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11 STORAGE SOLUTIONS MARCH 2015 STORAGE SOLUTIONS LACIE EXPANDS THUNDERBOLT 2 SUPPORT TIGARD, OR — Four of LaCie's ( Thun- derbolt 2 products are now compatible with Windows 7 and 8. Users can download the Thunderbolt drivers from the company's Website and install them in their Windows computers, allowing the 8big Rack Thunder- bolt 2, 5big Thunderbolt 2, 2big Thunderbolt 2, and d2 Thunderbolt 2 to work with their system. In addition to the benefits of high-speed bandwidth, Mac and PC users can benefit from cross-platform compatibility. The 8big Rack Thunderbolt 2 is a 1RU solution designed for 4K workflows. It's available in 12-, 24- and 48TB configurations, with prices starting at $1,599. The 5big Thunderbolt 2 can also be used for 4K work, providing up to 1,050MB/s performance for 4K video editing. It's available in 10-, 20- and 30TB configu- rations with prices starting at $1,299. The 2big Thun- derbolt 2 offers performance of 420MB/s and can be configured with 6-, 8- and 12TBs of storage with prices starting at $599. And the compact d2 Thunderbolt 2 provides 220MB/s perfor- mance, with storage configura- tions of 3-, 4- and 6TBs. Pricing starts at $299.99 CACHEIO'S FLASH ARRAY BOOSTS DIGITAL VISION'S THOR INDIAN WELLS, CA — Digital Vision (www.digitalvi, supplier of color grading, restoration and film scanning solutions, which created Thor, a hardware accelerator designed to enhance the studio's appli- cations and process images in real time or faster to address the growing demands from customers for 4K and higher-resolution formats, recently needed a high- speed storage system to complete its 4K workflow. Having already worked with the company to sup- port the high bandwidth needs of installed Nucoda grading systems, Digital Vision turned to CacheIO ( In fact, the two companies even recently teamed for the 2015 HPA Retreat to demon- strate the combined speed of Thor and CacheIO. With bandwidth up to 140Gbps from a single 2RU array, the CacheIO FA-140 delivers uncompromised speed for Digital Vision's image processing solutions. "We knew a potential bottleneck with Thor would be disk throughput," says Patrick Morgan, product marketing manager for Digital Vision. "So we turned to the CacheIO flash array where we achieve real time processing in 4K. When we require off the charts fast, we look to CacheIO as they have always delivered." Configurable with up to 48TB and up to 18 x 8GFC ports in a 2RU footprint, the CacheIO FA-140 storage array provides bandwidth of up to 140/Gbps (16GFC also available). Fully configured the system delivers up to 9 simultaneous uncompressed 4K streams (24fps/50MB frames). QUANTUM ANNOUNCES STORNEXT QXS-5600 DISK ARRAY SAN JOSE, CA — Quantum Corp. ( has introduced the StorNext QXS-5600, a high-capac- ity, high-density disk array intended as a cost-effective storage solution for customers managing an increasing number of large files containing high-resolution video, images or other rich content. The StorNext QXS-5600 is designed for wide variety of applications, including 4K and 8K video production and post. The QXS-5600 is purpose-built for highly data-intensive environments, de- livering enterprise-class performance, redundancy, avail- ability and manageability. In addition, this highly dense StorNext product provides up to 336TBs of raw capacity in a 4U rack (other configuration options are 168TB and 224TB). With as much as twice the storage capacity per rack unit of smaller disk arrays, the QXS-5600 reduc- es the space, power and cooling required to support high-performance applications. On a dollar-per-TB basis, it is Quantum's lowest priced disk storage product.

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