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Ciprico Announces Compatibility with Apple PCI Express

MediaVault 4Gb Fibre Channel RAID array models 4110, 4105 and 4210 (December 16, 2005)

Ciprico Inc. announced compatibility of several of its MediaVault storage arrays with the Apple Macintosh PCI Express (PCIe) architecture for the Power Mac(R) 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 Apple's 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.

Ciprico constantly focuses on the needs of creative users and this compatibility with the latest Power Mac(R) 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.

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. More information about Ciprico is available at

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