Rorke Data Inc. has created the Galaxy Aurora LS direct-attached RAIDand SAN appliance, which it says is ideal for film or videopost-production companies. It has up to four 8GB Fibre Channel hostconnections, offering sustained transfer rates of over 1,000 MB/s andrebuild times up to six times faster than hardware-based RAIDsolutions, the company said in a release. Flim makers will note itsability to support multiple uncompressed HD video streams or 2K film.The 12-Bay LS can be configured as a Direct Attached or SAN applianceand offers 10-15 TB of usable storage capacity with RAID 6 protection.It also supports multiple workstations in a SAN without expensiveswitches. The LS is compatible with SAN software including; XSAN,CommandSoft, StorNext, and MetaSAN and is application tested with AJA,Blackmagic, Matrox, Bluefish, Final Cut Pro, AVID, Adobe, DaVinci,Autodesk, IRIDAS, Assimilate, and Digital Vision. Rorke Data is adivision of distributor Bell Microproducts.

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Currently a freelance writer, I'm the former editor of ITWorldCanada.com and Computing Canada. An IT journalist since 1997, I've written for several of ITWC's sister publications including ITBusiness.ca and Computer Dealer News. Before that I was a staff reporter at the Calgary Herald and the Brampton (Ont.) Daily Times. I can be reached at hsolomon [@] soloreporter.com