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Shared storage for post

Accusys has introduced its latest Thunderbolt shareable storage for post production workgroups.

The A12T2-share is a 12-bay tower RAID system, with four host Thunderbolt 2.0 ports, which allow four Thunderbolt-compatible computers to share the content distributed across 12 hard drives.

The company said it could be further expanded with an extra three JBOD systems for obtaining capacity of 384TB (when equipped with the latest 8TB enterprise level HDDs).

Accusys used its experience in PCIe SAN and transmission technologies within the media and entertainment industry to develop the A16T2-share and A12T2-share. Users can configure the storage as a SAN storage pool when integrated with SAN software, or partition its array into several storage volumes and benefit from the Thunderbolt ports as direct attached storage with capacity for filmmaking workflows.

With Thunderbolt 2.0 in a shared storage environment, Accusys noted that this system could be used for collaborative workflow in the burgeoning 4K video market.