Congratulations to Symply; the SymplySPARK XT is Videomaker’s pick for the Best Storage award at NAB 2022.
What we love about it is that it’s a fast and reliable RAID storage option for media professionals priced at a reasonable, affordable price. For those reasons and more, it’s clear to use that Symply deserves the spotlight at this year’s NAB.
Let’s talk about the SymplySPARK XT
Now, let’s take a closer look at our best storage winner.
To start, the SymplySPARK XT is the only Thunderbolt3 portable shuttle RAID that supports Seagate MACH.2 HDD multi-actuator hard drives. Ultimately, this proves SSD-like performance at a hard drive price and capacity.
Now, let’s talk about the system’s design. The device features a small, light design that’s really easy to transport. Additionally, Symply claims it’s the quietest in its class. Also, it has field-serviceable HDDs, PSUs and FANs.
Pricing and availability
The SymplySPARK XT is out now for the price of $9,599. While that isn’t a small chunk of change, it’s one of the more affordable options for this level of capacity, creeping up to the double terabyte digits.
Also, the device is available with a Self-Assist Maintenance (SAM) Kit. This kit allows users to service SymplySPARK XT while in the field instead of having to return the unit to base for repair. Additionally, there’s an optional Rack-Kit.