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Sonnet Announces Internal Drive Mounting System for G5

Sonnet Announces Internal Drive Mounting System for G5

PARIS, FRANCE–September 20, 2005–APPLE EXPO–Sonnet Technologies, a
worldwide leader in upgrades for Apple Macintosh computers and iPod digital
music players, announces G5 Jive, the internal drive mounting system for
Power Mac G5 computers. G5 Jive enables Power Mac G5 users to add up to
three additional Serial ATA (SATA) hard drives inside their computer–just
add drives and a SATA PCI card to create the most cost-effective solution
for adding high-performance storage capacity in a Power Mac G5.

While the Power Mac G5 only provides mounting support for two internal hard
drives, G5 Jive provides a secure anchorage for up to three additional
drives. It consists of a custom metal base plate and mounting bracket,
mounting screws, three internal SATA data cables, and a custom-designed
3-drive SATA power cable. G5 Jive mounts in the space at the bottom of the
case beneath the optical drive and its installation has zero impact on PCI
slots and adapter cards. Using Mac OS X Disk Utility or third party
software and multiple drives, users can create a striped (RAID 0) array to
achieve great read/write performance, or a mirrored (RAID 1) array for data
security. For even greater flexibility and performance, an additional drive
in the Power Mac G5’s second drive bay can be included with the G5 Jive
drives in a RAID O array–a four drive striped array can achieve data
transfer rates up to 274 MB/s!

More and more Power Mac G5 users are discovering that their storage
requirements are growing beyond what their computer can support natively,
with applications, documents, music, image and video files taking up more
space than anyone expected even a few years ago. “G5 Jive offers users a
simple-to-install, internal alternative to external drive cases,” states
Robert Farnsworth, Sonnet CEO. “When combined with a high-performance
Serial ATA host controller card like Sonnet’s popular Tempo-X eSATA 4+4, G5
Jive makes it possible for users to add up to three additional internal
drives now and four external drives in the future.”

G5 Jive Internal Drive Mounting System for Power Mac G5 Key Features

* Supports mounting of three SATA hard drives inside Power Mac G5 computers

* Most cost-effective way to add high performance storage capacity to a
Power Mac G5

* Includes all necessary mounting hardware and cables (Tempo-X eSATA PCI-X
card sold separately)

* Custom-designed 3-drive power cable simplifies installation and reduces
clutter

* Installation does not interfere with PCI cards

Macintosh Compatibility

Power Mac G5 (all models)

Pricing and Availability

G5 Jive (Part no. ENC-G5-3HD) will be available this month with a retail
price of USD $99.95. For more information about G5 Jive, please refer to
the Sonnet web site at :
((http://www.sonnettech.com/product/g5_jive.html)http://www.sonnettech.com/product/g5_jive.html)

Tempo-X eSATA 4+4 Serial ATA PCI-X Host Controller Card

For more information about the Tempo-X eSATA 4+4, please refer to the
Sonnet web site at:
((http://www.sonnettech.com/product/tempo-x_esata44.html)http://www.sonnettech.com/product/tempo-x_esata44.html)

About Sonnet Technologies, Inc.

Sonnet Technologies, Inc., headquartered in Irvine, California, is a
worldwide leader in processor upgrade cards, ATA disk controller cards, and
other enhancement products for Apple Macintosh computers and iPod digital
music players. After Apple Computer, Inc., Sonnet is the largest producer
of PowerPC processor-based products in the computer industry. Founded in
1986, Sonnet offers processor upgrades for most Macintosh models. To locate
an authorized reseller or purchase product, visit the Sonnet Technologies
web site at ((http://www.sonnettech.com)http://www.sonnettech.com), or call
the company at 1-949-587-3500.

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