Rain Recording’s StormDrive TERA, a RAID storage solution. Ringwood, NJ (January 9, 2008)–Rain Recording has debuted StormDrive TERA, a portable RAID storage solution designed around the eSATA platform for the streaming and backup of up to 2 Terabytes of data. The newest addition to the StormDrive line of portable external hard drives offers a portable RAID storage solution for the digital audio and video user.
Rain’s new aluminum-clad super-drive sports a standard USB 2.0 port, as well as universal compatibility with all desktop and notebook computers. StormDrive TERA has a 3 gigabyte per second transfer rate can also connect to their Mac or PC via the included eSATA port. eSATA, a standard fixture on all Rain desktop computers, sends data at more than six times the speed of a standard FireWire connection.
By accessing the control panel on the rear of the unit, StormDrive TERA owners can choose between RAID-0, RAID-1 or a standard individual dual-drive configuration. RAID, which stands for Redundant Array of Inexpensive Disks, has long been considered the most effective solution for reliable backup because of its ability to write data redundantly to two disks while in RAID-1 mode. By combining the power of two drives “striped” to RAID-0, users can write information to the drive twice as fast by dividing a single job between both disks.
Says Rain president, Bill Paschick, “Rain’s StormDrive line of external hard drives has long been popular with content producers for their reliability and speed. And now with StormDrive TERA, we are providing audio and video producers with an affordable and reliable RAID system. With eSATA technology now standard on many of our workstations, you can take advantage of 3GB/s speed, far surpassing the limits of 800MB/s IEEE1394b. We are truly excited by what eSATA technology holds for audio and video production, and we think StormDrive TERA will save producers the time and expense of maintaining their digital media and backups.”