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The Kaleidescape 1U Server was designed from the ground up to store movies and music reliably on a modern array of hard drives, without compression or loss of quality. Designed to fit into home-entertainment systems, the 1U Server is highly scalable and able to continue operating even after a drive failure, without losing any content.
Kaleidescape servers provide storage for movies imported from Blu-ray disc or the Kaleidescape Movie Store and music imported from CD. A single 1U Server provides storage capacity for approximately 485 imported Blu-ray discs, or 2,700 DVD quality movies. Multiple servers can be grouped into a single system to store thousands of movies.
The Kaleidescape 1U Server provides fail-safe storage for your movie and CD music collection using a proprietary disk storage technology called RAID-K. If a drive fails, the Kaleidescape System continues to operate, and no content is lost. The failed drive can be replaced without turning off the server or disrupting any playback.
The Kaleidescape 1U Server delivers movies and music over a standard residential network simultaneously to Kaleidescape players throughout the home. Once movies and music are stored on your 1U Server, they can be enjoyed immediately from any player. For playback of content imported from Blu-ray disc, the physical disc must be present in one of your M500 Players or in a Kaleidescape Disc Vault.