Capricorn Technologies Increases Storage Density with New PetaBox Products


San Francisco, CA, October 11, 2004 – Capricorn Technologies today announced the TB64 and GB1600, the newest members of the PetaBox family of storage products.

The TB64 provides 64 terabytes of raw storage in a standard 19-inch rack. It is based on GB1600 storage nodes, which provide 1.6 terabytes of storage in each 1U enclosure. The systems are able to provide high storage density while keeping power dissipation to a minimum. By carefully managing the power budget, operating temperatures are reduced and reliability is enhanced. Operating costs, cooling requirements, and maintenance overhead are also kept to a minimum. Together with the PetaBox’s economical entry point, these feature yield the lowest Total Cost of Ownership available today.

“We are committed to staying at the leading edge of storage density, and our early adoption of 400GB drive technology reflects that commitment,” said C.R. Saikley, President and CEO of Capricorn. “By increasing the available storage density we are able to amortize fixed costs over a greater number of terabytes, thereby driving the cost per terabyte even lower.”

Features included in the TB64 and GB1600 are:

  • 1.6TB per node
  • 64TB per 19-inch rack
  • 50 Watts/TB
  • 10/100 or 10/100/1000 Ethernet
  • Single-side access

Products are shipping and are available in full production quantities now.

About Capricorn Technologies
Capricorn Technologies Inc. was founded in 2004 and provides petabyte-class storage solutions to organizations worldwide. Capricorn's PetaBox technology grew out of a search for high density, low cost, low power storage systems for the world's largest data collections. Capricorn Technologies is proud to be a leader in the next data storage revolution.

For more information please contact:

Capricorn Technologies
1021 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
[email protected]