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SkyTech Media Solutions

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SkyTech Media Solutions provides a complete product line to help our clients work faster and more efficiently. Whether it is Onset or in Post environments, we can offer products and workflows to assist our clients from acquisition to delivery. Contact SkyTech Media Solutions for all of your software & hardware needs.  Here is a complete list of our product line-

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Data Video

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ViewCast

Draper

Nexidia

Western Digital

Cache-A Archive Appliance · LTO-6 Release

Award-Winning Cache-A Archive Appliance Products
Easily archive digital source media and projects. Built-in catalog for easy recovery. Appliance based solutions to protect your content for the long term:

. Simple workflows to protect your valuable footage.
. USB 3.0 connectivity on Prime-Cache5 and eSATA, USB, and ExpressCard connectivity on Pro models.
. Archive complete projects in the edit suite.
. Networked archiving means access from every workstation on your network .
. Search by file name or user metadata.
. Works stand-alone or with digital asset management applications like CatDV.

Prime-Cache · Pro-Cache · Power-Cache · Library

For more information about the Cache-A family of archive appliances, or to place an order, call (310) 922-1631

Cache-A Library24 & Library48 Automation Appliances

For Pro-Cache & Power-CacheArchive Appliances

Available with LTO-5 &/or LTO-6 tape drives

Cache-A Standard Features in a Library Appliance

  • Easy to Deploy and Use
    • Network Attached cross-platform accessibility
  • Table-of-contents on every tape
    • Built-in searchable database of all of your tapes
  • Archive large projects
    • Span archives across multiple cartridges
  • Automated archive capability built-in
    • with automatic tape loading for any archive or restore operation

Automated Archiving Made Easy

Available in configurations with either 24 or 48 tape slots, Cache-A’s Library24 and Library48 Automation Appliances work with our Pro-Cache and Power-Cache models. Cache-A’s automated library option provides users with near-line archival capacity of up to 60 Terabytes in the 24 slot model and up to 120 Terabytes in the 48 slot model.

This convenient and easy to deploy library option automates cartridge loading for archiving, restoring and even cartridge spanning when archiving large projects.

In Pro-Cache deployments, the internal LTO drive is still available for accessing content on shelf stored cartridges while simultaneously archiving to the library. With one external tape drive and one tape drive in the library, Pro-Cache Library systems provide true dual drive system flexibility. Two LTO tape drives means concurrent access to both Library and Pro-Cache tape volumes for twice the archiving power. The LTO tape drive in the Pro-Cache is always available for restoring or archiving shelf-stored content and you can simultaneously archive or restore with the Library drive.

In Power-Cache deployments,the Library24 option can accommodate one or two LTO drives and the Library48 option can have as many as 4 dedicated LTO drives within the library system. External tape drives can also be added to complement Library drives in any combination up to 4 total LTO drives. These multiple drives can all be used simultaneously in archving, restoring, and dubbing functions for total flexibility and speed (up to 2 concurrently at full tape speed).

Includes Cache-A Standard Capabilities

  • Direct archive access from any platform
    • Windows / MacOS / Unix
  • Easy to Deploy and Use
    • Plug and play integration into any network
  • Table-of-contents on every tape
    • Media is portable, shelf storeable, interchangeable
  • Built-in searchable database of all of your tapes
    • Search by filename, search by metadata
    • Share catalogs between Cache-A systems over your local area network
  • Automated archive capability built-in
    • Schedule archiving of any shared folder
  • Span archives across multiple cartridges
    • Create archives of any size
  • Industry standard compatibility
    • Cache-A formatted tapes use POSIX/gnu standard “tar”
    • Tapes can also be written in the new LTFS format for even greater interchange capabilites

2 Library Option Models Available

  • CA-L5024 Cache-A Library24
    • 24 tape capacity
    • 36 Terabytes with LTO-5
    • 60 Terabytes with LTO-6
  • CA-L5048 Cache-A Library48
    • 48 tape capacity
    • 72 Terabytes with LTO-5
    • 120 Terabytes with LTO-6

Cache-A Library Features

  • Automated cartridge loading for archiving
    • simply select a tape on the UI web page
  • Automated cartridge loading for tape spanning
    • the next blank tape loads itself when needed
  • Automated cartridge loading for content retrieval
    • all tapes load for any restore from any search results
  • Automatic tape identification
    • by bar code
    • by LTO Media ID
    • by each tape’s TOC volume name
  • Simple cabling connects the two devices
    • SAS cable moves data and controls robotics
    • Optional GbE for library management
  • Simple configuration and operations
    • Retains Cache-A’s appliance-like useability

