With the prices of hard drives slowly coming back to manageable prices, we’ve seen a trend of new storage “accessories” being released to the market. Today we will be looking at a hybrid between portable and RAID. The Akitio Taurus Mini Super-S LCM supports 2x 2.5″ drives in either a RAID 0 (stripe) or RAID 1 (mirror). Lets take a look at what Akitio has to say about their product:
The Taurus Mini offers high performance with RAID 0 as well as secure data protection with RAID 1, a versatile interface for high speed data transfers and a built-in LCD display for the configuration of the device as well as the display of event messages. The 2.5″ SATA hard drives can be replaced easily due to the removable tray system and the drives are kept cool by the extra large heat sink.
Pretty straight forward device. Lets move forward a take a look at the spec sheet as well as the device itself.