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Data Security IconAre you looking for an affordable multi-drive rackmount storage system? Sonnet’s Fusion R400 RAID USB 3.0 should be on your short list. At just 1.75" tall, this versatile 4-drive RAID 5 SATA storage system is simple to deploy in most server racks, and delivers reliable operation and simple configuration in a convenient, budget-friendly package. This Sonnet storage system is equipped with a high-performance internal storage controller that manages the enclosed 3.5" hard drives, and offers five drive configuration options (including RAID 5). Its USB 3.0 interface ensures that you will be able to connect the system to just about any computer.
Hardware-Based RAID 5 Storage Controller Onboard
The Fusion R400 RAID USB 3.0’s integrated storage controller supports RAID 5 formatting without additional hardware or software, providing data protection in the event of a single drive failure and eliminating the need for a specialized RAID controller card. In addition to RAID 5, the R400 USB 3.0 supports RAID 0, RAID 10, Span, and JBOD drive formatting. With RAID 0, all four drives are combined into a single volume to offer improved performance and full drive capacity, but without any protection in case one of the drives fails. With RAID 10, two drives are combined into a single volume, while the remaining two drives mirror the data on the first two, providing good performance and better file security. Span formatting combines all four drives' capacity into a single, large volume. The JBOD (Just a Bunch Of Disks) formatting option enables more concurrent audio file editing capabilities. Whichever mode you choose, setup is as simple as setting a switch. Drive operation and health status is available at a glance with multi-color LEDs.
USB 3.0 Interface
Connecting the Fusion R400 RAID USB 3.0 to your computer is simple—the 5.0 Gb/s SuperSpeed USB 3.0 interface delivers superior performance with USB 3.0 port-equipped computers, and enables you to connect the system to nearly any computer equipped with USB ports(1). If your computer doesn’t have USB 3.0 ports, Sonnet offers a wide variety of PCIe and ExpressCard/34 computer cards to get you connected.
The Fusion R400 RAID USB 3.0 delivers data transfers up to 240 MB/sec read and 230 MB/sec write with its drives configured as a RAID 5 group. The flexibility and interoperability that the R400 provides are a great match for the various operating systems, applications and output demands your workflow requires. Because this Fusion storage system uses an integrated storage controller, it supports Mac®, Windows®, and Linux® computers, no configuration software required.
Just Add Drives
With new, higher-capacity hard drives introduced every few months, your choice of drives continues to expand. To allow you the widest selection possible, Sonnet sells the Fusion R400 RAID USB 3.0 without hard drives; just purchase the drives that best suit your capacity and performance needs.
(In all modes except JBOD, Sonnet strongly recommends the use of four identical drives in the Fusion R400 RAID USB 3.0. Due to varying operating characteristics, the use of different drives may lead to issues ranging from reduced total capacity, to louder operation, to RAID failures.)
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