Library24 Features

  • 24 cartridge slots – two 12 slot magazines
  • Up to 60 Terabytes of near-line storage
  • 1 or 2 LTO tape drives with Power-Cache
  • Self-contained Rack Mountable 2RU Unit

Library48 Features

  • 48 cartridge slots – four 12 slot magazines
  • Up to 120 Terabytes of near-line storage
  • 1 to 4 LTO tape drives with Power-Cache
  • Self-contained Rack Mountable 4RU Unit

For more information about the Cache-A family of archive appliances, or to place an order, call (310) 922-1631

Cache-A Archive Appliance 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

Cache-A Archive Appliance Pro-Cache5 LTO-5 & Pro-Cache6 LTO-6

Pro-Cache LTO Data Tape Deck

Pro-Cache adds features demanded by media industry professionals to the basic archiving package delivered in Prime-Cache. Plenty of disk space allows you to organize your content, stage items for archiving, even use the Cache-A share for general NAS applications. Additional ports expand direct attached storage connectivity options with eSATA and ExpressCard interfaces. And, a SAS port on the back of every unit will allow for future library expansion.

Built into a sturdy 3 RU half rack housing this model features an internal RAID configurational as striped for maximum speed (RAID0) or for 100% protection with mirrored reliability (RAID1).With its additional ExpressCard and eSATA connections, this unit is ideal for fast archiving of direct connected storage.

Pro-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
    • 200 Watts
  • Dimensions
    • 5.25″ (3 RU) x 8.5″ x 14.5″
      133 mm x 216 mm x 368 mm

Pro-Cache System Specs

  • Sustained Transfer Rate
    • up to 80 MB/s
      (network transfers)
    • up to 130 MB/s
      (direct attached)
  • Hard Disk Drive Capacity
    • 2 x 3000 GB –
      user configurable for RAID 0/1
  • Connectivity
    • GB Ethernet Port
    • USB Ports X 6 (2 front, 4 rear)
    • eSATA Connection
    • ExpressCard Slot
    • SAS Interface
    • 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

 

Pro-Cache Rack Kit

Pro-Cache Rack kits allow rack mounting of one unit on the right or left side or two units side by side.


Rack Kit CA-RK001 provides rack ears, handles, joining places and screws


Filler Kit CA-RK002 provides a steel filler for mounting a single Pro-Cache

Pro-Cache Rack Mount Kit right

For more information about Cache-A Family of products, or to place an order, call (310) 922-1631

Cache-A appliance simplifies archiving

 

AMSTERDAM – Cache-A’s (www.cache-a.com) Pro-Cache Library24 archive appliance debuted at the IBC show, simplifying the archiving of large projects for digital film, broadcast and video pros working with file-based workflows. The solution is a 24-slot automated library option for Pro-Cache5 and Pro-Cache4 archive appliances. It automates cartridge loading for archiving, restoring and cartridge spanning.

The Library24 works with any Pro-Cache model. Two LTO drives means concurrent access to both Pro-Cache Library24 and Pro-Cache tape volumes for twice the archiving power. The LTO drive in the Pro-Cache is accessible for restoring or archiving shelf-stored content, while the Pro-Cache Library24 drive is accessible for simultaneously archiving or restoring.

Available in both LTO-5 and LTO-4 configurations, the Pro-Cache Library24 provides 36TBs of storage for Pro-Cache5 users, and 19TB of storage for Pro-Cache4 users. The unit has 24 cartridge slots in two 12-slot magazines and automatically identifies tapes by barcode or each tape’s internal table of contents.

Pro-Cache Library24 is rack-mountable and connects easily to the three RU half-rack chassis and rack mount kit of the Pro-Cache5 or Pro-Cache4. Simple cabling connects the two devices.

Technology Partners Deliver Complete Production Ecosystem for Caribbean Cable Sports Giant SportsMax

(June 18, 2013) With 23 countries in the Caribbean tuning into sporting content from SportsMax, it has become one of the most successful cable sports channels in the world. Parent company, IMC, founded in 2002, are rights holders for the world’s top sporting content including the 2006, 2010 and 2014 FIFA World Cups, the London 2012 Olympic Games and the 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup.

