updated 05:50 pm EST, Mon December 24, 2007
Enhance 4/8-drive storage
Enhance Technology has unveiled the new EnhanceBOX E4 MS and E8 MS series external host card (HBA) dependent desktop SAS/SATA storage arrays. The new storage devices offer support for high capacity SAS and SATA I/II 3Gbps hard drives using the latest Mini-SAS SFF-8088 connectivity, and depending on the host cards are configurable as JBOD (Just a Bunch of Disks) or RAID to sustain data transfer rates of up to 500MB/sec. The EnhanceBOX E4 MS is priced at $375, while the EnhanceBOX E8 MS is available for $650.
The Enhance BOX MS devices come with an aluminum enclosure and storage backplane design with four or eight hot-swappable drive canisters that support up to the 10,000 RPM SATA or 15,000 SAS drives. Both the EnhanceBOX E4 MS and EnhanceBOX E8 MS feature individual hard drive security keylocks, as well as an industrial-grade 8cm system fan.