Backup, Archival, and Storage Solutions for the Real World

ArGest® BRU PE™ LTO Tape and Disk Bundles for Storage, Backup and Archival

HP Tape hardware

BRU PE™ tape and disk storage hardware/software bundles

 

Are you looking for easy to use, drag and drop archival and backup software for Mac OS X combined with LTO tape and/or integrated disk storage, or looking for general purpose high capacity, high performance RAID disk storage?  Look no further!

 

ArGest® hardware/software bundles are tested, integrated, plug and play immediately from unboxing, and all supported with a single point of contact for all support help and warranty.

 

 

The HBAs included in the ArGest® bundles include TOLIS Group provided drivers and firmware for system compatibility and the best achievable speed.

 

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LTO Desktop/Rack Standalone Tape

LTO Automation/Libraries

Mobile Editing Disk/LTO Combo Units

Disk Storage Models

  • Standalone Thunderbolt and SAS Desktop Cube Options - One and Two Drives Available

    Single (1) Drive LTO Desktop Cube

    Two (2) Drive LTO Desktop Cube

     

    BRU PE Edit Bay ArGest® Standalone Desktop Cube Bundles

    The dimensions of the tape device are 7.5" high x7.5" wide x11" deep.

     

     

     

    Thunderbolt LTO/BRU PE Edit Bay ArGest® Standalone Desktop Cube

    Bundle contains the following items: one TOLIS Group ArGest® Quiet Desktop Cube with one integrated LTO drive powered by HP (expandable to add a second drive or ArGest Mobile Editing HDD/SSD disk pack later), one piece LTO media, one cleaning cartridge, one Thunderbolt expander with TOLIS Group Tape Ready Drivers, one Thunderbolt cable, one 1M SAS cable, one BRU PE license, one year BRU PE software support, and 3 year hardware warranty.

    LTO-7 Model #80710-TB • $6049USD SPECIAL SAVINGS: direct order from TOLIS pricing $5444USD

    LTO-6 Model #80572-TB • $4699USD SPECIAL SAVINGS: direct order from TOLIS pricing $4199USD

    LTO-5 Model #80534-TB • $3849USD SPECIAL SAVINGS: direct order from TOLIS pricing $3349USD

     

     

    SAS LTO/BRU PE Edit Bay ArGest® Standalone Desktop Cube (Thunderbolt may be added later)

    Bundle contains the following items: one TOLIS Group ArGest® Quiet Desktop Cube with one integrated LTO drive powered by HP (expandable to add a second drive or ArGest Mobile Editing HDD/SSD disk pack later), one piece LTO media, one cleaning cartridge, one SAS HBA with TOLIS Group Tape Ready Drivers, one 1M SAS cable, one BRU PE license, one year BRU PE software support, and 3 year hardware warranty.

    LTO-7 Model #80710 • $5749USD SPECIAL SAVINGS: direct order from TOLIS pricing $5174USD

    LTO-6 Model #80572 • $4399USD SPECIAL SAVINGS: direct order from TOLIS pricing $3959USD

    LTO-5 Model #80534 • $3549USD SPECIAL SAVINGS: direct order from TOLIS pricing $3194USD

     

     

     

    SAS

    Also Available:

    • Additional Thunderbolt options that integrate the new Mac Pro or Mac Mini right inside a rack mountable integrated unit!

    • Change SAS cable to 3M 1-4 fanout cable (+$270USD)

    • Additional certified HP brand Read/Write and WORM media at great pricing

    • bruAPP™ customers contact brusales@tolisgroup.com for add-on tape device pricing

    • Change to BRU Server Media and Entertainment Edition (1 client) no charge

    • Change to BRU Server Basic Edition (2 clients) (+$100USD)

    • Change to BRU Server Network Edition (25 clients) (+$800USD)

     

     

    BRU PE Edit Bay ArGest® Desktop Doubler™ Cube Bundles - Create Two Tapes of the Same Data Simultaneously!

    Two drives installed allows for the ease of duplicating tapes, or using Doubler™ Mode to create two copies of the same data simultaneously.

    The dimensions of the tape device are 7.5" high x7.5" wide x11" deep.

     

     

     

    Thunderbolt LTO/BRU PE Edit Bay ArGest® Desktop Doubler™ Cube

    Bundle contains the following items: one TOLIS Group ArGest® Quiet Desktop Cube with two integrated LTO drives powered by HP, two pieces LTO media, one cleaning cartridge, one Thunderbolt expander with TOLIS Group Tape Ready Drivers, one Thunderbolt cable, one 3M 1-4 SAS fanout cable, one BRU PE license, one year BRU PE software support, and 3 year hardware warranty.

    LTO-7 Model #80712-TB • $10,359USD SPECIAL SAVINGS: ask about our direct order from TOLIS pricing

    LTO-6 Model #80573-TB • $8029USD SPECIAL SAVINGS: ask about our direct order from TOLIS pricing
    LTO-5 Model #80536-TB • $6579USD SPECIAL SAVINGS: ask about our direct order from TOLIS pricing

     

     

    SAS LTO/BRU PE Edit Bay ArGest®  Desktop Doubler™ Cube SAS (Thunderbolt may be added later)

    Bundle contains the following items: one TOLIS Group ArGest® Quiet Desktop Cube with two integrated LTO drives powered by HP, two pieces LTO media, one cleaning cartridge, one SAS HBA with TOLIS Group Tape Ready Drivers, one 3M 1-4 SAS fanout cable, one BRU PE license, one year BRU PE software support, and 3 year hardware warranty.

    LTO-7 Model #80712 • $10,059USD SPECIAL SAVINGS: ask about our direct order from TOLIS pricing

    LTO-6 Model #80573 • $7729USD SPECIAL SAVINGS: ask about our direct order from TOLIS pricing

    LTO-5 Model #80536 • $6279USD SPECIAL SAVINGS: ask about our direct order from TOLIS pricing

     

     

     

     

    SAS

    Also Available:

    • Additional Thunderbolt options that integrate the new Mac Pro or Mac Mini right inside a rack mountable integrated unit!

    • Additional certified HP brand Read/Write and WORM media at great pricing

    • bruAPP™ customers contact brusales@tolisgroup.com for add-on tape device pricing

    • Change to BRU Server Media and Entertainment Edition (1 client) no charge

    • Change to BRU Server Basic Edition (2 clients) (+$100USD)

    • Change to BRU Server Network Edition (25 clients) (+$800USD)

     

  • Standalone Rack Mounted Options - One and Two Drives Available

    Single (1) Drive LTO Racks

    Two (2) Drive LTO Racks

    Thunderbolt LTO/BRU PE Edit Bay ArGest® 1U Production Rack™

    Supports all Thunderbolt ready Mac systems including the new Mac Pro Models

    Bundle contains the following items: one TOLIS Group ArGest® Quiet 1U rack with one integrated LTO drive powered by HP (expandable to add a second drive or ArGest Mobile Editing HDD/SSD disk pack later), one piece LTO media, one cleaning cartridge, one Thunderbolt expander with TOLIS Group Tape Ready Drivers, one Thunderbolt cable, one 3M 1-4 SAS fanout cable, one BRU PE license, one year BRU PE software support, and 3 year hardware warranty.

