Sonnet DX800 RAID

Desktop, 8-drive SATA storage system with internal SAS expander, removable storage, 8-24 terabytes, with included PCIe RAID controller. Hardware-based JBOD, RAID 0, 1, 4, 5, 6, and 10 drive configurations supported.

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Sonnet DX800 RAID

If you’re working in HD, you need fast and reliable storage. If you’re doing a lot of work in HD, you also need easy expandability and improved file protection. Available in configurations up to 24TB, Sonnet’s Fusion DX800RAID storage systems deliver breakthrough performance and proven data safety to meet those needs with affordable, direct attached disk arrays for the desktop. Fusion DX800RAID storage systems are designed for work environments where high performance and fault tolerance are critical, and simple expandability a must. They are fast enough to easily handle uncompressed HD while protecting the data at the same time, yet flexible enough to be configured for any workflow.

Under real world use (drives 85% filled and fragmented) with its drives formatted as a RAID 5 group (eight drives striped with parity across all group members), a Fusion DX800RAID storage system is capable of single-stream 2K (2048 x 1556) LOG RGB capture and playback. It can achieve up to 870 MB/sec read, 850 MB/sec write (AJA Kona 1080HD test), fast enough to handle a single stream of uncompressed 10-bit 1080 4:4:4 HD, or multiple streams of ProRes 422, uncompressed 8-bit 1080 HD, DV, HDV, and DVCPRO video.

Raw data transfer rates are just one measure of a storage system’s abilities, but they don’t tell the whole story. How many video streams can be transferred at the same time without dropping frames is another measure critical in determining overall performance, and one that can greatly impact your workflow. Fusion DX800RAID storage systems achieve high stream counts because of their ability to consistently and efficiently sustain data throughput, a result of incorporating ATTO Technologies’ exclusive Advanced Data Streaming (ADS) Technology in the included Sonnet PCI Express (PCIe) RAID controller card. ADS provides controlled acceleration of data transfers, compensating for transfer speed peaks and drops to maintain a consistent data flow, allowing more streams without dropped frames for the bandwidth available.

Enhanced Data Security
With drives formatted as a RAID 4, 5, 6, or DVRAID protected group, Fusion DX800RAID storage systems provide data protection in the event of a drive failure (two drives when formatted as a RAID 6 group). You can configure your system to provide visual and audible alerts, including e-mail notification in the event of a drive failure. A drive can be swapped out and the RAID group rebuilt in hours, or you can tune the rebuild priority to deliver full read performance during the process to keep you working while the RAID group rebuilds in the background.
Status Supervisor
The reliability of the Fusion DX800RAID 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.
Excellent Expandability
8TB, 16TB, or 24TB to start - it's your choice. When you need to grow your storage capacity, wouldn't you like a system that's expandable without hassle? Fusion DX800RAID storage systems have you covered. When your job calls for access to more than 24TB of files at a time, 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.
Master Controller
The heart of a Fusion DX800RAID storage system is the Sonnet PCI Express RAID controller. This powerhouse is based on the latest-generation Intel IOP348 RAID processor running at 1.2 GHz, which can handle the throughput from all the drives with plenty of overhead. The Sonnet RAID controller is configured with 256MB of ECC-protected RAM, especially important to maintain data stream writes as the disk array nears capacity.
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.
RAID Flexibility
Fusion DX800RAID systems support RAID 0 for pure, unadulterated speed; RAID 1 for ultimate redundancy; and RAID 4 (DVRAID), 5, 6, and 10 for balanced, performance and protection; JBOD support is available, too. Fusion DX800RAID systems even support hot spares - a designated hot spare drive waits unused in the background to automatically replace a failed drive without you having to lift a finger. All this flexibility is accomplished without switches - a simple to use configuration utility enables you to optimize your setup for specific workflow requirements.
Versatile Performance
These systems are ideal for use in mixed environments - various operating systems, editing applications and output demands requiring the flexibility and interoperability that Fusion DX800RAID storage systems provide. Fusion DX800RAID systems support Mac OS X, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, and Linux. They are compatible with capture cards from AJA, Blackmagic Design, Matrox, and Bluefish444, and work with all mainstream video editing applications including Apple Final Cut Pro, and Adobe Premiere Pro.

RoHS CompliantYes
Data Transfer SpeedUp to 870 MB/s read, 880 MB/sec write, depending on configuration
Supported Drive ConfigurationsHardware-based JBOD; RAID 0, 1, 4, 5, 6, and 10
Supported Video Formats2K (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
Sonnet PCIe RAID Controller Card - Bus InterfacePCI Express x8
External ConnectorsTwo mini-SAS
RAID ProcessorIntel IOP348
FirmwareFlash-ROM upgradeable to latest firmware version
DX800RAID Drive Enclosure - External ConnectorsTwo mini-SAS
Drives Supported3 & 1.5 Gb per second Serial ATA; up to 7,200 RPM
Power Supply300W, 100-240V, 50/60Hz Universal
Noise Fusion DX800RAID: 42 dBA
(Ambient Office: 40-50 dBA)
Operating Temperature5º C to +40º C
OS CompatibilityMac OS X Version 10.4.8+
Windows 7, Vista, Server 2008, Server 2003, and XP Pro
Linux (RedHat ES 3, 4; Suse RedHat ES 3, 4; Suse Linux 9, 9.1, 9.2, 9.3, 10, 10.1 and the following architectures: i386; x86_64 (AMD64, Intel EM64T)
Hardware CompatibilityMac, Windows, or Linux computer with available x8 (or x4) PCI Express (PCIe) slot
Dimensions (WxDxH)18.7 cm x 40.1 cm x 28.6 cm
Weight12.7 kg

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