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Maximum Storage: REDEFINED
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Press Release April 21, 2004

Maximum Storage: REDEFINED
The TeraStorus Provides 6 Terabytes of SATA Storage for Under $14k

Santa Fe Springs, California - Aberdeen, the Custom Server Solution Provider, presents the most robust all-inclusive storage and backup server to date, the Aberdeen Stirling X524. The 5U rackmount Aberdeen Stirling X524, dubbed the "TeraStorus," is the newest addition to the Aberdeen revolutionary line of backup storage servers. Aberdeen President, Moshe Ovadya, proclaims, "The TeraStorus is the goliath of backup storage servers with 24 hot-swap SATA disk drive bays suitable for 6TB (terabytes) of scalable storage for under $14,000." Ovadya later states, "Our TeraStorus redefines the standard for backup storage capacity, and I am proud that Aberdeen has remained an innovator in this market."

Aberdeen revolutionized the backup storage community by introducing the 2TB "Backup Monster" for under $5000. Just a few months later the 4U "TeraBuster" was launched with double the capacity.  The "TeraStorus" establishes a new server storage standard by offering a scalable rackmount storage server that can provide up to 21TB of SATA storage and beyond. By utilizing the included external SCSI connection the 6TB TeraStorus can be supersized through the addition of up to five 3TB RAID storage expansion boxes per SCSI connector, thus creating a scalable NAS server.

Serial Advanced Technology Attachment (SATA) is a vast improvement over the venerable IDE disk drives and provides several benefits. SATA is faster and more efficient due to the use of point-to-point technology that provides a starting transfer rate of 150 Mbyte/s. the primary benefit of a disk-to-disk SATA storage server such as the TeraStorus, is it provides an exponentially faster and more accurate backup than traditional tape.  By utilizing the disk backup feature, routine progressive or full backups can be easily scheduled within multiple OS platforms for full interoperability in heterogeneous environments. Aberdeen takes advantage of the inherent benefits of disk-to-disk backup storage, such as greater flexibility, scalability and a higher ROI to provide a better, faster and more efficient disaster recovery and backup storage server.

Businesses today have ever increasing amounts of data and as a result IT manager have increasing concerns over downtime, disaster recovery and ease of restore. As with the previous Aberdeen storage solutions, the "TeraStorus" is designed to provide a cost-efficient and scalable backup storage solution for a diverse range of shared network environments. The "TeraStorus" is configured with dual Intel® Xeon™ processors, room for dual internal OS hard drives plus 24 hot-swap/hot-spare drive bays and includes; dual gigabit NICs, support for RAID 0,1,5 & 10, the industry's best internal cooling system, a 3+1 redundant 950W power supply and an external SCSI port for adding up to 15TB of expanded storage. Available options include; a tape drive, CD-RW and Dantz Development’s Retrospect™ backup software to provide data security, disaster recovery and file storage capabilities. Businesses can now safely guard against downtime and the loss of critical data with the Stirling line of backup servers.

At a fraction of the cost of comparable storage applications, the all-inclusive TeraStorus provides; the benefits of faster and more efficient SATA technology, built-in tape storage, scalability up to 21TB, and reliability of redundant power and OS fail-over without the high cost of ownership. The TeraStorus clearly redefines the standard for backup storage servers in price, performance and packaging.   

Availability and Support:
The Stirling X524 "TeraStorus" is currently shipping and can be custom configured to meet even the most stringent requirement via the Aberdeen Web site ( or by contacting an Aberdeen account executive at (800)552-6868. The ultra mega sized 10TB TeraStorus is scheduled to ship through the same channels during Q3, 2004. Aberdeen has a media recognized, industry leading 5 year limited warranty as well as a free 30 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 servers, computers and hardware. Voted among The Direct 100 vendors by PC Computing magazine. Aberdeen designs, manufactures and customizes award-winning Aberdeen brand computer systems and rackmount 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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