Ciprico, a provider of storage software, is planning to launch its Mediavault 5116 PCI express direct attached storage solution.
The Mediavault 5116 is the second member of the Mediavault 5100 series, adding for the first time support for the Mac OS X operating system, further enabling storage performance for content creation.
Based on Ciprico’s RAIDcore technology, the MV5116 will support both SAS and SATA II drives while connecting to the host computer at data rates five times faster than 4G fiber channel solutions.
Utilizing the latest SAS disk drives, the 5116 has demonstrated streaming performance of up to 1.4GByte/s, making it one of the first products to support two 2K video streams simultaneously. Furthermore, the rich management and scalability features of the MV5116 make it an ideal direct attach storage expansion unit for servers such as Apple’s Xserve, providing up to 16TB of ultra high performance storage via a single PCI express expansion slot.
Steven Merrifield, president and CEO of Ciprico, said: The best solutions are the simplest, and by extending the PCIe bus into the MV5116, an editor working on a Mac Pro will enjoy the greatest bandwidth, 20Gbps, with the lowest latency at the lowest cost.