March 17, 2009

Fantom Drives Debuts Portable Dual Drive Storage

Torrance, Calif. - ­ Fantom Drives by MicroNet introduced the DataDock II high-speed, low-cost, portable dual drive hardware RAID storage solution for creative professionals and users who want hassle-free RAID storage they can use anywhere. The DataDock II offers high capacity and performance, as well as four interface options and two hot-swappable, 3.5-inch SATA II removable hard drives available in 1TB, 2TB, and 3TB configurations.
Designed to meet the storage needs of professionals, including digital photographers, audio/video editors, and graphic designers, the DataDock II combines functionality and ease-of-use for both primary and secondary data. Unlike single-drive backup solutions, this solution adds data protection/security and the flexibility to choose redundancy with RAID 1 or the performance of RAID 0.

DataDock II's RAID 1 (mirroring) simultaneously writes data to two independent hard drives, ­giving users immediate data recovery when needed. If a drive fails, users can continue to access their data while the failed drive is replaced. DataDock II's RAID 0 (striping) allows users to write data across both drives for increased performance. The DataDock II utilizes Oxford Semiconductor's OXUF9360DSB chip to provide four interface options (eSATA, FireWire 400, FireWire 800, and USB 2.0), and data transfer rates of up to 300MB/s using eSATA.

A durable aluminum enclosure with a low-noise DC fan makes this little unit (9.75 inches long by 5 inches wide by 2.5 inches high) quiet and cool. DataDock II is compatible with Apple Time Machine, and comes with NTIShadow backup software.

The product comes in 1TB, 2TB, and 3TB configurations, starting at $299.