FlashNEWS Articles

FlashNEWS: November 13, 2015


November 13, 2015

COTS Rugged FlashDisk AFA: High Performance “All Flash Array”

487,000 IOPS & 12 GB/s - Encryption & Secure Erase - Perfect for Harsh Deployments

FlashNEWS: November 2, 2015


November 2, 2015

COTS Rugged FlashDisk AFA: Super Capacitor Replaces Li-Ion Batteries

Perfect for Military Use to Protect Data, the COTS Rugged and high performance FlashDisk AFA eliminates the fire hazard of Li-Ion batteries and protects cache memory during mission operation.

FlashNEWS: October 20, 2015


October 20, 2015

COTS Rugged FlashDisk AFA: SSD Array Delivers 12.6 GB/sec. Perfect for Data Recording

SSD Array Delivers 12.6 GB/sec. - Phenomenal Data Throughput - Perfect for Data Recording & Playback

FlashNEWS: October 14, 2015


October 14, 2015

COTS Rugged FlashDisk AFA: SSD Array with 487,000 IOPS

SSD Array with 487,000 IOPS Replaces Hundreds of 15K HDDs

FlashNEWS: October 13, 2015


October 13, 2015

COTS Rugged FlashDisk AFA: High Performance “All Flash Array”

487,000 IOPS & 12 GB/s - Encryption & Secure Erase - Perfect for Harsh Deployments

FlashNEWS: September 22, 2015


September 22, 2015

COTS Rugged FlashDisk AFA: “Simply Faster” with 487,000 Random IOPS

Winchester Systems announced a new high performance FlashDisk AFA, an "all flash array" featuring up to 24 SSDs in a 2U enclosure that stores up to 92 TB with 3.84 TB SSDs, expandable to 276 TB. Designed to be "Simply Faster" the FlashDisk AFA offers both low cost per IOPS and low cost per GB.

FlashNEWS: February 3, 2015


February 3, 2015

FlashDisk Self Encrypted Drive (SED) Video

New Video: "How to Implement Self Encrypted Disks and  Secure Erase." New Models implement AES-256 encryption and FIPS 140-2 validation.

FlashNEWS: January 29, 2015


January 29, 2015

FlashNAS White Papers

Winchester Systems announced that its flagship line of FlashNAS network attached storage offers file storage for unstructured data with DUAL controllers. It is a feature rich product that supports both CIFS & NFS at very competitive cost. These FlashNAS systems are ideal for secure and reliable file servers and as backup targets. Find out more in these available white papers: Enterprise NAS at a Fraction of the Price, Unified Storage - Affordable Feature Rich NAS and High Availability NAS Configurations.

FlashNEWS: January 27, 2015


January 27, 2015

FlashDisk Data Storage White Papers

Winchester Systems announced that its flagship line of FlashDisk RAID Disk Arrays now support several sought after features: Self Encrypting Drives & Secure Erase, Automated Storage Tiering and Solid State Disk (SSD) Cache Pools.

FlashNEWS: January 21, 2015


January 21, 2015

Winchester Systems Introduces ¾ ATR Removable Canister RAID Disk Array

Winchester Systems Inc., a leading data storage solutions provider for COTS rugged storage and servers, today announced a major product introduction of their highly innovative and newly designed FlashDisk RR1P Series ¾ ATR form factor RAID disk arrays designed for use in airborne, marine and mobile ground data recorders. The RR1P is a hardened, field-deployable data storage unit that features a compact and lightweight removable canister holding 24 SSDs with up to 19.2 TB of data storage capacity and has been tested successfully to meet these critical military standards for operation in harsh environments.

FlashNEWS: January 13, 2015


January 21, 2015

Winchester Systems Introduces FlashServer 2Ux4

Winchester Systems Inc., a leading data storage solutions provider, today announced a completely new FlashServer line of products that offer high density servers and storage combined into a converged solution. This unique server configuration provides a simple way to provide multiple servers and local storage in a single enclosure. The benefits are obvious: One highly engineered, high quality, built-to-last server replaces four separate 1U or 2U servers - at lower cost.

FlashNEWS: November 24, 2014


November 24, 2014

Winchester Systems Introduces FlashDisk RAID Arrays with Self Encrypted Disks (AES-256 with FIPS 140-2)

Winchester Systems Inc., a leading data storage solutions provider, today announced that its flagship line of FlashDisk RAID disk arrays, for both commercial and military applications, now offer Self Encrypted (SED) Disk drives. These drives enable security of data at rest and an often requested ability to perform a quick erase on command. They feature AES-256 encryption and FIPS 140-2 validation.


