Arco Computer Products is introducing DupliDisk II (Macintosh Edition), its first hardware based IDE RAID solution for the Mac, at this week’s Macworld Expo in San Francisco.
Features include a hardware based IDE RAID controller, background rebuilding capabilities, hot-pluggable drive solutions, a native Power PC utility for option control, and Mac OS X native support. This is the first IDE RAID controller for the Mac that doesn’t require a PCI BUS connection, according to the folks at Arco.
As with all DupliDisk products, the Mac Edition of DupliDisk II connects directly to the onboard IDE connector on the motherboard. With all of the various form factors available, the DupliDisk II will fit virtually anywhere within a Mac, according to Arco.
In the event of a hard drive failure, the DupliDisk II (Macintosh Edition) will switch operations automatically to the known working drive and alert the user via audible and visual signals that a drive failure has occurred. And with the machine still up and running, the user can replace the bad drive and re-mirror the drives in the background without any overhead on the Mac system.