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Storage Gallery Tippett using Hitachi NAS for Efexio assets S ANTA CLARA, CA — Hitachi Data Systems Corporation (HDS) has announced that the Tippett Creature Shop, available on the Efexio Effects Marketplace, is exclusively created on Hitachi NAS Platform. Efexio is a free app that includes a special effects marketplace for animation. The Tippett Creature Shop is a store that is featured and exclusively accessible within the app. It features more than 65 original animations. "The unique, high performance architecture of Hitachi NAS Platform allows us to create the many images available in the Tippett Creature Shop and make them available to consumers at a moment's notice," notes Sanjay Das, COO of Tippett Studio. "We have seen the most imaginative things come from using the Efexio app and are excited by the possibility of what customers will continue to do with our creatures. The Hitachi HNAS platform enables faster renders for Tippett, due to the unique field programmable gate arrays (FPGA) technology. HNAS storage separates the metadata from the file data and accelerates media workflow completion for Tippett. Expectations are very high, so we have to push the limitations of our technology in order to continue innovating at the highest levels." "Efexio is the future of consumer movie editing," adds Dwight DeClouette, vice president, worldwide communications, media and entertainment, Hitachi Data Systems. "Tippett Studio took its world-renowned work and made it available to the everyday consumer at prices anyone can afford. We are thrilled to continue the collaboration with Tippett Studio and look forward to supporting them as they expand into this new marketplace." Featuring dinosaurs, penguins, gnomes and other available animated items, users can download the Tippettcreated animations of their choice and put multiple characters in their personal videos or photos. One animation per month will be available free of charge, and the rest can be purchased for $1.99 for standard definition and up to $9.99 for high definition. Users retain full rights to the images they purchase. G-Tech's G-Dock offers RAID performance C ULVER CITY, CA — G-Tech's ( Evolution Series G-Dock ev with Thunderbolt is a two-bay, hot-swappable JBOD media drive system with userconfigurable RAID 1 (protected) or RAID 0 (performance). Unlike other two-bay solutions that only offer bare hard drive modules that cannot be taken into the field and used as true standalone external drives, the G-Dock ev ships with two 1TB removable and portable G-Drive ev external hard drive modules with USB 3.0. The G-Dock ev provides dual Thunderbolt ports for future external storage expansion and for daisy chaining with other G-Dock ev solutions or other Thunderbolt-based devices. Customers can purchase more 500GB or 1TB G-Drvie ev hard drive modules for further flexibility and scalability using one G-Dock ev system. The G-Dock ev with Thunderbolt comes in an all-aluminum design with a Kensington Lock slot and a three-year limited warranty. The product is Mac formatted out-of-the-box, and a Thunderbolt cable is included. Pricing is $749.95, which includes two 1TB G-Drive ev modules. Additional 500GB or 1TB G-Drive ev modules can be purchased separately for $149.95 and $199.95 respectively.   30 Post • October 2013 Tandberg offers compact LTO-6 drive W ESTMINSTER, CO — Tandberg Data ( has introduced the LTO-6 HH FC, a half-height, Fibre Channel external desktop tape drive. The solution is capable of backing up 6.25TBs of data — at 2.5:1 compression — on a single cartridge.   The Linear Tape File System (LTFS) supports Mac, Linux and Windows environments. An hour of HD video (500GB), for example, can be transferred in less than 50 minutes. For Mac users, the LTO-6 HH FC tape drive delivers fast, portable backup and archiving when used with a Fibre Channel-to-Thunderbolt bridge solution.  The solution offers a storage capacity of 2.5TBs (native) and 6.25TBs (compressed), with performance achieving up to 1.4TBs/ hour (compressed). Media costs less than $.02 per GB per cartridge and offers a 30-year archive life. LTO-6 offers backward write compatibility of one generation, and read compatibility of two generations.

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