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SMB data storage briefs: Tandberg Data introduces LTO-5 Half Height tape drives

This week's SMB data storage news in brief: Tandberg Data introduces LTO-5 Half Height tape drives; Data Deposit Box launches cloud storage service for SMBs and more.

The following is a compilation of the latest small- to medium-sized business (SMB) data storage technology news.

Tandberg Data introduces LTO-5 Half Height tape drives for SMBs

Tandberg Data announced the availability of its new product, the LTO-5 Half Height (HH) tape drives, designed specifically for the SMB market.

Features of the LTO-5 HH include AES 256-bit data encryption, compatibility with LTO-4 and read compatibility with LTO-3, 6 GB SAS or 8 GB Fibre Channel (FC) connectivity, LTO write once, read many (WORM) and partitioning. Tandberg claims it can also back up 3 TB of data in fewer than three hours.

The Tandberg Data LTO-5 HH is available now at a starting price of $2,995.

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Data Deposit Box launches cloud storage service for SMBs

Data Deposit Box announced the launch of KineticD, a cloud storage service aimed at SMBs. With KineticD, SMBs can continuously back up, restore, access and share their data online from any location. KineticD comes with two main features, KineticSecure for security and encryption, and KineticExtend for sharing and accessing information. KineticD is available for a monthly fee of $2 per GB with unlimited users and computers.

Xiotech launches new high-performance NAS product

Xiotech Corp. launched a new network-attached storage (NAS) product which pairs Xiotech's Intelligent Storage Element (ISE) blades with Symantec's FileStore product. According to Xiotech, the pairing will allow cloud service providers and data storage users to have a file-based data management system with high performance, protection and scalability.

SpectSoft selects LSI3ware RAID controller cards for its disk drive-based video production apps

LSI Corp. announced that SpectSoft selected its LSI 3ware 6 GB/s SATA and SAS RAID controller cards for its Rave 4.0 disk drive-based video production appliances.

Rave is a video production product that is based on the Linux platform. According to LSI Corp, by using the LSI 3ware RAID controller cards, users can more easily access video data frames.

Infortrend announces EonStor DS 6 GB/s SAS series

Infortrend announced the availability of the new EonStor DS 8 GB/sec Fibre Channel (FC) to 6 GB/sec SAS series. According to Infortrend, the EonStor DS models come with choices of 8 GBps FC, 4 GBps and 1 GBE iSCSI. Other options include 3 GBps SAS or SATA. The EonStor DS models are powered by Infortrend's RAID engine and works to provide high transfer rates to support server virtualization, data backups and video streaming. The newer EonStor DS models are also backwards compatible, so they will support older 3 GBps SAS models.

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