The 1TB Fusion F2 Portable eSATA Hard Drive Array from Sonnet is a high-capacity portable RAID that features two 7200rpm drives striped together in a hardware RAID 0 configuration. It connects to a computer via eSATA, requiring 2 available ports for operation. The drive is powered by your computer's FireWire-400 bus, even though it does not transfer data via FireWire. Optional batteries are available for systems that lack FireWire.
The drive is housed in a durable external casing that features passive cooling for quiet operation. It delivers transfer rates fast enough to play back multiple streams of high-definition video simultaneously, making it an ideal solution for editing on the go. It can be used with Windows, Mac and Linux computer systems.
Remarkable Performance, Diminutive Package: Speed, reliability, ruggedness and convenience-these are the essential qualities of a storage system for on-location video capture.
RAID to Go: Connected to a Sonnet Tempo SATA Pro ExpressCard/34 installed in a MacBook Pro and with its drives configured as a RAID 0 striped volume, the compact Fusion F2 is capable of up to 190MB/sec sustained read and write data transfers, fast enough to handle multiple streams of ProRes 422 (HQ)! Compared to the slower 66MB/sec performance from a pair of drives connected via FireWire-800, the advantage is clear - Fusion F2 provides you the capability to capture and play more streams of compressed video for field editing.
Two Data Connections: Fusion F2 features two 3Gbps eSATA data ports. By connecting via a direct SATA II interface with no bridge chip between the F2's case and SATA II drives, there is no resulting communication slowdown, just the fastest data transfers possible
Flexible Power Options: Fusion F2 can be powered by your computer through a spare FireWire port using an included FireWire-to-power cable. For longer field work, Fusion F2 is compatible with all models of myPower ALL batteries from Tekkeon at an 8-19V setting.
Driving Force Fusion F2 employs two 5400rpm, 2.5" mobile hard drives that offer an optimal balance between speed, power consumption and reliability. Sonnet chose these high-performance drives because they offer greater areal density than other mobile hard drives (that is, they pack more data per platter), use the 3Gbps SATA interface and deliver astonishing performance.
Rugged for a Reason:Fusion F2 was devised as a high-performance, high-reliability alternative to existing portable drive solutions. Encased inside a thick aluminum shell, each of Fusion F2's drives is individually shock-isolated, not only protecting the drives during transport, but also virtually eliminating cross-coupled vibration - a potential source of soft-error-induced skipped frames.
Versatile Performance: Fusion F2 is ideal for use on location as well as the office-various operating systems, editing applications and output demands requiring the flexibility and interoperability that Fusion F2 provides. Fusion storage systems support Mac OS X, Windows Vista, Windows XP Professional and Linux.