September 25, 2007

Ciprico Debuts PCIe-based MediaVault DAS Solution

Minneapolis, Minn. - Ciprico Inc., a provider of intelligent storage software, solutions, and appliances, will launch its PCI Express-based MediaVault MV5100 series.
The rack-mountable MV5100 is the first in a series of next-generation scalable MediaVault direct-attached storage offerings specifically tailored to content creation, CGI, 2D/3D animation, high-bandwidth uncompressed SD/HD video editing, video streaming, and 2K and 4K digital intermediate applications.  
The MV5100 is an 8-drive (MV5108) or 16-drive (MV5116) PCIe SAS or SATA II storage array based on the new PCIe external expansion and cable connection standard. The MV5100 will be offered in several capacities, from 2TB to 16TB of  SATA II storage, and capable of achieving in excess of 1GB/s transfer rates when fully populated with high-performance SATA II or SAS disk drives.  
The MV5100 also takes advantage of the bandwidth and low latency benefits of PCI express to maximize throughput. It offers robust data protection and management incorporating multiple levels of user-selectable mirrored or striped parity RAID in RAID 0,1, 1n, 5, 10, 10n, 50, JBOD configurations, supporting up to 8 arrays. A host-based management utility provides detailed local and remote management of the MV5100’s built-in RAID controller, as well as support for controller-level spanning of several MV5100 series boxes to create single arrays of up 32 disk drives.  
The MV5108 model is now available in 2, 4, 6, and 8TB configurations. The MV5116 is expected to go on sale in late Q4.