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PROMISE Technology Announces 32TB VTrak

Newly Expanded Capacity VTrak Offers 32TB of Storage in the Same 3U Form Factor at Groundbreaking Prices

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PROMISE Technology Inc., a leading supplier of versatile RAID storage solutions catering to customers from enterprise to consumer, on Monday announced its new 32TB VTrak products, which will be showcased today at 2010 NAB, April 12 - 15 in Las Vegas at Booth SL7923.

The newly expanded systems address the need for high-availability storage in post production and broadcast workflows. The 32TB VTrak E-Class, when combined with the 32TB VTrak expansion chassis, is aggressively priced at only 56 cents/GB* and utilizes the same 3U form factor as previous systems, thereby preserving rack space. Additionally, up to 160TB is supported in non A/V environments at a cost of 52 cents/GB*.

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Utilizing industry leading enterprise-class 2TB drives, the 32TB VTrak systems have been tested and qualified using the same rigorous standards as PROMISE adheres to for all its RAID products. Fully qualified for Mac OS X, Xsan and Final Cut Pro environments, the 32TB VTrak increases workflow productivity when used in Xsan and Final Cut environments. It does this by delivering the capacity and performance to meet the needs of new HD codecs. PROMISE's strenuous test cycles for Mac OS X, coupled with the company's tight working relationship with its partners, is benefiting Mac users' enterprise storage needs.

"The 32TB VTrak's expanded capacity is giving us room to grow and enabling us to respond to customer requests," said Chuck Filliettaz, CEO, 2G Digital Post. "This foundation now allows us to ingest, edit and store more types of rich media, which is letting us adapt to evolving market demands. PROMISE's triple play -- capacity, performance and price is the perfect complement to the increasing need for collaboration, agility and monetization."

The PROMISE VTrak E-Class RAID subsystem is a high-availability RAID solution developed to meet the needs of mission critical enterprise and power today's demanding video workflows. The PROMISE VTrak E-Class RAID subsystem is a mature RAID engine developed over the course of two decades and four generations of code to deliver cutting-edge performance and data integrity features rivaling any competitor. VTrak E-Class truly shines in video environments by delivering consistent low-latency performance without dropping frames. Used with Xsan in film and video post production, VTrak E-Class can help increase user productivity by providing scalable performance and massive capacity to support today's demanding video workflows.

"As digital content file sizes increase, the need for high performance and high capacity storage systems is more important than ever," said Jin-Lon Hon, vice president, PROMISE Technology. "The 32TB VTrak addresses the capacity and space constraints that our customers demand today, while at the same time, offers high-availability RAID storage at reasonable prices. If a user is looking for spectacular performance, reliability, cost and space containment, the new 32TB VTrak is an unparalleled product."

Service and Support
All PROMISE RAID products are supported by the company's industry leading support program. These products are backed by a three-year warranty, 24x7 technical support and software downloads.

Pricing and Availability
The 32TB VTrak is currently available for purchase directly though Apple or Apple Authorized resellers. The VTrak E-Class 16x SATA RAID subsystem is offered at $18,999 SRP or 59 cents/GB. The VTrak 16x SATA expansion chassis is offered at $15,999 SRP. Up to 160TB is supported at a cost of 52 cents/GB.

About 2G Digital Post
2G Digital Post is an HD online facility specializing in versioning and re-mastering major movies and television programs for broadcast, airline, and DVD. We handle both content and formatting -- editing, graphics, and audio fixes along with compression for a broad range of distribution outlets. We've developed a highly efficient all-digital workflow that lets us deliver projects faster, at higher quality, and at much lower cost than you're used to. Whether it's editing theatrical releases for TV and airlines, adding virtual product placement into an older TV series for new syndication, creating an HD-DVD, or simply re-mastering a title in HD, 2G has it covered.

About PROMISE Technology, Inc.
With a long history of innovation, PROMISE Technology develops and manufactures sophisticated RAID solutions recognized worldwide, ranging from a complete line of RAID controller cards to FC/iSCSI/SAS/SATA RAID subsystems. Catering to enterprise, mid-range, entry-level consumer data protection needs, PROMISE products are distinguished by their Unified Common RAID Core and management software and unparalleled support. Headquartered in Milpitas, Calif., PROMISE has operations throughout Asia and Europe. For more information, visit PROMISE Technology's website at www.PROMISE.com.

*Based on user capacity. © 2010 PROMISE Technology, Inc. All Rights Reserved. PROMISE, the PROMISE logo, VTrak, SmartStor, SuperTrak, FastTrak, VessRAID, Vess, PerfectPATH, PerfectRAID, SATA150, ULTRA133 and GreenRAID are registered or pending trademarks of PROMISE Technology, Inc. in the U.S. and other countries. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. Information regarding products, services and offerings may be superseded by subsequent documents and are subject to change without notice. For the latest information and specifications regarding PROMISE Technology, Inc. and any of its offerings or services, please contact your local PROMISE office or the corporate headquarters. Visit www.promise.com for more information on PROMISE products.

Douglas Gruehl
PROMISE Technology, Inc.
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Nancy Pieretti
PROMISE Technology, Inc.
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