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the dr group Introduces DRaid Storage DriveCompany broadens scope of operations from service provider to manufacturer (February 28, 2005)
DRaid storage drive, a fast, low cost alternative to Xserve RAID
The introduction of the DRaid marks the dr group's evolution from a service provider and VAR to an original equipment manufacturer (OEM) and is part of the company's continuing expansion into vertically integrated lines of business including technology consulting. Recognizing the entertainment industry's need for storage options that offer the fast access necessary for demanding video and graphics applications, the company's engineering team designed the DRaid for users underserved by existing systems.
"The storage component of any digital editing system is both one of the most crucial and costly aspects that filmmakers and digital content creators must contend with," said Lowell Kay, CEO and founder of the dr group. "Based on our years of experience working with Final Cut Pro, we were able to develop a drive that offers fast data access at gigabit-per-dollar ratio that is well below the cost threshold of similar storage systems."
Available in four drive and eight drive configurations, the DRaid is extremely scalable with the ability to store up to 3.2 terabytes of data and can be configured for both standard-definition and high-definition data storage. Every drive is custom built and the system is housed in a reinforced aluminum chassis with rubber shock-mounted drive mounts. An LCD display shows individual drive activity time and temperature readout and the system features physical lock and key security of drive bays and enclosure.
Prices for the DRaid range from $1,230 to $5,200 depending on configuration. More detailed information is available upon request.
About the dr group
the dr group is the entertainment industry's total solution provider for Final Cut Pro products, editing services, support, training and facility planning. With over a decade of experience, the company is recognized as one of Hollywood's top resources for post-production services, digital video solutions and motion picture film stock. The company also manufactures the DRaid storage drive, a fast, low cost alternative to Xserve RAID.
For more information visit www.thedrgroup.com.
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