Designed with an industrial compact all-aluminum enclosure, the G-SPEED eS PRO 16TB (4 x 4TB) 4-Bay Mini-SAS Array from G-Technology is a RAID array that has been specifically designed for professional content creation applications. When used with an ATTO R680 PCIe RAID controller, it is able to support multi-stream SD, ProRes 422, uncompressed HD, and 2K DPX workflows, including real-time playback of 10-bit uncompressed 1080/60i at over 400 MB/s. The G-SPEED es PRO is able to support RAID 0, 1, 5, and 6, each of which provides performance, redundancy, or a combination of both. For those who do not need a RAID, this array may also be configured as a JBOD. When configured as a RAID 5, two G-SPEED eS PRO units are able to support two simultaneous streams of uncompressed 10-bit HD or a single 2K DPX sequence at up to 1,200 MB/s. Nominally, this array is able to support transfer rates of up to 640 MB/s.
The G-SPEED eS PRO is configured with 4 x 4TB 7200 rpm 3.5" SATA II 3 Gb/s Enterprise-class hard drives, each of which has a cache of up to 64MB. Each drive is also hot-swappable, meaning that it can be removed from the enclosure and replaced, all without needing to shut down your system, which connects to this array using a 12 Gb/s Mini-SAS interface.
While the G-SPEED eS PRO comes pre-formatted as HFS+ for Mac OS 10.6 or higher, it is also compatible with 64-bit versions of Windows 8, 7, Vista, and XP via a reformat. In addition to the ATTO R680, it is also compatible with the HighPoint RocketRAID 4522 RAID Controller. Included are four removable disk modules, a universal AC power supply, and a 6.6' / 2.0m Mini-SAS cable. It is protected by a limited 3-year warranty.