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PMD Magnetics
Backup & Archive Solutions

PMD Magnetics
Backup & Archive Solutions

Symply LTO Tape Drives
Symply LTO Tape Drives

Symply LTO

Symply took a long hard look at the state of the backup archive market, and compared it to what users were asking for in affordable, rugged personal desktop and rack mounted systems. They saw a major gap in the market and knew that a number of important pieces were needed to make daily use easier, faster, and better. LTO technology was the right choice to start with, but everything else needed to be a ground up effort.

The result is a integrated family of LTO backup and archive products built with users in mind. From desktop SAS and Thunderbolt-enabled tools to full rack-mounted systems, Symply's line-up of LTO products offers a unique take on the world of long term storage.

LTO SAS Tape Drive
LTO SAS Tape Drive

Symply's stand-alone LTO SAS tape drive delivers an affordable environmentally friendly solution that businesses can rely on for backup and archiving of data. All SymplyLTO SAS drives are fully compatible with Linear Tape File System (LTFS) software that enables a familiar drag and drop interface, allowing users to move files to tape storage in the same as they would with a conventional hard drive solution. LTFS can also reduce the need for specialist backup/archive software, allowing different users to easily interchange data on Mac, Windows, and Linux operating systems.

SymplyLTO SAS Data Sheet

Each SymplyLTO SAS desktop utilizes a robust and stylish metal alloy enclosure. And it’s not only rugged – it's compact and full featured. With a whisper-quiet fan and premium power supply, SymplyLTO SAS is designed for years of trouble-free service. Configurations are available to meet every need and budget from single and dual half height LTO-7 and LTO-8 drives, to the latest full height LTO-9 drives with 18TB raw capacity and read/write speeds up to 400MB/s native. The dual drive desktop design features Symply CableLess technology, allowing for the easy removal of LTO drives, making them highly serviceable and upgradeable.

While SymplyLTO SAS hardware is a step above, the included feature rich SymplyATOM (Advanced Tape Operations and Management) software makes operation and maintenance easy. SymplyLTO SAS systems are also compatible with popular backup and archive utilities for macOS and Windows including YoYotta LTFS, Hedge Canister, Xendata, Tiger Technology Bridge, Retrospect, Archiware P5 and other leading software applications.

PRO LTO Tape Drive
PRO LTO Tape Drive

Until now most LTO tape products were repurposed IT systems or design-compromised. With the introduction of SymplyPRO LTO that's changed. SymplyPRO LTO was designed with creatives in mind. Comprising space-effective single desktop designs and innovative dual-drive desktop systems featuring Symply CableLess technology, making them highly serviceable and upgradeable, SymplyPRO LTO delivers more.

SymplyPRO LTO Data Sheet

SymplyPRO LTO XTH Data Sheet

SymplyPRO LTO XTF Data Sheet

Each SymplyPRO LTO desktop utilizes a robust and stylish metal alloy enclosure. And it’s not only rugged – it's compact and full featured. With a whisper-quiet fan and premium power supply, SymplyPRO LTO is designed for years of trouble-free service. The desktop systems include two Thunderbolt 3 ports for daisy chaining, and fast device charging. They also include a SAS expansion port and SAS host connectivity port in case you need to connected other SAS devices to your Thunderbolt-equipped computer, or use it with a non-Thunderbolt workstation.

All SymplyPRO LTO configurations feature Linear Tape File System (LTFS) support. Allowing simple drag and drop file operation similar to a conventional hard drive. LTFS can reduce the need for backup or archive software, and allows users to easily interchange data using LTO cartridges or copying data to and from hard drives or SSDs.

Configurations are available to meet every need and budget from single and dual half height LTO-7 and LTO-8 drives, to the latest full height LTO-9 drives with 18TB raw capacity and read/write speeds up to 400MB/s native.

While SymplyPRO LTO hardware is a step above, the included feature rich SymplyATOM (Advanced Tape Operations and Management) software makes operation and maintenance easy. SymplyPRO LTO systems are also compatible with popular backup and archive utilities for macOS and Windows including YoYotta LTFS, Hedge Canister, Xendata, Tiger Technology Bridge, Retrospect and Archiware P5.

Whether you are a media professional working on-set production, post production, VFX, independent filmmaking, in-house creative, photography, or education, SymplyPRO LTO should be your go-to tape storage.

DIT LTO Tape Drive
DIT LTO Tape Drive

SymplyDIT LTO is based on the advanced desktop SymplyPRO LTO product line featuring a rugged metal alloy enclosure, whisper-quiet fan, and premium power supply. Symply then added multi-access technology that combines docking support for Atomos media along with any 2.5” SSD for fast all-in-one DIT operations.

Unlike others, this is not a repurposed LTO DIT system or a highly design-compromised tape product. The SymplyDIT LTO was designed by working with media professionals and hearing their needs and wants. Symply took what they asked for, added high-quality components, and SymplyDIT LTO was born.

SymplyDIT LTO Data Sheet

SymplyDIT LTO XTH Data Sheet

SymplyDIT LTO XTF Data Sheet

Each SymplyDIT LTO system includes two Thunderbolt 3 ports for daisy chaining, and fast device charging. They also include a SAS expansion port and SAS host connectivity port in case you need to connected other SAS devices to your Thunderbolt-equipped computer, or use it with a non-Thunderbolt workstation

All SymplyDIT LTO configurations feature Linear Tape File System (LTFS) support. Allowing simple drag and drop file operation similar to a conventional hard drive. LTFS can reduce the need for backup or archive software, and allows users to easily interchange data using LTO cartridges or copying data to and from hard drives or SSDs.

