updated 06:55 pm EDT, Tue October 4, 2005
X4 Infiniband connectivity
HighPoint Technologies rolled out its X4 external four-bay drive enclosure. The X4 delivers scalability and flexibility to the midrange storage market by utilizing the connectivity of external Infiniband with the cost advantages of SATA hard drives. X4 features include hot-swappable drive trays, key locks, hard drive LED indicators, enhanced EMI shielding in trays and enclosure, and more. Support for up to four SATA I or SATA II type drives is incorporated. The Infiniband connection provides a high communication bandwidth capability, and level migration can be utilized with the X4 to ensure continuous data accessibility and expansion. (pricing was unavailable).