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Cache-A Prime-Cache LTO-4 800GB Archive Appliances for Digital Media Professionals


Cache-A Prime-Cache LTO-4 800GB Archive Appliances for Digital Media Professionals

Prime-Cache Archive Appliance

Cache-A’s first product introduction was the Prime-Cache archive appliance with all the features needed to provide networked storage systems to video professionals, now more affordable than ever.

Prime-Cache brought a huge step forward delivering an innovative and easy-to-use practical archive solution to the professional video and film industries. The solid engineering and forward thinking embodied in this product are evident from the fact that every tape made in one of these in 2009 can still be read by today’s models and the Prime-Cache today can run our very latest software with all our newest features (within the limitations of LTO-4).

Fast, small and unbelievably capable, archiving with Prime-Cache is easier than ever before. The lists below outline a range of features never seen before on any single archiving appliance.

Archiving Made Easy

  • Built-in searchable database of all your tapes
    • Prime-Cache remembers every single Cache-A tape it has ever seen
    • Prime-Cache shares its catalog database with all other Cache-A decks on the network
  • Automated backup capability built-in
    • Schedule events to backup any network shared volumes at any time
    • One-time, daily, weekly, or monthly events cover your backup needs
  • Span archives across multiple cartridges
    • Treat a group of tapes as a single entity allowing files and directories to span past the end of tape
  • Standard LTO-4 tape TAR compatibility
    • No special hardware or software needed to read out tapes with any LTO-4 Drive

Prime-Cache Advantages

  • Direct access to archived content from any platform
    • Simultaneous multi-user access
    • Volume sharing and FTP built-in
    • Windows/MacOS/Unix/Linux
    • Web page control over all operations
    • FTP, Samba, NFS, afp, Bonjour
    • USB storage device direct connections
  • Directory on each tape
    • Media is portable, shelf-storable, interchangeable
    • Directly accessible with no special software
    • Lets you treat A-Series tapes like video tape
  • Easy to Deploy – Easy to Use
    • Plug and play integration into Gb Ethernet networks
    • Integrates seamlessly into file-based workflows
    • Self-contained appliance is a complete solution
    • Lets you treat our LTO drive like a NAS

Prime-Cache Product Specifications

LTO-4 Drive Specs

  • Native Capacity
    • 800 GB
  • Average Access Time
    • 64 Seconds from BOT
  • Average Load Time
    • 17 Seconds
  • Rewind Time
    • 121 Seconds 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
    • 120 Watts
  • Dimensions
    • 10.75 in. x 4.4 in. x 10.75 in.
      273 mm x 112 mm x 273 mm

Prime-Cache System Specs

  • Sustained Transfer Rate
    • up to 75 MB/s (large file performance)
  • Hard Disk Drive Capacity
    • 1000 GB
  • Connectivity
    • GB Ethernet Port
    • USB Ports X 6
      (2 front, 4 rear)
    • VGA Monitor, Mouse & Keyboard for Maintenance
  • 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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