Apple Ups Xserve RAID Storage to 5.6 Terabytes

Apple Computer announced Tuesday updates to its Xserve RAID storage systems, increasing the maximum storage capacity from 3.5 terabytes (TB) to 5.6TB on its top-line model.

The entry-level Xserve RAID remains the same with 1TB of available storage for US$5,999. The mid-range model has been increased in storage capacity from 1.75TB to 2.8TB and will retail for $1,000 more at $8,499.

The top-line Xserve RAID jumps to 5.6TB of capacity and will retail for $2,000 more at $12,999.

Apple has also expanded support for heterogeneous environments with certification from Cisco and SUSE Linux and optimized the system to work with its Xsan Storage Area Network file system, the company said.

All three models are available immediately from retailers, catalog houses, and various online vendors, the company said.