Backup, Archival, and Storage Solutions for the Real World

ArGest® BRU PE Mobile Editing Disk and LTO Tape Units

INGEST, EDIT, ARCHIVE! 
High Performance Storage and LTO Archival With ArGest® Mobile Editing Disk/Tape Combo Units

If you're looking for easy to use, drag and drop archival and backup software combined with LTO tape and integrated disk storage in a single unit, look no further!

How Does the TOLIS Group ArGest® Mobile Editing Unit Solve Your Editing/Tape Archiving While on the Road Challenges?

 

The ArGest® Moble Editing units are self contained, portable solutions for editors, videographers, music production / front of house teams, photographers, and other creative professionals in the field that provide both disk storage (2TB or 4TB of SSD or 2TB, 4TB, or 8TB of HDD) and LTO-7, LTO-6 or LTO-5 tape archival / backup in an easy to use road warrior configuration - just add Mac Book Pro!

These are highly portable and affordable packages that connect via SAS or Thunderbolt for Thunderbolt-enabled Mac systems such as the Mac Book Pro.

 

With sustained media ingest speeds of over 1GB/sec (SSD systems), 500MB/sec (HDD systems), LTO-7 write speeds at 322MB/sec+ (see more details on LTO-7 speed), LTO-6 write speeds of 180MB/sec (.64TB/hour), and LTO-5 archive write speeds of 140MB/sec (.5TB/hour), using your choice of BRU PE or BRU Server software (1 client edition included), the road is no longer a dangerous place for jobs generating large amounts of data.  No more stacks of Firewire drives or long FTP sessions.  The HBAs included in the ArGest® bundles include TOLIS Group provided drivers and firmware for the best achievable speed.

Download our ArGest® Mobile Editing units datasheet.

These specially designed units are also incredibly quiet–more than 40% quieter than a standard external LTO tape drive.  Additionally, the high speed performance of both the SSD and HDD solutions, combined with their extremely quiet operation, make editing on the road a pleasure.

 

Need help deciding?  Call us at +1-480-505-0488 or email brusales@tolisgroup.com.  TOLIS Group sales techs do not work on commission, so there is no pressure to have a sales tech assist you with your decision no matter how big or small.  Ready to order?  Pick the part # desired and Buy Now! TOLIS Group accepts Visa and MasterCard.

 

ArGest® Mobile Desktop Cube SSD (2TB-4TB) and HDD (2TB-8TB) Options

ArGest® SSD 2-4TB models

ArGest® HDD 2-8TB models

 

ArGest® Mobile Editing SSD Desktop Cube

Bundle contains the following items: one TOLIS Group ArGest® Quiet Desktop Cube with one integrated LTO drive powered by HP, 2TB or 4TB SSD integrated drives, one piece LTO media, one cleaning cartridge, one HighPoint Technologies RocketRAID 4522 HBA, two 1M SAS cables, one BRU PE license, three years BRU PE software support, and 3 year hardware warranty.  Also available with BRU Server Media and Entertainment Edition for expanded software options at no additional cost.

 

ArGest® SSD20 Mobile Editing Desktop Cube

2TB high speed SSD storage

LTO-7 Model #80719 • $10,649USD SPECIAL SAVINGS: ask about our direct order from TOLIS pricing

LTO-6 Model #80578 • $9299USD SPECIAL SAVINGS: ask about our direct order from TOLIS pricing

LTO-5 Model #80543 • $8599USD SPECIAL SAVINGS: ask about our direct order from TOLIS pricing

 

 

ArGest® SSD40 Mobile Editing Desktop Cube

4TB high speed SSD storage

LTO-7 Model #80720 • $12,349USD SPECIAL SAVINGS: ask about our direct order from TOLIS pricing

LTO-6 Model #80579 • $10,999USD SPECIAL SAVINGS: ask about our direct order from TOLIS pricing

LTO-5 Model #80544 • $10,188USD SPECIAL SAVINGS: ask about our direct order from TOLIS pricing

 

 

Thunderbolt Ready

ArGest® Mobile Editing Unit Thunderbolt connectivity available from +$100USD

 

ArGest® Mobile Editing HDD Desktop Cube

Bundle contains the following items: one TOLIS Group ArGest® Quiet Desktop Cube with one integrated LTO drive powered by HP, 2TB, 4TB, or 8TB HDD integrated drives, one piece LTO media, one cleaning cartridge, one HighPoint Technologies RocketRAID 4522 HBA, two 1M SAS cables, one BRU PE license, three years BRU PE software support, and 3 year hardware warranty.  Also available with BRU Server Media and Entertainment Edition for expanded software options at no additional cost.

