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Ciprico Provides High Reliability RAID-6 Storage Solution

MediaVault 4212 with RAID-6 (April 19, 2005)

Ciprico Inc. announced plans to introduce the first RAID-6 storage solution for the digital media industry. The company made the announcement at the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) show in Las Vegas, where it also unveiled the industry's first 4GB Fibre Channel storage solutions for high definition (HD) editing.

   "In addition to the performance, safety and scalability of RAID, MediaVault 4212 with RAID-6 provides added protection against multiple, simultaneous drive failures," said Ciprico President and CEO James Hansen. "And it is the first 4Gbit RAID-6 storage solution designed for the digital media industry, reflecting our long heritage of leading the industry in performance and reliability."

   The MediaVault 4212's 4GB Fibre Channel interface, large capacities, and high data availability make it an ideal choice for users who work with large data sets and want to take advantage of cost-efficient Serial ATA drives without risking data loss due to multiple drive failures. RAID-6 "double insures" very large data sets without the time-consuming task of making another copy or the delay in waiting for a hot spare to be completely rebuilt. Mike Anderson, Chief Engineer said, "Serial ATA drives have often been perceived as less reliable than their SCSI or Fibre Channel counterparts. Combining the superior availability offered with RAID6 protection with high performance, cost effective Serial ATA drives offers our customers a new level performance and security at an affordable price point." MediaVault 4212 is slated for availability in mid-summer 2005. A total capacity of 4.8TB is available for use in RAID-0 mode; in RAID-6 mode, usable capacity ranges from 1.28TB to 3.2TB. 

   About Ciprico 

   Ciprico designs, manufactures and markets storage and system solutions for digital media applications within the broadcast and post-production, video security, and military and government market segments. Ciprico hard disk based storage solutions are designed to provide best-of-breed performance-based value for video-intensive broadcast play-to-air, non-linear editing, content creation and delivery applications. Ciprico is headquartered in Minneapolis, with a development and sales office in Agoura Hills, Calif., and sales and reseller offices in the United States, the United Kingdom and Japan. More information about Ciprico is available at and

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