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Cache-A 6TB Pro-Cache6 LTO Archive Appliance

B&H # CAR6112 Mfr # CA-R6112
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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: $10,995.00
Product Highlights
  • 6TB Internal Hard Disk
  • Built-In Searchable Database
  • Built-In Automatic Data Archiving
  • Gigabit Ethernet Port
  • SAS, eSATA & USB Connections
  • ExpressCard 34 Slot
  • Supports FTP, Samba, NFS, AFP, Bonjour
  • Sturdy 3RU/Half-Rack Chassis
  • Easy to Deploy & Use
  • Windows, Mac, Linux & UNIX Compatible

The 6TB Pro-Cache6 LTO Archive Appliance from Cache-A is a powerful and versatile solution for saving and archiving your data. It makes archiving easy with a built-in searchable database of all your tapes and a built-in automated archiving capability.

The Cache-A tar format ensures tape compatibility with the universe of existing LTO installations. The LTFS format ensures compatibility with future LTO solutions. It features USB, eSATA and SAS connections for attaching additional devices, particularly external storage. It also features an ExpressCard 34 slot that offers expansion options. It is a complete solution in a single chassis with a built-in "support connect" that provides remote service capability.

Built-In Searchable Database of All Your Tapes
Pro-Cache remembers every single Cache-A tape it has ever seen
Power Search Restore allows one-step recovery from multiple tapes
Pro-Cache shares its catalog database with all other Cache-A systems on the network
Built-In Automated Archive Capability
Schedule events to archive any network shared volumes at any time
One-time, daily, weekly or monthly events to meet your archiving needs
Span Archives Across Multiple Cartridges
Treat a group of tapes as a single entity with a single directory of all contents - now in tar or LTFS
Sets the Standard for LTO Compatibility
Cache-A tar format ensures tape compatibility with the universe of existing LTO installations
LTFS format ensures compatibility with future LTO solutions
User-selectable choice of format per tape
Works with LTO-4 tape as well (tar only)
Direct Archive Access from Any Platform
Simultaneous multi-user access with job queuing
Volume sharing and FTP built-in
Windows/Mac OS/UNIX
Web page control over all operations
FTP, Samba, NFS, AFP, Bonjour
eSATA connections for fast access to direct attached storage
SAS connections allow optional library expansion
ExpressCard slot accommodates FireWire, USB 3.0 and more
USB connections for storage expansion
Rack mountable, sturdy 3RU/half-rack chassis
Directory on Each Tape
Media is portable, shelf-storable and interchangeable
Directly accessible without any special software
Self-contained, self-describing LTO media
Easy to Deploy and Use
Plug-and-play integration into Gigabit Ethernet networks
Integrates seamlessly into file-based workflows
A single tape drive can serve everyone on the network
Allows you to treat an LTO tape like a NAS
Self-Contained Appliance
Complete solution in a single chassis
No software required on any client on any OS
Built-in "support connect" for full remote service capability
LTO Drive
Native Capacity 2.5 TB
Average Access Time 50 sec from BOT
Rewind Time 98 sec from EOT
Average Load Time >24 sec
MTBF 250,000 hours
Uncorrected Error Rate 1 x 1017
Archival Life 30 years
Durability 5,000 load/unload cycles
IP Services NFS - UNIX/Linux
SMB/CIFS - Windows
AFP - Mac OS
DHCP or Fixed
HTTP for status, management, configuration and file transfers
"Support Connect" for full remote service capability
Sustained Transfer Rate >100 MBps direct attached up to 75 MBps network (RAID 0)
Hard Disk Drive 2 x 3 TB
RAID 0/1 configurable
Connectivity Gigabit Ethernet Port
6 x USB Ports (2 x front, 4 x rear)
2 x eSATA (1 x standard, 1 x on SAS connector)
ExpressCard 34
SAS x3 (Mini-SAS connector)
VGA monitor, mouse and keyboard for maintenance
Format Compatibility GNU or POSIX tar v1.20 or later
LTFS 2.0
Supported File Systems Direct Attached: usbfs, vfat, msdos, fat32, hfs+, iso9660, ntfs, reiserfs, xfs, ext4, ext3, ext2, sysv, hpfs
APIs JSON - html cgi
Power 120 VAC/240 VAC 50/60 Hz
200 W
Dimensions 5.25 x 8.5 x 14" (133 x 216 x 356 mm)
Weight 16 lb (7.3 kg)
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