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Woody Hutsell, Marketing Director, Texas Memory Systems 713-266-3200 or

NAS-250 Selected as Finalist for Best of Comdex, Enterprise Storage Category  

Las Vegas, NV. – November 13, 2001Texas Memory Systems, Inc., a leading manufacturer of solid state disks for storage networks, announced today that its NAS-250 was chosen as one of three finalists for the Best of Comdex award, Enterprise Storage category.  The Best of COMDEX Awards recognize the most innovative and influential products and technologies introduced at COMDEX Fall 2001, which took place November 12-16, 2001 in Las Vegas.

A panel of award-winning editors from CIO, Computerworld, InfoWorld, Network World and PC World judged nearly 400 entries prior to and during the event and announced finalists on Tuesday, November 13th. Award winners were announced in a ceremony on Wednesday, November 14th in Las Vegas. 

“Texas Memory Systems is honored to be a finalist for this prestigious award.  Competition within the storage industry is at its highest level ever, and we are proud that our NAS-250 has been recognized for its innovation and contribution to the industry,” said Holly Frost, CEO of Texas Memory Systems.  “The NAS-250 is the World’s first solid state disk to offer Gigabit Ethernet connectivity and NAS features.”

The NAS-250 allows system administrators to implement a two-level storage hierarchy.  Hard disk based NAS units will provide the capacity needed for regularly accessed files and the NAS-250 will provide the fast access storage needed for the frequently accessed files.  The NAS-250 will deliver 4x to 10x better access times than typical NAS devices.  The system offers minimum data access times and maximum data availability for mission-critical environments.  The NAS-250 incorporates many high availability components in its 2U (3.5”) rack-mounted chassis.  It has redundant and hot swappable power supplies, backup disk drives, and fans.   Also, redundant batteries provide 1 hour of backup power.  The NAS-250 will scale from 8GB to 32GB.  For installations requiring additional capacity, multiple units can be added to the network.  Each NAS-250 can provide the bandwidth for two Gigabit Ethernet ports and will resolve most storage bottlenecks with increased storage throughput.

About Texas Memory Systems
Texas Memory Systems, Inc. has been manufacturing high performance storage and DSP systems for the DOD for over twenty years.  Recently, TMS has brought this fast technology to the storage SAN market and now to the NAS market.  The RAM-SAN excels in high I/O and high bandwidth environments where traditional RAID systems fail to meet the needs for performance hungry applications.  When speed is required for network attached storage, the NAS-250 is the choice.

Texas Memory Systems is a member of the Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA), Fibre Channel Industry Association (FCIA), and DAFS Collaborative and is partnered with FalconStor, HP, Oracle, and Sun in order to deliver the World's Fastest Storage to the enterprise.

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For more information, visit or call Woody Hutsell, Marketing Director, at 713-266-3200.

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