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Aurora Qualifies Medea RTR and RTRX Arrays

RAIDs sustain up to 200 MB per second data transfers By Dave Nagel
Aurora Video Systems has qualified the Medea VideoRaid RTR and VideoRaid RTRX disk arrays for use with the IgniterRT. The IgniterRT is the uncompressed, real-time version of Aurora's Igniter line of video editing and capture boards.

Medea's VideoRaid RTR and VideoRaid RTRX are designed for 2D/3D animation, compositing, special effects, game development and non-linear video editing. The RTR family of disk arrays features an Ultra160 SCSI interface with sustained data transfer rates of 130 MB per second. The dual-channel, rack mountable models sustain more than 200 MB per second to support 10-bit, 1080i HD capture and playback.

The RTR and RTRX disk arrays also provide RAID data protection and can continue functioning normally when one drive in the array goes bad. Other features include

  • Capacities up to 960 GB, scalable to multi-terabyte capacities.
  • Multi-Stream technology for real-time playback of up to three uncompressed video streams.
  • Removable disk drive modules, power supplies and RAID controllers.
  • Compatibility with Macintosh, SGI, Sun and Windows-based workstations.

The five-drive VideoRaid RTR is available in 160 GB, 320 GB and 480 GB capacities with prices starting at $3,899. VideoRaid RTRX is available in five- and 10-drive configurations with capacities of 160 GB, 320 GB, 480 GB, 640 GB and 960 GB. Prices start at $4,499. For more information, visit or

Dave Nagel is the producer of Creative Mac and Digital Media Designer; host of several World Wide User Groups, including Synthetik Studio Artist, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe InDesign, Adobe LiveMotion, Creative Mac and Digital Media Designer; and executive producer of the Digital Media Net family of publications. You can reach him at

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