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Medea Ships VideoRaid RTR and VideoRaid RTRX Disk Arrays

New arrays offer Ultra160 SCSI connectivity (December 04, 2001)
Medea Corp. today announced the shipment of VideoRaid RTR and VideoRaid RTRX, which will be demonstrated at the DV Expo, Dec. 4-6, 2001 in Los Angeles.

Medea's VideoRaid RTR and RTRX are designed for DCC applications such as 2D/3D animation, compositing, special effects, game development and non-linear video editing (NLE).

"VideoRaid RTR and VideoRaid RTRX are the industry's first disk arrays to combine support for real-time, multi-stream and HDTV video applications with full RAID protection at prices less than unprotected just-a-bunch-of-disk (JBOD) storage products," said Roger S. Mabon, vice president of channel marketing for Medea.

The RTR family of disk arrays features a high-performance Ultra160 SCSI interface that enables the desktop models to sustain a data transfer rate of up to 130 MB/second. The dual-channel, rack mountable models sustain more than 200 MB/second -- more than enough performance to support 10-bit, 1080i HD capture and playback.

In addition to offering industry-leading performance, Medea's RTR disk arrays also provide RAID data protection. In the unlikely event of a disk drive failure, the systems will continue to operate with no loss of data and no degradation in data transfer rate. The ability to operate at full performance with a "downed drive" enables the user to complete work in real-time environments without requiring immediate drive replacement.

Additional features of VideoRaid RTR disk arrays include:

  • Capacities up to 600 GB, scalable to multi-terabyte solutions

  • Multi-Stream Technology (MST) for real-time playback of up to three uncompressed video streams

  • Hot swappable disk drive modules

  • Removable power supplies and RAID controllers

  • Compatibility with Mac, SGI, Sun and Windows-based DCC workstations

    Pricing and Availability

    The 5-drive VideoRaid RTR is available in 160 GB, 240 GB and 300 GB capacities with list prices starting at $3,999. VideoRaid RTRX is available in 5 and 10-drive configurations with capacities of 160 GB, 240 GB, 300 GB, 320 GB, 480 GB and 600 GB. List prices on VideoRaid RTRX start at $4,599. VideoRaid RTR and VideoRaid RTRX are available now from Medea's authorized dealers and distributors. Call Medea toll-free at 888/BY-MEDEA for a list of these resellers.

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