Cache-A Ships More Rugged, Next-Generation Desktop Prime-Cache5 Archive Appliance

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Cache-A Corporation (

), manufacturer of award-winning archiving appliances, is now shipping a substantially improved and more durable edition of its Prime-Cache5 desktop archive appliance. This next-generation version of Cache-A’s popular Prime-Cache5 is quiet-enough for both office and on-set use, and sports a new and toughened chassis, plus a built-in 2.5-inch HDD RAID, that significantly accelerates disk-based transfer speeds.

These enhancements are made even more impressive with Cache-A’s latest v3.1 software upgrade – based on 64-bit enterprise level CentOS 6.2, adding new LTFS capabilities – that delivers further dramatic leaps in performance and operability. Cache-A’s Prime-Cache models deliver all the features needed to provide professionals in film and video with networkable LTO-tape storage systems at an affordable price. Prime Cache5 integrates seamlessly into file-based workflows, and its connectivity options include a dual GB Ethernet port, plus two USB 3.0 ports and four USB 2.0 ports. The new Prime-Cache5 delivers a huge step forward in enhancing its considerable capabilities in office and on-set production environments, while remaining compact, quiet and value-priced at $7,995USD.

Key features of the new Prime-Cache5:

Reinforced metal chassis

– providing robustness in on-set production environments

2 x 1TB 2.5-inch RAID 0

– delivering disk bandwidth that doubles the disk throughput of previous Prime-Cache5 models

New v3.1 software

– featuring accelerated 64-bit processing, email notifications, queue management and high-speed LTFS (Linear Tape File System) dubbing, new LTFS tape-spanning capabilities, plus many customer-driven operational features allowing users to archive, access and exchange archived content with even greater ease. The built-in catalog database enables Prime-Cache5 to remember every single Cache-A LTO tape it has ever seen, and can be shared with all other Cache-A appliances on a network. At 10.75” x 4.4” x 10.75” (273mm x 112mm x 273mm) the Prime-Cache5 is the smallest archiving tool of its class and can be easily transported. “Archiving has never been so affordable. Anyone needing a compact and portable entry into LTO-5 archiving will really appreciate the capabilities and blazing-fast performance of the improved Prime-Cache5,” said Phil Ritti, CEO of Cache-A. “It is easy-to-use, ultra-quiet, and unobtrusive in the office or in an on-set production environment.”

Pricing & Availability:

The new Prime-Cache is now shipping and is priced at $7,995USD. Contact your local reseller for details, or visit

. Cache-A’s award-winning, archive appliances are employed daily by thousands of users worldwide, in media/entertainment, Fortune 500 corporations, government departments, higher-education and houses of worship, to securely archive, search and retrieve vital digital assets. The company was founded in 2008 with a dedication to make archiving easy, and combines extensive experience in data storage and video media, with a reputation for delivering innovation and excellence to digital media professionals at a reasonable cost. Cache-A’s product range includes desktop and rack-mount appliances that are compatible with Windows, Mac OS and Linux/Unix networking infrastructures. Renowned for their ease-of-use, Cache-A products deliver leading-edge performance in video and digital film workflows, and lead the field in using the secure, portable, interchangeable, industry-standard LTFS and tar formats on LTO-5 media. Cache-A’s Pro-Cache 5 was awarded Creative Cow’s prestigious Blue Ribbon in 2011 for “Best Archiving System”, and Power-Cache won Studio Daily’s 2012 Prime Award for “Best User Interface/User Experience”.



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