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Thunderbolt LTO 6 mTape

Posted on 11-11-2014, in Uncategorized by Stuart

Latest article in the Film & Video magazine : http://www.4rfv.co.uk/industrynews/189439/image_store_looking_at_long_term_data_archiving Image Store: Looking At Long-Term Data Archiving If you are storing data on hard disks for the long-term, you WILL lose data. You need a Plan B. In this article we look at LTO tape which is low cost, reliable and has a guaranteed life of over 30 years. Archiving with tape is not just about speed or...

A new NAS range from Seagate

Posted on 14-10-2014, in Data Storage by Stuart

ImageStore has introduced a new range of NAS from Seagate to our product range. Seagate NAS offers : Hardware, software and hard drives are built by Seagate. 5 new products up to 30TB capacity from 1 to 50 employees. NAS HDDs engineered to run 24x7 , low vibration and power efficient. 3 years complete warranty (including HDDs and everything else) SimplyRAID feature (mix and match different HDDs, auto RAID migration). S...

LTO Roadmap extended to Ultrium 10

Posted on 15-09-2014, in Data Storage by Stuart

Apple isn't the only one with big announcements. HP, IBM and Quantum have announced details of Generation 9 and 10 LTO Ultrium tape technology. This is an enormously significant development. Far from tape being in decline, its leaders are confident enough to publicly commit R&D investment into new tape technologies to meet the archival storage demands of our expanding digital universe. This is great news for customers because it protects th...

Long term data retention

Posted on 13-08-2014, in Data Storage by Stuart

Businesses today face an ever increasing need to hold onto data for long periods. Not a straight forward additional challenge as technologies do not always favour retaining data for lengthy periods. What storage applications are available on the market place that you should be considering? Let's examine them including flash memory, hard disk drives, magnetic tape and optical discs. Flash Memory, when we are talking long term archiving. This...

Network Attached Storage (NAS)

Posted on 11-06-2014, in Uncategorized by Stuart

Growing business? More and more resources being used up with media files and other like minded data rich components. Is your IT structure out of date but the thought of replacing it confuses the IT guy, do you have one? and frightens the Finance manager. Then maybe it's time to take a look at a NAS solution for your business needs. NAS is all things good for a SMB and will meet your expectations. NAS is a shared storage on a network infrast...

Tape cleaning – looking after your data.

Posted on 31-03-2014, in Uncategorized by Stuart

Looking after your data is vital. This is why solutions are sought after, back ups performed, duplicated, for that day you hope will never arrive.  The main point here is that your data is important. You have taken the time and commitment to look after it, therefore, it is important to take care of the peripherals that look after your data. Tape drives, as sophisticated as they are,  do not look after themselves fully. The tape and the t...

LTO 6 Tape drive

Posted on 13-03-2014, in Data Storage by Stuart

With LTO Generation 7 on the horizon. I thought it best just to re-emphasize what a great product the LTO 6 tape drive is in today's market need for a reliable, robust back-up/archive data solution. The LTO 6 tape drive is the latest model in a 8 generation roadmap. Each step brings new technology, enhanced design for users demands of higher capacity, better reliability and increased performance. With a native storage capacity of 2.5TB...

Tape Storage for Mac Users

Posted on 10-12-2013, in Uncategorized by Stuart

We are seeing more and more Mac users looking into the different options available today for their data storage solutions. LTO tape is a serious contender with its reliability, versatility and cost effectiveness. With many users in high end data consumption (in excess of 1TB daily/weekly), speed and ease of storage also come into play. Bundles are now available so that users can buy all that is needed without shopping around for additional pa...

A quick look at Data Storage options

Posted on 19-11-2013, in Data Storage by Stuart

Let's face it, no-one wants to back up their data. But, due to that small chance of data failure we adhere and comply to a back up solution to nullify the risk and enable us to recover our precious and invaluable data.  So, what do you choose in an ever changing, ever growing , even more confusing world of new technologies. All companies must consider what the best back up strategy they must employ for there data retention.There is a solutio...

Data Storage : LTO tape vs RDX cartridge

Posted on 18-10-2013, 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...