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Especially for you – as media professionals from broadcasting, film and YouTube – we have put together the right storage highlights. Visit our virtual booth and let us advise you on controllers, storage media or storage systems. Our sales team looks forward to a stimulating conversation with you.


IBC 2021: Our Highlights

NVMe power for fast streaming

1U All-Flash NVMe Server

Based on the 10-bay SuperServer chassis from Supermicro, our product managers have tailored a blazing fast NVMe server. This turbo server can be flexibly adapted to any infrastructure to handle any workload.

  • 32-core AMDCPU with 128 GB RAM
  • 10 NVMe slots
  • Separate SSDs for the operating system
  • Converged-Network-Adapter as desired

The entry into a combined NAS, SAN and Cloud solution

Infortrend EonStor GS 1012S2CF

Our unified storage system for block, file and cloud access from Infortrend’s GS series offers 12 drive bays in this expansion. Its flexible interface configuration recommends it for diverse storage tasks. Note: Infortrend is giving away free data services until the end of 2021: SSD caching, automated storage tiering (2 tiers), local replication (snapshot and volume copy/mirror) and remote replication.

  • Up to 32 Gbps FC, up to 40 Gbps iSCSI and 12 Gbps SAS
  • Thin Provisioning (Block-Level)
  • Snapshots (64 per volume, 128 per system)
  • Remote replication (file level) via Rsync with 128-bit SSH encryption

TrueNAS appliance from our open source series with ZFS

NASdeluxe NDL-6804T/F

Our engineering department has designed these affordable network storage devices for various load scenarios. Its platform-independent design allows access across many protocols. For example, FreeNAS can handle SMB/CIFS, NFS, AFP, FTP, iSCSI and WebDAV. These sophisticated TrueNAS/FreeNAS servers are available from us with an excellent backup option to disk, tape and the cloud.

  • Minitower with four SFF drives
  • Any number of snapshots
  • Replication to remote systems
  • Simple creation of VMs

Universal storage for solitary workstations

Areca ARC-8050T3U-12

Especially users from the media industry, for example in audio or video editing, will appreciate the fast 12-bay storage cube. Equipped with twelve large data carriers, the Thunderbolt storage provides fast access at 40 Gbps. Since there must be no disturbing background noise in the SOHO, Areca engineers also installed an intelligent cooling system.

  • Independent of operating system (MAC, Windows, Linux)
  • 2x Thunderbolt 3 ports, compatible with USB-C (USB 3.2 Gen2/Gen1/2.0)
  • BBM support of the cache memory
  • Integrated web server

Universal storage for solitary media workstations

Areca ARC-8050T3U-4

The 40 Gbps tiny device occupies just the footprint of a horizontal LFF hard disk. In order to save space, Areca’s developers have dispensed with all attachments such as display and control elements for the mobile data storage device. We even have a model variant with external power supply and DC input. This means that the RAID system is always ready for use, even on a photo safari.

  • 2x Thunderbolt 3 ports, compatible with USB-C (USB 3.2 Gen2/Gen1/2.0)
  • Many RAID modes
  • Small footprint
  • Independent of operating system (MAC, Windows, Linux)

Portable universal storage for globetrotters

Areca ARC-8050T3U-6M

With the ARC-8050T3U-6M, very large amounts of data – such as from an SLR or video camera – can be securely and quickly outsourced to six SSDs via Thunderbolt3 while on the move. The 12-volt connection enables stable operation via battery or on-board voltage wherever no mains power is available.

  • 2x Thunderbolt 3 ports, compatible with USB-C (USB 3.2 Gen2/Gen1/2.0)
  • For 12 & 230 Volt power supply
  • LC display and control buttons on the front panel
  • Independent of operating system (MAC, Windows, Linux)

Rackmount system with Thunderbolt 3 ports for agile workgroups

Areca ARC-8050T3 SAN

The Areca ARC-8050T3 SAN (ARC-8050T3S4U-24) with its 24 LFF bays not only convinces with a huge payload data pool. Its five Thunderbolt 3 ports (maximum nine ports) network video editing workstations, composing workstations or MacBooks via Xsan at up to 40 Gbps. A space-saving Mac mini inserted in the back of the case serves as an additional server in the new network.

  • 40 Gbps Thunderbolt 3 interface
  • Simultaneous 4K In/Output
  • Provides enterprise-class data security
  • Optional flash and battery backup protection (FBM/BBM) for the cache

Long optical TB3 cables offer new possibilities

Areca TB3 cables – 5 to 50 meters

Partner Areca’s optical cables can provide entire floors or open-plan offices with 40 Gbps. This does not even require complex installation work with network sockets. This means that nothing stands in the way of networking an entire agency, media office or practice at high-speed.

  • 40 Gbps Thunderbolt 3
  • Up to 50 meters in length
  • No installation required
  • Thin and flexible cables

ARC-1886 Tri-Mode RAID Family for SAS/SATA/NVMe from Areca

Areca ARC-1886-16I

As Areca’s latest generation RAID controller, the Tri-Mode model brings a dual-core ROC processor, eight gigabytes of DDR4-2666 memory and 16 internal ports. They offer storage interfaces to 12 Gbit/s SAS and SATA as well as PCIe (NVMe) and are the ideal solution for the most performance-hungry database and IT applications.

