Scalar i6

Efficient, Intelligent, Enterprise-Scale Tape Storage


Best-in-Class Storage Density

Proactive Monitoring and Diagnostics

Secure in-library vaulting

80 PLUS-Certified Power Supplies

Redundant power supplies and path failover



System Capacity
Max Capacity TB (PB)*
No. of Modules Form Factor Max Slots Max Drives TB PB TB PB
1 (1CM) 6U 100 3 625 .6 1,500 1.5
2 (1CM, 1EM) 12U 200 6 1,250 1.25 3,000 3.0
3 (1CM, 2EM) 18U 300 9 1,875 1.9 4,500 4.5
4 (1CM, 3EM) 24U 400 12 2,500 2.5 6,000 6.0
5 (1CM, 4EM) 30U 500 15 3,125 3.1 7,500 7.5
6 (1CM, 5EM) 36U 600 18 3,750 3.75 9,000 9.0
7 (1CM, 6EM) 42U 700 21 4,375 4.4 10,500 10.5
8 (1CM, 7EM) 48U 800 24 5,000 5.0 12,000 12.0
Minimum capacity is 25 slots; additional slots can be activated with a Capacity-on-Demand (CoD) license.
*Assumes 2.5:1 compression


Interface Options: 8Gb fibre channel for library control and data; 1GbE for management
Inventory Speeds: Ranges from approx. 1 min to 6 min. depending on configuration
Firmware Updates: Customers can choose to have automatic checks for firmware updates, to ensure use of the latest library and drive code levels.
Configuration: Auto-discovery and auto-calibration for installed/added components (modules, tapes, drives, magazines, etc.)
Library Partitioning: Supports up to 15 partitions
Import/Export: Configurable, 0-50 in 5-slot increments for every module


Library MSBF: Greater than 2,000,000
Library MTTR: 30 minutes
Power: Optional 2N power
Diagnostics: Proactive diagnostics embedded within the library monitor major subsystems, runs self-diagnostic procedures, and policy-based communications to system administrators
Module Upgrade: Any module may be added in less than 30 minutes; all components are customer-installable.


Module HxWxD
Control Module 10.4" x 17.4" x 36.4" (26.5cm x 44.1cm x 92.45cm)
Expansion Module 10.4" x 17.4" x 36.4" (26.3cm x 44.1cm x 92.45cm)


Consult the most recent Quantum Software Compatibility Guide at for a complete list of software and platforms compatible with Scalar i6.


Safety Standards: IEC60950 with worldwide country deviations
Emissions Standards: CNS13438 Class A, EN55022:2010 Class A,
FCC Part 15 Class A, KN 32, VCCI
Immunity Standards: EN55024, KN 35
International Certifications: CE (Europe), VCCI (Japan) TUV/GS (Germany),
FCC (USA), ICES (Canada), cTUVus (USA & Canada),
EAC (EuroAsian Conformity Mark), KCC (Korea), BSMI (Taiwan)


Electrical: 100-240 VAC, 50-60Hz
Power: 80 PLUS certified power supplies
Temperature: 16 to 35°C operating
Humidity: 20 to 80% non-condensing operating


Drive Type Cartridge Capacity
Native/Compressed* (TB)
Drive Throughput
Native/Compressed* (MB/sec)
LTO-7 6.0 / 15.0 300 / 750
LTO-6 2.5 / 6.25 160 / 400
LTO-7 and LTO-6 tape drives support encryption and LTFS.
*Assumes 2.5:1 compression


EDLM: Automated, policy-based data integrity checks
Active Vault: In-library media vaulting
Advanced Reporting: Media Integrity Analysis report, Media Usage report, Drive Utilization report, Media Security report and media removal notifications, Report scheduling with automated report creation and delivery to distribution lists
Control Path Failover: Provides redundant connectivity for robotics control

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