Like all previously reviewed Promise units, the DS utilises a plastic drive rail system to secure the hard drives inside the unit. For best results, all of your drives in any RAID5 should be identical. You can find products similar to this one for sale below. Extensions to Serial ATA 1. In the large file test, it had identical read and write speeds of The creation of two separate arrays is not supported which might annoy the odd power user , but will benefit most others through its sheer simplicity.

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The fact that the DS has its RAID controller inboard allows it to have all of the ports listed above, which means that it can connect to almost any computer. Beyond the actual set up of the DS, promjse SmartNAVI software allows you to check on the unit’s status as well as manage any other Promise Storage devices you may have.

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Small file operations were somewhat slower; the external hard drive wrote 3GB of 1MB files at a rate of Considering the DS has four hard drives inside along with a large cooling fan, the unit ran both promisw and cool throughout. Instead of caddies, the SmartStor DS uses plastic rails which surround the drive in order to prevent vibration during operation.

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You Might Also Like. We would have liked better volume management, however. If you prefer the former, make sure you use the Enterprise drives that Promise has approved.

The not-so-good news is that the installation process in a MacPro is very pronise and requires an almost complete disassembly of your computer same disclaimer as above.


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Extensions to Serial ATA 1. Sign up to gain exclusive access to email subscriptions, event projise, competitions, giveaways, and much more. Sessions — Demystifying Digital Asset Management.

In the large file test, it had identical read and write speeds of Newegg currently lists the DS for At first, Promise responded with a link to the same list. Usage After we got the DS out of the box, initial setup took no more than fifteen minutes, from attaching the drive ds46000 right through to quick formatting the DS ready for use.

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The other ports are convenient and sensible:. On the same web page, Newer Technology has links to reviews, which rave about the product while covering the painstaking installation process in detail.

The Smart Fan feature has been present on Promise devices for promize while now and allows the DS to vary fan speed based on temperature readings, reducing unnecessary noise and energy consumption. We set up some automated backups of data and found everything worked as expected. Get access to our latest and featured articles from your favorite authors, wherever you are, directly on your phone!

The Art of the Cut podcast brings the d4600 conversations that Steve Hullfish has As the Maserati or BMW of laptops, it would fit perfectly in the hands of a professional needing firepower under the hood, sophistication and class on the surface, and gaming prowess sports mode if you will in between. For a quick Sneakernet connection.


Promise invades video DAS RAID market with SmartStor DS by Allan Tépper – ProVideo Coalition

When you add RAID 1, 5 and 10 data protection which is usually afforded to more expensive Networked Attached Storage devices you suddenly have a powerful consumer device.

Either way, here are the main features: In all the four units tested, we’ve found the rail system to be both efficient and besides the initial screwing in effortless to get up and running. In a time where companies are skimping on cablesPromise continues to deliver.

I have been aware of Promise Technology for decades. For data storage, the SmartStor DS suffice, but high-performance data processing tasks would benefit from a faster hard drive.

To this end, please note that all the neat OS X screen grabs are of a pre-release build which is scheduled for public release this October. After some time goes by, the RAID5 system writes the missing data on the new drive, so only time is lost, not data. While your average external USB hard disk enclosure is technically a DAS, the term is generally used to describe enclosures that: You can find products similar to this one for sale below.

Like its older siblings, the DS has the regulation power button, fan vent and power plug, but gone is the Ethernet Port.