Sonnet Technologies (http://www.sonnettech.com) has released its
Fusion D400QR5 desktop and R400QR5 rackmount four-drive hardware RAID
5 storage systems with quad interface. These new storage systems
build upon the Fusion D400Q and R400Q SATA storage systems by
integrating a high-performance RAID 5 controller for maximum
versatility and critical data protection, according to Sonnet CEO
Both the D400QR5 and R400QR5 SATA storage systems feature an internal
RAID controller that supports RAID 5 formatting, which provides data
protection in the event of a drive failure, and RAID 0, which
provides maximum speed and capacity. Onboard RAID 5 support
eliminates the need for a specialized RAID controller card.
Available in 2, 3, 4, or 6TB configurations, the Fusion 400QR5
systems deliver data transfers up to 225 MB/second read and 175
MB/second write with its drives configured as a RAID 5 set, and 240
MB/second read and write in RAID 0.
The D400QR5 and R400QR5 offer a choice of four interfaces: eSATA,
FireWire 800, FireWire 400 and USB 2.0. All four interface cables are
included with the units.
Both systems support Mac OS X, Windows Vista, Windows XP, and various
Linux operating systems. The Fusion D400QR5 and R400QR5 are available
now with suggested prices for either system ranging from US$1,335 for
a 2TB model to $1,975 for 6TB.