Infrant Creates X-RAID Technology for Expanding NAS Appliances

4/26/2005 - Infrant TechnologiesTM announced an innovative technology that addresses the inherent problem of adding additional storage to a single Network Attached Storage (NAS) appliance while preserving data. Infrant's patent-pending Expandable ProtectionTM (X-RAID) technology lowers the acquisition cost of NAS appliances by allowing instant automatic expansion of storage in a NAS RAID array while maintaining protection against single-disk failure.

Current NAS RAID storage solutions must be pre-configured with a specific number of drives. Infrant X-RAID technology allows users to start with a single drive and add hard drives as they need them, keeping user data intact while the volume is expanded.

Expandable ProtectionTM

"Infrant X-RAID technology is simple to use and allows additional capacity and protection to be added with ease. Users can purchase an inexpensive NAS appliance with a single drive and add more space at their convenience," said Paul Tien, President at Infrant Technologies. "The biggest two issues consumers have with network attached storage is the prohibitive entry price and the ability to expand the volume. Infrant Expandable ProtectionTM (X-RAID) technology solves both of these issues."

Infrant's X-RAID technology is fully integrated into the Infrant IT3100 Network Storage Processor family and is available now directly from Infrant Technologies. NAS devices incorporating Infrant X-RAID technology are expected to be available from Infrant and OEM partners this quarter.

About Infrant Technologies
Infrant Technologies is a privately held company that provides the best solutions in network-based storage to OEM partners. With the industry's most innovative storage solutions for home and SMB markets, Infrant Technologies enables the best full-featured and price-efficient NAS appliances in the market. The ReadyNAS family of products offer rich feature sets that were only available to enterprise-level users in the past at the entry-level price. More information is available at

ReadyNAS, RAIDiator and RAIDar are trademarks of Infrant Technologies.

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