Seek Systems Inc. has announced that its FasFile RAID storage product has completed Apple compatibility requirements. The FasFile system also works with Mac OS X, according to Seek.
RAID, or Redundant Array of Inexpensive Disks, enables more than one hard drive to share the load of reading and writing data — thus providing users with increased reliability and improved performance, depending on what RAID level is supported. Conventional RAID systems typically employ expansion cards and specialized software, but Seek’s FasFile takes a different approach.
FasFile RAID systems utilize what the company calls “Adaptive Caching” and “dynamic RAID” technology. Adaptive caching pre-loads frequently requested information into protected cache storage, eliminating repetitive disk reads and reducing access time to “hot” data to less than 1 millisecond, according to the company. Dynamic RAID automatically configures the system using the most appropriate RAID level by assessing real data traffic patterns.
The FasFile RAID system uses an external SCSI connection, and the company says it can be set up in an hour. A variety of storage sizes and configuration options are available — visit
Seek Systems Inc. for more details.