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03.13.2006
Originally featured on BroadcastEngineering.com
Avid unveils VideoRAID storage systems


The Avid VideoRAID product line leverages the combined bandwidth of multiple drives—with capacity of either 250GB or 500GB per drive—in storage arrays that provide real-time access to SD and HD media assets.
Avid Technology has announced the Avid VideoRAID family of storage systems that deliver up to 5TB of storage with guaranteed real-time access for multistream, high-bandwidth standard and high-definition workflows.

Unlike RAID products that suspend performance in the event of a drive failure, the new Avid VideoRAID line delivers uninterrupted real-time performance, even during a drive rebuild. The new system — the VideoRAID RTR320 and RTR320X — are the first in a series of low-cost parity RAID storage products that Avid plans to introduce as a result of acquiring Medéa Corporation in January.

The product line leverages the combined bandwidth of multiple drives — with capacity of either 250GB or 500GB per drive — in storage arrays that provide real-time access to SD and HD media assets. The VideoRAID RTR320 and RTR320X systems are built around five-drive and 10-drive storage arrays, respectively, with one out of every five drives functioning as a parity drive to deliver data protection without interrupting performance during drive rebuilds.

For more information, visit www.avid.com/videoRAID.

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