has debuted two new Mac OS X compatible VideoRaid disk arrays featuring a 2Gbit fibre channel interface today at NAB 2003.
VideoRaid FCR2 and VideoRaid FCRX2 disk arrays offer data transfer rates up to 200 MB/second per channel. They’re housed in a 5-drive desktop tower and are available in storage capacities up to 720 GB. VideoRaid FCRX2 features a 3U rack mountable design that can be populated with 5 or 10 disk drive modules with capacities to 1440 GB per rack. Dual, redundant load sharing power supplies ship standard with VideoRaid FCRX2.
VideoRaid FCR2/FCRX2 disk arrays also provide data protection. If there’s a disk drive failure, the system will continue to operate with no loss of data and at full performance, according to Medéa. Failed disk drive modules are replaceable; the array can be rebuilt in the background as work in progress continues.
List pricing for the 5-drive VideoRaid FCR2 start at US$4,899. VideoRaid FCRX2 is available in 5 and 10-drive configurations with capacities up to 1.44 TB; pricing begins at $5,599. Both are due for release next month.