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Kaleidescape’s New Terra Prime Movie Servers Support 2.5 Gigabit Ethernet Transfer Speeds

Kaleidescape’s Terra Prime Movie Servers can store up to 1,450 4K movies and download UHD movies in 4 minutes.

Kaleidescape Terra Prime SSD Movie Servers

Come on MegaMillions. Don’t make me sell a kidney.

You have to be a certain type of movie freak to even consider products like the Kaleidescape Terra Prime SSD 31TB and Terra Prime HDD 88TB Movie Servers, but there is a method to the madness here. Some will say that high-end movie servers are only for those consumers building $100,000+ home theater systems and that most people can just get off the sofa and insert a new Blu-ray disc in their player or stream a film and be done with it. Fair enough. 

Some of us don’t have the budget for a $100,000 dedicated home theater room — because we invested a similar amount in our movie collection over the past 4 decades.

Guilty as charged.

Kaleidescape Movie Select Screen

I would love to have a Kaleidescape movie server system that can hold all of those films, give me access to thousands more via streaming, and also let me access them using one of their dedicated players in my office home theater room where I can watch Kurosawa and enjoy my ramen with Tyrion and not have to listen to “movie snob” comments for 2 hours.

The process of transferring your existing film collection requires the guidance of a dealer or custom integrator and there are some additional costs involved.

However, Kaleidescape have launched a new Disc to Digital program which makes the cataloging of discs more customer-friendly and simple.

Kaleidescape can still send you an Alto loaner to perform disc-to-digital conversion, but you can use an external optical drive and connect directly to a Strato player.

Terra series movie servers are not able to perform this function with a third party optical drive.

It also only supports DVD and standard Blu-ray titles. UHD 4K Blu-ray titles can’t be copied in this way using an optical drive and the process is for registering movies titles only.

Once that is complete, it provides the digital version offered at a discount in the Kaleidescape movie store for purchase into your system. The purchase can be done at any time; which is a relief because paying immediately for 3,700 films would not be a very popular financial decision.

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Kaleidescape Compact Terra Prime SSD
Kaleidescape Compact Terra Prime SSD 8TB movie server stores up to 125 4K movies.

Kaleidescape‘s presence at CEDIA Expo 2023 will be bigger than ever. The booth will be equipped with a Quantum Media Systems 220” LED wall at the front, two Sony 100” TVs on the sides, and a Trinnov processor delivering lossless audio through Meyer Sound speakers. 

In addition, nearly 40 vendor demonstrations will be powered by Kaleidescape, exceeding last year’s footprint of 30. Testament to why Kaleidescape is the ultimate movie platform.

The Terra Prime features an all-new board design with faster processing power and faster network – the only dedicated movie server with 2.5 Gigabit Ethernet. The new servers are available with either high-capacity hard drives (HDD) or fast solid-state drives (SSD). 

Kaleidescape Terra Prime SSD Movie Servers

Kaleidescape Terra Prime SSD Movie Server Top
Kaleidescape Terra Prime SSD 31 TB stores up to 500 4K movies.

Terra Prime SSD movie servers are the fastest and quietest movie servers available, ideal for yachts and large installations. Terra Prime SSD downloads Kaleidescape high-bitrate 4K movies in as little as four minutes and serves up to 25 simultaneous playback zones.

The Terra Prime SSD 31TB stores approximately 500 Kaleidescape high-bitrate 4K movies and the 8TB model stores roughly 125 Kaleidescape high-bitrate 4K movies. 

Kaleidescape Terra Prime SSD Movie Server Front and Back
Kaleidescape Terra Prime SSD Full Size have same front/rear as HDD version.

Tip: The Kaleidescape Terra Prime SSD movie servers’ chassis features a new sleek matte black aluminum finish to differentiate the solid-state models. HDD models have a silver finish.

Kaleidescape Terra Prime HDD Movie Servers

Kaleidescape Terra Prime HDD Movie Servers
Kaleidescape Terra Prime HDD Movie Servers offer greater storage capacity. They are identical looking except in a silver finish.

Terra Prime HDD is a next-generation high-capacity movie server. It can download a Kaleidescape high-bitrate 4K movie in as little as eight minutes and serves up to five simultaneous playback zones (compact) or up to 10 simultaneous playback zones (full-size).

Terra Prime HDD 88TB stores approximately 1,450 Kaleidescape high-bitrate 4K movies and the 48TB stores roughly 800 Kaleidescape fidelity 4K movies. The Terra Prime HDD 22TB stores approximately 350 Kaleidescape fidelity 4K movies and the 8TB stores roughly 130 Kaleidescape high-bitrate 4K movies. 

