Ciprico Debuts Latest RAID Storage at 2006 IBC Show - the MediaVault 4440


Innovative high bandwidth storage solution employs multiple 4Gb Fibre Channel RAID 6 controllers and shock-resistant 2.5" drives for portability with enhanced protection for digital media

Last Updated: September 8, 2006 5:44 pm GMT
(AMSTERDAM, Netherlands--BUSINESS WIRE--Sept. 8, 2006) Ciprico Inc. (NASDAQ:CPCI), a leading storage solutions provider for content creation, management and delivery applications, is introducing its newest MediaVaultâ„¢ RAID array - the MediaVaultâ„¢ 4440 - at the 2006 IBC show in Amsterdam, Netherlands, September 8-12.

Ciprico will be located in stand 7.510 in the RAI Convention Centre.

The MediaVault 4440 is an innovative new product that delivers the next level in high performance, scalable RAID storage, designed for desktop or portable digital media applications including non-linear editing, real-time 2K and 4K film playback and conforming, uncompressed HD capture to disk, and digital intermediate. The unit is configured with four (4) removable vPODs or Video Pods, each containing its own 4Gb Fibre Channel controller and ten (10) 2.5 inch SATA disk drives, for a total of four (4) channels and forty (40) drives, resulting in a combined data transfer rate of over 1GB/s and a total capacity up to 6.4TB.

Each vPOD is designed to function as a self contained RAID unit which can be used remotely when inserted into another 4440 enclosure. The benefit will be evident to users who travel for location shooting, remote editing or post production and need to be able to transport content securely, compactly and easily. The use of 2.5" disk drives is instrumental to the portability feature as these drives are designed for use in the ultimate portable environment - laptop computers. As such, their environmental specifications make them perfect for the 4440. To withstand the rigors of transport via checked baggage or common carrier, such as FedEx or UPS, Ciprico also offers customized, high impact shipping containers specifically designed for shipping the canisters or the entire 4440.

Increased reliability and fault tolerance is delivered with the availability of RAID 6 technology within each vPOD, ensuring both data integrity and read/write performance even in the event of any two disk drive failures. This means the 4440 subsystem can sustain up to eight (8) failed disk drives and still continue to serve the application with maximum read and write throughput. An additional security feature is provided through hardware data encryption so valuable data can be transported without concern of loss or theft.

"The MediaVault 4440 represents an important new milestone for Ciprico in its mission to be the preeminent supplier of high performance, high value, high reliability storage to the film, video and content creation arenas of the growing European content creation and delivery communities," states Don McDonell, VP of Sales and Marketing at Ciprico. "The MediaVault 4440 will provide extremely fast performance and industry leading real-time RAID 6 reliability, all in an innovative format that offers the portability our industry demands."

About Ciprico
Ciprico designs products and provides system solutions for digital media workflows. Ciprico is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota, with sales and reseller offices in the United States, Europe, Japan, and China. More information about Ciprico is available at


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