ProStor ( — which specializes in
enterprise-class removable disk storage systems for business backup,
archiving and retention management — has announced the general
availability of the new ProStor InfiniVault Model 5.

ProStor InfiniVault Model 5 is designed for the storage needs of the
SMB (small-to-medium businesses) that may have two different data
retention requirements, and where two copies of the data are
necessary for disaster protection. It’s an integrated storage
appliance in a tower design with five slots for RDX removable disks
and a 1.8TB file area that can manage 250 million files.

Using 500GB RDX removable disk cartridges, ProStor InfiniVault Model
5 is able to keep 2.5TB (5TB compressed) data online (in RDX
removable disk cartridges) and an infinite amount of data capacity
offline. In an application requiring two separate retention periods,
the Model 5 can be configured to provide self protection while
allowing RDX removable disks to be sent offsite for disaster
protection. This makes the Model 5 the best choice in these
applications and an ideal complement to the ProStor InfiniVault Model
3, which is designed with 700GB of file area and only a single
retention period when self protecting data.
The ProStor InfiniVault Model 5 includes a feature set critical to
industry-specific data retention requirements, including HIPAA (for
healthcare), SEC Rule 17a-4 (stockbrokers and dealers),
Sarbanes-Oxley Act, Federal Rules for Civil Procedure and more. To
date, ProStor InfiniVault is being used in a variety of markets
including finance, government, healthcare, enterprise content
management and gaming.
With the addition of the ProStor InfiniVault Model 5 to the product
line (US$14,995), ProStor Systems is reducing its manufacture’s
suggested retail price for the ProStor InfiniVault Model 3 to target
smaller businesses and single application environments and is now
priced at $9,995. In addition, the company announced lower pricing
for their expandable, rack mounted systems the Model 30 ($29,995) and
Model 100 ($69,995). All pricing is effective immediately.

As an additional cost-saving benefit, buyers of the new Model 5 can
request an initial system “fill-up”: 5 RDX removable disk cartridges
(2.5TB of uncompressed capacity) will be added to the Model 5 by
ProStor at no additional charge. (For new Model 5 systems ordered
between 10/12/2009 and 12/30/2009 and shipped by Dec. 31; ProStor
InfiniVault Models 3, 30, and 100 are not included in this offer.)