G-Technology G-SPEED eS PRO 8TB (4 x 2TB) Four-Bay Mini-SAS RAID Array

G-Technology 8TB G-SPEED eS PRO 4-Bay RAID Array Kit w/ 4x 2TB Drives & PCIe RAID Adapter

G-Technology 8TB G-SPEED eS PRO 4-Bay RAID Array Kit w/ 4x 2TB Drives & PCIe RAID Adapter

G-Technology 8TB G-SPEED eS PRO 4-Bay RAID Array Kit w/ 4x 2TB Drives & PCIe RAID Adapter

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G-Technology G-SPEED eS PRO 8TB (4 x 2TB) Four-Bay Mini-SAS RAID Array ATTO Technology ExpressSAS R680 8-External Port 6Gb/s SAS/SATA RAID Adapter G-Technology 8TB G-SPEED eS PRO 4-Bay RAID Array Kit w/ 4x 2TB Drives & PCIe RAID Adapter

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Product Highlights

  • Designed for Pro Video Content Creators
  • Mini-SAS Interface at 12Gbps
  • RAID 0, 1, 3, 5, 6, 10, JBOD
  • Four Enterprise 2TB Hot-Swappable Drives
  • Storage Capacity of 8TB
  • Scalable up to 16TB w/ Another Enclosure
  • ATTO SAS PCIe x8 RAID Adapter
  • Windows / Mac Compatible
  • Compact Build, Aluminum Enclosure
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A B&H Kit, the 8TB G-SPEED eS PRO 4-Bay RAID Array Kit w/ 4x 2TB Drives & PCIe RAID Adapter is a cost-effective, high-speed, high-storage solution for high-end video post-production. A bit faster than the G-SPEED eS, this compact and whisper-quiet G-SPEED eS Pro sports a blazing 12Gbit mini-SAS interface that is great for transmitting the huge amounts of data demanded by video files. It also features four Enterprise-quality 2TB hot-swappable Hitachi Ultrastar 7200rpm SATA II drives. The drives have the storage you need to hold video files and to speedily and easily access them for streaming. The G-Speed eS PRO can store a variety of different video file formats. One terabyte of memory holds up to 84 hours of HDV 1080i, 17 hours of DVCPRO HD 1080/60i, 13 Hours of 8 bit SD, 10 hours of ProRes 422HQ, 10 hours of 10 bit SD, and 2.25 hours of HD 1080/60i.

Included with the enclosure is ATTO Technology's ExpressSAS R680 Low-Profile SAS RAID PCI Express Adapter, an essential component for getting the most from your G-SPEED eS PRO. With it, you will have a wide variety of RAID options. The controller allows you to configure your G-SPEED eS Pro as a RAID 0, 1, 3, 5, 6, 10, 40, 50, 60 and DVRAID, an advanced RAID level for digital video environments.* As such, you have wide flexibility in choosing the right configuration for your work, whether you need more storage, extra reliability, simultaneous access to video files, or some ratio between the three.

With the controller, you can setup your RAID configurations and monitor your system via an easy-to-use, web-based graphic user interface. Accessed via any internet browser on your computer, this simple GUI can easily keep track of your RAID's performance.

Along with this safety mechanism, the G-SPEED eS PRO features locks for each drive, a sturdy aluminum casing, and two internal fans for preventing the hard drives from overheating. In addition, the G-SPEED, itself, will sound audible alarms in case a disk fails, the internal temperature nears 140°F, a fan stops, a fan spins too slowly to cool the system, or when the enclosure is improperly disconnected from the G-Tech RAID controller.

Beyond all these exceptional features, should you ever decide 8TB of storage isn't enough, you also have the option of scaling up. Because 8TB is the maximum capacity for one G-SPEED eS PRO, your only option is to connect up to two G-SPEED eS Pro enclosures to the RAID adapter at once. If you do go for the maximum amount of scalable storage with 8TB per enclosure, you will have a total of 16TB of storage!

All told, this array and RAID adapter combine to give you a super-fast, high-storage, high-performance solution designed with all the right features for demanding high-end post-production work.

Note: RAID 40, 50, 60 require ATTO Express power center software

  • G-Technology G-SPEED eS PRO 8TB (4 x 2TB) Four-Bay Mini-SAS RAID Array

    Delivering cost-effective performance for demanding post production applications, the G-Technology G-SPEED eS PRO 8TB (4 x 2TB) Four-Bay Mini-SAS RAID Array features a 12 Gbps mini-SAS interface and four hot-swappable 3.5" 3 Gbps SATA II disk drives. The compact all-aluminum enclosure connects via an optional high performance PCIe x8 RAID controller that supports RAID modes 0, 1, 3, 5, 6 and JBOD.

