LTO Tape Drives

Low-Cost, Simple, and Easy to Deploy offline backup solution for small IT environments

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Tape is a Key Part of a Comprehensive Data Protection Strategy

As data continues to grow, and cyber threats continue to escalate, organizations need a simple and dependable way to keep data protected. Backing up data using the backup best practice rule such as 3-2-1-1 – 3 copies of your data, in 2 different forms of media, 1 copy offsite (cloud) and 1 copy offline (on-prem tape) – is crucial for every organization, no matter what the size of the budget or the IT staff is.

Quantum's LTO tape drives are an ideal solution for backing up small data sets to tape and are available in a variety of form factors such as tabletop and rack mounted. Quantum offers LTO-9, LTO-8, and LTO-7 tape drives in a half-height form factor, and every tape drive sold includes DataStor backup software with deduplication to provide a complete backup solution.

Quantum LTO Tape Drive, Half Height, Tabletop

Quantum LTO Tape Drive, Half Height, Tabletop

For directly connecting to a workstation

Quantum LTO Tape Drive, Half Height, Single, 1U Rackmount

Quantum LTO Tape Drive, Half Height, Single, 1U Rackmount

For mounting in a data center rack, with options to hold one or two half-height Quantum LTO Tape Drives.

Quantum LTO Tape Drive, Half Height, Internal

Quantum LTO Tape Drive, Half Height, Internal

For integration into a third-party server.

All of Quantum’s half-height tape drives can connect with the following host interface type:

  • LTO-9: 12Gb/s SAS – SFF-8482 w/integrated power (internal), SFF-8644 (tabletop and rack)
  • LTO-8 and LTO-7: 6 Gb/s SAS – SFF8482 with integrated power (internal), SFF8088 (tabletop and rack)

For larger environments, Quantum offers a full portfolio of tape storage systems, including an autoloader and automated tape libraries that scale from three rack units in size all the way to multiple data center racks.

Quantum LTO Tape Drive Offerings and Options

Form Factor Tabletop 1U Rackmount Internal
Ideally Suited for Direct connect to a workstation Mounting in a rack, options for 1 or 2 HH drives Integration into a third party server
Dimensions (in/mm)      
Width:
Height:
Length:
Weight:
8.4 / 213mm
2.3 / 58 mm
13.10 / 332mm
9.4 / 4.3
18.7 / 480mm
1.7 / 43mm
17.6 / 438mm
14.2 / 6.4
5.72 / 146 mm
1.61 / 41mm
8.07 / 205mm
3.55 / 1.61
Drive Types Offered LTO-9 HH
LTO-8 HH
LTO-7 HH
See table below for drive specifications
LTO-9 HH
LTO-8 HH
LTO-7 HH
See table below for drive specifications
LTO-9 HH
LTO-8 HH
LTO-7 HH
See table below for drive specifications
Backup Software Included Datastor Backup Software
Optional Items Base Kit: (1) LTO Drive, one (1) Data cartridge magazine (1) Cleaning Cartridge; 2 Meter Mini-SAS cable and worldwide power cords
Optional: with HBA bundle
Base Kit: 1 U Rack with (1) LTO Drive, and (1) cartridge magazine (1) Cleaning Cartridge; 5 Meter Mini-SAS cable and worldwide power cords
Optional: 2nd Drive option kit
Base Kit: (1) LTO Drive
Option 1: One (1) Data cartridge magazine (1) Cleaning Cartridge;
Option 2: One (1) Data cartridge magazine (1) Cleaning Cartridge and HBA Bundle

LTO Drive Specifications

Drive Generation LTO-9 HH Tape Drives LTO-8 HH Tape Drives LTO-7 HH Tape Drives
Media Compatibility Read/Write to LTO-9 and LT0-8 media Read/Write to LTO-8 , LTO-7 M8, and LTO-7 media Read/Write to LTO-7 and LTO-6 media, read from LTO-5 media
Connectivity 12Gb SAS 6Gb SAS 6Gb SAS
Sustained transfer rate, native 300 MB/s 300 MB/s 300 / MB/s
Burst transfer rate 1200 MB/s 600 MB/s 600 / MB/s

LTO Media Specifications

Media Type LTO-9 LTO-8 LTO-7 M82 LTO-7
Capacity (Raw / Compressed)1 18 / 45 TB 12 / 30 TB 9 / 22.5 TB 6 / 15 TB
1Assumes 2.5:1 compression. 2 New, unused LTO generation 7 cartridges can be initialized as LTO-8 type M media (M8).

Turguy Goker Talks Tape

Turguy represents Quantum with LTO organizations as the technology leader, while also
leading the Advanced Development Team focused on LTO technology.

Featured Benefits

Quickly Backup and Restore Data from Tape

With performance up to 300 MB/sec (1.08 TB/hr)*.
*Sustained transfer rate, native.

Meet Compliance and Security Requirements

Secure protection with AES 256-bit hardware-based encryption standard.
WORM (Write Once, Read Many) functionality with use of WORM cartridges.

Low Cost and Reliable Long Term Data Storage

Protect up to 45 TB* of data on each cartridge.
*2.5:1 compression LTO-9, LTO-8, and LTO-7 and LTO-6, 2:1 other LTO.

Complete Solution with Backup Software and Deduplication

Deduplication functionality Rreduces your data by 20X. Includes up to 720 TB* of capacity with standard compression andup to 5,760 TB of capacity with DATASTOR Shield deduplication.
*2.5:1 compression, 20:1 deduplication with LTO-9.

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