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G-Technology G-SPEED eS PRO 16TB (4 x 4TB) 4-Bay Mini-SAS Array

G-Technology 16TB G-Speed eS Pro 4-Bay RAID Array Kit w/ PCIe RAID Adapter

G-Technology 16TB G-Speed eS Pro 4-Bay RAID Array Kit w/ PCIe RAID Adapter

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G-Technology 16TB G-Speed eS Pro 4-Bay RAID Array Kit w/ PCIe RAID Adapter

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G-Technology G-SPEED eS PRO 16TB (4 x 4TB) 4-Bay Mini-SAS Array ATTO Technology ExpressSAS R680 8-External Port 6Gb/s SAS/SATA RAID Adapter G-Technology 16TB G-Speed eS Pro 4-Bay RAID Array Kit w/ PCIe RAID Adapter

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Product Highlights

  • Designed for Pro Video Content Creators
  • Mini-SAS Interface at 12Gbps
  • RAID: 0, 1, 4, 5, 6, 10, 40, 50, 60
  • RAID: JBOD, DVRAID
  • 8 x External RAID Adapter Ports
  • 4 x 4TB SATA Enterprise Class HDDs
  • ATTO SAS PCIe x8 RAID Adapter
  • Windows / Mac Compatible
  • Compact Build, Aluminum Enclosure
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  • 1Description

A B&H Kit, the 16TB G-SPEED eS PRO 4-Bay RAID Array Kit w/ a PCIe RAID Adapter is a cost-effective, high-speed, high-storage solution for high-end video post-production. A bit faster than the G-SPEED eS, this compact and whisper-quiet G-SPEED eS Pro sports a blazing 12Gbit mini-SAS interface that is great for transmitting the huge amounts of data demanded by video files. The G-SPEED Hard Drive Array includes four 4TB drives. One terabyte of memory holds up to 84 hours of HDV 1080i, 17 hours of DVCPRO HD 1080/60i, 13 Hours of 8 bit SD, 10 hours of ProRes 422HQ, 10 hours of 10 bit SD, and 2.25 hours of HD 1080/60i.

Included with the enclosure is ATTO Technology's ExpressSAS R680 Low-Profile SAS RAID PCI Express Adapter, an essential component for getting the most from your G-SPEED eS PRO. With it, you will have a wide variety of RAID options. The controller allows you to configure your G-SPEED eS Pro as a RAID 0, 1, 3, 5, 6, 10, 40, 50, 60 and DVRAID, an advanced RAID level for digital video environments. As such, you have wide flexibility in choosing the right configuration for your work, whether you need more storage, extra reliability, simultaneous access to video files, or some ratio between the three.

With the controller, you can set up your RAID configurations and monitor your system via an easy-to-use, web-based graphic user interface. Accessed via any Internet browser on your computer, this simple GUI can easily keep track of your RAID's performance.

Along with this safety mechanism, the G-SPEED eS PRO features locks for each drive, a sturdy aluminum casing, and two internal fans for preventing the hard drives from overheating. In addition, the G-SPEED itself will sound audible alarms in case a disk fails, the internal temperature nears 140°F, a fan stops, a fan spins too slowly to cool the system, or when the enclosure is improperly disconnected from the G-Tech RAID controller.

  • G-Technology G-SPEED eS PRO 16TB (4 x 4TB) 4-Bay Mini-SAS Array

    Designed with an industrial compact all-aluminum enclosure, the G-SPEED eS PRO 16TB (4 x 4TB) 4-Bay Mini-SAS Array from G-Technology is a RAID array that has been specifically designed for professional content creation applications. When used with an ATTO R680 PCIe RAID controller, it is able to support multi-stream SD, ProRes 422, uncompressed HD, and 2K DPX workflows, including real-time playback of 10-bit uncompressed 1080/60i at over 400 MB/s. The G-SPEED es PRO is able to support RAID 0, 1, 5, and 6, each of which provides performance, redundancy, or a combination of both. For those who do not need a RAID, this array may also be configured as a JBOD. When configured as a RAID 5, two G-SPEED eS PRO units are able to support two simultaneous streams of uncompressed 10-bit HD or a single 2K DPX sequence at up to 1,200 MB/s. Nominally, this array is able to support transfer rates of up to 640 MB/s.

    The G-SPEED eS PRO is configured with 4 x 4TB 7200 rpm 3.5" SATA II 3 Gb/s Enterprise-class hard drives, each of which has a cache of up to 64MB. Each drive is also hot-swappable, meaning that it can be removed from the enclosure and replaced, all without needing to shut down your system, which connects to this array using a 12 Gb/s Mini-SAS interface.

