NYRO Technix Inc.
has announced the beta release of its
product for Mac OS X. The company plans to ship the software-based RAID solution in the second half of 2002.
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NYRO Technix president Ian H. Stewart said that NYRO is the first company to announce a software-based RAID 5 product for Mac OS X, both consumer and server. “Not only will this product fulfill the needs of current Mac users looking for other RAID options; the availability of software-based RAID 5 may help others convert to the XServe,” he said.
RAID is an acronym for or Redundant Array of Independent (or Inexpensive) Disks. RAID systems are commonly used in conjunction with servers, digital video workstations and other computer systems where fast or reliable access to hard drive data is an absolutely requirement.
NYRO’s forthcoming NXRAID system is a RAID 5-based software solution. RAID 5 systems provide data striping capabilities with stripe error correction information. Data striping spreads out blocks of data from each file across multiple disks. The net result, according to the developer, is excellent performance with good fault tolerance. RAID 5 systems utilize 3 or more disk drives.
If you’re interested in participating in NYRO’s NXRAID beta test, you’re encouraged to
e-mail the company