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MicroNet RAIDBank4 small footprint 2, 4TB RAID

updated 04:35 am EDT, Mon September 15, 2008

Micronet 4TB RaidBank4

MicroNet has announced what it says is the "world's smallest" RAID subsystem. The OS-independent RaidBank4 device comes with eSATA and USB interfaces in sizes up to 4TB, with a 6TB version promised soon. At 6.5 x 4.75 inches, MicroNet claims RAIDBank4 is small enough and sturdy enough for users to carry between home and work.

The company says it's targeting "people who depend on computers to make money or create something." This includes creative professionals and small-to-medium sized businesses looking for inexpensive compact storage. MicroNet says the device's 300 MB/s transfer rate is fast enough handle uncompressed HD video and other disk-intensive tasks.

RAIDBank4 uses a 64-bit RISC processor with a 128MB high speed error-correcting cache and has an auto-rebuilding feature allowing users to hot swap a faulty drive without data loss or workflow interruption. Marketing Director Joe Trupiano tells MacNN users can also switch RAID formats without having to wait for drives to reformat. For example, a user could switch from RAID 5 to RAID 0 and and immediately begin to move data while the drives reformat in the background.

RAIDBank4 ships with a 2-port eSATA PCI Express adaptor and NTI Shadow backup software for Mac and Windows. Weighing in at 15 pounds, the device has an aluminum enclosure with front-panel access to the four drive bays. The device supports RAID levels 0, 1, 3, 5, 0+1 and JBOD and has four 4 NCQ-enabled drive channels offering 1.2TB/s aggregate drive bandwidth.


RaidBank4 is available now in a variety of configurations, starting at $1000.




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  1. Guest

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Diskless version

    They should offer a disk-less version. I don't need more drives. I need a unit to house the drives I already own.

  1. winterspan

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    error

    1.2 TB/sec aggregate bandwidth? I think not...

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