Avid NEXIS Storage & Specifications

Mix and match Avid NEXIS enterprise-class (“E”) engines to create a single pool of tiered storage, enabling you to start small and grow your system as your business grows. Scale capacity and performance by adding more Media Packs to an engine—or additional engines to a system—enabling up to 10+ PB of raw storage and more than 25 GB/s of total bandwidth.

Storage engines—NAS for video editing and audio production

Avid NEXIS | E5

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For large, demanding broadcast and post-production environments
  • Drives: Supports up to 8 Media Packs (80 HDDs) in 60 TB, 100 TB, or 140 TB capacities
  • Scalability: 240 TB–1.12 PB per E5
  • Bandwidth: Up to 3.2 GB/s per E5
  • Network interface: 40GbE QSFP

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Avid NEXIS | E2

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For small to mid-size video and audio production teams
  • Drives: Supports 1 Media Pack (10 HDDs) in a 60 TB, 100 TB, or 140 TB capacity
  • Scalability: 60–140 TB per E2
  • Bandwidth: Up to 600 MB/s per E2
  • Network interface: 10GbE SFP+

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Avid NEXIS | E5 NL

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High-density nearline storage for all media production environments
  • Drives: Supports 4 or 8 Media Packs (40 or 80 HDDs) in a 160 TB capacity
  • Scalability: 640 TB–1.28 PB per E5 NL
  • Bandwidth: Up to 1 GB/s per E5 NL
  • Network interface: 10GbE SFP+

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Avid NEXIS | E4

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For mid- to large-scale video and audio production environments
  • Drives: Supports up to 2 Media Packs (20 HDDs) in 60 TB, 100 TB, or 140 TB capacities
  • Scalability: 60–280 TB per E4
  • Bandwidth: Up to 1.2 GB/s per E4
  • Network interface: 10GbE SFP+

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Avid NEXIS | E2 SSD

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All-flash array for 4K and finishing workflows
  • Drives: Supports 1 Media Pack (10 SSDs) in a 19.2 TB or 38.4 TB capacity
  • Scalability: 19.2–38.4 TB per E2 SSD
  • Bandwidth: Up to 3 GB/s per E2 SSD
  • Network interface: 40GbE QSFP

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Avid NEXIS | PRO

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For smaller teams (cannot be mixed with “E-class” engines)
  • Drives: Supports 1 Media Pack (10 HDDs) in a 40 TB capacity
  • Scalability: 40–160 TB by connecting up to four PRO engines together
  • Bandwidth: Up to 600 MB/s per PRO
  • Network interface: 10GbE

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Options to scale your flash, online, and nearline storage

Avid NEXIS | Cloudspaces

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Extend Avid NEXIS storage to the cloud
  • Capacity: 5–400 TB of cloud storage
  • Availability: Add-on subscription for all Avid NEXIS storage engines

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System Director Appliance (SDA)

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Increase Avid NEXIS scalability and redundancy (required for E5 and E5 NL)
  • Choice of two file system licenses
    • Extended—Supports up to 24 Media Packs, up to 3.8 PB of total storage, and up to 165 active clients
    • Advanced—Supports up to 64 Media Packs, up to 10+ PB of total storage, and up to 330 active clients
  • Performance: Enables high availability
  • Files: Increases file support from 8 million up to 20 million
  • Redundancy: Provides added protection when used with the Redundant Controller

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Media Packs

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Add storage capacity to “E-class” engines
  • For E2, E4, and E5: 60 TB, 100 TB, or 140 TB Media Pack (10 HDD drives)
  • For E2 SSD: 19.2 TB or 38.4 TB Media Pack (10 SSD drives)
  • For E5 NL: 160 TB Media Pack (10 HDD drives)


Redundant Controller

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Enable system redundancy and high availability
  • Performance: Enables high availability and protection for each storage engine when combined with the SDA
  • Protection: Supports automatic failover of critical services if a controller experiences issues
  • Reliability: Prevents disruptive and costly wait times for hardware replacement
  • Replacement: Supports configure-less controller replacement (swapping defective hardware requires no manual configuration)

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