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Apricorn Introduces PCIe and PCI-X Drive Arrays.

High Performance Array of Four 2.5" SATA Hard Drives or SSDs Provides Over 4TB of Storage

POWAY, Calif. -- Apricorn, ( the leader in personal storage, today released the PCIe and the PCI-X Drive Arrays, each of these cards support up to four 2.5" SATA hard drives or solid state drives of your choice. With the PCI Drive Arrays, industrial and power users can take advantage of as much as 4TB* in a single slot to support applications such as servers, industrial PCs, high speed data collection, animation, CAD/EDA simulation, video editing, scientific computing and storage systems that require maximum performance from their storage architecture.

Sporting an open, fully configurable design, each PCI Drive Array embeds four 2.5", 5400/7200 RPM or even faster solid state SATA hard drives on one card. When used with solid state drives, Apricorn's PCI Drive Array is capable of delivering lightning-fast sequential read speeds of 791 MB/sec, and sequential write speeds of 675 MB/sec (based on actual tests: average speed using Intel X25-E Solid State Drives).

The PCIe Drive Array is compatible with several systems and only uses one internal full length PCIe X4 slot. It fits perfectly in Apple's Mac Pro system, server motherboards and is also small enough to fit in a 1U slot for industrial applications.

The PCI Drive Array contains drivers for Windows, Mac OS X, Linux and Novell Netware operating systems for both RAID and non-RAID operations. The PCI Drive Array also includes configuration software and supports RAID (0, 1, 5) as well as JBOD and concatenated volumes via the Silicon Image SATARaid[TM] RAID management utility.

"For 25 years, home and small business users have known that they can rely on Apricorn to provide them with quality products to meet their personal storage needs," said Mike McCandless, Apricorn's Vice President of Sales and Marketing. "Now industrial and power users know they can count on Apricorn to bring them high-performance products to meet their storage and backup needs."

1 terabyte (TB) = 1 trillion bytes = 1000 gigabytes

*4TB based on four 1TB 2.5" drive configuration. Accessible capacity will be less and actual capacity depends on the operating environment and formatting.

System Requirements

PCIe or PCI-X slot


Apricorn's PCIe and PCI-X Drive Arrays are currently available online at


PCIe Drive Array (board only) $199

PCI-X Drive Array (board only) $159


One Year Limited

About Apricorn

Apricorn, a leader in personal storage, offers a broad family of innovative, high-quality storage, backup & upgrade products for notebook & desktop applications. Apricorn was founded in 1983 and has developed numerous award winning products under the Apricorn brand and has been an OEM supplier to a number of leading computer manufacturers. Apricorn is headquartered in Poway, California, and distributes products throughout North America and Canada. For additional information please visit

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Date:Aug 11, 2009
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