Medea Strikes a High Note with the Introduction of AudioRaid scsi; High-Performance, Low-Cost Ultra2 SCSI Disk Arrays for Digital Audio Workstations.Business Editors
NAB2000, booth S5957
LAS VEGAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--April 10, 2000
Medea Corporation, manufacturer of the award-winning line of VideoRaid disk arrays, today unveiled AudioRaid scsi disk arrays designed to support professional-level digital audio workstations (DAWs) at a fraction of the cost of competing audio storage solutions.
AudioRaid scsi disk arrays are optimized to support the demands placed on storage systems by today's professional DAWs. Medea's proprietary Audio Stripe Technology (AST (AST Computer, Irvine, CA) A PC manufacturer founded in 1980 by Albert Wong, Safi Quershey and Tom Yuen (A, S and T). It offered a complete line of PCs that sold through its dealer channel. ) and integrated hardware RAID controller A disk controller card that supports one or more RAID configurations. Originally only for SCSI drives, RAID controllers have become very popular for PATA and SATA drives. See RAID. enable AudioRaid scsi to support 64-tracks of 24-bit/96KHz audio in a single desktop unit.
AudioRaid scsi is equipped with an Ultra2 SCSI See Ultra SCSI. Low Voltage Differential (hardware) Low Voltage Differential - (LVD) A method of driving SCSI cables that will be formalised in the SCSI-3 specifications. LVD uses less power than the current differential drive (HVD), is less expensive and will allow the higher speeds of Ultra-2 SCSI. LVD requires 3. (LVD See LVDS.
LVD - Low Voltage Differential ) interface that allows SCSI cable lengths to 12 meters and burst data transfer rates up to 80 MB/second.
Working with AudioRaid scsi is a breeze. The four-drive AudioRaid scsi appears to the DAW as one large SCSI disk drive with a single SCSI ID (hardware) SCSI ID - The unique address of a SCSI device. SCSI IDs range from 0 to 7 for 8-bit SCSI systems, 0 to 15 for 16-bit and 0 to 31 for 32-bit systems. The SCSI adaptor is usually assigned ID 7. A device's SCSI ID is often set by switches on the device. . Users simply record all of their audio tracks to AudioRaid scsi -- no more juggling between multiple storage devices! Since any ambient noise can disturb the audio production process, AudioRaid scsi is designed for ultra-quiet operation.
"Medea has been very successful in supplying low-cost and easy to use storage solutions for non-linear video editing See nonlinear video editing. applications. With our new AudioRaid scsi disk arrays, we have taken our proven RAID controller technology and applied it to the requirements of professional digital audio workstations", said Roger S. Mabon, director of marketing for Medea.
"The result is a storage system that will support the editing of up to 64-tracks of high quality audio at prices as low as $19/GB."
AudioRaid scsi attaches to any Windows NT or Macintosh-based DAW equipped with an Ultra2 SCSI host adapter. As audio storage requirements grow, AudioRaid scsi modules can be easily daisy-chained together for storage capacities up to 4.5 terabytes for an amazing 60 hours of 64-track, 24-bit/96 KHz sessions.
AudioRaid scsi disk arrays will be available in May 2000 in 40 GB, 60 GB, 120 GB and 180 GB capacities and have list prices of $1599, $1699, $2899 and $3699 respectively. AudioRaid scsi will be available from authorized distributors, value-added resellers (VARs) and mail-order suppliers. Call Medea toll free at 888/BY-MEDEA for a list of these resellers.
Medea Corporation, headquartered in Westlake Village, California Westlake Village is a city located in Los Angeles County, California, USA. The population was 8,368 at the 2000 census. This city located in the Conejo Valley is known for its affluence and secluded character, and is considered one of the wealthier communities in the Greater Los , designs and manufactures high-performance, low-cost storage subsystems optimized for digital content creation The development of newsworthy, educational and entertainment material for distribution over the Internet or other electronic media. See DAMS. and Internet streaming media applications. Corporate headquarters are located at 5701 Lindero Canyon Road, Bldg. 3-100, Westlake Village, CA 91362. Telephone: 818/597-7645. Fax: 818/597-7643. Internet: www.medeacorp.com.
AudioRaid scsi and VideoRaid are trademarks of Medea Corporation. All other trademarks and registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
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