 

ArGest® HDD20 Mobile Editing Desktop Cube

2TB high speed HDD storage

LTO-7 Model #80721 • $7749USD SPECIAL SAVINGS: ask about our direct order from TOLIS pricing

LTO-6 Model #80580 • $6399USD SPECIAL SAVINGS: ask about our direct order from TOLIS pricing

LTO-5 Model #80545 • $5599USD SPECIAL SAVINGS: ask about our direct order from TOLIS pricing

 

 

LTO-6 ArGest® HDD40 Mobile Editing Desktop Cube

4TB high speed HDD storage

LTO-7 Model #80722 • $8049USD SPECIAL SAVINGS: ask about our direct order from TOLIS pricing

LTO-6 Model #80581 • $6699USD SPECIAL SAVINGS: ask about our direct order from TOLIS pricing

LTO-5 Model #80546 • $5899USD SPECIAL SAVINGS: ask about our direct order from TOLIS pricing

 

 

LTO-6 ArGest® HDD80 Mobile Editing Desktop Cube

8TB high speed HDD storage

LTO-7 Model #80723 • $8549USD SPECIAL SAVINGS: ask about our direct order from TOLIS pricing

LTO-6 Model #80582 • $7199USD SPECIAL SAVINGS: ask about our direct order from TOLIS pricing

LTO-5 Model #80547 • $6399USD SPECIAL SAVINGS: ask about our direct order from TOLIS pricing

 

 

Thunderbolt Ready

ArGest® Mobile Editing Unit Thunderbolt connectivity available from +$100USD

ArGest® Mobile 1U Rack SSD (2TB-4TB) and HDD (2TB-8TB) Options

ArGest® SSD 2-4TB models

ArGest® HDD 2-8TB models

 

ArGest® Mobile Editing SSD 1U Rack

Bundle contains the following items: one TOLIS Group ArGest® Quiet 1U rack with one integrated LTO drive powered by HP, 2TB or 4TB SSD integrated drives, one piece LTO media, one cleaning cartridge, one HighPoint Technologies RocketRAID 4522 HBA, two 1M SAS cables, one BRU PE license, three years BRU PE software support, and 3 year hardware warranty.  Also available with BRU Server Media and Entertainment Edition for expanded software options at no additional cost.

 

 

 

 

 

 

ArGest® SSD20 Mobile Editing 1U Rack

2TB high speed SSD storage

LTO-7 Model #80724 • $10,749USD SPECIAL SAVINGS: ask about our direct order from TOLIS pricing

LTO-6 Model #80584 • $9399USD SPECIAL SAVINGS: ask about our direct order from TOLIS pricing

LTO-5 Model #80550 • $8599USD SPECIAL SAVINGS: ask about our direct order from TOLIS pricing

 

 

ArGest® SSD40 Mobile Editing 1U Rack

4TB high speed SSD storage

LTO-7 Model #80725 • $12,449USD SPECIAL SAVINGS: ask about our direct order from TOLIS pricing

LTO-6 Model #80585 • $11,099USD SPECIAL SAVINGS: ask about our direct order from TOLIS pricing

LTO-5 Model #80551 • $10,299USD SPECIAL SAVINGS: ask about our direct order from TOLIS pricing

 

 

Thunderbolt Ready

ArGest® Mobile Editing Unit Thunderbolt connectivity available from +$100USD

 

ArGest® Mobile Editing HDD 1U Rack

Bundle contains the following items: one TOLIS Group ArGest® Quiet 1U rack with one integrated LTO drive powered by HP, 2TB, 4TB, or 8TB HDD integrated drives, one piece LTO media, one cleaning cartridge, one HighPoint Technologies RocketRAID 4522 HBA, two 1M SAS cables, one BRU PE license, three years BRU PE software support, and 3 year hardware warranty.  Also available with BRU Server Media and Entertainment Edition for expanded software options at no additional cost.

 

 

 

 

 

Thunderbolt Ready

ArGest® Mobile Editing Unit Thunderbolt connectivity available from +$100USD

 

ArGest® HDD20 Mobile Editing 1U Rack

2TB high speed HDD storage

LTO-7 Model #80726 • $7849USD SPECIAL SAVINGS: ask about our direct order from TOLIS pricing

LTO-6 Model #80586 • $6499USD SPECIAL SAVINGS: ask about our direct order from TOLIS pricing

LTO-5 Model #80522 • $5699USD SPECIAL SAVINGS: ask about our direct order from TOLIS pricing

 

 

ArGest® HDD40 Mobile Editing 1U Rack

4TB high speed HDD storage

LTO-7 Model #80727 • $8149USD SPECIAL SAVINGS: ask about our direct order from TOLIS pricing

