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Sonnet Fusion DX800RAID
Video Editing Expandable Storage

8-Drive SATA Storage System with Internal SAS Expander.

HD Optimized Performance
If you’re working in HD, you need fast and reliable storage. If you’re doing a lot of work in HD, you also need easy expandability and improved file protection. Available in configurations of 8TB, 16TB, 24TB, or 32TB, Sonnet’s Fusion DX800RAID storage systems deliver breakthrough performance and proven data safety to meet those needs with affordable, direct attached disk arrays. Fusion DX800RAID storage systems are designed for work environments where high performance and fault tolerance are critical, and simple expandability a must. They are fast enough to easily handle uncompressed HD while protecting the data at the same time, yet flexible enough to be configured for any workflow.

Under real world use (drives 85% filled and fragmented) with its drives formatted as a RAID 5 group (eight drives striped with parity across all group members), a Fusion DX800RAID storage system is capable of single-stream 2K (2048 x 1556) LOG RGB capture and playback. It can achieve up to 1300 MB/sec read, 1385 MB/sec write (AJA Kona 1080HD test), fast enough to handle a single stream of uncompressed 10-bit 1080 4:4:4 HD, or multiple streams of ProRes 422, uncompressed 8-bit 1080 HD, DV, HDV, and DVCPRO video.

Raw data transfer rates are just one measure of a storage system’s abilities, but they don’t tell the whole story. How many video streams can be transferred at the same time without dropping frames is another measure critical in determining overall performance, and one that can greatly impact your workflow. Fusion DX800RAID storage systems achieve high stream counts because of their ability to consistently and efficiently sustain data throughput, a result of incorporating ATTO Technologies’ exclusive Advanced Data Streaming (ADS™) Technology in the included Sonnet PCI Express® (PCIe) RAID controller card. ADS provides controlled acceleration of data transfers, compensating for transfer speed peaks and drops to maintain a consistent data flow, allowing more streams without dropped frames for the bandwidth available.

Enhanced Data Security
With drives formatted as a RAID 4, 5, 6, or DVRAID™ protected group, Fusion DX800RAID storage systems provide data protection in the event of a drive failure (two drives when formatted as a RAID 6 group). You can configure your system to provide visual and audible alerts, including e-mail notification in the event of a drive failure. A drive can be swapped out and the RAID group rebuilt in hours, or you can tune the rebuild priority to deliver full read performance during the process to keep you working while the RAID group rebuilds in the background.

Fusion DX800RAID storage systems provide additional protection beyond basic data security. The Sonnet 6 Gb/s SAS/SATA RAID controller employs ATTO Technologies’ exclusive DriveAssure™ Technology, which monitors drives’ I/O performance and performs periodic drive scans to map out and repair bad sectors and slow spots without failing the drive. This proactive maintenance enables the controller to compensate for instances when a RAID group does not respond to a command within a specified time, which could lead to degraded performance (e.g., dropped frames), or worse, the RAID group being failed.

What happens if a drive does fail? In most instances, a protected RAID group rebuilds using data on the remaining drives. Protected RAID groups using high capacity drives face a greater risk of a second or third drive failure during a RAID group rebuild. When this occurs, most storage systems fail the RAID group and take it offline, making the data inaccessible. DriveAssure can recover data when other methods have failed. Its data recovery modes enable access to data in offline RAID groups so you can copy it to a new RAID group or continue working with it in the case of a soft drive failure. This ability can potentially mean the difference between the loss of a single file versus all of your assets.

Excellent Expandability
8TB, 16TB, 24TB, or 32TB(1) to start—it's your choice. When you need to grow your storage capacity, wouldn't you like a system that's expandable without hassle? Sonnet's got you covered. When your job calls for access to more than 24TB of files at a time, Sonnet offers an economical upgrade path that is simple to deploy—Fusion DX800RAID Expansionstorage systems. Each DX800RAID storage system features an internal SAS (Serial Attached SCSI) expander that enables you to connect additional DX800RAID enclosures in a daisy chain, no additional RAID controller card needed. This simplifies installation and significantly reduces your cost to expand capacity. Of course, if your needs are simpler, each system includes user-swappable drive modules so you can easily change sets of drives as you go.

Easy, Economical Expandability—Fusion DX800RAID's internal SAS expander enables you to connect up to 16 Fusion DX800RAID Expansion enclosures to a single Sonnet RAID controller card in a daisy chain, simplifying installation and significantly reducing the cost for expandable storage.

