Sonnet launches 6TB RAID storage product

Mac hardware company Sonnet has unveiled its new RAID-based storage products aimed at film and broadcast applications.

Available in configurations of up to 6TB, the new Fusion D800RAID and D400RAID SATA disk array storage products have a PCI Express RAID host adapter which supports RAID 0, 1, 4, 5, 10, 50, and JBOD configurations.

The enclosures contain hot-swappable drive modules equipped with Enterprise/RAID edition SATA drives and locking cables.

It said that an 8-drive Fusion D800RAID system configured as a RAID5 (seven striped drives and one parity drive) could achieve an output of 340MB/sec, which would be fast enough to handle uncompressed 10-bit 1080 4:4:4 HD or multiple streams of DV, HDV, DVCPRO and uncompressed SD video.

The Fusion D800 will retail at 1,045 while the D400 is priced at 329.

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