MDI enters RAID market

MDI enters RAID market

Adding to its line of CD-ROM and writable optical devices, Micro Design Inc. (MDI) has jumped into the crowded RAID market with the PolarBYTE disk array. The 16TB arrays use thermal-management technology from Land-5 (San Diego), as well as standard RAID features such as hot-swap drives, dual power supplies, and remote monitoring. The UltraSCSI-based PolarBYTE series can support multiple RAID levels, including RAID-0, 0+1, 1, 3, and 5. Prices range from $25,499 to $33,999 for capacities from 27GB to 54GB.

Separately, MDI last month began shipments of 32X MultiRead drives in its CD-ROM storage servers. The MultiRead specification enables all types of CD discs to be read on current and future CD and DVD devices.


This article was originally published on April 01, 1998