mRack DIT LTO-8


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Thunderbolt RAID and LTO-8 Tape Archiving Solution for Digital Workflows

  • 1U rack mountable storage and archiving solution
  • Supports up to six 2.5" hard drives or SSDs (add your own drives)
  • Hardware RAID 0,1,5,6,10, 50 or JBOD operation
  • Integrated LTO-8 tape drive - Up to 12TB of storage per tape cartridge (requires LTO-8 media)
  • Up to 300 MB/second data transfer rate
  • Four Thunderbolt 2 ports (dual Thunderbolt 2 buses)
  • Ideal for mounting in standard 19" racks or DIT carts
  • Mac OSX and Windows compatible
  • Ships with 6-bay drive enclosure, IBM LTO-8 tape drive,  LT0-7 data cartridge, Universal Cleaning Cartridge and two Thunderbolt cables

RAID & LTO-8. The Perfect Combo.

mRack DIT LTO-8 is a 1U rack mountable hybrid RAID and LTO-8 tape archiving solution designed to support today's digital workflows.  Copy camera cards to high-speed RAID for online editing and then archive the raw footage and completed projects to LTO-8 tape to safeguard the media for the long term.

mRack DIT LTO-8 features four Thunderbolt 2 ports and connects to any Thunderbolt equipped Mac or PC.  Add up to six spinning or solid state drives for integrated hardware RAID functionality.  Archive assets to the on-board LTO-8 drive which provides up to 12TB of data storage per cartridge.  LTO has a shelf life of 30+ years and is the most cost-effective storage medium on a cost per TB basis.

Hello LTFS. Drag and Drop Content to
LTO-8 Tape. 

mRack DIT LTO-8 supports the Linear Tape File System (LTFS).  LTFS mounts the LTO-8 tape drive in the same way as a disk drive.  This enables drag and drop functionality to the LTO tape cartridge. 

Backup. Archive. Manage. Works with your favorite software. 

mRack DIT LTO-8 is compatible with industry leading LTO archiving and media management software for macOS and Windows including:

Simple GUI. High-Speed Hardware RAID.

Add six of your favorite hard drives or SSDs.  mRack DIT supports drives up to 9.5mm in height.  Setting up a RAID set is easy using the included utility.  

    The dedicated RAID-on-Chip processor and onboard 512MB of DDR3 cache memory offloads RAID processing from the host system, ensuring stable and high-performance data transfers.

    Interface 4x Thunderbolt 2 ports, dual independent
    Thunderbolt buses
    Hardware RAID Supports up to six 2.5" HDD/SSD (up to 9.5mm height)
    RAID 0,1,5,6,10,50 or JBOD operation
    Tape Drive  IBM LTO-8, LTFS Compatible
    System Requirements Mac or Windows PC with Thunderbolt port
    For systems with Thunderbolt 3, an adapter is required:
    Mac Adapter | PC Adapter
    Compatible backup/archive software
    Size 19 x 16.5 x 1.75"/ 48.3 x 41.9 x 4.45 cm
    Weight 16 lb / 7.25 kg
    What's in the Box? 1U rack mountable enclosure with LTO-8 drive
    Hardware RAID supporting up to six 2.5" drives
    Fujifilm LTO-7 tape cartridge
    Fujifilm Universal Cleaning cartridge
    Two 1 meter Thunderbolt cables
    Warranty 2-years
    Extend Warranty to 3-years