G5Jam has been discontinued. This page is left for the product information only. For huge storage, please see RTX.
A barrel of bytes
For demanding situations the standard two G5 hard drives just doesn't cut it. The G5Jam+ removes this limitation by allowing you
to use four more drives internally and four more externally - for a total of up to 10 drives on your G5*. There's no other product
like the G5Jam+.
Video editors, listen up
You can RAID these drives in software for stunning
mountable volume sizes and read/write speeds.
Striping (RAID 0) ten 400GB drives would give you
a 5 Terabyte volume with write speeds in excess of
500MB per second!
Yeah, it's cool
Because we designed G5Jam+ with system cooling in mind, overheating isn't an issue. Machined from solid aluminum, the entire
G5Jam baffle acts as a large heatsink, pulling heat into G5Jam+ and away from the drives. We also shaped our air baffle to
complement Apple's design - keeping air flowing across the PCI cards the way it is intended.
Our kit includes a replacement air baffle/cooling system and an 8 port Serial ATA PCI card (four internal, four external) along with
the power and SATA cabling you'll need to hook up your new drives. Installation is very easy - simply remove Apple's air baffle
and ours goes in its place. Up to four new drives can mount onto our baffle for a total of six internal drives.
*Unfortunately, G5Jam and G5Jam+ are incompatible with Apple's new dual core
and quad (dual Dual Core) processor computers. For more drives in a Dual Core G5 check out G5Jam Express.
Replacement G5 Air Baffle
This improved baffle allows mounting of four additional drives in the G5. Constructed from mirror aluminum, it also serves as an extraordinary heat sink for the additional internal drives which are mounted to the new air baffle.
Additional Storage Capacity
G5Jam+ allows up to 3 Terabytes of storage to be mounted inside the G5 and 2 Terabytes outside the G5, for a total of 5 Terabytes.
Supports OS X Soft RAID
We have measured performance in excess of 500MB/s. Drives may also be configured individually or in groups of RAIDs.
Supports HD Editing
Will support 1080i 10bit under Final Cut Pro.
Includes SATA Adapter Card
May be installed in any open PCI slot within the G5. Supports up to four additional internal and four external SATA drives.
Uses Minimal Internal Space
G5Jam+ occupies space which normally supports full length PCI cards in slots 1, 2 and 3. Therefore, PCI Slots 1, 2 and 3 are restricted to short length cards. Slot 4 may be a full length card.
Supports OS X soft RAID
Up to 500+ MB/s when soft RAIDed under OS X
Runs off G5's supply (must be robust enough to power all added internal drives)