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Sonnet Technologies announces availability of Fusion DX800RAID
Sonnet Technologies has begun shipping the Fusion DX800RAID, an eight-drive RAID SATA storage system with a built-in SAS (Serial Attached SCSI) expander that enables connection of up to 16 eight-drive enclosures to a single Sonnet RAID controller.
This newest addition to the Fusion line provides the speed required for working with uncompressed 10-bit 1080 HD video and the data security and monitoring needed in a large RAID system. The DX800RAID system supports RAID 5 and RAID 6, enabling safe recovery from single- and double-drive failures, respectively.
The Fusion DX800RAID is designed to provide reliable, flexible, high-performance, direct-attached storage for office and studio use. With its eight drives formatted as a RAID 5 group (data protection for a single-drive failure), a Fusion DX800RAID yields read and write file transfer speeds of up to 680MB/s and 640MB/s, respectively.
Expanded to 16 drives, RAID 6 formatting gives the new Sonnet system fail-safe protection in the event of two concurrent drive failures.
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