Impressing at NAB was the X2500-USB archiving system from XenData which looks great for media professionals in need of a reliable and easy-to-use archive system for data wrangling applications or to create a managed offline LTO archive. Connecting to notebooks and workstations via USB 3.0, it’s an LTO-6 archive system that includes an external LTO-6 drive with Unitex USB technology and XenData6 workstation management software. It’s well suited for storing video, audio and image files on high capacity LTO cartridges. The solution runs on 64 bit Windows 8.1 or Windows7. For Mac users, the system is compatible with both Boot Camp and VM Fusion.
The X2500-USB System includes the following:
- External LTO-6 drive with a USB 3.0 interface
- XenData6 Workstation software
- USB cable (1.8m in length)
- LTO-6 2.5 TB rewritable cartridge
- Universal LTO cleaning cartridge
- Rugged carrying case
The X2500-USB is extremely easy to use. Archive and restore operations are always performed using Windows Explorer: the XenData software extends Explorer’s capabilities to transfer files to and from LTO using drag and drop or copy and paste. Files may be archived to LTO from any accessible logical drive letter or network share. Similarly, files may be restored to an available drive letter or share.