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Data Storage : LTO tape vs RDX cartridge (Updated Dec2015)

Posted on 16-12-2015, in Data Storage by Stuart

We cannot avoid choice in today’s market. Whether it’s choosing a car, a phone, even a light bulb. This also applies to data storage. Choice is healthy, it brings options, price competition but also a higher degree of user confusion. I have lost count where due to choice I have ended up buying nothing. So this article is about helping to distinguish between two data storage devices. Retaining your data is an important facet for every busines...

LTO-6 – Why move ?

Posted on 03-08-2015, in Data Storage by Stuart

Backup Bundle Promotion Ask yourself. Is it time to upgrade your backup solution ?  We know your data is important. See the benefits of the latest LTO-6 generation : Large capacity to store data (up to 6.25TB per tape) Increased transfer speeds (up to 400mb/sec) LTFS functionality - drag and drop method for file sharing etc. Read & Write to LTO-5 and 6 tapes, Read LTO-4 tapes. Prices are decreasing for the LTO-6 t...

4TB LaCie Rugged RAID

Posted on 01-07-2015, in Data Storage by Stuart

The Wait is Finally Over! 4TB Rugged RAID is Now Shipping. The 4TB LaCie® Rugged RAID, one of the toughest all-terrain mobile storage devices on the market, is now available from ImageStore Limited. Packing twice the speed and capacity of a standard mobile hard drive in its compact design, the LaCie Rugged features: 4TB of storage (the equivalent of thirty 128 GB memory cards) • Thunderbolt™ and USB 3.0 for speeds of up to 240...

LaCie Rugged RAID

Posted on 24-03-2015, in Uncategorized by Stuart

The Award Winning LaCie Rugged RAID just got better... .... with 2 internal Hard Drives, a total capacity of 4 TB of ultra-resistant, go-anywhere storage with 240mb/s sustained performance. Never again worry about dropping your coffee or driving over your valuable data. The Rugged RAID will keep it safe. About the Rugged RAID In case you haven’t heard, the Rugged RAID delivers a game-changing blend of PC and Mac® compatibility,...

Tape Data Storage guide

Posted on 24-02-2015, in Uncategorized by Stuart

It’s a foolish data storage professional who considers that tape isn’t worth paying attention to. The fact of the matter is that tape continues to be the medium of choice for the bulk of stored data and its usage is growing. As a sign of the health of tape, storage players such as, Oracle, IBM, Sony, Quantum, Fujifilm and HP have all announced new tape products in recent months. Here are some of the highlights. Oracle Oracle has released t...

Latest news from the Tape Storage Council

Posted on 30-01-2015, in Data Storage by Stuart

The Tape Storage Council, which includes representatives of BDT, Crossroads Systems, Fujifilm, HP, IBM, Imation, Iron Mountain, Oracle, Overland Storage, Qualstar, Quantum, REB Storage Systems, Recall, Spectra Logic, Tandberg Data and XpresspaX has issued the following memo to highlight the current trends, usages and technology innovations occurring within the tape storage industry. Abstract For the past decade, the tape industry has been re-a...

RDX USB3+ – Get more with less

Posted on 29-01-2015, in Data Storage by Stuart

The RDX® QuikStor™ removable disk system is an easy to use, well established and affordable storage system for backup, archiving and data exchange. Now is getting to its next stage. The new RDX USB3+ external drive technology doesn’t need an external power supply any more. This makes RDX more flexible and enables this system to be used for much more use cases and makes daily data storage tasks much easier and a lot more convenient. Just plug...

Disk Storage Solutions from Infortrend

Posted on 21-01-2015, in Uncategorized by Stuart

Infotrend brings you reliability, performance, and cost efficiency. At ImageStore we have begun to move all our Broadcast and Media customers over to the Infortrend EonNAS.    We have seen a lot more block level unified use of NAS in the Media environment simply using the NAS as an iSCSI target often to store media files and films while sharing the data over the network allowing excellent integration and versatility as a unified platform...

Other World Computing

Posted on 11-12-2014, in Data Storage by Stuart

The PCIe SSD drive built for the most demanding needs of video editing and creative professionals. Boot, Launch, Create, and Save Faster With its simultaneous internal and external storage performance, the Mercury Accelsior_E2 offers the best combination of speed, capacity, and connectivity available today. Stop waiting for I/O-intensive apps like Photoshop, Final Cut Pro, or Avid Pro Tools to render, capture or process. Start working faste...