Mac compatible Hive desktop mini-RAID system launched –

Hive Tech, an off-shoot of UK storage specialist United Digital, has launched a new Mac compatible desktop mini-RAID system aimed at creative freelancers and studios, including designers, film-makers and photographers.

The Hive 4-disk desktop mini-RAID systems utilises energy-saving disk drives from Western Digital and holds up to 6TB of data and includes an eSATA connection option for fast data transfer.

Fully pre-configured, the Hive can seamlessly rebuild 1TB of data within just three hours if one disk fails; ensuring that zero data is lost and no downtime occurs says Hive Tech.

The Hive comes with a 2-year onsite warranty; with local UK support a phone call away and onsite repairs carried out for free.

"No professional can afford to lose their work, so we developed the Hive to offer desktop RAID customers the same heavy-duty, ultra-reliable protection that we supply for multi-national companies, without the big-company price-tag," said Hans-Henrik Enoksen, CEO of United Digital and Hive Tech.

The Hive comes with USB 2.0, eSATA and FireWire 400 and 800 connectors. Available in 2TB, 4TB and 6TB configurations, the Hive will be available from selected resellers from 1 May. Introduction prices are £585 (US$855), £825 and £1095 respectively. All prices exclude VAT.

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