LTO-3 Drives

Enterprise-class performance and enhanced reliability

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Compressed Capacity 800 GB
Native Capacity 400 GB
Recording Format LTO-3
Interface Type Ultra 160 SCSI


Min/Max Operating Temp 10/40 C
Max Operating Humidity 80%
Max Operating Shock 10 Gs, 11 ms
Max Non-Operating Shock 40 Gs, 11 ms
Max Operating Vibration .5 G, 43-1000 Hz (sweep), .35 G Dwell
Max Non-Operating Vibration 1.0 G, 15-500 Hz, 5-500 (sweep)


Native Sustained Transfer Rate up to 245 GB per hour
Compressed Sustained Transfer Rate up to 324 GB per hour
Compressed Burst Transfer Rate 160 MB/sec
Average File Access Time 68 sec
Backup Speed up to 245 GB/hour
Compressed Backup Speed up to 324 GB/hour
Buffer Memory Size 128 MB
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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    LTO Tape Drive Driver for Windows

    The device driver allows you to use LTO tape drives with Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003 and Vista running on x86 and x64 platforms. This is a self-extracting, compressed file that unzips into a set of files. Please view the Lto ReadMe.htm file for installation instructions
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    Certance/Seagate LTO 3 800GB Tape Drive Driver for Windows NT 4.0

    Certance/Seagate LTO 3 800GB Tape Drive Driver for Windows NT 4.0 - - ViperNT4.sys for Intel 32-bit Computers
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    Certance/Seagate LTO 3 800GB Tape Drive Driver for NetVault

    Certance/Seagate LTO 3 800GB Tape Drive Driver for NetVault - sealt03.npk
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    This version of firmware includes support for WORM (Write Once Read Many) technology. This firmware is for stand-alone drives only. If your drive is part of a library or was purchased through an OEM, contact the vendor for the latest code that has been tested as part of the system.
    Upgrade instructions 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.

Select your Operating System:


Tape Rx

Drive Firmware Upgrade

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    DFU for Linux

    Drive Firmware Upgrade for Linux
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    DFU for NetWare

    Drive Firmware Upgrade for NetWare
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    DFU for Solaris

    Drive Firmware Upgrade for Solaris

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