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Sonnet Fusion RX1600 96TB RAID with 6Gb PCIe RAID Controller

Rackmount 16-drive RAID SATA Storage System with Internal SAS Expanders
Part No: SON-RX16S6-96TB

Sonnet’s Fusion RAID storage systems are widely recognized for their performance and dependability, providing users the data throughput and protection critical in high definition video editing work. Fusion RX1600RAID takes these attributes to a new level. Building on proven technologies, this 64TB 3U rackmount 16-drive SATA storage system offers the fastest performance and biggest capacity yet of any Sonnet direct-attached storage system. Fusion RX1600RAID storage systems are designed for work environments where performance and fault tolerance are critical, and maximum availability a must. Fusion RX1600RAID storage systems easily handle uncompressed HD while protecting the data at the same time, yet are flexible enough to be configured for any workflow.

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Product Description


Under real world use (drives 85% filled and fragmented) with its drives formatted as a RAID 5 group (sixteen drives striped with parity across all group members), a Fusion RX1600RAID system is capable of 2K (2048 x 1556) LOG RGB capture and playback. A Fusion RX1600RAID system can achieve up to 1750 MB/sec read and 1250 MB/sec write (AJA Kona 1080HD test), fast enough to handle uncompressed 10-bit 1080 4:4:4 HD, or multiple streams of ProRes 422 HD, uncompressed 8-bit 1080 HD, DV, HDV, and DVCPRO video.

Raw data transfer rates are just one measure of a storage system’s abilities, but they don’t tell the whole story. How many video streams can be transferred at the same time without dropping frames is another measure critical in determining overall performance, and one that can greatly impact your workflow. Fusion RX1600RAID achieves high stream counts because of its ability to consistently and efficiently sustain data throughput, a result of incorporating ATTO Technologies’ exclusive Advanced Data Streaming (ADS™) Technology in the included Sonnet PCI Express® (PCIe) RAID controller card. ADS provides controlled acceleration of data transfers, compensating for transfer speed peaks and drops to maintain a consistent data flow, allowing more streams without dropped frames for the bandwidth available.

Enhanced Data Security

With drives formatted as a RAID 4, 5, 6, or DVRAID protected group, Fusion RX1600RAID systems offer data protection in the event of a drive failure (two drives when formatted as a RAID 6 group). You can configure your system to provide visual and audible alerts, including e-mail notification in the event of a drive failure. A drive can be swapped out and the RAID group rebuilt in hours, or you can tune the rebuild priority to deliver full read performance during the process to keep you working while the RAID group rebuilds in the background.

Fusion RX1600RAID storage systems provide additional protection beyond basic data security. The Sonnet 6Gb/s SAS/SATA RAID controller employs ATTO Technologies’ exclusive DriveAssure Technology, which monitors drives’ I/O performance and performs periodic drive scans to map out and repair bad sectors and slow spots without failing the drive. This proactive maintenance enables the controller to compensate for when a RAID group does not respond to a command within a specified time, which could lead to degraded performance (e.g., dropped frames), or worse, the RAID group being failed.

Master Controller

The heart of a Fusion RX1600RAID storage system is the Sonnet 6 Gb/s SAS/SATA RAID controller. Offering eight lanes of PCIe 2.0 connectivity, this powerhouse adapter is based on the latest-generation Marvell 88RC9580 RAID-on-Chip (ROC) processor, which handles the throughput from all the drives with plenty of overhead. The Sonnet 6 Gb/s SAS/SATA RAID controller is configured with 512MB of ECC-protected cache memory, especiallySonnet 6 Gb/s SAS/SATA RAID Card important to maintain data stream writes as the disk array nears capacity.


Large Storage

96TB capacity

High Performance

A single Fusion RX1600RAID system with sixteen drives (configured as RAID 5) delivers up to 1750 MB/sec read, 1250 MB/sec write data transfers

File Protection

Fusion RX1600RAID supports RAID levels 4, 5, and 6 to protect data in case of a drive failure (two drives with RAID 6) while maintaining great performance

Enhanced Data Security

Fusion RX1600RAID monitors drive performance and automatically maps out bad sectors to prevent drive failures, and provides data recovery tools in case a RAID group can’t be rebuilt and is taken offline

Monitored Operation

SES (SCSI Enclosure Services) and S.M.A.R.T. data reporting provide realtime monitoring and reporting of the enclosure and drives’ status

Enterprise Class Components

Redundant, universal 100–240V, 50/60Hz power supplies, and redundant fan modules are hot-swappable

Easy, Economic Expandability

Internal SAS expanders enable you to connect up to eight RX1600RAID and RX1600 Expansion enclosures to a single Sonnet 6Gb/s SAS/SATA RAID controller card

Quick Status Indicators

Drive Activity, Drive Presence, Power, SES, and Link LED indicators


Complete System

Includes enclosure with Sonnet RAID controller card, drive modules, cables, rackmount kit, software, and user's guides

Cross Platform Compatibility

Supports Mac®, Windows®, and Linux computers


Additional Information



Warranty: 5-year

eSATA Interface Speed: 6 Gb/s

Data Transfer Speed: Up to 1750 MB/s read, 1250 MB/sec write, depending on configuration

Drive Supported: Up-to-date compatible hard drives listed on our Certified Hard Drive Compatibility Chart

Supported Drive Configurations: Hardware-based JBOD; RAID 0, 1, 4, 5, 6, and 10

Supported Video Formats: 2K (2048 x 1556) LOG RGB, 10-bit 1080 4:4:4 HD, uncompressed 8-bit 1080i HD, ProRes 422, DV, HDV, DVCPRO, and uncompressed SD

Package Contents :-

  • Rackmount disk enclosure
  • Two rackmount rail assemblies and mounting hardware
  • One Sonnet RAID controller
  • Sixteen 3.5" drive modules
  • Two power cords
  • Two 2-meter mini-SAS cables
  • Software CD
  • User’s guides

Sonnet 6Gb/s SAS/SATA RAID Controller Card

Bus Interface: PCI Express 2.0 x8

External Connectors: Two mini-SAS

RAID Processor: Marvell 88RC9580

Firmware: Flash-ROM upgradeable to latest firmware version

RX1600RAID Drive Enclosure

External Connectors: Four mini-SAS

Drives Supported: 3 & 1.5 Gb per second Serial ATA; up to 7,200 RPM

Power Supplies: 350W, 100-240V, 50/60Hz Universal

Operating Temperature: +41º F to +104º F (5º C to +40º C)

Weight (with drives): 59.5 lbs (27 kg)

Noise: Fusion RX1600RAID: 60 dBA

RoHS Compliant: Yes

Dimensions: WxDxH:17.4 x 21 x 5.2 in (42.2 x 53.3 x 13.2 cm)