Initial product offerings to include Direct Attached Storage and iSCSI products

BOTHELL, WA — March 19, 2008 — Silicon Mechanics, Inc., a leading provider of rackmount servers, storage, and high-performance computing solutions, today announced the Storform product line of storage appliances. The Storform products presently feature Direct Attached Storage RAID systems and JBOD enclosures, and iSCSI storage appliances. Storform DAS products will offer high-powered, fully redundant, feature-rich RAID storage systems with JBOD expansion options. Storform iSCSI products are high-capacity SATA storage building blocks featuring storage management software from Open-E. Using the Silicon Mechanics online configuration tools, customers can configure iSCSI storage solutions ranging from 4TB to 24TB capacity. The Storform product line currently has the following storage solutions available:

Storform D601R: a high-performance, high-density 2U Direct Attached SAS RAID system featuring 12 SAS or SATA drives. It offers native hardware support for RAID 6, and is expandable to a total of 48 SAS or SATA drives using up to 3 JBOD enclosures.

Storform D61J: provides JBOD expansion capacity for the Storform SAS RAID subsystems. A high-density JBOD enclosure, the D61J features 12 SAS or SATA drives in a 2U rackmount enclosure.

Storform D622R: a powerful and fully-redundant RAID system, featuring industry-leading 2.5-inch SAS drive density, which provides extraordinary I/O throughput while reducing power consumption by up to 40% compared to traditional 3.5-inch drives. The D622R offers RAID 6 support, redundant RAID controllers, and flexible JBOD expansion options.

Storform D62J: provides JBOD expansion capability for the Storform D622R SAS RAID subsystem. It is a high-density 1U enclosure that features 12 2.5-inch SAS disk drives, and provides multiple data connections for fully redundant configurations. The 2.5-inch SAS disk drives deliver greater transactional performance and offer improved space and power efficiency compared to traditional 3.5-inch disk drives.

Storform iS703 and Storform iS707: iSCSI/NAS storage appliances, ideal products for file sharing, storage consolidation, backup and recovery, virtualization, or replication. They are simple to deploy, offer an excellent price-to-performance ratio, and have advanced management functions. The iS703 features up to 12 high-capacity SATA disk drives, and the iS707 features up to 24 high-capacity SATA disk drives. In addition, both boast the performance of industry-leading, hardware-based RAID, and a powerful yet intuitive web-based management interface. Storform iS Series storage appliances provide many of the management, tuning, consolidation, and data protection features typically reserved for higher-priced products, at an attractive price-point.

Pricing and Availability
Storform storage products are available for immediate purchase and delivery via the Silicon Mechanics website,

About Silicon Mechanics
Established in 2001, Silicon Mechanics is a leading provider of rackmount servers and storage solutions with one of the most comprehensive product offerings available. Silicon Mechanics focuses on the needs of customers deploying rackmount server and storage installations, taking into consideration density, power, thermal efficiency, performance, and reliability to create the best fit for each customer. Silicon Mechanics' products are supported by some of the best warranty offerings in the industry and are backed by a team of sales and service engineers dedicated to total customer satisfaction. To learn how to custom-configure a system for any computing environment, visit or call +1-866-352-1173.

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