Proavio DS316F8-F64TD Dual-Active Storage Solutions for 4K

Proavio DS316F8-F64TD Dual-Active Storage Solutions for 4K

Proavio DS316F8-F64TD Dual-Active Storage Solutions for 4K

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Proavio DS316F8-F64TD Dual-Active Storage Solutions for 4K

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Product Highlights

  • 64 TB (16 x 4TB) Capacity
  • Supports 3.5", 7.2 K SAS, 6G Disks
  • Dual-Controller 16-Disk/4 RU Storage
  • 8 x SFP+, 8G FC Data I/O Ports
  • 8G FC Storage for Media/Visual Effects
  • 2 x 500 W Hot-Swap Power Modules
  • 2 x Hot-Swap Smart Fan Modules
  • Optimized for High Resolution Workflows
  • Active-Active Storage
  • Thunderbolt-Ready Solution
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  • 1Description
The DS316F8-F64TD Dual-Active Storage Solutions for 4K from Proavio is suitable for robust system reliability, redundancy, and enhanced performance for any post-production workflow. An active-active, dual 8G, 8-channel, fiber controller system design provides continuous availability of media files at data transfer rates over 2,700 MB/s in RAID 5 mode. A dual-port 6G SAS expansion bus offers growth capabilities by simply adding multiple 16-disk expansion modes. You can extend compatibility with industry-leading Thunderbolt-to-FC bridging technology and add simultaneous support for both fiber and Thunderbolt users.
High Performance 8G FC Storage for Media and Visual Effects Creation
The enclosure features an easy-to-use hardware design which allows you to spend more time being creative and less time optimizing computer technology to meet workflow demands. Empower your workstation with the speed and reliability needed for high-resolution post production and VFX workflows. Achieve smooth, real-time playback of complex visual effects compositions, preview projects at full native resolution and gain higher track counts in the edit process with fail-safe RAID protection of your digital assets.
Optimized for High Resolution Workflows
With a sustained throughput of over 2,000 MB/s (RAID 5), the solution unlocks workstation's creative potential by giving facilities the option to take on a wider range of projects, formats, and possibilities. From HD to 4K, it is an optimal storage solution for high resolution media formats such as DPX, RED R3D, ARRIRAW, Arri Alexa, uncompressed HD, DSLR RAW, and more. You can create, grade, and render, knowing your system is ready to meet the demands of your next big project.
Active-Active Storage for Creative Business
The dual-active storage solution incorporates next generation RAID technology with powerful active-active storage controllers that deliver enhanced performance and reliability.
Thunderbolt-Ready Solution
The enclosure offers compatibility with Thunderbolt equipped systems. You can take advantage of Proavio FC SAN storage solutions without compromising reliability or performance. You can also add simultaneous access to existing FC users and Thunderbolt users with one single, cost-effective solution.
Key Features
Dual active, 8G FC storage array with expansion (up to 192TB)
Leverage 3.5" SATA or SAS drives
RAID storage platform optimized for video
Professional, redundant, hot-swap PSU modules and cooling
Up to 2,700 MB/s sustained throughput for professional workflows
Reliable, fail-safe solution for post production
In the Box
Proavio DS316F8-F64TD Dual-Active Storage Solutions for 4K
  • Limited 3-Year Warranty with 1-Year Advanced Replacement
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description
    Form Factor Dual controller 16-disk, 4 RU storage/SAN array
    Memory 8 GB
    I/O Ports 8 x SFP+, 8 G FC
    Read / Write Speeds Read: 2,864 MB/s
    Write: 2,783 MB/s
    Disk Support 3.5", 7.2 K SAS, 6 G
    Expansion 6 Gb/s SAS expansion bus (SFF8088) bus
    Up to 256 TB*, 64 x disks maximum**

    *Formatted capacity will depend on file system and RAID settings.
    **Based on single DS316F8 storage system and three expansion arrays

    Capacity 64 TB (16 x 4 TB)
    Maximum Raw Capacity: Up to 192 TB
    OS Support Host: Mac OS
    Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2012, Windows 7
    Linux, VMware, ESX
    Hot-Swap Power Modules 2 x 500 W, 80+, hot-swap power modules
    Power Requirements 90 to 264 VAC, 46 to 63 Hz
    9 to 4.5 A, 47 to 63 Hz (each module)
    System Cooling 2 x Hot-swap smart fan modules
    100 to 240 VAC, 46 to 63 Hz
    12 to 6 A, 47 to 63 Hz (each module)
    Compliance RoHS, CE, TUV, FCC
    Compatibility SAN: FibreJet, MetaSAN, SANmp, Stornext, and Xsan
    Operating Temperature 50 to 104°F (10 to 40°C)
    Relative Humidity 10 to 85% (non-condensing)
    Certifications VMware VSphere 5
    Dimensions (L x W x H) 23.2 x 19.0 x 19.0" (589.8 x 482.6 x 481.8 mm)
    Weight 78.0 lb (35.5 kg)

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