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PRO Qxc

Fast PCIe Protected Storage

Over 400MB/sec RAID 0
Over 300MB/sec RAID 5

PRO Q

Fast Protected Storage

The PRO Qxc is the fastest in its class, the high-performance RAID controller uses the Intel IOP333 RAID processor producing reliable data protection and exceptional data throughput. Your creative content are well protected and your workflow moves along smoothly.

The PRO Qxc comes fully populated with 4 hot swappable high performance 3.5” 7200 RPM SATA disk drives, running in RAID 5 protected mode, the PRO Qxc can pump out over 300 MB/s sustained, more than enough for the demands of creative professional working in the highest video resolutions. Want to run faster? Configure the RAID engine to RAID 0 mode and the PRO Qxc will deliver at over 400 MB/s. Check out all the performance spec at the bottom of this page.

PCIe Hardware RAID Controller

PRO RX HBE

x8 PCIe cable
The PRO Qxc comes with a PCIe Hardware RAID Controller that is installed in the host computer with an available PCIe slot.  This hardware RAID controller implements a reliable PCI-express RAID controller technology for desktop computers. The PCIe RAID controller is installed in the host computer for a cost reduced option over the PRO Q. The PRO Qxc still offers the same high performance and redundancy of the PRO Q.

The full metal secure locking mini SAS Cable connects the hardware RAID controller to the PRO Qxc enclosure. The PRO Qxc comes with a 1 meter cable. The PRO Qxc has a 2 meter optional cable as well.

RAID Protected

The truth is, disk drives will fail, and they will fail at just the worst time. Don’t give it a chance to ruin your day. RAID 3 or 5 protection schemes are the most cost-efficient approach to insuring workflow continuation. Should a drive fail during your last render before your final tape out, don’t sweat it, the hardware RAID protection will keep your workflow going even with one or more drives down.

RAID Manager GUIRAID Management GUI

A web browser accessed RAID Console provides quick and easy RAID management. The PRO Qxc comes pre-configured for Mac OS X in RAID 5 protection mode, so it might not be necessary to access the RAID Console initially. But, should you want to change the configuration or manage the disk drives, you are just a couple of clicks away from the RAID Console.

Highly configurable for single RAID or multiple RAIDs with various RAID levels are easily managed using the RAID Console management interface. 

Event notification with e-mail, Event Log Views, Controller and drive temperature monitoring are but a few of the full set professional grade manager.

Click the screen shot above to see some of the features.

PRO Q drive trayAll Metal Drive Tray

The PRO Qxc is built with the all metal drive tray. As the result, the drives runs cool and provides for a more efficient cooling for the entire unit, and it looks great with the collection of your high-end video gear.

Real-time Multiple Steams

PRO Qxc performacne mapThe PRO Qxc is designed to handle the demands of a fast paced workflow without any delays due to technical or performance issues. The performance map to the right shows the full capability of the PRO Qxc from empty to full in RAID 0 and protected mode RAID 5. The graph shows us that even if the PRO Qxc gets full, there is still plenty of headroom to ensure your workflow and timeline runs smoothly and without any dropped frames.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Video Res

# streams
RAID 0

# streams
RAID 5

 

 

HD 10-bit uncompressed

1

1

 

 

HD 8-bit uncompressed

1

1

 

 

SD 10-bit

5

4

 

 

SD 8-bit

8

6

 

 

DVCPRO HD

11

8

 

 

ProRes HQ

6

4

 

 

ProRes

9

7

 

 

2k RGB

1

1

 

 

2k film

1

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mac Pro, FCP, RAID 5, 4x1TB drives, PCIe x8.
Performance results will be different with smaller capacity disk drives.

Ordering Information

PRO Qxc (with PCIe RAID Host Adapter + 1-meter cable)

Capacity *
How much do I need?

Model

Part Number

Disks

2000GB

PRO Qxc-2

980-0200-0

4 x 500GB

4000GB

PRO Qxc-4

980-0400-0

4 x 1TB

8000GB

PRO Qxc-8

980-0800-0

4 x 2TB

 

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



Cable Options (Mini SAS)

1-meter (included)

652-0100-0

 

 

2-meter

652-0200-0

 

 

 

Spare drive with tray

500GB

500GB Drive/Tray

938-0050-0

1 x 500GB

1TB

1TB Drive/Tray

938-0100-0 1 x 1TB

2TB

2TB Drive/Tray

938-0200-0

1 x 2TB

 

Call 818-435-6007

 

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

Quick Links:
Datasheet
Media Gallery
Manual
Drivers
Tech Notes

PRO Q AJA rate
AJA System Test - RAID 5

PRO Q BMD rate
Blackmagic Disk Test - RAID 5

Leopard Compatible

Features

  • Mac and Windows Compatible.
  • Final Cut Studio, Premiere and other popular editor certified.
  • ProRes 422, RED R3D & proxy, DV, DVCPRO HD, uncompressed SD/HD, 2K Film formats.
  • Multiple real-time streams.
  • RAID 1/3/5 protection against drive failures.
  • PCIe Hardware RAID Controller.
  • 1-meter cable with optional 2 meter.
  • Four high performance 3Gb/s SATA disk drives.
  • Up to 4TB of useable storage in RAID 0, 3 TB in RAID 3/5.
  • GUI RAID Console management and e-mail event notification.
  • Enclosure management.
  • Quiet and effective cooling fans.
  • 3 year warranty.

 

 

System Requirements

  • Apple Mac Pro - One available PCI-e slot
  • Apple Power Mac (later model with PCI-e slots) - One available PCI-e slot.
  • Windows-based compatible PC with one PCI-e slot.
  • Apple OS X 10.4 or higher, Microsoft Windows XP, Vista, Server.
  • Internet connection for driver and utility download.

 

 

 
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