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Glyph - ForteRAID - 4 Drive RAID array, RAID 0 1 3 5 10, Spanning, eSATA, FireWire 800/400, USB 2.0 Oxford 936 Chip

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Glyph Production Technologies - ForteRAID - 4 Drive RAID array, RAID 0 1 3 5 10, Spanning, eSATA, FireWire 800/400, USB 2.0 Oxford 936 Chip
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The ForteRAID offers huge capacity and blazing speed in a desktop package. Connected by eSATA, FireWire, or USB 2.0, it gives you the freedom to move projects between multiple systems and use the fastest interface available on each system. ForteRAID uses a unique management utility called Glyph Manager. It allows you to select RAID modes, check the health and temperature of the enclosure and drives, and view any drive errors or rebuild failures. Glyph Manager (for Windows and Mac OS X) constantly monitors the ForteRAID as a background task, notifying you if your RAID needs attention.

Huge capacity with fault-tolerance built in.

The ForteRAID supports up to 6TB using 7,200 RPM drives, and 8TB using 5,900 RPM. All models support RAID 0, 1, 3, 5, 10, and Spanning modes.

Your new production partner

ForteRAID squeezes a ton of technology in a compact tabletop enclosure. Building on the same technology in the GT 062E, it uses an Oxford 936 chip which is capable of Hardware RAID 0, 1, 3, 5, 10, and Spanning modes. These RAID modes provide speed, fault-tolerance, or a combination of both. If a drive fails when running in one of the fault-tolorent drive modes (RAID 1, 3, 5, 10), you can remove and replace it with another without losing any data. ForteRAID also allows for a "hot-spare": an online spare drive present in the chassis, allowing for immediate rebuild without user intervention. Connected by FireWire 800, USB 2.0, or eSATA, the ForteRAID reports the health of the four internal drives using Glyph Manager software.

Designed for Audio and Video production

ForteRAID features an eSATA port, which enables over 230MB/s sustained transfer rate in RAID 0 mode. With up to 8TB capacity, it supports NLE applications such as Avid Xpress, and Adobe Premiere; and has been tested with Final Cut Pro*. With large capacities, fast transfer rates and fault-tolerant RAID modes, ForteRAID is also perfect for digital photography applications, content creation, and huge sound libraries. Audio production users may choose to configure the unit in RAID 5 or RAID 10 mode, both of which are fault-tolerant modes, and can survive a disk failure without loosing valuable data. ForteRAID has been tested with Digidesign Pro Tools** in multiple RAID modes, check our Pro Tools track count page for test results.

Configured with Glyph Manager

Take a closer look at Glyph Manager 4 Software

A software utility for setting the internal RAID mode, Glyph Manager 4 also displays health status of the enclosure and drives inside. While many other RAID systems are configured using a rotary switch and LEDs, Glyph Manager offers a rich user interface which reports case temperature, fan speed, individual drives' health status and temperature, as well as any drive errors or rebuild failures. Glyph Manager constantly monitors the health of the ForteRAID as a background task using S.M.A.R.T. commands. If a problem is detected, it blinks the front LEDs red, and bounces an icon in the Mac OS X dock or displaying an error balloon from the Windows System Tray, alerting the user to open Glyph Manager for more information. By constantly monitoring the drives, you have a chance to backup your data before any is lost due to drive failure.
Download Glyph Manager 4 software here.

Configurable Drive Modes

RAID 0 (striping) is designed for increased speed but offers no redundancy benefits. RAID 0 spreads data across array members in blocks, and is ideal for situations where speed and capacity are most important. It's a proven technology for video editing, working with huge graphics files, sound libraries, and streaming instruments that play hundreds of samples simultaneously. RAID 0 provides the full capacity of the drives, and is the default shipping drive mode.

RAID 1 (mirroring) uses only two of the 4 internal drives. It offers the data redundancy and real-time backup by writing the same data to two hard drives at the same time. Should a drive failure happen, data is still available on the remaining drive. Usable capacity is equal to capacity of 1 drive.

