OWC announces ArGest IngestPro for easier tape, disk ingestion on macOS

Argest Ingest Pro Screenshot
Argest Ingest Pro Screenshot (Image credit: OWC)

What you need to know

  • OWC has announced ArGest Ingest Pro, new software designed for ingesting data from tapes, disks, and other media.
  • The new app can import multiple types of data with a single click.

OWC has today announced a new piece of software that's designed to make it easier to ingest all kinds of data from tapes, disks, and memory cards onto a Mac. ArGest IngestPro is available for download now and is priced at $999.

Announced via press release, the new software is aimed at businesses that have large amounts of data sent by clients, often on tapes and other types of removable media. Handling that media and the files on it can be a pain, and ArGest IngestPro is designed to make everything easier.

ArGest® IngestPRO automatically identifies if the tape has BRU, LTFS, or tar files, and with one simple click, you start ingesting the tape data to your Mac with library support enabled. You can also ingest data from HDDs/SSDs/CDs/DVDs and camera cards for a comprehensive ingest tool. Bottom line, if you can connect the media type to your computer, ArGest® IngestPRO can process it.

As you might expect, such a specialist piece of software isn't cheap. ArGest IngestPro is available for download now and is priced at $999.

Highlights include:

  • Simple: choose your source type, source device, tape type, and click…that's it!
  • Comprehensive: ingest data on BRU, LTFS, and tar tapes, disks, and camera cards
  • Custom: choose to ingest specific content only
  • Convenient: ejects tape from drive when ingest is complete
  • Cost-effective: get most use life from tapes by choosing to overwrite existing files

Today's announcement comes days after the company also announced the Mercury Pro LTO tape backup solution, another example of business-oriented moves from OWC.

Oliver Haslam

Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too. Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.