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Sonnet Technologies introduces Fusion R400P
Sonnet Technologies introduced the Fusion R400P four-drive RAID SATA rackmount storage system, which is designed to provide flexible, high-performance storage in studio, control room and mobile installations. Available in configurations from 0TB to 6TB, Fusion R400P features a fast eSATA interface with an integrated port multiplier for single cable to host connectivity, and high-performance, low-noise fans that make it suitable for use in noise-sensitive environments.
Based on Sonnet's Fusion R400Q quad interface storage system, the Fusion R400P sets up quickly and supports simple software-configured storage according to the user's needs — RAID 0 storage for speed (up to 220MB/s with four drives), RAID 1 for redundancy, and JBOD for audio editing and archiving. The unit's eSATA interface offers an improvement in data transfer speeds when compared with FireWire 800, FireWire 400 or USB connections.
When used along with a high-performance SATA controller card, such as Sonnet's Tempo SATA E4P, Tempo SATA X4P or Tempo SATA Pro ExpressCard/34, the Fusion R400P can support multiple streams of ProRes HD video. Requiring only a single eSATA cable connection to the host controller via an integrated port multiplier, the 1U Fusion R400P SATA drive enclosure installs quickly and cleanly in most racks. The included Sonnet eSATA cable locks prevent accidental disconnection.