Key Features
Large Storage—8TB, 16TB, 24TB, or 32TB capacity(1)
High Performance—A single Fusion DX800RAID system with eight drives (configured as RAID 5) delivers up to 1300 MB/sec read, 1385 MB/sec write data transfers
File Protection—Fusion DX800RAID supports RAID levels 4, 5, and 6 to protect data in case of a drive failure (two drives with RAID 6) while maintaining great performance
Enhanced Data Security—Fusion DX800RAID systems monitor drive performance and automatically map out bad sectors to prevent drive failures, and provides data recovery tools in case a RAID group can’t be rebuilt and is taken offline
Monitored Operation—SES (SCSI Enclosure Services) and S.M.A.R.T. data reporting provide realtime monitoring of the enclosure and drives
Quality Components—Universal 100–240V, 50/60Hz power supply; quiet fans
Easy, Economical Expandability—Internal SAS expander enables you to connect up to 16 DX800RAID enclosures to a single Sonnet RAID controller card
Better Windows Support—Overcomes volume size limit in Windows XP Pro 32-bit to fully support volumes up to 16TB
Quick Status Indicators—Drive Activity, Drive Presence, Power, SES, and Link LED indicators
Complete System—Storage system includes enclosure with Sonnet RAID controller card, drive modules, cables, software, and user's guides
Cross Platform Compatibility—Supports Mac®, Windows®, and Linux®
 

Quiet
Fusion DX800RAID storage systems integrate an ultra-quiet Vantec Stealth™ fan. This fan is 80% quieter than a standard case fan, making this system well suited for use in noise-sensitive environments. 

Secure Connection
Fusion DX800RAID enclosures link to the Sonnet RAID controller with robust mini-SAS to mini-SAS connector cables that lock securely at both ends. 

RAID Flexibility
Fusion DX800RAID systems support RAID 4 (DVRAID), 5, 6, and 10 for balanced performance and protection, RAID 1 for ultimate redundancy, and RAID 0 for pure, unadulterated speed; JBOD support is available, too. Fusion DX800RAID systems even support hot spares—you can set up your RAID group so that one or more designated hot spare drives wait unused in the background to automatically replace a failed drive without you having to lift a finger. All this flexibility is accomplished without switches—a simple to use configuration utility enables you to optimize your setup for specific workflow requirements.

Status Supervisor
The reliability of the Fusion DX800RAID is further enhanced through SES (SCSI Enclosure Services) 2.0 compliance, a feature more commonly found on enterprise storage systems, and enhanced S.M.A.R.T (Self-Monitoring Analysis and Reporting Technology) data reporting for each hard drive installed in the system. Built into the Fusion DX800RAID enclosure, SES functionality provides enhanced real-time monitoring and reporting of drive, power supply, and temperature status, with real time results displayed in utility application screens and the illumination of conveniently placed LEDs on the enclosure. S.M.A.R.T. data criteria can be used to notify you of an impending drive failure and enable you to minimize downtime as a result.

Master Controller
The heart of a Fusion DX800RAID storage system is the Sonnet 6Gb/s SAS/SATA RAID controller. Offering eight lanes of PCIe 2.0 connectivity, this powerhouse adapter is based on the latest-generation Marvell® 88RC9580 RAID-on-Chip (ROC) processor, which handles the throughput from all the drives with plenty of overhead. The Sonnet 6Gb/s SAS/SATA RAID controller is configured with 512MB of ECC-protected cache memory, especially important to maintain data stream writes as the disk array nears capacity.

Driving Force
Fusion storage systems employ Enterprise/RAID Edition hard drives or select, Sonnet certified drives(2) that have been selected for their superior performance, error handling, and reliability characteristics, especially when used in RAID groups. These drives are subjected to hours of additional, stringent testing to check for soft errors, vibration, and other reliability predictors. Just the sturdiest drives pass these tests and are prepared with special RAID-optimized firmware to become the building blocks of a super-reliable Fusion storage system.

Thunderbolt™ 2 Addition Available
Today's ultra-light notebooks, mini, and all-in-one desktop computers now have tremendous processing power, but they lack the ability to connect an equally powerful pro video editing storage solution (much less the capability to install a high performance RAID controller card). Sonnet offers a solution that addresses both shortcomings—the Fusion DX800RAID Thunderbolt 2 Edition. This package marries an 8, 16, 24, or 32TB DX800RAID system, the Sonnet 6Gb/s SAS/SATA RAID Controller, and Sonnet's Echo Express SEL Thunderbolt 2 Expansion Chassis for PCIe cards to deliver HD optimized performance and proven data safety to users of iMac®, Mac® mini, MacBook® Air and MacBook Pro computers with Thunderbolt ports.

