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Step Up to Faster Performance, Higher Capacity

Are you ready to move beyond the performance offered by 4- and 5-drive storage systems like Sonnet's Fusion™ D400QR5 or D500P? Do you want the storage capacity of an 8-drive system like the Fusion DX800RAID, but need something more affordable? The Fusion D800P2 may be just what you're looking for. The D800P2 employs two high performance SATA II port multipliers(1), each managing four drives. By using dual port multipliers, Sonnet has created a high performance storage system with data throughput fast enough to support multiple streams of DV, HDV, DVCPRO, ProRes 422, or uncompressed 8-bit 1080i HD video, without the need of an expensive dedicated RAID controller card. Connected to a Sonnet Tempo™ SATA E4P PCIe or X4P PCI-X host controller installed in a Mac or Windows computer, a Fusion D800P2 system’s drives can be accessed at high speed, whether configured as a RAID 0, RAID 1, or RAID 10 set, or JBOD. With its drives configured as a RAID 0 striped set, a Fusion D800P2 storage system achieves up to 400 MB/sec write, 470 MB/sec read data transfers. Available in configurations up to 16TB, Fusion D800P2 storage systems offer speed, versatility, and reliability—they're a great choice for anyone looking for an affordable storage system that will fit into a variety of workflows.

Safe and Secure

Fusion storage systems (except 0TB models) employ Enterprise/RAID Edition hard drives or select, Sonnet certified drives(3) that have been selected for their superior performance, error handling, and reliability characteristics, especially when used in RAID groups. These drives are subjected to hours of additional, stringent testing to check for soft errors, vibration, and other reliability predictors. Just the sturdiest drives pass these tests and are prepared with special RAID-optimized firmware to become the building blocks of a super-reliable Fusion storage system.

Two Cables, All the Data

The Fusion D800P2 uses just two locking eSATA data cables (a Sonnet exclusive) to connect the enclosure to a SATA host controller card. This efficient interface simplifies setup and cuts cable clutter without compromising performance.

Versatile Performance

These systems are ideal for use in mixed environments—various operating systems, editing applications and output demands requiring the flexibility and interoperability that Fusion D800P2 storage systems provide. Fusion D800P2 systems support Mac OS® X, Windows® 7, Windows Vista®, Windows XP(4), and Linux. They are compatible with capture cards from AJA, Blackmagic Design, Matrox, and Bluefish444, and work with all mainstream video editing applications including Apple® Final Cut Pro®, and Adobe® Premiere® Pro.

Key Features

Faster Performance—Dual port multipliers enable a Fusion D800P2 storage system to achieve up to 400 MB/sec write, 470 MB/sec read data transfers (eight 1.5TB drives configured as a RAID 0 striped set)

Up to 16TB Capacity—Available in 4, 8, 12, or 16TB(2) capacities with eight Enterprise/RAID Edition hard drives or select, Sonnet certified drives(3); also available without drives(3)

Easy Configuration—You can set up drives in a software-configured RAID 0 set for speed, RAID 1 set for redundancy, RAID 10 for combined redundancy and speed, or JBOD for archiving data

Quiet Operation—Fusion D800P2 storage systems integrate the Vantec Stealth fan, making this system well suited for use in noise-sensitive environments

Simple Setup—Connect two eSATA cables between the Fusion D800P2 and your SATA host controller, and use your operating system to format the drives as a RAID or JBOD


Expandability to Start

Looking for a desktop 8-drive, removable storage system to expand with your needs? Fusion D800P2-0TB storage systems offer the same great features as other D800P2 models, but without the hard drives(3). Of course performance, capacity, and RAID reliability are dependent on drive choice.


Fusion D800P2 storage systems integrate an ultra-quiet, user-swappable fan module using the Vantec Stealth™ fan. This fan is 80% quieter than a standard case fan, making this system perfectly suited for use in noise-sensitive environments.

Secure Connections
Fusion D800P2 enclosures link to Sonnet Tempo SATA E4P and X4P SATA host controller cards with Sonnet’s exclusive locking eSATA data cables with connectors that lock securely at both ends.

Part No.  
FUS-D8P2 Discontinued
Warranty 5-year
External Connectors Two locking eSATA
Drives Supported Up-to-date compatible hard drives listed on our Certified Hard Drive Compatibility Chart
Data Transfer Speeds Up to 400 MB/sec write, 470 MB/sec read, depending on host controller used and configuration
Supported Drive Configurations JBOD; software-based RAID 0, 1, 10
Supported Video Formats 8-bit uncompressed HD 1080i, 8-bit uncompressed SD, ProRes 422, DVCPro HD, DVCPro 25/50, HDV, DV, DVCAM
Power Supply 300W, 100-240V, 50/60Hz Universal
Operating Temperature +32º F to +95º F (0º C to +35º C)
Dimensions WxDxH: 5.9 x 17.9 x 12.9 in (14.9 x 45.4 x 32.7 cm)
Weight 15.7 lbs (6.8kg) without,
29.7 lbs (13.5kg) with drives

Fusion D800P2: 41 dBA
(Ambient Office: 40-50 dBA)

Package Contents
  • Disk enclosure
  • Two 2-meter locking eSATA data cables
  • Eight 3.5" drive modules or drive trays (with drive mounting hardware)
  • Power cord
  • User’s Guide






Platform independent—Works with Mac®, Windows®(3) or Linux® computers with compatible host controller installed

Technical Notes

  1. Fusion D800P2 requires an SATA host controller that supports port multipliers, such as Sonnet's Tempo SATA E4P for computers with PCI Express slots, Tempo SATA X4P for computers with PCI-X slots, or Tempo SATA Pro ExpressCard/34 or Tempo SATA ExpressCard/34 for portable computers with an ExpressCard slot.
  2. Although hard drive manufacturers and Mac OS X 10.6 define 1 gigabyte as 1,000,000,000 bytes, many other computer operating systems calculate a gigabyte by dividing the bytes by 1,073,741,824 (). This distinction may be a cause of confusion, as a hard disk with a manufacturer rating of 1000GB may have its capacity reported by the operating system as 915GB.
  3. Creating RAID volumes under Windows requires dynamic disk storage, a formatting option available with Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2003 SP1, Windows 7 Professional, Enterprise or Ultimate (32- and 64-bit versions), Windows Vista Enterprise or Ultimate (32- and 64-bit versions), or Windows XP Professional (32- and 64-bit versions). In order to create RAID volumes larger than 2TB, you must do one of the following: Span (link together in a virtual chain) the volumes, and then format them as NTFS. -OR- Use GPT formatting. Note that drives and volumes with GPT formatting are not visible to any version of Windows XP Professional, nor to the 32-bit version of Windows Server 2003 SP1.

Specifications subject to change without notice.

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Product image Product Name Part No. Description
Fusion RAID Drive Module Fusion 500GB RAID Drive Module FUS-RM-0500GB Spare drive module for Fusion D800P2
Fusion 1TB RAID Drive Module FUS-RM-1000GB Spare drive module for Fusion D800P2
Fusion 1.5TB RAID Drive Module FUS-RM-1500GB Spare drive module for Fusion D800P2
Fusion 2TB RAID Drive Module FUS-RM-2000GB Spare drive module for Fusion D800P2
Fusion Quiet Fan Module Fusion Quiet Fan Mocule FUS-XFAN Spare fan module for Fusion D800P2
Locking eSATA cable Sonnet 1-Meter Locking eSATA Cable TCB-SATA-2L-1M  
Sonnet 2-Meter Locking eSATA Cable TCB-SATA-2L-2M