FirewireDirect.com has introduced the new FireWire RAID Epic-DS (Digital Storage) system. It sports more than a terabyte of fully-formatted storage capacity in a tower storage cluster that works with Macs and PCs.
Although it’s certainly not limited to these applications, FirewireDirect.com notes that the Epic-DS has been developed to work with digital video applications like Adobe Premiere, Apple’s Final Cut Pro and other non-linear editing software packages.
The system utilizes redundant power supplies and multiple cooling fans. The new RAID tower features the Oxford 911 FireWire bridge board from Oxford Semiconductor, according to FirewireDirect, and it includes ATA-100 based drive mechanisms. The company claims that the Epic-DS system can read data at up to 47MB per second, and write at up to 38MB per second.
The Epic-DS is available for US$5,389 from FirewireDirect.