DupliDisk II – an IDE (integrated drive electronics) RAID solution for the Mac - will debut at Macworld Expo, San Francisco, which starts today.

Features of the solution include a hardware based RAID controller, background rebuilding capabilities, hot-pluggable drive solutions, and native OS X support.

Arco Computers, developer of the software, claims this is the first IDE RAID controller for the Macintosh that does not require a PCI connection.

Motherboard connection DupliDisk II connects directly to the onboard IDE connector on the motherboard. In the event of hard drive failure, the software switches operations automatically to the working drive and alerts the user.

Steve Jobs will be making his keynote speech at 5pm GMT today from Macworld, San Francisco. Apple are streaming the show live using QuickTime 4.0.

Go to Macworld.co.uk/sf
for all the latest Expo developments.