Cache-A today introduce Pro-Cache5, a revolutionary archive appliance for digital film, broadcast and video professionals working with file-based workflows. One of the first LTO-5 archive products on the market, Pro-Cache5 takes advantage of this next generation technology to offer nearly double the storage capacity of existing LTO-4 cartridges – LTO-5 cartridge provides 1.5TB native capacity – while also providing notably faster archiving speeds.
Leveraging the technical innovations of LTO-5, Pro-Cache5 further extends data tape’s key role in ensuring long-term content retention, archiving and disaster recovery. Pro-Cache5 writes data on low-cost, secure, portable, interchangeable and IT industry-standard LTO-5 tape cartridges using the standard “tar” format, with an archive life of 30 years. LTO-5 offers read/write compatibility with LTO-4 to ensure a truly future-proof solution that protects investments, eases implementation and permits source master content to be accessed over a long period of time.
Based on the upgradeable and expandable Pro-Cache platform, both the LTO-5 based Pro-Cache5 and LTO-4 based Pro-Cache4 network-attached archive appliances are easy to install and use. Operating system-independent, they can be deployed into Windows, MacOS and Unix environments to provide direct access to archived data from any platform with simultaneous multi-user access and volume sharing.
Both the rack-mountable Pro-Cache5 and Pro-Cache4 (formerly known simply as Pro-Cache) offer an internal 2TB of RAID disk storage configurable as either striped for maximum speed (RAID 0) or for data redundancy with mirrored reliability (RAID 1). With additional ExpressCard and eSATA connections, the Pro-Cache platform is ideal for the fast archiving of direct connected storage. It also offers SAS connections for high-speed mounts and expansion as well as a sturdy three rack unit (3U)/half rack chassis for industrial compatibility.