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OPTIMIZE: Linux NAS Storage
Press Release March 7, 2006

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OPTIMIZE: Linux NAS Storage
Aberdeen Expands the AberNAS Line of Enterprise-Class Storage Appliances to Include Linux

Santa Fe Springs, California March, 7 2006 -- Aberdeen LLC, the Custom Server Solution Provider, expands the breadth of its voluminous storage server offering. As an innovator in network attached storage solutions, Aberdeen is proud to be the first company to provide both Linux-based NAS and Windows-based NAS. The newly added Aberdeen AberNAS Linux appliance storage servers deliver enterprise-class network-attached storage that can optimize IT departments from a start-up small business to the largest of IT environments.

The AberNAS Linux-based line of NAS servers, unveiled at the FOSE 2006 Convention, Booth #1924, can provide the best cost/GB ratio in the market with a 1U 2TB unit of pure storage up to 4TB 2U models. As an enterprise-class NAS appliance, the AberNAS can deliver a robust open storage platform with centralized management of network storage it supports mission-critical applications with cluster capability, replication, high-speed backup utilities, and most impressively, a custom GUI management interface.

"With this unprecedented decision to offer both Windows-based and Linux-based NAS servers we maintained the strategy to completely support our clients." says Aberdeen President, Moshe Ovadya, "The impetus behind the creation of the Linux  AberNAS by Aberdeen was to offer the most robust and user friendly Linux NAS available in contrast to the awkward nature of  some of the common freeware versions of Linux floating around."

Based on Intel Pentium 4 technology, the 2TB AberNAS 178, priced under $3500, is configured with four enterprise-class hot-swappable 500GB SATA II 3Gb/s data transfer speed disk drives with NCQ along with a virus resistant Disc-On-Module (DOM) which is embedded with Aberdeenís custom, browser-based Linux NAS software. An added benefit delivered by the AberNAS 178 is it offers hardware RAID as opposed to the slower and less reliable software based RAID. An important feature of hardware RAID is the RAID controller has an integrated IC chip to manage the RAID functions. System resources, such as CPU and memory, will not be taxed to perform the RAID functions thus producing much improved performance over software RAID.

The Aberdeen AberNAS Linux-based storage appliances allow IT managers to enjoy the benefits of a feature-rich, high-performance network attached storage without the high cost of ownership or sacrificing on security.

 ~Up to 4 Terabytes of Pure Storage Capacity
 ~Up to 8 Hot Swap Drives w/SATA II 3Gb/s transfer speed
 ~Single RAID Array w/o Limitations
 ~Browser-based Hardware RAID Manager
 ~RAID 0, 1, 5, 6 Configurable
 ~Virus Resistant Operating System
 ~iSCSI Target Capable
 ~NAS-2-NAS Replicator
 ~Custom GUI Management Interface
 ~PCBackup Utility

Availability and Support:
The complete line of Linux AberNAS appliances, are currently shipping with worldwide availability, ranging from the a 1TB 1U AberNAS 117 for $2,345 and scaled up to the 2U AberNAS 273 with 4TB for under $8,000. The AberNAS is also offered in equally competitively priced Windows versions. Aberdeen can custom configure any server to meet even the most stringent requirements via the Aberdeen Web site ( or by contacting a sales executive at (800)552-6868. Aberdeen has a media recognized, industry leading 5 year limited warranty as well as a free 10-day trial assessment program with all of its branded server solutions.

Media Contacts:
Charles E. Stevens
Marketing Manager
562-903-1500 x184

Jack Tateel
VP of Sales
562-903-1500 x157

About Aberdeen:
Aberdeen is a leading direct marketer of custom rackmount servers, NAS, iSCSI and SAN storage solutions, computers and hardware. Voted among The Direct 100 vendors by PC Computing magazine, Aberdeen designs, manufactures and customizes award-winning Aberdeen brand computer systems, Stirling rackmount servers, AberNAS storage appliances and backup storage servers while offering an extensive selection of high performance peripherals. For product sales, service or company information, call 800-552-6868 or visit





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