion unit holding up to 60 drives in 4U. Efficiency, reliability and ease-of-use are enhanced by unique Nexsan features including Active Drawer Technology™, Anti-vibration Design™, Cool Drive Technology™ and AutoMAID Technology, which delivers up to 87% power savings compared to alternative storage systems. All SAN storage systems can be configured with dual active/active controllers and battery-backed cache for high throughput and no-single-point-of-failure.

For questions regarding this announcement, please contact Nexsan at 866.4.NEXSAN.

About Nexsan
Nexsan® is a leading independent provider of disk-based data storage systems purpose-built and priced for the mid-market, offering industry-leading reliability, space and power efficiency. Nexsan SAN and NAS storage systems provide scalability, integrity and security for growing volumes of unstructured data and are ideal for virtual storage, disk-to-disk backup, secure online archiving, bulk and cloud storage applications. Overcoming the challenges of traditional storage, Nexsan delivers a different kind of storage experience with easy-to-use, efficient and enterprise-class solutions that reduce the complexity and cost of storage. Nexsan delivers its storage systems through a select global partner ecosystem of solution providers, OEMs and system integrators. Nexsan is based in Thousand Oaks, Calif. For more information, visit the company’s website at

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Joe Austin

Ventana PR

(818) 332-6166

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