is using this week’s Macworld Conferences & Expo in New York to debut a new higher capacity version of its SANcube storage system. The new SANcube can now store up to 600GB of data. Two dual-channel SANcube X-stream array systems can provide 450GB or 600GB of data storage capacity, as well.
The SANcube utilizes a FireWire interface to attach from one to four users in a serverless storage network environment. MicroNet claims that the arrayed systems — striped across two FireWire busses — can achieve data transfer rates of up to 65MB/sec sustained. MicroNet said that the SANcube is designed for DV, multimedia and prepress work where high-speed data transfer is a necessity. The SANcube supports any Mac with built-in FireWire.
The SANcube is available both in a standard single user high speed RAID configuration, and can also be configured for access by up to four users through ATTO’s AccelWare SAN volume management software.
The new 600GB SANcube carries a retail price of US$3,698.