According to Mike Anderson, chief engineer at
Huge Systems, Inc., the company chose
Macworld Conference & Expo
“to unveil our new Huge MediaVault (HMV) U320-R Max Disk Array series because Macworld has always represented one of the world’s most prestigious launching sites for debuting leading edge technology to the Mac-based production community.”
The new HMV U320-R Max occupies a small footprint just 6 inches wide, 11 inches high and 12 inches deep but offers storage capacities up to 1,250GB and 4 configurations that provide at least 600GB of removable storage. It can record and play back video, including 1080i HD, at 10 bits per second or up to 6 uncompressed standard definition video streams. It has a single channel Ultra320 SCSI interface and can switch between RAID-0 and RAID-3 for performance and protected operation, respectively. An on-board RAID controller handles formatting, striping, RAID configuration, and drive performance and health monitoring.
The system comes in four models: the 600-Max, with 600GB of removable storage, for US$3,359; the 800-Max, with 800GB of removable storage, for $3,909; the 1000-Max, with 1000GB of removable storage, for $4,469; and the 1250-Max, with 1250GB of removable storage, for $5,949. It’s available now.
Huge Systems is also showcasing their recently released MediaVault 900-Max (with 900GB at RAID 0 and an integrated Ultra 160 SCSI controller) at Macworld Expo, where they’re in the B&H Photo booth (#2345).