Thecus Technololgy has announced the 1U4500 rackmount storage device, which features four SATA hard disk bays, an optional redundant power supply, advanced configuration features, and a handy LCD display – all in a 1U rackmount form factor.


Equipped with an ultra-low voltage 1.5GHz Intel Celeron M processor and 512MB of DDR memory, the 1U4500 is capable of handling a multitude of data processing tasks quickly and effectively, while enabling over 30% savings in energy consumption.

The 1U4500 features four hot-swappable hard disk trays that accept standard 3,5-inch SATAII hard disks for up to 3Tb of storage. Multiple RAID modes including RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, 10, and JBOD allows administrators to choose the mode that best fits the enterprise’s computing environment. With the 1U4500’s Quick RAID feature, the RAID can be built within minutes on first use. The 1U4500 also has RAID migration and RAID expansion capabilities, which allow administrators to change the RAID configuration and add new RAID volumes after the original RAID mode as been set, ensuring that system changes are smooth with limited downtime.

Because extended downtime can be costly for any business, the 1U4500 also comes with several other features that ensure that data is always accessible and secure. Dual Gigabit Ethernet ports with 802.3ad-based Load Balancing and Failover capabilities enable better throughput and non-stop connectivity.

To provide uninterrupted service in the event of a power supply failure, Thecus also offers a version of the 1U4500 with a 250W redundant power supply. The 1U4500 also includes a built-in eSATA port for even more storage expansion options, and support for multiple languages. A handy LCD display not only displays critical system status information, but also enables administrators to make quick changes to IP addresses and link aggregation.

Thecus is distributed by Intellistor (www.intellistor.co.za).