LTO tape deck
Cache-A's archive appliances use LTO-4 and LTO-5 tape drives and provide networked storage systems to professional video customers that are simple to deploy and allow users a way to easily transfer their content to secure, portable, exchangeable LTO tape cartridges.
Cache-A archive appliances provide networked storage direct to data tape. This solves a critical need in the Entertainment Industry by providing an economical, archive quality media on which to store file-based content. Every tape cartridge contains a directory of its content making each one a self-contained asset repository that can be shipped around the world and stored for long periods of time. The content can be retrieved regardless of the application or software environment that recorded it. This is important for both portability and longevity since the software and OS environment that recorded a cartridge may not be available across locations or may not persist in time for 10, 20, or even 30 years.
Cache-A archive appliances with LTO-4 drives hold 800GB per cartridge, equivalent to more than 60 hours of 25 Mb/s Standard Definition or more than 15 hours of 100 Mb/s High Definition (HD) content. Cache-A archive appliances with LTO-5 drives nearly double that capacity to 1500GB per cartridge. They also provide fast file transfers over Gigabit Ethernet at data rates up to 75MB/s and even faster from direct attached storage.