Fantom Drives Unveils High-Speed, Low-Cost RAID Storage Solution with Removeable Drive Flexibility for Creative Professionals and Super-Users

Easy-to-use DataDock II provides quad-interface connectivity in addition to high capacity and flexibility in a small footprint.

Torrance, CA, March 07, 2009 --( Fantom Drives, by MicroNet an innovator in storage solutions for the consumer and prosumer markets, today introduced the DataDock II™, a high-speed, low-cost portable dual drive hardware RAID storage solution that is ideal for creative professionals and super-users who want hassle-free RAID storage they can use anywhere. The DataDock II blends best-in-class capacity and performance while providing four interface options and two hot-swappable 3.5-inch SATA II removable hard drives available in 1TB, 2TB and 3TB configurations.

Designed to meet the ever-increasing storage needs of professionals, including digital photographers, audio/video editors and graphic designers, the DataDock II combines a unique blend of functionality and ease-of-use for both primary and secondary data. Unlike single-drive backup solutions, this solution adds data protection/security and the flexibility to choose redundancy with RAID 1 or the performance of RAID 0. DataDock II’s RAID 1 (mirroring) simultaneously writes data to two independent hard drives – giving users immediate data recovery when needed. If a drive fails, users can continue to access their data while the failed drive is replaced. Data Dock II’s RAID 0 (striping) allows users to write data across both drives for increased performance.

The DataDock II utilizes Oxford Semiconductor’s OXUF9360DSB chip to provide four interface options (eSATA, FireWire 400, FireWire 800, and USB 2.0), and data transfer rates of up to 300MB/s using eSATA.

A durable aluminum enclosure with a low noise DC fan makes this little unit (9.75 inches long by 5 inches wide by 2.5 inches high) quiet and cool. DataDock II is compatible with Apple Time Machine*, and comes with NTI Shadow* backup software.

MicroNet/Fantom Drives offers optional DataDock II hot-swappable spare drive modules that come with a protective carrying case to keep the module free of dust and moisture.

“The DataDock II is a perfect fit for creative professionals who are looking for outstanding data storage functionality at a very affordable price,” said Terry Paoli, Marketing Communications Manager, MicroNet/Fantom Drives. “This product meets those demands with superior performance, secure data protection, high capacity storage and tremendous ease-of-use at an unbeatable price.”

The DataDock II is available now through authorized Ingram Micro VARs and selected e-tailers. The product comes in 1TB, 2TB and 3TB configurations, with MSRP starting at $299.00.

About MicroNet Technology and Fantom Drives
For 20 years, Torrance, California-based MicroNet and Fantom Drives have manufactured a full range of storage solutions that customers can rely on. From the affordable G-Force line of desktop products to high-performance RAID and NAS solutions. MicroNet and Fantom Drives continue to lead the industry in reliability, quality, performance and value. Their award-winning storage solutions include G-Force External Hard Drives, RAIDBank4 and Platinum RAID desktop Disk Arrays, Genesis V rackmount RAID, PlatinumNAS and MaxNAS Network Attached Storage (NAS), Optical Drives and a complete range of accessories. For product and reseller information, contact MicroNet and Fantom Drives, at phone: 310-320-7272, fax: 310-328-0202, or on the World Wide Web at micronet or fantomdrives.

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