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Ciprico Announces Compatibility With Mac PCI Express

Several MediaVault storage arrays compatible with the Macintosh PCI Express (PCIe) architecture (December 15, 2005)

Ciprico Inc., a leading storage solutions provider for the content creation, broadcast and delivery markets, today announced compatibility of several of its MediaVault storage arrays with the Apple Macintosh PCI Express (PCIe) architecture for the Power Mac G5 platform.

The MediaVault 4Gb Fibre Channel RAID array models 4110, 4105 and 4210, qualified in partnership with the ATTO Celerity FC44ES and FC42ES Quad and Dual Channel Fibre Channel Host Adapters on the new G5 running Final Cut Pro 5, provide data rates well in excess of the bandwidth required for recording and playing back uncompressed HD 10-bit 1080i content. The 4210, combined with two channels on the ATTO Celerity host adapter, achieves read and write speeds in excess of 450MB/s. The same array, configured with Apples PCIe 2Gb FC card, demonstrates its compatibility in achieving over 310MB/s read or write speed performance. Likewise, the MediaVault SCSI U320R, RX and S models, combined with the ATTO ExpressPCI UL5D dual channel SCSI host adapter, delivers data rates greater than 310MB/s in the same application.

?At Ciprico weve again proven our commitment to support the creative community by providing market-leading Fibre Channel and SCSI based storage solutions for the Power Mac G5 platform and its new PCI Express architecture, states Mike Anderson, Chief Engineer at Ciprico. ?The MediaVault product line is relied upon by legions of creative professionals using Mac platforms in digital media around the world. Working closely with ATTO Technology, a long-term partner of Ciprico and recognized global leader in storage connectivity solutions, we provide these users with fast, reliable access to stored content in High Definition video and film post production applications.

Ciprico constantly focuses on the needs of creative users and this compatibility with the latest Power Mac G5 platform is part of the ongoing engineering and marketing effort which maintains current product certifications and partner relationships with the leading software and hardware vendors in the digital media space. MediaVault RAID arrays deliver the highest levels of reliability and price/performance in their class, combining the latest 4Gb Fibre Channel and U320 SCSI technology with ATA disks in cost effective, attractive packaging to establish this product family as the solution of choice for thousands of digital media applications around the world.

?ATTO is committed to supporting the new PCIe architecture for the Power Mac G5 with Fibre Channel and SCSI host adapter technology that allows for blistering throughput without bottlenecks, says Sherri Robinson, director of markets for ATTO Technology. ?Ciprico is likewise committed to delivering reliable, high performance storage solutions to meet the needs of demanding professionals. Together we share the vision to offer Macintosh users in an array of markets innovative connectivity and storage technologies to facilitate creative digital media applications.

About Ciprico
Ciprico designs products and provides system solutions for digital media workflows. Ciprico is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota, with sales and reseller offices in the United States, Europe, Japan, and China.

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