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MaxUpgrades Announces MaxConnect

Internal storage expansion solution for G5 Power Macs provides 8X increase in data transfer rate (July 15, 2005)

MaxUpgrades announces availability of MaxConnect, an internal hard disk drive mounting solution, that allows seven additional hard disk drives to be installed in a G5 Power Mac system. The MaxConnect consists of two mounting assemblies. An Optical Drive Bay Disk Drive mounting assembly that enables four hard disk drives to be installed in the Optical Drive Bay of the G5 Power Mac. A CPU Bay Disk Drives Mounting Assembly that enables installing three hard disk drives in the CPU bay of the G5 Power Mac.

With the MaxConnect internal hard disk drive mounting solution, a G5 Power Mac can house a total of nine disk drives internally, which enables the system to boot from one drive and allows the rest of the eight drives to be RAIDED (Striped RAID 0) to offer an 8X speed increase in the data transfer rate compared to a G5 Power Mac single drive. Data Transfer rates up to 500 MB/sec sustained can be achieved by striping the hard disk drives using Apple MacOS X built-in RAID software utility on G5 Power Mac Systems with PCI-X Slots.

The MaxConnect internal hard disk drive mounting solution provides a practical, cost effective and space saving solution for G5 Power Mac internal storage expansion without sacrificing the data transfer rate. A total of seventeen hard disk drives (nine disk drives internally and eight disk drives externally) can be connected to a G5 Power Mac system, producing a 16x performance increase in sustained data transfer rate.

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MaxUpgrades is an innovative company focused on design and development of enhancement products for Macintosh and PC computer platforms. MaxUpgrades specializes in unique product designs that add performance and functionality to computers.

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