Easy Storage Expandability
When you need to grow your Fusion DX800RAID's storage capacity, Sonnet offers an economical upgrade path that is simple to deploy—Fusion DX800RAID Expansion storage 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. As a matter of fact, incorporating more storage capacity is nearly as simple as placing additional DX800RAID Expansion storage systems near your computer and connecting a few cables.
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.
Fusion storage systems employ Enterprise/RAID Edition hard drives or select, Sonnet certified drives 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.
Easy Storage Expansion—Add 16TB, 24TB, 32TB, or 48TB additional capacity(1) to your existing Fusion DX800RAID storage system
Economical—No need to purchase additional RAID controller to add capacity, connects directly to your existing Fusion DX800RAID storage system
Reliable—Includes eight 2TB, 3TB, 4TB, or 6TB Enterprise/RAID Edition or select, Sonnet certified hard drives with proven reliability, and supports SES and S.M.A.R.T data reporting
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.
Fusion DX800RAID enclosures link to the Sonnet RAID controller with robust mini-SAS to mini-SAS connector cables that lock securely at both ends.
The reliability of the Fusion DX800RAID Expansion system 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.