AIO Group demonstrates mATX case with built-in RAID

The not so popular AIO Group company has demonstrated a new and innovative mATX case that features built-in RAID.

The new offering is not necessarily unique but features a technology that has been around for years, so it is really puzzling why nobody thought of it before that. Still, according to information from AIO Group the new case has its roots in a now defunct case maker and the product in question is its Myriad chassis.

Despite its microATX status, the Myriad is not to be underestimated as it comes with no less than seven hot-swappable hard drive bays behind a heavy door. What’s now surprising and unique is that five of them are connected to a port multiplier, which allows for the creation of a soft RAID without the need of a RAID controller in the system, as all five drives are connected to a single SATA connector on the motherboard. The port multiplier allows for RAID 0, 1, 3, 5 and 10.

AIO Group Myriad case

The new computer case also features a single 5.25-inch drive bay, another internal 3.5-inch bay and a 2.5-inch bay, as well as a USB 3.0 port, two USB 2.0 ports and a pair of audio jacks on the front, all accessible without having to open the door.

In addition the Myriad case also comes with space for five expansion cards with plastic retention clips and a pre-fitted 120 mm fan. AIO claims that the Myriad can handle four 350 mm add-in cards, albeit these would only be single slot cards of course.

Unfortunately, this rather distinctive and useful case is available in Europe only for the time being. Pricing is unknown.

(picture courtesy of VR-Zone)


Source: VR-Zone

Related posts

Handheld Announces Algiz XRW Rugged Notebook

Handheld Group announced the new fully rugged notebook entitled Algiz XRW, which comes equipped with a 10.1-inch widescreen that features MaxView Screen Technology which makes the screen readable in direct sunlight. A powerful 2 GHz Intel Atom Processor is also equipped in the Algiz XRW...

Yamaha intros RX-V667 3D 7.1 Channal AV Receiver, BD-S667 Blu-ray player and YID-W10 wireless iPod//iPhone dock

Yamaha introduced the RX-V667 3D 7.1 Channal AV receiver, (90W x 7; MSRP $599.95) the BD-S667 Blu-ray player (MSRP $329.95) and YID-W10 yAired wireless iPod/iPhone dock (MSRP $149.95). The RX-V667 provides 3D and Audio Return Channel support over HDMI 1.4a (6 ins/ 1 out), and versatility for...

EVGA releases GTX 780 graphics cards with more memory

EVGA releases GTX 780 graphics cards with more memory

The new NVIDIA graphics cards have been launched and quite naturally all 3D card manufacturers will be looking for ways to attract you to their new products. Things will be a little more different for EVGA this time – the company has launched GeForce GTX 780 cards with the whopping 6 GB of GDDR5...

Leave a comment