PROMISE SANLink2 Thunderbolt 2 to 8 Gbps Fibre Channel Adapter

  • £749.00
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  • Overview

    SANLink2 8GFC Thunderbolt 2 adapter offers dual 8 Gbps Fibre Channel ports that will auto-negotiate with 8Gb, 4Gb, 2Gb and 1Gb FC devices, and is compatible with Apple 8 Gbps SFP-SFP cables, as well as optical SFPs with optical cabling. The SANLink2 adapter runs at full-duplex bandwidth over a single Thunderbolt 2 connection and delivers full native FC speeds. Dual Thunderbolt 2 I/O ports allow SANLink2 to daisy-chain up to a total of six Thunderbolt or Thunderbolt 2 devices, including products such as PROMISE Pegasus2 Thunderbolt 2 RAID storage systems, Apple Thunderbolt Displays and Mini DisplayPort devices.

    SANLink2 enables any system with Thunderbolt I/O technology — such as the new Mac Pro, MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, iMac or Mac mini — to connect to the Fibre Channel SAN. SANLink2 is a fully qualified solution for OS X and Xsan. Now any of these systems can connect to or act as Xsan metadata controller without system type limitations. SANLink2 is the perfect qualified companion for use with PROMISE VTrak x10 and x30 series Fibre Channel RAID subsystems, as well as other industry-standard Fibre Channel–enabled storage devices.

    About Thunderbolt 2

    Simple and elegant in design, SANLink2 delivers a complete out-of-the-box solution; simply plug your SANLink2 with power adapter into a Thunderbolt port.

    PCI Express is the technology that links all the high-performance components in a Mac. And it’s built into Thunderbolt, which means you can get PCI Express speed outside the box.

    With Thunderbolt 2 now built into the new Mac Pro and MacBook Pro with Retina display, you can connect up to three 4K displays at once. Thunderbolt 2 gives you up to 20 Gbps in both directions, allowing for super-fast data transfer between peripherals. You also have enough bandwidth to daisy-chain multiple high-speed devices without using a hub or switch.

    Thunderbolt also provides double the power of USB 3.0, delivering 10 watts to peripherals for improved performance on the go.


    Dual 8 Gbps Fibre Channel ports

    Dual Thunderbolt 2 ports

    Backwards compatible with original Thunderbolt-enabled systems and devices

    Auto-negotiate with 8Gb, 4Gb, 2Gb and 1Gb FC devices

    Qualified with OS X v10.8.5 and 10.9 (Mavericks)

    Qualified with Xsan and StorNext


    What’s in the Box

    PROMISE SANLink2 Thunderbolt 2 to 8 Gbps Fibre Channel Adapter

    Thunderbolt cable (1m)

    Quick start guide

    Power adapter

    Tech Specs

    Connections: Fibre Channel, Thunderbolt, Thunderbolt 2

    System Requirements

    Operating System: Mac OS X v10.8.5, v10.9 or later

    Input: SFP FC Module, one per port

    Requirements Other: Mac with Thunderbolt port

    Requirements Software: Xsan 2.0 or later

    Manufacturer Information

    Part Number

    Mfr. Part Number: F29SANL22000005

    UPC or EAN No.: 704118096060


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