Versatile Performance
These systems are ideal for use in mixed environments—various operating systems, editing applications and output demands requiring the flexibility and interoperability that Fusion DX800RAID storage systems provide. Fusion DX800RAID systems support OS X®, Windows® 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista®, Windows XP, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, and Linux. They are compatible with capture cards from AJA, Blackmagic Design, Matrox, and Bluefish444, and work with all mainstream video editing applications including Apple® Final Cut Pro® X, and Adobe® Premiere® Pro.

Hardware   Warranty 5-year eSATA Interface Speed 6 Gb/s Data Transfer Speed Up to 1300 MB/s read, 1385 MB/sec write, depending on configuration Drives Supported Up-to-date compatible hard drives listed on ourCertified Hard Drive Compatibility Chart Supported Drive Configurations Hardware-based JBOD; RAID 0, 1, 4, 5, 6, and 10 Supported Video Formats 2K (2048 x 1556) LOG RGB, 10-bit 1080 4:4:4 HD, uncompressed 8-bit 1080i HD, ProRes 422, DV, HDV, DVCPRO, and uncompressed SD Package Contents Desktop disk enclosure One Sonnet 6 Gb/s SAS/SATA RAID controller card Eight 3.5" drive modules One Power cord Two 2-meter mini-SAS cables Software CD User’s guides Sonnet 6 Gb/s SAS/SATA RAID Controller Card Bus Interface PCI Express x8 External Connectors Two mini-SAS RAID Processor Intel IOP348 Firmware Flash-ROM upgradeable to latest firmware version RoHS Compliant Yes DX800RAID Drive Enclosure External Connectors Two mini-SAS Drives Supported 3 & 1.5 Gb per second Serial ATA; up to 7,200 RPM Power Supply 300W, 100-240V, 50/60Hz Universal Operating Temperature +41º F to +104º F (5º C to +40º C) Dimensions WxDxH: 7.4 x 15.8 x 11.2 in (18.7 x 40.1 x 28.6 cm) Weight (with drives) 28.1 lbs (12.7 kg) Noise Fusion DX800RAID: 42 dBA
(Ambient Office: 40-50 dBA) RoHS Compliant Yes






















































Hardware Compatibility Mac, Windows, or Linux computer Available PCIe slot (x4 or x8) OS Compatibility OS X 10.4.8+ OS X Mavericks & Server compatible Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP Pro, and Windows Server: 2008, 2003 Linux (RedHat ES 3, 4; Suse RedHat ES 3, 4; Suse Linux 9, 9.1, 9.2, 9.3, 10, 10.1 and the following architectures: i386; x86_64 (AMD64, Intel EM64T) Technical Notes Although hard drive manufacturers and Mac OS X 10.6 define 1 gigabyte as 1,000,000,000 byte, many other computer operating systems calculate a gigabyte by dividing the bytes by 1,073,741,824 (). This distinction may be a cause of confusion, as a hard disk with a manufacturer rating of 1000GB may have its capacity reported by the operating system as 915GB.   Specifications subject to change without notice.
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General

Stock code SCseFDX8
Brand Sonnet
Series Fusion DX800RAID
Model FUS-DX8SR
Type Tower Enclosure for 8x SATA drives + PCI-Express RAID 0/1/5/6
ROHS Y
Date added 16/11/2010

FUS-DX8SR Spec Information

Form Factor / Drive Height 18.7 x 40.1 x 28.6 cm
Platter size 3.5"
RAM/Cache 256MB
Guarantee 5yr
Total Drives 8
RAID 0:1:5:6:
OS Support - Windows Windows 7, Vista Server 2008 Server 2003, and XP Pro
OS Support - Mac/OSX OS X
OS Support - Linux Linux (RedHat ES 3, 4; Suse RedHat ES 3, 4; Suse Linux 9, 9.1, 9.2, 9.3, 10, 10....

