We had a phone conference with the guys from Cache-A yesterday -
Features on this new product are stunning - priced same as original price of LT03A drive.
There are several key features NOT on their website yet which include:
* Built-in searchable database – the drive remembers all of the tapes it has seen.
* Network file system with mountable volumes – our tape drives now appear as a networked hard drive via NFS, SMB, or AFP.
* 4 new interfaces – USB, Firewire, PCI ExpressCard, eSATA let you plug many new media type directly into the drive. All interfaces are not on all models.
* Automatic timed backups of select network directories.
* Cartridge spanning – allows keeping data sets of any size in 800GB multiples.
* Fully multi-user for workgroups.
* Standard TAR format so tapes can be read on any LTO-4.
* 800GB/cartridge and greater than 50MB/s transfer rates.
VERY exciting product.