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Dynamic Network Factory announces the small form factor FireFly 4800 Firewire® RAID Tower

Compact 1TB Array Place RAID in the Reach of Small to Medium Business and Enterprise

Hayward, CA, May 5, 2004 -- Dynamic Network Factory, a leading developer of high-performance, reliable, and affordable storage solutions, announced today the FireFly 4800 RAID tower. The FireFly 4800 integrates USB and FireWire® connectivity in a tiny unit with storage capacity ranging from 320GB to 1TB; it offers an affordable cross-platform solution with plug-and-play support for Windows™ and Macintosh computers.

The FireFly 4800’s small 9” footprint utilizes four IDE drives, includes audible failure notifications, and supports RAID 0, 1, 1+0, 5, and 5+hot spare. The FireFly 4800 uses industry standard USB 2.0 and FireWire® 400/800 connectivity for class-leading speeds up to 800 Mb/sec. For future expansion users can daisy-chain up to 62 additional units using the second FireWire® port. The FireFly 4800 stripes data across four hard drives simultaneously, and delivers performance comparable to costly SCSI solutions.


“This revolutionary product offers and easy and affordable option for home users, video-editors, home offices, photographers, and small businesses to implement a RAID solution. This product works with Macs and PCs, offers plug-and-play integration, and supports up to RAID level 5 requiring no hardware drivers. We deliver capacity of up to one terabyte at an unbelievable prices starting under $1800, making disk array solutions available to everyone.” said Mo Tahmasebi, president and CEO of Dynamic Network Factory, Inc.


The FireFly 4800 expands on the best-selling FireFly product line offering increased transfer rates compared to the previous model. This product is available immediately, directly through Dynamic Network Factory, and major retail channels.

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About Dynamic Network Factory, Inc.
Founded in 1989, Dynamic Network Factory, Inc. (DNF) is a privately held company based in Silicon Valley (Hayward, Ca.). DNF started as a U.S. subsidiary of the publicly traded Japanese IT conglomerate, CSK Electronics, in 1989. In 1998, the company refined its strategy and began to focus the hardware group on storage solutions. Within a year, DNF's rapid growth resulted in its emergence as an independent, privately held spin-off. In 2006, DNF completed its acquisition of StoneFly Networks, an iSCSI storage pioneer and developer of complete, turnkey IP SAN solutions. Since its inception, DNF has designed custom solutions for organizations of all sizes and built products for many major computer manufacturers. Today, DNF consists of seven business divisions including StoneFly, DNF Security, DNF Professional Services, DNF Medical, DNF Defense, DNF Systems and DNF Storage. DNF has thousands of customers ranging from consumers and small-to-medium businesses, to government agencies, universities, hospitals, financial institutions and Fortune 500 companies. For more information, visit www.DNFStorage.com or www.DNFCorp.com.

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