Accordance Systems has released its new
ARAID 1500 Dual Mode (US$365) and
ARAID 2000 Dual Mode ($370) RAID devices. Both slide into a pair of drive bays and connect to either IDE or SATA drive ports; the 1500 Dual Mode works with 3.5-inch IDE drives while the 2000 Dual Mode is compatible with 3.5-inch SATA drives. Both devices also feature RAID 1 mirroring of the drives, ensuring that data is still available if one of them fails. An audio alarm, e-mail notification and SNMP traps across the network alert the user to a failed drive. While Accordance’s Web site doesn’t list Mac OS X compatibility on its product pages, both devices are Mac compatible.