News: Cache-A Ships Prime-Cache6 LTO-6 Desktop Archive Appliance
New LTO-6 appliance delivers cost-effective entry-point for future-proof archiving
(Morgan Hill, California--March 27, 2013) Cache-A Corporation, manufacturer of award-winning archiving appliances, is shipping its brand new Prime-Cache6 LTO-6 desktop archive appliance with advanced LTFS capabilities. The release of Prime-Cache6 completes the release of LTO-6 technology across Cache-A’s complete product line – including the flagship Pro-Cache6, high-performance Power-Cache, and flexible Library 24/48 automation systems – which gets its US debut at NAB 2013, at Cache-A’s Booth #SL11109.
Prime-Cache6, noted for its near-silent operation and designed for office and on-set use, carries forward the improved durability and performance capabilities of its LTO-5 predecessor. Along with LTO-6, it features a toughened chassis, plus a larger built-in 4TB of rugged, 2.5-inch, HDD RAID that significantly accelerates disk-based transfer speeds.
Prime-Cache-6 is also shipping with Cache-A’s latest v3.2 software upgrade – based on 64-bit enterprise level CentOS 6.2 – that delivers further dramatic leaps in performance and operability.
“The new Prime-Cache6, with the very latest in LTFS, is the most cost-effective entry-point for anyone wanting to future-proof their content,” said Phil Ritti, CEO of Cache-A. “As with previous versions, this compact, portable appliance is easy-to-use, unbelievably capable, super-fast and unobtrusive on-set or in the office.”
KEY FEATURES OF PRIME-CACHE6:
Cache-A’s Prime-Cache6 delivers all the features needed to provide professionals in film and video with networkable LTO-tape storage at an affordable price.
Trailblazing LTFS capability – Cache-A has carried its advanced LTFS (Linear Tape File System) capabilities into Prime-Cache6, with new seamless cartridge-spanning of large projects, along with an array of enhancements, such as MD5 checksums, that are not included in other LTFS implementations.
Reinforced chassis & small form factor – providing robustness in on-set production environments. At 10.75” x 4.4” x 10.75” (273mm x 112mm x 273mm) Prime-Cache6 is also the smallest, space-saving appliance in its class.
New 4TB 2.5-inch RAID 0 – delivering disk bandwidth that doubles the disk throughput of original Prime-Cache models.
New v3.2 software – featuring accelerated 64-bit processing, email notifications, queue management, new LTFS tape-spanning capabilities, plus many customer-driven operational features allowing users to archive, access and exchange archived content with greater ease.
Built-in catalog database – enables Prime-Cache6 to remember every file, folder and every Cache-A LTO tape it has ever seen, making it easy for users to track, search and retrieve content.
Versatile connectivity – Prime Cache6’s dual GB Ethernet, two USB 3.0 and four USB 2.0 ports, enable deployment in a wide variety of professional digital media workflows – from on-set cart systems to SAN/NAS systems in post.
As with previous generations of LTO technology, Cache-A’s LTO-6 systems provide backward compatibility with previous generations of LTO tape. Prime-Cache6 can read/write LTO-5 and LTO-6 cartridges and read LTO-4 cartridges, helping to preserve media investments and ease implementation.
LTO-6 is the sixth generation of Linear-Tape Open (LTO) technology. LTO was launched in 2000, and LTO tape has a shelf life of at least 30 years. With four million tape drives in use, plus more the 200 million cartridges sold worldwide, it has proven the most economical and safe long-term storage technology for the IT and media and entertainment industries.
Price & Availability: Prime-Cache6 is priced at $8,995USD and is available immediately from Cache-A resellers worldwide. Visit http://www.cache-a.com.
About Cache-A Corporation: Cache-A’s award-winning, archive appliances are employed daily by thousands of users worldwide, in media/entertainment, Fortune 500 corporations, government departments, higher-education and houses of worship, to securely archive, search and retrieve vital digital assets. The company was founded in 2008 with a dedication to make archiving easy, and combines extensive experience in data storage and video media, with a reputation for delivering innovation and excellence to digital media professionals at a reasonable cost. Cache-A’s product range includes desktop and rack-mount appliances that are compatible with Windows, Mac OS and Linux/Unix networking infrastructures. Renowned for their ease-of-use, Cache-A products deliver leading-edge performance in video and digital film workflows, and lead the field in using the secure, portable, interchangeable, industry-standard LTFS and tar formats on LTO-6 media. Cache-A’s Pro-Cache was awarded Creative Cow’s prestigious Blue Ribbon in 2011 for “Best Archiving System”, and Power-Cache won Studio Daily’s 2012 Prime Award for “Best User Interface/User Experience”. http://www.Cache-A.com