Proavio has announced its new FR line of hardware-based RAID 5 storage systems with multiple interfaces, for the Mac. They’re available in both desktop and rack-mountable models. Both systems start at $1,105.
The new FR line incorporates a hardware-based RAID control with support for USB 2.0, FireWire 400, FireWire 800 and external Serial ATA (eSATA). The systems are aimed at content creation professionals and others who are looking for fast storage systems with redundancy; a new instant RAID initialization process helps get you up and running quickly, while a control panel provides you with information on system parameters like RAID settings and disk status.
The FR line includes the Editbox EB4FR, a small-footprint desktop system. The Studiorack S4FR is a rack-optimized system designed for AV studios. Inside are 3Gb SATA 7200RPM hard disk drive mechanisms with 32MB cache. Both systems feature removable hard disk drives, hot-swappable fans and automatic data regeneration.