Archive in the field or in the studio

With Mini VAULT LTO, workgroups can archive full editing projects and terabytes of media assets onto high capacity, high speed LTO tapes.  Ideal for small workgroups and freelance editors that need secure archiving of their media assets in the field. 

Key Features


Store important data to industry standard LTO tapes for secure archiving and backup. TAR and LTFS options and the ability to make multiple copies make it even easier to transport and secure your data.


Technology developed by GB Labs to deliver consistent high performance through Ethernet. Using standard sharing protocols and no client side software, NAS convenience meets SAN performance.

Core 3

Feature rich operating system full of workflow tools designed for real-world media environments. These work seamlessly in the background allowing you to do what you do best – create.


Mini VAULT LTO is a highly portable powerhouse built for secure on location media acquisition and editing in the field. At only 12KG it is lightweight and portable making it ideal for fast deployment around the World.

Platform Agnostic

GB Labs storage is developed for total cross platform compatibility, allowing PC, Mac and Linux platforms to collaborate and share data freely and efficiently.

Energy Efficient

Mini VAULT LTO is highly energy efficient because it is cooler running, giving you performance, while saving on energy and therefore cost.

How Mini VAULT LTO can help you

Broadcasters and content owners have an ongoing need for a format which will protect their assets for decades. Spinning disks with their high energy requirement are extremely inefficient for holding rarely-accessed media. Nor are they designed to run for extended periods. LTO tape, on the other hand, is manufactured to deliver up-to 30 years of archival life.

All GB Labs LTO systems include fully featured archiving software for backup and archiving tasks. The interface for the software is a web GUI that allows users and administrators to write TAR files to tape sets or even format the tapes as LTFS. All operations can be completed using the software and data can be pulled seamlessly from any Space system.

Uniquely the system also allows users to mount LTFS tapes on their desktops through the network. You can then interact with the tapes much like any other removable media (USB, FireWire drives etc.)?

The software logs all activity and catalogs the contents of each tape and any additional meta data. This means that the entire catalog can be searched intelligently and retrieval of data is fast and straightforward.


  • Unit Dimensions  H21.2, W27.0, D39.3cm  (H8.3", W10.6", D15.4")
  • Weight (inc packaging) 13.5Kg  (29.7lbs)
  • Dimensions (inc packaging) 48x40x36cm  (18.8"x15.7"x14.1")
  • Input Range 90 - 264 VAC, 50-60Hz
  • Power Requirements  Standby 11W
  • Requirements  Full load 140W
  • PSU Safety  -  EMC - USA-UL listed, Canada-CUL listed, Germany-TUV Certified, EN60950/IEC 0950 Compliant
  • Single PSU - as standard (Dual PSU as option)
  • Operating Temperature Range 10 - 35C
  • Non Operating range -40 - 70C
  • Operating Humidity Range 8 -90% non-condensing
  • Non Operating Humidity Range 5 - 95% non-condensing
  • Portable unit
  • 1 off LTO-6/7 drive with 4 x ‘hot swappable’ 2.5” disk drive units
  • 2 off LTO-6/7 drive with no storage 
  • 2 off 10/1G Ethernet (GbE) ports for storage/server connections
  • 2 off 1G Ethernet (GbE) ports for system administration
  • 1 off IPMI port for hardware monitoring
  • USB 2.0/3.0
  • 1 year advanced replacement warranty on drives
  • 1 year return to base warranty on other parts
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