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LTO-3 Product Overview
 

Quantum LTO-3 tape drive solutions offer industry-leading performance with 800GB* of capacity on a single cartridge and backup speeds of 324GB/hr*. Backward-compatible and interchangeable with all LTO generations and manufacturers, the LTO-3 offers outstanding investment protection in enterprise environments. All with Quantum’s exclusive reliability features including:

 

  • SmartVerify™ virtually eliminates the need for a traditional verify pass during backup, reducing the backup window and increasing data integrity
  • MediaShield™ provides advanced cooling and ceramic fixed tape guides, extending media life
  • FastSense™ matches tape drive speed to that of the host, optimizing performance and increasing reliability
  • LTO WORM (Write Once Read Many) to meet all your regulatory compliance.

LTO-3 Product Details 


Ideal for workgroup, departmental and enterprise servers, Quantum LTO-3 delivers 800GB* of compressed capacity and up to 324GB/hr* transfer rates. Seamlessly upgrade to LTO-3 with backward read-and-write compatibility to LTO-2 and backward read to LTO-1.

Quantum “Backup Ready” certified solutions allow you to go from box-to-backup in minutes with the highly reliable Quantum LTO-3 tape drive, world-class Backup Exec™ QuickStart software and durable Quantum media. “Backup Ready” solutions are cost-effective, easy to install and fully-supported by Quantum. Choose the Quantum LTO-3 tape drive configuration that is right for your IT environment, a server-installable internal, convenient tabletop or space-efficient rackmount.

LTO WORM  


As storage administrators continue to seek more powerful tape performance, new technologies such as WORM (Write Once, Read Many) functionality can allow them to meet ever growing business and regulatory requirements.

Found in generation 3 formats (and all future generations) the LTO WORM implementation is designed to provide users with a very cost effective means of storing data in a non-rewritable format to address compliance regulations.

Click here to learn more about LTO3 WORM

MEDIA COMPATIBILITY  

 

  • Quantum LTO-3 tape drives write to the following media:
    LTO Ultrium 3 (MR-L3MQN-01/Old PN CLM800), LTO Ultrium 2 (MR-L2MQN-01/Old PN CLM400)

  • Quantum LTO-3 tape drives read the following media:
    LTO Ultrium 3 (MR-L3MQN-01/Old PN CLM800), LTO Ultrium 2 (MR-L2MQN-01/Old PN CLM400), LTO Ultrium 1 (MR-L1MQN-01/Old PN CLM200)

  • Quantum LTO-3 tape drives utilize the following cleaning cartridge:
    LTO Universal (MR-LUCQN-01/Old PN CLMCL)

What's in the Box  

 

  • Quantum LTO-3 tape drive, Internal Bare, Ultra 160 SCSI
    Includes product documentation
    Model number (color):
    CL1101-SB (black)

  • Quantum LTO-3 tape drive, Internal Kit, Ultra 160 SCSI
    Includes Backup Exec QuickStart software, data cartridge, cleaning cartridge and product documentation
    Model number (color):
    CL1101-SST (black)

  • Quantum LTO-3 tape drive, Tabletop Kit, Ultra 160 SCSI
    Includes Backup Exec QuickStart software, data cartridge, cleaning cartridge, HD68 to HD68 pin SCSI cable, SCSI terminator, power cord and product documentation
    Model number (color):
    CL1102-SST (black)

  • Quantum LTO-3 tape drive, 2U Rackmount, Ultra 160 SCSI
    Includes Backup Exec QuickStart software, data cartridge, cleaning cartridge, HD68 to HD68 pin SCSI cable(s), SCSI terminator, mounting kit, power cord and product documentation
    Model number (color):
    BHWCX-EY (black/single drive)
    BHYCX-EY (black/dual drives)
    CL1101-R (additional drive for BHWCX-EY)

    * Specifications are subject to change without notification. Model numbers listed are for Americas and Asia Pacific only, please contact your EMEA Sales representative for model numbers. 

LTO-3 PRODUCT SERVICE AND SUPPORT 


Quantum provides a three-year Rapid Exchange warranty with the purchase of each LTO-3 standalone tape drive.

* Assumes 2:1 compression

 
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