Sonnet Fusion RX1600Fibre Rackmount 16-Drive Fibre Channel Storage System

Sonnet Fusion RX1600Fibre Rackmount 16-Drive Fibre Channel Storage System

Sonnet Fusion RX1600Fibre Rackmount 16-Drive Fibre Channel Storage System

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Sonnet Fusion RX1600Fibre Rackmount 16-Drive Fibre Channel Storage System

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  • 4 x 8Gb LC FC Connectors
  • 2 x Mini-SAS Connectors
  • 1 x RJ-45 Connector
  • 1 x RJ-11 Connector
  • Up to 1040 MB/sec Read Speed
  • Up to 740 MB/sec Write Speed
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Sonnet RX1600 overview

  • 1Description

The Fusion RX1600Fibre Rackmount 16-Drive Fibre Channel Storage System from Sonnet provides fast, dependable, local storage for individual users. Until now, accessing the files at high speed on another computer meant moving the system to the other computer. The Sonnet RX1600Fibre 16-drive RAID Fibre Channel storage system is capable of supporting multiple users. This 3U rackmount storage system supports capacities of 32TB, 48TB, or 64TB. Fusion RX1600Fibre features a high-performance internal RAID controller with a high speed, 4-port 8Gb Fibre Channel interface that enables multiple users to connect and access data at the same time. This system can deliver 30 streams of ProRes 422 HQ (twice as many as general purpose Fibre storage), and also maintains aggregate stream capacity for multiple simultaneous clients-an.

Suitable for Small Workgroups
The Fusion RX1600Fibre storage system's 8Gb Fibre Channel host interface can provide four workstations direct, high-speed access to stored assets without an added Fibre Channel switch-depending on your workflow and the SAN software used, even using a dedicated server is optional. Fusion RX1600Fibre delivers aggregate bandwidth up to 1,000 MB/sec, with high bandwidth available to individual workstations.
Multipathing Support
The Fusion RX1600Fibre supports multipath I/O, a technique that enhances performance and fault tolerance, combining data paths from two or more Fibre Channel ports to increase performance and provide redundancy in case of a port or cable malfunction, the leading causes of storage failure. Multipathing additionally provides load balancing to distribute I/O across multiple paths for improved system and application performance.
RAID Flexibility
Fusion RX1600Fibre systems support RAID 4, 5, 6, and 10 drive formatting for balanced performance and file protection; RAID 1 for ultimate redundancy; and RAID 0 for pure, unadulterated speed; JBOD support is available, too. Fusion RX1600Fibre systems even support dedicated and global hot spares-you can set up your RAID groups so that one or more designated hot spare drives wait unused in the background to automatically replace a failed drive without you having to lift a finger. All this flexibility is accomplished without switches as Web GUI enables you to optimize your setup for specific workflow requirements.
Scalable Access
While ideal for small workgroups, the Fusion RX1600Fibre storage system is equally suited for use in larger storage area networks (SANs) with a switch and many video editing users. Because it employs a 4-port 8Gb Fibre Channel host interface rather than a common 2-port 4Gb interface, the Fusion RX1600Fibre offers more speed and flexibility than general purpose shared storage systems. For example, you can connect two of the Sonnet system's ports to a Fibre Channel switch to yield improved performance and redundancy for the general storage pool, while the remaining ports can be connected to two more workstations requiring the highest bandwidth. The high-speed 8Gb interface also delivers higher aggregate bandwidth, providing more users with up to one hundred percent more streams than general purpose shared storage systems.
Status Supervisor
The reliability of the Fusion RX1600Fibre 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 RX1600Fibre enclosure, SES functionality provides enhanced real-time monitoring and reporting of drive, power supply, and temperature status, with real time results displayed in the RX1600Fibre's onscreen interface and the illumination of LEDs on the enclosure-warning alarms sound in case of a power supply or fan issue, too. You can also configure the system to automatically send email notifications to multiple addresses to notify you (and others) of an impending drive failure or other issue, enabling you to minimize downtime as a result.
Power and Excellent Handling
Driving the Fusion RX1600Fibre storage system is the ATTO FastStream SC 8500E storage controller. This RAID engine is based on the Intel 81348 RAID processor. Running at 1.2 GHz and configured with 1GB of ECC-protected RAM, this controller can handle the throughput from all the drives with plenty of overhead, especially important to maintain data stream writes as the disk array nears capacity. Featuring ATTO's Advanced Data Streaming (ADS) Technology, this RAID controller provides controlled transfer acceleration for steady data streaming, especially important when working with video. ADS compensates for data transfer rate peaks and drops, maintaining a consistent data flow to allow more streams for the bandwidth available. The FastStream controller provides tunable rebuild priority, enabling the Sonnet system to deliver users full performance during a RAID group rebuild.
Easy Storage Expandability
Fusion RX1600Fibre storage systems feature dual internal SAS (Serial Attached SCSI) expanders that enable you to connect additional RX1600 Expansion systems in a daisy chain, no additional RAID controller card needed. Incorporating more storage capacity is nearly as simple as installing additional Fusion RX1600 Expansion systems into the rack and connecting two cables. The Fusion storage systems user-swappable drive modules enable you to easily change sets of drives as you go.
Driving Force
Fusion storage systems employ Enterprise/RAID Edition hard drives that have been selected for their superior performance, error handling, and reliability characteristics, especially when used in RAID groups. These drives are subjected to hours of additional, stringent testing to check for soft errors, vibration, and other reliability predictors.
Versatile Performance
Fusion RX1600Fibre systems support Mac OS X, Mac OS X Server, Windows Server 2008 and Server 2003, 7, Windows Vista, XP, and Linux. They are compatible with capture cards from AJA, Blackmagic Design, Matrox, and Bluefish444, work with all mainstream video editing applications including Apple Final Cut Pro, and Adobe; Premiere Pro, and are compatible with file sharing SAN management software packages including, but not limited to Apple Xsan 2, Tiger Technology metaSAN 4, and CommandSoft FibreJet. Fusion RX1600Fibre supports 8Gb, 4Gb, 2Gb, and 1Gb Fibre Channel host adapters.
In the Box
Sonnet Fusion RX1600Fibre Rackmount 16-Drive Fibre Channel Storage System
  • 2 x Rackmount Rail Assemblies and Mounting Hardware
  • 16 x 3.5" Enterprise / RAID Drive Modules
  • 2 x Power Cords
  • 2-meter RJ-45 Cat 5 Ethernet Cable
  • 2-meter RJ-11 to DB9 RS-232 Cable
  • Software CD
  • Users Guide
  • Limited 5-Year Warranty
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    • 1Description

    Sonnet RX1600 specs

    Connections 4 x LC (Fiber)
    2 x Mini SAS (SFF-8088) (SAS-2)
    1 x RJ45 (Ethernet)
    1 x RJ11 (Serial)
    Compatible Drive Interface Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Form Factor Not Specified by Manufacturer
    RAID Modes RAID 0, 1, 4, 5, 6, 10, JBOD
    Operating System Support Linux, Windows, macOS/OS X
    Power Source Internal Power Supply
    PSU Wattage 2 x 600 W (Supports Redundancy)
    AC Input Power 100 to 260 VAC, 50 / 60 Hz
    Power Consumption 270 W
    Encryption Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Security Features Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Operating Temperature 41 to 104°F / 5 to 40°C
    Certifications RoHS, as per Manufacturer
    Cooling Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Status Monitoring Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Dimensions (W x H x D) 17.4 x 25.0 x 5.2" / 42.2 x 63.5 x 13.2 cm
    Weight 59.5 lb / 27.0 kg

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