Accusys to Unveil 12-bay Thunderbolt 3 Storage Solution

Accusys Storage Ltd. today announced that it will be launching its latest addition to its innovative Thunderbolt 3 shareable storage product line (T-share), the A12T3-Share at NAB 2016. The 12-bay tower storage unit offers four Thunderbolt 3 ports allowing connection to four clients which are able to simultaneously edit, transfer and share data at unprecedented speeds. Using 10 TB HDD, the A12T3-Share can reach a storage capacity of 120 TB and this can be expanded to 480 TB.
A12T3-Share at NAB 2016
“For media professionals, content creators, gamers, or anyone that works with 4K content, Thunderbolt 3 can offer a faster and simpler experience,” said Jason Ziller, Director of Thunderbolt Marketing, Intel. “By utilizing Thunderbolt 3, the latest T-share device from Accusys is able to couple high-performance with large capacity offering users a robust storage solution.”

The A12T3-Share takes the original Thunderbolt interface and transforms it into a more flexible Thunderbolt storage network and eliminates the high costs of Fibre Channel SAN or 10 Gigabit Ethernet. Users can configure the A12T3-Share as a Storage Area Network (SAN) storage pool when integrated with SAN software, or partition the storage array into several storage volumes and benefit from the high performance Thunderbolt 3 ports as direct attached storage with immense capacity.

The demand for reliable, high speed storage solutions in the video and post-production industry has grown exponentially with the advancements in the video and film industry,” said SuSyan Huang, CEO of Accusys storage Ltd. With The T-share series, creative media professionals are able to utilize high capacity storage with Thunderbolt 3 to increase work efficiency and productivity in the evolving video production environment.”

T-Share Expansion
The new T-Share Expansion feature allows users to pair two A12T3-Share devices, doubling the available Thunderbolt 3 ports to eight. Each port provides rapid transfer speeds and allows large workgroups to simultaneously collaborate on projects with extreme workflow efficiency.

T-Share Expansion works by pairing two A12T3-Share devices through connection of PCIe 3.0 ports with a standard PCIe cable. Further expansion can be implemented to increase available capacity by connecting mini-SAS HD cables to A12S3-PS DAS devices. Up to eight devices can be connected (three per each A12T3-Share) allowing storage capacity of up to a staggering 960 terabytes.