    Each SATA II disk drive affords 2TB of storage capacity, spins at 7200 RPM and has up to 32MB cache. The 8TB G-Speed eS Pro supports multi-stream SD, ProRes 422 and 2K DPX workflows. The array also supports real-time playback of 10-bit uncompressed 1080/60i HD. For its fail-safe, affordable storage, the G-Speed eS Pro is sure to satisfy the creative professional.

    • High-speed, low-cost RAID designed specifically for professional content creation applications
    • Whisper quiet aluminum enclosure features four hot-swappable drives and 12Gbit mini-SAS connectivity
    • Supports multi-stream SD, ProRes 422, uncompressed HD & 2K DPX workflows
    • Optional dual-port, G-Tech PCIe x8 IOP RAID controller with 512MB RAM supports RAID levels 0, 1, 3, 5 and 6
    • Four hot-swappable Hitachi Enterprise-class 7200 RPM, 3.5" 3Gb SATA II drives each with up to 32MB cache
    • Web-based configuration and management
    • Removable cooling fan ensures quiet, reliable operation and data integrity
    • Auto-rebuild and email notification
    • Unique industrial design, compact all-aluminum enclosure
    UPC: 705487186390
  • ATTO Technology ExpressSAS R680 8-External Port 6Gb/s SAS/SATA RAID Adapter

    The ATTO Technology ExpressSAS R680 8-External Port 6Gb/s SAS/SATA RAID Adapter adds high-performance RAID protection to direct attached SAS and SATA JBOD storage. Delivering significant advancements in performance and flexibility with enterprise-class features, ExpressSAS R680 provides an affordable and reliable transition from 3 to 6Gb/s SAS/SATA storage infrastructures in general IT, media and entertainment environments.

    The ExpressSAS R680 provides 6Gb/s SAS/SATA connectivity to Direct Attached Storage via 8 external ports. With transfer rates of upto 1200MB/s per port, the ExpressSAS R680 is well suited for high-bandwidth workflows, such as digital content creation, streaming video and audio, transactional databases, and email and web servers.

    The ExpressSAS R680 combines advanced engineering and innovative features to ensure smooth data transfers and consistent performance. Leveraging ATTO's market-tested RAID stack and exclusive latency management features, the ExpressSAS R680 helps customers create, share and protect data and digital assets more effectively.

    Advanced Data Streaming Technology

    Latency Management for High Consistent Performance
    ATTO's exclusive Advanced Data Streaming (ADS) is a proprietary technology that is built into all the product, designed to manage latency in high-bandwidth work environments. ADS provides controlled acceleration of data transfers by utilizing a combination of features to move large amounts of data faster and more efficiently, maintaining the highest consistent performance.

    From high I/O transactional applications to large bandwidth real time streaming, ADS reduces project interruptions by maximizing the number of transactions that can be processed by the CPU, resulting in better overall system performance.

    CacheAssure Technology

    Maintenance-Free Cache Memory Data Protection
    CacheAssure uses supercap technology instead of a battery to protect your cached data. Save time and money by eliminating the need to install, monitor, maintain, dispose, and replace batteries, plus with CacheAssure, taking down the system for battery replacement is no longer a requirement.

    Typical battery backup units last about 1 or 2 years and only provide up to 72 hours of data protection. With the combination of NAND flash and supercaps, ATTO's CacheAssure Technology provides full protection within minutes of installation. Contents in cache memory get saved immediately in the event of a system failure or power loss and can remain protected for up to 10 years

    ATTO's RAID products with CacheAssure Technology deliver a long-lasting and reliable cached data protection solution all without the worries associated with battery-based technology.

