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MediaVault storage supports PCIe Macs

updated 09:25 am EST, Thu December 15, 2005

Ciprico MediaVault

Celerity FC44ES and FC42ES Quad and Dual Channel Fibre Channel Host Adapters). The storage solutions provide data rates well in excess of the bandwidth required for recording and playing back uncompressed HD 10-bit 1080i content.

"At Ciprico we've again proven our commitment to support the creative community by providing market-leading Fibre Channel and SCSI based storage solutions for the Power Mac G5 platform and its new PCI Express architecture," states Mike Anderson, Chief Engineer at Ciprico. "The MediaVault product line is relied upon by legions of creative professionals using Mac platforms in digital media around the world. Working closely with ATTO Technology, a long-term partner of Ciprico and recognized global leader in storage connectivity solutions, we provide these users with fast, reliable access to stored content in High Definition video and film post production applications."

The 4210, combined with two channels on the ATTO Celerity host adapter, achieves read and write speeds in excess of 450MB/s and of more than 310MB/s when used with Apple's PCIe 2Gb Fibre Channel card. The MediaVault SCSI U320R, RX and S models, combined with the ATTO ExpressPCI UL5D dual channel SCSI host adapter, delivers data rates greater than 310MB/s in the same application.

"ATTO is committed to supporting the new PCIe architecture for the Power Mac G5 with Fibre Channel and SCSI host adapter technology that allows for blistering throughput without bottlenecks," says Sherri Robinson, director of markets for ATTO Technology. "Ciprico is likewise committed to delivering reliable, high performance storage solutions to meet the needs of demanding professionals. Together we share the vision to offer Macintosh users in an array of markets innovative connectivity and storage technologies to facilitate creative digital media applications."

Ciprico say that this compatibility with the latest Power Mac G5 platform is part of the ongoing engineering and marketing effort which maintains current product certifications and partner relationships with the leading software and hardware vendors in the digital media space. MediaVault RAID arrays deliver some of the highest levels of reliability and price/performance in their class, combining the latest 4Gb Fibre Channel and U320 SCSI technology with ATA disks in cost effective, attractive packaging.

by MacNN Staff



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