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ArGest® BRU PE Mobile Editing Disk and LTO Tape Units

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

 

If you're looking for easy to use, drag and drop archival and backup software combined with LTO tape and integrated disk storage in a single unit, look no further!

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) with 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