Network Archive Appliances

  • Enterprise Class Appliances for High Volume Archiving
  • Control Multiple LTO Libraries through a Simple Web Interface
  • High Performance 10GbE for Rapid Network Transfers


ProMAX Pro-Cache and Power-Cache archive appliances are designed to provide a simple and reliable solution for creative professionals to backup and restore media from LTO tapes. Easy to install and operate, they have been engineered using the latest technology to provide years of fast and reliable archiving.

Power-Cache is an Enterprise Class 2RU rack-mount appliance and is best suited for high volume archive workflows requiring multiple LTO drives or tape libraries. The system itself has an optional onboard LTO drive and can control an additional 3 LTO drives in tape libraries or expansion chassis.


Quick Specs

  • Enterprise class, 2RU Appliance with Dual Redundant power supplies and an Optional Onboard LTO Drive
  • Control up to 4 x LTO drives either Onboard or in Tape Libraries
  • 20TB RAID enables content staging and optimizes LTO write speeds
  • Connect up to 4 separate networks using the onboard 1GbE controllers
  • 2 ports of 10GbE Copper or Fiber for Rapid Network Transfers
  • Includes 3YR Warranty & 1YR SUAP Support Plan



Drag & Drop Archiving

Pro-Cache and Power-Cache appliances provide their own network share containing a folder that you can simply drop content into and the system will move it onto tape. We call this folder the VTAPE and it shows up natively in the network file system on both Mac and PC. Map the archive share permanently for easy access.

Staged Archiving

ProMAX Archive Appliances include RAID storage and a share which can be used to organize your data in a way that will be most useful when you later need to restore it. This could mean gathering files such as scripts, graphics, source footage, project files etc. These assets can then be organized into appropriately named folders and even QC’d prior to archiving.

Archiving from Network Storage Systems (SAN / NAS)

Network storage systems such as ProMAX Platform host shares which can be mounted to ProMAX Archive Appliances. Once mounted, they are easily accessible for users to copy content to LTO tapes. Many other SAN/NAS systems will also work with ProMAX Archive Appliances, contact us for a complete list of support systems.

Archiving from Direct Attached Hard Drives & Card Readers

Attached Drives/RAIDs and Camera Card Readers can be connected via USB 3.0, USB 2.0 and eSATA so that content can be moved directly to LTO Tape or Staged on the Share. Most direct attached file systems appear in the user interface as soon as they’re connected and just a simple drag-and-drop is needed to copy content securely to LTO tape.



icon6 Hardware Warranty

Platform Online Series includes a 3 year limited warranty on the server and components.

ProCARE [Software Updates & Assurance]

Every Platform Studio Server includes a 1 year ProCARE plan. ProMAX ProCARE plans ensure you have direct access to our Technical Support Group, Mon-Fri, 8am-5pm PST, and guarantees your team is working with the latest version of Platform software including all of the newest features, and functionality that we develop to improve your workflows. In addition, 24×7 ProCARE programs are available for our customers working in mission critical environments.

We take pride in providing support that’s as reliable and performance-driven as our systems.


ProMAX Archive Appliances have been engineered for simplicity and reliability but are packed with features that make them one of the most flexible and easy to integrate solutions on the market.

icon Cross-Platform CompatibleWorks on Mac, PC and Linux and is compatible with all major editing suites including Avid Media Composer, Final Cut Pro and Adobe Premiere.
img3 Easily Transfer Content to LTO TapesData can be transferred directly to LTO tapes from USB 3.0, USB 2.0 and eSATA or over an ethernet network from your workstation.
icon2 Catalog & Search Tapes for Fast Data RecoveryAppliances feature a built-in, searchable database for easy data recovery. All files copied to tape will automatically be recorded in the database.
icon3 Simple to Deploy and OperatePlug & Play with your existing ethernet network. All archive operations and system settings can be managed using a simple web interface from anywhere on your network.
icon4 Supports Universal LTO FormatsAll appliances support universal formats tar, LTFS and LTFS Discovery for easy interchange with clients and 3rd party systems.



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ProMAX Archive Appliances utilize 3rd Generation Intel Core i7 processors and mSATA internal SSD system disks for fast, responsive operation. Both desktop and rackmount chassis’ have been designed for reduced power consumption and maximum cooling to ensure consistent and reliable performance.

  • Intel® Core i7-3612QE Mobile Processor
  • 120GB Internal mSATA SSD
  • Onboard RAID: 4 x 5TB RAID-0/5 Configurable
  • Storage Expansion Ports: 2 x USB 3.0, 4 x USB 2.0, 1 x eSATA
  • 4 x 1GbE LAN Controllers
  • 2 x 10GbE (Copper or Fiber)
  • Optional Onboard LTO-6
  • Dual Redundant Power Supplies

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Best For Low-Medium Volume Archiving.
Workflows requiring a single all-in-one solution.
High Volume, Scalable Archiving.
Workflows requiring multiple LTO drives or tape libraries.
Form Factor Desktop, Optional 3RU Rack-Mount Enterprise Class, 2RU Rack-Mount
Onboard LTO Drive LTO-5, LTO-6 Optional LTO-6
LTO Expansion +1 LTO Drive in an Expansion Chassis or Library +3 LTO Drives in an Expansion Chassis or Library
Onboard RAID 2 x 5TB, RAID 0/1 Configurable 4 x 5TB, RAID 0/5 Configurable
1GbE Network
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10GbE Network
Optional 2 x Copper or Fiber
External Storage
USB 2.0, USB 3.0, eSATA USB 2.0, USB 3.0, eSATA