DLT8000

The high-performance, high-capacity, streaming cartridge tape product for efficient data backup for midrange and high-end computing systems.

FEATURES SUMMARY:

With Quantum’s DLT advanced linear recording technology, a highly accurate tape guide system, and an adaptive control mechanism, the system is ideally suited for mid-range systems, network servers, and high-end workstations and systems.

Formatted capacity of 80GB and sustained user data transfer rate of up to 12MB/sec (native capacity is 40GB; native data transfer rate is 6MB/sec).

Superior error detection and correction • Extensive embedded diagnostic/self-test software • Dual-speed recording • Fast access to data via tape mark directory • Tape-loadable firmware

 
  • DLT8000TTTabletop
  • DLTD_8000BRInternal

Performance

Native sustained transfer rate 6 MB/s
2:1 Compressed transfer rate 12 MB/s
Native formatted capacity 40 GB
2:1 compressed capacity 80 GB
Average file access time 60 sec
Interfaces available SCSI-2 Fast / Wide, SE / LVD or HVD

Environmental Limits

Operating Temperature 50 to 104 F / 10 to 40 C
Non-condensing humidity 20% to 80%
Altitude +40,000' max
Non-operating Temperature -40 to 151 F/-40 to 66 C
Non-condensing humidity 10% to 95%

Power

Voltage +5V, +12V
Power consumption 28 Watts (average read / write operation)

Reliability

MTBF 250,000 hours at 100% duty cycle
Media durability 1,000,000 passes / 15,000 uses
Head Life 50,000 hours
Uncorrected error rate 1 x 1017 bits read
Undetected error rate 1 x 1027 bits read
Warranty 3 years

Physical

Internal
Width 5.7"/ 144.8 mm
Height 3.25"/ 82.5 mm
Depth 9"/ 228.6 mm
Weight - varies by configuration 6 lb/ 2.9 kg
Internal Drive 
Width 5.75"/ 144.8 mm
Height 3.25"/ 82.5 mm
Depth 9"/ 228.6 mm

Media Compatibility

DLTtape III 10GB native capacities
DLTtape IIIxt 15GB native capacity
DLTtape IV 20, 35, and 40GB native capacities
DLT cleaning tape 20 uses
Effective December 30 2009, we will no longer offer support or repair for the DLT8000 stand alone drives. Feel free to visit our Knowledge Base for available technical information. Click here if you would like to find out about available products.
Note: Veritas BackupExec and Veritas NetBackup Drivers
If you are using Veritas BackupExec or Veritas NetBackup you should use the device driver that came with your software backup package.
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    WinNT

    Device driver to allow use of DLTtape Tape Drives with Windows NT 4.0 running on Intel x86 platforms. This is a self-extracting, compressed file that unzips into a set of files. Please view the README.TXT file for installation instructions.
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    Win2K/2K3/XP (x86, x64)

    The device driver allows you to use DLT tape drives with Windows 2000, Windows XP and Windows Server 2003 running on x86 and x64 platforms. This is a self-extracting, compressed file that unzips into a set of files. Please view the ReadMe.htm file for installation instructions.

    The driver download is a self-extracting compressed file that unzips into a set of files. See the ReadMe.htm file for installation instructions, then access the StorageCare Sage Dashboard application from either the Windows Start menu or Device Manager.
Effective December 30 2009, we will no longer offer support or repair for the DLT8000 stand alone drives. Feel free to visit our Knowledge Base for available technical information. Click here if you would like to find out about available products.
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    V87

    V87 update is recommended for improved compatibility with Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) and Operating Systms (OS), as well as overall product reliability improvement.
    Note: This firmware is for standalone drives only. If your drive is in a library contact your service representative regarding firmware updates.
    Instructions for upgrading firmware via a FUP tape can be found here.
Effective December 30 2009, we will no longer offer support or repair for the DLT8000 stand alone drives. Feel free to visit our Knowledge Base for available technical information. Click here if you would like to find out about available products.

 

StorageCare Sage xTalk Management Console

In less than thirty minutes xTalk will evaluate your tape drive's health.

Select your Operating System:

   

Drive Firmware Upgrade

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    DFU for Windows

    Device driver to allow use of DLTtape Tape Drives with Windows NT 4.0 running on Intel x86 platforms. This is a self-extracting, compressed file that unzips into a set of files. Please view the README.TXT file for installation instructions.
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    DFU for Linux

    Device driver to allow use of DLTtape Tape Drives with Windows NT 4.0 running on Intel x86 platforms. This is a self-extracting, compressed file that unzips into a set of files. Please view the README.TXT file for installation instructions.
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    DFU for Solaris

    Device driver to allow use of DLTtape Tape Drives with Windows NT 4.0 running on Intel x86 platforms. This is a self-extracting, compressed file that unzips into a set of files. Please view the README.TXT file for installation instructions.

Density Select

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    Density Select

    Density Select is a utility that enables users to specify that an SDLT 160/320 tape drive write data cartridges that are backward compatible with SDLT 110/220 tape drives.
    Note: The use of the term data cartridge in these instructions refers to Super DLTtape I data cartridges.
    Unzip the downloaded file and double-click PCD.exe to begin installation.
Effective December 30 2009, we will no longer offer support or repair for the DLT8000 stand alone drives. Feel free to visit our Knowledge Base for available technical information. Click here if you would like to find out about available products.

Product Use Guides

Planning and Installation Guides

Reference Guides

Effective December 30 2009, we will no longer offer support or repair for the DLT8000 stand alone drives. Feel free to visit our Knowledge Base for available technical information. Click here if you would like to find out about available products.

Resources