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COMPUTING

FireRAID array unveiled

January 7, 2000
Web posted at: 2:25 p.m. EST (1925 GMT)

by Jonny Evans

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SAN FRANCISCO (IDG) -- Steve Jobs showed VSTís new RAID array during his Macworld Expo keynote speech.

The FireWire device, about the size of a shoe box, is hot-swappable and can host up to four VST FireWire drives of varying capacity Ė with a maximum RAID storage facility of 100GB at a data-throughput speed of 25-40MB per second.

The portable device includes a built-in lithium-ion battery capable of running the array for up to two hours if AC power is lost.

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All existing VST FireWire hard drives can be used with this device, offering new possibilities for RAID systems on the fly.

The array has not yet reached the U.K. market.


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