  • x8 PCIe Gen 4.0 host interface
  • Manages up to 512 12/6/3 Gbps HDDs/SSDs via SAS expanders
  • 2x SFF-8654 x8 ports
  • Supports Windows, Linux, FreeBSD, macOS, XenServer, unRAID and VMware

Tri-mode RAID controller with 6 M.2 SSD slots onboard

Areca ARC-1886-6N2I

Superlative tri-mode RAID controller: With a 1.6 GHz dual-core ROC processor, eight gigabytes of DDR4-2666 memory and a fast PCIe 4.0 bus interface, models in this controller family are extremely efficient. As the top model, the ARC-1886-6N2I also brings six M.2 Slots with. Via preset settings, the contents of the NVMe SSDs can be swapped out to docked hard disk arrays via SAS/SATA port.

  • PCIe 4.0 host interface, x8 lanes with up to 128 Gbps
  • Manages up to 512 12/6/3 Gbps HDDs/SSDs via SAS expanders
  • Up to 24 NVMe drives via PCIe switches
  • Supports Windows, Linux, FreeBSD, macOS, XenServer, unRAID and VMware

10 GbE Dual Port 10GBASE-T Ethernet Adapter with RJ-45

ATTO FastFrame NT12

The FastFrame NT12 NIC supports lossless Ethernet (CEE), Data Center Bridging (DCB), and also provides enhanced iSCSI quality of service for reliable access. This improved iSCSI support makes FastFrame the ideal solution in various topologies.

  • 10 GbE Ethernet over Dual LC SFP+ SR with Optical Interface
  • Jumbo Frames, Flow Control and Link Aggregation
  • Virtualization with Advanced Packet Filtering and VM Load Balancing
  • Drivers for Windows, Linux RHEL & SLES, macOS, VMware ESXi, Thunderbolt

100 GbE Dual Port Ethernet Adapter in Low Profile with two QSFP28

ATTO FastFrame N312

ATTO Ethernet adapters deliver unmatched performance, industry’s lowest latency and work effectively in demanding storage ecosystems. Supporting line speeds of up to 100 GbE and latency as low as 1μs, FastFrame 3 NICs can be deployed throughout the data center.

  • Dual Channel NIC 10/25/40/50/100 GbE, Bi-Directional QSFP+ (BiDi)
  • Reduced CPU Overhead: RDMA over Converged Ethernet
  • For PCI-Express 3.0 x16, low profile format
  • Drivers for macOS, Windows, FreeBSD

Thunderbolt 3 bridge for Fibre Channel networks

ATTO ThunderLink FC 3162

Our Fibre Channel Bridge ThunderLink FC 3162 from ATTO enables a direct connection between Thunderbolt3 infrastructure with 40 Gbps (2 ports) such as notebooks and workstations to Fibre Channel networks and storages with 2x 16 Gbps. In dual-channel configurations, the 16 Gbps Fibre Channel Bridge is an ideal solution for failover and load balancing.

  • Bridge from Thunderbolt3 to 16 Gbps FC
  • Advanced Data Streaming Technology (ADS)
  • MultiPath Director improves Fibre Channel SAN efficiency
  • Supports macOS, Windows and VMware ESXi 5.5 or higher

Toshiba Cloud-Scale Capacity 18TB Nearline SAS Hard Disk Drive

Toshiba MG09 18 TB HDD

Toshiba’s MG series hard disk drives with “Flux-Control Microwave Assisted Magnetic Recording” (FC-MAMR) ensure the highest capacities through more precise focusing. After all, the LFF Enterprise HDDs are designed specifically for industrial server and storage systems in data centers and cloud infrastructures and must handle workloads of up to 550 TB per year.

  • Conventional Magnetic Recording (CMR)
  • Advanced 9-disc helium design
  • 512 MB cache
  • 5 years warranty
Toshiba 16TB

Enterprise HDDs for continuous service

Toshiba MG08 16 TB HDD

The MG08 series also uses Toshiba’s 9-disk design and offers up to 16 TB of capacity with conventional magnetic recording (CMR). The industry-standard 3.5-inch form factor (LFF) easily integrates with cloud storage infrastructures, mission-critical servers and storage, and file and object storage solutions.
The drives, sealed by laser welding technology, are also filled with helium.

  • Conventional Magnetic Recording (CMR)
  • Advanced 9-disc helium design
  • MTTF 2.5 million hours
  • 5 years warranty

General purpose SSDs with lots of NVMe power

Western Digital® Ultrastar®
DC SN640 NVMe SSD

The Ultrastar DC SN640 SSDs are made for all-day data center tasks. They are characterized by high reliability and short response times. As NVMe SSDs, they offer high performance for fast data access and efficient work with data-intensive applications. They provide the ideal storage foundation for your enterprise solutions: Virtualization, Web/File/Mail Servers, Online Transaction Processing (OLTP), and NoSQL with large read/write workloads.

  • Capacities up to 7.68 TB in U.2
  • Powerful PCIe® Gen 3
  • MTBF up to 2 million hours
  • 96-layer 3D NAND

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In 2018, Bernd Widmaier celebrated his 25th anniversary with Starline. With great experience and broad knowledge – combined with high customer orientation – he heads our sales team. However, he also contributes plenty to sales himself and frequently represents Starline externally at events. The VFB fan has an excellent knowledge of various vertical markets, such as Mac, video storage and media streaming, which earns him the exhibition booth support at the IBC in Amsterdam every year.

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