Considering a multi-drive storage system? If so, you already know about the benefits of striping data across multiple drives - you'll gain the abilities to achieve faster performance and protect your files. Sonnet's Fusion R400S RAID rackmount SATA storage system delivers speed, reliability, and versatility in an easy to deploy package. The Fusion R400S RAID system offers enhanced data security, too - it features a high-performance internal RAID controller that manages the enclosed drives and supports RAID 5 drive formatting, which provides data protection in case one of the drives fails. This Sonnet storage system incorporates informative status LEDs, and simple to use controls that enable you to easily configure the drives.
Simple status display, S.M.A.R.T. too
Status LED indicators on the front panel enable you to determine drive presence, activity, fault, and rebuild status at a glance. When used with an eSATA host controller that supports it, the Fusion R400S RAID supports S.M.A.R.T. (Self-Monitoring Analysis and Reporting Technology) data reporting, enabling you to use your computer's drive formatting program to display drive health.
One cable, all the data
The Fusion R400S RAID enclosure requires just a single locking eSATA data cable (included) to connect the enclosure to a SATA host controller card. This efficient interface simplifies setup and cuts cable clutter while offering a significant improvement in data throughput speeds when compared with FireWire 800, FireWire 400 and USB 2.0 interfaces.
Quiet enough to sit beside you
To keep things cool, the 1U rackmount Fusion R400S RAID system enclosure, at just 1.75" tall, is simple to deploy in most server racks, but can also be used on a desktop. Use of three low noise fans make it suitable for use in noise-sensitive environments, too.
The Fusion R400S RAID storage system employs Sonnet-certified desktop drives that have been selected for their superior performance, error handling, and reliability characteristics, especially when used in RAID groups. These drives are subjected to hours of additional, stringent testing to check for soft errors, vibration, and other reliability predictors. Just the sturdiest drives pass these tests become the building blocks of a super-reliable Fusion storage system.
Whether you're editing multiple streams of ProRes HD video, mixing multiple channels of audio, maintaining databases, or running a Web site, you'll find this system ideal for use in a variety of tasks. The flexibility and interoperability that the Fusion R400S RAID storage system provides are a great match for the various operating systems, applications and output demands your workflow requires.