updated 12:40 pm EDT, Tue July 1, 2008
1TB Fusion F2 RAID
Sonnet Technologies has announced a 1TB-version of its Fusion F2 portable SATA RAID system. The system contains two 2.5-inch drives mounted side-by-side in an aluminum enclosure. It features two eSATA data ports for maximum data throughput, and is geared for use with ExpressCard/34 controllers on MacBook Pros. The RAID delivers up to 134MB-per-second data-transfer rates. It costs $1000 and is listed as shipping soon on Sonnet's website and is compatible with any SATA-capable Mac.
The Fusion F2 can be configured in RAID 0 (striping) for maximum speed and volume size, or RAID 1 (mirroring) for data protection. It can be bus-powered via a power-only FireWire port. Sonnet also offers an optional power adapter that can power two Fusion F2s. The F2's case features individual drive-shock-isolators to protect the drives during transport and eliminate cross-coupled vibration.