XenData X2500-SAS LTO-6 Digital Video Archive System
The XenData X2500-SAS system includes XenData6 Workstation software which provides the archive, restore and tape management functionality. The X2500 delivers cost effective archiving of video files to LTO data tape. The solution runs on a Windows 8.1 or 7 desktop or tower computer and is very easy to use. It provides almost infinite storage, saving files to LTO tape using either the industry standard TAR or LTFS format.
LTO tapes written in a robotic tape library using XenData’s leading server archive solutions are compatible with X2500 systems. A wide range of workflows for video production, post-production and long-term digital video archiving are supported by combining X2500 systems and XenData archive servers.
When using the LTFS format, the X2500 is also compatible with many third party applications. XenData’s implementation of LTFS brings a number of advantages compared to basic LTFS implementations, including faster file restores because the XenData6 Workstation software restores files in tape order.
Area of Use - Video Production and Post-production
A workstation archive based on the X2500 allows transfer of files from camera optical storage including XDCAM and camera solid state storage including P2. A XenData6 Workstation system supports many data wrangling options, as illustrated in the diagram shown opposite.
Having recorded to LTO, it is very easy to transfer the LTO cartridge to other systems without the need to copy the recorded files. The ease of tape cartridge transfer between XenData6 Workstation systems and XenData’s archive servers with attached tape libraries supports a wide variety of post-production workflows.
The XenData X2500 system includes the following:
- External IBM LTO-6 drive with a SAS interface. This is read-write compatible with 2.5 TB LTO-6 and 1.5 TB LTO-5 tape cartridges.
- LTO universal cleaning cartridge
- PCI-e card (model HP SC08e)to be installed in the Windows7 desktop or tower computer
- SAS cable that connects the tape drive to the PCI-e card (2m in length)
- XenData6 Workstation software