The WA 9J-Z180 XT / NR nonlinear editing workstation was designed in response to the growing demand for cost-effective, commercially available, High-performance media editing platforms designed to accommodate I/O intensive 4K 60p workflows, while simultaneously addressing customers looking to move away from traditional editing solutions built around platter hard drives. The WA 9J-Z180 XT / NR was designed to accommodate Windows-based operating systems and a wide range of industry standard audio, video and 3D editing and production suites such as VRED, Nuke, Adobe Premiere, AfterEffects, 3dsMax, and Maya.

HighPoint SSD7101A-1 NVMe RAID Controller

HighPoint’s SSD7101A-1 NVMe RAID Controller represents a paradigm shift for compact system acceleration. Each SSD7101A-1 packs the power of a 20x SATA SSD RAID Array into a compact, stand-alone PCIe device that can be easily installed into any PC-based workstation or server platform with a PCIe 3.0 x16 slot, and is capable of supporting up to four off-the-shelf M.2 NVMe drives in one or more RAID configurations.

Powered by HighPoint’s innovative performance-focused NVMe architecture, and industry proven Turbo RAID technology, the SSD7101A-1 is the fastest NVMe RAID controller in today’s marketplace. Unlike most NVMe storage solutions, which are tuned for specific platforms or a single application, SSD7100 series RAID controllers are designed to fully exploit the PCIe 3.0 x16 interface, and provides a dedicated x4 lane for each individual M.2 drive. Each SSD7101A-1 is capable of delivering over 13,000MB/s of sustained transfer performance from just four M.2 drives, and over 28,000MB/s in dual-card configurations!

4TB of Ultra High-Performance NVMe RAID Storage

For the workspace media, Tsukumo selected Samsung EVO series of NVMe SSD’s. Known for their reliability, consistency, and excellent performance, Samsung EVO series M.2 drives can easily accommodate a wide range of high-speed applications, whether setup to operate independently or in RAID configurations.

Each SSD7101A-1 RAID controller hosts four 1TB Samsung 970 EVO M.2 drives configured into a RAID 0 array. This combination has been optimized specifically for non-linear editing workflows, and can deliver over 6,000MBs of sustained, real world performance.