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Cache-A Prime-Cache5 & Prime-Cache6


Cache-A Prime-Cache5 & Prime-Cache6 

Prime-Cache Archive Appliance

Cache-A’s well established Prime-Cache archive appliance is available in an LTO-5 version with a 2 x 1 TB RAID for 2TB total internal disk storage and in an LTO-6 version with a 2 x 2 TB RAID for 4TB total internal disk storage.

Continuing with our tradition of “Archiving Made Easy,” the Prime-Cache5 and Prime-Cache6 models employ the same software base allowing archiving by simply dropping your files onto a network share. Ease of use also comes from our presenting all user controls in a simple to understand web-based interface. And introduced with this model, you can now direct connect most kinds of mass storage over our USB 3.0 interface which is 10 times faster than the old USB 2.0 standard.

This model has all the physical benefits of the original Prime-Cache with its small footprint and compact enclosure as well as its low noise efficient cooling system. Prime-Cache5 has been re-engineered with production needs in mind, to be much more rugged with a reinforced chassis and an all-aluminum machined front panel, and to be faster with a dual drive RAID0 internal disk system.

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 appliances 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 tape tar compatibility
    • No special hardware or software needed to read out tapes with any LTO-4 Drive
  • LTO-5 and LTO-6 tape LTFS compatibility
    • Alternately format tapes in the LTFS standard for the ultimate in interchange flexibility

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 3.0 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 Drive Specs

  • Native Capacity
    • 1500GB LTO-5 – 2500GB 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
    • 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 120 MB/s
  • Hard Disk Drive Capacity
    • 2 x 1000 GB – 2000GB Total Prime-Cache5
    • 2 x 2000 GB – 4000GB Total Prime-Cache6
  • Connectivity
    • GB Ethernet Port
    • USB Ports – 6 each
      2 x USB 3.0 (front panel)
      4 x USB 2.0 (rear panel)
    • 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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