With the adoption of latest Thunderbolt 3 technologies, Accusys has taken bold steps in positioning itself as an innovator in storage. A12T3-Share, continuing the success of its previous generation in "Thunderbolt SAN," is coming out soon.
A12T3-Share is a 12-bay tower storage array with 4 Thunderbolt 3 host ports. The read/wirte speed of Thunderbolt 3 is twice as fast as that of Thunderbolt 2. Users can configure the A12T3-Share as a Storage Area Network (SAN) storage pool when integrated with SAN software, or partition the storage array into several storage volumes and benefit from the high performance of Thunderbolt ports as direct attached storage with immense capacity.
No Thunderbolt to fibre channel adapters necessary, nor is a fibre channel switch required. With 4 Thunderbolt connections, A12T3-Share allows for 4 Thunderbolt clients to share content and reach up to 2600 MB/s transfer speeds, more than ever we could afford to have true collaborative workflows for video editors and any digital content creator; this could work well for small work groups.
A12T3-Share is equipped with 4 Thunderbolt 3 ports and this can be expanded to 8 ports by pairing two A12T3-Share devices using the T-Share Expansion feature. This allows users to reach storage capacities of nearly 1 Petabyte (960TB) of data with connecting extra JBOD systems.
T-Pairing allows users to double transfer speeds by pairing two Thunderbolt cable connections between workstations and Accusys storage devices. Two Thunderbolt ports can be utilized to connect a new Mac Pro, and with four TB ports available on the A12T3-Share, this allows two users to create dual paths for increased speeds simultaneously. All A12T3-Share devices are pre-installed with Accusys Mac Installer which includes the driver for T-Pairing. Once the driver is installed it will automatically communicate with the A12T3-Share RAID controller for easy configuration.