Spending less does not mean sacrificing performance. The HD Commander uses the latest eSATA Port Multiplier technology, it provides professional class performance with a lower costs per gigabyte solution.
Each HD Commander is supplied with five drive enclosure populated with the latest SATA II high performance disk drives; a four port eSATA PCI-e or PCI-x Host Adapter for workstations or two port eSATA Express Card 34 for laptops.
Fast and expandable
The fast PCI-e four port eSATA Host Adapter enable each port to run at their maximum rate of 235MB/sec, this means the HD Commander can handle any project you throw at it; from DV, DVCPRO HD, uncompressed SD / HD and Apple’s latest ProRes 422. Add additional drive enclosures to the other ports will result in even higher data rate, 700MB/sec! A total of 20 disk drives can be connected to the PCI-e Host Adapter.
Laptop users will benefit form the Express Card 34 eSATA adapter card. Maximum data rate of 144MB/sec can be achieved and with two eSATA ports a total of 10 disk drives can be attached to your laptop.
HD Commander is tuned to perform real-world day-to-day workflow. Working in Final Cut Pro, Premiere, or other creative applications, the HD Commander is capable of real-time playback to help your creative process to be more productive.
The five drive HD Commander is capable of 8/10-bit uncompressed HD, 7 streams of uncompressed 8-bit SD, 11 streams DVCPRO-HD, 8 streams of ProRes 422.