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PRO DQg2

PRO DQ g2
PRO DQ g2

PRO DQ g2 back side
The New - PCIe Gen2, 6Gb/s is Here!

The New PRO DQg2 PCIe Gen2 is faster than ever with Expansion x8 port, add capacity, increase performance and still using only one (1) PCIe slot in your workstation. Improvement on the original field-proven SATA/SAS RAID, now PCIe Gen2, 6Gb/s Ready.. to benefit the demanding Video Editing and Content Creation Professionals. The PRO DQ g2 is the fastest Extended PCIe Gen2 SATA or SAS RAID storage in it’s class. The high-performance controller PCIe Gen2 and running of Dulce Systems EBE/HBE PCIe Gen2 produces reliable data protection and exceptional data throughput.

Additionally, the PRO DQ g2 is fully populated with high performance 1TB, 2TB, 3TB or 4TB 3.5” 7200 RPM SATA, SAS or SSD drives, running in RAID 3 or 5 protected mode, the PRO DQ g2 can pump out over 1099MB/s sustained.  Want to run faster? Configure the RAID engine to RAID 0 mode and the PRO DQ will scream at over 1256MB/s.

In the double protection RAID 6 mode the PRO DQ g2 at 820MB/s will out run other lesser protected RAID storage.

All this performance translates into productive real-world work flows. Look at all the real-time playback the PRO DQ g2 can provide. Your creativity has never been this efficient.

Multiple real-time streams

Video Res

# streams

Increased from previous model

ProRes HQ

12

4 more

ProRes

17

5 more

DVCPRO HD

20

9 more

HD 10-bit uncompressed

2

1 more

HD 8-bit uncompressed

2

1 more

SD 10-bit

11

2 more

SD 8-bit

13

1 more

2k RGB

1*

 

2k film

1*

 

RAID 5, 8 x 3TB, Mac Pro 2x3GHz Quad Intel, 8GB RAM, 10.5.7, FCP 6.0.5, PCIe x8. Results will vary with smaller capacity drives.
*Limited by software application


PRO
Require Additional Performance or Capacity...

No Problem just add additional PRO DQg2 via the expansion port!

Take your creativity with you. Edit in the studio or edit on location. In addition to connecting the PRO DQ g2 to a Mac Pro or any desktop computers with a PCIe slot. In addition, the PRO DQ g2 is available now with an x8 expansion slot add the performance that you need without using an extra PCIe slot on your workstation. 

The Expansion port, provides an additional x8 PCIe Gen2 speed, not just double your capacity but double your performance, this translates to an additional 1010MB/s of RAID protected data rate, this is plenty fast for multiple streams of HD, and video resolutions such as ProRes, DVCPRO, HDV and others.

40Gb per second HBE

HBE Host Buss Extender

x8 PCIe cable
The PRO DQ g2 Gen2 Host Bus Extender (HBE) is an adapter that is installed in a desktop computer with an available PCIe x8 slot, the HBE implements the latest 40Gb/sec PCI-express Gen2 Extender technology, enabling the extension of the computer’s PCI-express signals to the PRO DQ g2 enclosure. The HBE is super fast, power efficient and runs cool.  The HBE is capable of up to 8 lanes of the PCI-express Gen2 speed, enabling the RAID controller that resides inside the PRO DQ g2 enclosure to run at full speed and cool, this also reduces heat buildup that otherwise would be inside the computer.

The full metal secure locking PCI-express Extender Cable connects the HBE and PRO DQ g2 enclosure, up to 10 meters can be used for machine room connectivity.

RAID Protected

The truth is, disk drives will fail, and they will fail at just the worst time. Don’t give it a chance to ruin your day. RAID 3, 5 or 6 protection schemes are the most cost-efficient approach to insuring workflow continuation. Should a drive fail during your last render before your final tape out, don’t sweat it, the hardware RAID protection will keep your workflow going even with one or more drives down.

RAID Manager GUIRAID Management GUI

A web browser accessed RAID Console provides quick and easy RAID management. The PRO DQ comes pre-configured for Mac OS X in RAID 5 protection mode, so it might not be necessary to access the RAID Console initially. But, should you want to change the configuration or manage the disk drives, you are just a couple of clicks away from the RAID Console.

Highly configurable for single RAID or multiple RAIDs with various RAID levels are easily managed using the RAID Console management interface. 

Event notification with e-mail, Event Log Views, Controller and drive temperature monitoring are but a few of the full set professional grade manager.

Click the screen shot on the left to see some of the features.

PRO DQ handlesTuck Away Handles

From time to time you might need to move the PRO DQ g2 from one suite to anther, or from studio to on-location. The built-in tuck away handles located in the front and rear of the unit provides for convenient mobility.

All Metal Drive Tray

The PRO DQ g2 is built with the all metal drive tray. As the result, the drives runs cool and provides for a more efficient cooling for the entire unit, and it looks great with the collection of your high-end video gear.


Ordering Information

 

PRO DQ g2 with HBE + 1-meter cable

Capacity *
How much do I need?

Model

Part Number

Disks

8000GB

PDQg2-8000

942-0800-0

8 x 1TB

16000GB

PDQg2-1600

942-1600-1

8 x 2TB

24000GB

PDQg2-2400

942-2400-2

8 x 3TB

32000GB

PDQg2-3200

942-3200-0

8 x 4TB

HBE + PCIe x8 cable kit

PCIe x8 cable only

HBE only

1-meter

949-0001-0

662-0100-0

100013

3-meter

949-0003-0

662-0300-0

100013

7-meter

949-0007-0

662-0700-0

100013

10-meter

949-0010-0

662-1000-0

100013

Spare drive with tray

500GB

939-0050-0

1TB

939-0100-0

2TB

939-0200-1

Call 818-435-6007

* RAID 3/5 capacity will be 12.5% less, RAID 6 will be 25% less. Why?

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All metal drive tray
Generation 2 drive tray
Cooler
Generation 2 drive tray
Stronger

Leopard Compatible
Leopard Compatible
Leopard Compatible

Features

  • Mac and Windows Compatible.
  • Final Cut Studio, Premiere and other popular editor certified.
  • ProRes 422, RED R3D & proxy, DV, DVCPRO HD, uncompressed SD/HD, 2K Film formats.
  • Multiple real-time streams.
  • RAID 1/3/5/6 protection against drive failures.
  • PCIe RAID controller inside enclosure.
  • 40Gb/sec PCIe x8 Host Bus Extender.
  • 1-meter x8 cable with optional 3, 7 and 10 meters.
  • Eight high performance SATA, SAS, SSD drives.
  • GUI RAID Console management and e-mail event notification.
  • Enclosure management.
  • Quiet and effective cooling fans.
  • 24 months warranty.

 

System Requirements

  • Apple Mac Pro - One available PCI-e x8 slot
  • Apple Power Mac (later model with PCI-e slots) - One available PCI-e x8 slot.
  • Windows-based compatible PC with one PCI-e x8 slot.
  • Apple OS X 10.4 or higher, Microsoft Windows XP, Vista, 7, Server.
  • Internet connection for driver and utility download.

 

 
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