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Cache-A Power-Cache LTO-5 1500GB Archive Server for Digital Media Professionals


Cache-A Power-Cache  LTO-5 1500GB Archive Server for Digital Media Professionals

Works with LTO-5 1500GB & LTO-6 2500GB Tape Drives

  • Works with up to 4 tape drives in Library or External 1 RU chassis in any combination
  • 12TB of RAID NAS configureable for RAID0 speed or RAID5 protection
  • 10GB Ethernet networking for unsurpassed transfer speed
  • Separate SSD system drive for improved performance and reliability
  • Appliance approach for convenience and ease is a complete solution in two or three chassis

Cache-A’s updated Power-Cache model now delivers 12TB of RAID, accessed as network attached storage (NAS) to provide a convenient central repository for your content to be archived. Whether you stage your data or drop it into the Cache-A virtual tape area, the fast and spacious hard disk storage at the front of the Power-Cache server architecture makes for easy and secure archiving.

LTO Tape drives can be added to any system in a stand-alone rack accessory or embedded into one of our automated Library options – 2 tape drives and 36TB of LTO-5 or 60TB of LTO-6 near-line capacity in the Library24 and up to 4 tape drives and 72TB of LTO-5 or 120TB of LTO-6 near-line capacity in our Library48 option

Stand-alone drives in singles or pairs require just a one-RU rack module and allow you to access your shelf-stored content quickly and conveniently as well as providing an excellent location to leverage our high-speed LTO tape dubbing capability.

Because Power-Cache dedicates a separate solid-state drive (SSD) to run the operating system, archiving management and user interface, the full bandwidth of the RAID array is reserved for transferring your data at the highest speeds possible. And you can still direct attach additional storage devices via either eSATA or USB for the ultimate in flexibility.

Power-Cache’s ability to control up to 4 tape drives concurrently (up to 2 at full speed) is enabled in part by the super speedy 10GB Ethernet connections (SFP+) ready to integrate into the fastest network backbones. Complemented with a high-performance 6 GB/s SAS interface card and a 3.4 GHz i7 processor, Power-Cache delivers the professional level of performance requested by our most demanding customers.

Power-Cache Product Specifications

LTO Drive Specs

  • Native Capacity
    • 1500 GB LTO-5 – 2500 GB LTO-6
  • Average Access Time
    • 52 Seconds LTO-5 – 50 Seconds LTO-6
      from BOT
  • Average Load Time
    • 19 Seconds LTO-5 – 24 Seconds LTO-6
  • Rewind Time
    • 96 Seconds LTO-5 – 98 Seconds LTO-6
      from EOT
  • MTBF
    • 250,000 Hours
  • Uncorrected Error Rate
    • 1×10^17

Media Specs

  • Archival Life
    • 30 years
  • Durability
    • 5,000 load/unload cycles

Physical Specs

  • Power
    • 120VAC / 240VAC 50/60 Hz, auto-ranging
    • 250 Watts
  • Dimensions
    • 19 in. x 1.75 in. x 16 in.
      482 mm x 44 mm x 405 mm
  • Weight
    • 30 lbs
      14 kg

Power-Cache System Specs

  • Sustained Transfer Rate
    • up to 140MB/s per LTO-5 tape drive
      up to 160MB/s per LTO-6 tape drive
      (for up to 2 concurrent tape drives)
    • up to 115 MB/s (direct attached)
  • Hard Disk Drive Capacity
    • 4 x 3000 GB = 12 TB Total
      configurable for RAID0 or RAID5
    • 64 GB SSD System drive
  • Connectivity
    • 2x GB Ethernet Port
    • 2x 10GB Ethernet Port
    • 1x 4 lane MiniSAS
    • 1x eSATA Port (front)
    • USB Ports – 6 each
      2 x USB 2.0 (front panel)
      4 x USB 2.0 (rear panel)
    • VGA Monitor, Mouse & Keyboard for Maintenance
  • Format Compatibility
    • GNU or POSIX tar v1.20 or later
    • LTFS 2.0
  • IP Services
    • NFS – Unix/Linux
    • SMB/CIFS – Windows
    • afp – MacOS
    • Bonjour / ZeroConf
    • FTP
    • HTTP for status, management, configuration and file transfer control
    • “Support-Connect” for full remote service capability
  • API
    • JSON / html cgi

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