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