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The new RAID system from Sonnet is a high-performance, high-capacity direct-attached 16-drive SATA storage system with an internal SAS (Serial Attached SCSI) expander that provides data throughput speeds suitable for work with uncompressed HD video up to 2K resolution.

Available with 1TB Enterprise hard drive modules or 1.5TB Sonnet-certified desktop drive modules, this 3U rackmount system is designed for use in demanding editing and content creation environments, delivering high data throughput while providing file protection and redundancy with its RAID 5 and RAID 6 support.

 

  With 16 1TB drives formatted as a RAID 5 set, Fusion RX1600RAID delivers data transfer speeds up to 1,000 MB/sec read and 750 MB/sec write. Plus it provides users the flexibility of choosing from multiple RAID schemes.

RAID 5 and RAID 6 support offer balanced performance and protection, and enable safe recovery from single- and double-drive failures, respectively.

The drive modules themselves are hot-swappable, as are the system's fans and dual redundant 350W power supplies, to enable quick component replacement with minimal down time. An integrated SAS expander enables fast, easy expansion of the Sonnet system, allowing the user to connect additional 16-drive enclosures without an additional RAID controller card.

 
The D400QR5 and R400QR5 offer a choice of four interfaces for extra flexibility: eSATA for maximum throughput, FireWire® 800 for medium speed, and FireWire 400 and USB 2.0 for convenience.

These one-cable connections simplify setup and cut cable clutter without compromising performance. All four interface cables are included with the units. 

The product is preformatted for use with Mac OS-based computers and can be set up within a short period of time, saving Mac® users several hours in bringing storage online. The system is also SES 2.0 compliant, providing operators with enhanced real-time monitoring and reporting of drive, power supply, temperature, and fan status. Operators can use S.M.A.R.T. (Self-Monitoring Analysis and Reporting Technology) monitoring parameters in configuring the system to issue on-screen alerts, trigger fault LEDs, and provide audible warnings via the drive enclosure's built-in alarm and the computer's speaker. The system also can be set up to send e-mail alerts to designated addresses.

Also availble is the Fusion™ D400QR5 and R400QR5 RAID 5 Storage Systems With Quad Interface Sonnet's Fusion™ D400QR5 desktop and R400QR5 rackmount SATA storage systems deliver speed, reliability, and versatility in easy-to-deploy packages.

Available in 2, 3, 4, or 6TB configurations, the four-drive 400QR5 systems offer data transfers up to 224 MB/sec and 177 MB/sec write when connected via eSATA and with their drives configured as a RAID 5 set.


Both systems feature an integrated RAID controller that supports RAID 5 internally, delivering data protection in the event of a drive failure, and eliminating the need for a specialized RAID controller card.

The D400QR5 and R400QR5 offer a choice of four interfaces for extra flexibility: eSATA for maximum throughput, FireWire® 800 for medium speed, and FireWire 400 and USB 2.0 for convenience.


These one-cable connections simplify setup and cut cable clutter without compromising performance. All four interface cables are included with the units.