Sonnet Introduces Fusion F2, RAID SATA Drive at NAB

Sonnet Technologies has introduced its portable, 2 drive, RAID SATA storage system. The cool and quiet enclosure employs two 320 GB, 5,400 RPM 2.5 inch mobile drives that balance speed, power consumption, and reliability. In RAID 0 configuration (stripped), the drives can deliver a sustained 126 MB/sec and the unit is designed for video professionals who require high speed data transfers for video.

"The systemis two drives are mounted side-by-side in a rugged aluminum enclosure, ensuring secure storage in a low-profile design measuring just 5.9 inches by 6.2 inches by 0.72 inches. Internally, Fusion F2is drives are individually shock-isolated, virtually eliminating cross-coupled vibration, which, unchecked, can induce soft errors ? a potential source of skipped frames. Fusion F2 is cool, quiet, and energy-efficient; the side-by-side drive placement increases the metal caseis cooling surface area, thereby eliminating the need for a fan," Sonnet said.

Sonnet Fusion F2

Sonnetis Fusion F2 features two eSATA data connections, draws its power from a FireWire 400 port in order to eliminate an external power supply, and is designed for use with the Sonnet Tempo? SATA ExpressCard/34 host adapter for MacBook? Pro and PC notebooks.

The Fusion F2 is compatible with Mac OS X, Windows Vista, Windows XP Professional, and Linux. n addition, it is compatible with capture cards from AJA, Blackmagic Design, Matrox, and Bluefish444, and works with all mainstream media editing applications including Apple Final Cut Pro, and Adobe Premiere Pro CS3. The Sonnet Fusion F2 will ship on February 4, 2008 and is priced at US$895.00. It comes with a two year warranty.