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Avid NEXIS | PRO provides high-speed performance needed to accelerate your workflow. The Nexis storage system makes storing and organizing your media assets easier and more affordable than ever before. Designed for independent editors, audio post professionals, and smaller post-production studios, Avid Nexis Pro offers users real-time collaboration with data protection, flexibility and scalability. Nexis Pro supports up to 24 editors, assistants, loggers and other contributors - all of which can access media files at the same time. With additional support for real-time SD, HD, 2K and 4K media, this is your ideal hub for the modern, budget-minded media production workflow.

Features of Avid NEXIS | PRO

Collaborate in Real-time
Don't hassle with storage sharing and media-copying, or shuffling the use of individual USB, FireWire, eSATA, and Thunderbolt drives. With Nexis Pro, up to 24 users can access data at the same time. This is the only online shared storage system that provides a scalable, highly secure, real-time collaborative workflow at an incredible price point!

Boost Bandwidth
Avid Nexis Pro supports real-time SD, HD, 2K and 4K media performance. Need more throughput power? Support more demanding, high-resolution projects by simply adding up to four storage engines to increase your bandwidth up to 1,200 MB/s.

Scale the System
Expand your raw storage capacity from 20 TB up to 80 TB, in 20 TB increments, adding extra storage engines as needed. Your assets will be protected, available, and easily accessible though the centralized media hub.

Reliable Security
Nexis Pro employs patented data distribution technology that protects your assets like no other system. Safeguard your media in the event that up to two drives go down simultaneously. Retain real-time performance with automatic drive rebuild. Because this system is media-aware, it rebuilds only your actual stored assets - rather than the entire capacity of the disk. That means faster repair times for when you need it!

Expert Support
Get troubleshooting help, advice, and more with access to professional Avid Advantage Support, available through an annual subscription or on a per-incident basis.

Option 1

(20TB Engine. 10 media HDDs, 2 SSD System Drives, Controller with 10 GbE interface, includes QSFP to SFP+ converter (no SFP+ optics), Dual PSU, rack kit.)

Part# 9935-65955-00


Option 2

(20TB Engine with Dell N2024 Switch. 10 media HDDs, 2 SSD, Controller with 10 GbE interface, includes QSFP to SFP+ converter, Dual PSU, rack kit. Dell N2024. 3m Direct Attach 10G cable.)

Part# 9935-65958-00


NEXIS | Pro Storage Engine

  • Media Drives: 20 TB of storage capacity with a single Media Pack per engine (20 TB, offering up to 400 MB/s of bandwidth)
  • Scalability: Scalable from 20–80 TB by combining one to four PRO engines together (cannot be mixed with E-class NEXIS engines)
  • Rack: Rackmount-ready; 2U rack height
  • Controller: Field replaceable Storage Controller, power supplies (2), and fans
  • SSDs: Redundant, hot-swappable SSDs for system configuration and metadata management
  • Network Connection: 10GbE network connection for client access; 1GbE network connection for management


  • Width - Width (mounting): 19 in (483 mm); IEC rack compliant
  • Height - Height: 3.5 in (88.9 mm)
  • Depth - Depth: 24.8 in (630 mm)
  • Weight Max - weight (shipping): 57.2 lb (26 kg) with drives

Network Switching
Works with the following switches (not included):

  • Dell Networking N2024, N3024
  • Dell S4810, S4820
  • Cisco 4948E


  • System: 64-bit self-balancing, distributed file system
  • Media Distribution: Intelligent distribution/redistribution of media
  • Editing and Playback: Optimized for media editing and playback
  • Failsafe Protection: Two drive failure protection, with media-aware drive rebuilds
  • Metadata Management: Internal System Director metadata management

Administration Tools

  • Dynamic workspace set-up and monitoring
  • FlexDrive dynamically adjusts storage workspaces without editing interruption
  • User workspace access controls
  • View, create, define workgroups, and delete and assign passwords
  • Active Directory Active Directory (LDAP) integration for user account synchronization with IT systems
  • Error warning and informational logging
  • Monitoring of user status, workspace status, comprehensive event log, read and write bandwidth usage
  • Remote notification of system events


  • Operating temperature: 5°C to 40°C (35ºC max. above 2,000m)
  • Non-operating temperature: -40°C to 60°C
  • Relative humidity (operating): 20% to 80% non-condensing


  • Maximum power consumption: 764W
  • Average power consumption: 380W

Platform Support


  • Client OS: Windows 8 (64-bit), Windows 7 (64-bit)


  • Client OS: Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite (64-bit), Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks (64-bit), Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion (64-bit)
  • Ethernet: Dual Gigabit Ethernet
  • Client Network Connections: 1 Gigabit Ethernet, 10 Gigabit Ethernet


  • Files/Folders: 3 million
  • User Accounts: 5,000
  • User Groups: 1,000

Supported Avid Products Media Composer

  • Media Composer | Symphony Option
  • Media Composer | NewsCutter Option
  • Pro Tools

Supported Third-party Editing

  • Adobe Premiere Pro CC
  • Apple Final Cut Pro X
  • Grass Valley EDIUS
  • Black Magic DaVinci Resolve

Avid Advantage Support
Subscriptions: Available through a monthly or annual subscription to Avid Support

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