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Quad & Quad es

SATA RAID protected storage
Leopard Compatible

Quad back side

A Highly Rated Solution

Your time is money, so protect your creative work as you work. The snazzy looking 4 or 5 drives desktop model combined with the supplied PCI-e or PCI-x full featured RAID controller provides a sweet spot for price and performance the video professional demands. 

The Quad is a 4 drive model where all 4 drives are used by the RAID controller, the Quad es is just like the Quad plus an additional spare drive located in a 5th bay as a cold spare.

Dulce Systems has engineered a bundled solution using the latest in storage technologies from disk drives to enclosures to RAID controllers to end user applications, all working together to address reliability, features and performance at a budget-minded price.  Ultimate bottom line: the stuff works in your applications. We confidently stand behind that with the industry’s longest warranty of 42 months!

Uncompressed SD and HD workflow

The stylish looking Quad and Quad es is fully populated with 4 or 5 hard disk drives giving a top capacity of 4TB in RAID 0 striping performance mode, this is about 55 hours of 8 bit uncompressed SD video. Check out the Final Cut Pro work space below, the Quad Channel SATA II interfaces provides the bandwidth to support 7 streams of realtime playback at uncompressed SD video resolution. The Quad is also able to handle HD resolution as well.

Quad RAID 0
Quad RAID 5
Quad performance map
FCP sd8 7 streams layout
Quad back side
Quad with fan

Can’t see it or hear it, but you can feel it.

Drive Module
Drive Module

Big fan = cool drives

You Have a Big Fan in Your Corner

You’ve got a big fan behind your project. Hard drives last longer when operated in a cooler environment. The Quad is equipped with a large 120mm fan, virtually the entire rear panel is designed to circulate cool air through the hard drives. The fan is large but it is tame, it operates at a lower RPM and it’s very quiet. 

Cool drives means happy drives. Dulce Systems proudly and confidently provides the industries longest 42 month warranty on the Duo Quad product line.

Happy drives means happy editors.



RAID Manager GUI

A Highly RAIDed Controller

The fully loaded RAID controller is highly configurable but yet it is simple to use. The controller supports RAID 0, 1, 3, 5 and JBOD with hot spares. It requires a free slot in your computer.

The instant availability and background initialization features saves you from hours of RAID format time. In fact, the Quad comes pre-formatted for Mac OS X, it mounts on the desktop on 1st hookup. For Windows a short format process is required.

The Quad-e and Quad es is supplied with an 8 lane PCI-express RAID controller. Connects to your MacPro or PCI-e equipped G5 or Windows / Linux based computer.

The Quad-x comes with a 64bit/133MHz PCI-x RAID controller. Connects to your G5 PowerPC equipped with PCI-x slots or Windows / Linux based computer with PCI-x slots.

RAID Management GUI

A web browser accessed RAID Manager provides quick and easy RAID management. The Quad comes pre-configured for Mac OS X in RAID 0 performance mode, so it might not be necessary to access the RAID Manager 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 Manager.

Click the screen shot on the left to see some of the features.

Key Features:

  • Mac and Windows compatible.
  • Works with Final Cut Pro, Premiere and all other major creation tools.
  • Multiple uncompressed SD streams.
  • PCI-express x8 or
    PCI-x RAID Controller.
  • 4 hot swappable SATA II drives.
  • RAID 0 for speed, RAID 1 for maximum protection.
  • RAID 3 or 5 for efficient speed and protection.
  • Hot Spares.
  • Enclosure Management for fan and temperature.
  • Web base RAID Management with remote capabilities.
  • Automatic E-mail event notification.
  • Instant availability with background RAID format.

System Requirements:

  • Apple Mac Pro - One available PCI-e x8 slot
  • Apple Power Mac G5 (later model with PCI-e slots) - One available PCI-e x8 slot.
  • Apple Power Mac G5 - One available PCI-x slot.
  • Windows-based compatible PC with one PCI-e x8 slot or PCI-x 64bit/133MHz slot.
  • Apple OS X 10.4 or higher, Microsoft Windows XP, Vista, Server.
Secured Connector

We are well Connected

The Quad not only protects your data by the latest RAID options, we are also well connected to keep your data secured.

The Quad Channel SATA II interface connector used in the Quad are made of metal construction and locks securely in place to prevent accidental removal.

A well connected machine works more reliably. 

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