updated 02:55 pm EDT, Tue October 7, 2008
Pro Drive 2.5-inch RAID
Trans International has released its new Pro Drive for the Mac Pro. The Pro Drive is a 2.5-inch dual hard drive enclosure, designed to replace a Mac Pro's hard drive. The drive can be setup (via a switch on the enclosure) to run in a RAID 0 or 1 configuration, for speed (RAID 0) or redundancy (RAID 1), while occupying the space of a single 3.5-inch drive. Trans International is promising 400MB per second performance when four Pro Drives are loaded in a Mac Pro and set for RAID 0.
The Pro Drives are compatible with Mac OS X 10.5 and higher, and available in configurations from a bare enclosure at $170 to a 1TB 5400rpm set for $540. The largest 7200rpm set is a 640GB bundle for $445. All Pro Drives include a one-year warranty.