Complementing the Avid Nexis family of media production storage solutions, Avid has announced the Nexis F2 Solid State Drive (SSD) flash storage engine, promising to ‘significantly accelerate media workflows, empower postproduction teams to create and deliver higher-quality finished content faster than ever before’.

Avid Nexis F2 Solid State Drive Avid Nexis F2 SSD storage is aimed at production of 4K, 8K and HDR content, colour grading, VFX and animation, offering increased storage space and enhanced performance while simultaneously loweringcost of ownership,. With capacity to scale from 38.4TB to 307.2TB per engine, the drives are equipped with Avid Nexis media packs thatdeliver in excess of six gigabytes per second. Exceptional media protection and high availability are achieved with a redundant storage controller and hot spare SSDs.

Comprehensive testing and support of media creation tools, including Avid Media Composer, Avid Pro Tools and third-party creative applications, open further possibilities for creative teams to deliver larger volumes of premium content faster.

The Nexis F2 SSD allows businesses to scale as capacity and performance needs increase. Dual redundant 100 Gbps Ethernet connections per storage controller are standard, providing the highest-performance network connectivity. The ability to right-size configurations ensures businesses pay only for what they need.

‘Production teams continue to see growing demand for high-resolution original content amid increasing pressure to deliver projects faster and sharpen their competitive edge,’ says Ed Harper, Director of Product Management, Creative Product, Clouds & Storage. ‘Building on the proven and trusted Avid Nexis storage platform used by thousands of media organizations, the Avid Nexis F2 SSD perfectly fits the performance requirements of today’s most demanding high-resolution workflows.’

Avid Nexis |F2 SSD is compatible with all current Avid Nexis systems. When used with Avid Nexis online or nearline storage, administrators canmove a workspace between performance tiers, maintaining read and write access while the media is moving. With the addition ofNexisF2 SSD to theNexis family, teams have further options fortiered storageto fit their production workflows.


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