Santa Fe Springs, CA – October, 09 2007 – Proavio, U.S.A., a leading developer of storage systems and tools for digital media production, announced today the certification of their R14HDS video RAID solution by Bluefish444 for use with the company’s cinematic quality HD & 2K capture & playback hardware. After an intensive test & qualification process by the engineers at Bluefish444, the R14HDS delivered performance, stability and flexibility essential to the caliber of projects typical of Bluefish444 users. “The Proavio R14HDS is the first SATA based storage unit we have in house that can actually handle DPX 10 bit RGB up to 2K resolutions without dropping a frame. ” said Paul Cameron, Bluefish444’s Support Manager. “We managed to capture dozens of clips with various durations without any performance hit on capture and playback. For a SATA based solution this is very impressive”.
With two hardware RAID controllers and a fourteen disk rack-mount design, the R14HDS offers the perfect balance of drive spindle & controller performance at a price unheard of in the cinema production space. An active-active Ultra320 SCSI RAID configuration ensures a high-level of performance without the hidden costs normally experienced when deploying a 4Gb Fibre Channel solution. R14HDS can be configured and re-configured as production needs change and supports a wide variety of redundancy settings including data protection with RAID-5. Hardware redundancy includes studio-quality redundant power and Proavio’s low-noise studio cooling technology making the R14HDS a natural choice for studio installations where extraneous noise can become distracting.