Avid Announces New Storage Array

Avid Technology Inc. has announced the development of new high performance storage disk arrays. The Avid VideoRAID ST and VideoRAID SR systems provide enhanced data security and feature rebuilding of drive data in the background in the event of a drive failure.

“This is just another example of how Avid continues to drive high-quality products to market that offer great performance and value to our customers,” said Kirk Arnold, Avid Video executive vice president and general manager. “By offering real-time parity with these new solutions, Avid is able to help eliminate the headaches and loss of valuable hours and money associated with downtime. This news, coupled with the new editing lineup we announced last month, is just another example of how Avid is continuing to innovate and deliver on its New Thinking.”

The systems feature 3-year warranties on drive mechanisms and enclosures, and allow real-time play-out of up to two uncompressed HD streams from as few as eight drives. The new arrays are available in a five drive tower configuration (ST) or as a 16 drive rack mount system (SR).