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PRO FC g2

4Gb Fibre Channel RAID Storage

PRO FC g2 bundle

Generation 2

G2 is comingThe new PRO FC generation 2 uses the all metal drive trays; runs cool, strong and stylish. An enhancement to the original PRO FC for the demanding Video Editing and Content Creation Professionals.

Dual Port 4Gb Fibre Channel

The dual ported PRO FC has two very fast 4Gb Fibre Channel ports connected to a high performance RAID controller based on a high power RISC storage processor with embedded RAID 6 XOR engine. Supporting the latest in RAID protection technology, the PRO FC supports all standard RAID levels; 0 for striping, 1 for disk mirroring, 5 for efficient balance of drive protection and performance as well as the latest RAID 6 double disk protection for enterprise class requirements.

The two 4Gb Fibre Channel ports can work together to increase data throughput, MPIO (Multipathing I/O) is a simple and quick method to improve Fibre Channel data path performance with supported operating system such as OS X and others, with MPIO - performance increase with configuration simplicity results in 510 MB/sec data rate. For even higher dual path method, configuring the PRO FC with two RAID sets and LUN map each RAID set to its own Fibre port will optimize the data path and produce a respectable data rate of over 550MB/sec. See the graphics to the right for more detail information.

The PRO FC 4Gb Fibre Channel interface is backward compatible with 2Gb infrastructures and will plug and play in existing Fibre Channel networks. 

PRO FX ExpanderCost Effective Expansion

When additional storage is required the PRO FC can be increased in capacity with the built-in expander; simply add the cost effective PRO FX to expand the PRO FC RAID head unit. Each PRO FX has a 16 drive capacity and can further daisy chain to additional PRO FXs; a total of 3 PRO FXs can be daisy chained from the PRO FC RAID head, a total of 64 drives of very high speed online access.

The Java based RAID Manager provides full control over the RAID configuration; the existing RAID set can be expanded or additional RAID sets can be made to deploy the added disk space from the PRO FX.

SAN Ready

SAN ReadyFibre Channel interface is the standard interface for high speed Storage Area Network applications. When the workflow requires multiple artists/workstations to access the same project or files at a rapid rate of speed, the SAN Ready PRO FC is ready for the job.

The dual ported PRO FC can be deployed in a two workstation configuration without the need of an expensive Fibre Channel Switch. Just apply your favorite SAN management software and you are ready to improve your workflow at the speed of light. In a larger shared environment, the PRO FC works well with 3rd party Fibre Channel switches and host adapters.

metaSANWork on 2K DPX files and HD uncompressed at the same time! The PRO FC efficient cache and RAID management is able to keep up with the most demanding projects. Playback of 2K DPX files which are rated at 24 fps x 12.2MB per frame requires a date rate of near 300MB/sec and is pretty demanding already, but the PRO FC can handle this plus more! On top of this, the PRO FC can also playback an 8-bit HD uncompressed clip. Other combinations that the PRO FC can handle are two streams of 10-bit HD uncompressed on one station plus a handful of SD uncompressed on another. The PRO FC is ready to take on any serious workflow.

PRO FC  performanceMaximum Fibre Performance

The PRO FC never slows down! Even when fully loaded with data. Impressive high-end performance ensures that your project will continue to make forward progress even as the disk array is filling up. No matter which RAID protection mode you choose to use, the PRO FC will not miss a beat.

Real-time Multiple Streams

PRO FC technology translates to superior workflow in your creative development, many real-time streams means you will enjoy your work more and get the project completed sooner.

 

 

 

 

 

Video Res

# streams

 

 

HD 10-bit uncompressed

2

 

 

HD 8-bit uncompressed

3

 

 

SD 10-bit

12

 

 

SD 8-bit

13

 

 

DVCPRO HD

14

 

 

ProRes HQ

12

 

 

ProRes

13

 

 

2k RGB

1

 

 

2k film

1

 

 

 

 

 

One PRO FC with sixteen 1TB drives in RAID 5. Mac Pro 2xQuad 3GHz, ATTO FC42ES, OS 10.5.2 FCP 6. Streams counts could vary with smaller disk drives. RAID 0 performance yields similar results. Usage of 1 FC or 2 FC ports does not improve stream count. Making two RAIDs on separate FC ports and stripping the two LUNs at the OS yields equal and in some video resolution lesser stream counts.

Ordering Information

PRO FC g2 (1 SFP, one 1-meter FC cable)

Capacity *
How much do I need?

Model

Part Number

Disks

7.2TB

PFC-7.2

944-0720-*

16 x 450GB SAS

8TB

PFC-8

944-0800-*

16 x 500GB

16TB

PFC-16

944-1600-*

16 x 1TB

32TB Enterprise

PFC-32

944-3200-*

16 x 2TB

32TB Business

PFC-32

944-3200-*

16 x 2TB

 

 

* 0 = Single cold-swap power supply.
1 = Dual hot-swap supply.

 

* RAID 3/5 usable capacity will be 1 drive less of total, RAID 6 will be 2 drives less. Why?


 

Fibre Channel cable

SFP

 

3-meter

663-0300-0

664-0001-0

 

6-meter

663-0600-0

664-0001-0

 

 

 

Spare drive with tray

 

 

450GB SAS

939-0045-0

 

 

500GB

939-0050-0

 

 

1TB

939-0100-0

 

 

2TB

939-0200-0

Business Class

 

2TB

939-0200-1

Enterprise Class

 

 

 

Rackmount kit

 

 

26”

748-2601-1

 

 

 

Call 818-435-6007 or find a reseller

 

* RAID 3/5 capacity will be 12.5% less, RAID 6 will be 25% less. Why?

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PRO FC & FX

 Generation 2

The new PRO FC uses the latest Generation 2 drive trays.
Generation 2 drive tray

Cooler
Generation 2 drive tray
Stronger

Works with Apple Xsan
Apple Xsan
Works with Tiger Technology
Tiger Technology metaSAN
Plus other Shared Storage Management software.

Super Fast

Performance
Performance
Leopard Compatible

Features

Dual port 4Gb Fibre Channel Interface.

Performance enhancement using MPIO (Multipath I/O) with supported OS.

3u rackmount - 16 hot swappable drive bays.

Cost effective built-in expansion. Daisy chain 3 PRO FXs for a total of 64 drives.

Super fast Hardware RAID controller supporting RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, JBOD.

RISC based hardware RAID controller with embedded RAID 6 XOR engine.

Pre-loaded with hot swappable 7200 RPM SATA II 3Gb/s high performance disk drives.

Instant Ready, no long format required.

SAN Ready. Compatible with Xsan, metaSAN and other share storage management software.

Final Cut Studio, Premiere Pro, Media Composer compatible.

ProRes 422, RED R3D & proxy, DV, DVCPRO HD, HDV, uncompressed SD/HD, 2k film formats.

Multiple real-time streams.

Built-in Ethernet management port.

Java based RAID Manager.

E-mail event notification.

Enclosure management.

Optional redundant hot swappable power supplies.

42 months warranty: Industry’s longest.

Systems Requirements

2/4/8Gb Fibre Channel interface on host computer or switch.

Apple: Mac Pro, Power Mac G5.

Windows-based compatible PC.

Apple OS 10.4 or higher, Microsoft Windows XP, Vista, Server, Linux, Unix.

 
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