Going Tapeless with Tape for Video Professionals

P5 Archive + LTO Tape: Make Space, Take Control

Advantages of the solution

  • Browse Media with Previews/Proxies
  • Search Metadata in configurable catalogue
  • One Solution for all Platforms
  • User Restore
  • Long-term storage, certified for 30 years
  • Parallelization for speed and scalability
  • Tape cloning for maximum security, off-site storage
  • Combine with P5 Backup for daily server backup

Archive to LTO Tape

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High performance storage is always scarce. Archiving creates space, reduces the risk of data loss and avoids the hassle of constantly having to increase storage. Archiving also reduces the cost of storage since tape offers the lowest cost per TB of any medium. Archiving keeps all completed productions in one place. Browse and search anything anytime.

Every Mac with Thunderbolt™ can now be connected to FibreChannel devices using SANlink by Promise.

Tandberg Data is the worlds first and only manufacturer to offer a table-top LTO drive with a Fibre Channel interface. Combined with P5 Archive the result is
a easy, robust and scalable solution. Access and configuration via browser make it flexible and offer insight wherever you are. P5 supports all Tandberg Data drives and tape libraries like the T24 and extensible T40+ to T200.

For day-to-day protection of production data, use the Tandberg LTO Drive for regular, full or incremental backup with Archiware P5 Backup.

Screenshot P5 Archive Restore Katalog

The P5 Archive metadata and preview catalogue

Entry Level Archive Solution

Example: 1 Tape = 1 Production

Archive to LTO Tape. Manual or automatic drop folder Archiving. Unlimited tapes can be written using the P5 Archive license. Optional expansion with any Tape Library. Can be combined with P5 Synchronize, P5 Backup and P5 Backup2Go.

LTO Facts


Speed up to 360 MB/s uncompressed
Capacity 12,0 TB uncompressed
Security Servo Tracks, Verify, Error Correction, Auto Speed
Lifespan Certified for 30 Years
Off-site storage Simple, reliable, cost-effective


Speed up to 300 MB/s uncompressed
Capacity 6,0 TB uncompressed
Security Servo Tracks, Verify, Error Correction, Auto Speed
Lifespan Certified for 30 Years
Off-site storage Simple, reliable, cost-effective