Cache-A today introduced Pro-Cache5, a revolutionary archive
appliance for digital film, broadcast and video professionals working
with file-based workflows. One of the first LTO-5 archive products on
the market, Pro-Cache5 takes advantage of this next-generation
technology to offer nearly double the storage capacity of existing LTO-4
cartridges – now 1.5 terabytes (TB)/LTO-5 cartridge – while also
providing significantly faster archiving speeds.
Cache-A is featuring Pro-Cache5 at this year’s National
Association of Broadcasters Convention (NAB 2010) in Booth SL7906 at the
Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas, NV, April 12-15.
"Pro-Cache5 offers the most advanced tape-based storage
technology and defines a new category of archive appliances," said Phil
Ritti, President and CEO of Cache-A Corporation. "Pro-Cache5 offers many
of the advanced on-set and in-studio features demanded by today’s media
industry professionals for content archiving, interchange and access.
At the same time, it offers the most cost-effective way to manage
multiple terabytes of archived data in a professional media
Building on the acclaimed and highly adaptable Pro-Cache
platform, the small form factor Pro-Cache5 enables creative
professionals to create source masters in acquisition workflows when
using the new memory card or disk-based cameras. At the same time, it
also provides long-term archival storage with easy access to content
assets at every stage of production.
Leveraging the technical innovations of LTO-5, Pro-Cache5
further extends data tape’s key role in ensuring long-term content
retention, archiving and disaster recovery. Pro-Cache5 writes data on
low-cost, secure, portable, interchangeable and IT industry-standard
LTO-5 tape cartridges using the standard "tar" format, and the archive
life is 30 years. LTO-5 offers read/write compatibility with LTO-4 to
ensure a truly future-proof solution that protects investments, eases
implementation and permits source master content to be accessed over a
long period of time.
The Pro-Cache Platform
Based on the upgradeable and expandable Pro-Cache platform,
both the LTO-5 based Pro-Cache5 and LTO-4 based Pro-Cache4
network-attached archive appliances are easy to install and use.
Operating system-independent, they can be deployed into Windows, MacOS
and Unix environments to provide direct access to archived data from any
platform with simultaneous multi-user access and volume sharing.
Both the rack-mountable Pro-Cache5 and Pro-Cache4 offer an
internal 2TB of RAID configurable as either striped for maximum speed
(RAID 0) or for data redundancy with mirrored reliability (RAID 1). With
additional ExpressCard and eSATA connections, the Pro-Cache platform is
ideal for the fast archiving of direct connected storage. It also
offers SAS connections for high-speed mounts and expansion as well as a
sturdy three rack unit (3RU)/half rack chassis for industrial
In addition, the Pro-Cache platform can be upgraded to control
robotic libraries. With a library upgrade, users can archive across
multiple cartridges automatically and retrieve content over the network
without manual intervention. With dozens of cartridges automatically
accessible in the library, Pro-Cache can still manage more than 100TB of