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FastNAS is really taking off

Imagine turnkey shared storage that seamlessly combines the benefits of hard disk drive (HDD) and solid state drive (SSD) in one box... Even better than that, imagine if the global leader and pioneer of SSD shared storage and hybrid disk technology was to bring 16 years of experience and development to this box.


No need to imagine because it’s true and it’s here now. In fact this product isn’t just built for high end post production or broadcasters, it is the ideal storage platform for anybody interested in high high-performance combined with large capacities at an amazing price point.

GB Labs are proud to announce FastNAS, an exciting new concept in shared storage technology - A high-performance single unit with unique hybrid disk technology and Core 3 OS Lite. This highly efficient OS allows for full utilization of all the components, giving the best translation from disk to network, resulting in an unrivalled user experience of real-world performance.

Main Benefits

  • Big tier 1 NAS performance, tested to deliver in real world environments.
  • Built for media usage, great for everything else.
  • Nitro Hybrid Boost SSD and HDD technology available. 
  • Fast installation and setup with user-friendly web interface.
  • Comprehensive Global support options.
  • Works in mixed OS environments, with no client software or drivers required.
  • Powerful features, including Cloud and remote data replication.

The FastNAS Advantage

For over 16 years GB Labs have been empowering creative workflows for some of the best-known names in the media and entertainment industry.

Our extensive range of intelligent storage and archiving products serve our customers needs from ingest to archive and everything in between. What is more, most of our solutions are easily scalable with minimal downtime. This scalability means you can ‘buy as you grow’ which helps keep your initial investment low.

Our Core operating system (OS) is at the heart of all GB Labs products. Built specifically for the hardware it runs on, the Core OS offers unrestricted performance and unrivalled efficiency. It is unique and offers a feature rich toolset, tailor made for the demands of modern file based workflows.

With no drivers to install, no licenses to buy, GB Labs has made owning and using shared storage equipment a whole new experience. Mixed OS (Mac, PC, Linux) workgroups can easily work collaboratively for greater efficiency and creativity, while safe in the knowledge that critical assets are suitably protected.

All FastNAS platforms benefit from best of breed technology exclusively developed in-house for the ultimate shared storage experience. Unlike other NAS products FastNAS is purpose built to sustain heavy workloads and provide stable and reliable performance.


Hybrid Boost

Nitro is our intelligent hybrid disk technology, developed by the team that brought you the award winning HyperSpace Solid State Accelerator. This is not just cache and this is
not a general purpose hybrid. Nitro is specifically designed for real world usage and brings dramatic enhancement to collaborative media workflows, offering close to a pure SSD experience.

 

 

 

Velocity RAID Engine

Optimized for AV usage and low latency response, the Velocity RAID Engine (VRE) is at the very heart of the FastNAS experience. This unique technology offers superb performance using minimal system resources and offering lightning fast random access capabilities. VRE offers industrial grade resilience and rock solid protection of your assets in either RAID 6 or RAID 5.

 

FastNAS Expansion

Nobody likes downtime, especially when it involves copying large amounts of data on and off your storage just to make it larger in capacity. FastNAS F16 and F16 Nitro offer
dynamic storage expansion which when combined with a FastNAS EX unit allow you to grow your storage instantly with your data still in place.

 

The Range