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Sonnet's storage systems are designed for digital media professionals. They are very fast and dependable and can be used in parallel in the studio and on location. Sonnet Technology's systems are flexible and can grow with your needs.
|Low-cost storage for video editors, audio professionals & content creators
Ideal for audio, graphics, effects and compressed HD video.
|Portable raid storage systems
Portable, tough RAID devices that can handle multiple streams of compressed HD.
|High performance storage systems for TV & film studios
Systems to handle very heavy workloads including multiple streams of full quality 10-bit HD, even uncompressed.
|Ultimate workgroup storage for collaborative video editors
Ultra-powerful multi-user collaborative editing storage systems, supporting Avid, Adobe and Apple editing environments.
Understanding Connectors and Interfaces
eSATA - designed for external connectivity - it's very fast at 6Gbps - similar in real world performance to USB 3.0. eSata is about 4x faster than USB 2.0 or Firewire 400.
Quad interface - devices with four connectors: eSATA, FireWire 800, FireWire 400 & USB 2.0
Internal SAS expander - enables connection of multiple additional RAID storage units
SAS RAID Controller - powerhouse interface with RAID processor to handle the throughput from all drives
Low-cost storage for HD video editors, audio professionals & content creators
|Desktop 4-drive storage system||Multi-use 5-drive storage system||Rackmount 4-drive storage system|
|Fusion D400QR5||Fusion D500P||Fusion R400P|
Portable raid storage systems
|Portable 2-drive storage system||Small mobile 2-drive storage system|
|Fusion F3||Fusion F2|
Very fast storage systems for TV & film studios
|Versatile 8-drive rackmount storage system||Expandable 8-drive desktop storage systems with internal SAS expander||Super-fast rackmount 16-drive storage system with internal SAS expander|
|Fusion R800||Fusion DX800||Fusion RX1600|
Ultimate performance storage for video editing workgroups
|High performance collaborative editing SAN server||16-Drive RAID Shared Fibre Channel Storage|
|Fusion RX1600 Vfibre||Fusion RX1600FIBRE|
RAID, a quick guide
RAID 0 - Superb performance but high risk. Any disk failure destroys the whole array - this is a high speed, high risk game. Minimum 2 disks.
RAID 1 - A safety first option, with no speed gain over a single disk. It uses disk mirroring where data is written simultaneously on multiple disks so if one drive fails, there is another with a copy of the data; information isn't lost. Minimum 2 disks.
RAID 5 - Delivers good speed and security by writing the data across a number of disks but also writing extra information (parity data) across multiple drives. If a single drive fails, data is not lost. However, it does result in reduced performance of the array until the drive has been replaced and the data rebuilt. Minimum 3 disks.
RAID 6 - Delivers good speed and enhanced security by writing the data across a number of disks but also writing double parity data, distributed across the multiple drives. If any two drives in an array fails, data is not lost. Minimum 4 disks.
RAID 10 - Secure disk mirroring with very fast performance: data is written simultaneously on multiple disks for security grouped in striped sets for speed gains. This is complex and requires a greater investment in disk drives. Minimum 4 disks.
RAID 50 - High performance, low risk, efficient use of disk space. RAID 50 operates by striping (RAID 0) data across multiple RAID 5 sets. Used only where multiple (over 12) - disks are used.
JBOD - "Just a Bunch Of Drives" - either presented as a single drive or presented as separate disks.