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Rainer Wirth
4bay FW800 Raid5 system
on Mar 18, 2013 at 11:38:35 am

Hi folks out there,

has anybody any recommondations for a 4bay FW800 raid enclosure with built in Raid5 contoller?
I'm not pleased with my Sonnet. I've looked at inxtron.

cheers

Rainer

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Rainer Wirth
phone_0049-177-2156086
Mac pro 8core
Adobe,FCP,Avid
several raid systems


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Petros Kolyvas
Re: 4bay FW800 Raid5 system
on Mar 18, 2013 at 4:04:31 pm

I'm guessing that you need it for archival storage and not for speed as FW800 will top out at a theoretical max of around 92MB/s and then in-practice somewhat less.

We have a SAS version of this: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16816215292&Tpk=GAGE104U...

Made by these guys: http://www.istarusa.com/raidage/products.php?model=GAGE104U40SL-SAUF#.UUc0C...

It's sold by other brands under different product names: http://eshop.macsales.com/shop/hard-drives/RAID/Rack_Mount/

I dug around OEM sites to find it becuase I was sure OWC wasn't actually manufacturing the thing and they wouldn't sell me one without disks. However, like all solutions in this price-range you get what you pay for. There will be no customer service to turn to.

Also, the SAS version I have doesn't have an on-board RAID controller, instead using my R680 which I trust and, I would suggest if you're upgrading that you look around and see what kind of alternative, reliable RAID-5 solutions you need. Sonnet has proven to be one of the better companies (even though my experience hasn't been fantastic) and if you're not pleased with them it's going to take a significant step up in cost to find a company providing better service and products.

This is all, just, my opinion of course!

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There is no intuitive interface, not even the nipple. It's all learned. - Bruce Ediger


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Jon Schilling
Re: 4 bay FW 800 Raid 5 system - Proavio EB400CR Combo RAID
on Mar 18, 2013 at 4:25:53 pm

Rainer,

My 2 cents. Our Proavio EB400CR Combo RAID is well liked by Adobe for use with CS6:
http://www.proavio.com/index.php/products/desktop/eb400cr

Our product has also been well received by film-maker Patrick Read Johnson.

Features 1 X USB 3.0 port, 2 Fire Wire 800 ports and a eSATA port.

RAID levels offered are RAID 0,1,5 JBOD & our own "disk clone" feature.

We're only manufacturing it in a desktop RAID at this time.


Jonathan Schilling
Vertical Sales Manager
Proavio Storage by Enhance Technology Inc.
12221 Florence Ave.
Santa Fe Springs, CA 90670
Dir: 562-777-3498
Main: 562-777-3488 X106
Fax: 562-777-3499
Email: jon@proavio.com





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Rainer Wirth
Re: 4 bay FW 800 Raid 5 system - Proavio EB400CR Combo RAID
on Mar 18, 2013 at 10:43:44 pm

Thanks for your input,

cheers

Rainer

factstory
Rainer Wirth
phone_0049-177-2156086
Mac pro 8core
Adobe,FCP,Avid
several raid systems


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Jon Schilling
Re: 4 bay FW 800 Raid 5 system - Proavio EB400CR Combo RAID
on Mar 18, 2013 at 10:45:11 pm

Rainer,

Sure thing, just putting another viable option out there.

Jonathan Schilling
Vertical Sales Manager
Proavio Storage by Enhance Technology Inc.
12221 Florence Ave.
Santa Fe Springs, CA 90670
Dir: 562-777-3498
Main: 562-777-3488 X106
Fax: 562-777-3499
Email: jon@proavio.com





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Matt Stone
Re: 4bay FW800 Raid5 system - Maxx Digital EvoVR
on Mar 19, 2013 at 12:23:26 am

Maxx Digital has a 4 bay that has on board RAID 0,1, and 5 capabilities. It is a desktop version that has a quad interface on the back - eSATA, FW800, FW400, and USB 2.0

It can be seen here EvoVR

Email me at mattstone@maxxdigital.com if you have any other questions.

Matt Stone
Maxx Entertainment Digital
3189 Redhill Ave. Unit B
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Telephone:(714) 374-4944
Fax: (714) 374-3404


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