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
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description

    Sonnet RX1600 specs

    External Connectors 4 x 8Gb LC FC
    2 x Mini-SAS
    1 x RJ-45
    1 x RJ-11
    Drives Supported 500GB Hitachi Deskstar E7K500, #HDS725050KLA360
    500GB Hitachi Deskstar E7K1000, #HDE721050SLA330
    500GB Hitachi Ultrastar A7K1000, #HUA721050KLA330
    500GB Hitachi Ultrastar A7K2000, #HUA722050CLA330
    500GB Maxtor MaxLine Pro 500, #7H500F0
    500GB Samsung Spinpoint F RAID, #HE502IJ
    500GB Seagate Barracuda ES, #ST3500630NS
    500GB Seagate Barracuda ES.2, #ST3500320NS
    500GB Seagate Constellation ES, #ST3500514NS
    500GB Western Digital RE3 Enterprise, #WD5002ABYS
    750GB Hitachi Deskstar E7K1000, #HDE721075SLA300
    750GB Hitachi Ultrastar A7K1000, #HUA721075KLA330
    750GB Samsung Spinpoint F RAID, #HE753LJ
    750GB Seagate Barracuda ES, #ST3750640NS
    750GB Seagate Barracuda ES.2, #ST3750330NS
    750GB Western Digital, RE3 Enterprise, #WD7502ABYS
    1TB Hitachi Deskstar 7K1000C HD5721010CCA332
    1TB Hitachi Deskstar E7K1000, #HDE721010SLA330
    1TB Hitachi Ultrastar A7K1000, #HUA721010KLA330
    1TB Hitachi Ultrastar A7K1000, #HUA722010CLA330
    1TB Hitachi Ultrastar A7K2000, #HUA722010CLA330
    1TB Samsung Spinpoint F RAID, #HE103UJ
    1TB Seagate Barracuda ES.2, #ST31000340NS(1)
    1TB Seagate Barracuda, #ST1000DM003
    1TB Seagate Barracuda, #ST31000524AS
    1TB Seagate Constellation ES, #ST1000NM0011
    1TB Seagate Constellation ES, #ST31000524NS
    1TB Western Digital RE3 Enterprise, #WD1002FBYS
    1.5TB Seagate Barracuda 7200.11, #ST31500341AS
    2TB Hitachi Deskstar 7K2000, #HD5722020ACA330
    2TB Hitachi Ultrastar A7K2000, #HUA722020ALA330
    2TB Hitachi Ultrastar A7K2000, #HUA723020ALA640
    2TB Seagate Barracuda, #ST32000524AS
    2TB Seagate Barracuda, #ST2000DL003
    2TB Seagate Barracuda, #ST2000DM001
    2TB Seagate Constellation ES, #ST2000NM0011
    2TB Seagate Constellation ES, #ST32000644NS
    2TB Seagate Constellation ES, #ST32000645NS
    2TB Western Digital RE4-GP, #WD2002FYPS
    3TB Hitachi Deskstar 7K3000, #HDS723030ALA640
    3TB Hitachi Ultrastar A7K3000, #HUA723030ALA640
    3TB Seagate Barracuda XT, #ST33000651AS
    3TB Seagate Barracuda XT, #SST3000DM003
    3TB Seagate Constellation, #ST33000650NS
    4TB Hitachi 5K4000, #HDS5C4040ALE630
    4TB Hitachi Ultrastar 7K4000, #0F14683
    4TB Seagate Barracuda XT, #4000DX000
    Data Transfer Speed Read: Up to 1040 MB/sec
    Write: 740 MB/sec
    Depending on configuration
    Supported Drive Configurations Hardware-based JBOD
    RAID 0, 1, 4, 5, 6, and 10
    Supported Video Formats 2K (2048 x 1556) LOG RGB
    10-bit 1080 4:4:4 HD
    Uncompressed 8-bit 1080i HD
    ProRes 422
    Uncompressed SD
    Power Supplies Redundant
    Hot-swappable 600W
    50/60Hz Universal
    Power Consumption 270W Operating
    250W Standby
    (Typical 3TB Hard Drives)
    RoHS Compliance Yes
    SAN Software Compatibility Tiger Technology metaSAN
    Apple Xsan 2
    CommandSoft FibreJet
    Quantum StorNext
    OS Compatibility Mac OS X and OS X Server Versions 10.4.8+
    Windows 7, Vista, Server 2008, Server 2003, and XP Pro
    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)
    Hardware Compatibility Mac, Windows, or Linux computer with compatible Fibre Channel host adapter card, operating system software, and if used, SAN software
    Operating Temperature 41 to 104ºF (5 to 40º C)
    Dimensions (W x D x H) 17.4 x 25 x 5.2" (42.2 x 63.5 x 13.2 cm)
    Weight 59.5 lb (27 kg)

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