Sonnet Technologies Focuses on SATA Storage Solutions at NAB

At NAB, Sonnet will show its Fusion F2 portable 2-drive RAID SATA storage system, the newest addition to Sonnet’s flagship line of storage products. With 640 GB of storage in a small enclosure, the system’s two 320 GB/5400 rpm 2.5-inch drives are mounted side by side in a rugged aluminum enclosure measuring just 5.9-by-6.2-by-0.72 inches.

Internally, Fusion F2’s drives are individually shock-isolated, eliminating the cross-coupled vibration that can induce soft errors and skipped frames. The side-by-side drive placement increases the metal case’s cooling surface area, eliminating the need for a fan.

Sonnet’s Fusion F2 features two eSATA data connections, draws its power from a FireWire 400 port, and is designed for use with the Sonnet Tempo SATA ExpressCard/34 host adapter for MacBook Pro and PC notebooks. Fusion F2 delivers sustained data transfer rates up to 126 MBps read and write (nearly twice as fast as a pair of FireWire 800 drives) and supports professional content capture in conjunction with an AJA Video Systems’ Io HD.

Fusion F2 supports Mac OS X, Windows Vista, Windows XP Professional, and Linux and is compatible with capture cards from AJA, Blackmagic Design, Matrox, and Bluefish444, and it works with all mainstream media editing applications including Apple Final Cut Pro and Adobe Premiere Pro CS3.

Sonnet Technologies will be in Booth SL13808.