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Sonnet Introduces Fusion(TM) F2QR Portable Two-drive Hardware RAID Storage SystemRuggedized Storage Offers Quad Interface for Ease of Connection, Powers From Computer's FireWire(R) Port, and Adds 2TB of Cap (September 29, 2011)
"The original Fusion F2 storage system experienced great success due to its ultra shock protection and uncompromising performance and reliability. By improving upon its design with added connectivity options and larger drives in the Fusion F2's compact, low-power package, Fusion F2QR offers increased utility for field use in audio, photo, and video editing applications," said Robert Farnsworth, CEO of Sonnet Technologies. "Fusion F2QR will find a home in the equipment cases of many mobile professionals."
Mounted inside its rugged aluminum shell, the Fusion F2QR's drives are shock- and vibration- isolated to help protect against rough handling. Fusion F2QR is cool, nearly silent, and energy-efficient. The engineered aluminum case efficiently transfers away heat, eliminating the need for a fan.
The Sonnet Fusion F2QR features a built-in hardware RAID controller that manages its drives, and enables the system to connect to a computer with a single cable. It supports fast (RAID 0), safe (RAID 1), big (Span), and JBOD configurations without relying on OS RAID or a specialized controller card. The included configuration utility software is simple to use and supports Mac and Windows operating systems.
Fusion F2QR's quad interface offers users three ways to connect the storage system to their computer, enabling maximum flexibility in sharing data between a variety of computers. They can select an eSATA, FireWire 800, or USB 2.0 interface for maximum performance, medium speed, or ubiquity, respectively. (The fourth port is a FireWire 800 pass-through port.) Sonnet includes the cables for each interface, so the F2QR can be connected immediately. Connected via the Sonnet Tempo SATA Pro ExpressCard(R) eSATA controller, the Sonnet Fusion F2QR in RAID 0 configuration can sustain read transfer rates of up to 160 MB/sec, fast enough to support multiple streams of compressed video editing. Fusion F2QR is powered by connecting the included power cable or FireWire interface cable to a FireWire port on the computer or hub. Users can alternatively power the F2QR with Sonnet's optional World Travel Power Adapter.
Fusion F2QR 2TB (part number FUS-F2QR-2TB) is available immediately, with a suggested retail price of $569. For more information on Fusion F2QR, visit the Sonnet website at http://www.sonnettech.com/product/fusionf2qr.html.
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About Sonnet Technologies
Sonnet Technologies Inc. is a leader in providing storage systems and media readers for professional users of Macintosh(R), Windows(R), and UNIX(R) systems in the film, video, and broadcast industries. The company's product line features a range of high-performance, cost-effective, and reliable desktop and rackmount RAID storage solutions ranging from two- and four-drive units with quad interfaces, to eight- and 16-drive solutions with internal SAS expanders, to 16-drive, 16-port, 8Gb Fiber Channel shared storage systems that are expandable to 384 TB. Sonnet has pioneered and brought to market innovative solutions that enhance the performance and connectivity of Macintosh, Windows, and other industry-standard computers. More information is available at www.sonnettech.com.
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