Scalar LTFS Appliance

Enabling New Ways to Manage, Access and Protect Data


Scalar® Linear Tape File System (LTFS) presents a tape library as a NAS share.

Easy file access | Users can directly access archived files

Lower total storage costs | Free up primary storage, reduce backup demands

Simple “drag and drop” archive | Familiar file system views and tools

Easy installation | Start using within hours

Open standard format | Ensure data accessibility and easier portability

Access up to 18PB of archive data

Scalable configurations protect your investment




Quantum LTO data cartridges are optimized for high performance, quality and reliability when used in a Quantum library, ensuring low error rates and long-term durability.


Supported Tape Products

Compatible with Quantum Scalar Libraries:
  • Scalar i6000
  • Scalar i500
  • Scalar i80
  • Scalar i40
Requires LTO-5 or LTO-6 drives and media
Leverages standards-based protocols for writing to tape

NAS Presentation

NFS v3 (Linux) or CIFS (Windows and Mac OS)
POSIX interface support


Host Interface: 1Gb Ethernet or 10Gb Ethernet
Library/Tape Drive Interface: 6Gb SAS or 8Gb Fibre Channel


USA: Type 3-prong power cords with IEC320 C13 to Nema 5-15 connectors
International: C13 to C14 type 3-prong power cords with IEC320 C13 to IEC320 C14 connectors
Input Voltages: 100 to 240 VAC
Rated Frequency: 50 to 60Hz

High Availability Features

Mirrored disk metadata storage
Metadata backup utility
Redundant power

Most Granular Addressability

Applications and users have direct cartridge-level addressability
Access any LTFS tape cartridge in registered partitions from all connected libraries
Query individual cartridges for capacity utilization and availability

Climactic Environment

  Operating : 50° to 95°F (10° to 35°C)
  Shipping & Storage: 40° to 149°F (-40° to 65°C)
  Operating: 20 to 80% non-condensing
  Shipping & Storage: 5 to 95% non-condensing
  Operating: 50 to 10,000ft (-15.2 to 3,048m)
  Shipping & Storage: -50 to 39,370ft (-15.2 to 10,668m)

Physical Specifications

Width (in/cm) 17.19 / 43.6
Height (in/cm) 3.40 / 8.6 (2U)
Length (in/cm) 24.09 / 61
Weight (lbs/kg) 49.5 / 22.5

Agency Certifications

  IEC 60950-1 (ed. 1), CSA 60950-1-03/UL 60950-1 1st Edition
  EN55022 Class A, FCC Part 15 Class A, ICES-003 Class A, VCCI Class A,
  CISPR 22 Class A, CNS13438 Class A, KN22 Class A

note Important: The minimum current version to upgrade to Scalar LTFS 2.5 is version 2.3. If you are running a version below 2.3, DO NOT UPGRADE. Please contact Support for additional assistance.

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    Scalar LTFS Firmware Upgrade

    Scalar LTFS firmware upgrade for all Scalar LTFS 2.x systems
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    QCommander 1.5 for Windows

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    QCommander 1.5 for MacOS

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    QCommander 1.5 for Linux

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