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Cache-A Prime-Cache5 Archive Appliance

B&H # CAPRC5 Mfr # CA-P5112
Usually ships in 2-4 weeks

Availability Details


This is a special order item and is non-cancelable and non-returnable. Est. arrival at B&H is 2-4 weeks (subject to availability). Your order will be charged at time of shipment.

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You Pay: $7,995.00
Product Highlights
  • Direct Archive Access from Any Platform
  • Self-Contained Appliance
  • Directory on Each Tape
  • Built-in Automated Archiving Capability
  • LTO-5 Compatibility

The Prime-Cache5 Archive Appliance from Cache-A makes archiving easy with a built-in searchable data base of all your tapes and a built-in automated archiving capability. It is a complete solution in a single chassis with a built-in “support connect” that provides remote service.

Built-in Searchable Database of All of Your Tapes
Prime-Cache5 remembers every single Cache-A tape it has ever seen
It shares its catalog database with all other Cache-A systems on the network
Associate user metadata with any file, folder or tape
Automated Archiving Capability Built-in
Schedule events to archive any network shared volumes at any time
One-time, daily, weekly or monthly events to cover your archiving needs
Span Archives Across Multiple Cartridges
Treat a group of tapes as a single entity with a single directory of all content
Setting the Standard for LTO-5 Compatibility
Cache-A tar format assures tape compatibility with the universe of existing LTO installations
New LTFS mode assures compatibility with LTO solutions into the future
User selectable choice of format per tape
Works with LTO-4 tape too (tar only)
Direct Archive Access from Any Platform
Simultaneous multi-user access
Volume sharing and FTP built-in
Windows / MacOS / Unix
Web page control over all operations
FTP, Samba, NFS, AFP, Bonjour
USB 3.0 super fast direct attached storage capability
Directory on Each Tape
Media is portable, shelf-storable, interchangeable
Directly accessible with no special software
Self contained, self-describing LTO media
Easy to Deploy and Use
Plug and play integration into Gb Ethernet networks
Integrates seamlessly into file based workflows
A single tape drive can serve everyone on the network
Allows users to treat LTO tape like a NAS
A True Self-Contained Appliance
Complete solution in a single chassis
No software is necessary on any client on any OS
Built-in "support connect" lets us provide remote service
System Specs
IP Services NFS - Unix/Linux
SMB/CIFS – Windows
Bonjour / ZeroConf
HTTP for status, management, configuration & file transfers
"Support-Connect" for full remote service capability
Sustained Transfer Rate up to 75 Mbps (network shared performance
up to 115 Mbps (direct attached)
Hard Disk Drive 2000 GB
Connectivity GB Ethernet Port
USB 2.0 Ports X4 (rear)
USB 3.0 Ports X2 (front)
VGA monitor, mouse and keyboard for maintenance
Format Compatibility:

GNU or POSIX tar v1.20 or later
LTFS v2.0
Internal File System ext3
Mountable File Systems usbfs, vfat, msdos, fat32, hfs+, iso9660, ntfs, ext3, reiserfs, xfs, ext, ext2, umsdos, sysv, hpfs
APIs JSON - html cgi
Drive Specs
Native Capacity 1500 GB
Average Access Time 52 Seconds from BOT
Average Load Time < 19 Seconds
Rewind Time 96 Seconds from EOT
MTBF 250,000 Hours
Uncorrected Error Rate 1x1017
Archival Life 30 years
Durability 5,000 load/unload cycles
Physical Specs
Power 120VAC/240VAC 50/60 Hz
Dimensions 10.4 x 4.4 x 9.1" (26.4 x 11.2 x 23 cm)
Weight 13.5 lbs (6.2 kg)
Cache-A Prime-Cache5 Archive Appliance
  • 1 Year Warranty
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