designed for media, made to meet deadlines

The ease of use of NAS with the advantages of SAN – WORKSPACE XE delivers fast, safe, and scalable collaborative desktop storage for high-resolution workflows without expensive, hot, and noisy rack-mounted infrastructure.

Don’t settle for unpredictable NAS performance. WORKSPACE XE delivers true high performance over 10Gb and 25Gb Ethernet.

Available in flexible RAID-protected configurations from 48TB to 176TB in a portable desktop form factor, WORKSPACE XE also has the ability to extend effortlessly into SymplyNEBULA cloud storage so you never run out of capacity. Equally at home in the studio, on set, or at the Edge WORKSPACE XE is simple to deploy, easy to manage, and backed up with industry-leading technical support.

Each WORKSPACE XE enables cross-platform file system sharing for high-performance workflows, and provides project and user management through the creation of virtual workspaces allowing for a fast collaborative experience for all your favorite NLE, DAW, and VFX apps.

Features and Benefits

  • Portable and quiet desktop form factor with integrated carry handle
  • Available with HDD or NVMe storage for Ultra-high performance
  • Ethernet driver optimized for TCP/IP protocol for large block data transfers
  • Includes Project and User management
  • Supports 1GbE and 10/25GbE
  • Default Configuration 4xGbE and 2x10/25GbE
  • Additional GbE, 10GbE and 25GbE port upgrades available
  • Seamless integration with SymplyNEBULA (and other Public Clouds)
  • Hybrid workflows for multi-site collaboration
  • Native integration for Active Directory
  • Support SMB and NFS shares
  • Automatic file system defragmentation and image sequence alignment
  • Optional MAM upgrade
  • Hybrid HDD & NVMe configurations available. e.g 8x HDD and 8x 8TB NVMe

Setup & Management

SymplyWORKSPACE XE is delivered ready to go with RAID protection enabled, file system configured, and extensively tested. It’s designed to be ready to use in under ten minutes from unboxing to power on. No in-depth knowledge of Ethernet networking is required: simply log into the management console, install the driver for your operating system, and use our connection app (macOS, Windows, and Linux) to connect to the shared volume. And you’re done. A step-by-step guide is provided via our comprehensive online support portal, but rest assured that technical support is just a phone call away.

Ongoing management of the WORKSPACE XE is incredibly simple with built-in management tools that maintain the performance of the system, and optional advanced storage management tools that enable you to tier data to free up capacity for current projects. 

SymplyWORKSPACE XE features a high-performance Intel Xeon processor and the latest hybrid tri-mode RAID engine. It’s also designed specifically for creative professionals to allow them to get the job done without compromising HD or 4K workflows. Choose from all-HDD systems for performant high-capacity storage, all-NVMe for ultra high-performance RAW workflows, or a combination of HDD and NVMe for the best of both worlds.

Content Protection

With options for RAID 5 or RAID 6 to ensure data protection, hot-swap disk modules, enterprise-grade hard drives and NVMe drives, hot-swappable redundant SSD for the OS and software apps, WORKSPACE XE is highly resilient – just as you would expect from a Symply product.

Advanced Collaboration

On top of providing an efficient and reliable shared storage platform, the Workspace XE also offers advanced project workflow management tools that make it easy to create dedicated workspaces for jobs and assign them to users and teams to control access. Ideal for managing small to medium-sized collaborative teams as well as seamless integration to Active Directory.

Data protection and Hybrid Workflows

WORKSPACE XE offers advanced storage management solutions to optimize your resources.

  • Extend the WORKSPACE XE file system into any public cloud including SymplyNEBULA
  • Multi-site sync between WORKSPACE XE systems via a cloud cache
  • Manage data backups and archives to disk, tape, or cloud
  • Quick disaster recovery
  • Ransomware protection

SymplyWORKSPACE XE vs Desktop NAS

WORKSPACE XE uses an IP SAN protocol for more efficient block-level connectivity over high-speed Ethernet LAN networks, or direct connection from the WORKSPACE XE to hosts made possible by extensive connectivity on the appliance. By controlling and optimizing both ends of the protocol WORKSPACE XE can provide a faster and more reliable connection, utilizing more of the available Ethernet bandwidth without the latency usually associated with NAS systems.

In addition to providing efficient, reliable, and low latency connectivity to cross-platform clients the shared storage from the WORKSPACE XE is also presented to clients as a locally attached device versus a network share, bringing better compatibility to many creative applications that have a preference to work with locally attached devices.

Technical Specifications

Feature48 TB Workspace XE112 TB Workspace XE144 TB Workspace XE176 TB Workspace XE
Useable Capacity (RAID 5)42 TB98 TB126 TB150 TB
Standard Connectivity 4xGbE RJ45 & 10/25xGbE SFF4xGbE RJ45 & 10/25xGbE SFF4xGbE RJ45 & 10/25xGbE SFF4xGbE RJ45 & 10/25xGbE SFF
Upgrade Connectivity Options4x10GbE RJ45 or 4x10GbE SFF, or 25xGbE SFF4x10GbE RJ45 or 4x10GbE SFF, or 25xGbE SFF4x10GbE RJ45 or 4x10GbE SFF, or 25xGbE SFF4x10GbE RJ45 or 4x10GbE SFF, or 25xGbE SFF
Redundant OS and AppsYesYesYesYes
4K Ready YesYesYesYes
OS Compatibility macOS Windows Linux macOS Windows Linux macOSWindows Linux macOSWindows Linux 
Dimensions (w h d)
210mm x 355mm x 360mm
8.2" x 13.9" x 14.2"
Weight 17.5KG / 39lbs
Power Requirements110/240 Auto Switching 300 Watts

Talk to us today to find out how we can help with your studio, on-set, or Edge shared storage workflows.


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