FlashNEWS: July 17, 2014


July 17, 2014

Winchester Systems Brings Auto-Tiering Hybrid Flash to COTS-Rugged Storage Arrays

Winchester Systems Inc. announced it has upgraded its entire line of FlashDisk RF-Series COTS-Rugged storage systems. Available immediately, the new FlashDisk RF models add “Hybrid” Flash capability—seamlessly combining Flash-based SSD performance with the economical capacity of magnetic disk drives—and support up to 16 host ports, the most in its class, and over 2 Petabytes of capacity using 360 six-terabyte disk drives.


FlashNEWS: June 27, 2014


June 27, 2014

Winchester Systems Releases FlashDisk Storage-Management Upgrade

Winchester Systems announced a major upgrade of its FlashDisk storage-management software: FlashDisk Global Manager 3. This new version, available at no charge to warranty and service-contract customers, has been completely redesigned to make it easier than ever to configure and monitor the health, availability, capacity, and data-protection status of FlashDisk FX and VX commercial storage systems, and FlashDisk RF and RV ruggedized storage arrays.


FlashNEWS: June 20, 2014


June 20, 2014

Winchester Systems Announces Ruggedized, Dual-Redundant NAS Storage

Winchester Systems announced the immediate availability of its new COTS-Rugged FlashNAS ZFS RZ-Series network-attached storage systems. Winchester Systems COTS-Rugged NAS products are designed to store and protect data in harsh C5ISR operating environments; tolerating levels of dust, moisture, shock and vibration not possible with standard commercial units—for much less than ultra-ruggedized systems.


FlashNEWS: June 16, 2014


June 16, 2014

Winchester Systems Unveils More Powerful FlashServer HA Systems

Winchester Systems has announced immediate availability of the newest models in its FlashServer HA 4000 Series line of High Availability servers. FlashServer HA provides an extremely reliable, balanced-performance platform for virtual server workloads based on VMware vSphere and Microsoft Hyper-V.


FlashNEWS: June 5, 2014


June 5, 2014

Winchester Systems Adds new 2U Model and 16Gb Fibre Channel to FlashNAS ZFS

Winchester Systems introduces functional enhancements and a new model to its FlashNAS ZFS line of Unified Storage systems.


FlashNEWS: May 28, 2014


May 28, 2014

Winchester Systems Begins Shipping Auto-Tiering Hybrid Flash Storage Arrays

Winchester Systems has upgraded its entire FlashDisk line of storage systems. The new FlashDisk FX adds “Hybrid” Flash capability—seamlessly combining Flash-based SSD performance with the economical capacity of magnetic disk drives—and supports up to 16 host ports, the most in its class, and over 2 Petabytes of capacity using 360 six-terabyte disk drives.


May 28, 2014

Winchester Systems High-Density Storage Adds Auto-Tiering Hybrid Flash

Winchester Systems announced it has upgraded its FlashDisk PetaStore to add “Hybrid” Flash capability—seamlessly combining Flash-based SSD performance with the economical capacity of magnetic disk drives. PetaStore FX-4U60 now supports over 3.6 Petabytes (PB) storage capacity within a single cabinet, and beefs up I/O and throughput performance by adding 16Gb Fibre Channel and 10Gb iSCSI Ethernet host-connection support.


May 28, 2014

Infostor: Winchester Ships FlashDisk FX Hybrid Arrays

On May 21, 2014, Infostor published an article covering the launch of our new FX-series Hybrid Storage arrays! Follow the link to read the article.


FlashNEWS: January 23, 2014


January 23, 2014

Winchester Systems Delivers New, More Powerful FlashServer HA Systems

Winchester Systems announced the immediate availability of the newest models in its FlashServer HA 4000 Series line High Availability servers. Powered by Intel Xeon E5-2600 processors, the new FlashServer HA 4400 and FlashServer HA 4300 systems deliver up to 1.5 times the processing power of previous models.


FlashNEWS: January 9, 2014


January 9, 2014

New Year, New Website, New Focus

For over 30 years, Winchester Systems has been delivering purpose-built, dependable, high-performance server and storage systems—and expertise—to Commercial, Federal-government and military clients. As the commercial-IT marketplace evolved from customers integrating their own systems using components from many disparate suppliers, Winchester Systems similarly shifted its focus from direct end-user sales to partnering with System Integrators (SIs) and Solution/Service Providers.