RAID 3 (striping with a dedicated parity drive) offers speed and data redundancy by using parity data which is stored on a dedicated drive. Should a drive failure happen, the remaining members of the array calculate the missing data and rebuild to a spare drive. The spare drive can be inserted after the failure, or can be online and waiting (hot spare). For RAID 3, usable capacity is 3/4 of the entire capacity. For RAID 3 + hot spare, usable capacity is half the entire capacity.

RAID 5 (striping with distributed parity) offers speed and data redundancy by using parity data which is striped across all drives. Should a drive failure happen, the remaining members of the array calculate the missing data and rebuild to a spare drive. The spare drive can be inserted after the failure, or can be online and waiting (hot spare). For RAID 5, usable capacity is 3/4 of the entire capacity. For RAID 5 + hot spare, usable capacity is half the entire capacity.

RAID 10 (striping + mirroring) creates two pairs of mirrored drives, and stripes across them for a very good balance of speed and redundancy. Useable capacity is equal to half of the entire capacity. RAID 10 is perfect for situations where the data integrity is more important than the capacity, such as audio recording and editing, photography, and sample libraries/sound libraries.

Spanning mode simply shows all four drives as one large volume. Spanning provides the full capacity of the drives, with no benefits to speed or redundancy.

Stylish Protective Enclosure

The ForteRAID is constructed with a scratch-resistant aluminum chassis, and includes a large 80mm low-RPM fan. The aluminum chassis offers additional heat transfer properties while allowing the system to be lightweight and portable.

Professional Power

Professionals know that a high quality power supply is one of the most important components in any piece of equipment. Glyph uses an internal power supply in the ForteRAID for this reason. All internal power supplies are fully auto-switching for international use.

The Warranty

The best warranty in the industry includes a 3 Year Full Warranty, and 1 Year of Free Advance Replacement on the removable drives.

*ForteRAID supports 2 streams of ProRes 422 1080i, 60 fps (HQ and lower); and 4 streams of Apple AIC 720p, 24 fps. Tested under FW800 and eSATA on Mac Pro with OS 10.5.8. Not qualified for Uncompressed HD (8-bit or 10-bit) playback or editing.

**There is a current limitation with Pro Tools® and volume size. Pro Tools does not support record or playback on volumes 2TB or larger. If using Pro Tools, choose a ForteRAID capacity and RAID mode that yields a volume 2TB or smaller. The following models are smaller than 2TB and are compatible: 1TB and 2TB (any drive mode); 3TB and 4TB (RAID 1, RAID 3 + hot spare, RAID 5 + hot spare, RAID 10); 6TB and 8TB (RAID 1).

Older versions of Windows, such as 2000 and XP 32-bit, use Master Boot Record which doesn’t support volumes larger than 2TB. When the total capacity of the RAID is 2TB or higher, you must format the array using GPT in Windows. GPT format is only supported by Windows XP 64-bit Edition, Windows 2003 Server, Windows Vista, Windows 7, and Mac OS X. GPT format will not work with XP 32-bit or older Windows operating systems. If you want to use Windows 2000 and/or XP 32-bit, you’ll need to run the ForteRAID in a RAID mode that creates a usable volume that is 2TB or less. The following models are smaller than 2TB and are compatible: 1TB and 2TB (any drive mode); 3TB and 4TB (RAID 1, RAID 3 + hot spare, RAID 5 + hot spare, RAID 10); 6TB and 8TB (RAID 1).

Specifications

Glyph part number
FTRD-x (x = drive capacity. FTRD-8000)
FTSP-x (spare drive modules, x = drive capacity)
Capacities
1TB // 2TB // 3TB // 4TB // 6TB // 8TB

*If using Pro Tools®, choose a ForteRAID capacity and RAID mode that yields a volume 2TB or smaller.

