Thunderbolt RAID and LTO-6 Tape Archiving Solution for Digital Workflows
- 1U rack mountable storage and archiving solution
- Supports up to six 2.5" hard drives or SSDs (add your own drives)
- Hardware RAID 0,1,5,6,10, 50 or JBOD operation
- Integrated LTO-6 tape drive - 2.5TB of storage per tape cartridge, up to 160 MB/second data transfer rate
- Four Thunderbolt 2 ports (dual Thunderbolt 2 buses)
- Ideal for mounting in standard 19" racks or DIT carts
- Mac OSX and Windows compatible
- Ships with 6-bay drive enclosure, IBM LTO-6 tape drive, LT0-6 data cartridge, Universal Cleaning Cartridge and two Thunderbolt cables
RAID & LTO-6. The Perfect Combo.
mRack DIT LTO-6 is a 1U rack mountable hybrid RAID and LTO-6 tape archiving solution designed to support today's digital workflows. Copy camera cards to high-speed RAID for online editing and then archive the raw footage and completed projects to LTO-6 tape to safeguard the media for the long term.
mRack DIT LTO-6 features four Thunderbolt 2 ports and connects to any Thunderbolt equipped Mac or PC. Add up to six spinning or solid state drives for integrated hardware RAID functionality. Archive assets to the on-board LTO-6 drive which provides 2.5TB of data storage per cartridge. LTO has a shelf life of 30+ years and is the most cost-effective storage medium on a cost per TB basis.
Hello LTFS. Drag and Drop Content to LTO-6 Tape.
mRack DIT LTO-6 supports the Linear Tape File System (LTFS). LTFS mounts the LTO-6 tape drive in the same way as a disk drive. This enables drag and drop functionality to the LTO tape cartridge.
Backup. Archive. Manage. Works with your favorite software.
mRack DIT LTO-6 is compatible with industry leading LTO archiving and media management software for macOS and Windows including:
- Axle Video - Axle
- Archiware - P5
- Imagine Products - PreRoll Post
- Pomfort - Silverstack XT
- Square Box - CatDV
- StorageDNA - DNA Evolution
- XenData - XenData 6 Workstation
- YoYotta - YoYottaID LTFS
Simple GUI. High-Speed Hardware RAID.
Add six of your favorite hard drives or SSDs. mRack DIT supports drives up to 9.5mm in height. Setting up a RAID set is easy using the included utility.
The dedicated RAID-on-Chip processor and onboard 512MB of DDR3 cache memory offloads RAID processing from the host system, ensuring stable and high-performance data transfers.
Overview of PreRoll Post archiving software
PreRoll Post™ is an application that automates indexing your camera originals, complete with thumbs, proxies and metadata, while backing up full resolution media to local disk and long-term LTO tapes, Optical Disc or local disk or server.
The software takes advantage of the Linear File Transfer System (LTFS) developed by IBM and supported by HP, MagNext, mLogic, Quantum, Tandberg and other tape drive manufacturers. LTFS mounts a tape as a volume (hard disk) within OSX. This makes it possible to write and read from the tape as if it were a disk without proprietary software or formatting. It also makes PreRoll Post hardware independent—you can use it with any LTFS compliant tape drive or Sony Optical Disc Archive (ODA).
The PreRoll Post software controls copy operations from field hard disks (created using ShotPut Pro™) onto LTO tape(s) or ODA cartridges. You may choose to make an additional copy onto local hard disk at the same time. All copies are verified using MD5 checksum integrity algorithms.
Making LTO tapes for delivery to Discovery Channel is a snap. PreRollPost helps automatically fill in metadata and categories for you (since it's "video aware"). So whether you're making Field Footage, Program Master or a Graphics Master tape, count on PreRollPost to get it right the first time. There's even a Discovery Verification Tool built-in to check a tape conforms to the specs.
The backup process is not specific to HD files; it may be used with any files. For example, you can back up NLE project files or entire hard disks if desired.
However, if you are backing up camera originals, PreRollPost has an option to create thumbs and browse quality proxies (using ProxyMill™ application). The index is saved onto the local hard disk as well as optionally on the LTO tape.
Tapes may be presented to clients as a self-contained "Deliverable" with high resolution originals, and an index of proxy clips in QuickTime format .
And PreRoll Post features a 'one-click' installer that includes everything you need to easily get LTFS up and running for single drive LTO-6.
|Interface||4x Thunderbolt 2 ports, dual independent
|Hardware RAID||Supports up to six 2.5" HDD/SSD (up to 9.5mm)
RAID 0,1,5,6,10,50 or JBOD operation
|Tape Drive||IBM LTO-6, LTFS Compatible|
|System Requirements||Mac or Windows PC with Thunderbolt port
For systems with Thunderbolt 3, an adapter is required:
Mac Adapter | PC Adapter
Compatible backup/archive software
|Size||19 x 16.5 x 1.75"/ 48.3 x 41.9 x 4.45 cm|
|Weight||16 lb / 7.25 kg|
|What's in the Box?||1U rack mountable enclosure with LTO-6 drive
Hardware RAID supporting up to six 2.5" drives
Fujifilm LTO-6 tape cartridge
Fujifilm Universal Cleaning cartridge
Two 1 meter Thunderbolt cables
- Ships with 6-bay drive enclosure
- IBM LTO-6 tape drive, LT0-6 data cartridge
- Universal Cleaning Cartridge
- two Thunderbolt cables
Bundled with PreRoll Post archiving software!
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