updated 08:25 am EDT, Fri July 15, 2005
MaxConnect for Power Macs
MaxUpgrades today announced , an internal hard disk drive mounting solution that allows seven additional hard disk drives to be installed in a G5 Power Mac system. The MaxConnect consists of two mounting assemblies: an Optical Drive Bay Disk Drive mounting assembly that enables four hard disk drives to be installed in the Optical Drive Bay of the G5 Power Mac and a CPU Bay Disk Drives Mounting Assembly that enables installing three hard disk drives in the CPU bay of the G5 Power Mac. With MaxConnect, a G5 Power Mac can house a total of nine disk drives internally. The company says that the system can achieve sustained data transfer rates of up to 500 MB/sec using Mac OS X's built-in RAID software utility on G5 Power Mac Systems with PCI-X Slots. MaxConnect is $320 for both assemblies or $200 for the optical bay and $120 for the CPU Bay drive assemblies.