Sonnet Fusion F2 1.5TB 7200RPM Portable 2-Drive RAID SATA Storage System with eSATA Interface

SKU: SNTF21500M7 MFR: FUS-F2-1500M7
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About the Sonnet F2

Speed, reliability, ruggedness and convenience-these are the essential qualities of a storage system for on-location video capture. When you need to travel light, choose a Sonnet Fusion F2 portable SATA RAID storage system. Providing 1.5TB of storage in a small enclosure, Fusion F2 uses two eSATA connections to deliver the fastest performance yet from a 2-drive portable storage system, with data transfer rates up to twice as fast as FireWire.

By connecting Fusion F2 through a SATA host adapter like Sonnet's Tempo SATA Pro ExpressCard/34, or to Sonnet's Qio Professional Universal Media Reader, your notebook's FireWire 800 port is left open for use by an AJA Video Systems ioHD, which requires dedicated use of FireWire bandwidth. Fusion F2 is cool, quiet and energy-efficient: side-by-side placement of its drives increases the metal case's cooling surface area, thereby eliminating the need for a fan and allowing it to be bus-powered so it can be used even when no grid power is available.

Fusion F2 features two 3 Gb/s eSATA data ports. By connecting via a direct SATA interface with no bridge chip between the F2's case and SATA drives, there is no resulting communication slowdown, just the fastest data transfers possible.

Fusion F2 can be powered by your computer through a spare FireWire port using an included adapter cable. Alternatively, you can power the F2 by connecting it directly to Sonnet's Qio with an included 15cm (6") power cable. For longer field work, the F2 is also compatible with all models of myPower ALL batteries from Tekkeon at an 8-19V setting. Sonnet recommends model MP3450i, which at a 56 Watt-hour capacity, should provide up to 9 hours of F2 run time. Other power options include another FireWire device, powered hub, or Sonnet's optional World Travel Power Adapter.

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.

Sonnet F2 Includes

  • Sonnet Disk Enclosure with Two 2.5" Hard Drives
  • 2 x 1m eSATA Data Cables
  • 2 x 15cm (6") eSATA Data Cables
  • 1 x 1m FireWire 400 to 3.5mm Power Cable
  • 1 x 15cm (6") 3.5mm to 3.5mm Power Cable
  • Slipcase
  • 1 x FireWire 800-to-FireWire 400 Adapter
  • User's Guide
  • Sonnet 2 Years Warranty

Sonnet F2 Features

  • Ultra-Portable: Two 2.5" SATA drives mounted side-by-side inside a 5.9" x 6.2" x 0.72" aluminum case are bus-powered for the ultimate in portability
  • Remarkably Fast: With its drives formatted as a RAID 0 volume, Fusion F2 delivers sustained data transfer rates up to 190MB/s read and write, more than twice as fast as a pair of FireWire 800 drives
  • Field Video Certified: With its SATA data interface, Fusion F2 is the perfect storage companion for a portable video capture system that may saturate a notebook's FireWire bus
  • Rugged and Reliable: Both of F2's drives are individually shock-isolated, virtually eliminating cross-coupled vibration, which, unchecked, can induce soft errors-a potential source of skipped frames
  • Cool and Quiet: Because of its efficient fanless design, if not for the cool blue LEDs, you may not even know that Fusion F2 was running
  • RoHS compliant
  • Compatible with Sonnet Tempo SATA Pro ExpressCard/34, Tempo SATA E4P and Tempo SATA E2P host controllers. Also compatible with Sonnet's Qio Professional Universal Media Reader

Sonnet F2 Specifications

External Connectors Two eSATA, 3.5 mm power(4)
Data Transfer Speed Up to 200 MB/s, depending on interface used and configuration
Supported Drive Configurations JBOD; software-based RAID 0, 1
Supported Video Formats XDCAM HD, ProRes 422, ProRes 422 (HQ), HDV 720p30, HDV 1080i60, DVCPROHD 720p60, DVCPROHD 1080i60, DV50, DV25, 8-bit NTSC, 10-bit NTSC, ProRes 422 HD, ProRes HD (HQ)
Power 12VDC nominal; 9V min; 24V max
Operating Temperature +32deg. F to 104deg. F (0deg. C to +40deg. C)
Noise Fusion F2: 35 dBA
(MacBook Pro: 35 dBA)
(Private Office: 40 dBA)
(Broadcast Studio: 30 dBA)
Compatibility Platform independent-Works with Mac, Windows or Linux computers with compatible host bus adapter installed
Dimensions (W x D x H) 5.9 x 6.2 x 0.72 (14.9 x 15.7 x 1.8 cm)
Weight 1.22 lbs (0.55 kg)
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