Sonnet Fusion RX1600 48TB RAID Fibre Storage System with 8GB Quad, 1040 MB/sec Read & 740 MB/sec Write Speed

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Product Highlights

  • Perfect for Small Workgroups
  • Easily integrated into larger SANS
  • Drops into Xserve RAID domain
  • Supports Final Cut Pro Server environments
  • Provides for AVID volume locking
  • High Performance for Multiple Users
  • Full Read Performance During Rebuilds
  • Multipathing Support
Sonnet RX1600: Picture 1 regular $20,995.00

About Sonnet RX1600

The Sonnet's Fusion RX1600 48TB Fibre with 8GB Quad have been providing fast, dependable, local storage for individual users for years. Until now, accessing the files at high speed on another computer meant moving the system to the other computer. This 16TB or 32TB(1), 3U rackmount system is designed to be the stellar performer for video editing workgroups.

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 area where general purpose Fibre storage falls behind.

Fusion RX1600Fibre boasts a 4-port 8Gb Fibre Chanel interface that enables it to deliver much higher stream counts to workgroups, with up to twice as many streams available than when using general purpose shared storage systems. 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 1,000MB/sec, with high bandwidth available to individual workstations. Its fast interface and multipathing support enable Fusion RX1600Fibre bandwidth than general purpose shared storage systems.

Sonnet RX1600 Features

  • Perfect for Small Workgroups: 4-port 8Gb Fibre Channel (FC) interface supports up to four users without the need for an FC switch, cabling and complexity, while providing direct, high-speed access to stored assets
  • Great Flexibility: Easily integrated into larger SANS; drops into an Xserve RAID domain, supports Final Cut Pro Server environments and also provides for AVID volume locking
  • High Performance for Multiple Users: Delivers aggregate bandwidth up to 1,000MB/sec. read and up to 100% more streams to multiple simultaneous users than general purpose shared storage systems
  • Full Read Performance During Rebuilds: Tunable rebuild priority enables you to continue working on your project with full read performance during a RAID group rebuild; doesn't degrade like general purpose shared storage systems
  • Multipathing Support: Combines data paths from two or more FC ports to increase bandwidth and redundancy and to provide load balancing for improved performance
  • File Protection: Supports RAID levels 4, 5 and 6 to protect data in case of a drive failure (two drives with RAID 6) while maintaining great performance
  • Monitored Operation: SES (SCSI Enclosure Services) and S.M.A.R.T. data reporting provide real-time monitoring and reporting of the enclosure and drives' status
  • Easy, Economic Expandability: Internal SAS expanders enable you to connect Fusion RX1600 Expansion enclosures without the need for an additional RAID controller
  • Storage system includes enclosure with internal RAID controller, drive modules, cables, rackmount kit, software and manuals
  • RoHS compliant

Sonnet RX1600 Specifications

Enclosure Type
Rack-mountable - 3U
Total Array Capacity
8Gb Fibre Channel
Installed Devices / Modules Qty
16 (installed) / 16 (max)
Supported Drives
Serial ATA-300
Storage Controller
RAID ( Serial ATA-300 ) - RAID 0, 1, 4, 5, 6, 10, JBOD
Hard Drive
16 x 3TB hot-swap Serial ATA-300
OS Required
Microsoft Windows Server 2003, SuSE Linux 9.0, SuSe Linux 9.1, Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES 3, Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES 4, SuSE Linux 10.0, SuSE Linux 9.2, SuSE Linux 9.3, Microsoft Windows Vista / XP / 7, SuSE Linux 10.1, Apple MacOS X 10.4.8 or later, Microsoft Windows Server 2008
AC 120/230 V ( 50/60 Hz )
Power Redundancy
Operating Temperature
+41 Deg. F to +104 Deg. F (5 Deg. C to +40 Deg. C)
Supported Video Formats
2K (2048 x 1556) LOG RGB, 10-bit 1080 4:4:4 HD, uncompressed 8-bit 1080i HD, ProRes 422, DV, HDV, DVCPRO and uncompressed SD
Supported Drive Configurations
Hardware-based JBOD; RAID 0, 1, 4, 5, 6 and 10
Data Transfer Speed
Up to 1040MB/sec read, 740MB/sec write, depending on configuration
External Connectors
Four 8Gb LC FC, two mini-SAS, one RJ-45, one RJ-11
Drives Supported
3 and 1.5 Gb per second SATA and SAS; up to 15K RPM
OS Compatibility
Mac OS X and OS X Server Versions 10.4.8+ (including Snow Leopard)
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)
SAN Software Compatibility
Tiger Technology metaSAN
Apple Xsan 2
CommandSoft FibreJet
Quantum StorNext
Hardware Compatibility
Mac, Windows, or Linux computer with compatible Fibre Channel host adapter card, operating system software and if used, SAN software
Dimensions (W x D x H)
17.4 x 25 x 5.2 in (42.2 x 63.5 x 13.2 cm)
59.5 lbs (27 kg)
Mfr #
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