GB Labs will be launching Space SSD at IBC 2011 (Hall 7 JI5B) – the first SSD (solid state drive) networked storage for video editing. Part of GB Labs’ Space family
, Space SSD offers broadcasters and post production companies SSD storage that is more than 30 times faster than traditional spinning disk storage.
Space SSD will be the only shared storage system that allows online editing of 2K and 4K DPX files in a shared environment. A key benefit is speed, delivering over 3000MB/sec which manages the equivalent of 9 streams of 2K DPX, 900 streams of HDV, 146 streams of Pro-Res 4.2.2 or 30 streams of uncompressed HD.
In conjunction with Space SSD, GB Labs’ new Space file transfer software allows users to easily and quickly move data to larger, cost-effective storage such as Space 48TB. The key benefit of SSD technology is to provide fast IOPs (Input/Output Operations Per Second) to simultaneously read and write operations without degrading performance.
Dominic Harland, director, GB Labs said: “We understand that broadcasters aren’t likely to go completely SSD but some editing tasks do require high performance storage that spinning disks can’t match. We’ve provided a complimentary set of products which efficiently use high performance SDDs and larger capacity, lower cost storage. It allows editors to move large quantities of data efficiently between their storage without worry.”
He added: “We’ve designed Space SSD to offer a very high performance shareable work area that can be used to deal with demanding codecs at high speed such as 2k and 4k and 3D / HD content. Broadcasters often find it hard to get the performance they require using RAID units. Our testing shows it blows spinning disks out of the water in terms of performance.”
GB Labs’ Space product range was created to satisfy the needs of the storage-hungry, performance-critical video-editing industry. Since their launch at IBC 2009, Space modules have been used all over the world, including at the FIA GT1 World Championship and by Tho">The Space range is designed to handle storage for businesses of all sizes. The range goes from the highly portable Mini Space in 4TB and 8TB capacities, to the scalable enterprise-class Space in building blocks of 16TB, 32TB and 48TB.
Notes to editor:
Space SSD delivers 3000MB/sec from a compact 2U chassis, with high IOPs (Input/Output Operations Per Second). With new Space file transfer software a Space SSD can exchange data with other Space units at up to 1000MB/sec.
Unlike traditional hard disk storage systems, Space SSD is highly resilient to simultaneous reads and writes. With latest generation SSD disks and ‘Wear Leveling’ technology the internal RAID protected SSD disks offers long and reliable lifecycle with data protection.
About GB Labs
GB Labs have been bringing leading storage and archiving products to the market since 2000. Its Space family of high performance central storage products fills a niche in the market for fast and easy to use storage, in even the most demanding environments. Space offers cross-platform, scalable non- proprietary hardware that doesn’t require licenses to customers including BBC Archives and Reuters.
With over a decade of experience in post-production solutions, GB Labs understand video and the likes of Apple Final Cut Pro, Avid Media Composer, Adobe Premiere and Grass Valley Edius inside and out – and how to make them work in harmony. Space was developed after extensive research and work in the post-production, education, military, medical research and broadcast markets, and it has been tested under the most demanding conditions.