Scalar i6000

Designed for enterprise customers needing the highest level of scale, performance and security to meet the most demanding archive and long-term compliance requirements

FEATURES SUMMARY:

Twice the slot density of the competition | Scales to 75PB; holds almost 5PB per 19" rack.

Comprehensive high availability features | Dual Robots, Redundant Power, Dual Path, Dual Ethernet, SAN fabric Dual Path.

Broadest suite of Data Integrity and Management features | EDLM (extended data life management), Active Vault, Advanced Reporting, iLayer™, Bulk Load I/E.

BUY QUANTUM BRAND LTO MEDIA

QUANTUM BRAND LTO MEDIA

Quantum LTO data cartridges are optimized for high performance, quality and reliability when used in a Quantum library, ensuring low error rates and long-term durability.

Total Drive, Cartridge and Capacity Ranges

Technology1  Drives Cartridges Capacity (TB)2 
LTO-7 1 to 192 100 to 12,006 180,090
LTO-6 1 to 192 100 to 12,006 75,038
LTO-5 1 to 192 100 to 12,006 36,018
Please see www.quantum.com for more drive specifications.
1. Available in IBM or HP models.
2. Assumes 2:1 compression for LTO-5. Assumes 2.5:1 compression for LTO-6 and LTO-7.

Operation

Drive Interface: Native Storage Networking 8Gb FC, Native 8Gb FC,
Storage Networking 4Gb FC
Library Interface: 8Gb FC bridged through the drive, or 4Gb FC bridged
through the integrated I/O blade
Inventory Speed: 100 slots in 20 seconds
Configuration: Auto-discovery and auto-calibration for installed/added
components (modules, tapes, drives, magazines, etc.)

Import/Export

Control Module: One I/E Station with 24 LTO slots
Expansion Modules: Option for no import export, 24 LTO slot I/E station,
or 72 LTO slot I/E station;
I/E station options only available on first seven expansion modules;
Up to 7 I/E Stations
24 LTO Slot I/E Stations
72 LTO Slot I/E Stations
Maximum I/E Station Slots: 528 LTO Slots
Extended I/E: Supports any number of logical I/E slots up to
240 per partition

Physical

System HxWxD
Control Module : 77.4"x24.3"x38.3" (196.6cmx61.7cmx97.4cm)
Expansion Module 77.4"x23.6"x38.3" (196.6cmx59.9cmx97.4cm

Drive Capacity and Performance

Drive Type1  Cartridge Capacity
Native/Compresssed2 (TB)
 
Drive Throughput
Native/Compresssed2 (MB/sec)
Encryption Support LTFS 
LTO-7 6.0 / 15.0 300/750 Yes Yes
LTO-6 2.5 / 6.25 160/400 Yes Yes
LTO-5 1.5 / 3.0 140/280 Yes Yes
Please see www.quantum.com for more drive specifications.
1. Available in IBM or HP models.
2. Assumes 2:1 compression for LTO-5. Assumes 2.5:1 compression for LTO-6 and LTO-7.

Environmental

Electrical: 115-230 VAC, 2-16 kVA
Temperature: 15 to 32°C operating
Humidity: 10 to 90% non-condensing operating

Reliability

Library MCBF: Greater than 2,000,000
Library MTTR: 20 minutes
Power: Optional 2N power for all systems and drives
Diagnostics: Embedded monitoring of major subsystems, self-diagnostic procedures, and policy-based e-mail and pager alerts to system administrators and Quantum Global
Services
Module Upgrade: Expansion Modules can be easily installed in less than a day.

Compliance and Certification

Safety: UL-1950 ITE, CSA950, EN 60950
Emissions: FCC #47 CFR, Part 15, Class A, CSA C108.9M, EN
55022, Class
Immunity: IEC (1000-4-2,-3,-4)
International: CE
Note: Quantum Tape Drive drivers can be found on the individual drive download page.
Note: HP and IBM Tape Drive Drivers
HP and IBM Tape Drive drivers must be obtained from the HP or IBM websites. For your convenience, the following document will assist you in this process.
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.
 
  • Windows Server 2008 R2, 2012 and 2012 R2 Device Driver for Scalar i2000/i6000 Tape Libraries
    Download 
  • Windows Device Driver for i2000/i6000
    Download 

SNAPI Client Plug-in for Scalar i6000

Note: The SNAPI Client Plug-in for Scalar i6000 is used to enable EDLM communication from the library to a StorNext Storage Manager server that has the SNAPI component installed. Refer to the Scalar i6000 User's Guide for additional information.
  • SNAPI Client Plug-in 2.0.1 Version 120i.GE004.
    Download 

Advanced Path Failover Drivers for HP Drives

Note: Advanced Path Failover drivers work in conjunction with HP LTO-6 FH FC drives that are installed in Scalar i6000 library. The minimum firmware version for drives is J3LZ and for libraries is i11.2.5
  • Advanced Path Failover Driver for Linux
    Download 
  • Advanced Path Failover Driver for Windows 2008 x64
    Download 
  • Advanced Path Failover Driver for Windows 2012
    Download 

Advanced Path Failover Drivers for IBM Drives

Note: The minimum firmware version for drives is E6Q6 (IBM LTO5) / E6R6 (IBM LTO6) and for libraries is i12.1
  • Advanced Path Failover Driver for Linux
    Download 
  • Advanced Path Failover Driver for Windows
    Download 
  • Advanced Path Failover Driver for AIX
    Download 
  • Installation and Users Guide
    Download 

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

  • Scalar i6000 i12.4.3

    Library Firmware Version for Scalar i6000 with Gen 2 Electronics.
  • Scalar i6000 i11.3

    Library Firmware Version for Scalar i6000 with Gen 2 Electronics.
  • Scalar i6000 i10.5

    Library Firmware Version for Scalar i6000 without Gen 2 Electronics.

Current Certified Tape Drive Firmware Versions

note NOTE: i12 firmware and later require Gen 2 robotics and Gen 2 electronics.

note NOTE: Certified drive firmware versions shown below are also certified for previous versions of library firmware.

   i10.5  i11.3  i12.4.3 
  Current Production Current Production Current Production
i6000 Library 656Q.GS01501 675Q.GS04301 737Q.GS01000
IBM LTO-1 FC 5AU1 5AU1 5AU1
IBM LTO-1 SCSI 5AU1 5AU1 5AU1
IBM LTO-2 FC A4N0 A4N0 A4N0
IBM LTO-2 SCSI A4N0 A4N0 A4N0
IBM LTO-3 FC 2G 93GM 93GM 93GM
IBM LTO-3 FC 4G 93GM 93GM 93GM
HP LTO-3 FC 2G L67Z L67Z L67Z
HP LTO-3 FC 4G M69Z M69Z M69Z
IBM LTO-4 FC 4G C7QH C7QH C7QH
HP LTO-4 FC 4G H64Z H64Z H64Z
IBM LTO-5 FC 8G G360 G360 G360
HP LTO-5 FC 8G I6PZ I6PZ I6PZ
IBM LTO-6 FC 8G G350 G350 G350
IBM LTO-6 SAS     G350
HP LTO-6 FC 8G J5EZ J5EZ J5EZ
IBM LTO-7 FC 8G     G5S0
IBM LTO-7 SAS     G5S1

There are no downloadable Diagnostics for this product

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