updated 12:05 am EST, Wed January 7, 2004
G5Jam expands G5 storage
, which gives users the ability to increase internal storage in a G5 computer to a total of four drives using an internal SATA card and special replacement air baffle. It will begin shipping on January 19 in 1TB (terabyte) and 640GB capacities for $2,500 and $1,500, respectively.
The G5Jam is compatible with Mac OS X soft raid utility, offering transfer rates of up to 200MB/sec. The kit includes a new cooling baffle plate, constructed from mirror aluminum, four drives, a Serial ATA host card (one PCI slot required) and appropriate cables. The included replacement G5 air baffle offers mounting of two additional drives in the G5. It is constructed from mirror aluminum and preserves the original internal air flow of the G5. It also serves as a heat sink for the two additional drives, which are mounted to the new air baffle.