LTO-6 Model #80587 • $6799USD SPECIAL SAVINGS: ask about our direct order from TOLIS pricing

LTO-5 Model #80553 • $5999USD SPECIAL SAVINGS: ask about our direct order from TOLIS pricing

 

ArGest® HDD80 Mobile Editing 1U Rack

8TB high speed HDD storage

LTO-7 Model #80728 • $8629USD SPECIAL SAVINGS: ask about our direct order from TOLIS pricing

LTO-6 Model #80588 • $7279USD SPECIAL SAVINGS: ask about our direct order from TOLIS pricing

LTO-5 Model #80554 • $6499USD SPECIAL SAVINGS: ask about our direct order from TOLIS pricing

 

 

 

Thunderbolt Add-on Options

Thunderbolt options allow LTO tape solutions to connect to your Mac OS X Thunderbolt ready Mac Pro, iMac, Mac mini, or Laptop.

 

In the case of the add-on Sonnet Thunderbolt chassis offered below, the Host Bus Adapter (HBA) is installed inside the Thunderbolt expansion chassis, the Thunderbolt cable goes from your Thunderbolt ready Mac to the chassis and the SAS cable attaches from the HBA to the tape device, very plug and play.  Depending on the model, one or more additional cards (such as a Red Rocket, an ATTO FastFrame etc...may be added in addition to the installed HBA).  Additional Sonnet options include a 1U Thunderbolt chassis that will take a Mac mini installed inside, and a 4U unit that will install the 2013 Mac Pro (trash can) inside for a true all rack solution.

 

Users not requiring connectivity beyond fast disk and tape may instead select the highly portable HighPoint RS 6328 model which integrates a RocketRAID HBA allowing for RAID disk and Tape support in one unit.  Much like the Sonnet units above, the Thunderbolt cable goes from the RS 6328 to the Thunderbolt ready Mac and the SAS cable goes to the LTO tape device.  Plug and play simplicity with ultimate portability.

 

Sonnet and HighPoint solutions are also very quiet and may be used in sound sensitive environments.

 

For more specifics on the various Thunderbolt units, please contact TOLIS Group at 480-505-0488 or brusales@tolisgroup.com.

Add on Thunderbolt Chassis Options

HighPoint RS 6328

SE II (2-slot Desktop)

III-D (3-slot Desktop)

III-R (3-slot Rack)

xMac Mini Server (Rack)

Mac Pro (Rack)

Part #RS6328-TG • $699USD

Includes HighPoint RS 6328 and one 1M Thunderbolt cable.  3 year warranty. 
Customers please note the low cost RS6328L model that is available from other sources does NOT support tape, you cannot use the RS6328L model with tape.

 

Users adding the RS 6328 to a new TOLIS Group bundle order:
Remove the included RocketRAID 2722 or 4522 in the case of LTO-7 (as it is not needed) from the bundle and add +$300USD instead of the full price $699USD.

 

Part #80542-2 • $449USD

Includes Sonnet Echo Express SE II and one 1M Thunderbolt cable.  The SE II has 2 short slots (users may use their ATTO or HighPoint with this model).  1 year warranty.

 

 

Part #80539 • $899USD

Includes Echo Express III-D (Desktop Model) and one 1M Thunderbolt cable.  The III-D has 3 full length slots (users may use their ATTO or HighPoint and any other card up to 3 cards in this model).  5 year warranty.

Part #80541 • $999USD

Includes Echo Express III-R (2U Rack Model) and one 1M Thunderbolt cable.  The III-R has 3 full length slots (users may use their ATTO or HighPoint and any other card up to 3 cards in this model).  5 year warranty.

Part #80540 • $999USD

Includes xMac Mini Server (1U) and Thunderbolt cable.  The xMac Mini Server is designed to have a Thunderbolt ready Mac mini installed inside.  Great solution when using a Mac mini and rack mounted tape hardware.  5 year warranty.

Part #80700 • $1499USD

Turn your brand new Mac Pro into a rack mounted unit.  Mac Pro is installed inside a 4U Thunderbolt rack unit.  5 year warranty.

Speed Test Results

 

Yep, it's THAT fast!

 

Sustained media ingest speeds of over 1GB/sec (SSD systems), 500MB/sec (HDD systems), LTO-7 speed at 322MB/sec+ (see more details about LTO-7 speed), LTO-6 write speeds of 180MB/sec (.64TB/hour), and LTO-5 archive write speeds of 140MB/sec (.5TB/hour) using your choice of BRU Producer's Edition or BRU Server software (included).

 

 

 

Example ArGest® Hardware Configurations

 

Sample ArGest® Direct Attach Configurations

 

Sample ArGest® Thunderbolt Attach Configurations