Configurations are available with LTO-7 and LTO-8 half-height drives, and now the latest full height LTO-9 drive with native 18TB raw capacity and read/write speeds of up to 400MB/s. A perfect match for offloading camera cards and SSDs.

SymplyDIT LTO includes the feature rich SymplyATOM (Advanced Tape Operations and Management) software that makes operation and maintenance easy. SymplyDIT LTO systems are also compatible with popular backup and archive utilities for macOS and Windows including YoYotta LTFS, Hedge Canister, Xendata, Tiger Technology Bridge, Retrospect and Archiware P5.

LTO SAS Rackmount Tape Drive
LTO SAS Rackmount Tape Drive

SymplyLTO Rackmount SAS tape drives delivers an affordable environmentally friendly solution that businesses can rely on for backup and archiving of data. All SymplyLTO Rackmount SAS drives are fully compatible with Linear Tape File System (LTFS) software that enables a familiar drag and drop interface, allowing users to move files to tape storage in the same as they would with a conventional hard drive solution. LTFS can also reduce the need for specialist backup/archive software, allowing different users to easily interchange data on Mac, Windows, and Linux operating systems.

Each SymplyLTO Rackmount SAS utilizes a robust and stylish metal alloy enclosure with rack-kit. And it’s not only rugged – it's compact and full featured. With a dual fans and premium power supply, SymplyLTO Rackmount SAS is designed for years of trouble-free service. Configurations are available to meet every need and budget from single and dual half height LTO-7 and LTO-8 drives, to the latest full height LTO-9 drives with 18TB raw capacity and read/write speeds up to 400MB/s native. The SymplyLTO Rackmount SAS design features Symply CableLess technology, allowing for the easy removal of LTO drives, making them highly serviceable and upgradeable.

While SymplyLTO Rackmount SAS hardware is a step above, the included feature rich SymplyATOM (Advanced Tape Operations and Management) software makes operation and maintenance easy. SymplyLTO SAS systems are also compatible with popular backup and archive utilities for macOS and Windows including YoYotta LTFS, Hedge Canister, Xendata, Tiger Technology Bridge, Retrospect, Archiware P5 and other leading software applications.

Features and Benefits

  • 1RU and 2RU single and dual drive options for maximum configurations
  • LTO-7 and LTO-8 half-height, and LTO-9 full-height configurations to meet every user need
  • Advanced metal alloy enclosure with dual fan and premium power supply for unmatched reliability
  • SymplyATOM management and operations software is included with every system for simplified common management tasks and complete easy maintenance
  • Supports LTFS and AES 256-bit encryption
  • Data and Cleaning Cartridge included
  • 2m SAS cable included
  • Kensington Lock
  • Optional impact resistant carry case for LTO modules
  • All products have a standard three year warranty with option upgrade to five years

Technical Specifications

PRO LTO Rackmount Tape Drive
PRO LTO Rackmount Tape Drive

Until now most LTO tape products were repurposed IT systems or design-compromised. With the introduction of SymplyPRO LTO Rackmount Thunderbolt 3 products, that’s changed. SymplyPRO LTO Rackmount was designed with creatives in mind. Comprising 1RU and 2RU innovative single and dual drive designs featuring Symply CableLess technology, making them highly serviceable and upgradeable, SymplyPRO LTO Rackmount delivers more.

SymplyPRO LTO 1U Rack Data Sheet

SymplyPRO LTO 2U Rack Data Sheet

Each SymplyPRO LTO Rackmount utilizes a robust and stylish metal alloy enclosure with dual fans for optimum cooling and premium power supply, it's designed for years of trouble-free service. The Rackmount systems include two Thunderbolt 3 ports for daisy chaining, and fast device charging. They also include a SAS expansion port and SAS host connectivity port in case you need to connected other SAS devices to your Thunderbolt-equipped computer, or use it with a non-Thunderbolt workstation.

All SymplyPRO LTO Rackmount configurations feature Linear Tape File System (LTFS) support. Allowing simple drag and drop file operation similar to a conventional hard drive. LTFS can reduce the need for backup or archive software, and allows users to easily interchange data using LTO cartridges or copying data to and from hard drives or SSDs.

Configurations are available to meet every need and budget from single and dual half height LTO-7 and LTO-8 drives, to the latest full height LTO-9 drives with 18TB raw capacity and read/write speeds up to 400MB/s native. With the SymplyCabless design both the half-height and full-height drives can be removed from transportation and/or storage in optional Symply impact resistant cases.

While SymplyPRO LTO Rackmount hardware is a step above, the included feature rich SymplyATOM (Advanced Tape Operations and Management) software makes operation and maintenance easy. SymplyPRO LTO Rackmount systems are also compatible with popular backup and archive utilities for macOS and Windows including YoYotta LTFS, Hedge Canister, Xendata, Tiger Technology Bridge, Retrospect and Archiware P5.

Whether you are a media professional working on-set production, post production, VFX, independent filmmaking, in-house creative, photography, or education, SymplyPRO LTO Rackmount should be your go-to tape storage.