Huge Systems, Inc.



Affordable, Small Footprint Solution Sets a New Standard for RAID Storage

(October 9, 2001 - Marina del Rey, CA) Huge Systems, a new manufacturer of RAID 3 Storage Solutions for SDTV and HDTV applications, demonstrated a number of storage industry firsts at the recent SIGGRAPH 2001 Conference and Exhibition in Los Angeles. These innovations are all available in the company's HugeMediaVault™ family of desktop storage systems, which was introduced at the show.

HugeMediaVault includes the industry's first "TeraByte on a Desktop" system. The high-end HugeMediaVault-DualMax offers up to a full TeraByte of storage in a compact system measuring only 10.25" High x 7.5" Wide x 14.75" Deep. At this size, it occupies less space than most computers and fits easily on any desktop.

HugeMediaVault is also the first shipping RAID 0/3 product that utilizes a single chip RAID 3 controller combined with an onboard processor and dedicated cache memory. This new controller technology reduces manufacturing costs, increases system performance and provides RAID 3 reliability for the entire HugeMediaVault family of products. "The HugeMediaVault is a true plug and play RAID 3 disk array for Mac, Windows and SGI computers," states Mike Anderson, Chief Designer of the HugeMediaVault product line.

In another first, HugeMediaVault-DualMax features a dual channel U160 SCSI 3 controller that supports uncompressed HDTV recording and playback at resolutions up to and including 1080i at 10 bits. The system provides a data transfer rate of 320 MegaBytes/second burst and a sustained transfer rate of at least 200 MegaBytes/second. At SIGGRAPH, Huge Systems demonstrated HDTV 1080i directly from the disk array.

Finally, HugeMediaVault is the first product to combine high capacity storage, high speed data transfer rates and RAID 3 data protection in a package that costs less than $10.00 per GigaByte. The product is available in configurations ranging from 200 GigaBytes for $2,795 up to 1TeraByte for $9,529.

"We want to set the standard in affordable, high capacity storage," explains Anderson. "Advances in both disk drive and controller technology have made it possible for us to create a whole new category of storage product - affordable, reliable, high-capacity storage."

For more information, visit the Huge Systems web site at or call them at 310 821 5196.

EDITORS: Mike Anderson and Rick Balabuck are available for interviews.
Product shots and review units are also available. Please call Sheldon Liebman at 505-332-1281.

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Founded in 2000 and based in Marina del Rey, CA, Huge Systems provides fast, affordable RAID 3 storage systems to the entertainment industry. For more information, Huge Systems can be reached at 310 821 5196 or on the web at

HugeMediaVault is a trademark of Huge Systems, Inc.
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