    LTO-7 Model #80711-TB • $6549USD SPECIAL SAVINGS: direct order from TOLIS pricing $5889

    LTO-6 Model #80570-TB • $5199USD SPECIAL SAVINGS: direct order from TOLIS pricing $4679

    LTO-5 Model #80527-TB • $4349USD SPECIAL SAVINGS: direct order from TOLIS pricing $3899

     

     

    SAS LTO/BRU PE Edit Bay ArGest® Standalone 1U Production Rack™ SAS

    (Thunderbolt may be added later)

    Bundle contains the following items: one TOLIS Group ArGest® Quiet 1U rack with one integrated LTO drive powered by HP (expandable to add a second drive or ArGest Mobile Editing HDD/SSD disk pack later), one piece LTO media, one cleaning cartridge, one with TOLIS Group Tape Ready Drivers, one 3M 1-4 SAS fanout cable, one BRU PE license, one year BRU PE software support, and 3 year hardware warranty.

    LTO-7 Model #80711 • $6249USD SPECIAL SAVINGS: direct order from TOLIS pricing $5619

    LTO-6 Model #80570 • $4899USD SPECIAL SAVINGS: direct order from TOLIS pricing $4409

    LTO-5 Model #80527 • $4049USD SPECIAL SAVINGS: direct order from TOLIS pricing $3639

     

     

     

    BRU PE Edit Bay ArGest® Production Rack™ Bundles

    The dimensions of the tape device are 1U high x19.375" wide x16" deep.

     

     

    SAS

    Also Available:

    • Additional Thunderbolt options that integrate the new Mac Pro or Mac Mini right inside a rack mountable integrated unit!

    • Replace RocketRAID 2722 HBA with RocketRAID 4522 for tape and hardware RAID support (+$295USD)

    • Additional certified HP brand Read/Write and WORM media at great pricing

    • bruAPP™ customers contact brusales@tolisgroup.com for add-on tape device pricing

    • Change to BRU Server Media and Entertainment Edition (1 client) no charge

    • Change to BRU Server Basic Edition (2 clients) (+$100USD)

    • Change to BRU Server Network Edition (25 clients) (+$800USD)

     

     

    BRU PE Edit Bay ArGest® Doubler Station™ Bundles - Create Two Tapes of the Same Data Simultaneously!

    Two drives installed allows for the ease of duplicating tapes, or using Doubler™ Mode to create two copies of the same data simultaneously.

    The dimensions of the tape device are 1U high x19.375" wide x16" deep.

     

     

     

    Thunderbolt LTO/BRU PE Edit Bay ArGest® Doubler Station™ 1U Rack

    Bundle contains the following items: one TOLIS Group ArGest® Quiet 1U rack with two integrated LTO drives powered by HP, two pieces LTO media, one cleaning cartridge, one Thunderbolt expander with TOLIS Group Tape Ready Drivers, one Thunderbolt cable, one 3M 1-4 fanout SAS cable, one BRU PE license, one year BRU PE software support, and 3 year hardware warranty.

    LTO-7 Model #80713-TB • $10,609USD SPECIAL SAVINGS: ask about our direct order from TOLIS pricing

    LTO-6 Model #80571-TB • $8279USD SPECIAL SAVINGS: ask about our direct order from TOLIS pricing
    LTO-5 Model #80528-TB • $6779USD SPECIAL SAVINGS: ask about our direct order from TOLIS pricing

     

     

     

    SAS LTO/BRU PE Edit Bay ArGest® Doubler Station™ 1U Rack (Thunderbolt may be added later)

    Bundle contains the following items: one TOLIS Group ArGest® Quiet 1U rack with two integrated LTO drives powered by HP, two pieces LTO media, one cleaning cartridge, one SAS HBA with TOLIS Group Tape Ready Drivers, one 3M 1-4 SAS fanout cable, one BRU PE license, one year BRU PE software support, and 3 year hardware warranty.

    LTO-7 Model #80713 • $10,309USD SPECIAL SAVINGS: ask about our direct order from TOLIS pricing

    LTO-6 Model #80571 • $7979USD SPECIAL SAVINGS: ask about our direct order from TOLIS pricing

    LTO-5 Model #80528 • $6479USD SPECIAL SAVINGS: ask about our direct order from TOLIS pricing

     

     

    SAS

    Also Available:

    • Additional Thunderbolt options that integrate the new Mac Pro or Mac Mini right inside a rack mountable integrated unit!

    • Additional certified HP brand Read/Write and WORM media at great pricing

    • bruAPP™ customers contact brusales@tolisgroup.com for add-on tape device pricing

    • Change to BRU Server Media and Entertainment Edition (1 client) no charge

    • Change to BRU Server Basic Edition (2 clients) (+$100USD)

    • Change to BRU Server Network Edition (25 clients) (+$800USD)

     

  • Additional Thunderbolt Tape and 2U and 4U Integrated Thunderbolt/LTO options

    Thunderbolt options allow LTO tape solutions to connect to your Mac OS X Thunderbolt ready Mac Pro, iMac, Mac mini, or Laptop.

     

    In the case of the add-on Sonnet Thunderbolt chassis offered below, the Host Bus Adapter (HBA) is installed inside the Thunderbolt expansion chassis, the Thunderbolt cable goes from your Thunderbolt ready Mac to the chassis and the SAS cable attaches from the HBA to the tape device, very plug and play.  Depending on the model, one or more additional cards (such as a Red Rocket, an ATTO FastFrame etc...may be added in addition to the installed HBA).  Additional Sonnet options include a 1U Thunderbolt chassis that will take a Mac mini installed inside, and a 4U unit that will install the 2013 Mac Pro (trash can) inside for a true all rack solution.

     

    For the 2U and 4U rack units with integrated LTO tape inside the Thunderbolt chassis, the entire unit becomes plug and play with a single Thunderbolt cable attaching to your Thunderbolt ready Mac.

     

    Users not requiring connectivity beyond fast disk and tape may instead select the highly portable HighPoint RS 6328 model which integrates a RocketRAID HBA allowing for RAID disk and Tape support in one unit.  Much like the Sonnet units above, the Thunderbolt cable goes from the RS 6328 to the Thunderbolt ready Mac and the SAS cable goes to the LTO tape device.  Plug and play simplicity with ultimate portability.

     

    Sonnet and HighPoint solutions are also very quiet and may be used in sound sensitive environments.

     

    For more specifics on the various Thunderbolt units, please contact TOLIS Group at 480-505-0488 or brusales@tolisgroup.com.

     

     SPECIAL SAVINGS: ask about our direct order from TOLIS pricing

     

    Add on Thunderbolt Chassis Options

    Integrated LTO Tape Thunderbolt Units

    HighPoint RS 6328

    SE II (2-slot Desktop)

    III-D (3-slot Desktop)

    III-R (3-slot Rack)

    xMac Mini Server (Rack)

    Mac Pro (Rack)

    Part #RS6328-TG • $699USD with TOLIS Group Tape Ready Drivers

    Includes HighPoint RS 6328 and one 1M Thunderbolt cable.  3 year warranty. 
    Only the RS6328 from TOLIS Group includes the tape aware drivers for use on OS X.

     

    Part #80542-2 • $449USD

    Includes Sonnet Echo Express SE II and one 1M Thunderbolt cable.  The SE II has 2 short slots (users may use their ATTO or HighPoint with this model).  1 year warranty.

