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Cache-A Prime-Cache6 Archive Appliance

B&H # CAP6112 Mfr # CA-P6112
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Product Highlights
  • Direct Archive Access from Any Platform
  • Self-Contained Appliance
  • Directory on Each Tape
  • Built-In Automated Archiving Capability

The Prime-Cache6 Archive Appliance from Cache-A allows archiving by simply dropping your files onto a network share. It offers ease of use by presenting all user controls in a simple-to-understand web-based interface. You can now directly connect most kinds of mass storage over the USB 3.0 interface which is 10 times faster than the old USB 2.0 standard.

This appliance has all the physical benefits of the original Prime-Cache with its small footprint and compact enclosure as well as its low noise, efficient cooling system.

Built-In Searchable Database of All Your Tapes
Prime-Cache6 remembers every single Cache-A tape it has ever seen
It shares its catalog database with all other Cache-A appliances on the network
Automated Backup Capability Built-In
Schedule events to backup any network shared volumes at any time
One-time, daily, weekly or monthly events cover your backup needs
Span Archives Across Multiple Cartridges
Treats a group of tapes as a single entity, allowing files and directories to span past the end of tape
Standard LTO Tape Tar Compatibility
No special hardware or software needed to read out tapes with any LTO-4 drive
LTO-6 Tape LTFS Compatibility
Alternately format tapes in the LTFS standard for ultimate interchange flexibility
Direct Access to Archived Content from Any Platform
Simultaneous multi-user access
Volume sharing and FTP built-in
Windows/Mac OS/Unix/Linux
Web page control over all operations
FTP, Samba, NFS, AFP, Bonjour
USB 3.0 storage device direct connections
Directory on Each Tape
Media is portable, shelf-storable, interchangeable
Directly accessible with no special software
Allows users to treat A-Series tapes like video tapes
Easy to Deploy and Use
Plug and play integration into Gigabit Ethernet networks
Integrates seamlessly into file-based workflows
This self-contained appliance is a complete solution
Allows users to treat an LTO drive like a NAS
System Specs
IP Services NFS - Unix/Linux
SMB/CIFS - Windows
Bonjour / ZeroConf
HTTP for status, management, con¬guration and ¬file transfers
"Support-Connect" for full remote service capability
Sustained Transfer Rate up to 75 MB/s (network shared performance)
up to 115 MB/s (direct attached)
Hard Disk Drive 2 x 2000 GB RAID0
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
API Supported JSON - html cgi
Drive Specs
Native Capacity 2.5 TB
Average Access Time 50 Sec from BOT
Rewind Time 98 Sec from EOT
Average Load Time >24 Seconds
MTBF 250,000 Hours
Uncorrected Error Rate 1 x 1017
Archival Life 30 years
Durability 5,000 load/unload cycles
Physical Specs
Power 240VAC 60 Hz
120 W
Dimensions 10.4 x 4.4 x 9.1" (264 x 112 x 230 mm)
Weight 13.5 lb (6.2 kg)
Cache-A Prime-Cache6 Archive Appliance
  • 1-Year Warranty
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