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Trans International Ships miniG ATA/SATA Storage Solution

New Line of Elegant, Streamlined, External Firewire /SATA Hard Drive Solutions (July 28, 2005)

miniG storage solution

miniG storage solution

The miniG - a new line of elegant, streamlined, External Firewire /SATA hard drive solutions was announced today by Mac and PC upgrade firm, Trans International Inc. (  Targeted at the professional digital video, audio and multimedia production community these sleek, portable and hot-swappable enclosures for Firewire and SATA-port equipped platforms present a superior mass storage alternative.

     The miniG Series of Firewire products include:

  • miniG F800 4-drive enclosure solution with 80MB/sec data transfer rates,
  • miniG F800 /F400 2-drive enclosure solution with 80MB/sec data transfer rates,
  • miniG F400 single-drive enclosure solution with 38MB/sec data transfer rates.

     The miniG Series of SATA-compatible products include:

  • miniG SATA 4-drive with over 200MB/sec data transfer rates,
  • miniG SATA 2-drive with over 100MB/sec data transfer rates.

Each miniG drive enclosure features tempered aircraft aluminum, a streamlined and perforated design that maximizes airflow, and an external power supply that reduces heat build-up and interference for sustained drive performance.  The 4-drive miniG units also house an internal cooling fan.

"MiniG enclosures permit users to build top-level, highly portable, storage capacities nearing 2 TB, use off-the-shelf ATA drives at high sustained speeds, and produce professional quality production results," said Sid Raza, president of Trans International Inc., Anaheim, CA.  "Professionals and end-users can choose miniG-tested drives from the Trans International website or simply fill the enclosures with their own drives."

miniG 4 Drive Storage Solution
miniG 4 Drive storage solution
The multi-drive miniG enclosures can be configured under Macintosh or Windows operating systems as a RAID 0 striped array for high-end, non-linear editing applications or as a RAID 1 mirrored array for less speed-sensitive, fault-tolerant applications, where backup of data is very important.

Four-drive RAID 0 SATA arrays can deliver sustained data transfer rates of 200MB/sec while Firewire 800 arrays support 80MB/sec transfers -- fast enough to deliver multiple video streams, including broadcast-quality 10-bit video.

"Non-linear video editing systems such as Avid Express Pro, Premiere or Final Cut Pro and the use of DV, HDV and even DVCPRO HD have created the need for large, fast storage," said Gary Cooper, Master Teacher and Coordinator of Post-Production for New York University's School of Continuing and Professional Studies.  "Now business pros to folks doing home movies are creating a definite need for miniG enclosures and compatible drives."

Trans International's miniG units will be shipping in August, 2005.  You can pre-order your miniG storage solution, today, with Trans International at

About Trans International, Inc.

Trans International is a leading supplier of Macintosh and PC memory and hard drive performance upgrades since 1989 located in Anaheim, CA.  For more information, contact: Mike Khan at (714) 634-1583.

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