     

     

    Part #80539 • $899USD

    Includes Echo Express III-D (Desktop Model) and one 1M Thunderbolt cable.  The III-D has 3 full length slots (users may use their ATTO or HighPoint and any other card up to 3 cards in this model).  5 year warranty.

    Part #80541 • $999USD

    Includes Echo Express III-R (2U Rack Model) and one 1M Thunderbolt cable.  The III-R has 3 full length slots (users may use their ATTO or HighPoint and any other card up to 3 cards in this model).  5 year warranty.

    Part #80540 • $999USD

    Includes xMac Mini Server (1U) and Thunderbolt cable.  The xMac Mini Server is designed to have a Thunderbolt ready Mac mini installed inside.  Great solution when using a Mac mini and rack mounted tape hardware.  5 year warranty.

    Part #80700 • $1499USD

    Turn your brand new Mac Pro into a rack mounted unit.  Mac Pro is installed inside a 4U Thunderbolt rack unit.  5 year warranty.

    Single (1) LTO Tape 2U

    Two Drive (2) LTO Tape 2U

    Single Drive (1) LTO Tape 4U

    Two Drive (2) LTO Tape 4U

    LTO-6 Part #80619 • $6342USD

    LTO-7 Part #80777 • $7692USD

    Contains one Sonnet Echo Express III-R 2U Thunderbolt chassis with Mobile Rack Kit, cooling fan, one integrated HP powered LTO tape drive (expandable later to two drives), 1 piece LTO media, 1 cleaning cartridge, one HighPoint Technologies RocketRAID 4522 HBA, one 3M 1-4 fanout SAS cable, 1 1M Thunderbolt cable, 1 BRU Producer's Edition (PE) software, 3 year hardware and software warranty.

     

     

    LTO-6 Part #80619-2 • $9522USD

    LTO-7 Part #80777-2 • $12,222USD

    Contains one Sonnet Echo Express III-R 2U Thunderbolt chassis with Mobile Rack Kit, cooling fan, two integrated HP powered LTO tape drives, 2 pieces LTO media, 1 cleaning cartridge, one HighPoint Technologies RocketRAID 4522  HBA, one 3M 1-4 fanout SAS cable, 1 1M Thunderbolt cable, 1 BRU Producer's Edition (PE) software, 3 year hardware and software warranty.

     

     

    Part #80620 • $6742USD

    Part #80778 • $8092USD

    Contains one Sonnet Echo Express Mac Pro Rack 4U Thunderbolt chassis with Mobile Rack Kit, cooling fan, one integrated HP powered LTO tape drive (expandable later to two drives), 1 piece LTO media, 1 cleaning cartridge, one HighPoint Technologies RocketRAID 4522 HBA, one 3M 1-4 fanout SAS cable, 1 1M Thunderbolt cable, 1 BRU Producer's edition (PE) software, 3 year hardware and software warranty.

     

    Part #80620-2 • $9922USD

    Part #80778-2 • $12,622USD

    Contains one Sonnet Echo Express Mac Pro Rack 4U Thunderbolt chassis with Mobile Rack Kit, cooling fan, two integrated HP powered LTO tape drives, 2 pieces LTO media, 1 cleaning cartridge, one HighPoint Technologies RocketRAID 4522 HBA, one 3M 1-4 fanout SAS cable, 1 1M Thunderbolt cable, 1 BRU Producer's Edition (PE) software, 3 year hardware and software warranty.

     

  • LTO 5, 6, and 7 Media

    TOLIS Group only recommends the use of HP brand or Fujifilm tape media.  The formulations of these brands are the gentlest and will drastically reduce tape head wear on your tape unit.

     

    TOLIS Group sells HP tape media that is pre-barcoded.  Media with specified sequence barcodes is also available in boxes of 20 (please allow additional delivery time for specified sequence media).

     

    LTO-7 media (6TB native) pricing:

    1-99 $103.50 each

    100+ $99.50 each

     

    LTO-6 media (2.5TB native) pricing:

    1-99 $26.50each

    100+ $25.75 each

     

    LTO-5 media (1.5TB native) pricing

    1-9 $20.50 each

    10-24 $19.75 each

    25+ $19.50 each

     

    An important note about tape capacity:

     

    When considering media requirements for your tape-based backup operations, you must always use the Native Capacity rating for all tape technologies. Most tape device and media manufacturers market their technologies based upon a mythical 2:1 compression value — meaning that for every two bytes of data in a file on your disk, only one byte of space is required on the tape.

     

    Unfortunately, this 2:1 value is almost impossible to achieve unless you are working with a specially defined set of files where the contents contain enough repetitive data elements to allow the compression algorithms to combine them to conserve space on the storage media. For even the best of day to day environments, that number is impossible to achieve.

     

  • Example ArGest® Hardware Configurations

     

    Sample ArGest® Direct Attach Configurations

     

    Sample ArGest® Thunderbolt Attach Configurations

  • Model TGL1800 – 8 Tape Slot Single Drive Autoloader SAS, Fibre Channel, and Thunderbolt

    The TGL1800 is the perfect automation entry level model in a compact 1U format.  With 8 tape slots, the LTO-7 model will hold 48TB native before requiring a tape change, the LTO-6 model will hold 20TB, and the LTO-5 model 12TB native.  The TGL1800 autoloader measures 18.9 x 31.7 x 1.7" (48.0 x 80.6 x 4.4 cm).

     

    The TGL1800 is a single drive device and is not expandable to add additional automation drives, for libraries expandable to add additional automation drives, see models TGL2240, TGL4480, TGL6800.

     

     

     

    Also Available:

    • Additional Thunderbolt options that integrate the new Mac Pro or Mac Mini right inside a rack mountable integrated unit!

    • Change SAS cable to 3M 1-4 fanout cable (+$270USD)

     Additional certified HP brand Read/Write and WORM media at great pricing

    • bruAPP™ customers contact brusales@tolisgroup.com for add-on tape device pricing

    • Change to BRU Server Media and Entertainment Edition (1 client) no charge

    • Change to BRU Server Basic Edition (2 clients) (+$100USD)

    • Change to BRU Server Network Edition (25 clients) (+$800USD)

     

    BRU PE ArGest® TGL1800 Single Drive Automation Station™

    Bundle contains the following items: one TOLIS Group ArGest® TGL1800 8 tape slot autoloader with one integrated LTO drive powered by HP, two pieces LTO media, one cleaning cartridge, one SAS HBA with TOLIS Group Tape Ready Drivers, one 1M SAS cable, one BRU PE license, one year BRU PE software support, and one year hardware warranty.

    LTO-7 SAS Model #80714 • $7519USD SPECIAL SAVINGS: ask about our direct order from TOLIS pricing

    LTO-7 Fibre Channel Model #80714-F • $8269USD FC bundle does not include FC HBA or FC cable.  HBA must be 8GB minimum, 16GB recommended. SPECIAL SAVINGS: ask about our direct order from TOLIS pricing

    LTO-6 SAS Model #80574 • $6019USD SPECIAL SAVINGS: ask about our direct order from TOLIS pricing

    LTO-5 SAS Model #80529 • $5169USD SPECIAL SAVINGS: ask about our direct order from TOLIS pricing

    Change from PE to BRU Server Media and Entertainment Edition at no additional charge

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Thunderbolt Ready

    ArGest® Automation units Thunderbolt connectivity available from +$300USD

  • Model TGL2240 – 24 Tape Slot One to Two Drive Library SAS, Fibre Channel, and Thunderbolt

    The 2U 24 tape slot TGL2240 library is a great option for customers needing more storage than the TGL1800, and also looking for a library solution to reduce the backup window.  When configured with two automation drives, this allows for the ease of duplicating tapes, or using Doubler™ Mode to create two copies of the same data simultaneously.  The TGL2240 library measures 18.9 x 31.7 x 3.4" (48.0 x 80.6 x 8.7 cm).

