updated 08:00 am EST, Tue January 11, 2005
SATA II drive systems
has announced a new family of external SATA II storage systems with up to 1.6TB of high performance storage. Along with increased throughput, the X-SPAND PRO fully utilizes the performance of the next generation SATA II connectivity. The X-SPAND PRO desktop towers include two or four next-generation SATA II removable drives as well as supporting SATA II cabling that can be striped as RAID-0 for better performance. The X-SPAND PRO will be offered as a removable two- or four-drive desktop tower system as well as a fixed four-drive 1U rack mount model for enterprise level storage. They will be available in February with multiple storage capacities, starting at $750.