Monday, September 12, 2005

Apple's Xserve RAID Offers 7TB at $1.86 per GB

Apple updated its Xserve RAID storage system, a 3U high-availability, rack storage system to deliver 7 terabytes (TB) of storage capacity at the aggressive price of $1.86 per GB. Designed with 14 independent 500GB Ultra ATA drive channels, Xserve RAID uses the dual independent RAID controllers with 512 MB cache per controller to offer sustained throughput of over 385MBps -- high enough to support the most demanding media production environments using protected RAID level 5.
Apple also upgraded its Xserve 1U rack optimized server with up to three 500GB drives, achieving 1.5TB of storage. Prices for Xserve still start at $2,999 and prices for Xserve RAID at $5,999.

Apple has shipped 76 petabytes of Xserve RAID storage in the last two years.

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