Apple Updates Xserve RAID – No SATA

In a seemingly quiet and unannounced matter, it appears as though Apple has updated the Xserve RAID. It now boasts a capacity of up to 10.5TB of storage.

Meet the elegantly engineered companion to Apple’s highly regarded Xserve server hardware. This cutting-edge, self-contained storage solution holds up to 14 hot-swappable Apple Drive Modules — a massive 10.5TB of data — in a rack-optimized storage enclosure.

Also updated are the drivers for existing Xserve RAIDs to version 1.5.1. While it does not look like this version is a universal binary it appears as though pesky bugs have been fixed, and there is new support for 750GB drives.

Information from Apple can be found below. The update can be downloaded from Apple’s support page or via software update.

About Xserve RAID Admin Tools 1.5.1
RAID Admin is the Xserve RAID’s powerful remote management software that dramatically simplifies setup and monitoring of storage volumes.

This Java-based application provides an intuitive interface for creating protected storage volumes, logging events, managing preferences, and monitoring storage hardware from virtually any networked computer over TCP/IP. Monitoring panes display detailed information on arrays, drives, LUNs, Fibre Channel, network, IP network, thermal, power, and events. You can add new systems to RAID Admin via IP or Apple’s innovative Bonjour technology.

What’s New in this Version

  • The Xserve RAID Admin Tools 1.5.1 Update addresses overall reliability of the RAID Admin software and Xserve RAID firmware. This update is recommended for all Xserve RAID users.
  • Support for 750GB Xserve RAID drive modules.
  • Changes to ‘Host Cache Flushing’ performance setting are properly saved on RAID controller.
  • Fixed SCSI protocol compatibility issues with Windows OS.
  • Corrected encoding issue so passwords may now contain any valid Unicode character.
  • Fixed updating the current session password after password is changed in system settings.
  • ’IDE Error’ event log message details are now correctly displayed in hexadecimal.
  • Removed LUN Masking from Advanced panel.
  • Closed an unused TCP/IP port (192) on the Controller Module.

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1 Response to “Apple Updates Xserve RAID – No SATA”

  1. 1 italia Mar 12th, 2007 at 4:25 am

    mmm.. nice design, I must say..

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