Providing excellent storage solutions, that's what ExcelStor plans to do with their new line of low-cost hard disk drives. Founded in the year 2000, ExcelStor manufactures their own hard disk drives in Shenzhen, China and is equipped with the state-of-the-art clean room technology complete with testing facilities. With a research and development center located in Longmont, Colorado, USA, ExcelStor designs and develops their own line of high quality hard disk drives for the personal computer market. A relatively new player in the already saturated storage industry, ExcelStor makes an entrance into the market with drives targeted at the mainstream users with the highest capacity at 40GB.
Unlike the big boys, ExcelStor does not have the brand and reputation like Seagate, Maxtor, Western Digital or IBM. But what they have are a group of professionals with good drive manufacturing experience. The manufacturing facility employs a group of professionals who have at least more than 10 years of manufacturing experience from all over the world. That helps to ensure that drive quality is maintained.
With an office based in Hong Kong, ExcelStor is fast growing its presence in the Asian region. With already a network of distributors around the world, you will begin to see ExcelStor hard disk drives popping up at your nearby retail stores in no time. Now, the question is, what kind of performance should we expect from this relatively new player in the storage industry? Would this newcomer be able to flex its muscles against giants like Seagate, Maxtor and IBM? Let's find out, shall we?
The ExcelStor Io.40GB drive.
The ExcelStor drive - a view from below.