Friday, May 2, 2008

Quick Update on Ultimate Raid

Highpoint Technology has updated the firmware for the RocketRaid 3522 to allow booting from Mac OS X 10.5. Now, this is not quite as significant to the video editor since we would not be capturing to a startup volume, but it is a significant advance in the evolution of the RocketRaid card for those users who require large start-up volumes.

This is one impressive raid card. Bootable (for those whose applications need bootable raids), easily updated via firmware patches, ethernet port for remote control of raid and computer functions, multiple raid levels, optional battery backup, but most importantly its Intel IOP 81341 on-board processor. It is a true hardware raid controller with all of the speed, security and management capabilities that any editing installation would demand.