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Sonnet 8TB R400QR5 Rackmount Storage System Hard Drive Array, eSATA, FireWire-800/400, USB 2.0 Interface, RAID 0/5


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Product Highlights

  • One Cable, All the Data
  • Information on Display
  • Simple to deploy in most server racks at just 1.75" tall
  • Low noise fans make it suitable
  • Versatile Performance
  • High Performance, Protected Data
  • RAID 5 Onboard
  • Four Interfaces, Single Cable Connection
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About Sonnet

The 8TB Fusion R400QR5 Rackmount Storage System Hard Drive Array from Sonnet is an external RAID storage system for Windows, Mac and Linux computers. The array features 4 hot-swappable drives which can be configured as a RAID 5 or RAID 0 array. When configured as RAID 5, the array can read data at up to 225MB/sec and write data at up to 177MB/sec.

The array connects via eSATA, USB 2.0, FireWire-800, or FireWire-400. It is housed in a rackmount form factor for professional installation. Four low-noise fans provide low-noise cooling. The Fusion R400QR5 is certified for use with industry-standard NLE software, including Apple Final Cut Pro and Adobe Premiere Pro. It has been approved for use with video capture cards by AJA, Blackmagic Design, Matrox and Bluefish444.

Sonnet Features

  • One Cable, All the Data: Fusion R400QR5 storage systems feature a quad interface that requires just a single locking data cable to connect the enclosure to a SATA host controller card. This efficient interface simplifies setup and cuts cable clutter without compromising performance.
  • Information on Display: Fusion 400QR5 storage systems feature integrated controls and an informative display (rear-mounted on the R400QR5), making setup and monitoring simple.
  • Quiet Either Way: The 1U rackmount Fusion R400QR5 system enclosure, at just 1.75" tall, is simple to deploy in most server racks, but can also be used on a desktop-use of four low noise fans make it suitable for use in noise-sensitive environments, too.
  • Driving Force: Fusion R400QR5 storage systems employ Enterprise/RAID Edition hard drives or select, Sonnet certified desktop drives that have been selected for their superior performance, error handling, and reliability characteristics, especially when used in RAID groups.
  • Versatile Performance: These systems are ideal for use in mixed environments-various operating systems, editing applications and output demands requiring the flexibility and interoperability that Fusion R400QR5 storage systems provide.
  • High Performance, Protected Data: When connected via eSATA and with four 1TB drives configured as a RAID 5 set, data transfers up to 225 MB/sec read, 177 MB/sec write while protecting the data
  • RAID 5 Onboard: Integrated hardware RAID controller supports RAID 5 drive configuration on its own; no need for a specialized RAID controller card
  • Four Interfaces, Single Cable Connection: Choose from eSATA, FireWire 800, FireWire 400, and USB 2.0 interfaces, and connect to your computer with a single cable
  • Informative Display and LED Indicators: Provide operating status at a glance
  • Simple Configuration: Integrated controls enable you to select RAID modes and configure the drives to meet your performance and data security needs, no matter which interface you choose
  • Quiet Fans: Low fan noise levels make these Fusion storage systems suitable for use in noise-sensitive environments
  • Host Card Compatibility: Compatible with Sonnet Tempo SATA II PCI-X, PCIe, and ExpressCard/34 host controllers

Sonnet Specifications

External Connectors
eSATA, 2 x FireWire 800, FireWire 400, Mini-USB
Drives Supported
3 & 1.5GB per second Serial ATA; up to 7,200 RPM
Data Transfer Speed
Up to 225 MB/s, depending on drives, interface, and configuration
Supported Drive Configurations
Hardware-based RAID 0, 5
Supported Video Formats
Uncompressed 10-bit NTSC HD, DV, HDV, DVCPRO, and uncompressed SD
Operating Temperature
+32° F to +95° F (0° C to +35° C)
41 dBA
OS Compatibility
Mac OS X
Windows Vista Ultimate/Enterprise
Windows XP 64-bit (4)
Windows Server 2008
Windows Server 2003
Capture Card Compatibility
Apple Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premiere Pro
Video Editing Application Compatibility
Apple Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premiere Pro
Power Supplies
Universal 180W, 100-240V AC, 50-60Hz
Dimensions (W x D x H)
17.0" x 16.5" x 1.75" / 43.8 x 41.9 x 4.4 cm
18.4 lbs (8.3 kg) with drives
12.8 lbs (5.8 kg) without
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