Advanced automation
at an affordable

The SuperLoader 3 brings you a full suite of advanced features at an affordable price with easy integration, an intuitive user interface, and compatibility with a broad range of backup software packages. And because you can easily expand from 8 to 16 cartridge slots, your investment is protected as your needs grow.

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What is SuperLoader 3?

Designed for simple and reliable backups, the SuperLoader® 3 offers an exclusive package of advanced features including StorageCare® Guardian, remote management, and barcode reader—all at no additional cost. It also gives you the widest range of drive options in the industry to support data requirements up to 3,840 TB—with the flexibility to expand as your storage needs grow.

Complete Solution with StorageCare Guardian – A remote monitoring and diagnostics tool that proactively monitors your SuperLoader 3 over the Internet and uses intelligent diagnostics to remotely service the unit if necessary

Backup with Deduplication – Includes DATASTOR Shield backup software; reduces data by 20X. Up to 400 TB* of capacity with standard compression; up to 3,840 TB of capacity with DATASTOR Shield.

*2.5:1 compression, 20:1 deduplication

SuperLoader 3 Specifications

Drive Capacity and Performance

Autoloader Capacity Native/compressed/ Deduplicated* (TB) 24 / 48 / 480 40 / 100 / 800 96 / 240 / 1,920 192 / 480 / 3,840
Performance Native/compressed/ Deduplicated* (TB/Hr) 0.504 / 1.0 / 10.0 0.576 / 1.44 / 11.52 1.08 / 2.70 / 21.60 1.08 / 2.70 / 21.60
Host Interface 6Gb/s SAS 6Gb/s SAS 6Gb/s SAS 6Gb/s SAS
*2.5:1 compression for LTO-6 and newer, 2:1 for LTO-5, 20:1 deduplication

Backup Software

Included Software DATASTOR Shield Single Server Backup
Deduplication Rate 20:1 (typical)
Software Compatibility Windows Only
Backup Methods Disk-to-disk-to-tape, disk-to-tape, archive-to-tape in native format
Upgradeable Yes to multiple servers, SQL, Exchange, SharePoint, Bare Metal, Cloud and other functionality


MSBF 1,500,000
MTTR <30 min
Cartridge Capacity 8 or 16 cartridges
Management Requirements Integrated Web-based Management standard on all SuperLoader 3 products
Power Requirements 90 to 256VAC

Physical Specifications

Width (in/cm) 16.7 / 42.42
Height (in/cm) 3.41 / 8.66
Length (in/cm) 27.5 / 69.85
Weight (lbs/kg) 31 / 14.06


1 Year Rapid Exchange


Cartridge Loader Single front loader slot (import port) and bulk cartridge loading in removable active magazines.
On-board Remote Management Tools: 10/100baseT Ethernet
Available Operations Review System Status, Remote Diagnostics, Browse System Logs, Configuration, Firmware Upgrades, Drive Operations, Remote Management, Check Inventory, System Upgrades
Barcode Reader Standard


Temperature Range (Dry Bulb) Operating +10ºC to +35ºC
Non-Operating -40ºC to +65ºC
Temperature Variation Operating 10ºC per hour
Non-Operating 20ºC per hour
Humidity Operating 20% to 80% non-condensing
Non-Operating 10% to 90% non-condensing
Gradient 10% per hour without condensation
Wet Bulb Operating 26ºC max
Non-Operating 29ºC max
Altitude Operating -500 to 10,000 feet (-153m to 3048m)
Non-Operating -500 to 40,000 feet (-153m to 12192m)

Agency Approvals

Safety U.S. (UL 1950)
Canada (CSA 22.2 No. 950) Europe (EN60950/IEC 950)
EMI/RFI ECC Directive 89336 CD BS6527 (UK)
EN 55022 (EU) EN 55024 (EU) CFR 47, 1995 FCC Rules
Part 15B Class B (MDOC) IEC-003 Canada V-3/97.04
VCCI Class B (Japan) AS/NZS 3548 Australia/New
Zealand (C-tick Mark) CNS 13438 BSMI Class A Taiwan
Agency Markings CD, VCCI, UL, FCC, CSA


Software/Hardware Go to for the most up-to-date tested solutions.

SuperLoader 3 Models

Model Number Description
EC-LLPAE-YF-C LTO-5HH SAS 8 Slots/1 Magazine
EC-L2PAE-YF-C LTO-5HH SAS 16 Slots/2 Magazines
E7-LLSAE-YF-C LTO-6HH SAS 8 Slot/1 Magazine
E7-L2SAE-YF-C LTO-6HH SAS 16 Slots/2 Magazines
E7-LLYAE-YF LTO-7HH SAS 8 Slot/1 Magazine
E7-L2YAE-YF LTO-7HH SAS 16 Slots/2 Magazines
HBA (6Gb/s, PCIe)
10 pcs Media
16 Slots/2 Magazines
HBA (6Gb/s, PCIe)
10 pcs Media
16 Slots/2 Magazines
HBA (6Gb/s, PCIe)
10 pcs Media
16 Slots/2 Magazines
*European models with LTO have -YE instead of -YF, or -HE instead of -HF

Inside the SuperLoader 3