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Tape archiving has been blighted by slow transfer speeds and the inability to share drives over networks.

VAULT changes all that. Developed for central archives, the VAULT multi-drive LTO-7 / LTO-8 system can write and read data from any or all drives simultaneously at an astonishing 1440MB/s (LTO-8). VAULT is capable of reading and writing from any attached SMB server, for a workflow that is far more efficient than drives tethered to a single dedicated computer.

All GB Labs LTO systems include our LTO Manager fully featured archiving software for backup and archiving tasks. The interface for the software is a web GUI that allows users and administrators to write TAR files to tape sets or even format the tapes as LTFS. All operations can be completed using the software and data can be pulled seamlessly from any GB Labs system.

Uniquely the system also allows users to mount LTFS tapes on their desktops through the network. You can then interact with the tapes much like any other removable media (USB, FireWire drives etc.)

The software logs all activity and catalogues the contents of each tape and any additional meta data. This means that the entire catalogue can be searched intelligently, and retrieval of data is fast and straightforward, using flashback video previews to create archive material.

  • Easy to use intuitive interface with Snapshot Backup and Archive

  • HyperWrite TAR engine writing media of any size at full speed

  • LTFS support for media delivery including MHL ingest

  • Seamless integration into GB Labs ecosystem with direct network write/restore.

Rack Based Archiving

Simple, network attached, high-speed archiving solution. Easy-to-use interface with GB Labs’ powerful CORE.4 software brings HyperWrite technology that reads / writes from LTO-6, LTO-7 or LTO-8 at up to 360MB/s.

Ideal for Disaster Recovery, Long-term Media Archiving, Project based work flows and Backup and Restore.

LTO Manager

Streamline your archive workflow.

The LTO Manager and FlashBack for VAULT makes it easier for users to preview their archived footage and find the exact film and clips they’re looking for, with minimal effort - saving time and money. Created to provide customers with an updated interface, an updated VAULT platform, and a larger range of features to help improve and manage backup and archive workflows. These updates also come complete with the much desired: Tape encryption, Autoloader support and FlashBack tools.

LTO Manager with Flashback

FlashBack is an innovative way of being able to preview the files that are being written to the tape; enriching users’ search and browse experience.

FlashBack for VAULT makes it easier for users to preview archived footage and find the exact film and clips they’re looking for with minimal effort - saving time and money.

When media is on the tape, we cannot preview files straight from the tape (especially when the tape is not in the drive), so we take a small clip from the file and generate a thumbnail preview of various points throughout.


Demand your LTO system uses HyperWrite!

GB Labs developed the HyperWrite technology to significantly reduce the time it takes to write to tape, while extending the life of your LTO tape and drive.

Typical LTO systems pause after each file is written without optimisation. This means that typical LTO systems can take all day to finish a single job. By using HyperWrite, GB Labs crushes long write times by writing at native LTO speeds of up to 360MB/s even with small files. By intelligently optimising how we write to tape, there is a massive reduction in the wear to the LTO tape itself as well as the drive.

If you need a truly professional and safe system to use in your archiving process, HyperWrite is the only choice.

Use Cases

Post-Production and Broadcast

4K and 8K production sizes and growing demands for content are driving post-production and broadcast operations to the edge of current systems. GB Labs is here to help with a professional LTO system to archive your critical assets while prolonging the life of your tapes and drives in a way that no other system can.

Video and Ad Agencies

As agencies adapt to an ever increasing digital market, storage demands are skyrocketing. The need for a complete intelligent way to archive client projects is critical to the bottom line. GB Labs science extends the life of your tapes and drives while significantly reducing the time it takes to archive projects to tape. 

Print and Design

Print and Design companies are developing large libraries of client material that needs to be safeguarded for future use as well as expanding into the use and integration of video to maintain a competitive edge. Lean IT resources need solid professional solutions to get the job done with out fail. EasyLTO delivers when others fail.

Education and Training

Daily and weekly seminars and training videos can require as much storage and horsepower as producing a major movie.  An archive strategy for your ongoing footage is critical. Storing your projects on hard drives sitting in a cabinet will result in losing your data since these drives need to be spun up regularly or they fail. LTO tape has a 30 year lifetime.

YouTube and Promotion

All promotion today leads to YouTube and other online venues that demand fresh content and you are here to give it to them. All that video needs a place to be ingested and saved. LTO technology is the perfect solution for protection of raw footage but only EasyLTO gives you a professional turnkey backup and archive solution.

Medical and Research

Critical scientific and medical research is being captured every day and recorded to help document medical procedures, new innovations and train future doctors and scientists. EasyLTO is designed to make the implementation of a professional archiving strategy possible for all levels of expertise.

GB Labs solutions power the high performance workflows of a wide range of customers...

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