POTOMAC iSCSI Bridge (Ethernet to SCSI)

ES1100 and ES2400

(For  SCSI host to iSCSI devices, please see our SE1100 and SE2400 units)


Cost Effective Solutions

With the advent of iSCSI (ethernet to SCSI), and its use of TCP/IP as the transport mechanism, it is now possible for any organisation to gain all the benefits that a SAN can bring to data management by using their existing network technology. Because TCP/IP is a widely used and understood, there is no need to employ additional personnel or staff training programs to manage the infrastructure.

The Potomac ES1100 and ES2400  iSCSI bridges reduce the cost of implementing an iSCSI based SAN by providing iSCSI to SCSI connectivity. This functionality allows organisations to retain existing investment in SCSI based storage devices by bringing them into the SAN.

Simply Plug n' Play

The plug n' play Potomac family is extremely easy to implement and use. The web based in-band GUI ensures users trouble free operation and configuration. With native support for disk, tape, optical and media changer devices, the Potomac range of products offers users maximum flexibility for all their storage needs.

Potomac ES1100 iSCSI Bridge

The ES1100 Bridge has been designed to give a cost effective solution for customers who wish to include their legacy SCSI devices in an iSCSI network The Potomac Bridge gives a cost effective alternative to the use of full performance, high end bridging solutions. With a sustained performance capability of 90MB/s combined with its very compact size, it is at equally at home on the desk top connected to a tape device as a remote backup device, or in the server rack connected to a departmental Autoloader.

Potomac ES2400 enterprise iSCSI Bridge

The ES2400 offers all the features of the ES1100, but with 2 x Gigabit Ethernet ports and 4 x Ultra 160 SCSI ports in the same 1U enclosure.


The ES1100 and ES2400 are perfect for use with the latest version of VMwareTM, which no longer supports directly attached SCSI and SAS tape drives.  TheES1100 and ES2400 make it easy to use standard SCSI drives.


  • Maximum return on existing investment.
  • Ease of implementation. 
  • Detailed GUI.


Host Port:
ES1100 - 1 GigabitEthernet Port; auto negotiation for 10Mb and 100Mb networks
ES2400 - 2 GigabitEthernet Ports; auto negotiation for 10Mb and 100Mb networks

Slave Ports:
ES1100 - 1 LVD/SE : Auto sensing SCSI Ultra 160; maximum transfer rate 160MB/sec
ES2400 - 4 LVD/SE : Auto sensing SCSI Ultra 160; maximum transfer rate 160MB/sec


Gbe : RJ45
SCSI: 68-way HDC
Electrical - Enclosure

Voltage: 110-230V AC
Power Cons: 8W (max)

Supported Standards


For  SCSI host to iSCSI devices, please see our SE1100 and SE2400 units.

For iSCSI to Serial Attached SCSI (SAS), please click here

For more information on the Potomac iSCSI bridge family, please download the ES1100 or ES2400 data sheets in Adobe Acrobat® format.

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