- November 02, 2010
November 2, 2010 ‚Äì Accordance Systems announced the ARAID M300 RAID subsystem for 2.5‚Äù SATA hard drive protection. The ARAID M300 creates a RAID 1 disk array from a computer‚Äôs existing system drive and a blank secondary drive. System, application and user files are constantly mirrored on both drives and in the event of disk failure, the computer continues to run with no data loss. The ARAID M300 storage subsystem connects to new or legacy computers via a SATA or EIDE drive port. The M300 is a RAID storage system solution fitting into a 5-1/4‚Äù low profile (1U), drive bay and providing data protection on two drives where typically just one drive is supported. The ARAID is a true plug-and-play device that works with any operating system such as Windows, Mac, Linux, or embedded real-time operating systems. No additional software or hardware is needed to run the M300. The ARAID M300 provides operational status via an LCD display, audio alarm, email alert or optional SNMP network traps on each unit. ARAID warns users of any hard drive failure allowing drives to be replaced while the computer is still operating. Google (GOOG) recently observed the annualized failure rates (AFR) of commercial PC hard drives varied from 1.7% to over 8.6% for drives in their 3rd year of operation. The ARAID M300 represents the new approach for PC data backup.Each ARAID contains two removable hard drive trays allowing drives to be added or removed while the system is running. The ARAID allows drive trays to be taken from the system for archive back up storage in a similar manner as traditional computer storage tape. However, restoring systems is instantaneous as users only need to start systems from the archive drive and eliminate costly system and data rebuilds. The ARAID M300 is available with a list price of $395/each.