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drive module, power supply and fan along with the only required tool, and supplied in a small Nanuk carry case. A purpose-designed 4U rack mount kit is also available.

SymplySpark is a portable Thunderbolt 3 shuttle RAID, designed to be used in both the studio and on location. It was developed to deliver consistently high throughput and low-latency performance, while providing users with an advanced and unique feature set; backed up with responsive and professional support. Symply says that ‘every aspect of Spark was meticulously considered’ during its design,

“Footage can be moved seamlessly… without ingress or egress fees” chassis – preventing unintentional disconnects and protecting against damage. And Spark is designed to be moved about, which is why it ships as standard in a protective Nanuk wheeled case. Symply says the single fan and power supply unit in Spark can be easily user- serviced in minutes. A spare parts kit is available – including a spare which is why the all-metal steel and aluminium build is not only robust and durable, but also makes for a light, compact and quiet eight-bay RAID. Each drive has a thumbscrew lock and is housed in a frame featuring a rear locator pin that securely locks each drive in place within the

THUNDERBOLTS ARE GO Symply prides itself on delivering personalised, expert support whenever you need it



Lyve Mobile from Seagate is a storage as a service device, offering petabyte-scale, mass-capacity edge storage and high-speed data transfer. This allows production crews to move data from the location or set to the production studio quickly and securely. A rackable, ruggedised array, Lyve has no network dependency, integrates with any cloud provider and can be used for multiple backups. This means footage can be moved seamlessly – between location and post house and without ingress or egress fees. Seagate says the device also offers post-

production technicians more flexibility and scalability, because they pay a fixed fee for the storage they need. Once a project is finished, the client will automatically know how much they have spent. The accelerated transfer speeds and devices can be operated without the need for a data wrangler.

I LIKE TO MOVE IT, MOVE IT Lyve Mobile transfers mass data sets rapidly, with up to 96TB of storage in a single array

The ARC-8050T3 32TB eight- bay Thunderbolt 3 RAID array from Areca is designed for video editors working with real-time multistream HD and 4K workflows. The eight-bay enclosure can hold 2.5in and 3.5in SAS-3 12Gb/s and SATA III 6Gb/s hard drives and solid state drives. The eight 4TB hard drives have a storage capacity of 32TB, while the back of the enclosure features two 40Gb/s Thunderbolt 3 ports to connect the enclosure to computers running macOS 10.12 or higher, or Windows 10. Once connected, there is enhanced 40Gb/s Thunderbolt 3 connectivity and the ability to daisy-chain up to six compatible peripheral devices. Additional connectivity includes one Displayport 1.2 video output for connecting a 4K/60Hz monitor.


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