CD/DVD Servers & Loaders

Features and Benefits of the ProServer CD/DVD Server or Loader

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Up to 8 optical drives (Blu-ray Optional) Save time by loading up to 8 CDs or DVDs simultaneously.

Incorporating Blu-ray drives means one device can handle all your discs.

Stores an entire CD/DVD library — up to 4,000 CDs or 1,000 DVDs Your CDs and DVDs are organized, safe, and easy to access by anyone on the network.

This server is ideal for cd data archiving, dvd data back up or loading CD/DVD collections ranging from a handful of discs all the way up to thousands of CDs or DVDs (or a mix of both). You get a greater breadth of capacity than a jukebox in the size of a breadbox (or desktop tower or rack - depending on the customer requirements).

CDs and DVDs are cached to disc — It's not a CD/DVD jukebox! Access speeds are far faster than a traditional CD/DVD server tower or jukebox where the discs must be in the tower in order to work.

By imaging the CD/DVDs to a hard disc drive, this network-attached server can hold many more titles and provide faster access. CD/DVD towers or jukeboxes cannot approach this level of service or value. The system automatically saves an exact image of the disc, then creates a folder for the contents and shares those out to users on the network.

Multiple users can access the same disc - simultaneously People can work faster and more productively.

By imaging the CD/DVDs to a hard disc drive, more users can be supported and multiple discs can be accessed simultaneously.

Any authorized user on your network can access CD and DVD information from the server without the need for proprietary client software. The information that users need is centrally located at their fingertips and accessible in familiar ways, such as a share viewable via Network Neighborhood or as a mapped drive off their desktop. No need to go searching for elusive CDs, and no additional training is required.

Server Independent — Locate it Anywhere Because it's network attached it doesn't have to be located next to a server in a computer room.

The system attaches directly to the Ethernet network. Simply connect it to your network, enter an IP address, and use its built-in reader to capture CD/DVD images. You are up and running in minutes. Users see (and read or search) the contents of each disc as with a network file server.

Unlike SCSI attached towers, it doesn't require a server to host it. You save by either freeing up an existing server or avoiding having to purchase a server and server network license. Place it near the users who have CDs or DVDs they need to share.

Disc emulation utility Lets you share discs that otherwise have to be in a local reader drive to work.

Some CDs/DVDs will not work unless they are physically in the local disc drive. This restriction prevents all towers, jukeboxes and most CD/DVD servers from being able to share these titles. However, this PrimeArray NAS media server includes unique emulation software to circumvent this restriction by creating a virtual drive locally on the workstation. To applications it appears the DVD is in a local optical drive when in fact the DVD is shared via the server.

Content Management Utility Lets you centrally manage and categorize shared CDs and DVDs for your end users

The Content Manager utility will find all CD/DVD servers on your network and list all available discs to be shared. You simply drag-n-drop CD images into shareable, categorized folders that you create. These folders can then be viewed by end user PCs via the Content Client. The end user simply clicks on a specific DVD image and views the contained data or runs an executable program.

Subscription Based CDs and DVDs easily updated Gives users instant access to new information.

The content of subscription based media changes on a regular basis often monthly. Every time a new subscription arrives you simply click on the disc title in the administration utility, insert the disc into the PrimeArray CD/DVD server's optical drive and it automatically uploads and replaces the outdated disc while maintaining user access rights.

Independent DVD Drive Setup Dedicate specific drives for image caching and others (i.e. copy protected) for direct access.

Mirror mode: Simply insert a disc and it is automatically cached to the hard drive.

Direct Access Mode: The inserted disc is not cached to the hard drive - it is immediately available for viewing and searching.

CD Loader, Network Attached, DVD Tower, Media Server and More

RAID 0, 1, or JBOD configuration Increase data access speed, create larger data volumes, and protect your data.

The server comes with the ability to configure its multiple hard drive systems with a RAID 0 or 1 array. RAID 0 increases data access speed and enables the creation of a maximum sized data volume. RAID 1 mirrors one hard drive disc to another for data protection in the case of a drive failure. In the unlikely event of a hard drive failure, RAID 1 data is protected and the manpower invested in building your digital library is preserved.

Scalable Solutions Add capacity as your CD/DVD library grows.

Hard disk capacity can start as small as 160 GB and be upgraded to 4 TB within a single system.

Simplified, Web browser-based administration Modify CD/DVD management, security, and network settings remotely from anywhere on the network.

You can modify all management, security and network settings remotely from anywhere on the network using a secure interface. Setup and administration of the system is accomplished via a web-based management console. Via a browser, administrators can manage such tasks as:
  • Initial system setup including environment settings, language and date/time preferences, UPS connectivity and administrative password management
  • A back-lit LCD display with push-buttons for IP setting and system status / event indication.
  • Dual-color LEDs for indicating Power/Fault, LAN activity, LAN link/speed and device activity.
  • Network configuration including Active Directory integration
  • Hard drive initialization and volume creation and management
  • Manual and scheduled disk-scanning on selected hard disks or RAID groups
  • Security and ACL configuration
  • Disk caching rules and recording options
  • Backups, firmware upgrades, and virus pattern upgrades
  • Perform shutdowns, restarts and resets
  • Monitor all on-going and scheduled tasks
  • S.M.A.R.T. hard disk monitoring

Robust Built-In Security Cached discs cannot "disappear" or be copied. Access rights are easily established. Active Directory compatible.

Security is designed into the ProServer from the ground up. You can precisely control access to data folder or file. It's easy to assign user or folder level data quotas. You can manage user accounts locally, through Active Directory or Unix NIS and set user and / or group permissions. Supports access control lists and SSL 128 bit encryption.

High-performance, dual 10/100/1000 gigabit NIC Boost throughput, or use one interface as a failover for higher reliability.

Every ProServer NAS storage server comes with two 10/100/1000 Ethernet network interfaces. These can be teamed to boost throughput if connected to the same LAN. One interface can be used as a fail-over for the other, giving higher reliability. Or each connection could go to a different LAN allowing the same discs to be shared between two groups. Optionally, a third Gigabit (10/100/1000) Network Interface card (fibre or wire) can be added.

Broad support of network environments and protocols No need to reconfigure what you already have.

Any PC, UNIX or Mac workstation on the network can access the ProServer. This makes it an ideal central repository of information accessible to those who need it. This netork attached CD/DVD server supports Microsoft Windows 98/NT/2000/2003/Vista/7, Mac OS 9.x/OS X, NFS capable Unix/Linux systems, and Novell over IPX.

Anti-virus software Alerts you to viruses, working in real-time or during scheduled intervals.

The integrated Trend Micro antivirus software is the best-of-breed security product that delivers reliable antivirus protection. Works in real-time or during scheduled intervals. Updated virus pattern files can be automatically downloaded from Trend Micro and installed if the CD server has Internet access. Features include:
  • Real-time, scheduled, or disable virus scanning
  • Automatic virus pattern updates over internet or via file upload
  • Alert when virus pattern out of date
  • Alert when virus detected
  • Quarantine infected files
  • Exclude/include files to scan using extensions
  • Scans compressed files

Platform Independent Hardware Monitoring and Logging Notifications and detailed logging ensure accurate and quick notification of events.

System status may be monitored using multiple notification methods:
  • Status monitoring options include email alerts, audible alarms, LCD console messages, event logging and more.
  • Environmental monitoring options available for CPU / System temperature, CPU / System voltage and CPU fan status.
  • Detailed System, Device and Security logs



Pricing PrimeArray's systems are competitively priced and deliver great value. As every NAS network attached storage system is configured to meet the customer's requirements, the price varies depending on the configuration. Please contact us to receive a prompt price quote.