LTO-3A Drive

Enterprise-class performance and enhanced reliability

  • Quantum LTO-3 A Tape DriveTabletop


Tabletop 2U Rackmount
Width 6.88" / 164.46 mm 16.8" / 426.7 mm
Height 6.48" / 174.75 mm 3.4" / 86.36 mm
Depth 12.6" / 320 mm 22.4" / 568.9 mm
Weight 14 lb / 6.35 kg 14 lb / 6.35 kg


Operating Temperature 50° to 104° F / 10° to 40° C
Non-condensing humidity 80%
Altitude 10,000' max
Non-operating Temperature -40° to 149° F/-40° to 66° C
Non-operating Non-condensing humidity 10% to 95%


Drive Read/Write Transfer rate 68 MB/second, native
Formatteed Capacity 400GB native
Maximum Throughput 68 MB/second, native
Average file access time 20 sec
Interfaces available Gigabit Ethernet


Voltage +5V, +12V
Power consumption Less than 36 Watts maximum peak, less than 28 Watts typical


MTBF 250,000 hours @ 100% duty cycle
MCBF 100,000 load / thread / unload


LTO 3 media 400 GB native capacity
Archive storage 30 years
Durability 5000 load/unload cycles

IP Services

FTP server with MXF service extensions
FTP Java client with partial restore support
HTTP Server – Cross platform configuration, status, and FTP client
SNMP monitoring (DLTSage™)

MXF Services

Metadata - File directory & basic MXF metadata available within 18 seconds of cartridge load
- Display basic metadata in FTP client and Windows Explorer™ properties
- Retrieve full MXF header
Partial restore of essence Generates new MXF file
Essences Supported: Mpeg 2 "I" Frame, Mpeg 4 proxy, D10
(IMX 30-40-50 Mb/s), DvCam , DVCPro 25/50
DVCProHD 720P/50 & 720P/60
Operational Patterns: OP1A, OP-Atom
Descriptive Metadata: Scheme 1 DMS1
  • There are no user updateable drivers for this product.
    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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    V3.0.11 Server Firmware

    Latest version of Server Firmware for the LTO-3A
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    LTO 3A V2078 Drive Firmware

    Latest version of Drive Firmware for the LTO-3A
    Note: LTO3-A drive code below version 2024
    If you are running LTO-3A drive code below version 2024, you should update to the latest drive firmware posted.
  • There are no diagnostic downloads for this product.

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