Apple has made some enhancements to its Xserve RAID storage system, which is a 3U high-availability, rack storage system. The unit now provides a staggering 7 terabytes (TB) of storage. This represents a cost of around $1.86 per GB! The company also upgraded its Xserve 1U rack optimized server with up to three 500GB drives. The Xserve RAID connects easily to any Xserve server or Power Mac desktop system using the dual-channel 2GB Apple Fibre Channel PCI-X card, which costs around $499. Apple offers a range of support options including 4-hour on-site response, 24x7 technical support. This kit is available today through the Apple Store and Apple Authorized Resellers.
"Apple has shipped an impressive 76 petabytes of Xserve RAID storage in the last two years," said Philip Schiller, Apple's senior vice president of Worldwide Product Marketing. "We are now offering our users more capacity at an even lower price per gigabyte."