FUS-DX8SR Spec Connections

sub- connectionI/EQuantity
SASSFF-8088 (External)External2
SATASATA 7-pin Discrete with PowerInternal8

Software

FUS-DX8SR Speed

Speed/RPM 3Gb/s

Physical

Colour Silver
Weight (kg) 12kg
Watts 300W
External Length (mm) 520cm
External Width (mm) 410cm
External Height (mm) 310cm
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Sonnet Fusion DX800RAID FUS-DX8SR Tower Enclosure for 8x SATA drives + PCI-Express RAID 0/1/5/6
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Sonnet Fusion DX800RAID
Video Editing Expandable Storage

8-Drive SATA Storage System with Internal SAS Expander.

HD Optimized Performance
If you’re working in HD, you need fast and reliable storage. If you’re doing a lot of work in HD, you also need easy expandability and improved file protection. Available in configurations of 8TB, 16TB, 24TB, or 32TB, Sonnet’s Fusion DX800RAID storage systems deliver breakthrough performance and proven data safety to meet those needs with affordable, direct attached disk arrays. Fusion DX800RAID storage systems are designed for work environments where high performance and fault tolerance are critical, and simple expandability a must. They are fast enough to easily handle uncompressed HD while protecting the data at the same time, yet flexible enough to be configured for any workflow.

Under real world use (drives 85% filled and fragmented) with its drives formatted as a RAID 5 group (eight drives striped with parity across all group members), a Fusion DX800RAID storage system is capable of single-stream 2K (2048 x 1556) LOG RGB capture and playback. It can achieve up to 1300 MB/sec read, 1385 MB/sec write (AJA Kona 1080HD test), fast enough to handle a single stream of uncompressed 10-bit 1080 4:4:4 HD, or multiple streams of ProRes 422, uncompressed 8-bit 1080 HD, DV, HDV, and DVCPRO video.

Raw data transfer rates are just one measure of a storage system’s abilities, but they don’t tell the whole story. How many video streams can be transferred at the same time without dropping frames is another measure critical in determining overall performance, and one that can greatly impact your workflow. Fusion DX800RAID storage systems achieve high stream counts because of their ability to consistently and efficiently sustain data throughput, a result of incorporating ATTO Technologies’ exclusive Advanced Data Streaming (ADS™) Technology in the included Sonnet PCI Express® (PCIe) RAID controller card. ADS provides controlled acceleration of data transfers, compensating for transfer speed peaks and drops to maintain a consistent data flow, allowing more streams without dropped frames for the bandwidth available.

Enhanced Data Security
With drives formatted as a RAID 4, 5, 6, or DVRAID™ protected group, Fusion DX800RAID storage systems provide data protection in the event of a drive failure (two drives when formatted as a RAID 6 group). You can configure your system to provide visual and audible alerts, including e-mail notification in the event of a drive failure. A drive can be swapped out and the RAID group rebuilt in hours, or you can tune the rebuild priority to deliver full read performance during the process to keep you working while the RAID group rebuilds in the background.

Fusion DX800RAID storage systems provide additional protection beyond basic data security. The Sonnet 6 Gb/s SAS/SATA RAID controller employs ATTO Technologies’ exclusive DriveAssure™ Technology, which monitors drives’ I/O performance and performs periodic drive scans to map out and repair bad sectors and slow spots without failing the drive. This proactive maintenance enables the controller to compensate for instances when a RAID group does not respond to a command within a specified time, which could lead to degraded performance (e.g., dropped frames), or worse, the RAID group being failed.

What happens if a drive does fail? In most instances, a protected RAID group rebuilds using data on the remaining drives. Protected RAID groups using high capacity drives face a greater risk of a second or third drive failure during a RAID group rebuild. When this occurs, most storage systems fail the RAID group and take it offline, making the data inaccessible. DriveAssure can recover data when other methods have failed. Its data recovery modes enable access to data in offline RAID groups so you can copy it to a new RAID group or continue working with it in the case of a soft drive failure. This ability can potentially mean the difference between the loss of a single file versus all of your assets.

Excellent Expandability
8TB, 16TB, 24TB, or 32TB(1) to start—it's your choice. When you need to grow your storage capacity, wouldn't you like a system that's expandable without hassle? Sonnet's got you covered. When your job calls for access to more than 24TB of files at a time, Sonnet offers an economical upgrade path that is simple to deploy—Fusion DX800RAID Expansionstorage systems. Each DX800RAID storage system features an internal SAS (Serial Attached SCSI) expander that enables you to connect additional DX800RAID enclosures in a daisy chain, no additional RAID controller card needed. This simplifies installation and significantly reduces your cost to expand capacity. Of course, if your needs are simpler, each system includes user-swappable drive modules so you can easily change sets of drives as you go.

