GB Labs’ SSD storage for video launched5 September 2011
The GB Labs Space family of products has been extended with Space SSD (solid state drive) networked storage for video editing, writes Carolyn Giardina.
The company claims that it offers broadcasters and post-production companies SSD storage that is more than 30 times faster than traditional spinning disk storage.
Space SSD allows online editing of 2K and 4K DPX files in a shared environment. It said to deliver more than 3000MB/sec, which GB Labs says could manage the equivalent of nine streams of 2K DPX, 900 streams of HDV, 146 streams of Pro-Res 4.2.2 or 30 streams of uncompressed HD.
In conjunction with Space SSD, GB Labs offers Space file transfer software. SSD technology is developed to provide fast IOPs (input/output operations per second) to simultaneously read and write operations without degrading performance.
Dominic Harland, director, GB Labs, commented: “We understand that broadcasters aren’t likely to go completely SSD but some editing tasks do require high performance storage that spinning disks can’t match. We’ve provided a complimentary set of products which efficiently use high performance SDDs and larger capacity, lower cost storage.
“We’ve designed Space SSD to offer a very high performance shareable work area that can be used to deal with demanding codecs at high speed such as 2K and 4K and 3D / HD content.”