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DLT & AIT VLS

VLS
  • Library

Operation

DLT   
Cartridge Change: 10 seconds maximun
Indicators: LCD menu display for configuration and diagnostic status, Power and Lock status LEDs
Controls: 8-button Keypad
AIT  
Cartridge Change: 8 seconds, maximum
Indicators: LCD menu display, Power LED and Lock LED to monitor and control system status, diagnostics and configuration
Controls: 8-button keypad
Drive Indicators: Status, Error Codes
Interface: High density, 68 pin

Performance

Drive Type: VLS DLT400 VLS DLT700 AIT-1
Data Capacity1 Native:
140 GB
245 GB
385 GB
Data Capacity (with 2:1 Compression):
245 GB
490 GB
770 GB
Transfer Rate Native:
90 MB/min.
300 MB/min.
180 MB/min
Transfer Rate (With Dual-Drives):  
Up to 360 MB/min
Transfer Rate Compressed:
180 MB/min.
600 MB/min.
360 MB/min
Transfer Rate Compressed (With Dual-Drives):
Up to 720 MB/min
SCSI Interface:
SCSI-2, Fast SE
SCSI-2, Fast/Wide SE or Differential
SCSI-2, Fast/Wide SE or HVD
File Access Time (Avg):
68 sec
60 sec
<37 seconds
Data Compression:
On-board DCLZ with variable block size
ALDC (Adaptive Lossless Data Compression)
Recording Format:
Multiple Track, Linear Serpentine
Helical Scan
Data Buffer:
2MB, cache buffer adjusts to host rates
4MB, cache buffer adjusts to host rates
4 MB
Removable Magazine:    
11-Cartridge Capacity
Media:
DLTtape IV
DLTtape IV
SDX1-35C
Tape Length:
1800 ft.
1800 ft.
230 meters
Recording Density:
82,000
86,000
116,000
Tracks Per Tape:
128
208
 
1. Assumes 230m media. For 170m, reduce capacity by approximately 28%.

Environmental

DLT  
Electrical: 100-240 VAC; 50-60Hz; 1-0.5A; Auto Voltage Select
Maximum Altitude: 30,000 ft (9144 m)
Operating Temperature: 10 to 40 °C Operating
Operating Humidity: 20% to 80% Non-Condensing
Noise Level: <45 dBA
Vibration: 0.25g (5-500Hz) Operating
0.50g (5-500Hz) Storage/Shipping
Shock: 2g Operating
0g Storage/Shipping
Impact test per ISTA for storage/shipping
BTU/Hour: 225
AIT  
Electrical: 100 - 240 VAC, 50-60 Hz; 1-0.5A, Auto Voltage Select
Maximum Altitude: 10,000 ft (3076 m)
Operating Temperature: 10 to 40 °C operating
Operating Humidity: 20 to 80% Non-Condensing Operating
Noise Level: <45 dBA
Vibration: 0.25g (5-500 Hz) Operating
0.50g (5-500 Hz) Storage/Shipping
Shock: 2g Operating, 30g Storage/Shipping
Impact tested per ISTA for storage/shipping
BTU/Hour: 250

Power

Voltage +5V, +12V
Power consumption 35 Watts typical streaming/writing

Reliability

DLT  
Hard Error Rate: Less than 1 in 10^17 bits read
Tape Shelf Life: 30 years minimum (at 20 °C, 40% RH)
Maintenance: Periodic drive head cleaning with DLT Cleaning Cartridge
MSBF: Greater than 100,000 cartridge changes
MTBF: Greater than 80,000 power on hours
MTTR: Less than 30 minutes
Error Correction Code: Reed-Solomon ECC; 64-bit CRC on each 4KB of data; 16-bit CRC on each record; Internal parity checking on cache buffer
AIT  
Hard Error Rate: Less than 1 in 10^17 bits
Tape Shelf Life: 30 years minimum (at 20 °C, 40% RH)
Maintenance: Cleaning not required unless indicated by drive LCD
MSBF: Greater than 100,000 cartridge changes
MTBF: Greater than 200,000 power-on hours
MTTR: Within 30 minutes
Error Correction Code: Read-After-Write, Enhanced C3 ECC

Physical

System  Dimensions  Weight  Rack Height
DLT  17.4"W x 20.45"D x 8" H
(43.2cm x 51.9cm x 20.3cm)
35 lbs. (15.9kg) 6u or 10.5" (26.7cm)
AIT 17.4"W x 16.25"D x 8"H (43.2cm x 41.3cm x 20.3cm) 30 lbs (13.6kg), 32 lbs (14.5kg), with dual drives  

Compliance and Certification

Safety: UL-1950/CUL C 22.2 No. 950, TUV EN 60950
Emissions Standards: FCC #47, Part 15, Class B, EN 55022, Class B
Immunity Standards: EN50082-1
International Certifications: CE ( Europe )

There are no downloadable drivers for this product.

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.

  • VLS 4mm Library, rev. 2.31
  • VLS 8mm Library, rev. 2.31
  • VLS DLT Library, rev. 2.31
  • VLS DLT Library, rev. 3.05

There are no diagnostic downloads for this product.