Easy, Economical Expandability—Fusion DX800RAID's internal SAS expander enables you to connect up to 16 Fusion DX800RAID Expansion enclosures to a single Sonnet RAID controller card in a daisy chain, simplifying installation and significantly reducing the cost for expandable storage.

Key Features
Large Storage—8TB, 16TB, 24TB, or 32TB capacity(1)
High Performance—A single Fusion DX800RAID system with eight drives (configured as RAID 5) delivers up to 1300 MB/sec read, 1385 MB/sec write data transfers
File Protection—Fusion DX800RAID supports RAID levels 4, 5, and 6 to protect data in case of a drive failure (two drives with RAID 6) while maintaining great performance
Enhanced Data Security—Fusion DX800RAID systems monitor drive performance and automatically map out bad sectors to prevent drive failures, and provides data recovery tools in case a RAID group can’t be rebuilt and is taken offline
Monitored Operation—SES (SCSI Enclosure Services) and S.M.A.R.T. data reporting provide realtime monitoring of the enclosure and drives
Quality Components—Universal 100–240V, 50/60Hz power supply; quiet fans
Easy, Economical Expandability—Internal SAS expander enables you to connect up to 16 DX800RAID enclosures to a single Sonnet RAID controller card
Better Windows Support—Overcomes volume size limit in Windows XP Pro 32-bit to fully support volumes up to 16TB
Quick Status Indicators—Drive Activity, Drive Presence, Power, SES, and Link LED indicators
Complete System—Storage system includes enclosure with Sonnet RAID controller card, drive modules, cables, software, and user's guides
Cross Platform Compatibility—Supports Mac®, Windows®, and Linux®
 

Quiet
Fusion DX800RAID storage systems integrate an ultra-quiet Vantec Stealth™ fan. This fan is 80% quieter than a standard case fan, making this system well suited for use in noise-sensitive environments. 

Secure Connection
Fusion DX800RAID enclosures link to the Sonnet RAID controller with robust mini-SAS to mini-SAS connector cables that lock securely at both ends. 

RAID Flexibility
Fusion DX800RAID systems support RAID 4 (DVRAID), 5, 6, and 10 for balanced performance and protection, RAID 1 for ultimate redundancy, and RAID 0 for pure, unadulterated speed; JBOD support is available, too. Fusion DX800RAID systems even support hot spares—you can set up your RAID group so that one or more designated hot spare drives wait unused in the background to automatically replace a failed drive without you having to lift a finger. All this flexibility is accomplished without switches—a simple to use configuration utility enables you to optimize your setup for specific workflow requirements.

Status Supervisor
The reliability of the Fusion DX800RAID is further enhanced through SES (SCSI Enclosure Services) 2.0 compliance, a feature more commonly found on enterprise storage systems, and enhanced S.M.A.R.T (Self-Monitoring Analysis and Reporting Technology) data reporting for each hard drive installed in the system. Built into the Fusion DX800RAID enclosure, SES functionality provides enhanced real-time monitoring and reporting of drive, power supply, and temperature status, with real time results displayed in utility application screens and the illumination of conveniently placed LEDs on the enclosure. S.M.A.R.T. data criteria can be used to notify you of an impending drive failure and enable you to minimize downtime as a result.

Master Controller
The heart of a Fusion DX800RAID storage system is the Sonnet 6Gb/s SAS/SATA RAID controller. Offering eight lanes of PCIe 2.0 connectivity, this powerhouse adapter is based on the latest-generation Marvell® 88RC9580 RAID-on-Chip (ROC) processor, which handles the throughput from all the drives with plenty of overhead. The Sonnet 6Gb/s SAS/SATA RAID controller is configured with 512MB of ECC-protected cache memory, especially important to maintain data stream writes as the disk array nears capacity.

Driving Force
Fusion storage systems employ Enterprise/RAID Edition hard drives or select, Sonnet certified drives(2) that have been selected for their superior performance, error handling, and reliability characteristics, especially when used in RAID groups. These drives are subjected to hours of additional, stringent testing to check for soft errors, vibration, and other reliability predictors. Just the sturdiest drives pass these tests and are prepared with special RAID-optimized firmware to become the building blocks of a super-reliable Fusion storage system.

