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ThunderPack™ Mini TB3 Series is our 2018 updated and redesigned device, with four new models that incorporate the lightning-fast Thunderbolt 3 interface. Each model sports the unique Acromove portable design with patented security features ensuring the safety and integrity of the stored data.

All four designs are built using advanced, lightweight materials including military-grade exoskeleton, aircraft-grade aluminium and carbon fiber elements (25lb./11.4Kg including drives and batteries). The units are self-contained in an IP67-rated watertight, dust-proof Pelican™ case that can be operated in standing water, snow, or mud and stowed in an overhead airline bin or economically shipped via UPS/FedEx.

All ThunderPack™ Mini models feature an advanced hardware RAID card and 12G architecture delivering up to 1000 MB/s using RAID 5 and standard laptop 2.5” HDDs. The unit can saturate the bus when using SSDs for the fastest data transfer possible up to about 2500 MB/s (using 8 drives). Its unique, shockproof, and patented disk pod holds eight 2.5” HDDs or SSDs impervious to shock and vibration. Capacity is up to 40TB.

ThunderPack™ Mini (base model) is a straight-ahead Thunderbolt 3 cost-effective RAID solution for storing and moving high resolution media files. It has one Thunderbolt 3 USB-C interface. Simply flip open the lid, connect to any Mac or PC computer and transfer your files.

ThunderPack™ Mini+ (plus model) adds several important features that make this model stand out from the competition. It includes Acromove’s patented power management system with on-board Li-Ion batteries that power the system for up to 6 hours off-grid and act like a UPS, even running and charging a connected laptop. The batteries are hot-swappable for continuous operation in the field. It also has a unique DC input port for connecting a solar panel or external battery pack. Another unique feature is the built-in 12G SAS expansion port that connects to external LTO drives for secure, encrypted data backup. Up to four more drives can be connected with a breakout cable.

ThunderPack™ Crypto (base model with encryption) is the world’s first compact, portable Thunderbolt 3 RAID with AES-256 encryption and local key management for military-grade security of your data (at rest and during transport), conforming to the MPAA Content Security Program and NIST FIPS140-2 standards. The base Crypto model has the same features as the ThunderPack™ Mini (Thunderbolt 3 port) with the addition of special hardware circuitry to transparently encrypt data as it is written to disk (either HDD or SSD). The encryption works at any RAID level and does not rely on self-encrypted drives. Read/write performance is not affected by the encryption process. CryptoKeys are generated locally when the volume is striped. Any number of CryptoKeys can be made and, when the process is closed, no additional keys can be made for that volume – nor can the keys be copied. To change keys for a new project, simply re-stripe the volume and overwrite the existing keys.ThunderPack™ Crypto+ (plus model with encryption) adds our patented battery management system with on-board Li-Ion batteries that power the system for up to 6 hours off-grid and act like a UPS, even running and charging a connected laptop. The batteries are hot-swappable for continuous operation in the field. It also has a unique DC input port for connecting a solar panel or external battery pack. Encryption does not significantly add to power consumption. ThunderPack™ Crypto+ is the only battery operated encrypted RAID solution available in the open market, ideal for workflows demanding portability and absolute data security.

Models
 All 4 models may be ordered with any of the following configurations
Identifier Configuration
TPM-RAID-D Thunderpack™ Mini base device, Dry (no disks)
TPM-RAID-8TB RAID, 8TB Storage
TPM-RAID-16TB RAID, 16TB Storage
TPM-RAID-24TB RAID, 24TB Storage
TPM-RAID-32TB RAID, 32TB Storage
TPM-RAID-40TB RAID, 40TB Storage
Specifications
 
Number of canisters 8 (HDD/SSD)
Drive Types Supported 2.5″ SAS3/SATA3 HDD
  2.5″ SAS3/SATA3 SSD
  Recommend Seagate STx000LM0xx or STx000LX0xx Laptop HDDs (max height 15mm)
Hot Swappable Yes
Exoskeleton Pelican™ Protector 1430 weatherproof (IP67)
Ruggedized Chassis Aircraft-aluminum frame, carbon-fiber panels, aluminum top plate with dust-proof connectors, aluminum air vents with filters
  Shock-mounted disk caddies (1 x 8 drives), foam padding between case and chassis, connectors isolated from motherboard
Software Compatibility MacOS X 10.8 and above. Compatible applications: YoYotta ID and Dailies, Assimilate Scratch, BMD DaVinci, REDCINE-X Pro, Adobe Video Suite, Final Cut X, BaseLight, Silverstack, LiveGrade, and more
System Interface Thunderbolt 3 cable (male) for computers with TB3 port (additional USB 3.1 port)
RAID Sub-System Highpoint RR3740 SAS 12G RAID-on-Chip. RAID levels 0, 1, 10(1E), 3, 5, 6, 30, 50, 60, Single Disk or JBOD
RAID Performance Thunderbolt 3 technology (max rate)
   
Video Sub-System (opt.)
Video I/O (opt.)
Network Sub-System (opt.)
USB 3.1
Battery Sub-System Up to 2 x 98Wh Li-ion batteries (588Wh total battery capacity), 480W DC PSU peak load, 320W continuous
Bus Powered RRRR
Dimensions WxDxH 417 x 221 x 334mm (16.4 x 8.71 x 13.15 inches) Airline length 972mm/38.26″
Weight 11.4Kg (25lb) with 8 x 4TB HDDs and batteries
Power Inputs AC: 90-265V 50/60Hz full range
  DC: (operating): 11-22V, 0-10A
  DC: (operating and charging): 16-22V, 0-10A
Operating Conditions Note: Special operating ranges available on request
Temperature 35.6 – 118.4 oF (2 – 48 oC) under shade
Humidity 95% with open cover, closed cover 1m (3.3ft) waterproof for 30 min.
Altitude 4000m (13,000ft) max
Acoustics 36dbA at 3.3ft. (1m) distance
Shock resistance Withstands up to 100G external shock (HDDs up to 300G operating)
Fans 2 on HDDs, 1 in-case for general ventilation, filters
Compliance FCC
  CE
  IP67 Dustproof/Waterproof
  TAA (Trade Agreement Act) Compliant
Warranty 2 Year Limited, drives and other components carry their own warranties that may be longer
  Additional annual 48-hour Advance Swap and On-Site Support available as options
In The Box 1 x TPM-xTB-x System with purchased options
  8 x 2.5″ HDD/SSD as specified
  1 x 8 aluminum disk canisters
  2 x 98Wh Li-ion batteries (opt.)
  Pelican Protector 1430 case with foam and lid organizer
  8 x aluminum disk sleds and screws
  9 x spare fuses 4 Amp
  1 x 10mm foam insert for safe Li-Ion transport
  8 x labels for disk trays
  1 x Power Cord
  1 x User Manual
  1 x Quick Start Guide

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