     

    When filled with 24 tapes, the LTO-7 model will hold 144TB native before requiring a tape change, the LTO-6 model will hold 60TB, and the LTO-5 model 36TB native.

    Single (1) Drive TGL2240

    Two (2) Drive TGL2240

    BRU PE ArGest® TGL2240 Single Drive Archival Station™ Library

    Bundle contains the following items: one TOLIS Group ArGest® TGL2240 24 tape slot library with one integrated LTO drive powered by HP (expandable to add a second drive later), two pieces LTO media, one cleaning cartridge, one SAS HBA with TOLIS Group Tape Ready Drivers, one 3M SAS 1-4 fanout cable, one BRU PE license, one year BRU PE software support, and one year hardware warranty.

    LTO-7 SAS Model #80715 • $8579USD SPECIAL SAVINGS: ask about our direct order from TOLIS pricing

    LTO-7 Fibre Channel Model #80715-F • $9329USD FC bundle does not include FC HBA or FC cable.  HBA must be 8GB minimum, 16GB recommended. SPECIAL SAVINGS: ask about our direct order from TOLIS pricing

    LTO-6 SAS Model #80575 • $7079USD SPECIAL SAVINGS: ask about our direct order from TOLIS pricing

    LTO-5 SAS Model #80530 • $6229USD SPECIAL SAVINGS: ask about our direct order from TOLIS pricing

    Change from PE to BRU Server Media and Entertainment Edition at no additional charge

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Also Available:

    • Additional Thunderbolt options that integrate the new Mac Pro or Mac Mini right inside a rack mountable integrated unit!

    • Additional certified HP brand Read/Write and WORM media at great pricing

    • Add second automation drive (+$2779 LTO-5 part#TGL5SAS-AU, +$3629 LTO-6 part#TGL6SAS-AU, +$4829 LTO-7 SAS part#TGL7SAS-AU
      +$5929 LTO-7 FC part#TGL7FC-AU

    • bruAPP™ customers contact brusales@tolisgroup.com for add-on tape device pricing

    • Change to BRU Server Media and Entertainment Edition (1 client) no charge

    • Change to BRU Server Basic Edition (2 clients) (+$100USD)

    • Change to BRU Server Network Edition (25 clients) (+$800USD)

     

    Thunderbolt Ready

    ArGest® Library units Thunderbolt connectivity available from +$300USD

     

    Two drives installed allows for the ease of duplicating tapes, or using Doubler™ Mode to create two copies of the same data simultaneously.

     

     

     

     

     

    BRU PE ArGest® TGL2240 Two Drive Archival Station™ Library

    Bundle contains the following items: one TOLIS Group ArGest® TGL2240 24 tape slot library with two integrated LTO drives powered by HP, two pieces LTO media, one cleaning cartridge, one SAS HBA with TOLIS Group Tape Ready Drivers, one 3M SAS 1-4 fanout cable, one BRU PE license, one year BRU PE software support, and one year hardware warranty.

    LTO-7 SAS Model #80715-2 • $13,408USD SPECIAL SAVINGS: ask about our direct order from TOLIS pricing

    LTO-7 Fibre Channel Model #80715-2F • $15,330USD FC bundle does not include FC HBA or FC cable.  HBA must be 8GB minimum, 16GB recommended. SPECIAL SAVINGS: ask about our direct order from TOLIS pricing

    LTO-6 SAS Model #80575-2 • $10,780USD SPECIAL SAVINGS: ask about our direct order from TOLIS pricing

    LTO-5 SAS Model #80530-2 • $9,008USD SPECIAL SAVINGS: ask about our direct order from TOLIS pricing

    Change from PE to BRU Server Media and Entertainment Edition at no additional charge

     

     

     

     

    Also Available:

    • Additional Thunderbolt options that integrate the new Mac Pro or Mac Mini right inside a rack mountable integrated unit!

    • Additional certified HP brand Read/Write and WORM media at great pricing

    • bruAPP™ customers contact brusales@tolisgroup.com for add-on tape device pricing

    • Change to BRU Server Media and Entertainment Edition (1 client) no charge

    • Change to BRU Server Basic Edition (2 clients) (+$100USD)

    • Change to BRU Server Network Edition (25 clients) (+$800USD)

     

    Thunderbolt Ready

    ArGest® Library units Thunderbolt connectivity available from +$300USD

  • Model TGL4480 – 48 Tape Slot One to Two Drive Library SAS, Fibre Channel, and Thunderbolt

    The 4U TGL4480 48 tape slot library is a great option for customers looking for expandable and flexible storage.  Each individual TGL4480 unit can be configured with one up to four automaton drives (over two drives requires a change to BRU Server Media and Entertainment Edition at no extra charge).  When configured with two automation drives, this allows for the ease of duplicating tapes, or using Doubler™ Mode to create two copies of the same data simultaneously.  The TGL4480 autoloader measures 18.9 x 31.7 x 6.9" (48.0 x 80.6 x 17.5 cm).

     

    When filled with 48 tapes, the LTO-7 model will hold 288TB native before requiring a tape change, the LTO-6 model will hold 120TB, and the LTO-5 model 72TB native.

     

    Single (1) Drive TGL4480

    Two (2) Drive TGL4480

    BRU PE ArGest® TGL4480 Single Drive Archival Station PLUS™ Library

    Bundle contains the following items: one TOLIS Group ArGest® TGL4480 48 tape slot library with one integrated LTO drive powered by HP (expandable to add a second drive later), two pieces LTO media, one cleaning cartridge, one SAS HBA with TOLIS Group Tape Ready Drivers, one 3M SAS 1-4 fanout cable, one BRU PE license, one year BRU PE software support, and one year hardware warranty.

    LTO-7 SAS Model #80716 • $12,569USD SPECIAL SAVINGS: ask about our direct order from TOLIS pricing

    LTO-7 Fibre Channel Model #80714-F • $13,319USD FC bundle does not include FC HBA or FC cable.  HBA must be 8GB minimum, 16GB recommended. SPECIAL SAVINGS: ask about our direct order from TOLIS pricing

    LTO-6 SAS Model #80624 • $11,069USD SPECIAL SAVINGS: ask about our direct order from TOLIS pricing

    LTO-5 SAS Model #80623 • $10,219USD SPECIAL SAVINGS: ask about our direct order from TOLIS pricing

    Change from PE to BRU Server Media and Entertainment Edition at no additional charge

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Also Available:

    • Additional Thunderbolt options that integrate the new Mac Pro or Mac Mini right inside a rack mountable integrated unit!

