Sonnet Fusion RX1600 Vfibre MetaSAN Server Rackmount 16-Drive RAID Fibre Channel Storage System - 32TB

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About the Sonnet RX1600

Sonnet's Fusion RAID systems 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. Sonnet wants you to share. Sonnet is proud to introduce the Fusion RX1600Fibre 16-drive RAID Fibre Channel storage system for multiple users. This is no ordinary general purpose shared storage system this 16TB, 32TB, or 48TB(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.

Sonnet RX1600 Includes

  • Rackmount Enclosure
  • Internal RAID Controller
  • 2x Rackmount Rail Assemblies and Mounting Hardware
  • 16x 3.5" Enterprise/RAID Drive Modules
  • 2x Power Cords
  • 6.6' Cat 5 Ethernet Cable
  • 6.6" RJ-11 to DB9 RS-232 Cable
  • Software CD
  • User's Guides
  • Sonnet 5 Year Warranty

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, reducing cost, 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 1,000 MB/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 reportingprovide realtime 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
  • Large Capacity: 16TB, 32TB, or 48TB capacity
  • Complete System: Storage system includes enclosure with internal RAID controller, drive modules, cables, rackmount kit, software, and manuals

Sonnet RX1600 Specifications

External Connectors Four 8Gb LC FC, two mini-SAS, one RJ-45, one RJ-11
OS Compatibility Mac OS X and OS X Server Versions 10.4.8+

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
Data Transfer Speed Up to 1040 MB/sec read, 740 MB/sec write, depending on configuration
Supported Drive Configurations Hardware-based JBOD; RAID 0, 1, 4, 5, 6, and 10
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
Power Supplies Redundant, hot-swappable 600W, 100-260V, 50/60Hz Universal
Power Consumption (Typical 3TB HDD) 270W Operating / 250W Standby
Operating Temperature +41º F to +104º F / 5º C to +40º C
RoHS Complaint Yes
Dimensions WxDxH 17.4 x 25 x 5.2 in / 42.2 x 63.5 x 13.2 cm
Weight (with drives) 59.5 lbs / 27 kg
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