The high-performance, high-capacity, streaming cartridge tape product for efficient data backup for midrange and high-end computing systems.


With Quantum’s DLT advanced linear recording technology and a precision tape guide system, the drive is ideally suited for high-end workstation, server, and network backup requirements.

Formatted capacity of 40GB and sustained user data transfer rate of 3MB/second (native capacity is 20GB; native data transfer rate is 1.5MB/sec).

Superior error detection and correction • Extensive embedded diagnostic/self-test software • Tape-loadable firmware

  • DLT4000TTTabletop
  • DLT4000BRInternal


Native sustained transfer rate 1.5 MB/s
2:1 Compressed transfer rate 3 MB/s
Native formatted capacity 20 GB
2:1 compressed capacity 40 GB
Average file access time 68 sec
Interfaces available SCSI-2 Fast, single ended or differential

Environmental Limits

Operating Temperature 50 to 104 F / 10 to 40 C
Non-condensing humidity 20% to 80%
Altitude +8,000' max
Non-operating Temperature -40 to 151 F/-40 to 66 C
Non-condensing humidity 10% to 95%


Voltage +5V, +12V
Power consumption 25 Watts (average read / write operation)


MTBF 200,000 hours at 100% duty cycle
Media durability 1,000,000 passes / 15,000 uses
Head Life 10,000 hours
Uncorrected error rate 1 x 1017 bits read
Undetected error rate 1 x 1027 bits read
Warranty 3 years


Internal Drive 
Width 5.75"/ 144.8 mm
Height 3.25"/ 82.5 mm
Depth 9"/ 228.6 mm

Media Compatibility

DLTtape III 2.6, 6, and 10GB native capacities
DLTtape IIIxt 15GB native capacity
DLTtape IV 20GB native capacity
DLT cleaning tape 20 uses
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.
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    Device driver to allow use of DLTtape Tape Drives with Windows NT 4.0 running on Intel x86 platforms. This is a self-extracting, compressed file that unzips into a set of files. Please view the README.TXT file for installation instructions.
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    Win2K/2K3/XP (x86, x64)

    The device driver allows you to use DLT tape drives with Windows 2000, Windows XP and Windows Server 2003 running on x86 and x64 platforms. This is a self-extracting, compressed file that unzips into a set of files. Please view the ReadMe.htm file for installation instructions.

    The driver download is a self-extracting compressed file that unzips into a set of files. See the ReadMe.htm file for installation instructions, then access the StorageCare Sage Dashboard application from either the Windows Start menu or Device Manager.
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    V151 update is recommended for improved compatibility with Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) and Operating Systms (OS), as well as overall product reliability improvement.
    Note: This firmware is for standalone drives only. If your drive is in a library contact your service representative regarding firmware updates.
    Instructions for upgrading firmware via a FUP tape can be found here.

StorageCare Sage xTalk Management Console - In less than thirty minutes xTalk will evaluate your tape drive's health and determine if it needs to be sent in for service. The application also provides detailed engineering drive analysis information and the abilty to quickly download updates to the firmware, application, online help, test script and release notes.

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