Sonnet Fusion RX1600RAID 128TB 16-Bay Mini-SAS RAID Array with Controller (16 x 8TB)

Sonnet Fusion RX1600RAID 128TB 16-Bay Mini-SAS RAID Array with Controller (16 x 8TB)

Sonnet Fusion RX1600RAID 128TB 16-Bay Mini-SAS RAID Array with Controller (16 x 8TB)

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Product Highlights

  • Includes Sonnet PCIe RAID Controller
  • 16 x 8TB 3.5" 7200 rpm SATA Hard Drives
  • 16 x 3.5" SATA II 3 Gb/s Drive Bays
  • 4 x Mini-SAS Interfaces
  • RAID 0, 1, 4, 5, 6, 10, DVRAID, and JBOD
  • Hardware Controller
  • Read Speeds: up to 1750 MB/s
  • Write Speeds: up to 1250 MB/s
  • DriveAssure Technology
  • Windows, Mac, & Linux Compatible
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Sonnet RX1600 overview

  • 1Description

Compatible with Windows, Mac, and Linux, the Fusion RX1600RAID 128TB 16-Bay Mini-SAS RAID Array (16 x 8TB) from Sonnet combines their Fusion RX1600RAID storage system with a 6 Gb/s SAS/SATA RAID Controller Card. The RAID controller is installed into an available PCIe 2.0 x8 or x16 slot of your host system and connects to the array using the integrated mini-SAS ports located on the Fusion RX1600RAID and the RAID controller card. The Fusion RX1600RAID has a 3 RU form factor and a capacity of 128TB that is split between sixteen 8TB 3.5" 7200 rpm hard drives, with each drive bay being able to support 3.5" SATA II 3 Gb/s and SATA 1.5 Gb/s drives.

The Fusion RX1600RAID is equipped with Enterprise-class features and designed for those who need fast and reliable storage for work environments where high performance and fault tolerance are critical. It is able to support 2K (2048 x 1556) LOG RGB capture and playback, uncompressed 10-bit 1080 4:4:4 HD, or multiple streams of ProRes 422, and uncompressed 8-bit 1080 HD, DV, HDV, and DVCPRO video, while achieving read speeds up to 1,750 MB/s, write speeds up to 1,250 MB/s when configured as a RAID 5.

This array supports hardware RAID configurations 0, 1, 4, 5, 6, 10 and DVRAID, each of which offers performance, data redundancy, or a combination of both. For those who do not require the performance of a RAID, JBOD is also available. The system can be configured to provide audible and visual alerts in the event of drive failure and if this occurs, once a new drive is swapped in, the RAID group may be rebuilt in hours, or rebuild priority can be set to deliver full read performance so users may keep working while the RAID rebuilds in the background.

In addition to the data security provided by select RAID configurations, Sonnet's RAID controller uses ATTO Technologies' "DriveAssure Technology," which helps monitor I/O performance by periodically scanning drives to map out and repair bad sectors and slow spots. This maintenance allows the controller to compensate for instance when a RAID group does not respond to a command within a specified time, which could lead to dropped frames or a total RAID failure. For those looking to expand the capacity of their Fusion RX1600RAID, its internal SAS expander allows RX1600RAID expansion enclosures to be connected in a daisy chain without the need for additional RAID controller cards.

The reliability of the Fusion RX1600RAID is further enhanced through SES (SCSI Enclosure Services) 2.0 compliance and enhanced S.M.A.R.T (Self-Monitoring Analysis and Reporting Technology) data reporting for each hard drive installed in the system. Built into the Fusion RX1600RAID enclosure, SES functionality provides enhanced real-time monitoring and reporting of drive, power supply, and temperature status, with real time results displayed in utility application screens via LED illuminations. Warning alarms sound in case of a power supply or fan issue, too. S.M.A.R.T. data criteria can be used to notify users of an impending drive failure and enable them to minimize downtime as a result.

The Fusion RX1600RAID 128TB 16-Bay Mini-SAS RAID Array with Controller (16 x 8TB) operates using dual redundant 350W power supplies at 100-240V and 50/60 Hz, as well as dual redundant fan modules, all of which are hot-swappable. Included is a Sonnet RAID controller card, sixteen 3.5" drive modules, two rackmount rail assemblies and mounting hardware, two power cords, and two 6.6" mini-SAS cables. Protection is provided by a limited 5-year warranty.

