The 64TB (16 x 4TB) PRO RX 16ex PCIe Gen2 x16 RAID Array from Dulce Systems is an enterprise class, 16-bay RAID storage array with three x16 and two x8 lane PCIe Gen2 bus expansion slots which are backwards compatible with PCIe Gen1. It comes pre-configured as a RAID 5 and is designed for use in performance-intensive professional environments. The Pro RX 16ex implements 80 Gb/s PCIe Gen2 Extender technology to provide fast, redundant storage with up to 64TB (16 x 4TB) in a 3U 19.0" / 48.3cm rackmount form factor.
The PCIe Gen2 Host Bus Extender (HBE) extends a computer's high-speed PCIe Gen2 signals to the PRO RX 16ex enclosure. The HBE runs cool and is capable of up to 16 lanes of PCIe Gen2 speed, enabling the RAID controller to run at full speed. The high-performance RAID controller supports RAID 0, 1, 3, 5, 6, 50, 60, and JBOD. It connects to 16 pre-loaded, hot swappable SATA / SAS / SSD 3 Gbps / 6 Gbps 7200 or 15000 rpm disk drives. The Pro RX 16ex measures over 2,260 MB/sec in RAID 0 mode and over 2,020 MB/s when configured as RAID 3 or 5.
The Pro RX 16ex is compatible with Windows, Mac and Linux. It will work with Apple Final Cut Studio, Adobe Premiere Pro, Avid Media Composer and other editor and creation applications. It supports multiple streams of video resolutions, such as HD 8 and 10-bit uncompressed, SD 8 and 10-bit, DVCPRO HD, ProRes HQ, ProRes, 2K RGB, 2K film, and 4K film. It has feature-rich enclosure monitoring and a RAID management console to monitor and configure the RAID with any web browser. Other features include e-mail event notification, host controlled power on/off, removable fans and optional hot swappable power supplies. The PRO RX 16ex is compatible with the PRO EX PCIe Expander. It is share ready using high-speed PRO Share Networking Array.
The 64TB (16 x 4TB) PRO RX 16ex PCIe Gen2 x16 RAID Array requires one available PCIe x16 slot within the system it is being used with. It operates using a 95-265 V power supply from 47-63 Hz (auto range). It includes a power cord and a 9.8' / 3.0m PCIe x16 cable.
- RAID Management GUI
- A RAID console is accessed via a web browser and helps provides quick and easy RAID management. The PRO RX 16ex comes pre-configured for Mac OS X in RAID 5 protection mode, so it might not be necessary to access the RAID Console initially. But, should you want to change the configuration or manage the disk drives, you are just a couple of clicks away from the RAID Console. Event notification with e-mail, Event Log Views, Controller and drive temperature monitoring are but a few of the full set professional grade manager
- Optional PCIe Gen2 x8 Expander Port
- The PRO RX 16ex helps make expansion easy and cost effective with its (optional) built-in PCIe Gen2 x8 expander port. Expanding is made simple, additional PRO RX 16ex (or any Dulce Systems PRO series g2) systems can be daisy chained and provide additional capacity or PCIe Gen2 expansion slots. All this can be done without sacrificing additional PCIe slots in your server or workstation
- Real-time Multiple Streams
HD 10-bit uncompressed: 2
HD 8-bit uncompressed: 3
SD 10-bit: 12
SD 8-bit: 16
DVCPRO HD: 18+
ProRes HQ: 16
2K RGB: 1
2K Film: 1
4K Film: 1