Thunderbolt™ 2 Addition Available
Today's ultra-light notebooks, mini, and all-in-one desktop computers now have tremendous processing power, but they lack the ability to connect an equally powerful pro video editing storage solution (much less the capability to install a high performance RAID controller card). Sonnet offers a solution that addresses both shortcomings—the Fusion DX800RAID Thunderbolt 2 Edition. This package marries an 8, 16, 24, or 32TB DX800RAID system, the Sonnet 6Gb/s SAS/SATA RAID Controller, and Sonnet's Echo Express SEL Thunderbolt 2 Expansion Chassis for PCIe cards to deliver HD optimized performance and proven data safety to users of iMac®, Mac® mini, MacBook® Air and MacBook Pro computers with Thunderbolt ports.

Versatile Performance
These systems are ideal for use in mixed environments—various operating systems, editing applications and output demands requiring the flexibility and interoperability that Fusion DX800RAID storage systems provide. Fusion DX800RAID systems support OS X®, Windows® 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista®, Windows XP, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, and Linux. They are compatible with capture cards from AJA, Blackmagic Design, Matrox, and Bluefish444, and work with all mainstream video editing applications including Apple® Final Cut Pro® X, and Adobe® Premiere® Pro.

Hardware  
Warranty 5-year
eSATA Interface Speed 6 Gb/s
Data Transfer Speed Up to 1300 MB/s read, 1385 MB/sec write, depending on configuration
Drives Supported

Up-to-date compatible hard drives listed on ourCertified Hard Drive Compatibility Chart

Supported Drive Configurations Hardware-based JBOD; RAID 0, 1, 4, 5, 6, and 10
Supported Video Formats 2K (2048 x 1556) LOG RGB, 10-bit 1080 4:4:4 HD, uncompressed 8-bit 1080i HD, ProRes 422, DV, HDV, DVCPRO, and uncompressed SD
Package Contents
  • Desktop disk enclosure
  • One Sonnet 6 Gb/s SAS/SATA RAID controller card
  • Eight 3.5" drive modules
  • One Power cord
  • Two 2-meter mini-SAS cables
  • Software CD
  • User’s guides
Sonnet 6 Gb/s SAS/SATA RAID Controller Card
Bus Interface PCI Express x8
External Connectors Two mini-SAS
RAID Processor Intel IOP348
Firmware Flash-ROM upgradeable to latest firmware version
RoHS Compliant Yes
DX800RAID Drive Enclosure
External Connectors Two mini-SAS
Drives Supported 3 & 1.5 Gb per second Serial ATA; up to 7,200 RPM
Power Supply 300W, 100-240V, 50/60Hz Universal
Operating Temperature +41º F to +104º F (5º C to +40º C)
Dimensions WxDxH: 7.4 x 15.8 x 11.2 in (18.7 x 40.1 x 28.6 cm)
Weight (with drives) 28.1 lbs (12.7 kg)
Noise Fusion DX800RAID: 42 dBA
(Ambient Office: 40-50 dBA)
RoHS Compliant Yes























































Hardware Compatibility

Mac, Windows, or Linux computer

Available PCIe slot (x4 or x8)

OS Compatibility

OS X 10.4.8+

OS X Mavericks & Server compatible

Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP Pro, and Windows Server: 2008, 2003

Linux (RedHat ES 3, 4; Suse RedHat ES 3, 4; Suse Linux 9, 9.1, 9.2, 9.3, 10, 10.1 and the following architectures: i386; x86_64 (AMD64, Intel EM64T)

Technical Notes

  1. Although hard drive manufacturers and Mac OS X 10.6 define 1 gigabyte as 1,000,000,000 byte, many other computer operating systems calculate a gigabyte by dividing the bytes by 1,073,741,824 (). This distinction may be a cause of confusion, as a hard disk with a manufacturer rating of 1000GB may have its capacity reported by the operating system as 915GB.

 

Specifications subject to change without notice.

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Specifications

General

Stock code SCseFDX8
Brand Sonnet
Series Fusion DX800RAID
Model FUS-DX8SR
Type Tower Enclosure for 8x SATA drives + PCI-Express RAID 0/1/5/6
ROHS Y
Date added 16/11/2010

FUS-DX8SR Spec Information

Form Factor / Drive Height 18.7 x 40.1 x 28.6 cm
Platter size 3.5"
RAM/Cache 256MB
Guarantee 5yr
Total Drives 8
RAID 0:1:5:6:
OS Support - Windows Windows 7, Vista Server 2008 Server 2003, and XP Pro
OS Support - Mac/OSX OS X
OS Support - Linux Linux (RedHat ES 3, 4; Suse RedHat ES 3, 4; Suse Linux 9, 9.1, 9.2, 9.3, 10, 10....