For the 2012 London Olympics, SportsMax took on its most ambitious challenge; bringing the Olympics to the Caribbean, 24 hours a day in real-time from London. And an even bigger challenge to the production team at Sportsmax, getting a new production pipeline up and running in less than three weeks. “We knew we needed a SAN solution to serve as central storage for the Olympics,” stated Kerry Gibbons, Executive Producer, Production & Technical Operations and Creative Director, SportsMax. “What we ended up with was a much-needed complete overhaul of our entire workflow.”

One of the biggest issues for SportsMax is that investing in an entire studio of new equipment is unaffordable. The Jamaican dollar is currently at 100 to 1 USD making what would cost $50,000 in the states, a half a million dollar purchase in Jamaica. To this point, choosing the right equipment, and the right technology partners and suppliers is not just crucial but a necessity.

Broadcast audio and video consultant, Carlos Sezumaga of Enhanced View Services, assessed the workflow situation for SportsMax. “I was concerned about the inefficiencies in their workflow,” explained Sezumaga. “Or as some at SportsMax have called it, all work and no flow. Not only were they facing the technological challenges that are common in a live production environment but a constantly growing frustration amongst staff which was leading to a reduction in productivity.”

After a week long visit to SportsMax HQ in Kingston Jamaica, Sezumaga designed a strategy for solving the workflow issues then reached out to Technology Partner, JB&A, who helped put together an entire production ecosystem that could handle, not only their needs for the London Olympics, but take them into the future with a solid infrastructure.

“We knew that without the right system in place, it would be total chaos,” said Gibbons. “We had two 14 person teams in London and over 100 people in the Studio in Jamaica–many of whom were students learning on the go. We weren’t sure if we could get a new system in place in time, but Carlos and the team at JB&A made it happen.”

The Olympic broadcast required capturing six different feeds from Satellite and Fibre, coming into the Studio in Jamaica. They had six logging stations set up running 24 hours a day, an all Mac workflow for the Olympics with a mix of iMacs and Mac towers running both Final Cut Pro and the Adobe Creative Suite. With the London team in place and a Studio set up in Jamaica, there were six TV programs running at different times daily producing 12-18 hours of content a day. Quick turnaround on edited footage was essential, often needing to insert relevant clips and/or stills on the fly during broadcasts. Without a clear asset management system in place, no centralized storage, archiving and backup solutions, or the ability to ingest the Satellite feeds, this would have been impossible.

To handle these demands, the newly defined workflow ecosystem from JB&A consisted of several components working together in concert: EVO Shared Storage Server from Studio Network Solutions (SNS) to serve as the central storage hub; CatDV digital asset management application from Square Box Systems to manage, organize and categorize all the multimedia assets; Pipeline Dual HD from Telestream for ingest of the Satellite feeds to EVO and CatDV for shared storage live logging respectively and; Cache-A LTO to archive the files created from the Satellite feeds after the content was created.

Together with Sezumaga, Enhanced View Services and JB&A,the new ecosystem was installed onsite at SportsMax. Lead by Sezumaga, this “dream team” of technology and broadcast specialists worked cohesively to install, train and support the project through the completion of the Olympic games. “This was a team effort,” stated Sezumaga, “It couldn’t have happened without any of the facets missing.” A technician from SNS was also on site in Jamaica to do the install and training of the EVO system.

“We’ve come a long way since I started 14 months ago,” said Gibbons. “With this new system, everything is more manageable. We could never have pulled off the this unprecedented achievement, broadcasting the Olympics to 23 Caribbean countries, without this new system in place. The more we use it the more we love it. SportsMax is well positioned for the future.”

Cache-A Library24 & Library48 Automation Appliances

Cache-A Library24 & Library48 Automation Appliances

Cache-A Standard Features in a Library Appliance

  • Easy to Deploy and Use
    • Network Attached cross-platform accessibility
  • Table-of-contents on every tape
    • Built-in searchable database of all of your tapes
  • Archive large projects
    • Span archives across multiple cartridges
  • Automated archive capability built-in
    • with automatic tape loading for any archive or restore operation

Automated Archiving Made Easy

Available in configurations with either 24 or 48 tape slots, Cache-A’s Library24 and Library48 Automation Appliances work with our Pro-Cache and Power-Cache models. Cache-A’s automated library option provides users with near-line archival capacity of up to 60 Terabytes in the 24 slot model and up to 120 Terabytes in the 48 slot model.

This convenient and easy to deploy library option automates cartridge loading for archiving, restoring and even cartridge spanning when archiving large projects.

