Sonnet Fusion DX800RAID Expansion (16TB)


8TB Fusion DX800RAID Expansion Desktop 8-drive SATA Storage System with Internal SAS Expander

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Product Description

Easy Storage Expandability

When you need to grow your Fusion DX800RAID’s storage capacity, Sonnet offers an economical upgrade path that is simple to deploy—Fusion DX800RAID Expansion storage systems. Each DX800RAID storage system features an internal SAS (Serial Attached SCSI) expander that enables you to connect additional DX800RAID enclosures in a daisy chain, no additional RAID controller card needed. This simplifies installation and significantly reduces your cost to expand capacity. As a matter of fact, incorporating more storage capacity is nearly as simple as placing additional DX800RAID Expansion storage systems near your computer and connecting a few cables.

Fusion DX800RAID Expansion Configurations

Easy, Economical Expandability—Fusion DX800RAID’s internal SAS expander enables you to connect up to 16 Fusion DX800RAID Expansion enclosures to a single Sonnet RAID controller card in a daisy chain, simplifying installation and significantly reducing the cost for expandable storage.

Driving Force

Fusion storage systems employ Enterprise/RAID Edition hard drives or select, Sonnet certified drives that have been selected for their superior performance, error handling, and reliability characteristics, especially when used in RAID groups. These drives are subjected to hours of additional, stringent testing to check for soft errors, vibration, and other reliability predictors. Just the sturdiest drives pass these tests and are prepared with special RAID-optimized firmware to become the building blocks of a super-reliable Fusion storage system.

Key Features

Easy Storage Expansion—Add 8TB, 16TB, 24TB, or 32TB additional capacity(1) to your existing Fusion DX800RAID storage system

Economical—No need to purchase additional RAID controller to add capacity, connects directly to your existing Fusion DX800RAID storage system

Reliable—Includes eight 1TB, 2TB, or 3TB Enterprise/RAID Edition or select, Sonnet certified drives hard drives with proven reliability, and supports SES and S.M.A.R.T data reporting



Fusion DX800RAID storage systems integrate an ultra-quiet Vantec Stealth™ fan. This fan is 80% quieter than a standard case fan, making this system well suited for use in noise-sensitive environments.

Secure Connection
Fusion DX800RAID enclosures link to the Sonnet RAID controller with robust mini-SAS to mini-SAS connector cables that lock securely at both ends.

Status Supervisor

Hard Drive Monitoring IconThe reliability of the Fusion DX800RAID Expansion system is further enhanced through SES (SCSI Enclosure Services) 2.0 compliance, a feature more commonly found on enterprise storage systems, and enhanced S.M.A.R.T (Self-Monitoring Analysis and Reporting Technology) data reporting for each hard drive installed in the system. Built into the Fusion DX800RAID enclosure, SES functionality provides enhanced real-time monitoring and reporting of drive, power supply, and temperature status, with real time results displayed in utility application screens and the illumination of conveniently placed LEDs on the enclosure. S.M.A.R.T. data criteria can be used to notify you of an impending drive failure and enable you to minimize downtime as a result.

Part No.  
FUS-DX8S-0TB Fusion DX800RAID Expansion (0TB)
FUS-DX8S-8TB Fusion DX800RAID Expansion (8TB)
FUS-DX8S-16TB Fusion DX800RAID Expansion (16TB)
FUS-DX8S-24TB Fusion DX800RAID Expansion (24TB)
FUS-DX8S-32TB Fusion DX800RAID Expansion (32TB)
Warranty 5-year
External Connectors Two mini-SAS
Drives Supported

Up-to-date compatible hard drives listed on our Certified Hard Drive Compatibility Chart

Data Transfer Speed Up to 1100 MB/s read and 1000 MB/s write, depending on configuration
Supported Drive Configurations Hardware-based JBOD; RAID 0, 1, 4, 5, 6, and 10
Supported Video Formats 2K (2048 x 1556) LOG RGB, 10-bit 1080 4:4:4 HD, uncompressed 8-bit 1080i HD, ProRes 422, DV, HDV, DVCPRO, and uncompressed SD
Power Supplies 300W, 100-240V, 50/60Hz universal
Operationg Temperature +41º F to +104º F (5º C to +40º C)
Dimensions (WxDxH) 7.4 x 15.8 x 11.2 in (18.7 x 40.1 x 28.6 cm)
Weight (with drives) 28.1 lbs (12.7 kg)

42 dBA

(Ambient Office: 40-50 dBA)

Package Contents
  • Desktop disk enclosure
  • Eight 3.5″ drive modules
  • One Power cord
  • User’s guide





Hardware Compatibility

Fusion DX800RAID storage systems

Technical Notes

  1. Although hard drive manufacturers and Mac OS X 10.6 define 1 gigabyte as 1,000,000,000 byte, many other computer operating systems calculate a gigabyte by dividing the bytes by 1,073,741,824 (). This distinction may be a cause of confusion, as a hard disk with a manufacturer rating of 1000GB may have its capacity reported by the operating system as 915GB.


Specifications subject to change without notice.

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Fusion DX800RAID Accessories Part No. Description
Fusion RAID Drive Module Fusion 500GB RAID Drive Module FUS-RM6-0500GB Spare drive module for Fusion DX800RAID
Fusion 1TB RAID Drive Module FUS-RM6-1000GB Spare drive module for Fusion DX800RAID
Fusion 1.5TB RAID Drive Module FUS-RM6-1500GB Spare drive module for Fusion DX800RAID
Fusion 2TB RAID Drive Module FUS-RM6-2000GB Spare drive module for Fusion DX800RAID
Fusion 3TB RAID Drive Module FUS-RM6-3000GB Spare drive module for Fusion DX800RAID
Find drive modules for earlier Fusion DX800RAID systems (part numbers beginning with FUS-DX8M) here.
LC/LC Fibre Optic Cable Multilane SAS Cable, 2 meter TCB-SAS-2M  
Multilane SAS Cable, 4 meter TCB-SAS-4M  
Multilane SAS Cable, 6 meter TCB-SAS-6M  
LC/LC Fibre Optic Cable Fusion DX800RAID Quiet Fan FUS-XFAN-DX8 Spare fan for Fusion DX800RAID
LC/LC Fibre Optic Cable Fusion DX800RAID Power Suppy FUS-XPS-DX8 Spare power supply for Fusion DX800RAID