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Meridian Audio Debuts Media Drive 600

9/22/2011 03:24:17 PM Eastern

New York -
Meridian Audio has introduced the Media Drive 600, a dedicated system storage
solution that can be used either as a modular element when building a new
system, or to add further storage to any existing Meridian Sooloos Digital
Media System.

Meridian Audio has introduced the Media Drive 600.

Media Drive 600 is
designed to house a pair of hard disk drives configured as RAID 1, and as with
all Meridian Sooloos components, it is always connected to the Sooloos
extranet, which means it can be remotely accessed for support and diagnostics
services, the company said.

Housed in a case
design that matches other recent Meridian Sooloos components, including Media
Core 600 and Media Source 600, Media Drive 600 incorporates a switch-mode power
supply and automatically regulated cooling system, both of which make
rack-mounting and operation easier and more reliable, Meridian said.

Through its
DHCP-enabled network connection, Media Drive 600 connects to a host network
allowing integration with the rest of a Meridian Sooloos system, and integrated
control from any of the Meridian Sooloos control devices or apps.

The rack-mounted
Media Drive 600 has a front panel interface with six LEDs offering feedback on
system status. The front-loading drive bays also ensure that any necessary
service can be carried out without the requirement to access the rear of the
rack or to remove the Media Drive 600, the company said.

Meridian Media
Drive 600 Sooloos Digital Media System Storage unit has a suggested retail of
$5,000 (excluding HDDs) and is available this month.