Maxtor and Sony Aim at Midrange
Maxtor Corp. and Sony Corp. of America are attacking the midrange storage space with new network-attached and tape devices.Maxtor Corp. and Sony Corp. of America are attacking the midrange storage space with new network-attached and tape devices. At this weeks NetWorld+Interop trade show in Atlanta, Maxtor will unveil a 5.7-terabyte network-attached storage product, the MaxAttach 6000. The $80,000 product will be available by mid-October, said Eric Kelly, president of the Milpitas, Calif., companys Network Systems Group. The companys future plans include application- and vertical-specific versions, plus enhanced services to support it.
Jack Sell, vice president of Layton & Sell Inc., a Redmond, Wash., civil engineering company, said he has been pleased with the performance of Maxtors smaller 4100 NAS series and that more capacity could benefit some companies.