FireWire Depot’s new RM12_1394B is a rackmount storage product that can accommodate up to 12 3.5-inch IDE hard disk drive mechanisms. The system’s capable of holding up to 6.0 terabytes (TB) of storage using today’s available 3.5-inch hard disk drives. It costs $1,199 without drives.
The RM12_1394B is designed for data centers, departmental or DVR servers. The 12 bays are hot swappable and lockable. The RM12_1394B features a 350 watt power supply, three fans, a temperature monitor and fan monitor. It occupies 4U of space in a standard equipment rack — its dimensions measure 19 x 20.8 x 7 inches. It’s compatible with Macs, Windows, Linux and Solaris systems.
The RM12_1394B is capable of supporting both hardware and software RAID configurations or can operate as a JBOD (Just a Bunch Of Disks). It supports up to six paired RAID Level 0 sets, or can be set up in software to work as RAID 1+0 or RAID 5+0 in a FireWire 800 (or FireWire 400) host interface.