    While the G-SPEED eS PRO comes pre-formatted as HFS+ for Mac OS 10.6 or higher, it is also compatible with 64-bit versions of Windows 8, 7, Vista, and XP via a reformat. In addition to the ATTO R680, it is also compatible with the HighPoint RocketRAID 4522 RAID Controller. Included are four removable disk modules, a universal AC power supply, and a 6.6' / 2.0m Mini-SAS cable. It is protected by a limited 3-year warranty.

    Designed for professional content creation applications
    Two 24TB G-SPEED eS PRO units reach over 1,200 MB/sec
    Supports multi-stream SD, ProRes 422, uncompressed HD, and 2K DPX workflows when used with an ATTO ExpressSAS R680 PCIe Mini-SAS RAID controller
    4 x 4TB hot-swappable Enterprise-class 7200 rpm, 3.5" SATA II 3 Gb/s drives, each with up to a 64MB cache
    Industrial design, compact all-aluminum enclosure
    Mac OS and Windows compatible
    UPC: 705487190496
  • ATTO Technology ExpressSAS R680 8-External Port 6Gb/s SAS/SATA RAID Adapter

    The ATTO Technology ExpressSAS R680 8-External Port 6Gb/s SAS/SATA RAID Adapter adds high-performance RAID protection to direct attached SAS and SATA JBOD storage. Delivering significant advancements in performance and flexibility with enterprise-class features, ExpressSAS R680 provides an affordable and reliable transition from 3 to 6Gb/s SAS/SATA storage infrastructures in general IT, media and entertainment environments.

    The ExpressSAS R680 provides 6Gb/s SAS/SATA connectivity to Direct Attached Storage via 8 external ports. With transfer rates of upto 1200MB/s per port, the ExpressSAS R680 is well suited for high-bandwidth workflows, such as digital content creation, streaming video and audio, transactional databases, and email and web servers.

    The ExpressSAS R680 combines advanced engineering and innovative features to ensure smooth data transfers and consistent performance. Leveraging ATTO's market-tested RAID stack and exclusive latency management features, the ExpressSAS R680 helps customers create, share and protect data and digital assets more effectively.

    Advanced Data Streaming Technology

    Latency Management for High Consistent Performance
    ATTO's exclusive Advanced Data Streaming (ADS) is a proprietary technology that is built into all the product, designed to manage latency in high-bandwidth work environments. ADS provides controlled acceleration of data transfers by utilizing a combination of features to move large amounts of data faster and more efficiently, maintaining the highest consistent performance.

    From high I/O transactional applications to large bandwidth real time streaming, ADS reduces project interruptions by maximizing the number of transactions that can be processed by the CPU, resulting in better overall system performance.

    CacheAssure Technology

    Maintenance-Free Cache Memory Data Protection
    CacheAssure uses supercap technology instead of a battery to protect your cached data. Save time and money by eliminating the need to install, monitor, maintain, dispose, and replace batteries, plus with CacheAssure, taking down the system for battery replacement is no longer a requirement.

    Typical battery backup units last about 1 or 2 years and only provide up to 72 hours of data protection. With the combination of NAND flash and supercaps, ATTO's CacheAssure Technology provides full protection within minutes of installation. Contents in cache memory get saved immediately in the event of a system failure or power loss and can remain protected for up to 10 years

    ATTO's RAID products with CacheAssure Technology deliver a long-lasting and reliable cached data protection solution all without the worries associated with battery-based technology.

