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In this paper, we present an Ethernet-based storage area network protocol, called HyperSCSI. It is designed for transmission of SCSI (small computer system interface) protocol data across Ethernet and can provide relatively high performance with simplicity and low cost. It is demonstrated through experiment results that HyperSCSI is capable of using an existing Ethernet-based network infrastructure, common-off-the-shelf hardware and well-established storage technologies and turning them into a high performance and reliable network storage solution. Another objective of this work is to provide a simple and efficient environment for investigating network storage characteristic and building new type of SAN over generic network infrastructure.