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Cache-A Power Cache Expansion Chassis with 2 LTO-5 Drives

B&H # CAX5020 Mfr # CA-X5020
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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: $8,995.00
Product Highlights
  • Automated Archive Capability Built-In
  • Directory on Each Tape
  • Easy to Deploy & Use
  • Built-in Searchable Database

The Power Cache Expansion Chassis with 2 LTO-5 Drives from Cache-A works with up to 4 tape drives in Library or external 1 RU chassis in any combination. It has 8 Tb of RAID configurable for RAID0 speed or RAID5 protection and a separate SSD system drive for improved performance and reliability.

Built-In Searchable Database of All of Your Tapes
Power-Cache remembers every single Cache-A tape it has ever seen
Power Search Restore allows one step recovery from multiple tapes
Power-Cache shares its catalog database with all other Cache-A systems on the network
Automated Archive 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 / Mac OS / Unix
Web page control over all operations
FTP, Samba, NFS, AFP, Bonjour
USB, SAS, eSATA & device connections
10 Gigabit Ethernet super-fast networking
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
Tape drives can be accessed across the network
Allows users to treat LTO tape like a NAS
Appliance Approach for Convenience and Ease
Complete solution in two or three chassis with simple interconnections
No software is necessary on any client on any OS
Built-in "support connect" lets us provide remote service
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 Archive Rate Up to 140 Mbps per tape drive (for up to 2 concurrent tape drives)
Up to 115 Mbps (direct attached)
Hard Disk Drive 4x 2000 GB HDD configurable for RAID0 or RAID5
64 GB SSD System drive
Data Tape Drive 2 LTO
Connectivity 2x Gb/s Ethernet Port
2x 10 Gb/s Ethernet Port
1x 4 lane MiniSAS
USB 2.0 Ports x2 (front) x4 (back)
eSATA Port (front)
VGA Monitor, Mouse & Keyboard for Maintenance
Format Compatible with:
GNU or POSIX tar v1.20 or later
LTFS 2.0
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
Power 120 VAC/240 VAC 50/60 Hz
250 W
Dimensions 19 x 1.75 x 16" (48.26 x 4.44 x 40.64 cm)
Weight 30 lb (13.60 kg)
Cache-A Power Cache Expansion Chassis with 2 LTO-5 Drives
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