The ActiveRAID ES is the affordable high performance RAID storage solution for Apple users. The ActiveRAID ES was designed using the same principles of the original ActiveRAID, but represents a previously unobtainable level of value by providing the capabilities of the ActiveRAID in a lower cost configuration that does not sacrifice the performance, reliability or ease of management of the original ActiveRAID. The ActiveRAID ES was carefully designed for use in business critical applications where organizations require a high level of data integrity with ease of installation and management, but not the 24/7 365 day duty cycles of a large enterprise or Post-Production or Broadcast facility. The ActiveRAID ES provides redundant power, redundant cooling and redundant Fibre Channel connections, and the same powerful, yet easy to use management suite of the original ActiveRAID. The ES differs from the original ActiveRAID in that it has a single high performance RAID controller and uses business class hard drives with a smaller cache size. This results in a very robust RAID solution ideal for business class applications. Performance of the ActiveRAID ES is impressive at up to 774 MB/s throughput and will easily handle most Mac OS X Server applications. The ActiveRAID ES is the ideal storage for business class applications such as File serving, database services, web hosting, calendar, Wiki, Mail, iChat and much more. The ActiveRAID ES is also ideal as archive storage device for near-line and Disk-to-Disk backup of the ActiveRAID or other Enterprise Class storage. Its speed and ease of management make it the perfect choice in tiered storage environments.