Shared Features

  • Downloads Kaleidescape high-bitrate 4K movies in as little as 4 minutes (SSD) or 8 minutes (HDD)
  • Compact HDD serves up to 5 simultaneous playbacks of Kaleidescape 4K movies
  • Full-size HDD serves up to 10 simultaneous playbacks of Kaleidescape 4K movies
  • SSD serves up to 25 simultaneous playbacks of Kaleidescape 4K movies
  • Up to four Terra servers can be combined for more storage
  • All movies are stored securely and protected by cloud backup
  • 2.5 Gigabit Ethernet (recommended)
  • 1 Gigabit Ethernet (minimum)
  • USB 3.0 (reserved)

Comparison

FULL SIZE 88 & 48 TB HDDCOMPACT 22 & 8 TB HDDFULL SIZE 31 TB SSDCOMPACT 8 TB SSD
MSRP$24,995 (88TB)
$15,995 (48TB)
$9,995 (22TB)
$4,995 (8TB)
$24,995$9,995
DIMENSIONS (W×H×D) 17.0×3.5×10.0in (43.2×8.9×25.4cm)7.87×1.52×14.33in (20.0×3.9×36.4cm)17.0×3.5×10.0in
(43.2×8.9×25.4cm)
7.87×1.52×14.33in
(20.0×3.9×36.4cm)
WEIGHT15.4lb (7.0kg)
with no drives installed
7.2lbs (3.3kg)15.4lb (7.0kg)
with no drives installed
6.6lbs (3.0kg)
21.6lbs (9.8kg)
with four hard drives
19.8lbs (9.0kg)
with four solid-state drives + heat sink cartridges installed
FAN & DRIVE NOISE
(TYPICAL)
29 dB(A)25 dB(A)21 dB(A)17 dB(A)
POWER (MAX)48W29W28W22W
POWER (TYPICAL)43W24W22W16W
EXTERNAL POWER ADAPTER2.6×1.4×6.5in (6.6×3.5×16.5cm) 150W with detachable line cord 100-240V, 50-60Hz universal input 12VDC @ 12.5A2.6×1.4×6.5in (6.6×3.5×16.5cm) 150W with detachable line cord 100-240V, 50-60Hz universal input 12VDC @ 12.5A2.6×1.4×6.5in (6.6×3.5×16.5cm) 150W with detachable line cord 100-240V, 50-60Hz universal input 12VDC @ 12.5A2.6×1.4×6.5in (6.6×3.5×16.5cm) 150W with detachable line cord 100-240V, 50-60Hz universal input 12VDC @ 12.5A
STORAGEFour removable 22TB or 12TB hard drives (88TB or 48TB total)One integrated 22TB or 8TB hard driveFour removable 7.68 TB solid-state TLC flash drives (30.72 TB total)One integrated 7.68 TB solid-state TLC flash drive
88TB configuration:22TB configuration:31 TB configuration:
Stores ~1,450 Kaleidescape high- bitrate 4K movies, ~2,300 HD movies, or ~13,500 SD moviesStores ~350 Kaleidescape high-bitrate 4K movies, ~600 HD movies, or ~3,300 SD moviesStores ~500 Kaleidescape high-bitrate 4K movies, ~800 HD movies, or ~4,600 SD movies
48TB configuration:8TB configuration:8TB configuration:
Stores ~800 Kaleidescape high-bitrate 4K movies, ~1,300 HD movies, ~7,200 SD moviesStores ~130 Kaleidescape high-bitrate 4K movies, ~220 HD movies, or ~1,200 SD moviesStores ~125 Kaleidescape high-bitrate 4K movies, ~200 HD movies, or ~1,150 SD movies
RACK MOUNT (sold separately)Rack shelf available for mounting one unit in a 19in rack, 2RU spaceRack shelf available for mounting one or two units in a 19in rack, 1RU spaceRack shelf available for mounting one unit in a 19in rack, 2RU spaceRack shelf available for mounting one or two units in a 19in rack, 1RU space

Pricing

Strato C$3,995
Terra Prime 8 TB HDD$4,995
Terra Prime 8 TB SSD$9,995
Terra Prime 22 TB HDD$9,995
Terra Prime 48 TB HDD$15,995
Terra Prime 88 TB HDD $24,995
Terra Prime 31 TB SSD$24,995
Terra Prime Chassis Silver$7,995

To learn more, visit: kaleidescape.com

If you are attending CEDIA, please be sure to stop by Kaleidescape Booth #2143. 

Related reading: See more coverage from CEDIA Expo 2023

4 Comments

4 Comments

  1. KalFan

    August 30, 2023 at 1:13 am

    Kaleidescape no longer requires an Alto loaner to perform disc-to-digital conversion. You can buy an external optical drive and connect directly to a Strato player: Search “Disc-to-Digital-Offers-Using-USB-Drive” on their Support page for more details.

    • Ian White

      August 30, 2023 at 1:29 am

      Kal,

      That’s great to hear. I’m glad they finally made that change. Appreciate the update.

      IW

    • Ian White

      August 30, 2023 at 2:53 am

      KalFan,

      Apparently, that only applies to the Strato player and not the Terra series. It is also limited to DVD and Blu-ray titles. It will not allow you to register UHD 4K Blu-ray titles using an external optical reader.

      Best,

      Ian White

      • KalFan

        August 30, 2023 at 3:43 pm

        Hi Ian, the Strato is the player that connects to Terra servers. A Kaleidescape system requires at least one Strato player and Terra server. The optical drive connects to the Terra server via the Strato player.

        Correct, appears that UHD discs are not supported for disc-to-digital.

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