Medeas RAID targets video editing

Medea`s RAID targets video editing

Medea Corp.`s VideoRaid pci subsystems are specifically designed for desktop video editing applications and are configured as hardware-based RAID-0 devices. The subsystems can be integrated into Windows nonlinear editing systems via the PCI bus. The two-drive and four-drive arrays are spec`d at sustained data transfer rates of 15MBps and 27MBps, respectively.

The arrays are based on Medea`s Zone Striping Technology (ZST), which records a part of each data transfer block on the outside tracks of the disks and the rest of the block on inside tracks for higher sustained transfer rates.

The VideoRaid pci two-drive system comes in 10GB, 20GB, and 34GB capacities at list prices of $1,299, $1,999, and $3,099. Expansion modules range from $1,199 to $2,999. The four-drive array comes in 20GB, 40GB, and 67GB capacities ($2,199, $3,699, $5,899). Expansion modules for the four-drive configuration range from $2,099 to $5,899.

Medea was founded by Stuart Mabon, founder and former CEO of Micropolis Corp., and Michael Anderson, formerly the lead engineer at Micropolis. www.medeacorp.com.

This article was originally published on August 01, 1998