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Tim Gunkel
Possible to reuse Avid MediaArrayXT storage for non-Avid purposes after ISIS upgrade?
on Feb 13, 2014 at 1:27:09 am

We are upgrading to ISIS and we have a bunch of Media Array XT chassis stocked with 1TB drives. I think it's seven chassis x 16TB each.

Has anyone successfully reused chassis like these for (non-Avid) shared storage accessed via the two ethernet ports, or via the use of a host workstation with the fibrechannel cards installed?

We're Windows based, and we have the orphaned FC cards as well as the workstations that are being replaced. Can Avid storage be converted to plain vanilla storage? Or will it only work with the dongle and old Unity controller that we're invariably going to have to turn in as part of our upgrade? Would really like to use that as storage for graphics, AE work, near-offline backups, etc.

Thanks for any help!
Tim G


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