Sonnet's Fusion RAID systems have been providing fast, dependable, local storage for individual users for years. Until now, accessing the files at high speed on another computer meant moving the system to the other computer. We want you to share. Sonnet is proud to introduce the Fusion RX1600Fibre 16-drive RAID Fibre Channel storage system for multiple users. This is no ordinary general purpose shared storage system-this 16TB or 32TB, 3U rackmount system is designed to be the stellar performer for video editing workgroups. Fusion RX1600Fibre features a high-performance internal RAID controller with a high speed, 4-port 8Gb Fibre Channel interface that enables multiple users to connect and access data at the same time. This system can deliver 30 streams of ProRes 422 HQ, and also maintains aggregate stream capacity for multiple simultaneous clients-an area where general purpose Fibre storage falls behind.
While ideal for small workgroups, the Fusion RX1600Fibre storage system is equally suited for use in larger storage area networks (SANs) with a switch and many video editing users. Because it employs a 4-port 8Gb Fibre Channel host interface rather than a common 2-port 4Gb interface, the Fusion RX1600Fibre offers more speed and flexibility than general purpose shared storage systems. For example, you can connect two of the Sonnet system's ports to a Fibre Channel switch to yield improved performance and redundancy for the general storage pool, while the remaining ports can be connected to two more workstations requiring the highest bandwidth. The high-speed 8Gb interface also delivers higher aggregate bandwidth, providing more users with up to one hundred percent more streams than general purpose shared storage systems.
Fusion RX1600Fibre systems support RAID 4, 5, 6, and 10 drive formatting for balanced performance and file protection; RAID 1 for ultimate redundancy; and RAID 0 for pure, unadulterated speed; JBOD support is available, too. Fusion RX1600Fibre systems even support dedicated and global hot spares - you can set up your RAID groups so that one or more designated hot spare drives wait unused in the background to automatically replace a failed drive without you having to lift a finger. All this flexibility is accomplished without switches - the simple to use Web GUI enables you to optimize your setup for specific workflow requirements.
The reliability of the Fusion RX1600Fibre is further enhanced through SES (SCSI Enclosure Services) 2.0 compliance and enhanced S. M. A. R. T (Self-Monitoring Analysis and Reporting Technology) data reporting for each hard drive installed in the system. Built into the Fusion RX1600Fibre enclosure, SES functionality provides enhanced real-time monitoring and reporting of drive, power supply, and temperature status, with real time results displayed in the RX1600Fibre's onscreen interface and the illumination of LEDs on the enclosure - warning alarms sound in case of a power supply or fan issue, too. You can also configure the system to automatically send email notifications to multiple addresses to notify you (and others) of an impending drive failure or other issue, enabling you to minimize downtime as a result.
Perfect for small workgroups
4-port 8Gb Fibre Channel (FC) interface supports up to four users without the need for an FC switch, reducing cost, cabling, and complexity, while providing direct, high-speed access to stored assets.
Easily integrated into larger SANS; drops into an Xserve RAID domain, supports Final Cut Pro Server environments, and also provides for AVID volume locking.
High performance for multiple users
Delivers aggregate bandwidth up to 1,000 MB/sec. read, and up to 100% more streams to multiple simultaneous users than general purpose shared storage systems.
Full read performance during rebuilds
Tunable rebuild priority enables you to continue working on your project with full read performance during a RAID group rebuild; doesn't degrade like general purpose shared storage systems.
Combines data paths from two or more FC ports to increase bandwidth and redundancy, and to provide load balancing for improved performance.
Supports RAID levels 4, 5, and 6 to protect data in case of a drive failure (two drives with RAID 6) while maintaining great performance.
SES (SCSI Enclosure Services) and S. M. A. R. T. data reporting provide realtime monitoring and reporting of the enclosure and drives' status.
Easy, economic expandability
Internal SAS expanders enable you to connect Fusion RX1600 Expansion enclosures without the need for an additional RAID controller.