Equus Computer Systems Announces 1.5U Server with Data Transfer Rates of 12 GiB/s

Increases storage density while decreasing footprint and operational expenses

Equus Computer Systems, Inc., one of America’s largest manufacturers of custom hardware solutions, announces it has launched a unique new 1.5U server with two drive drawers, each supporting eight 3.5-inch hot-swappable SAS/SATA hard drives, delivering up to 160TB of drive storage in a compact form factor. The server also supports two internal 2.5-inch SSD drives, so it can scale out to 16 data drives, and still offer a separate redundant OS volume.

At data transfer rates of up to 12 gigabits per second (GiB/s), the new 1.5U server has capacity and performance that make it ideal for those seeking to increase storage density while decreasing footprint and operational expenses. It is designed for those looking to optimize valuable data center rack space while improving efficiency.

The new server can accommodate 33 percent more drives than a typical 2U server, while using 25 percent less rack space. The availability of two drive drawers means drive failure will not bring the server down. Users can simply pull out the drive drawer and remove the failed drive while the rest of the drives in the drawer remain online.

The flexible 1.5U server is a great fit for academia, medical, enterprise, or content delivery applications. It is a good choice for object oriented storage, database, file, or analytic servers.

Equus offers custom configurations of the 1.5U server, and can conform to any type of customer networking topologies or requirements. The server uses the latest Intel® Xeon® Processor E5-2600 v4 family and the most current LSI/Broadcom controllers with cache backup.

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About Equus Computer Systems, Inc.

Equus Computer Systems, Inc. is one of America’s largest manufacturers of custom hardware solutions for data centers, including content delivery networks, cloud computing, network security, compute storage, and network function virtualization. Known for working with engineering teams to meet particular needs and ensure consistency across the product line, Equus is also recognized as the leading computer manufacturer to the solution provider channel, building desktops, notebooks, servers and workstations. Equus is a top partner of industry leading vendors, including Microsoft® and Intel® and has been named by Computer Reseller News as a top custom builder of server, storage and client computing solutions. Since 1989, Equus has delivered more than three million custom computer systems to business, education and government customers. Visit for more information.