At the Bench With mLogic mTape LTO-6 System
We all know the importance of safely backing up and archiving our media, but let’s be honest, most of us don’t have the best backup practices. Spinning disc hard drives have a tendency to drop dead right when you need to retrieve your precious data. LTO tape has proven to be one of the most stable forms of data archive. In the past LTO has been expensive and cumbersome to deal with. The mLogic mTape LTO-6 System might just be the solution you’ve been looking for.
Abel Cine’s, Andy Shipsides has the mLogic mTape LTO-6 System at the bench. Here’s what he had to say.
Data archiving is not something most of us want to think about, but it’s a reality that all filmmakers have to face today. The demand for lower compression and higher resolution material is increasing, meaning that we all eat through hard drives much faster. On the bright side, archiving is getting easier and more affordable all the time. The LTO tape format has become the standard of data archiving in our business, and the new LTFS (Linear Tape File System) makes it easy to use. One downside of an LTO deck setup is that they are usually tied to a full computer workstation. That’s where mLogic’s mTape comes in.
The mTape is a portable Thunderbolt-based LTO system that can easily be mounted to any laptop or desktop (with a Thunderbolt or SAS interface). It comes with free software for mounting your LTO tape directly to your computer, enabling quick archiving of any material. With this system, you could easily walk away from many shoots with a backed up and secure archive of your material. Watch my video above to learn more about the mLogic mTape.
Learn more about the mLogic mTape LTO-6 System here.
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