The 32TB Fusion DX800RAID 8-Bay Thunderbolt Storage Solution from Sonnet is a combination of the Fusion DX800RAID storage system with Echo Express SE 6 Gbps SAS/SATA RAID Controller. It delivers HD optimized performance and proven data safety to users of iMac, Mac mini, MacBook Air and MacBook Pro computers with Thunderbolt ports. Moreover, it is designed for work environments where high performance and fault tolerance are critical and simple expandability is a must. It is fast enough to easily handle uncompressed HD while protecting the data at the same time, yet flexible enough to be configured for any workflow. A Fusion DX800RAID Thunderbolt Edition storage system is capable of single-stream 2K (2048 x 1556) LOG RGB capture and playback. It can achieve up to 725 MBps read and 640 MBps write speeds.
The Fusion DX800RAID Thunderbolt Storage Solution contains the Echo Express SE 6 Gbps SAS/SATA RAID Controller which handles the throughput from all the drives with plenty of overhead. The RAID controller is configured with 512MB of ECC-protected cache memory, in order to maintain data stream writes as the disk array nears full capacity. The RAID controller features dual Thunderbolt ports that support daisy chain connection of other Thunderbolt peripherals, including pro audio and pro video devices. The Fusion DX800RAID Thunderbolt Storage Solution offers easy expandability beyond its initial capacity. The hard drives come formatted as a RAID 5 set, but you can choose RAID 4, 5, 6, 0 and JBOD formatting to suit your needs. Use of Enterprise/RAID hard drives increase the system's reliability and reduce the likelihood of a drive failure. The included tools can, in emergencies, help recover files that would be lost on other systems. The Fusion DX800RAID Thunderbolt Storage Solution achieves high stream counts because of its ability to consistently and efficiently sustain data throughput, a result of incorporating ATTO Technologies' exclusive Advanced Data Streaming (ADS) technology in the included Thunderbolt adapter. ADS provides controlled acceleration of data transfers, compensating for transfer speed peaks and drops to maintain a consistent data flow, allowing more streams without dropped frames for the bandwidth available. The Fusion DX800RAID Thunderbolt Storage Solution employs Enterprise/RAID Edition hard drives that provide superior performance, improved error handling and enhanced reliability, 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. Only the sturdiest drives pass these tests and are prepared with special RAID-optimized firmware to become the building blocks of a super-reliable Fusion storage system. The Fusion DX800RAID Thunderbolt Storage Solution supports RAID 4, DVRAID, 5, 6 and 10 formatting for balanced performance and protection, RAID 1 for ultimate redundancy and RAID 0 for pure, unadulterated speed. JBOD support is also available. This storage solution even supports hot spares. You can set up your RAID group in a manner that one or more designated hot spare drives remain unused in the background to automatically replace a failed drive. Such flexibility is accomplished without switches; a simple-to-use configuration utility enables you to optimize your setup for specific workflow requirements. The Fusion DX800RAID Thunderbolt Storage Solution features an ultra-quiet Vantec Stealth fan. This fan is 80% quieter than a standard case fan, making the system well suited for use in noise-sensitive environments. The reliability of the Fusion DX800RAID Thunderbolt Storage Solution is further enhanced through SES (SCSI Enclosure Services) 2.0 compliance, a feature more commonly found on enterprise storage systems, 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 drive enclosure, SES functionality provides enhanced real-time monitoring and reporting of drive, power supply and temperature status, with real-time results displayed in utility application screens and the illumination of conveniently placed LEDs on the enclosure. S.M.A.R.T. data criteria can be used to notify you of an impending drive failure and enable you to minimize downtime as a result. This storage solution is ideal for use in mixed environments, various editing applications and output demands requiring higher flexibility and interoperability. This product supports Mac OS X version 10.6.8 and later. It is compatible with capture cards from AJA, Blackmagic Design, Matrox and Bluefish444, and works with all mainstream video editing applications, including Apple Final Cut Pro X and Adobe Premiere Pro.