Research and science applications remain both an emerging market and an opportunity for Apple. The recent release of the XRAID from Active Storage caught the attention of David Gohara, Director of Research Computing for the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. David blogs at MacResearch, a site for the scientists using Mac OS X and related hardware in their research. We noted in his post about the new XRAID that the research community has been less than impressed with the Promise RAID solution, and we think he is correct that the market will be pleased with the the Active Storage XRAID. The XRAID is the only solution designed from the ground up as an Apple-native solution by the same people who used to develop storage solutions at Apple.