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Sonnet Introduces Fusion F2QR Portable Two-drive Hardware RAID Storage System

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Sonnet Technologies, a leader in providing storage systems for professional users of Macintosh, Windows, and UNIX systems in the film, video, and broadcast industries, today announced the Fusion F2QR portable two-drive hardware RAID storage system. Mounted side by side in a tough aluminum enclosure about the size of two stacked CD cases, the diminutive system contains two, 2.5-inch, 1TB hard drives.

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How can it do 160MB reads and 100MB writes over usb2? It might do over esata.
 
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How can it do 160MB reads and 100MB writes over usb2? It might do over esata.
Yeah -- it doesn't say those speeds are over USB2. :p It's gotta be esata.
 
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Would be nice to know if the esata was SATAII / III and same for the internal sata connectors for the hd's.

Also noticed the usb2.0 ouch. Looks like a great idea but seems they had no clue what they where doing.
Missing 1x or 2x eSataIII ports / 2x USB3.0 bonded or straight ports or thunderbolt.

Also is it powered externally as the usb2 usually struggles at full speed+raid controller's power needs even with Y cable.
This size wise is nice but it feels like it lacks a lot of "today's tech" specs/features instead of "yesterday's tech" specs it has.

End results = nice 2009/2010 gimmick, generally the right direction of what we need but No Sale for this as is in 3/4 of 2011.
 
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Price seems really high for what it is . . .
 

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Even on a mac who the hell uses firewire enough to justify 2 of them