LTO-3 Half-Height Model B Drives

Enterprise-class performance and enhanced reliability

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Drive Read/Write Transfer Rate Native 68 MB/second
Drive Read/Write Transfer Rate Compressed 90 MB/second (SCSI), 136 MB/second (SAS, FC)
Formatted Capacity Native 400 GB
Formatted Capacity Compressed 800 GB
Average file access time 60 sec
Interfaces available SCSI, SAS, FC


Internal w/o Bezel
Internal w/ Bezel
Width (in/mm) 8.35 / 212.1 5.76 / 146.3 5.87 / 149.1
Height (in/mm) 2.6 / 66.2 1.63 / 41.3 1.7 / 43.1
Length (in/mm) 10.73 / 272.49 8.56 / 217.5 8.76 / 222.57
Weight (lbs/kg) 8.0 / 3.63 3.66 / 1.66 3.72 / 1.69


Operating Temperature F (C) 50 to 104 (10 to 40)
Non-condensing humidity 80%
Altitude (ft. maximum) 10,000 feet MSL (at 25C)
Non-operating Temperature F (C) -40 to 149 (-40 to 66) excluding media
Non-condensing humidity 10% to 95%


Voltage +5V, +12V
Power consumption Less than 36 W Maximum Peak,
Less than 28 W Typical

Tape/Format Compatibility

LTO-3 WORM (read/write) 400GB native capacity
LTO-3 (read/write) 400GB native capacity
LTO-2 (read/write) 200GB native capacity
LTO-1 (read only) 100GB native capacity
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    LTO Tape Drive Driver for Windows

    This is a compressed file that unzips into a set of files. It contains driver version for all current 64 and 32-bit Windows OS’s.

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    Latest version of Drive Firmware for the LTO-3 Half-Height SCSI Model B drive.
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    Latest version of Drive Firmware for the LTO-3 Half-Height SAS Model B drive.


StorageCare Sage xTalk Management Console

In less than thirty minutes xTalk will evaluate your tape drive's health and determine if it needs to be sent in for service. The application also provides detailed engineering drive analysis information and the abilty to quickly download updates to the firmware, application, online help, test script and release notes.

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