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Cache-A's new Power-Cache model delivers 8TB of RAID, accessed as network attached storage (NAS) to provide a convenient central repository for your content to be archived. Whether you stage your data or drop it into the Cache-A virtual tape area, the fast and spacious hard disk storage at the front of the Power-Cache server architecture makes for easy and secure archiving.



LTO Tape drives can be added to any system in a stand-alone rack accessory or embedded into one of our automated Library options - 2 tape drives and 36TB of near-line capacity in the Library24 and up to 4 tape drives and 72TB of near-line capacity in our Library48 option.



Stand-alone drives in singles or pairs require just a one-RU rack module and allow you to access your shelf-stored content quickly and conveniently as well as providing an excellent location to leverage our high-speed LTO tape dubbing capability.


Because Power-Cache dedicates a separate solid-state drive (SSD) to run the operating system, archiving management and user interface, the full bandwidth of the RAID array is reserved for transferring your data at the highest speeds possible. And you can still direct attach additional storage devices via either eSATA or USB for the ultimate in flexibility.



Power-Cache's ability to control up to 4 tape drives concurrently (up to 2 at full speed) is enabled in part by the super speedy 10GB Ethernet connections (SFP+) ready to integrate into the fastest network backbones. Complemented with a high-performance 6 GB/s SAS interface card and a 3 GHz Quad Core processor, Power-Cache delivers the professional level of performance requested by our most demanding customers.


    Archiving Made Easy
  • Built-in searchable database of all your tapes
  • Prime-Cache remembers every single Cache-A tape it has ever seen
  • Prime-Cache 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
  • Treat a group of tapes as a single entity allowing files and directories to span past the end of tape
  • Standard LTO-5 tape tar compatibility
  • special hardware or software needed to read out tapes with any LTO-4 Drive
  • New LTO-5 tape LTFS compatibility
  • Alternately format tapes in the new LTFS standard for the ultimate in interchange flexibility


    Prime-Cache Advantages

  • Direct access to archived content from any platform
  • Simultaneous multi-user access
  • Volume sharing and FTP built-in
  • Windows/MacOS/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
  • Lets you treat A-Series tapes like video tape
  • Easy to Deploy - Easy to Use
  • Plug and play integration into Gb Ethernet networks
  • Integrates seamlessly into file-based workflows
  • Self-contained appliance is a complete solution
  • Lets you treat our LTO drive like a NAS

Pro-Cache Product Specifications






LTO Drive Specs


§  Native Capacity

§  800 GB LTO-4
1500GB LTO-5

§  Average Access Time

§  64 Seconds LTO-4
52 Seconds LTO-5 from BOT

§  Average Load Time

§  19 Seconds

§  Rewind Time

§  121 Seconds LTO-4,
96 Seconds LTO-5 from EOT


§  250,000 Hours

§  Uncorrected Error Rate

§  1x10^17

Media Specs


§  Archival Life

§  30 years

§  Durability

§  5,000 load/unload cycles

Physical Specs


§  Power

§  120VAC / 240VAC 50/60 Hz, auto-ranging

§  200 Watts

§  Dimensions

§  5.25" (3 RU) x 8.5" x 14.5"
133 mm x 216 mm x 368 mm









Pro-Cache System Specs


§  Sustained Transfer Rate

§  up to 75 MB/s Pro-Cache4
(large file performance)

§  much faster (TBD) Pro-Cache5

§  Hard Disk Drive Capacity

§  2 x 2000 GB - user configurable for RAID 0/1

§  Connectivity

§  GB Ethernet Port

§  USB Ports X 6 (2 front, 4 rear)

§  eSATA Connection

§  ExpressCard Slot

§  SAS Interface (future)

§  VGA Monitor, Mouse & Keyboard for Maintenance

§  IP Services

§  NFS - Unix/Linux

§  SMB/CIFS - Windows

§  afp - MacOS

§  Bonjour / ZeroConf

§  FTP

§  HTTP for status, management, configuration and file transfer control

§  "Support-Connect" for full remote service capability

§  API



Latest News

Telestream NASCAR Project Wins IBC2012 Innovation Awards

Nevada City and San Jose, California, September 10, 2012 - Telestream®, a leading provider of video transcoding and workflow solutions, and Quantum, a global expert in data protection and big data management, today announced that the NASCAR video capture and replay project incorporating technology from both companies won the prestigious IBC2012 Innovation Award in the Content Management category. Telestream developed the video capture and replay system for NASCAR’s high-speed sports officiating. The award recognized NASCAR and its project partners, including Quantum for its StorNext data management software and CineSys for its disk storage.

“It is an honor for the NASCAR project to be recognized by the IBC,” said Barbara DeHart, vice president of marketing at Telestream. “The new race control system would not have been possible without the collective efforts of NASCARProductions, along with the Telestream, Quantum and CineSys teams. Together, we were able to bring high-quality capture and replay into the race-day operations of one of the most exciting sports around.”

In the fast-paced world of NASCAR racing, where broadcasts reach more than 150 countries, video also plays a key role in controlling NASCAR races. The new race control system is based on Telestream’s Pipeline HD hardware encoder and a new, high-performance, multi-clip Pipeline Replay application.  The scalable, file-based system provides instant capture and synchronous display of 18 high definition (HD) camera feeds, enabling instant access, search, and analysis of an entire race event.

“The instant replay system that Telestream has provided NASCAR this season has enabled our officials to perform their jobs in an even more efficient and time-sensitive manner,” said Robin Pemberton, NASCAR Vice President of Competition. “Having instant access to that many camera angles featuring such high-quality video has been a terrific addition to our race weekends.”

The race control system utilizes high-speed StorNext File System software from Quantum to provide simultaneous access of video content, including the ability to rewind and read while continuing to write from 18 HD cameras. CineSys provided on-site infrastructure, architecture, installation, and technical assistance.

”We are pleased to have been selected by Telestream to participate in this important project, and it is especially gratifying to be recognized in this prestigious award. StorNext’s robust file sharing software is fine-tuned to address the high-performance streaming needs that accompany higher resolution video. Because of our collaboration, these combined technologies are greatly improving the accuracy of race monitoring and enhancing the experience for millions of NASCAR fans,” said Janae Stow Lee, senior vice president, File System and Archive Product Group at Quantum.

The award was presented at the IBC2012 Awards Ceremony on Sunday evening, September 9 at the RAI in Amsterdam. IBC is the premier annual event for professionals engaged in the creation, management and delivery of entertainment and news content worldwide. The Innovation Awards recognize collaboration and those who push the boundaries. Telestream is exhibiting at IBC in stand 7.D16, and Quantum is exhibiting in stand 7.G30.

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