Imagine Products have partnered with StorageDNA to create one of the most agile archiving solutions; myLTOdna
myLTOdna for Mac software takes advantage of the Linear File Transfer System (LTFS) developed by IBM to present LTO tapes in a fashion similar to hard disks and other type storage volumes. Combining the scalability of archiving and the simplicity of random access to the LTO world.
Leveraging off of StorageDNA's hyperTAPE, myLTOdna reads, writes and trains LTO tapes to behave like hard drives and eliminates the seek and restore time providing immediate access to functions like transcoding, quality control and ingest. Tapes can be mounted and used more like a hard drive by video applications.
With myLTOdna from Imagine Products you can streamline your workflow. Write directly to tape and use that tape as the source for production editing. With content already on tape there's no need to archive when the project's complete - it's already on LTO!
DNA Write Mode is designed to turn tape into a high performance, streaming write device. Data is written directly to tape, without any disk caching for high performance workflows.
DNA Training Mode is used to develop a RAD file with access instructions for media files on the tape. You may train a tape by running a target application and opening each media file, or automate the process using Prime Transcoder application, also from Imagine Products in conjunction with myLTOdna.
This "Auto-Train Mode" quickly analyses all media files on the tape to create a RAD file specific to that tape's contents.
DNA Read Mode is designed to immediately provide the file information your video application needs without the overhead of cuing and restoring the files to disk.
In myLTOdna, select 'DNA Read Mode' then mount the tape. The result is random access behaviour from a linear tape.