    DriveAssure Technology

    Drive Management Technology
    Drive assessment and latency management technology is built into ATTO RAID adapters and storage controllers. DriveAssure™ provides bounded latency through proprietary algorithms and user controls to prevent premature drive failures and slow downs, ensuring uninterrupted access to data. Through periodic drive scans, DriveAssure searches for bad sectors or slow spots and repairs them without failing the drive, preventing the loss of critical assets.
    Guaranteed Latency
    A slow drive in a storage array can lead to delays which increase real or perceived response time beyond what is desired. These delays can lead to unwanted behavior such as dropped video frames. DriveAssure compensates for situations when a drive in a RAID Group does not respond within a specified period of time to keep data moving smoothly within a guaranteed latency response time.
    Data Recovery Mode
    If all attempts at preventing a RAID Group from going offline have failed, Data Recovery Mode attempts to access data in an offline RAID Group. There are several methods available to access drives including forcing a rebuild to continue so data can be copied to a new RAID Group. Enlist a good data management plan which includes ATTO RAID products to ensure your data is safe.
    RAID Levels Supported
    ExpressSAS R680 supports RAID Levels 0, 1, 4, 5, 6, 10, 40, 50, 60 and DVRAID, an advanced RAID level for digital video environments* 1
    Long-Standing RAID Experience
    ExpressSAS R680 features the time-proven ATTO RAID Stack, DVRAID and CacheAssure, proprietary technology developed to provide the most robust RAID based connectivity solution in the industry.
    Flexible Connectivity Solutions
    The ExpressSAS R680 is ideal for a wide variety of IT and digital media environments requiring high-performance and parity RAID protected data. ExpressSAS R680 offers driver support for Windows, Linux and Mac OS X, providing a single connectivity solution for customers with heterogeneous operating system environments.
    Performance Engineered
    The ExpressSAS R680 allows users to instantly protect their critical data while enhancing performance. ExpressSAS R680 is designed to maintain full performance in degraded mode and to minimize downtime with 50% faster rebuilds, limiting exposure to a second drive failure.
    Advanced Management Tools
    The ExpressSAS R680 Adapter's easy-to-use configuration tool features an intuitive GUI that simplifies RAID group configuration, management and monitoring. It also offers the most advanced performance tuning capabilities and troubleshooting utilities, providing users with sophisticated diagnostics and the flexibility to control settings for specific applications.
    UPC: 603175007241
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  • G-Technology G-SPEED eS PRO 16TB (4 x 4TB) 4-Bay Mini-SAS Array
    Capacity 16 TB
    Interface 1 x 12 Gb/s Mini-SAS
    Data Transfer Rate Up to 640 MB/s
    Disk Drives 4 x 4 TB 7200 rpm 3.5" SATA II 3 Gb/s Enterprise-class hot-swappable drives, each with a cache up to 64 MB
    Recommended RAID Controller ATTO ExpressSAS R680 PCIe x8 Mini-SAS RAID controller
    HighPoint RocketRAID 4522 RAID controller
    System Requirements Mac OS 10.6 or later (formatted as HFS+)
    Windows 8, 7, Vista, and XP (64-bit, via reformat)
    Dimensions (L x W x H) 9.00 x 4.75 x 6.75" / 22.86 x 12.07 x 17.15 cm
    Weight Not specified by manufacturer
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 16.3 x 9.7 x 9.2"
  • ATTO Technology ExpressSAS R680 8-External Port 6Gb/s SAS/SATA RAID Adapter
    Ports 8 External
    Bus Specifications x8 PCI express 2.0 host interface
    Form Factor Low profile
    Connectors 2 mini SAS (x4) SFF 8088 External
    User Benefits High performance host-based RAID for direct attached storage
    Four port configurations for flexible connectivity
    Full performance in degraded or rebuild mode
    Flash-based cache protection protects against lost data during power or system failure
    More options for retrieving data from a failed drive with data recovery mode
    50% faster rebuilds
    Efficient scalability with host-level RAID
    Maintain high priority workflows with tunable rebuilds
    RAID group partitioning for better management
    Management Tools User-friendly GUI for quick and easy RAID setup
    Command line interface for advanced functionality
    ATTO config tool: BIOS-based RAID management and configuration utility
    Connectivity External: x4 mini SAS connectors
    Low profile form factor; Full-height bracket included
    Operating System Support Windows Server 2003, 2008
    Windows XP, Vista, 7
    SUSE Linux
    RedHat Linux
    Mac OS X (10.4.x - 10.6.x)
    Agency Approvals and Compliance FCC part 15, subpart B, Class B
    EN55024: 1998 + A1: 2001 + A2: 2003
    EN55022: 2006, Class B
    EN60950-1: 2001
    RoHS-6 compliant
    RAID Features and Functionality SAS 2.0, SAS, SATA and SATA II support
    RAID Levels 0, 1, 4, 5, 6, 10, 40, 50, 60, JBOD, DVRAID
    ATTO RAID stack
    Command coalescing
    Staggered drive spin-up
    RAID level migration
    Hot swap with auto rebuild
    Online performance metrics and event logs
    Native command queuing
    512MB ECC protected cache memory
    SES, SNMP and S.M.A.R.T. support
    Pass-through support for tape and tape devices
    Configurable stripe size
    Online capacity expansion
    Global and dedicated hot spares
    Automatic and tunable online rebuilds
    N-way mirroring
    Operating Temperature 32 - 104° F (0 - 40° C)
    Storage Temperature -40 - 157° F (-40 - 70° C)
    Operating Humidity 10 - 90% non-condensing
    Storage Humidity 5 - 95% non-condensing
    Operating Voltage 9.6W (typical)
    Air Flow 150 lf/m (min) recommended
    Dimensions (LxH) 6.60 x 2.71" (16.76 X 6.88 cm)
    Weight Not specified by the manufacturer
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 9.7 x 7.2 x 1.9"

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