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

P5 Archive Features

Search assets by keyword

In addition to the default search parameters, you can add custom metadata to individualize your data storage. You can include categories such as time of day, lens or film location and thus locate and re-use your data more quickly and effectively.

Search assets with previews

P5 Archive has a direct integration with FFmpeg and ImageMagick and can create low resolution previews and proxies for all common video and audio formats. Since previews are stored on your primary storage, they are available anytime for browsing and searching.

Customized end user access

P5 Archive can create different login areas that ensure access to certain data for specified user groups. Different users can be granted access and restore rights only for “their” part of the archive. P5 uses a familiar “shopping cart” checkout scheme to allow users to restore their assets without IT (administrator) intervention.

Archive to LTO Tape

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 an 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.

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 400 MB/s uncompressed
Capacity 18,0 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 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