updated 09:05 am EST, Mon January 8, 2007
3ware Sidecar RAID storage
Applied Micro Circuits Corporation (AMCC) today announced that it is showcasing its 3ware Sidecar external RAID storage solution for Apple's Mac Pro Power Mac G5 workstations at Macworld in San Francisco. The external desktop SATA II RAID system offers storage capacities of up to 3TB and RAID 5 write/read speeds of up to 200MB/sec via PCI Express connectivity. Integrating with Apple's high-end workstations to offer an intuitive management software suite, the storage solution is designed to simplify storage configuration, management, and monitoring. The Sidecar's two meter Multi-lane SATA cable provides four lanes of 3Gbps SATA connectivity. AMCC's 3ware Sidecar is available for $1,000 through the duration of Macworld, after which the price will jump to its original $1,300.