In Pro-Cache deployments, the internal LTO drive is still available for accessing content on shelf stored cartridges while simultaneously archiving to the library. With one external tape drive and one tape drive in the library, Pro-Cache Library systems provide true dual drive system flexibility. Two LTO tape drives means concurrent access to both Library and Pro-Cache tape volumes for twice the archiving power. The LTO tape drive in the Pro-Cache is always available for restoring or archiving shelf-stored content and you can simultaneously archive or restore with the Library drive.

In Power-Cache deployments,the Library24 option can accommodate one or two LTO drives and the Library48 option can have as many as 4 dedicated LTO drives within the library system. External tape drives can also be added to complement Library drives in any combination up to 4 total LTO drives. These multiple drives can all be used simultaneously in archving, restoring, and dubbing functions for total flexibility and speed (up to 2 concurrently at full tape speed).

ncludes Cache-A Standard Capabilities

  • Direct archive access from any platform
    • Windows / MacOS / Unix
  • Easy to Deploy and Use
    • Plug and play integration into any network
  • Table-of-contents on every tape
    • Media is portable, shelf storeable, interchangeable
  • Built-in searchable database of all of your tapes
    • Search by filename, search by metadata
    • Share catalogs between Cache-A systems over your local area network
  • Automated archive capability built-in
    • Schedule archiving of any shared folder
  • Span archives across multiple cartridges
    • Create archives of any size
  • Industry standard compatibility
    • Cache-A formatted tapes use POSIX/gnu standard “tar”
    • Tapes can also be written in the new LTFS format for even greater interchange capabilites

2 Library Option Models Available

  • CA-L5024 Cache-A Library24
    • 24 tape capacity
    • 36 Terabytes with LTO-5
    • 60 Terabytes with LTO-6
  • CA-L5048 Cache-A Library48
    • 48 tape capacity
    • 72 Terabytes with LTO-5
    • 120 Terabytes with LTO-6

Cache-A Library Features

  • Automated cartridge loading for archiving
    • simply select a tape on the UI web page
  • Automated cartridge loading for tape spanning
    • the next blank tape loads itself when needed
  • Automated cartridge loading for content retrieval
    • all tapes load for any restore from any search results
  • Automatic tape identification
    • by bar code
    • by LTO Media ID
    • by each tape’s TOC volume name
  • Simple cabling connects the two devices
    • SAS cable moves data and controls robotics
    • Optional GbE for library management
  • Simple configuration and operations
    • Retains Cache-A’s appliance-like useability

Library24 Features

  • 24 cartridge slots – two 12 slot magazines
  • Up to 60 Terabytes of near-line storage
  • 1 or 2 LTO tape drives with Power-Cache
  • Self-contained Rack Mountable 2RU Unit

Library48 Features

  • 48 cartridge slots – four 12 slot magazines
  • Up to 120 Terabytes of near-line storage
  • 1 to 4 LTO tape drives with Power-Cache
  • Self-contained Rack Mountable 4RU Unit

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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

Cache-A Pro-Cache5 LTO-5 & Pro-Cache6 LTO-6

Cache-A Pro-Cache5 LTO-5 & Pro-Cache6 LTO-6

Pro-Cache LTO Data Tape Deck

Pro-Cache adds features demanded by media industry professionals to the basic archiving package delivered in Prime-Cache. Plenty of disk space allows you to organize your content, stage items for archiving, even use the Cache-A share for general NAS applications. Additional ports expand direct attached storage connectivity options with eSATA and ExpressCard interfaces. And, a SAS port on the back of every unit will allow for future library expansion.

Built into a sturdy 3 RU half rack housing this model features an internal RAID configurational as striped for maximum speed (RAID0) or for 100% protection with mirrored reliability (RAID1).With its additional ExpressCard and eSATA connections, this unit is ideal for fast archiving of direct connected storage.

Pro-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
    • 200 Watts
  • Dimensions
    • 5.25″ (3 RU) x 8.5″ x 14.5″
      133 mm x 216 mm x 368 mm

Pro-Cache System Specs

  • Sustained Transfer Rate
    • up to 80 MB/s
      (network transfers)
    • up to 130 MB/s
      (direct attached)
  • Hard Disk Drive Capacity
    • 2 x 3000 GB –
      user configurable for RAID 0/1
  • Connectivity
    • GB Ethernet Port
    • USB Ports X 6 (2 front, 4 rear)
    • eSATA Connection
    • ExpressCard Slot
    • SAS Interface
    • 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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