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WiebeTech announces RackFire

Two FireWire RAIDS in one 1U enclosure stores up to 1.6 Terabytes (September 22, 2004)

WiebeTech announces RackFire, which features two FireWire RAIDS, storing up to 1.6 Terabytes in a 1U rack mount enclosure. RackFire is composed of two hardware RAIDs individually accessible through two hot swappable trays with FireWire 800 connections, each holding two IDE drives.

RackFire provides affordable, highest performance FireWire 800 storage in the smallest possible rack mount space for Windows, Linux and Macintosh environments.

Because of its extremely high performance, it is a valuable tool for those who edit large video files using Final Cut Pro or other applications. It is a perfect companion to Apple's Xserve RAID.

RackFire is low cost, providing solutions for as little as $699.95, and is in stock for immediate shipment.

"The key to making RackFire work was combining two IDE drives onto a hot swappable tray which slides into RackFire and connects to a FireWire 800 (400 compatible) bridge (and ultimately the computer's desktop). There are two trays in each RackFire, providing two separate volumes to the users for a total of four drives," said James Wiebe, CEO of WiebeTech. "Total capacities hit 1.6 Terabytes when four 400GB drives are installed. Basically, the user gets two RAIDs in one box. Each RAID supports read transfer rates in excess of 70MB/sec. The RAIDS may be daisychained, connected to different computers or striped. It's very flexible and has awesome performance."

RackFire is based on the latest generation of FireWire 800 bridges, the Oxford Semiconductor OXUF912. The OXUF912 features the fastest implementation currently available of a FireWire 800 bridge, and represents Oxfords' fifth generation FireWire bridge product (900 -> 911 -> 911/ata6 -> 922 -> 912).

RackFire has lots of other performance and user features as well. It packs dual power supplies, dual FireWire / RAID bridges, dual trays (each containing dual drives) into a short 1U rack.

Pricing and Availability
Description // Order Code // Price // Availability

RackFire 1U enclosure, dual trays, cables // RF-0 // $699.95 // STOCK
? with 640 GB (4 x 160GB drives) // RF-640 // $1099.95 // STOCK
? with 1 Terabyte (4 x 250GB drives) // RF-1000 // $1699.95 // STOCK
? with 1.6 Terabyte (4 x 400GB drives) // RF-1600 // $2999.95 // STOCK
Extra tray (holds two drives) RF-Tray // $99.95 // STOCK

About WiebeTech
WiebeTech LLC was founded in July 2000 by James Wiebe and has focused on marketing high performance, highly portable storage solutions.

For more information visit

WiebeTech LLC
[email protected]
866.744.8722 Toll Free | 316.744.8722 International | 316.744.1398 Fax
3450 North Rock Road #703, Wichita, KS 67226


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Related Keywords:WiebeTech, RackFire, RAID, Final Cut Pro, Xserve RAID, James Wiebe, Oxford Semiconductor, OXUF912,


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