Scalar 218

  • Scalar 218 Library


Library Interface: HVD SCSI, Fast-Wide SCSI, Serial
Media Type: DLT ½-inch, metal-particle cartridges
Indicators/Controls: 8 key (4 menu keys, 4 direction keys) keypad with LCD display to monitor and control system status, diagnostics, and configuration
Drive Type:
  • Quantum model DLT4000
  • Quantum model DLT7000
  • Quantum model DLT8000


Factor  Specifications 
  • 19.0" (w) x 24.50" (d) x 10.5" (h)
  • 48.3 cm (w) x 62.2 cm (d) x 26.7 cm (h)
  • 70 lb. (w/2 drives)
  • 31.75 Kg (w/2 drives)
Shipping Weight:
  • 90 lb. (w/2 drives)
  • 40.82 Kg (w/2 drives)


Electrical: 100-240 VAC, 47-63 Hz, 2.25 -- 1.25 A max
  • 10 to 40° C operating
  • -40 to 70° C storage and shipping
  • 20 to 80% RH, non-condensing operating
  • 90% maximum storage and shipping


Library MTBF: Greater than 80,000 power-on hours
Library MSBF: Greater than 1,000,000 cartridge changes (net, drive, and media) with scheduled maintenance
Library MTTR: 30 minutes
Power Consumption: Less than 350 Watts
Maintenance: Use cleaning cartridge whenever Use Cleaning Tape message is announced on a drive front panel.

There are no downloadable drivers for this product.

Note: Quantum Tape Drive drivers can be found on the individual drive download page.

The current library firmware version and drive firmware versions are listed below. Please Contact Quantum Support if you need the latest firmware version and you have an active Warranty or Service Maintenance Contract.

  • Scalar 218 version 1.06

  • Scalar 218M, version 1.14

There are no diagnostic downloads for this product.