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StarWind iSCSI Initiator

iSCSI Initiator for Microsoft Windows

iSCSI Initiator uses standard TCP/IP to transmit data packets. In other words, iSCSI allows two hosts to connect and exchange SCSI commands over IP networks. iSCSI takes a popular high-performance local storage bus and emulates (virtualizes) it over the networks.

iSCSI can operate over your existing switching and IP infrastructure - so you need no additional hardware investment. Remote storage is represented as a local hard drive. You can view it as a device through Windows Explorer and manage it just like any local hard drive or other storage device.

StarWind iSCSI Initiator provides fundamental benefits to:

  • Combine a SCSI interface with TCP/IP support. This extends the native SCSI so that remote storage acts like a local (direct) storage device.
  • Fully implement the iSCSI client side protocol enabling you to connect to a full range of remote devices such as disk arrays, tape drives, DVD-ROM, BD-ROM and HD-DVD image libraries.
  • Enable you to gain full access to a device as though it were installed on a local machine.