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Roger Mabon of mLogic | Interview snippets from NAB BuZZ 2018 podcasts with Larry Jordan

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Larry Jordan: That’s very cool. That gets me to the point of what other good, exciting news do you have for us?

Roger Mabon: Like I was saying, we’re really well-known for the archiving portion of what we’re doing, but at NAB, introduced on Monday, we now have a whole line of RAID storage products.

LJ: Congratulations.

RM: Thank you. Getting back in the hard drive business again. I’m not sure what I’m thinking. But we’ve got some cool products, it’s called the mSpeed.

LJ: mSpeed?

RM: Correct. They’re tower units, 8 or 12 disk, and you can put a combination of hard drives or SSDs or a combination of both so you can kind of tune the performance. It’s kind of cool that, when you put SSDs in the unit, you can just fully saturate the Thunderbolt 3 bus, like 2500 megabytes per second.

LJ: Roger, I hate to break this to you, but since you left the era of spinning media and you went into tape, other manufacturers have introduced RAID, so I can throw a rock and hit about 12 of them from here. Why did you decide to get into RAIDs and what makes yours special?

RM: Maybe I need to have my head examined.

LJ: That’s a separate issue.

RM: Yeah. The products that we’re coming out that use enterprise-class RAID controllers, we think we have an advantage in some of the performance. Some of the other competitor products, including my old company, are using, I believe, the older generation RAID system chips, but I think our ability to compete, which we’re not known yet because we just introduced it, is we’re not going to supply these with drives inside. As an end-user, you can actually put your own hard disks in or your own SSD or the reseller that you’re working with can do the same. I think the biggest advantage is going to be pricing, cost. Our system is going to be much, much cheaper in regards to the competition.

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About Larry Jordan/Digital Production BuZZ

Larry Jordan is a 50-year veteran of media. Throughout his career, he has edited, produced, and directed at the local and network TV levels, and he’s done extensive work with corporate training videos. He started his namesake website, larryjordan.com, in 2003 and began using his extensive industry knowledge to educate current and aspiring media professionals. He has authored nine books and thousands of how-to articles on both production and post-production.

Digital Production BuZZ is a weekly podcast that focuses on the latest trends and advancements in media technology and also shines a light on the industry’s leading innovators.

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