XenData Provides LTO-6 Support for Archive Appliances, Servers
Drives offer increased capacity, faster transfer rates
January 14, 2013
CREEK, CALIF.– XenData now offers support for LTO-6, as well as more storage capacity per tape cartridge
and faster transfer speeds.
portfolio of linear tape open archive appliances and servers, the SX-10 and
SX-500 Series, now work with LTO-6 drives and tape libraries from manufacturers
including HP, IBM, Oracle, Qualstar, Quantum, Spectra Logic and Tandberg Data.
The SX-10 and
SX-500 manage both disk and LTO storage, providing a network attached storage
architecture; presenting video assets within a standard file/folder structure
accessible over a network. They offer compatibility with most media asset
management applications and video editing systems and other media and
entertainment industry applications.
native capacity increases from 1.5 TB to 2.5 TB, with a single LTO-6 cartridge
now able to hold over 100 hours of high definition recorded at 50 Mb/s or over
50 hours at 100 Mb/s, and transfer rates increase from 140 MBytes/s to 160
MBytes/s with the LTO-6.
are read/write compatible with LTO-5 cartridges and read-only compatible with
availability of LTO-6 provides reliable storage with a 30-year cartridge
lifetime, which scales to multiple petabytes.
support for this latest LTO generation means that archive system cost per
terabyte is further reduced,” said Mark Broadbent, XenData co-founder and chief