Sonnet Fusion F3 6TB RAID Storage System - FUS-F3-6TB
Whether sitting on a desk, mounted in a server or equipment rack, or placed on whatever surface you can find while working on location, Sonnet's Fusionâ„¢ F3 is a great choice for your high-speed storage needs. This 6TB, 2-drive hardware RAID storage system has the features demanded by audio and video professionalshigh throughput performance, high capacity, rugged design, and quiet operationplus the flexibility of a quad interface and the convenience of an integrated universal power supply. Fusion F3 encloses its high-performance 3.5" 7200 RPM SATA drives in a stylish aluminum and steel case that fits equally well in recording studios, high-end A/V racks, and desktop or mobile video editing systems.
Integrated Hardward RAID Controller
Supports fast RAID 0, safe RAID 1, and JBOD (Just a Bunch Of Disks) configurations. A built-in high performance RAID controller manages Fusion F3's drives, so you can choose the setup that best suits your needs. Changing the drive configuration is nearly as simple as turning the knob on the front of the enclosure, then pressing and holding the recessed format button--no application software is required (and you don't have to worry about re-installing it as you move from computer to computer). Drive configuration is OS independent, so the F3 can be connected directly to an audio editing/mixing interface via FireWire without require a computer to link them.
eSATA, FireWire 800, FireWire 400, and USB 2.0 interfaces allow single cable connection to most computers. All necessary cables come with the drive (including eSATA with Sonnet-exclusive locking connectors). When set to Fast RAID 0 mode and connected via eSATA, Fusion F3 can sustain transfer rates up to 200 MB/sec.
Rugged and Reliable
Rugged aluminum and steel outer case construction, and unique multi-point shock/vibration isolation sleds protect the drives and ensure reliable operation. Mounted side-by-side, each of the F3's drives is mounted on its own multi-axis shock/vibration isolation sled to virtually eliminate vibration-related problems such as missed seek operations, and cross-coupled vibration (a potential source of soft-error-induced skipped frames in video capture and playback). Fusion F3 supports Sonnet's exclusive locking eSATA cables, which provide a secure link between the F3 and Tempo PCIe and PCI-X eSATA host controller cards, even when subjected to heavy vibration. Dual temperature-controlled fans with automatic failover help ensure system reliability in difficult operating conditions and operate at lower speeds, moving more air through the enclosure. In addition, lower spinning speeds mean less noise in your working environment.
- eSATA Interface Speed: 3 Gb/s
- Supported Video Formats: Uncompressed 10-bit NTSC HD, DV, HDV, DVCPRO, and uncompressed SD
- Power Supply: Universal 180W, 100–240V AC, 50–60Hz
- Operating Temperature: 32° to 95°F
- 8.7" x 13.9" x 2"
- 8.5 lbs.
- 2 Year Warranty
- Disk enclosure with two 3.5" hard drives
- Power cord
- One 2-meter locking eSATA cable
- One 2-meter FireWire 800 cable
- One 2-meter FireWire 800 to FireWire 400 cable
- One 2-meter USB 2.0 cable
- Carrying case
- User's guide