Sonnet has launched Fusion QR, a compact and portable four-drive RAID 5 SATA storage system.
The new system replaces Sonnet's Fusion D400QR5, integrating a high-performance RAID 5 controller for maximum versatility, and critical data protection. It offers a quad interface that includes eSATA, dual FireWire 800, and USB 3.0.
Available without drives, and in 8TB, 12TB, and 16TB configurations, the Fusion QR features a high-performance internal RAID controller that manages the enclosed 3.5-inch hard drives and offers five drive configuration options for maximum flexibility. The RAID 5 configuration offers the best performance with enhanced security for critical files and provides data protection in case one of the drives fails. Other configurations include maximum capacity and performance (RAID 0), balanced performance and security (RAID 10), and most concurrent audio file editing (JBOD). By setting a switch, users can select RAID modes and configure the drives to meet their performance and data security requirements.
Delivering data transfers up to 250MBps read and 240MBps write with its drives configured as a RAID 5 group, the system's USB 3.0, locking eSATA, and dual FireWire 800 interfaces, with three matching cables included, enable users to connect the Fusion QR to practically any computer. A built-in carrying handle makes the rugged and lightweight enclosure highly portable and a large, low-noise fan keeps the QR cool in noise-sensitive environments.
Backed with a one-year warranty, the Fusion QR is available now with prices ranging for US$369 for the model without drives, to US$1,499 for the 16TB model.