Sonnet present the Fusion F2QR portable dual-HDD RAID storage system
Andy Ruffell / 9 years ago
Sonnet Technology has an history of producing storage devices for the video and photo editing industry, and they recently announced a new product along those same lines with the Fusion F2QR Portable two-drive hardware RAID storage system.
Featuring the multiple-award-wining Fusion F2, the F2QR is full of characteristics making it a perfect on-the-go storage device. The RAID controller allows for different configurations and the multiple connectivity possibilities allow for more flexibility.
“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.”
The rugged aluminium shell surrounds two 2.5” drives of 1TB capacity, mounted side by side giving it a small height of approximately two CD cases stalked together. The main properties of this casing is protection and heat-dissipation, making peace-of-mind of protection from both damage and heat a real pleasure.
With RAID configurations for both speed, safety, large storage and the JBOD configurations through RAID 0, 1 and Span respectively, a variety of choice is offered allowing to adapt best to the users preferences.
The various connections being eSATA, FireWire 800 or USB 2.0, while a second FireWire 800 manages pass-through, when connected via the Sonnet Tempo SATA Pro ExpressCard eSATA controller and in RAID 0 configuration, the F2QR manages read speeds of up to 160MB/s and writing speeds of up to 100MB/s.
Power is drawn from either a power cable, FireWire connected on your computer or the alternative and optional World Travel Power Adapter from Sonnet.
Already available, the F2QR 2TB is priced at $569.
For more information please refer to the official product’s page.