Scalar i6

Efficient, Intelligent, Enterprise-Scale Tape Storage


Best-in-Class Storage Density

Proactive Monitoring and Diagnostics

Secure in-library vaulting

80 PLUS-Certified Power Supplies

Redundant power supplies and path failover



System Capacity
Max Capacity TB (PB)*
No. of Modules Form Factor Max Slots Max Drives TB PB TB PB
1 (1CM) 6U 100 3 625 .6 1,500 1.5
2 (1CM, 1EM) 12U 200 6 1,250 1.25 3,000 3.0
3 (1CM, 2EM) 18U 300 9 1,875 1.9 4,500 4.5
4 (1CM, 3EM) 24U 400 12 2,500 2.5 6,000 6.0
5 (1CM, 4EM) 30U 500 15 3,125 3.1 7,500 7.5
6 (1CM, 5EM) 36U 600 18 3,750 3.75 9,000 9.0
7 (1CM, 6EM) 42U 700 21 4,375 4.4 10,500 10.5
8 (1CM, 7EM) 48U 800 24 5,000 5.0 12,000 12.0
Minimum capacity is 25 slots; additional slots can be activated with a Capacity-on-Demand (CoD) license.
*Assumes 2.5:1 compression


Interface Options: 8Gb fibre channel for library control and data; 1GbE for management
Inventory Speeds: Ranges from approx. 1 min to 6 min. depending on configuration
Firmware Updates: Customers can choose to have automatic checks for firmware updates, to ensure use of the latest library and drive code levels.
Configuration: Auto-discovery and auto-calibration for installed/added components (modules, tapes, drives, magazines, etc.)
Library Partitioning: Supports up to 15 partitions
Import/Export: Configurable, 0-50 in 5-slot increments for every module


Library MSBF: Greater than 2,000,000
Library MTTR: 30 minutes
Power: Optional 2N power
Diagnostics: Proactive diagnostics embedded within the library monitor major subsystems, runs self-diagnostic procedures, and policy-based communications to system administrators
Module Upgrade: Any module may be added in less than 30 minutes; all components are customer-installable.


Module HxWxD
Control Module 10.4" x 17.4" x 36.4" (26.5cm x 44.1cm x 92.45cm)
Expansion Module 10.4" x 17.4" x 36.4" (26.3cm x 44.1cm x 92.45cm)


Consult the most recent Quantum Software Compatibility Guide at for a complete list of software and platforms compatible with Scalar i6.


Safety Standards: IEC60950 with worldwide country deviations
Emissions Standards: CNS13438 Class A, EN55022:2010 Class A,
FCC Part 15 Class A, KN 32, VCCI
Immunity Standards: EN55024, KN 35
International Certifications: CE (Europe), VCCI (Japan) TUV/GS (Germany),
FCC (USA), ICES (Canada), cTUVus (USA & Canada),
EAC (EuroAsian Conformity Mark), KCC (Korea), BSMI (Taiwan)


Electrical: 100-240 VAC, 50-60Hz
Power: 80 PLUS certified power supplies
Temperature: 16 to 35°C operating
Humidity: 20 to 80% non-condensing operating


Drive Type Cartridge Capacity
Native/Compressed* (TB)
Drive Throughput
Native/Compressed* (MB/sec)
LTO-7 6.0 / 15.0 300 / 750
LTO-6 2.5 / 6.25 160 / 400
LTO-7 and LTO-6 tape drives support encryption and LTFS.
*Assumes 2.5:1 compression


EDLM: Automated, policy-based data integrity checks
Active Vault: In-library media vaulting
Advanced Reporting: Media Integrity Analysis report, Media Usage report, Drive Utilization report, Media Security report and media removal notifications, Report scheduling with automated report creation and delivery to distribution lists
Control Path Failover: Provides redundant connectivity for robotics control
Note: Symantec BackupExec
If you are using Symantec BackupExec you should use the device driver that came with your software backup package.
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    Windows Library Driver

    Windows Server 2016 Device Driver for Scalar i6 Tape Libraries
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    Windows Library Driver

    Windows Server 2012 R2 Device Driver for Scalar i6 Tape Libraries

Advanced Path Failover Drivers for IBM Drives

  • Advanced Path Failover Driver for Linux
  • Advanced Path Failover Driver for Windows
  • Advanced Path Failover Driver for AIX
  • Installation and Users Guide

The current library firmware version is listed below. Select the link(s) of the library or drive firmware you want to download below. Only customers with active Warranty or Service Maintenance contracts may access the content.

  • Scalar i6 i2.1.1 (152G.GS005)


Current Library and Certified Tape Drive Firmware Versions

You will be prompted to enter a valid System serial number to access this content.

152G.GS005 Current Production
  Click Firmware below to begin Download
Scalar i6 Library 152G.GS005 
  md5 Checksum for Firmware 
IBM LTO-6 (FC) (FH) H990 
IBM LTO-7 (FC) (FH) HB80 
IBM LTO-8 (FC) (FH) HB82 
NOTE: iBlade customers will need to update their iBlade Base OS after upgrading to i2.1. Details are available on the Documentation Center under Devices BaseOS.  
Veeam Tape Server iBlade BaseOS v1.1.0-16 
Scalar LTFS iBlade BaseOS v1.2.0-7  


  • Download

    QCommander 1.5 for Windows

    QCommander 1.5 for Windows OS
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    QCommander 1.5 for MacOS

    QCommander 1.5 for MacOS
  • Download

    QCommander 1.5 for Linux

    QCommander 1.5 for Linux

There are no downloadable diagnostic tools for this product.

For Scalar i6 documents please visit

The Scalar i6 Documentation Center

Product Updates