If you’re working in HD or other applications that quickly generate large files, you need fast and reliable storage with easy expandability and proven file protection. If you’re using one of today’s ultra-light notebooks, mini, or all-in-one desktop computers, your access to these features has been hard to come by. These computers may pack a lot of processing power, but they lack the ability to connect an equally powerful, complete pro storage solution (much less the capability to install a high-performance RAID controller card). Sonnet is proud to offer a solution that addresses both shortcomings—the Fusion DX800RAID Thunderbolt Edition.
We’ve combined the acclaimed Fusion DX800RAID storage system with our Echo Express SE 6Gb/s SAS/SATA RAID Controller to create the first complete 8-drive Thunderbolt storage solution. This powerful combo delivers HD optimized performance and proven data safety to users of iMac®, Mac® mini, MacBook® Air and MacBook Pro computers with Thunderbolt ports. The RAID controller features dual Thunderbolt ports that support daisy chain connection of other Thunderbolt peripherals, including pro audio and pro video devices.
Available in configurations up to 24TB, the 8-drive Fusion DX800RAID Thunderbolt Edition is a no-compromises solution providing up to many times the formatted capacity of typical desktop Thunderbolt storage system, and offers easy expandability beyond its initial capacity. The hard drives come formatted as a RAID 5 set, but you can choose RAID 4, 5, 6, 0, and JBOD formatting to suit your needs. Use of Enterprise/RAID hard drives increase the system’s reliability and reduce the likelihood of a drive failure, and included tools can, in many emergencies, help recover files that would be lost on other systems.
Beyond Thunderbolt connectivity (a Thunderbolt cable is included, too), you can connect the DX800RAID drive enclosure to a Mac Pro with a Sonnet or ATTO 6Gb SAS/SATA RAID controller (sold separately) installed to work with stored files, a feat other Thunderbolt storage systems aren’t capable of accomplishing. To top it off, Sonnet backs this Thunderbolt storage solution with its 5-year pro warranty.
- Pro Thunderbolt Storage—Connect the acclaimed Fusion DX800RAID storage system to your computer via high-speed Thunderbolt
- Dual Thunderbolt Ports—Daisy chain up to six devices to a single port on the host computer
- Large Storage/Expandable—8TB, 16TB, 24TB, or 32TB capacity(1) to start; supports up to 15 additional Fusion DX800RAID Expansion systems
- High Performance—With its eight drives configured as RAID 5 group, delivers up to 725 MB/sec read, 640 MB/sec write data transfers
- Enterprise/RAID Drives Included—More reliable than the “desktop” drives used in other Thunderbolt storage systems, included drives are designed for use in RAID groups
- Enhanced Data Security—Monitors drive performance and can automatically map out bad sectors to prevent drive failures, and provides data recovery tools in case a RAID group can’t be rebuilt and is taken offline
- Pro RAID Support/File Protection—Supports RAID levels 4, 5 and 6 formatting with ATTO Technologies’ exclusive DriveAssure™ Technology to protect data in case of a drive failure (two drives with RAID 6) while maintaining great performance
- Monitored Operation—SES (SCSI Enclosure Services) and S.M.A.R.T. data reporting provide realtime monitoring of the enclosure and drives
- Status at a Glance—Drive Activity, Drive Presence, Power, SES, and Link LED indicators provide instant status reporting
- Complete System—Storage system includes enclosure with 6Gb/s SAS/SATA RAID controller, drive modules, cables, software, and user’s guides