    • Additional certified HP brand Read/Write and WORM media at great pricing

    • bruAPP™ customers contact brusales@tolisgroup.com for add-on tape device pricing

    • Add second automation drive (+$2779 LTO-5 part#TGL5SAS-AU, +$3629 LTO-6 part#TGL6SAS-AU,
      +$4829 LTO-7 SAS part#TGL7SAS-AU +$5929 LTO-7 FC part#TGL7FC-AU

    • Change to BRU Server Media and Entertainment Edition (1 client) no charge

    • Change to BRU Server Basic Edition (2 clients) (+$100USD)

    • Change to BRU Server Network Edition (25 clients) (+$800USD)

     

    For larger tape requirements, the 6U TGL6800 with 80-540 tape slots and up to 42 tape drives is available.  The TGL6800 utilizes the BRU Server Media & Entertainment Edition software, and archives made with PE are recoverable with BRU Server.

     

    The TGL6800 is also available with included DAM/MAM software.

    Thunderbolt Ready

    ArGest® Library units Thunderbolt connectivity available from +$300USD

    Two drives installed allows for the ease of duplicating tapes, or using Doubler™ Mode to create two copies of the same data simultaneously.

     

    BRU PE ArGest® TGL4480 Two Drive Archival Station PLUS™ Library

    Bundle contains the following items: one TOLIS Group ArGest® TGL4480 48 tape slot library with two integrated LTO drives powered by HP (expandable to add a second drive later), two pieces LTO media, one cleaning cartridge, one one SAS HBA with TOLIS Group Tape Ready Drivers, one 3M SAS 1-4 fanout cable, one BRU PE license, one year BRU PE software support, and one year hardware warranty.

    LTO-7 SAS Model #80716-2 • $17,398USD SPECIAL SAVINGS: ask about our direct order from TOLIS pricing

    LTO-7 Fibre Channel Model #80714-F • $19,248USD FC bundle does not include FC HBA or FC cable.  HBA must be 8GB minimum, 16GB recommended. SPECIAL SAVINGS: ask about our direct order from TOLIS pricing

    LTO-6 SAS Model #80624-2 • $14,698USD SPECIAL SAVINGS: ask about our direct order from TOLIS pricing

    LTO-5 SAS Model #80623-2 • $12,998USD SPECIAL SAVINGS: ask about our direct order from TOLIS pricing

    Change from PE to BRU Server Media and Entertainment Edition at no additional charge

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Also Available:

    • Additional Thunderbolt options that integrate the new Mac Pro or Mac Mini right inside a rack mountable integrated unit!

    • Additional certified HP brand Read/Write and WORM media at great pricing

    • bruAPP™ customers contact brusales@tolisgroup.com for add-on tape device pricing

    • Change to BRU Server Media and Entertainment Edition (1 client) no charge

    • Change to BRU Server Basic Edition (2 clients) (+$100USD)

    • Change to BRU Server Network Edition (25 clients) (+$800USD)

     

    For larger tape requirements, the 6U TGL6800 with 80-540 tape slots and up to 42 tape drives is available.  The TGL6800 utilizes the BRU Server Media & Entertainment Edition software, and archives made with PE are recoverable with BRU Server.

     

    The TGL6800 is also available with included DAM/MAM software.

    Thunderbolt Ready

    ArGest® Library units Thunderbolt connectivity available from +$300USD

  • Extended Tape Library Warranty Options

    Two Year Warranty Extension for Automation/Library Units

    Extends the included one year automation/library bundle warranty two additional years for a total of 3 year DEPOT hardware replacement warranty of all tape components and accessories as well as BRU PE software support.  Covers ground shipment (US) or Economy (International) return of replacement hardware items and all software help and updates for the 3 year period.  Thunderbolt items, CatDV/DAX software, and custom travel solutions are not covered under this warranty extension.  Extension does not change what is covered and what is not covered under standard warranty.  Customer responsible for expedited shipping costs if expedited shipping is desired.

     

    TGL1800 Models

     

    Part# 91006 • $2229USD

    TOLIS extended service warranty for TGL1800 LTO-4, 5 or 6 bundles with BRU PE.

    Part# 91006-7 • $3229USD

    TOLIS extended service warranty for TGL1800 LTO-7 bundles with BRU PE.

     

    TGL2240 Models

     

    Part# 91007 • $2498USD

    TOLIS extended service warranty for TGL2240 LTO-4, 5 or 6 bundles with BRU PE.  Add $998USD for each additional automation drive.

    Part# 91007-7 • $3498USD

    TOLIS extended service warranty for TGL2240 LTO-7 bundles with BRU PE.  Add $1100USD for each additional automation drive.

     

    TGL4480 Models

     

    Part# 91008 • $3969USD

    TOLIS extended service warranty for TGL4480 LTO-4, 5 or 6 bundles with BRU PE.  Add $998USD for each additional automation drive.

    Part# 91008-7 • $4969USD

    TOLIS extended service warranty for TGL4480 LTO-7 bundles with BRU PE.  Add $1100USD for each additional automation drive.

     

     

  • Thunderbolt add-on options for the TGL Automation/Library units

    Thunderbolt options allow LTO tape solutions to connect to your Mac OS X Thunderbolt ready Mac Pro, iMac, Mac mini, or Laptop.

     

    In the case of the add-on Sonnet Thunderbolt chassis offered below, the Host Bus Adapter (HBA) is installed inside the Thunderbolt expansion chassis, the Thunderbolt cable goes from your Thunderbolt ready Mac to the chassis and the SAS cable attaches from the HBA to the tape device, very plug and play.  Depending on the model, one or more additional cards (such as a Red Rocket, an ATTO FastFrame etc...may be added in addition to the installed HBA).  Additional Sonnet options include a 1U Thunderbolt chassis that will take a Mac mini installed inside, and a 4U unit that will install the 2013 Mac Pro (trash can) inside for a true all rack solution.

     

    Users not requiring connectivity beyond fast disk and tape may instead select the highly portable HighPoint RS 6328 model which integrates a RocketRAID HBA allowing for RAID disk and Tape support in one unit.  Much like the Sonnet units above, the Thunderbolt cable goes from the RS 6328 to the Thunderbolt ready Mac and the SAS cable goes to the LTO tape device.  Plug and play simplicity with ultimate portability.

     

    Sonnet and HighPoint solutions are also very quiet and may be used in sound sensitive environments.

     

    For more specifics on the various Thunderbolt units, please contact TOLIS Group at 480-505-0488 or brusales@tolisgroup.com.

     

     SPECIAL SAVINGS: ask about our direct order from TOLIS pricing

     

    HighPoint RS 6328

    SE II (2-slot Desktop)

    III-D (3-slot Desktop)

    III-R (3-slot Rack)

    xMac Mini Server (Rack)

    Mac Pro (Rack)

    Part #RS6328-TG • $699USD with TOLIS Group Tape Ready Drivers

    Includes HighPoint RS 6328 and one 1M Thunderbolt cable.  3 year warranty. 
    Only the RS6328 from TOLIS Group includes the tape aware drivers for use on OS X.

    Part #80542-2 • $449USD

    Includes Sonnet Echo Express SE II and one 1M Thunderbolt cable.  The SE II has 2 short slots (users may use their ATTO or HighPoint with this model).  1 year warranty.

     

     

    Part #80539 • $899USD

    Includes Echo Express III-D (Desktop Model) and one 1M Thunderbolt cable.  The III-D has 3 full length slots (users may use their ATTO or HighPoint and any other card up to 3 cards in this model).  5 year warranty.

    Part #80541 • $999USD

    Includes Echo Express III-R (2U Rack Model) and one 1M Thunderbolt cable.  The III-R has 3 full length slots (users may use their ATTO or HighPoint and any other card up to 3 cards in this model).  5 year warranty.