    DriveAssure Technology

    Drive Management Technology
    Drive assessment and latency management technology is built into ATTO RAID adapters and storage controllers. DriveAssure™ provides bounded latency through proprietary algorithms and user controls to prevent premature drive failures and slow downs, ensuring uninterrupted access to data. Through periodic drive scans, DriveAssure searches for bad sectors or slow spots and repairs them without failing the drive, preventing the loss of critical assets.
    Guaranteed Latency
    A slow drive in a storage array can lead to delays which increase real or perceived response time beyond what is desired. These delays can lead to unwanted behavior such as dropped video frames. DriveAssure compensates for situations when a drive in a RAID Group does not respond within a specified period of time to keep data moving smoothly within a guaranteed latency response time.
    Data Recovery Mode
    If all attempts at preventing a RAID Group from going offline have failed, Data Recovery Mode attempts to access data in an offline RAID Group. There are several methods available to access drives including forcing a rebuild to continue so data can be copied to a new RAID Group. Enlist a good data management plan which includes ATTO RAID products to ensure your data is safe.
    RAID Levels Supported
    ExpressSAS R680 supports RAID Levels 0, 1, 4, 5, 6, 10, 40, 50, 60 and DVRAID, an advanced RAID level for digital video environments* 1
    Long-Standing RAID Experience
    ExpressSAS R680 features the time-proven ATTO RAID Stack, DVRAID and CacheAssure, proprietary technology developed to provide the most robust RAID based connectivity solution in the industry.
    Flexible Connectivity Solutions
    The ExpressSAS R680 is ideal for a wide variety of IT and digital media environments requiring high-performance and parity RAID protected data. ExpressSAS R680 offers driver support for Windows, Linux and Mac OS X, providing a single connectivity solution for customers with heterogeneous operating system environments.
    Performance Engineered
    The ExpressSAS R680 allows users to instantly protect their critical data while enhancing performance. ExpressSAS R680 is designed to maintain full performance in degraded mode and to minimize downtime with 50% faster rebuilds, limiting exposure to a second drive failure.
    Advanced Management Tools
    The ExpressSAS R680 Adapter's easy-to-use configuration tool features an intuitive GUI that simplifies RAID group configuration, management and monitoring. It also offers the most advanced performance tuning capabilities and troubleshooting utilities, providing users with sophisticated diagnostics and the flexibility to control settings for specific applications.
    UPC: 603175007241
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Table of Contents
  • 1Description
  • G-Technology G-SPEED eS PRO 8TB (4 x 2TB) Four-Bay Mini-SAS RAID Array
    Capacity 8TB
    Array Type Hot-Swappable
    Bays 4
    Drive Types Supported 3.5" 3Gb SATA II disk drives
    Interface 12Gb mini-SAS
    Drive Speed 7200 RPM
    Cache Up to 32MB per drive
    Video Stream Playback 10-bit uncompressed HD playback
    Array Configuration RAID, JBOD
    RAID RAID 0, 1, 3, 5, 6, 10
    Desktop/Rackmount Desktop
    Fan Dual "Smart" cooling fans
    System Requirements Windows Vista or 7
    Mac OS X 10.5 & up
    G-Tech RAID Controller: Mac Pro (Intel processor)
    G-Tech RAID Controller: PC with available PCIe x8 slot
    Electrical Requirements Internal 200W AC power supply
    Dimensions (WxHxD) 4.9 x 6.5 x 8.25" (12.4 x 16.6 x 21 cm)
    Weight 12.5 lb (5.7 kg)
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 16.3 x 9.6 x 9.1"
  • ATTO Technology ExpressSAS R680 8-External Port 6Gb/s SAS/SATA RAID Adapter
    Ports 8 External
    Bus Specifications x8 PCI express 2.0 host interface
    Form Factor Low profile
    Connectors 2 mini SAS (x4) SFF 8088 External
    User Benefits High performance host-based RAID for direct attached storage
    Four port configurations for flexible connectivity
    Full performance in degraded or rebuild mode
    Flash-based cache protection protects against lost data during power or system failure
    More options for retrieving data from a failed drive with data recovery mode
    50% faster rebuilds
    Efficient scalability with host-level RAID
    Maintain high priority workflows with tunable rebuilds
    RAID group partitioning for better management
    Management Tools User-friendly GUI for quick and easy RAID setup
    Command line interface for advanced functionality
    ATTO config tool: BIOS-based RAID management and configuration utility
    Connectivity External: x4 mini SAS connectors
    Low profile form factor; Full-height bracket included
    Operating System Support Windows Server 2003, 2008
    Windows XP, Vista, 7
    SUSE Linux
    RedHat Linux
    Mac OS X (10.4.x - 10.6.x)
    Agency Approvals and Compliance FCC part 15, subpart B, Class B
    EN55024: 1998 + A1: 2001 + A2: 2003
    EN55022: 2006, Class B
    EN60950-1: 2001
    RoHS-6 compliant
    RAID Features and Functionality SAS 2.0, SAS, SATA and SATA II support
    RAID Levels 0, 1, 4, 5, 6, 10, 40, 50, 60, JBOD, DVRAID
    ATTO RAID stack
    Command coalescing
    Staggered drive spin-up
    RAID level migration
    Hot swap with auto rebuild
    Online performance metrics and event logs
    Native command queuing
    512MB ECC protected cache memory
    SES, SNMP and S.M.A.R.T. support
    Pass-through support for tape and tape devices
    Configurable stripe size
    Online capacity expansion
    Global and dedicated hot spares
    Automatic and tunable online rebuilds
    N-way mirroring
    Operating Temperature 32 - 104° F (0 - 40° C)
    Storage Temperature -40 - 157° F (-40 - 70° C)
    Operating Humidity 10 - 90% non-condensing
    Storage Humidity 5 - 95% non-condensing
    Operating Voltage 9.6W (typical)
    Air Flow 150 lf/m (min) recommended
    Dimensions (LxH) 6.60 x 2.71" (16.76 X 6.88 cm)
    Weight Not specified by the manufacturer
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 9.7 x 7.2 x 1.9"

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