Originally featured on BroadcastEngineering.com
EZQuest unveils rack-mount RAID storage
EZQuest introduced Cinema Pro, a rack-mount RAID storage system for Mac and PC that utilizes the latest PCI-e technology.
The Cinema Pro uses enterprise quality SATA II hot-swappable drives with low decibel swappable blowers along with optional redundant power supply with RAID battery back-up module (BBM).
The Cinema Pro Host Bus Extender implements the latest 20Gb/s PCI-express Extender technology, enabling the extension of the computer’s PCI-express signals to the Cinema Pro RAID system, which is expandable for potential growth (daisy chain capability).
Cinema Pro is very fast and is designed for the professional video editing and content creation professionals. The device has speeds up to 873MB/s for write and 773MB/s for read on RAID 5. This engine is perfect for ProRes 422, DV, DVCPRO HD, HDV, uncompressed SD/HD, 2K and even 4K (Red Camera) film format.
Designed with a built-in EZQuest RAID engine controller card that supports RAID 0, 1, 1E, 3, 5, 6, and JBOD, the card comes with 2GB of SDRAM memory and Intel 800Mhz IOP341 I/O processor. SMPT, SNMP, and GUI RAID configuration utility tools are included.
The Cinema Pro is slated for March delivery.
For more information, visit www.ezq.com.