has introduced its line of SOHO (small office/home office) RAID storage solutions. On display at last year’s Fall Comdex, the new products feature a 1394A to IDE RAID 1 mirroring solution.
A disk system with RAID (Redundant Arrays of Independent Disk Drives) capability can protect its data and provide immediate access to its data, despite a single (some RAID storage systems can withstand two concurrent disk failures) disk failure. RAID capability also provides for the online reconstruction of the contents of a failed disk to a replacement disk.
The Soho RAID SR3000 and Soho RAID SR2000 storage solutions have a variety of features in their integrated design that make them ideal for Mac computing environments. The Soho RAID SR3000 offers an external IDE RAID subsystem connected with FireWire or USB interface to expand capacity and ensure data security.
The Soho RAID SR3000 plug-and-play, hot-swappable design with auto rebuilding and hard disk duplication offers transfer rates up to 50MB per second. The Soho RAID SR2000 sports an internal IDE RAID subsystem connected with IDE RAID Interface. The Soho RAID SR2000 individual microprocessor hardware RAID design will increase system efficiency without overloading the CPU (central processing unit), according to Roger Moh, general manager of Cremax USA. The hot swap hard disk feature offers replacement while the system is online so there’s minimal down time, he said.
The manufacturers suggested retail price for the Soho RAID SR3000 is $475; it’s $349 for the SR2000.