General Features

What happens if a drive does fail? In most instances, a protected RAID group rebuilds using data on the remaining drives. Protected RAID groups using high capacity drives face a greater risk of a second or third drive failure during a RAID group rebuild. When this occurs, most storage systems fail the RAID group and take it offline, making the data inaccessible. DriveAssure can help recover data when other methods have failed. Its data recovery modes enable access to data in offline RAID groups so you can copy it to a new RAID group or continue working with it in the case of a soft drive failure. This ability can potentially mean the difference between the loss of a single file versus all of the files stored on the RAID
RAID Flexibility
Fusion RX1600RAID systems support RAID 4, 5, 6, 10, and DVRAID for balanced performance and protection, RAID 1 for 1:1 redundancy, and RAID 0 for speed. For those who do not require a RAID, JBOD support is also available. Fusion RX1600RAID systems even support hot spares - users can set up a RAID group so that one or more designated hot spare drives wait unused in the background to automatically replace a failed drive. All of this is accomplished using a configuration utility that enables users to optimize their setup for specific workflow requirements
RAID Controller
The heart of a Fusion RX1600RAID storage system is the Sonnet 6 Gb/s SAS/SATA RAID controller. Offering eight lanes of PCIe 2.0 connectivity, this adapter is based on a Marvell 88RC9580 RAID-on-Chip (ROC) processor, which handles the throughput from all the drives with plenty of overhead. The Sonnet 6 Gb/s SAS/SATA RAID controller is configured with 512MB of ECC-protected cache memory, especially important to maintain data stream writes as the disk array nears capacity
Versatile Performance
These systems are ideal for use in mixed environments. Various operating systems, editing applications, and output demands require the flexibility and interoperability of Fusion RX1600RAID storage systems. Fusion RX1600RAID systems support Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux. They are compatible with capture cards from AJA, Blackmagic Design, Matrox, and Bluefish444, and work with mainstream video editing applications
In the Box
Sonnet Fusion RX1600RAID 128TB 16-Bay Mini-SAS RAID Array with Controller (16 x 8TB)
  • 1 x Sonnet 6 Gb/s SAS/SATA RAID Controller Card
  • 2 x Rackmount Rail Assemblies with Mounting Hardware
  • 16 x 3.5" Drive Modules
  • 2 x Power Cords
  • 2 x Mini-SAS Cables (6.6')
  • Limited 5-Year Warranty
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    • 1Description

    Sonnet RX1600 specs

    Capacity 128 TB (16 x 8 TB)
    Drive Bays 16 x 3.5" SATA II 3 Gb/s & SATA 1.5 GB/s; up to 7200 rpm
    External Connectors 4 x Mini-SAS
    Data Transfer Speed Read: up to 1750 MB/s
    Write: up to 1250 MB/s
    RAID Support Hardware-based RAID 0, 1, 4, 5, 6, 10, DVRAID, and JBOD
    Hardware Compatibility - Windows, Mac, or Linux computer
    - Available PCIe 2.0 slot (x8 or x16)
    OS Compatibility - OS X and Server 10.4.8+
    - OS X El Capitan compatible
    - Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista, and XP Pro- Windows Server 2008 & 2003
    - Linux (RedHat ES 3, 4; Suse RedHat ES 3, 4; Suse Linux 9, 9.1, 9.2, 9.3, 10, 10.1 and the following architectures: i386; x86_64 [AMD64, Intel EM64T])
    Supported Video Formats - 2K (2048 x 1556) LOG RGB
    - 10-bit 1080 4:4:4 HD
    - Uncompressed 8-bit 1080i HD
    - ProRes 422
    - DV
    - HDV
    - DVCPRO
    - Uncompressed SD
    Power Supplies 350 W, 100 to 240 V, 50/60 Hz Universal
    Operating Temperature 41 to 104°F / 5 to 40°C
    Noise 60 dBA
    RoHS Compliant Yes
    Form Factor Desktop Storage Enclosure
    Dimensions 17.4 x 21.0 x 5.2" / 44.2 x 53.3 x 13.2 cm
    Weight 59.5 lb / 27.0 kg
    Sonnet 6 Gb/s SAS/SATA RAID Controller Card
    Bus Interface PCI Express 2.0 x8
    External Connectors 2 x Mini-SAS
    RAID Processor Marvell 88RC9580
    Firmware Flash-ROM upgradeable to latest firmware version
    RoHS Compliant Yes

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