At this week’s IBC show, Sonnet Technologies will introduce the Fusion D400QR5 desktop and R400QR5 rackmount SATA storage systems. Available in 2TB, 3TB, 4TB or 6TB configurations, the four-drive 400QR5 systems offer data transfers up to 224MB/s and 177MB/s 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.
The 400QR5 systems' displays provide operating status at a glance, while integrated controls enable users to select from multiple RAID modes and configure the SATA drives easily to meet their performance and data security needs for a variety of workflows. The D400QR5 and R400QR5 offer quiet operation with low-noise fans. They also provide flexibility in mixed environments, supporting Mac OS X, Windows Vista, Windows XP, and Linux operating systems.