BlazeFS promises faster Mac file sharing

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Small Tree Communications on Wednesday announced BlazeFS, a new file sharing system the company plans to demonstrate at Macworld Expo in San Francisco, Calif., which runs from January 9 - 13, 2005.

BlazeFS is a new high-performance file system designed to work with Macs equipped with Gigabit Ethernet and 10Gb Ethernet networking interfaces, such as those Small Tree sells for the Mac.

Transparent to client systems, BlazeFS works as if the files were on a local disk. Small Tree claims the system can drive data to the maximum speed of a Gigabit Ethernet link.

BlazeFS is aimed at users who need to store and exchange large data files, such as uncompressed HD video, over a network file server rather than locally. Video editors, content creators, print media and rendering farms can potentially benefit from the fast filing sharing technology, according to Small Tree.

Small Tree hadn’t updated its Web site with information on BlazeFS as Macworld posted this article. Pricing was not announced.

This story, "BlazeFS promises faster Mac file sharing" was originally published by PCWorld.

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