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The ThunderStream SC 4808D Thunderbolt 2 to 6 Gb/s SAS/SATA RAID Desklink from ATTO Technology provides latency management and RAID protection for SAS/SATA devices which are accessible by Thunderbolt-enabled host systems. It features time-proven ATTO RAID technology and other proprietary technologies to provide the highest performing shared storage solution in its class. The ThunderStream SC 4808D 20 Gb/s (2 Port) Thunderbolt 2 to 6 Gb/s SAS/SATA (2 Port) RAID Desklink is a suitable solution for users looking to achieve the highest I/O and data throughput for advanced video and access to IT applications.
Thunderbolt technology is new, high-speed I/O technology designed for performance, simplicity and flexibility. It features:
Simultaneous bi-directional, 20 Gb/s transfer over a single cable
Dual-protocol support (PCIe and DisplayPort)
Compatible with existing DisplayPort devices
Choice of electrical or optical cables
Low latency with highly accurate time synchronization for professional audio and video application
Use native protocol software drivers
Power-over-cable for bus-powered devices
Advanced Data Streaming (ADS)
The Latency-management technology that controls the acceleration of data transfers to move large amounts of data faster and more efficiently.
Drive assessment and latency management technology which minimizes the likelihood of RAID Groups becoming prematurely degraded or taken offline due to slow drives that ensures uninterrupted access to media.
Industry Proven Technology
The 6 Gb/s SAS/SATA RAID Desklink features time-proven ATTO RAID technology and other proprietary technologies to provide the highest performing shared storage solution in its class. It integrates with disk drives to enable a small form factor, high performance RAID array. In addition, SAS tape drives can be connected to Thunderbolt to provide access using backup software and LTFS tape applications.
Flexible Connectivity Solutions
The 6 Gb/s SAS/SATA RAID Desklink is a suitable solution for users looking to achieve the highest I/O and data throughput for advanced video and access to IT applications, with dual channel configuration and support for load balancing and failover. It offers driver support for Mac OS X 10.9 or higher, and Windows 7 and 8.1 (Linux when Thunderbolt systems become available) that provides a single connectivity solution for customers with heterogeneous operating system environments.
Advanced Management Tools
The ConfigTool features an intuitive GUI that simplifies the installation, management and monitoring of the Desklink. It provides sophisticated diagnostics and the flexibility to control settings for specific applications, with advanced troubleshooting and performance tuning capabilities.
The 6 Gb/s SAS/SATA RAID Desklink delivers high-performance and reliable connectivity solutions for the most demanding storage environments that includes digital content creation, tape streaming and backup, rich content delivery, server clustering and complex databases. It enables users to achieve the ultimate in I/O performance for real-time applications.
Highest available MB/s and IOPS performance
Superior system performance with latest SAS/SATA technology
Low power consumption
The Desklink supports for up to 128 disk or tape devices through expanders.
It supports RAID levels 0, 1, 5, 6 and 10.
It has Thunderbolt 2 line speed performance as well as PCIe and video pass-through.
The dual 20 Gb/s Thunderbolt 2 supports display port and device daisy-chain.
It features autonomous operation, thus the RAID rebuilds, media scan and other operations continue without a host connection.
The Intelligent Bridging Architecture provides optimized performance.
This Disklink consumes less power and is RoHS compliant.