Apple’s Commitment to Mac Pro Platform Offers Performance Boost to Small Tree 10Gb Shared Storage Customers


Upgrades Provide Even Greater Flexibility to GraniteSTOR ST-RAID II Users

Last Updated: July 16, 2012 6:25 pm GMT
(Oakdale, MN--July 16, 2012) With Apple’s recent upgrades to the Mac Pro, Small Tree GraniteSTOR ST-RAID II 10Gb shared storage customers stand to achieve even greater performance results. These latest updates also open the door for customers to expand their post-production capabilities by adding Small Tree’s GraniteSTOR TITANIUM Ethernet-based shared storage system to work in tandem with their ST-RAID II.

“The upgrades to the Mac Pro reiterate Apple’s commitment to that platform, which is excellent news for the thousands of post-production professionals reliant on Mac Pro’s unique offerings,” said Steve Modica, Chief Technology Officer for Small Tree. “For Small Tree 10Gb customers, it means a performance boost and the option of moving the ST-RAID II server to a desk top after an upgrade.”

ST-RAID II is the first Ethernet-based shared storage system to support 6Gb SAS/SATA protocol end-to-end. The system includes direct attached shared storage technology designed specifically for Final Cut post-production professionals looking for economical, functional and easy to manage storage solutions.

Providing robust (greater than 600MB/sec), consistent performance over Ethernet networks while offering optimal cost-efficiency, ST-RAID II’s low latency ensures there are no dropped frames in SD or HD. Available in 8-, 12- or 16-drive (1, 2 or 3TB drive) configurations, ST-RAID II produces higher video stream counts and storage capacity, as well as a more robust performance at a similar price point to its popular ST-RAID solution. ST-RAID II also offers tremendous flexibility, as more storage can be added easily for system expansion.

Small Tree’s TITANIUM is a high performance, capacity dense, dedicated video editing shared storage appliance with advanced file sharing capabilities enabling simple, real-time collaboration. TITANIUM supports Final Cut Pro, Avid Media Composer and Adobe Creative Suite. The system is configurable up to 20 10GbE ports and storage capacity from 8TB to 240TB, while delivering up to 72 streams of ProRes 422.

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