Sonnet FUSION F3 Quad Interface RAID,Rugged 6TB (FUS-F3-6TB)

The Sonnet Fusion F3 desktop, 2-drive SATA storage system, non-removable storage, 6 terabytes storage, quad interface: eSATA, FireWire 800, FireWire 400, USB 2.0. Integrated hardware RAID controller and integrated controls. Hardware-based JBOD, and RAID 0, 1 drive configurations supported.

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Sonnet FUSION F3 Quad Interface RAID,Rugged 6TB (FUS-F3-6TB)

£334.65 ex VAT (£401.58 inc VAT)
RRP £345.00 ex VAT (£414.00 inc VAT)

Part No. N/SON/SON-F3-6TB
Estimated Delivery 3 - 5 Days
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Sonnet FUSION F3 Quad Interface RAID, Rugged 6TB ( FUS-F3-6TB )

Where you'll use a storage system will often determine your selection. Whether sitting on a desk, mounted in a server or equipment rack, or placed on whatever surface you can find while working on location, Sonnet's Fusion F3 is a great choice for your high-speed storage needs. This 6TB, 2-drive hardware RAID storage system has the features demanded by audio and video professionals - high throughput performance, high capacity, rugged design, and quiet operation - plus the flexibility of a quad interface and the convenience of an integrated universal power supply. Fusion F3 encloses its high-performance 3.5-inch 7,200 RPM SATA drives in a stylish aluminium and steel case that fits equally well in recording studios, high-end A/V racks, and desktop or mobile video editing systems.

All the Right Connections
Connecting Fusion F3 to your computer is simple. This storage system features a quad interface that requires just a single data cable to connect the enclosure to an eSATA host controller card for the fastest data transfers possible - this efficient interface simplifies setup and cuts cable clutter without compromising performance.

Elegant, Informative and Subtle
Fusion F3’s attractive milled aluminium faceplate and metal controls lend it the appearance of an audiophile component. This handsome face sports multiple LED indicators, providing you instant drive configuration (RAID mode), drive activity, drive and fan fault, and power statuses at a glance, no application required.

Internal Hardware RAID
A built-in high performance RAID controller manages Fusion F3's drives and supports Fast (RAID 0), Safe (RAID 1), and, particularly important to the pro-audio community, JBOD (Just a Bunch of Disks) configurations, so you can choose the setup that best suits your needs. Whether you choose Fast for the best performance, Safe for a mirrored backup of your data, or JBOD to work with twice as many audio tracks, changing the drive configuration is nearly as simple as turning the knob on the front of the enclosure and pressing and holding the recessed format button, no application software is required.

Rack-Mountable and Desk-Stackable
Fusion F3 systems may be stacked on a flat surface, or, one or two systems may be installed side-by-side in a standard rack with the matching optional rackmount kit. The F3 is 1U high (1.75"), half-rack wide (8.5"), and only 14.25" deep (making it well suited for portable rack installations). Front mounted power and drive configuration switches, as well as the status indicators are perfect for rack accessibility. An integrated power supply ensures there's no external brick to dangle or come unplugged.

Maximum Performance
When set to Fast mode (RAID 0) and the system connected through an eSATA controller like Sonnet's Tempo SATA E4P, Tempo SATA X4P, or Tempo SATA Pro ExpressCard/34, Fusion F3 can sustain transfer rates of up to 200 MB/sec read and write, perfect for multichannel audio work and fast enough for multiple streams of compressed video editing.

Rugged and Reliable
Fusion F3's rugged aluminium and steel case is designed to withstand rough handling, but what's inside makes this storage system unique and well suited for use in environments such as moving vehicles and front of house equipment racks that cause lesser systems to fail. Mounted side-by-side, each of the F3’s drives is mounted on its own multi-axis shock/vibration isolation sled to virtually eliminate vibration-related problems such as missed seek operations, and cross-coupled vibration - a potential source of soft-error-induced skipped frames in video capture and playback.

Other Features Include:

  • • Fast: When set to Fast mode (RAID 0) and connected via eSATA, Fusion F3 can sustain transfer rates of up to 200 MB/sec.
  • • Flexible Connectivity: eSATA, FireWire 800, FireWire400, and USB 2.0 interfaces enable single cable connection to most computers.
  • • Integrated Hardware RAID Controller: Supports fast (RAID 0), safe (RAID 1), and JBOD (Just a Bunch of Disks) configurations(2); configuration is OS independent.
  • • Durable and Dependable: Rugged aluminium and steel outer case construction, and unique multi-point shock/vibration isolation sleds protect the drives and ensure reliable operation.
  • • Elegant Design: An attractive milled aluminium faceplate and metal controls lend the appearance of an audiophile component. Power, activity, and fault indicators automatically dim in darkened A/V installations.
  • • Desktop or Rackmount: Systems may be stacked on a flat surface, or mounted in a standard rack with the optional rackmount kit. Front mounted controls and indicator LEDs are perfect for rack accessibility.
Warranty2 year
External ConnectorsLocking eSATA, 2 x FireWire 800, USB 2.0
Data Transfer SpeedUp to 195 MB/s, depending on drives, interface, and configuration
Supported Drive ConfigurationsHardware-based RAID 0, 1, and JBOD
Supported Video FormatsUncompressed 10-bit NTSC HD, DV, HDV, DVCPRO, and uncompressed SD
Power SupplyUniversal 180W, 100–240V AC, 50–60Hz
Operating Temperature0º C to +35º C
CompatibilityPlatform independent - Works with Mac, or Windows computers
Dimensions (WxDxH)22.1 cm x 35.3 cm x 5.1 cm
Weight3.9 kg

2 Year Manufacturer's Warranty.