Irvine (August 19, 2010) – iStoragePro, a fresh entry into the data storage market, has already begun to make waves among digital arts professionals with its iT8 SAS Expander. With over twenty years of OEM engineering experience condensed into a single product, the tower-style storage system has garnered positive buzz in the digital arts world for its combination of strong technical performance, quality design, and economical pricing.
The iT8 SAS Expander is designed specifically to fit into creative design and film environments. It is compatible with modern video formats such as 1080i HD, 720P and HDV, as well as industry-standard creative programs such as Adobe’s Creative Suite and Apple’s Final Cut Pro. To meet the large data storage demands of the digital arts industry, this revolutionary unit is equipped with a maximum Daisy Chain expansion capacity of up to 160TBs of storage, and a super speed MiniSAS interface to ensure that large files can be stored safely and quickly.
Aside from the unit’s strong technical performance, many reviewers also noted the subtle human touches added by the iStoragePro design team. David Hurd of P3 Update production magazine notes “the case’s low-noise drive system is something you can’t appreciate until after you’ve experienced a loud one… the two iStoragePro 8-bay towers I tested sat about four feet from my head and never got on my nerves.” This consensus extends to Ned Soltz of Digital Video Magazine, who adds “iStoragePro claims ‘studio quiet’ in their publicity and I would agree.” Both reviewers also praised the sturdy packaging and intuitive design, such as the easy-to-remove fans and lead-free manufacturing. Soltz sums up his review with a concluding “Wow, I’m impressed!”
iStoragePro carries over twenty years of engineering experience through its parent company, Ci Design, while bringing fresh ideas to the data storage industry. Each data storage unit is carefully engineered to maximize potential, with particular focus on thermal efficiency, rock solid RAID protection, sturdy chassis enclosures, and fast data transfer and streaming speed.