Xyratex Launches Enterprise 4TB SAS Drive

                  Xyratex Launches Enterprise 4TB SAS Drive

Xyratex first to market with new WD® RE 4TB SAS enterprise hard drive with
immediate availability

PR Newswire

HAVANT, England, Sept. 27, 2012

HAVANT, England, Sept. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Xyratex Ltd (Nasdaq: XRTX), a
leading provider of data storage technology, today announced support and
availability of WD®'s RE 4TB SAS enterprise hard drive as an option for its
OneStor™ line of enclosures and application platforms including the company's
ultra dense 84 drive capable solutions.

Xyratex's use of the WD RE 4TB drive allows the company to provide solutions
to its OEM customers that reach new plateaus of unprecedented capacity and
nearline performance with 24x7 advanced data reliability and integrity. High
capacity, performance, quality, and continuous availability are critical
features required by today's enterprise business applications associated with
cloud computing, big data, data center storage and virtualization.

"With Xyratex's industry leading OneStor solutions our OEM customers can
realize up to 2.5PB in a single rack," said Andy Morgan, senior director of
Storage Platforms at Xyratex. "Our enterprise quality, high density OneStor
2584 solution, which accommodates 84 4TB drives, enables configurations of
336TB in a single 5U enclosure using fewer racks, less power and overall data
center footprint, than competing solutions."

The OneStor 2584 offers the most versatile enterprise storage solution design
utilizing a modular, standards-based architecture that combines the storage
density, server integration, management and power efficiency required by Cloud
and data center service providers. The 2584's ultra-densedata storage
architecture delivers petabytes of enterprise grade storage capacity in a
standard data center rack reducing the complexity of multiple enclosures and
improving rack utilization by as much as 67% over current enclosure
technologies. Each 2584 can pack up to 84 3.5" or 2.5" SAS or SATA hard disks
or solid state drives into a 5U enclosure.

The new WD RE 4TB enterprise hard drive is a 3.5-inch, 7200 RPM enterprise SAS
drive and is the industry's largest capacity nearline drive designed to meet
the exceptional demands of enterprise storage. It offers 33% more storage
capacity than enclosures populated with 3TB drives while providing best in
class performance as well as substantial quality and reliability with
sustained sequential data rates of up to 182 MB/s and a field-tested 1.4
million hour MTBF (mean time between failures). The WD RE SAS drives are
available now for Xyratex customers and begin shipping in volume starting in
Q4.

For More Information on Xyratex and Industry:
Follow and connect with Xyratex at www.xyratex.comas well as its Storage
Insights Blog, Twitter, LinkedIn, Xyratex YouTube Channel,and Facebookpages.

About Xyratex
Xyratex is a leading provider of data storage technology, including modular
solutions for the enterprise data storage industry and hard disk drive (HDD)
capital equipment for the HDD industry. Xyratex enterprise data storage
platforms provide a range of advanced, scalable data storage solutions for the
Original Equipment Manufacturer and High Performance Computing communities. As
the largest capital equipment supplier to the HDD industry, Xyratex enables
disk drive manufacturers and their component suppliers to meet today's
technology and productivity requirements. Xyratex has over 25 years of
experience in research and development relating to disk drives, storage
systems and manufacturing process technology.

Founded in 1994 in an MBO from IBM, and with headquarters in the UK, Xyratex
has an established global base with R&D and operational facilities in North
America, Asia, and Europe.

WD is a registered trademark in the US and other countries.

SOURCE Xyratex Ltd

Website: http://www.xyratex.com
Contact: Brad Driver, Xyratex Investor Relations, +1-510-687-5260,
bdriver@xyratex.com, Mike Stolz, Vice President of Marketing, +1-952-303-4780,
mstolz@xyratex.com
 
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