mLogic mRack Thunderbolt LTO 8 Single Tape Archiving Solution

mLogic mRack Thunderbolt LTO 8 Single Tape Archiving Solution

mLogic mRack Thunderbolt LTO 8 Single Tape Archiving Solution

mLogic mRack Thunderbolt LTO 8 Single Tape Archiving Solution

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  • 6 x 2.5" / 9.5mm SATA Drive Bays
  • IBM LTO 8 Tape Drive (LTFS Compatible)
  • 2 x Thunderbolt 2 Ports
  • Data Transfers up to 300 MB/s
  • 12TB of Storage per Tape Cartridge
  • YoYottaID LTFS for macOS
  • 1 RU Form Factor
  • Windows & Mac Compatible
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Tape Compatibility: LTO 8 (Single)

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LTO 7 (Single)

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Software Included: YoYottalD LTFS for macOS

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mLogic mRack overview

  • 1Description

Built with a 1 RU form factor for desktop use, machine rooms, 19" racks, and DIT carts, the mRack LTO 8 from mLogic is a Thunderbolt LTO 8 tape archiving solution for digital workflows. Each LTO 8 tape cartridge stores 12TB of data, which is copied at speeds up to 300 MB/s, and has a shelf life of 30 years. LTO 8 also supports the Linear Tape File System (LTFS), which mounts the tape drive in the same way as a disk drive, enabling drag-and-drop functionality to the tape cartridge. Furthermore, this array has six 2.5" SATA drive bays, which support hard drives and SSDs up to 9.5mm in height. mLogic's mRack DIT connects to your compatible Windows or Mac system using its dual Thunderbolt 2 ports. Included is YoYottaID LTFS for macOS software, two 3.3' Thunderbolt cables, an LTO 8 tape cartridge, a Fujifilm universal cleaning cartridge, and a power cord. Protection is provided by a limited 2-year warranty, which can be extended to three years.

General Features

1 RU rack-mountable storage and archiving solution
Supports six hard 2.5"/9.5mm drives or SSDs (sold separately)
Integrated LTO 8 tape drive - 12TB per tape cartridge, up to 300 MB/second data transfer rate
Dual Thunderbolt 2 ports
For mounting in standard 19" racks or DIT carts
Windows & Mac compatible
LTFS - Drag and Drop Content to LTO 8 Tape
The mRack LTO 8 supports the Linear Tape File System (LTFS). LTFS mounts the LTO 8 tape drive in the same way as a disk drive. This enables drag-and-drop functionality to the LTO tape cartridge using the mLogic LTFS Utility, which is available as a free download.
Backup, Archive, and Manage
The mRack LTO 8 is compatible with LTO archiving and media management software for macOS and Windows, including:
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  • Pomfort - Silverstack XT
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  • Square Box - CatDV
  • StorageDNA - DNA Evolution
  • XenData - XenData 6 Workstation
  • YoYotta - YoYottaID LTFS
  • Simple GUI, High-Speed Hardware RAID
    Add six of your favorite hard drives or SSDs. The mRack supports drives up to 9.5mm in height. Setting up a RAID set is user-friendly via the included utility. The dedicated RAID-on-Chip processor and 512MB of DDR3 cache memory offloads RAID processing from the host system, helping to ensure stable and high-performance data transfers.
    UPC: 854927003510
    In the Box
    mLogic mRack Thunderbolt LTO 8 Single Tape Archiving Solution
  • Thunderbolt Cables (3.3' / 1.0m)
  • YoYottaID LTFS for macOS
  • LTO 8 Data Tape
  • Fujifilm Universal Cleaning Tape
  • Power Cord
  • Limited 2-Year Warranty
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    • 1Description

    mLogic mRack specs

    Supported Tape Types LTO-8
    Number of SSD/HDD Bays 6 x 2.5"
    Operating System Support Windows, macOS/OS X
    Barcode Reader No
    Connectivity 2 x Mini DisplayPort (Thunderbolt 2)
    Dimensions 19.0 x 16.5 x 1.8" / 48.3 x 41.9 x 4.5 cm
    Weight 16 lb / 7.3 kg

    mLogic mRack reviews

    mRack Thunderbolt LTO 8 Single Tape Archiving Solution is rated 4.0 out of 5 by 1.
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Backup unit, no instructions. I manage +70TB of video assets for my company, most of it archival footage. We've had this product for a month and it has already saved us by allowing us to backup all our footage to LTO tapes at the fraction of the cost that it would take to do so on spinning hard disks or expensive monthly cloud storage. It was easy to setup, just mount it in the rack, plug it in and you are up and running. My main disappointment is that there isn't a user manual included with the unit or available from mLogic online. When I called mLogic customer support, they siad I shouldn't need one because it should be simple to setup. Luckily, the drive in this appears to be the same as the mLogic mTape (desktop drive) and that manual is available on mLogic's support site. As a new LTO tape user, this manual walked through the correct steps and processes for starting it up and inserting/ejecting tapes properly as well as how to decipher the status lights. I use the Yoyotta ID software to manage our tape backups & library which came bundled with the mRack, it has a bit of a learning curve, but is also very efficient at backing up and keeping track of where everything is backed up across our tape library. One bonus is that the rack hardware has a separate slot with a SATA connection so in the future it will be easy to mount a second LTO tape drive into the slot. Overall great unit and I would recommend it if you are dealing with large volumes of archival data.
    Date published: 2018-08-02
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