CULVER CITY, CA — MLogic (www.mlogic.com) recently introduced four new storage solutions: mSpeed Pro, mRack Pro, mShare MDC and mTape SAS. The company, founded in 2011 by Roger Mabon, is known for creating and selling the extensive lines of G-Technology-branded hardware and drives.
The mLogic mSpeed Pro is a 10-drive RAID system with integrated LTO tape. Featuring the best of both worlds, this hybrid storage solution and hard drive provides high-speed access to media for coloring, editing and VFX, while also providing an extended, long-term archive for content to LTO tape. LTO tape promises more than 30 years of media preservation.
The mSpeed Pro supports multiple RAID levels, including RAID 6 for the ultimate in fault tolerance. It connects to any Linux, MacOS, or Windows computer via a fast 40Gb/second Thunderbolt 3 port. The unit ships with the mLogic Linear Tape File System (LTFS) Utility, a simple drag-and-drop application that transfers media from the RAID to the LTO. It’s available in 60, 80 & 100TB configurations with an LT0-7 or LTO-8 tape drive. Pricing starts at $8,999.
The mRack Pro is a 2U rack-mountable archiving solution that features full-height LTO-8 drives and Thunderbolt 3 connectivity. Full-height (FH) LTO-8 drives offer numerous benefits over their half-height counterparts, including larger motors that move media faster, and performance that works more optimally in LTFS (Linear Tape File System) environments. FH drives provide increased mechanical reliability and are well suited for high-duty cycle workloads, while also offering a lower operating temperature. The mRack Pro is available with one or two LTO-8 FH drives, and is priced starting at $7,999.
MLogic’s mShare is a metadata controller (MDC) with PCIe switch and embedded Storage Area Network (SAN) software, all integrated in a single compact rack-mount enclosure. Designed to work with mLogic’s mSAN Thunderbolt 3 RAID, the unit can be configured with Apple Xsan or Tiger Technology Tiger Store software. With mShare and mSAN, collaborative workgroups can be configured over Thunderbolt at a much lower cost than traditional SAN solutions. Pricing is still to be determined.
Designed for archiving media in the Linux and Windows environments, mTape SAS is a desktop LTO-7 or LTO-8 that ships bundled with a high-speed SAS PCIe adapter to install in host computers. The mTape SAS can also be bundled with Xendata Workstation 6 archiving software for Windows. Pricing starts at $3,399.