FUS-DX8SR Spec Connections

sub- connectionI/EQuantity
SASSFF-8088 (External)External2
SATASATA 7-pin Discrete with PowerInternal8

Software

FUS-DX8SR Speed

Speed/RPM 3Gb/s

Physical

Colour Silver
Weight (kg) 12kg
Watts 300W
External Length (mm) 520cm
External Width (mm) 410cm
External Height (mm) 310cm
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16/11/2017 | Popular Question | GB Flag |
Is there a difference between network drive, backup drive, network hard drive and nas drive?

There is no physical difference between a network drive, backup drive, network hard drive and NAS drive, the MAIN difference is about the use of the equipment. So:

A Network Drive is a area on storage that is useable to anyone on the network and will be visible to the device you are using if you have the correct login/password.

A Backup Drive is a storage device is a area of NAS or DAS storage that is used JUST for backups and only for writing, not reading - it backs up one or multiple devices on a regular basis.


A Network Hard Drive is the same as a network drive, but instead of a portion of online storage that is network/internet accessible, it is an entire disk drive. Much larger and often includes a RAID drive acting as a fall-back.

A NAS Drive can do all of the above. It can be set up to be a backup drive for all your devices, it can make either a portion or ALL of the storage available over the internet or network, it can do all of these at the same time and can give you much, much more access options thanks to NAS software from the likes of QNAP, Synology, WD, Asustor, Buffalo and Drobo.


 

16/11/2017 | Popular Question | GB Flag |
What is a server at home?

A server at home is a network attached storage device (NAS) that is like a computer, but with the emphasis on storage space. They can be purchased for as little as £100 and mean all your data can be accessed, used and backed up to and from overt the internet or your home network (WiFi etc). Bigger and more expensive home servers can do more, such as virtual computers, surveillance recording and multimedia access.

16/11/2017 | Popular Question | GB Flag |
What is meant by diskless NAS?

A Diskless NAS means that it a network storage device that is sold without any Hard Drives inside. Many NAS Brands like WD and Buffalo will only sell their NAS server devices with Drives already installed - this can often increase the price significantly, as well as limit the Hard Drives you want to install. A diskless NAS is a device that you can choose which drives, how many and the capacity you want and install them yourself, for a more bespoke NAS storage device. Installing the Hard Drives is very easy and you can often save a lot of time and improve your long term storage by choosing a diskless NAS and selecting the drives yourself.

16/11/2017 | Popular Question | GB Flag |
What is a NAS external hard drive?

A NAS external Hard Drive is an external storage device that, unlike USB 3.0 and eSATA external Hard Drives, is accessed used the internet or your home network. So that means you can access the contents (DATA) of the NAS on your iPhone, iPad, Smart TV, PS4, XBOX One, Sonos Sound System, Bose system, Laptop, Smartphone and pretty much any DLNA enabled device without having to connect to it with a cable. Meaning you do not need to carry duplicates of all your data on all your devices, but can have one central NAS storage devices that all the other devices can access.

16/11/2017 | Popular Question | GB Flag |
How do I connect to my NAS remotely?

You can connect to your NAS server remotely with the mobile applications that are free with your NAS Brand manufacturer for iOS and Android. Alternatively you can use a number of desktop applications from the big brands QNAP and Synology NAS to access your device remotely. Lastly you can create a network and internet accessible drive with iSCSI and then setup software (Virtual Machine, backup, Surveillance and more) on your Mac or Windows machine to read and write to the NAS remotely.

16/11/2017 | Popular Question | GB Flag |
What is a NAS drive used for?

A NAS drive can be used for the following:

Apple Time Machine Backups
Synchronized Backups of Windows and Android devices
A Plex Media Server
DLNA Media Server
Download Server
Printer Server
Virtual Machine Deployment
Email Server
CRM and/or CMS System
A CCTV IP Camera Enabled Surveillance station for your home or office
File Server
and more...


 

16/11/2017 | Popular Question | GB Flag |
What are the different types of RAID?

