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Sonnet Technologies to introduce Fusion D400QR5 and R400QR5
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.