Scalar i40/i80 Tape Library

Scalable. Affordable.

A simple and affordable tape library, designed for larger SMB environments.

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What is Scalar i40/i80?

Now entry-level and midrange storage environments can benefit from Quantum's intelligent tape libraries. With Scalar i40 and i80 tape libraries, small and medium-sized businesses spend less time and money on backup, simplifying everything from initial installation and setup to ongoing management, and even adding capacity as storage needs grow. The integrated iLayer software allows you to benefit from reduced management time and a 50 percent reduction in service calls. And with more than 50,000 iLayer installations around the world, you can feel confident choosing Quantum Scalar tape libraries.

The simplest possible installation, operation and scaling.

Capacity-on-Demand feature enables easy in-box expansion.

iLayer intelligent management simplifies library management, freeing up valuable time.

Industry-leading Reliability Availability Serviceability (RAS) features and proactive monitoring have proven to reduce service calls 50%.

Appliance that presents tapes as NAS storage, enabling new ways to manage and access archive files.

Scalar i40/i80 Specifications

Now available with LTO-7!

Bringing intelligent iLayer benefits to small and medium-sized businesses. Expands to up to 40 slots (i40) or 80 slots (i80) of Capacity-on-Demand.

  Scalar i40 Scalar i80
  Base Configuration With COD License Base Configuration With COD License
Active Tape Slots 25 40 50 80
Max. capacity (LTO-7)
@ 2.5:1 compression
375TB 600TB 750TB 1,200TB
Max. capacity (LTO-6)
@ 2.5:1 compression
156.25TB 250TB 312TB 500TB
Max. capacity (LTO-5)
@ 2:1 compression
75TB 120TB 150TB 240TB
Import/Export 0, 5, or 20 0, 5, or 20 0, 5, 10, 20, 25, or 40 0, 5, 10, 20, 25, or 40
Rack Space 3U 6U
Physical Dimensions
(H × W × D)
5.2" × 17.5" × 31.2"
(13.2cm × 44.6cm × 79.2cm)
10.4" × 17.5" × 31.2"
(26.4cm × 44.6cm × 79.2cm)
Weight 45 lbs (20.5 Kg) 66 lbs (30 Kg)
No. of Drives Supported Up to 2 Up to 5 (w/ LTO-6 and LTO-5)
Up to 3 (with LTO-7)
Barcode Reader Standard
Remote Management Standard
Partitioning Standard
Drive Type LTO-5, LTO-6, and LTO-7
Interface Options FC (8Gb with LTO-5, LTO-6, and LTO-7) LC connector
SAS (6Gb with LTO-5, LTO-6, and LTO-7) SFF-8088 connector
Barcode Reader 10/100Mbs Ethernet Port RJ45 Connector

Inside the Quantum Scalar i40/i80

I’ve been really impressed with the Quantum organization and products. The whole experience has been so stellar I just can’t recommend the company highly enough.
Kory Willis, IT Support Manager, Treehouse Interactive See their story

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* Assumes 2.5:1 compression for LTO-7.