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LTO-6 Tape Drives

LTO Ultrium Tape Drives for Data Protection and Retention

Quantum's LTO-6 tape drives deliver reliable data protection with tremendous capacity and performance at an affordable price. In addition, they use less power than LTO-5 drives, making a "greener" and more energy efficient solution.

  • Fast backup and restore performance –at speeds up to 400MB/s (1.4TB/hr)*
  • Protect 6.25TB of data on each cartridge*
  • Drag and drop files in native format directly to LTO media using LTFS, no backup software needed
  • Secure protection with AES 256-bit hardware-based encryption
  • WORM (Write Once, Read Many) functionality
  • Partitioning capability
  • Two generations of backward compatibility

* Assumes 2.5:1 compression for LTO-6, 2:1 for other LTO

The LTO-6 drive uses the latest industry-standard interface—6Gb/sec Serial Attached SCSI (SAS)—to allow for easy installation and integration into your data center. Quantum's LTO-6 tape drives also protect your investment by providing two generations backward read and write compatibility and one generation backward read compatibility.

Keep data secure while not impacting back up or restore performance with hardware-based AES 256-bit data encryption. In addition, LTO-6 is WORM capable allowing companies from healthcare, financial, and other related industries to meet tough regulatory requirements.

Quantum "Backup Ready" kit solutions allow you to go from box-to-backup in minutes with the highly reliable Quantum LTO tape drive, cable for external models, a cleaning cartridge, and durable Quantum media. "Backup Ready" solutions are cost-effective, easy to install, and fully supported by Quantum. Choose the Quantum LTO-6 tape drive configuration that is right for your environment: a server-installable internal, convenient tabletop, or space-efficient rack mount.

Media Compatibility

  • Quantum LTO-6 tape drives write to the following media:
    LTO Ultrium 6 (MR-L6MQN-01 and MR-L6MQN-02), LTO Ultrium 5 (MR-L5MQN-01 and MR-L5MQN-02)

  • Quantum LTO tape drives utilize the following cleaning cartridge:
    LTO Universal (MR-LUCQN-01)




What's in the Box

  • Quantum LTO-6 HH tape drive, Internal Bare, 6Gb/s SAS (SFF8482)
    Includes product documentation
    Model number (color):
    TC-L62AN-BR (black)

  • Quantum LTO-6 HH tape drive, Internal Kit, 6Gb/s SAS (SFF8482)
    Includes data cartridge, cleaning cartridge and product documentation
    Model number (color):
    TC-L62AN-EY (black)

  • Quantum LTO-6 HH tape drive, Tabletop Kit, 6Gb/s SAS (SFF8088)
    Includes data cartridge, cleaning cartridge,SFF8088 to SFF8088 mini-SAS cable, worldwide power cords and product documentation
    Model number (color):
    TC-L62BN-AR (black)

  • Quantum LTO-6 HH tape drive, 1U Rackmount Kit, 6Gb/s SAS (SFF8088)
    Includes data cartridge, cleaning cartridge,SFF8088 to SFF8088 mini-SAS cable, mounting kit, worldwide power cords and product documentation
    Model number (color):
    TC-L63CN-AR (black/single drive)

SAS HBA Bundles:

  • Quantum LTO-6 HH tape drive, Internal Kit, SAS HBA bundle, 6Gb/s SAS
    Includes data cartridge, cleaning cartridge, SFF8484 to SFF8482 cable, LSI PCI express SAS HBA and product documentation. Not compatible with Macintosh.
    Model number (color):
    TC-L62AN-EZ (black)

  • Quantum LTO-6 HH tape drive, Tabletop Kit, SAS HBA Bundle, 6Gb/s SAS
    Includes data cartridge, cleaning cartridge, SFF8088 to SFF8088 SAS cable, LSI PCI express SAS HBA, worldwide power cords and product documentation. Not compatible with Macintosh.
    Model number (color):
    TC-L62BN-EZ (black)




*Specifications are subject to change without notification.



New functionality allows customers to simply drag and drop files to LTO-6 as they would to a hard drive using Linear Tape File System (LTFS) software. This eliminates the need for backup software and allows the information written to tape to be exchanged easily between different users, operating systems, and software. This is highly beneficial for many applications including media and entertainment, geospatial imaging, other video and imaging applications, long-term archiving, and other applications where removing the dependence on a proprietary format is important. LTFS is compatible with Windows, Linux and Apple Macintosh.

LTFS Version 2.0 or higher is required for LTO-6 (Linux, Mac, and Windows).