    Part #80540 • $999USD

    Includes xMac Mini Server (1U) and Thunderbolt cable.  The xMac Mini Server is designed to have a Thunderbolt ready Mac mini installed inside.  Great solution when using a Mac mini and rack mounted tape hardware.  5 year warranty.

    Part #80700 • $1499USD

    Turn your brand new Mac Pro into a rack mounted unit.  Mac Pro is installed inside a 4U Thunderbolt rack unit.  5 year warranty.

  • LTO 5, 6, and 7 Media

    TOLIS Group only recommends the use of HP brand or Fujifilm tape media.  The formulations of these brands are the gentlest and will drastically reduce tape head wear on your tape unit.

     

    TOLIS Group sells HP tape media that is pre-barcoded.  Media with specified sequence barcodes is also available in boxes of 20 (please allow additional delivery time for specified sequence media).

     

    LTO-7 media (6TB native) pricing:

    1-99 $103.50 each

    100+ $99.50 each

     

    LTO-6 media (2.5TB native) pricing:

    1-99 $26.50 each

    100+ $25.75 each

     

    LTO-5 media (1.5TB native) pricing

    1-9 $20.50 each

    10-24 $19.75 each

    25+ $19.50 each

    An important note about tape capacity:

     

    When considering media requirements for your tape-based backup operations, you must always use the Native Capacity rating for all tape technologies. Most tape device and media manufacturers market their technologies based upon a mythical 2:1 compression value — meaning that for every two bytes of data in a file on your disk, only one byte of space is required on the tape.

     

    Unfortunately, this 2:1 value is almost impossible to achieve unless you are working with a specially defined set of files where the contents contain enough repetitive data elements to allow the compression algorithms to combine them to conserve space on the storage media. For even the best of day to day environments, that number is impossible to achieve.

     

  • Example ArGest® Hardware Configurations

     

    Sample ArGest® Direct Attach Configurations

     

    Sample ArGest® Thunderbolt Attach Configurations

INGEST, EDIT, ARCHIVE! 
High Performance Storage and LTO Archival With ArGest® Mobile Editing Disk/Tape Combo Units

 

How Does the TOLIS Group ArGest® Mobile Editing Unit Solve Your Editing/Tape Archiving While on the Road Challenges?

 

The ArGest® Moble Editing units are self contained, portable solutions for editors, videographers, music production / front of house teams, photographers, and other creative professionals in the field that provide both disk storage (2TB to 16TB of SSD or 4TB to 8TB of HDD) and LTO-7, LTO-6 or LTO-5 tape archival / backup in an easy to use road warrior configuration.

These are highly portable and affordable packages that connect via SAS or Thunderbolt.

 

With sustained media ingest speeds of over 1GB/sec (SSD systems), 500MB/sec (HDD systems), LTO-7 write speeds at 322MB/sec+ (see more details on LTO-7 speed), LTO-6 write speeds of 180MB/sec (.64TB/hour), and LTO-5 archive write speeds of 140MB/sec (.5TB/hour), using your choice of BRU PE or BRU Server software (1 client edition included), the road is no longer a dangerous place for jobs generating large amounts of data.  No more stacks of Firewire drives or long FTP sessions.  The HBAs included in the ArGest® bundles include TOLIS Group provided drivers and firmware for the best achievable speed, with LTO-7 BRU is over the rated speed at 322MB/sec write speeds.

Download our ArGest® Mobile Editing units datasheet.

 

These specially designed units are also incredibly quiet–more than 40% quieter than a standard external LTO tape drive.  Additionally, the high speed performance of both the SSD and HDD solutions, combined with their extremely quiet operation, make editing on the road a pleasure.

 

 

  • ArGest® Mobile Desktop Cube SSD (2TB-16TB) and HDD (4TB-8TB) Options

    ArGest® SSD 2TB-16TB models

    ArGest® HDD 4-8TB models

     

    ArGest® Mobile Editing SSD 2TB-16TB Desktop Cube

    Bundle contains the following items: one TOLIS Group ArGest® Quiet Desktop Cube with one integrated LTO drive powered by HP, 2TB or 16TB SSD integrated drives, one piece LTO media, one cleaning cartridge, one SAS HBA with TOLIS Group tape ready drivers, two 1M SAS cables, one BRU PE license, three years BRU PE software support, and 3 year hardware warranty.  Add Thunderbolt for +$300.  Also available with BRU Server Media and Entertainment Edition for expanded software options at no additional cost.

     

    ArGest® SSD20 Mobile Editing Desktop Cube

    2TB high speed SSD storage

    LTO-7 Model #80719 • $6829USD SPECIAL SAVINGS: ask about our direct order from TOLIS pricing

    LTO-6 Model #80578 • $5749USD SPECIAL SAVINGS: ask about our direct order from TOLIS pricing

    LTO-5 Model #80543 • $4629USD SPECIAL SAVINGS: ask about our direct order from TOLIS pricing

     

    ArGest® SSD40 Mobile Editing Desktop Cube

    4TB high speed SSD storage

    LTO-7 Model #80720 • $7649USD SPECIAL SAVINGS: ask about our direct order from TOLIS pricing

    LTO-6 Model #80579 • $6299USD SPECIAL SAVINGS: ask about our direct order from TOLIS pricing

    LTO-5 Model #80544 • $5449USD SPECIAL SAVINGS: ask about our direct order from TOLIS pricing

     

    ArGest® SSD80 Mobile Editing Desktop Cube

    8TB high speed SSD storage

    LTO-7 Model #88000 • $9699USD SPECIAL SAVINGS: ask about our direct order from TOLIS pricing

    LTO-6 Model #88001 • $8349USD SPECIAL SAVINGS: ask about our direct order from TOLIS pricing

    LTO-5 Model #88002 • $7499USD SPECIAL SAVINGS: ask about our direct order from TOLIS pricing

     

    ArGest® SSD160 Mobile Editing Desktop Cube

    16TB high speed SSD storage

    LTO-7 Model #88003 • $13,949USD SPECIAL SAVINGS: ask about our direct order from TOLIS pricing

    LTO-6 Model #88004 • $12,599USD SPECIAL SAVINGS: ask about our direct order from TOLIS pricing

    LTO-5 Model #88005 • $11,749USD SPECIAL SAVINGS: ask about our direct order from TOLIS pricing

     

     

    Thunderbolt Ready

    ArGest® Mobile Editing Unit Thunderbolt connectivity available from +$300USD

     

    ArGest® Mobile Editing HDD Desktop Cube

    Bundle contains the following items: one TOLIS Group ArGest® Quiet Desktop Cube with one integrated LTO drive powered by HP, 4TB or 8TB HDD integrated drives, one piece LTO media, one cleaning cartridge, one SAS HBA with TOLIS Group tape ready drivers, two 1M SAS cables, one BRU PE license, three years BRU PE software support, and 3 year hardware warranty.  Add Thunderbolt for +$300.  Also available with BRU Server Media and Entertainment Edition for expanded software options at no additional cost.

