Ardis microDDP 1GbE
The micro DDP is a fully equipped 1U Ethernet SAN shared storage solution. It is quiet, lightweight and can be carried by hand. It ships with RAID5 protected SSD capacities up to 32 TB , and a maximum throughput up to 2200 MByte/s. The DDP can be clustered if more bandwidth and capacity is needed. Ideal for outside broadcast solutions.
- Add up to 8 x SSDs of 1TB, 2TB or 4TB capacity
- 7x 1GbE
- 1U / 11lbs / 5kg
- 11” / 29 cm
- 700 MB/s
- 7 x 1GbE / RJ45 ports built-in and a bandwidth up to 700 MByte/s.
SSDs are sometimes considered to be expensive with limited capacity. However, the arrival of 1TB and 2TB SSDs came on the market with prices much better than those of fast rotating (10K) spinning disks. SSDs are small, hardly produce heat, and most importantly, eliminate seek time.
Workflow Storage Example
7 TB effective capacity is enough to hold 70 hours of ProRes HQ or DNxHD220 video material or approximately 300 hours of DNxHD45 or more than 100 hours of Pro Tools 100 track sessions. The bandwidth of the microDDP1GbE is enough to stream 25 streams of ProResHQ/DNxHD220 or some 100 streams of lower video formats such as DNxHD45 or 15 streams of Red R3D material. The 7 x 1GbE ports can be connected to laptops, desktops and workstations without the necessity of a 1GbE switch.