About Us

Quarch Technology is a leading supplier of automated testing tools to the data storage industry. Our customers include all of the Tier 1 storage vendors and many of the biggest names across the rest of the industry.

Why we’re here

Mike Dearman founded Quarch in 2006. Here, he explains why...

“I was a senior engineer at Xyratex (now Seagate Cloud Systems and Solutions), designing storage products. I spent a lot of time carrying out manual testing on products, trying to diagnose occasional failures that were difficult to repeat. Spending all this time on manual testing – when what I wanted to be doing was designing the next generation of the company’s products – was incredibly frustrating!

I set up Quarch to eliminate the problems of manual testing – its unreliability and its high cost in terms of time and money. I wanted to produce smart tools that automated the testing process, making it reliable, repeatable and fast.

We’ve created a broad range of tools that allow you to test your products in ways that just weren’t practical with manual testing. You can now run tests overnight, without an engineer being present. Tests involving precise timings are now easily repeatable. Many of the tests you can now carry out with Quarch equipment were simply not possible before we created these tools – these tests were simply too hard to set up manually.”

Who we work with

With our proven technology and understanding of the storage industry, Quarch create systems that are an essential part of any comprehensive test plan. Silicon designers, drive manufacturers, RAID developers and system integrators all rely on Quarch products for their automated testing.

Quarch ‘breaker’ modules are the industry standard for hot-swap automation. The NVMe Consortium Plugfest events mandate the use of Quarch modules as part of their compliance testing.

“E8 is committed to building solutions of the highest quality. Quarch’s unique test tools are a simple and effective way to help test our new products.”

Ziv Serlin, Director of Systems Architecture, E8 Storage

Our partners

Find out why test labs, drive reviewers and test equipment manufacturers use Quarch tools.

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Our regional resellers

For a quote, or to arrange evaluation kit, contact your regional reseller.

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Get in touch with us

Get in touch with us for answers to your questions and for support and sales. Our team of engineers, product advisors and support staff are here for you.

Quarch Technology LtdQuarch offices, Scotland, UK
Unit 7, Dalfaber Industrial Estate
PH22 1ST

Phone: +44 1343 508 140
Fax: +44 1343 508 126
General: enquiries@quarch.com
Accounts: accounts@quarch.com
Sales: sales@quarch.com
Support: support@quarch.com

We look forward to hearing from you.

Where we’re based

Quarch Technology is based in Aviemore, Scotland, close to the historic city of Inverness. The area makes a stunning home for the company while providing excellent transport links by plane, road and train.

Inverness International Airport is only 45 miles away. We’re next to the main A9 road and rail routes from Glasgow, Edinburgh and London.