Read more about common disk capacity misconceptions.
Rotational speed (RPM)
1TB - 6TB (7,200RPM)
8TB (5,900 RPM)
Interface connectivity
eSATA - One port
FireWire 800 (IEEE 1394b) - Two 9-pin ports
FireWire 400 (IEEE 1394a) - One 6-pin port
USB 2.0 Hi-speed (device-side) port
Bridging chipset
Oxford 936
Software selectable drive modes
RAID 0, 1, 3, 5, 10, and Spanning
Average seek time
8ms
Maximum transfer rate (eSATA port)
3 Gbit/s (300MB/sec)
Sustained transfer rate (RAID 0, eSATA)
230MB/sec
Cache size
1TB: 32MB (8MB per drive)
2TB and 3TB: 64MB (16MB per drive)
4TB, 6TB, 8TB: 128MB (32MB per drive)
Dimensions and weight
Height: 7 inches
Width: 5.3 inches
Depth: 9.6 inches
Weight: 8.6 pounds (3.9kg)
Power Supply
Internal Universal 100-240v 50/60 Hz
Compatible Operating Systems
Apple OS 8.6, 9.X, 10.X
Microsoft Windows 98SE, ME, 2000, XP, Vista, 7*
Modern Unix-based, Linux, or BSD Glyph Manager 4 supports Vista with Service Pack 1

*Older versions of Windows, such as 2000 and XP 32-bit, use Master Boot Record which doesn’t support volumes larger than 2TB. When the total capacity of the RAID is 2TB or higher, you must format the array using GPT in Windows. GPT format is only supported by Windows XP 64-bit Edition, Windows 2003 Server, Windows Vista, Windows 7, and Mac OS X. GPT format will not work with XP 32-bit or older Windows operating systems. If you want to use Windows 2000 and/or XP 32-bit, you’ll need to run the ForteRAID in a RAID mode that creates a usable volume that is 2TB or less. The following models are smaller than 2TB and are compatible: 1TB and 2TB (any drive mode); 3TB and 4TB (RAID 1, RAID 3 + hot spare, RAID 5 + hot spare, RAID 10); 6TB and 8TB (RAID 1).
Content Creation Applications
  • Final Cut Pro
  • Avid Xpress
  • Adobe Premiere
  • Digidesign Pro Tools**
  • Steinberg Nuendo and Cubase
  • Apple Logic
  • MOTU Digital Performer
  • Cakewalk Sonar
  • Sony Vegas

**There is a current limitation with Pro Tools® and volume size. Pro Tools does not support record or playback on volumes 2TB or larger. If using Pro Tools, choose a ForteRAID capacity and RAID mode that yields a volume 2TB or smaller. The following models are smaller than 2TB and are compatible: 1TB and 2TB (any drive mode); 3TB and 4TB (RAID 1, RAID 3 + hot spare, RAID 5 + hot spare, RAID 10); 6TB and 8TB (RAID 1).
Inside The Box
Glyph Manager software installer CD
9-Pin FireWire 800 Cable
6-Pin FireWire 400 Cable
USB 2.0 cable
1 meter eSATA cable
IEC Power Cable
Warranty
Full 3 Years
1 Year Advance Replacement on removable drives
Audio Track Count Test Results
Track Count Test Results here

Product Documents

Technical Documents

Glyph Manager Downloads

The ForteRAID ships with Glyph Manager 4 software on CD, a utility for Mac OS X and Windows that configures the unit in one of the available drive modes, and displays health status of the internal drives.

You can also download Glyph Manager 4 below. Glyph Manager 4 is designed to work with all ForteRAID and GT 062E units, and also supports GT 062 units with serial number 83000 and later. To determine if your GT 062 supports Glyph Manager please read our GT 062 upgrade policy.

The Mac version of Glyph Manager 4 supports Mac OS 10.4 and above. It is a Universal Binary (supports both Intel and PowerPC Macs).

The Windows version of Glyph Manager 4 supports Windows XP and above. Windows Vista must be patched with Service Pack 1 to allow installation of Glyph Manager. If your installation of Vista is configured for automatic updates, Service Pack 1 is automatically downloaded. If it is not, you must download Service Pack 1 from Microsoft.

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