Disk backup for PCs debuts

January 8, 2003

The migration of imaging technologies to PCs has increased the need for storage solutions that reduce or eliminate the risk of data loss. Arco Data Protection Systems (Hollywood, FL), a provider of low-cost IDE disk mirroring (RAID 1) hardware,

The migration of imaging technologies to PCs has increased the need for storage solutions that reduce or eliminate the risk of data loss. Arco Data Protection Systems (Hollywood, FL), a provider of low-cost IDE disk mirroring (RAID 1) hardware, introduced Dec. 18 technology that promises to back up disks large enough for PC-based medical imaging applications. The DupliDisk3 creates an exact bootable replica of hard drives as large as 131 petabytes (131,072 TB) and can provide copy speeds up to 48 GB per hour (800 MB per minute). DupliDisk3, which supports Windows, Linux, Macintosh, and DOS operating systems, works automatically in the background, writing data simultaneously to the original drive and a backup drive. If one fails, DupliDisk3 sounds an alarm and automatically switches operations to the remaining drive.