mRack Thunderbolt LTO-8 Dual with mLogic LTFS Utilty

Product Highlights IBM LTO 8 Tape Drive (LTFS Compatible) 2 x Thunderbolt 3 Ports Data Transfers up to 300 MB/s 12TB of Storage per Tape Cartridge Reads & Writes to LTO 8 & LTO 7 Tapes Free mLogic LTFS Utility Daisy-Chain Thunderbolt Peripherals Writes Two Cartridges Simultaneously 1 RU Form Factor Windows & Mac Compatible
Availability: Available in 7-10 days
R188 245,58

Built with a 1 RU form factor for desktop use, studios, 19" racks, and DIT carts, the mRack LTO 8from mLogic is a Thunderbolt LTO 8 tape archiving solution for digital workflows. Each LTO 8 tape cartridge stores 12TB of data, which is copied at speeds up to 300 MB/s, and has a shelf life of 30 years. LTO 8 also supports the Linear Tape File System (LTFS), which mounts the tape drive in the same way as a disk drive, enabling drag-and-drop functionality to the tape cartridge.

The mRack LTO 8 has two Thunderbolt 3 ports for connecting to your Windows or Mac system for backing up and archiving critical media assets. As one Thunderbolt 3 port is used for host connectivity, the second is free for the daisy-chaining of compatible Thunderbolt peripherals. The mRack is a suitable solution for protecting Original Camera Files (OCF) on-set and for archiving completed projects in the studio for the long term.

Included is mLogic's LTFS archive/retrieve utility for macOS, two Fujifilm LTO 7 tape cartridges, a Fujifilm universal cleaning tape, a 3.3' Thunderbolt cable, and a universal power adapter. Protection is provided by a limited 3-year warranty.


General Features

1 RU rack-mountable storage with two LTO 8 tape drives
For desktop use or for mounting in standard 19" racks or DIT carts
Up to 12TB native storage capacity per tape cartridge
TO tape has a 30+ year shelf-life
Up to 300 MB/second data transfer rate
Reads and writes to both LTO 8 & LTO 7 tapes (does not read LTO 6 tapes)
Compatible with a variety of backup and archiving software
Dual Thunderbolt 3 ports enables the daisy-chaining of Thunderbolt peripherals
Dual drive version enables writing to two LTO-8 drives simultaneously
Windows & macOS compatible
LTFS - Drag and Drop Content to LTO 8 Tape
The mRack 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 using the mLogic LTFS Utility, which is available as a free download.
Backup, Archive, and Manage
The mRack LTO 8 is compatible with LTO archiving and media management software for macOS and Windows, including:
  • Axle Video - Axle
  • Archiware - P5
  • Imagine Products - PreRoll Post
  • Pomfort - Silverstack XT
  • Retrospect
  • Square Box - CatDV
  • StorageDNA - DNA Evolution
  • XenData - XenData 6 Workstation
  • YoYotta - YoYottaID LTFS
Protect Your Valuable Content
LTO tape offers a life of 30+ years and a reliability level that exceeds what is achievable with spinning disk and solid-state drive technology. mRack is an archiving solution to safeguard important digital media for the long term, andnd LTO tape is not only more reliable than disk, but much more cost effective. Offload the content on your hard drives and RAIDs to mRack and put them back in to action while enjoying the peace-of-mind that the content is safely archived for the future.