American Megatrends Inc. Ships IDE Backplane to NEC for Integration into Server
Wednesday: December 18, 2002
- AMI's IDE backplane with four hot swap drives allows NEC to create a server that matches SCSI performance at a lower price point
- NEC's EXPRESS5800/Special Pack 120Ga, an ideal pack product for SOHO and small enterprises, will begin shipping December 20, 2002
- NEC has integrated AMI's IDE backplane and LSI Logic’s MegaRAID i4 card and into its server
ATLANTA (Wednesday, December 18, 2002) American Megatrends Inc. (AMI), a leading provider of storage and computing innovations worldwide, today announced its IDE backplane (series 915) will be used by NEC Corporation (NASDAQ: NIPNY) for integration into its EXPRESS5800/Special Pack 120Ga server. The NEC server, ideal for SOHO and small enterprises, is an IDE system that can match SCSI level performance at a much lower price.
''AMI's rich know-how in IDE hot-swap and its capability to put this into production in a good Time-to-Market was very attractive,'' said Shigeru Oshima, senior manager of CAS division, NEC.
AMI’s IDE backplane has a 3U form-factor, ideal for use in canister style products or for integration into custom systems, like the NEC EXPRESS5800. NEC is using AMI’s backplane, which has four hot swap IDE drives, along with LSI Logic’s (NYSE: LSI) MegaRAID® i4 IDE controller with four ATA/100 channe
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