updated 09:10 am EST, Thu February 9, 2006
FireWire 4U RAID system
FireWire Depot today debuted its new FireWire 4U rackmount enclosure with up to 6 terabytes (TB) of storage. The enclosure features a 12 hot-swappable IDE-based drive bays--each of which can utilize a 500GB drive for up to 6.0TB. The system supports both hardware and software RAID configurations as well as can be configured as a JBoD using standard partition, mirroring, striping or any combination of, even RAID 50. The Near-Line RAID Storage Cluster system supports six (6) paired RAID level 0 sets, which can be combined using software RAID to configure the entire system as RAID 1 +0 or RAID 5+0 in a 4U 12-bay FireWire 800 (FireWire 400 compatible) host interface. It is available for $1,200.