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Download the Free Trial of StarWind iSCSI SAN Software

StarWind iSCSI SAN Software Trial allows you to evaluate the advanced, reliable and powerful iSCSI SAN software that converts any standard 64-bit or 32-bit Windows Server into a scalable SAN which works over the existing Ethernet network.  StarWind iSCSI SAN Software includes all enterprise-class features:

  • Synchronous Data Mirroring: real-time data mirroring across a 2 node storage cluster
  • High Availability / Automatic Failover: fault tolerant technology eliminates single point of failure
  • Failback with Fast Synchronization: failback to an original system after an automatic failover
  • Remote / Asynchronous Replication: replicates your storage to a remote site across a WAN
  • CDP & Snapshots: captures point-in-time snapshots with unlimited rollback points
  • Server Clustering: provides shared storage for High Availability server clustering
  • Thin Provisioning: allocates space dynamically for highly efficient disk utilization

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Key Benefits of StarWind iSCSI SAN Software:

  •   Convert any 64-bit or 32-bit Windows server into a SAN
  •   Unlimited connections and unlimited TB storage capacity 
  •   License includes 2 nodes for mirroring and replication
  •   Supports Windows server clusters for high availability
  •   Networked storage for VMware, Hyper-V, XenServer, Virtual Iron
  •   Supports VMware features: VMotion, Storage VMotion, HA, DRS and VCB

StarWind Advantages: A Better SAN and Storage Alternative

StarWind helps you build a rock-solid, high-performance IP SAN that is affordable within any organization’s IT budget. Our IP SAN solution enables small- and mid-size companies benefit from enterprise-level solutions without the typical high costs of implementation and administration. 
  • Synchronous and Asynchronous Data Mirroring and Remote Replication. Enables
    volume/site failover and recovery for uninterrupted storage operations and 24/7 business continuity.
  • Auto Thin Provisioning:  no need to allocate storage capacity until it's needed. Allocates only as much space as is required for data being written on that volume without predicting future capacity need.
  • CDP/Snapshots - automatic or manual Microsoft VSS compatible (Volume Shadow Copy Services)  snapshots, volume cloning and incremental backups with unlimited number of rollback points.
  • Supports Shared Volumes for clustering servers. With StarWind it's possible to use an iSCSI volume as quorum disk for Microsoft Cluster.
  • StarWind integrates seamlessly with Microsoft Windows NTFS compression and encryption. SAN image files stored on NTFS partitions can be encrypted and compressed (without excessive access overhead).
  • StarWind fully supports iSCSI boot from SAN. This allows you to completely eliminate the need for dedicated hard disk drives installed on client machines.
  • StarWind is able to use Serial and Parallel ATA and SCSI, Fibre Channel, USB and FireWire storage hardware. Export an entire disk or a single file or partition on the hard disk as an iSCSI virtual disk.
  • Storage hardware (tape drives, automatic tape libraries, high-performance Blu-Ray and HD-DVD burners, DVD-ROM changers etc.) can be "networked" using StarWind.
  • Supports MPIO (Multi-Path I/O) through multiple sessions when using the Microsoft iSCSI Initiator.
  • I/O read and write caching using RAM as cache to improve throughput and response time.
  • Secure IPsec encryption for secure tunneling over WAN IP connections and CHAP authentication.

Recommended System Requirements

  •   Windows Server 2008 or 2008 R2 and 2003 (SP2)
  •   2 GHz Intel Xeon class processor
  •   3 GB of RAM
  •   10 GB of disk space for StarWind application data and log files
  •   1 Gigabit Ethernet or 10 Gigabit Ethernet connection


StarWind iSCSI SAN Software has been a SAN storage solution of choice for small and midsize companies, governments, and Fortune 1000 clients in over 50 countries since 2003.

Download StarWind 30-day Full Trial

Please fill out the form below to download the product. An installer link together with the license key will be sent to the e-mail address that you’ve specified. You may check the Free vs. Paid document if you are unsure about which StarWind Virtual SAN version you would like to try. Aside from this, there is a totally unrestricted NFS (Not For Sale) version of StarWind VSAN available for certain use cases. StarWind Virtual SAN for Hyper-V release notes are available here.