Scalar i500

The Intelligent Scalable Midrange Tape Library

FEATURES SUMMARY:

Faster, easier, more reliable data protection through industry-leading management, scalability, and reliability. Expands up to 2.6PB

Proactive remote diagnostics and relational diagnostics through
iLayer™ software

Enhanced encryption solutions to secure your data

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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.

Capacity Configurations

System
Module Size Max Slots Max Drives Max Capacity (TB)1
      LTO-5 LTO-6 LTO-7
5U Control Module 41 2 123 256 615
14U 133 6 399 831 1,995
23U 225 10 675 1,406 3,375
32U 317 14 951 1,981 4,755
41U 409 18 1,227 2,556 6,135

Operation

Interface Options: 8Gb fibre channel and 6Gb SAS
Inventory Speed: 55 seconds for average 5U configuration; 110 seconds for average 14U configuration
Configuration: Auto-discovery and auto-calibration for installed/added components (modules, tapes, drives, magazines, etc.), drive firmware auto-leveling
Import/Export: Up to 54 media slots in removable magazines

Reliability

Library MSBF: Greater than 2,000,000
Library MTTR: 30 minutes
Power: Optional 2N power for all systems and drives
Diagnostics: Embedded within the library; includes monitoring of major subsystems, self-diagnostic procedures, and policy-based email and pager alerts to system administrators and Quantum Global Services
Module Upgrade: Any storage module may be added in less than 30 minutes;
customer-installable components include some drives, fans,
power supplies, slot upgrades

Physical

System H x W x D   Weight
5U Base System 8.6" × 17.4" × 31.4" (21.9cm × 44.2cm × 79.8cm)   66 lbs (30 Kgs)
14U Base System 24.4" × 17.4" × 31.4" (61.9cm × 44.2cm × 79.8cm)   125 lbs (56.8 Kgs)
23U Base System 40.1" × 17.4" × 31.4" (101.9cm × 44.2cm × 79.8cm)   184 lbs (83.6 Kgs)
9U Expansion Module 15.8" × 17.4" × 31.4" (40cm × 44.2cm × 79.8cm)   59 lbs (26.8 Kgs)
Drive 8.9" × 13" × 16.4" (22.6cm × 33cm × 41.7cm)   10 lbs (4.6 Kgs)
Power Supply 8.9" × 13" × 16.4" (22.6cm × 33cm × 41.7cm)   5 lbs (2.3 Kgs)

Compliance and Certification

Safety: IEC 60950 with worldwide country deviations
Emissions Standards: CISPR 22 Class A, EN55022 Class A, EN61000-3-2, EN61000-3-3
Immunity Standards: EN55024
International Certifications: CE (Europe), VCCI (Japan), TUV/GS (Germany), FCC (USA), ICES (Canada), cTUVus (USA & Canada), GOST (Russia), MIC (Korea), BSMI (Taiwan)

Environmental

Electrical: 100-240 VAC, 50-60Hz
Temperature: 10 to 35°C operating
Humidity: 20 to 80% non-condensing operating

Drive Capacity and Performance

Drive Type Cartridge Capacity
Native/Compressed1 (TB)
Drive Throughput
Native/Compressed1 (MB/sec)
LTO-7 6.0 / 15.0 300 / 750
LTO-6 2.5 / 6.25 160 / 400
LTO-5 1.5 / 3.0 140 / 280
1 Assumes 2:1 compression for LTO-5. Assumes 2.5:1 compression for LTO-6 and LTO-7.

Software and Platforms

Consult the most recent Quantum Software Compatibility Guide on www.quantum.com for a complete list of software and platforms compatible with Scalar i500.

Advanced Features

Advanced Reporting: Media Integrity Analysis report, Media Usage report, Drive Utilization report, Security report and media removal notifications, Report scheduling with automated report creation and delivery to distribution lists
Extended Data Life Management: Media health reports of cartridges stored for long-term archive and DR, information is collected outside of normal operations:
– Automated scheduling for scanning tapes
– Notifications on test results
– Policy-based data migration to new cartridges
(only available with StorNext® Storage Manager)
Path Failover: Control Path Failover, Data Path Failover
Library Partitioning: Supports up to 18 partitions for tape consolidation
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: Symantec BackupExec
If you are using Symantec BackupExec you should use the device driver that came with your software backup package.
 
  • Download

    Windows Library Driver

    Windows 2003/2008 Server Device Driver for Scalar i500 Tape Library
  • Download

    Windows Library Driver

    Windows Server 2008 R2, 2012 and 2012 R2 Device Driver for Scalar i500 Tape Library
  • Download

    SNAPI Client Plug-in for Scalar i500

    SNAPI Client Plug-in 2.0.1 Version 120i.GE004.
    The SNAPI Client Plug-in for Scalar i500. Refer to the Scalar i500 User’s Guide for additional information.

The current library firmware version is listed below. Select the link(s) of the library or drive firmware you want below to download. Only customers with active Warranty or Service Maintenance contracts will be able to access the content.

  • Scalar i500 i8.4 670G

    noteScalar i500 libraries with IBM LTO-5 and LTO-6 tape drives must be at library code version i8.2.3 (648G.GS005) before installing the IBM LTO-5 E6Q0 and/or LTO-6 E6R0 tape drive firmware. See release notes for more detail.

     

Current Certified Tape Drive Firmware Versions

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

You will be prompted to enter a valid System serial number to access this content.

 

noteCaution: Always upgrade the drive firmware before the library firmware. If your library firmware is older than 400G please call Tech Support for assistance.

   i8.4  Current Production
  Click Firmware below to begin Download
i500 Library 670G.GS003 
  md5 Checksum for Firmware 
  Library Firmware Upgrade Instructions  
HP LTO-4 FC H64Z 
HP LTO-4 SAS A65Z 
HP LTO-5 FC I6PZ 
HP LTO-5 SAS X6IZ 
HP LTO-6 FC J5EZ 
HP LTO-6 SAS O55Z 
IBM LTO-2 FC A4N0 
IBM LTO-2 SCSI A4N0 
IBM LTO-3 FC 93GM 
IBM LTO-3 SCSI 93GM 
IBM LTO-4 FC C7QH 
IBM LTO-4 SAS C7QH 
IBM LTO-4 SCSI C7QH 
IBM LTO-5 FC G360 
IBM LTO-5 SAS G360 
IBM LTO-6 FC G350 
IBM LTO-6 SAS G350 
IBM LTO-7 FC G340 
  Tape Drive Firmware Upgrade Instructions  

noteWARNING!! Please follow the upgrade instructions carefully. Failure to follow the instructions may interrupt the upgrade process and may cause the System to be unresponsive or to require repair.

There are no diagnostic downloads for this product.

Product Updates

Product Use Guides

Planning and Installation Guides

Reference Guides

CRU Documents

Safety Guide

 

Product Training

You will be prompted to enter a valid System serial number to access this training

License Keys

Quantum Knowledge Base Information

Resources