Media Storage

Media Storage

Media storage evolves as fast as the data users generate grows. With the shift from SD to HD, HD to 4K,  storage requirements have continued at a similar pace.


Academia are specialists in storing, sharing and protecting your content; whether it’s Memory cards for production cameras; direct-attach portable SSDs or hard disks, through to high performance Thunderbolt 3 RAID arrays and shared storage NAS/SAN platforms for centralised collaborative content creation.


With professional advice and deep-level workflow experience; our team can help you identify the right industry-standard storage for you and your students needs.

Memory and Media for production equipment

From SD to SxS, P2 to C-Fast, we stock all the major brands for media acquisition. Even SSD recorders and duplicators.


Memory and media from: Panasonic, Sony, JVC, Sandisk, Lexar, Atomos

HDD and SSD disks for workstations

Increase system performance for OS drives and media scratch disks with SSD, replacement drive modules for RAID and NAS/SAN systems.


HDD and SSD disks from AngelBird, Samsung, Sonnet Technologies, Western Digital, HGST, Seagate

Portable storage in the classroom or personal

From USB to Thunderbolt 3 – Cost-effective HDD to high performance SSD for 4K editing; even rugged “life proof” drives. Ideal for all BYOD environments.


Portable storage from: G-Technology, LaCie, Sonnet

Media storage for post-production

Provide on-demand access to content with Self Service, or centrally manage software deployments and updates behind the scenes.


RAID storage from: G-Technology, LaCie, Symply

Shared Storage NAS and SAN platforms for media

Centralise your storage with network accessible NAS and SAN platforms; compatible with Adobe, Apple, Avid – almost any creative software.


Shared storage from: Avid, Editshare, SNS, Quantum

Media Asset Management

Manage network attached media storage even drives on the shelf – through either dedicated MAM applications or in-browser management with iOS and Android devices. Rough cut in the cloud for editing later in NLE’s, even centralise and manage marketing material


MAM systems from: Axle, Editshare, Focalpoint, SNS

Nearline storage for shared storage systems

Not all media needs to be online (available all the time). Near-line storage is cheaper than NAS/SAN solutions; but extends the capacity and usability of your shared storage; even existing installs. Near-line enables users to “park” content for later onto a slower disk array; and can be “brought back online” by transferring back to the shared storage. Ideal for short-term archiving or occasional teaching modules.


Nearline from Editshare; Infortrend, Qnap, SNS

Back Up

If you don’t have your content in three places; its not secure. RAID arrays offer a degree of protection for your media in the event of a single or dual disk failure; but will not protect you if the whole array fails. Likewise if a single drive (I.e. in a laptop or a portable drive) fails; you can lose it all.


Protect your content at any level with our range of Back up solutions; encourage students and staff alike to get in the habit of protecting their work and content – they’ll be expected to in industry.


Back up from: Archiware; Editshare, G-technology, HP, Tandberg, mLogic, Quantum, ShotPut Pro


Content that has to be retained; coursework that should be kept on file for a 4 year course; our range of archive systems integrate across our storage range; from LTO tape to “bare metal” disk archives.


Archive from: Archiware; Editshare; HP; Quantum; Spectralogic

Network interfaces, PCIe, USB and Thunderbolt

Connect laptops and workstations to eSATA/SAS/USB3.0/Thunderbolt storage devices and high performance 10GigE/40GigE or 16Gb Fibre Channel networks.


PCIe Cards for workstations and towers; Thunderbolt expansion chassis for existing PCIe or Thunderbolt 1/2/3 network adapters.


Networking and connectivity products from: ATTO; Sonnet Technologies, Solarflare; Promise

Workflow advisory, Systems Integration and training

Our expert AV Team can offer workflow advisory for media storage; and full integration of network attached NAS or SAN systems. We also provide CPD-level product training for staff and students alike to get the most of your storage platforms and ensure “industry best practice” throughout.


We are experts in storing, sharing and protecting your content. Please contact a specialist today on 01992 703900 or email

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