     

     

    ArGest® HDD40 Mobile Editing Desktop Cube

    4TB high speed HDD storage

    LTO-7 Model #80722 • $6859USD SPECIAL SAVINGS: ask about our direct order from TOLIS pricing

    LTO-6 Model #80581 • $5509USD SPECIAL SAVINGS: ask about our direct order from TOLIS pricing

    LTO-5 Model #80546 • $4659USD SPECIAL SAVINGS: ask about our direct order from TOLIS pricing

     

    ArGest® HDD80 Mobile Editing Desktop Cube

    8TB high speed HDD storage

    LTO-7 Model #80723 • $7549USD SPECIAL SAVINGS: ask about our direct order from TOLIS pricing

    LTO-6 Model #80582 • $6199USD SPECIAL SAVINGS: ask about our direct order from TOLIS pricing

    LTO-5 Model #80547 • $5349USD SPECIAL SAVINGS: ask about our direct order from TOLIS pricing

     

     

    Thunderbolt Ready

    ArGest® Mobile Editing Unit Thunderbolt connectivity available from +$300USD

  • ArGest® Studio Editing 1U Rack SSD (2TB-16TB) and HDD (2TB-8TB) Options

    ArGest® SSD 2TB-16TB models

    ArGest® HDD 4TB-8TB models

     

    ArGest® Studio Editing SSD 1U Rack

    Bundle contains the following items: one TOLIS Group ArGest® Quiet 1U rack with one integrated LTO drive powered by HP, 2TB to 16TB SSD integrated drives, one piece LTO media, one cleaning cartridge, one SAS HBA with TOLIS Group tape ready drivers, two 1M SAS cables, one BRU PE license, three years BRU PE software support, and 3 year hardware warranty.  Add Thunderbolt for +$300.  Also available with BRU Server Media and Entertainment Edition for expanded software options at no additional cost.

     

     

     

     

     

    ArGest® SSD20 Studio Editing 1U Rack

    2TB high speed SSD storage

    LTO-7 Model #80724 • $7324USD SPECIAL SAVINGS: ask about our direct order from TOLIS pricing

    LTO-6 Model #80584 • $5979USD SPECIAL SAVINGS: ask about our direct order from TOLIS pricing

    LTO-5 Model #80550 • $5129USD SPECIAL SAVINGS: ask about our direct order from TOLIS pricing

     

    ArGest® SSD40 Studio Editing 1U Rack

    4TB high speed SSD storage

    LTO-7 Model #80725 • $8199USD SPECIAL SAVINGS: ask about our direct order from TOLIS pricing

    LTO-6 Model #80585 • $6799USD SPECIAL SAVINGS: ask about our direct order from TOLIS pricing

    LTO-5 Model #80551 • $5949USD SPECIAL SAVINGS: ask about our direct order from TOLIS pricing

     

    ArGest® SSD80 Studio Editing 1U Rack

    8TB high speed SSD storage

    LTO-7 Model #88006 • $10,199USD SPECIAL SAVINGS: ask about our direct order from TOLIS pricing

    LTO-6 Model #88007 • $8849USD SPECIAL SAVINGS: ask about our direct order from TOLIS pricing

    LTO-5 Model #88008 • $7999USD SPECIAL SAVINGS: ask about our direct order from TOLIS pricing

     

    ArGest® SSD160 Studio Editing 1U Rack

    16TB high speed SSD storage

    LTO-7 Model #88009 • $14,449USD SPECIAL SAVINGS: ask about our direct order from TOLIS pricing

    LTO-6 Model #88010 • $13,099USD SPECIAL SAVINGS: ask about our direct order from TOLIS pricing

    LTO-5 Model #88011 • $12,249USD SPECIAL SAVINGS: ask about our direct order from TOLIS pricing

     

     

    Thunderbolt Ready

    ArGest® Mobile Editing Unit Thunderbolt connectivity available from +$300USD

     

    ArGest® Studio Editing HDD 1U Rack

    Bundle contains the following items: one TOLIS Group ArGest® Quiet 1U rack with one integrated LTO drive powered by HP, 4TB to 8TB HDD integrated drives, one piece LTO media, one cleaning cartridge, one SAS HBA with TOLIS Group tape ready drivers, two 1M SAS cables, one BRU PE license, three years BRU PE software support, and 3 year hardware warranty.  Add Thunderbolt for +$300.  Also available with BRU Server Media and Entertainment Edition for expanded software options at no additional cost.

     

     

     

     

     

    Thunderbolt Ready

    ArGest® Mobile Editing Unit Thunderbolt connectivity available from +$300USD

    ArGest® HDD40 Studio Editing 1U Rack

    4TB high speed HDD storage

    LTO-7 Model #80727 • $7359USD SPECIAL SAVINGS: ask about our direct order from TOLIS pricing

    LTO-6 Model #80587 • $6009USD SPECIAL SAVINGS: ask about our direct order from TOLIS pricing

    LTO-5 Model #80553 • $5159USD SPECIAL SAVINGS: ask about our direct order from TOLIS pricing

     

    ArGest® HDD80 Studio Editing 1U Rack

    8TB high speed HDD storage

    LTO-7 Model #80728 • $8049USD SPECIAL SAVINGS: ask about our direct order from TOLIS pricing

    LTO-6 Model #80588 • $6699USD SPECIAL SAVINGS: ask about our direct order from TOLIS pricing

    LTO-5 Model #80554 • $5849USD SPECIAL SAVINGS: ask about our direct order from TOLIS pricing

     

     

     

  • Thunderbolt Add-on Options

    Thunderbolt options allow LTO tape solutions to connect to your Mac OS X Thunderbolt ready Mac Pro, iMac, Mac mini, or Laptop.

     

    In the case of the add-on Sonnet Thunderbolt chassis offered below, the Host Bus Adapter (HBA) is installed inside the Thunderbolt expansion chassis, the Thunderbolt cable goes from your Thunderbolt ready Mac to the chassis and the SAS cable attaches from the HBA to the tape device, very plug and play.  Depending on the model, one or more additional cards (such as a Red Rocket, an ATTO FastFrame etc...may be added in addition to the installed HBA).  Additional Sonnet options include a 1U Thunderbolt chassis that will take a Mac mini installed inside, and a 4U unit that will install the 2013 Mac Pro (trash can) inside for a true all rack solution.

     

    Users not requiring connectivity beyond fast disk and tape may instead select the highly portable HighPoint RS 6328 model which integrates a RocketRAID HBA allowing for RAID disk and Tape support in one unit.  Much like the Sonnet units above, the Thunderbolt cable goes from the RS 6328 to the Thunderbolt ready Mac and the SAS cable goes to the LTO tape device.  Plug and play simplicity with ultimate portability.

     

    Sonnet and HighPoint solutions are also very quiet and may be used in sound sensitive environments.

     

    For more specifics on the various Thunderbolt units, please contact TOLIS Group at 480-505-0488 or brusales@tolisgroup.com.

    Add on Thunderbolt Chassis Options

    HighPoint RS 6328

    SE II (2-slot Desktop)

    III-D (3-slot Desktop)

    III-R (3-slot Rack)

    xMac Mini Server (Rack)

    Mac Pro (Rack)

    Part #RS6328-TG • $699USD with TOLIS Group Tape Ready Drivers

    Includes HighPoint RS 6328 and one 1M Thunderbolt cable.  3 year warranty. 
    Only the RS6328 from TOLIS Group includes the tape aware drivers for use on OS X.

     

    Part #80542-2 • $449USD

    Includes Sonnet Echo Express SE II and one 1M Thunderbolt cable.  The SE II has 2 short slots (users may use their ATTO or HighPoint with this model).  1 year warranty.

