The requirements for digital storage and archive have increased dramatically over the last decade with new technologies being developed and improved to fulfil the volume and storage speeds required for IT data backup. For NAS hire Rent IT stock the Synology DiskStation DS412+ providing up to 12TB (9TB RAID) of network storage, ideal for shared work group storage for project work. Rent IT also hold in the storage rental pool the Ultrium LTO 4 external tape drive for archiving of up to 800GB uncompressed data.
Hard Drive Storage Hire
Storing data on external hard drives is a cost affective method. USB portable drives are popular due to the low cost per GB and the connection speed of USB3. However there is no data backup or redundancy if this USB drive fails. Also sharing data in a workgroup from a USB drive is not ideal. A Network attached storage box (NAS) is the ideal solution providing access to everyone on the network (if required) and the NAS enclosures can be set up either as single drives or as a Raid 5 array or as 2 Raid 1 arrays. Should a disk fail then data is not lost.
Tape Backup Storage
Tape backup has been the traditional method of ensuring vital data can be recovered should there be a hardware failure or data corruption. The Ultrium LTO 4 is an industry standard enabling up to 800GB uncompressed (1.6TB compressed) to be backed up onto each individual tape.