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Sep 11, 2014

Eurocom break 8 TB storage barrier in high performance Panther 5 Mobile Workstation with Samsung Spinpoint M9T 2 TB HDD

Braden Taylor

Eurocom Panther 5 breaks 8 TB barrier in a laptop with support for 4 Samsung M9T 2 TB HDD’s

Eurocom has expanded the storage capacity and custom options of the Panther line of Mobile Supercomputer Workstations with the addition of the highest storage density hard disk drive for mobile products. The 8 TB of RAID 0/1/5/10 total storage can be accomplished with four 2 TB Samsung Spinpoint M9T Hard Drives.

Packing three 667 GB platters inside its 9.5 mm chassis, the Samsung Spinpoint M9T is the thinnest 2 TB drive on earth.

“Eurocom understands that modern professionals are requiring larger and larger storage capacity, running heavy duty applications such as Autodesk and Solidworks, that is why we are now offering the 2 TB Samsung Spinpoint M9T to our clients, on top of high performance, high endurance enterprise level solid state storage options, such as Intel DC S3500 and DC S3700. At the same time there is a requirement for redundancy and performance so we offer through RAID 0/1/5/10 support.” Mark Bialic, Eurocom President.

The EUROCOM Panther 5 Mobile Workstation and the 3D enabled Panther 5D mobile supercomputers are built to offer unmatched performance, long lifespan and full upgradeability of the processor, memory, storage, operating system and VGA technology, and are designed with the most innovative technology and components available, from workstation class desktop Xeon processors, RAID support to dual GPU capabilities and up to four SODIMM modules for 32 GB memory.

Eurocom developed the Panther 5 to be a mobile powerhouse for simulation, ray trace rendering, mobile analytics, CAD, CAE and so much more; while being a long term, stable system. In recognition of this innovation the EUROCOM Panther 5 was awarded the Intel Solutions Summit Form Factor Solution Innovation award for packing the performance capabilities of a datacenter server into a portable form factor, complete with workstations tools such as keyboard and monitor.

“We consider ourselves one of the most innovative North American companies as we dedicate ourselves to offering our customers, all over the world, the most advanced and capable, custom computer hardware on earth.” Mark Bialic, Eurocom President.

Combined with Intel Xeon processors, up to Intel Xeon E5-2697 v2, with 12 cores, 24 threads, 30 MB of L3 cache, running at 2.7 GHz and 8 TB of high capacity SATA 6 Gb/s storage will offer Eurocom customers super computing capabilities on the go.

Supporting the most powerful mobile professional graphics solutions including the NVIDIA Quadro K5100M, K41000M, K3100M, K2100M and K1100M in the EUROCOM Panther 5 ensures they are able to run the most demanding engineering and design software with ease, while on the go.

Samsung Spinpoint M9T 2 TB drive ships with 32 MB DRAM cache, low acoustics and power requirements, which offers high performance, energy efficient operation for longer battery life in the Panther 5 Mobile Workstation. The M9T combines the highest areal density in a single storage device allowing it to fit into a 9.5 mm chassis and the EUROCOM Panther 5.

EUROCOM Panther 5 Specifications:
Display: 17.3-inch FHD 1920-by-1080-pixels; 60Hz, 120Hz or 3D 120Hz Wide Viewing Angle; Glossy or Matte; LED Backlit
Core Logic: Intel C600/X79 Express Chipset
Processor: up to Intel Core i7-4960X Extreme Edition or XEON E5-2600 v2 series; LGA2011
VGA Technology: Modular MXM 3.0b; NVIDIA: GTX 880M, GTX 870M, GTX 780M, GTX 770M, GTX 680M, GTX 675MX, GTX 670MX (Kepler); QUADRO K5100M, K4100M, K3100M, K2100M, K1100M; AMD: HD8970M, HD7970M or R9-M290X; supports both SLI and CrossFireX
Memory: up to 32GB; DDR3-1333/1600/1866; four physical SODIMM sockets
Expansion: Built-in ExpressCard 34/54 slot
Storage: up to 6TB of storage with four physical SSD, Hybrid or HDD, RAID 0/1/5/10 support; SATA 6Gb/s
Optical Drive Bay: DVD-RW or Blu Ray Burner or 4th HDD/SSD
I/O Ports: 3x USB 3.0; 2x USB 2.0; eSATA; Firewire-800 (TI XIO2221ZAY); DisplayPort v1.2; DVI-I (SL); HDMI 1.4a out w/HDCP; Headphone; Microphone; S/PDIF out; Line-in; RJ-45 / LAN
Communication: built-in 10/100/1000Mb Base-TX Ethernet LAN (Intel 82579V); WLAN (optional); Bluetooth v2.1+EDR (optional); 2M Video Webcam (built-in)
Security: TPM 1.2; Fingerprint, Kensington Lock
Keyboard: Backlit; full-size with separate numeric keypad; W/A/S/D gaming key; built-in touchpad with multi-gesture and scrolling functions; 6 touch sensor instant buttons: Volume Up/Down, Mute, WLAN, BT, Webcam
Weight/Dimensions: 5.5kg (12.1lbs); 419(W)x286(D)x57.9-62.1(H)mm (16.76x11.44x2.31-2.48inch)

Samsung Spinpoint M9T 2 TB HDD:
Capacity: 2 TB
Interface: SATA 6 Gb/s
Rotational Speed: 5400 rpm
Cache: 32 MB
Average Seek Time (typical): 12ms
Average Latency: 5.6ms
Drive Ready Time (typical): 3.5ms
Data Transfer Rate:
Media to/from Buffer (max): 169MB/s
Buffer to/from Host (max): 600MB/s

About Eurocom:
Eurocom is a leading developer and innovator of long lifespan, fully upgradable notebooks, high performance mobile workstations and mobile servers since 1989. Eurocom has produced many firsts and continues to engineer solutions that inspire and enable individuals and companies to reach great possibilities. For more information on Eurocom please visit www.eurocom.com.

Online Article: http://www.eurocom.com/ec/release(263)ec
EUROCOM Panther 5 Product Page: http://www.eurocom.com/ec/configure(1,224,0)ec
Eurocom Mobile Workstations: http://www.eurocom.com/ec/productsg(3)ec