     

     

    Part #80539 • $899USD

    Includes Echo Express III-D (Desktop Model) and one 1M Thunderbolt cable.  The III-D has 3 full length slots (users may use their ATTO or HighPoint and any other card up to 3 cards in this model).  5 year warranty.

    Part #80541 • $999USD

    Includes Echo Express III-R (2U Rack Model) and one 1M Thunderbolt cable.  The III-R has 3 full length slots (users may use their ATTO or HighPoint and any other card up to 3 cards in this model).  5 year warranty.

    Part #80540 • $999USD

    Includes xMac Mini Server (1U) and Thunderbolt cable.  The xMac Mini Server is designed to have a Thunderbolt ready Mac mini installed inside.  Great solution when using a Mac mini and rack mounted tape hardware.  5 year warranty.

    Part #80700 • $1499USD

    Turn your brand new Mac Pro into a rack mounted unit.  Mac Pro is installed inside a 4U Thunderbolt rack unit.  5 year warranty.

  • Speed Test Results

     

    Yep, it's THAT fast!

     

    Sustained media ingest speeds of over 1GB/sec (SSD systems), 500MB/sec (HDD systems), LTO-7 speed at 322MB/sec+ (see more details about LTO-7 speed), LTO-6 write speeds of 180MB/sec (.64TB/hour), and LTO-5 archive write speeds of 140MB/sec (.5TB/hour) using your choice of BRU Producer's Edition or BRU Server software (included).

     

     

     

  • Example ArGest® Hardware Configurations

     

    Sample ArGest® Direct Attach Configurations

     

    Sample ArGest® Thunderbolt Attach Configurations

ArGest® RackMOD Modular expansion units

 

Expandable HDD disk storage with ArGest® Rack MODS in base model sizes of 16TB, 32TB, and 80TB.  These 2U rackmount assemblies can then be expanded up to a total of 14 chassis in addition to your original ArGest® Rack unit for total expandable capacity of up to 1.12 Petabytes.  You can start with a single unit and then add storage as your needs grow.

 

Whether you're connecting to a dedicated Mac Pro, or via Thunderbolt to a Mac Book Pro, iMac, or Mac Mini, the ArGest® Rack MOD160 provides 16TB of raw capacity, the MOD320 provides 32TB and the MOD800 provides 800TB.  Your available capacity is dependent on the RAID format applied to the disks installed.  Performance of the ArGest Rack Mod series ranges from 525MB/sec RAID 0 (OS X software striped) to 740MB/sec RAID 5 (ATTO R680 or HighPoint 4522).

 

ArGest® RackMOD units do not include a SAS HBA (required for operation) because they are designed as expansion units to an existing ArGest® BRU PE or BRU Server solution, with or without tape involved.  If you order a RackMOD unit as a standalone storage device, you will also need to order a HighPoint Technologies RocketRAID 4522 (RAID-0, 1, 4, 5, 6 +$595USD) or Thunderbolt RocketStore 6328, or Sonnet Thunderbolt Unit with RR 4522 HBA if you don't already have an existing compatible HighPoint Technologies or ATTO SAS HBA.

 

All ArGest® RackMOD units utilize only enterprise grade components and disks.

 

 

  • Rack MOD Units, 16TB-1.12 Petabytes

     

    Rack MOD160 • Part#80612, $4199USD per unit. SPECIAL SAVINGS: ask about our direct order from TOLIS pricing

    2U RAID Expansion module, 16TB 7200RPM HDD, expandable up to 14 total units, 3 year warranty.

     

    Rack MOD320 • Part#80614, $4899USD per unit. SPECIAL SAVINGS: ask about our direct order from TOLIS pricing

    2U RAID Expansion module, 32TB 7200RPM HDD, expandable up to 14 total units, 3 year warranty.

     

    Rack MOD800 • Part#80616 $7099USD per unit.  SPECIAL SAVINGS: ask about our direct order from TOLIS pricing

    2U RAID Expansion module, 80TB 7200RPM HDD, expandable up to 14 total units, 3 year warranty.

     

     

  • Example ArGest® Hardware Configurations

     

    Sample ArGest® Direct Attach Configurations

     

    Sample ArGest® Thunderbolt Attach Configurations

  • Thunderbolt add on options

    Thunderbolt options allow ArGest® solutions to connect to your Mac OS X Thunderbolt ready Mac Pro, iMac, Mac mini, or Laptop.

     

    In the case of the add-on Sonnet Thunderbolt chassis offered below, the Host Bus Adapter (HBA) is installed inside the Thunderbolt expansion chassis, the Thunderbolt cable goes from your Thunderbolt ready Mac to the chassis and the SAS cable attaches from the HBA to the tape device, very plug and play.  Depending on the model, one or more additional cards (such as a Red Rocket, an ATTO FastFrame etc...may be added in addition to the installed HBA).  Additional Sonnet options include a 1U Thunderbolt chassis that will take a Mac mini installed inside, and a 4U unit that will install the 2013 Mac Pro (trash can) inside for a true all rack solution.

     

    Users not requiring connectivity beyond fast disk and tape may instead select the highly portable HighPoint RS 6328 model which integrates a RocketRAID HBA allowing for RAID disk and Tape support in one unit.  Much like the Sonnet units above, the Thunderbolt cable goes from the RS 6328 to the Thunderbolt ready Mac and the SAS cable goes to the LTO tape device.  Plug and play simplicity with ultimate portability.

     

    Sonnet and HighPoint solutions are also very quiet and may be used in sound sensitive environments.

     

    For more specifics on the various Thunderbolt units, please contact TOLIS Group at 480-505-0488 or brusales@tolisgroup.com.

     

    SPECIAL SAVINGS: ask about our direct order from TOLIS pricing

     

    HighPoint RS 6328

    SE II (2-slot Desktop)

    III-D (3-slot Desktop)

    III-R (3-slot Rack)

    xMac Mini Server (Rack)

    Mac Pro (Rack)

    Part #RS6328-TG • $699USD with TOLIS Group Tape Ready Drivers

    Includes HighPoint RS 6328 and one 1M Thunderbolt cable.  3 year warranty. 
    Only the RS6328 from TOLIS Group includes the tape aware drivers for use on OS X.

     

    Part #80542-2 • $449USD

    Includes Sonnet Echo Express SE II and one 1M Thunderbolt cable.  The SE II has 2 short slots (users may use their ATTO or HighPoint with this model).  1 year warranty.

     

     

    Part #80539 • $899USD

    Includes Echo Express III-D (Desktop Model) and one 1M Thunderbolt cable.  The III-D has 3 full length slots (users may use their ATTO or HighPoint and any other card up to 3 cards in this model).  5 year warranty.

    Part #80541 • $999USD

    Includes Echo Express III-R (2U Rack Model) and one 1M Thunderbolt cable.  The III-R has 3 full length slots (users may use their ATTO or HighPoint and any other card up to 3 cards in this model).  5 year warranty.

    Part #80540 • $999USD

    Includes xMac Mini Server (1U) and Thunderbolt cable.  The xMac Mini Server is designed to have a Thunderbolt ready Mac mini installed inside.  Great solution when using a Mac mini and rack mounted tape hardware.  5 year warranty.

    Part #80700 • $1499USD

    Turn your brand new Mac Pro into a rack mounted unit.  Mac Pro is installed inside a 4U Thunderbolt rack unit.  5 year warranty.

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