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12 • Storage Solutions • March 2014 Glyph releases rugged, portable Studio Mini NEW YORK — Glyph ( recently began shipping the Studio Mini, the first in an all-new Studio family of products. As the successor to the company's PortaGig50, Studio Mini is based on a 2.5-inch, 7,200rpm hard drive, and features a sturdy, metal enclosure, USB 3.0 speeds up to 420 MB/s, specialized heat transfer technology, SMART disk monitoring, bus-power via FireWire or USB, and a competi- tive warranty. Studio Mini is available in capacities of 500GBs ($159), 1TB ($199), and 2TBs ($359). SSD models were also slated to be released at press time, with capacities including 120GBs, 240GBs, and 480GBs. Glyph's heat transfer technol- ogy allows the Studio Mini to withstand the requirements of demanding post workflows while while maintaining safe temperatures and providing near-silent operation. The company provides a three-year warranty, along with two years of free basic data recovery, and a one-year advance replacement policy. Storage News LaCie grows with 5TB drives TIGARD, OR — LaCie ( is now offering 5TB, 7,200rpm hard–drive capacities in its 5big Thunderbolt Series, 2big Thunderbolt Series and d2 Thunderbolt Series. The availability of 5TB hard drives enables the company to deliver significantly more storage capacity in the same compact designs, saving valuable desktop space. LaCie's 5big Thunderbolt now features a capacity of up to 25TBs, making it one of the largest five–bay storage solu- tions on the market. Combined with speeds up to 785MB/s, the solution is well suited for video pros working in 4K with Thunderbolt–enabled computers, like the new Mac Pro and MacBook Pro. The new capacities are also available on the USB 3.0-outfitted LaCie 2big Quadra and d2 Quadra storage solutions. LaCie professional storage solutions are protected by a three–year limited warranty. STORAGE SOLUTIONS XenData releases scalable LTO archive WALNUT CREEK, CA — XenData (, a provider of digital video archiving solutions, has released the SXL-5000, a high performance, scalable LTO archive that's specifically designed for video applications. The base model SXL-5000 has 210TBs of near-line LTO capacity and can scale to 1.18PBs. This equates to 9,000 to 50,000 hours of HD video, recorded at 50 Mbits/s. The SXL-5000 has a network attached storage (NAS) architecture, connecting to the net- work via 1GbE or 10GbE. Powered by XenData6 Server software, it has a standard file and folder interface used for both archive and restore operations. This means that it is compatible with a wide range of applications used in the media industry, including most media asset management systems. Alternatively, video files may be archived and restored manually to a file-folder structure using Windows Explorer, Finder or via FTP utilities. The SXL-5000 is designed for mounting in standard 19-inch racks. The 210TB base model consists of a 2U server and an expandable 10U robotic LTO library with two high performance IBM LTO-6 drives. It can be fully expanded to 1.18PBs of near-line LTO ca- pacity by adding three 10U expansion modules to the robotic library. Each LTO-6 drive has a throughput of 160Mbytes per second when either writing or restoring files. Pricing starts at $67,700.

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