As archives grow, ECHO grows. Dynamically, cost-effectively and massively

Most nearline archive products on the market deliver large capacities, many deliver excellent security and a few provide the speed for multi-stream read / write operations. A handful give you fast and affordable expansion,  a minority allow virtually instant scaling over Ethernet networks.

Key Features

Energy Efficient

ECHO is highly energy efficient because it is cooler running, giving you performance, while saving on energy and therefore cost.

Easily Scalable

Easily scalable with minimal downtime. With dedicated expansion modules, ECHO can be increased to 2.8 Petabytes.


Technology developed by GB Labs to deliver consistent high performance through Ethernet. Using standard sharing protocols and no client side software, NAS convenience meets SAN performance.


Feature rich operating system full of workflow tools designed for real-world media environments. These work seamlessly in the background allowing you to do what you do best – create.


ECHO is a nearline system with the performance of a failover editing platform.

Platform Agnostic

GB Labs storage is developed for total cross platform compatibility, allowing PC, Mac and Linux platforms to collaborate and share data freely and efficiently.

How ECHO can help you

There are so many businesses that do not have  a secure backup for their work. Imagine losing your work... it doesn't bear thinking about.

Data security is essential, as is an instantly-available media archive. Our scalable ECHO can fulfil both roles in a state-of-the-art nearline solution. ECHO can be housed locally or remotely, it can provide disaster recovery by replicating your entire Tier 1 media assets. It also has the speed and capacity to hold your growing archive, giving users instant access to every file over standard Ethernet networks.

ECHO is a fast nearline storage system for:

  • Fast data back-up
  • Disaster recovery
  • Secondary graphics storage
  • Online media archiving

Capacity Expansion

ECHO supports capacity expansion by connecting ECHO EX (16 disks) to the unit. Storage size can be increased dynamically, meaning that data can stay in place as the capacity changes and downtime is not required. Additional storage is SAS connected and allows the scaling of a single volume or multiples as required, expansion is easy to carry out and happens instantly using pre-formatted ECHO EX units.

ECHO EX offers large storage sizes up to 160TB per unit, allowing total expansion of the ECHO to grow up to 2.8PB.


  • Unit Dimensions H13.2cm, W43.7cm, D64.8cm  (H5.1", W17.2", D25.5")
  • Package one weight (inc packaging) 33Kg  (72.7lbs)
  • Dimensions of package one (inc packaging) 93x67x34cm   (36.6"x26.3"x13.3")
  • Package two weight (inc packaging) 14Kg  (30.8lbs)
  • Dimensions of package two (inc packaging) 43x28x33cm  (17"x11"x12.9")
  • Input Range 100 - 240 VAC, 50-60Hz
  • Power Requirements  Standby 33W 
  • Requirements  Full load 350W
  • PSU Safety / EMC - USA-UL listed. Canada-CUL listed, Germany-TUV Certified, EN60950/IEC 60950-Compliant, CB Report, CCC Certification 80 PLUS gold certified
  • Operating Temperature Range 10 - 35C,
  • Non-Operating Temperature range -40 - 70C
  • Operating Humidity Range 8 -90% non-condensing
  • Non Operating Humidity Range 5 - 95% non-condensing
  • 3U rack mount form factor (Rack mounts included)
  • Sixteen ‘hot swap’ high performance 3.5” enterprise class drive units
  • RAID 6 operation for  data protection
  • Dual redundant 1200W removable PSUs
  • 2 off 10G Ethernet (GbE) ports for client connection
  • 2 off 1G Ethernet (GbE) ports for system administration
  • 1 off IPMI Ethernet port for hardware monitoring
  • Option for additional 40/25/10/1G Ethernet (GbE) ports
  • USB  2.0/3.0
  • 1 year advanced replacement warranty on PSUs and drives
  • 1 year return to base warranty on other parts
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