Sans Digital Adds Mini-SAS TowerRAID Drives
Needless to say, those rates are pretty blazing, and creative professionals the world over should probably take notice. The burgeoning mini-SAS technology is still filtering out slowly to devices, and both of these naturally use the high bandwidth mini-SAS (SFF-8088) cabling in order to fully utilize the speed. The mini-SAS ports combine four hard drives connections into one, reducing possible points of failures, while preserving uninterrupted data transfer. Both models also support SATA drives, allowing users the option to choose between high performance and high capacity storage solutions.
Also of note, the devices can support multi-streaming of compressed playback or single-stream uncompressed playback of 10-bit HD video under various RAID modes, though only when used with a SAS or SATA RAID controller. Like the rest of the TowerRAID series, both the 4-bay and 8-bay units are available in silver (TR4X / TR8X) and black (TR4X-B / TR8X-B), though there is no mention of pricing just yet.