The 4TB Fusion F2QR RAID Storage System from Sonnet is a portable 2-drive hardware RAID storage system with quad interface, which offers extensive connectivity. It requires just a single data cable to connect the enclosure to an eSATA host controller card. This simplifies setup and cuts cable clutter without compromising performance. You can select eSATA for maximum speed or FireWire 800 for medium speed. You can also select FireWire 400 or USB 2.0 for flexibility.
The F2QR's built-in hardware RAID controller supports RAID 0 (striped), RAID 1 (mirrored), JBOD (just a bunch of disks), and SPAN configurations without relying on a separate adapter card. Whether you choose RAID 0, RAID 1, or JBOD, changing the drive configuration is simple using the included configuration application software. The application also provides information on the health of the drives when they've been configured as a RAID 1 set.
Mounted side-by-side in an aluminum enclosure, the diminutive Fusion F2QR contains two shock-isolated 2.5" hard drives. This not only protects the drives during transport, but also virtually eliminates cross-coupled vibration. The side-by-side placement of its drives increases the metal case's cooling surface area, thereby eliminating the need for a fan, and allowing it to be bus-powered so it can be used even when no grid power is available. Fusion F2QR can be powered by your computer through a spare FireWire port using the included adapter cable. Alternatively, you can power the F2QR by connecting it directly to Sonnet's Qio with an optional 6" power cable. For longer fieldwork, the F2QR is also compatible with all models of myPower ALL batteries from Tekkeon. Other power options include another FireWire device, powered hub, or Sonnet's optional World Travel Power Adapter. With its small footprint and low power requirements, this rugged device is suitable for use in the field or office.