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Ciprico to Launch MediaVault 5116 Solution for Mac OS X at Macworld 2008

External PCIe disk enclosure enables ultimate bandwidth with the lowest latency possible to deliver unmatched performance (January 15, 2008)

DMN Newswire--2008-1-15--Minneapolis, MN January 15, 2008 Ciprico Inc. (NASDAQ: CPCI), a leading provider of intelligent storage software, solutions and appliances, will launch its MediaVault 5116 PCI express ® (PCIe) direct attached storage solution at the Macworld Conference and Expo on January 15-18 in San Francisco. The MediaVault 5116 is the second member of the award-winning MediaVault 5100 series, adding for the first time support for the Mac OS X operating system, further enabling unmatched storage performance for content creation.  

Mac OS X users may now greatly enhance their ability to quickly complete their video production and content creation projects with the ultimate in performance, flexibility and reliability delivered by this new member of the MediaVault family. With this new desktop or rack-mount 16 drive solution, video editors and production professionals may now enjoy the highest performance achievable at an affordable price, while supporting capacities of up to 16 terabytes.  

Based on Cipricos signature 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 Apples Xserve, providing up to 16TB of ultra high performance storage via a single PCI express expansion slot.  

?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, said Steven Merrifield, President and CEO of Ciprico. ?Our MediaVault series has been making a big impact in the rich media production and performance storage expansion industries, and its only fitting that we help enhance the experience for those using the leading operating system currently available for content creation.  

The MediaVault 5100 solutions come all inclusive with a host interface board (HBA), Cipricos RAIDCore software installed and all necessary adapters and cables.  Easy to install, easy to configure and scalable by as few as one drive at a time to meet current and future needs, the MediaVault solutions for Mac OS X achieve price performance and flexibility with a rich set of features that are unmatched in the Mac market.  

Macworld Show Demonstration at Booth W-4336

Ciprico will be demonstrating the award-winning MediaVault 5116 and 5108 PCIe Direct Attached Storage (DAS) solutions in the West Hall at the Special Interest Pavilion - located within the Macworld Exposition. The company will demonstrate the sheer performance of both the 5116 and 5108 in demanding video production environments running on a Leopard based Mac Pro system.  

In addition, the MediaVault 5116 will be specially demonstrated at the Final Cut Pro Users Group meeting at the Mission Bay Conference Center on Wednesday evening, January 16.  

About Ciprico

Ciprico Inc. (NASDAQ: CPCI) is a leading provider of intelligent storage software, solutions and appliances for enterprise class IT servers, professional workstations and digital media workflows. More information about Ciprico is available at  

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Ciprico Inc.

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