The most popular and recommended RAID levels for a 2-Bay NAS and 4-Bay NAS from Synology and QNAP are:

RAID 0 - Meaning all drive storage is pooled together into 1 big drive - MOST UNSAFE
RAID 1 - Drives are duplicated so you lose half the available storage, but have a complete, up to the second copy of your data
RAID 5 - You lose 1 drive of data storage space, but data is spread across all the available drives and a small piece of information called PARITY is created each wave/stripe that makes a blueprint of all the data
RAID 6 - Same as above, but it removes two drives worth of space and protects you against the loss of two Hard Drives

16/11/2017 | Popular Question | GB Flag |
What is a RAID hard drive?

A RAID Hard drive is a Hard Disk Drive that is designed to be used in a RAID configuration - in simple terms it is a drive that can be installed with multiple other drives of the same type (such as WD Red RAID Drives, WD Purples Surveillance RAID Drives and Seagate Ironwolf NAS RAID Drives). These are designed to be on for long periods of time and for handling data that is shared and/or duplicated across multiple drives at once - constructed with better vibration, head and access controls). Most other drives are designed to work on their own.

16/11/2017 | Popular Question | GB Flag |
What is raid on a NAS?

RAID on a NAS is a means to protect yourself from losing your data due to hard drive failure. Hard Drives are the 2nd most vulnerable area of a NAS device and if a drive fails and you do not have a copy of the data elsewhere, you will most likely lose it all. RAID gives you a safety net (called REDUNDANCY) which means you can afford to lose 1, 2 or even 3 hard drives with the right configuration. The most common options are:

RAID 0 - Meaning all drive storage is pooled together into 1 big drive - MOST UNSAFE
RAID 1 - Drives are duplicated so you lose half the available storage, but have a complete, up to the second copy of your data
RAID 5 - You lose 1 drive of data storage space, but data is spread across all the available drives and a small piece of information called PARITY is created each wave/stripe that makes a blueprint of all the data
RAID 6 - Same as above, but it removes two drives worth of space and protects you against the loss of two Hard Drives

16/11/2017 | Popular Question | GB Flag |
What is a personal cloud storage device?

A personal Cloud storage device is a piece of Hardware, Like a NAS, that gives you the access, freedom, speed and utility of popular 3rd party cloud providers such as Dropbox, Google Drive, iCloud, Amazon S3 and more. However unlike those providers that hold your data on a server farm hundreds or thousands of miles away, where you it can be broken into, a Personal Cloud (NAS) lives in your home/office and can be protected with both bespoke AES-256bit encryption, individual login credentials and if the worst case scenario, can be simply unplugged from the network/internet.


It is also considerably cheaper in the long term.


 

16/11/2017 | Popular Question | GB Flag |
How do you connect to a NAS?

You can connect to a device in several ways:


- You can connect to a NAS via your home network as long as it is connected to the same router/switch that your other devices are connected to, via cable or over Wi-Fi (the devices, not the NAS)


- You can connect over the internet using the NAS manufacturer’s respective software on desktop or mobile platforms for Mac, Windows and Android devices


- You can also access the data as a network drive (where the location of the drive with be an IP - 192.168. etc.) and then the drive can be read and written to as needed


Thank you


 

16/11/2017 | Popular Question | GB Flag |
How does a NAS device work?

Excellent Question. A NAS devices like a computer that is dedicated to storing data that is made accessible across all your internet enabled devices. It connects to your home network (in simple terms, the internet connected network in your home or office) and makes the data that is store on it accessible. You can also access the data from outside the phone via WiFi at hotspots and other buildings, or via your mobile 3G or 4G internet connection.

16/11/2017 | Popular Question | GB Flag |
Do you really need a NAS?

If you have data spread across multiple devices without a single backup location, then YES, you really do need a NAS drive. As it will make backing up with multiple devices easier, more automated and reliable.


If you are a business with large amounts of data that needs to be accessible quickly, across multiple machines or outside your office environment for off-site staff or clients, then YES you needs a NAS.


If you want your internet accessible data to be 100% inaccessible when needed (for security) and are considering a Cloud provider or a NAS, BUY A NAS!!! It is cheaper in the long run and can have individual and bespoke security measures. 


 

16/11/2017 | Popular Question | GB Flag |
What is a NAS drives for home?

A NAS drive for Home is the means of storing your data in a central location that can be used for more home and entertainment based applications. Often these are 2-Bay or 4-Bay NAS Devices that support applications such as Plex, DLNA Server support, Backups like Apple Time Machine and Surveillance over IP cameras from companies such as Edimax and Reolink. The Hard drives in a NAS Drive for Home are recommended to be WD Red NAS Drives or Seagate Ironwolf NAS drives.


 



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