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Small Tree Announces TitaniumZ Shared Storage for Editors

Supports from 16 to 144 Simultaneous ProRes 422 Streams

Small Tree is shipping the new GraniteSTOR TitaniumZ line of shared storage devices designed for video editing environments. Available in five-, eight-, or 16-drive versions, the system can be configured to support up to 20 editorial clients over 10 GigE or 24 clients on GigE ports, with raw storage capacity starting at 10 TB and scaling to 1 PB.

"TitaniumZ makes use of high-performance 6Gb SATA drives and ZFS file system technology to deliver maximum real-time bandwidth," said Small Tree CTO Steve Modica in a prepared statement. "Using its browser-based GUI, TitaniumZ can be managed from anywhere with an Internet connection."

The TitaniumZ can be configured with anywhere from five to 144 drives, and the company says it supports up to 144 concurrent ProRes 422 streams in its high-end configuration. Small Tree said the system targets both large and small facilities, with support for multiple protocols, including AFP, SMB, NFS, and iSCSI, and editing platforms — Adobe Creative Suite, Avid Media Composer and Pro Tools, Apple Final Cut Pro 7 and X, and Autodesk Smoke.

Format Bandwidth (MB/sec) Stream Counts
DVCPRO HD 16.2 19
ProRes 422 20.6 16
ProRes 422 HQ 30.9 11
ProRes 4444 41.0 8
Format Bandwidth (MB/sec) Stream Counts
DVCPRO HD 16.2 56
ProRes 422 20.6 48
ProRes 422 HQ 30.9 36
ProRes 4444 41.0 26
Uncompressed 1080i 60 165.0 8

Source: Small Tree Communications 

TItaniumZ systems also ship with Flavoursys Mint project-sharing software for Media Composer, with options for a four-seat or eight-seat license.

The TitaniumZ-5, available in 10 TB, 15 TB, and 20 TB configurations, starts at $7428. On the high end, the TitaniumZ-16 (pictured at the top of this page), with space for 16 drives, starts at $21,835.

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  • ThugAim

    …Actually sounds nice….