Advanced Automation at an Affordable Price

The SuperLoader® 3 brings you a full suite of advanced features at an affordable price with easy integration, an intuitive user interface and compatibility with a broad range of backup software packages. And because you can easily expand from 8 to 16 cartridge slots, your investment is protected as your needs grow.

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Small Sites Need Better Backup, Too

Small Sites Need Better Backup, Too

Accelerating data growth means that even smaller data centers face the problem of protecting TBs of data from loss, malware, and potential damage to facilities. 

Tape is the perfect backup medium for many—it is economical, portable, and it provides protection against ransom-ware attacks that most disk backup can’t match. But managing automated tape system, especially in smaller sites with limited IT staff, has presented a problem. 

Until now.

Super Protection with Super Efficiency

Quantum’s SuperLoader 3 puts the power and economy of the most advanced LTO tape technology into a compact, affordable, easy-to-manage automated backup appliance. It scales easily with data growth, supports backup volumes up to 3.8 TB, and includes a bar-code reader as a standard feature to simplify media management.

To make administration easy, the SuperLoader 3 includes StorageCare Guardian—it’s management software that uses intelligent diagnostics to monitor the system over the Internet and provide proactive remote service. The SuperLoader 3 even comes with its own DATASTOR Shield deduplicating backup software!

Super Protection with Super Efficiency

Featured Benefits


Proactive Monitoring for Better Service

StorageCare Guardian provides a remote monitoring and diagnostics tool to proactively monitor SuperLoader 3 over the Internet, and uses intelligent diagnostics to remotely service the unit if necessary, ensuring the system stays up and running.


Complete Solution with Backup Software and Deduplication

Includes DATASTOR Shield backup software; reduces data by 20X. Up to 480 TB* of capacity with standard compression; up to 3,840 TB of capacity with DATASTOR Shield deduplication. *2.5:1 compression, 20:1 deduplication with LTO-8


Multiple LTO Generation Support

Scalar i6 has a comprehensive set of high-availability features to ensure the system remains operational and accessible. Redundant power supplies and path failover (for both robotic control and data path) provide the fault tolerance needed in an enterprise system. Additionally, intelligence built into the iLayer software provides a higher level of availability as advanced features like environmental and power monitoring, proactive diagnostics, and media-drive cross-tab reporting, identify trends and notify users of potential issues before faults occur—enabling proactive control of the library system to ensure maximum uptime.

Technical Specifications

6 Gb/sec SAS

Included Software: DATASTOR Shield Single-Server Backup

Deduplication Rate: 20:1 (typical)

Software Compatibility:Windows only

Backup Methods: Disk-to-disk-to-tape, disk-to-tape, archive-to-tape in native format

Upgradeable: Yes, to multiple servers, SQL, Exchange, SharePoint, Bare Metal, Cloud, and other functionality

Library MSBF: 1.5 million

Library MTTR: <30 minutes

Cartridge Capacity: 8 or 16 cartridges

Management Requirements: Integrated web-based management standard on all SuperLoader 3 products

Power Requirements: 90–256 VAC

Width (in/cm): 16.7 / 42.42

Height (in/cm): 3.41 / 8.66

Length (in/cm): 27.5 / 69.85

Weight (lb/kg): 31 / 14.06

One-year rapid exchange

Cartridge Loader: Single front-loader slot (import port) and bulk cartridge loading in removable active magazines

On-board Remote: 10BASE-T/100BASE-T Ethernet

Management Tools—Available Operations: Review System Status, Remote Diagnostics, Browse System Logs, Configuration, Firmware Upgrades, Drive Operations, Remote Management, Check Inventory, System Upgrades

Barcode Reader: Standard

Temperature Range (Dry Bulb): Operating +10 ºC to +35 ºC
Non-operating -40 ºC to +65 ºC

Temperature Variation: Operating 10 ºC per hour
Non-operating 20 ºC per hour

Humidity: Operating 20% to 80% non-condensing humidity
Non-operating 10% to 90% non-condensing humidity
Gradient 10% per hour without condensation

Wet Bulb: Operating 26 ºC maximum
Non-operating 29 ºC maximum

Altitude: Operating -500 feet to 10,000 feet (-153 m to 3,048 m)
Non-operating -500 feet to 40,000 feet (-153 m to 12,192 m)

Safety Standards: US (UL 1950), Canada (CSA 22.2 No. 950), Europe (EN 60950/IEC 950), EMI/RFI ECC Directive 89336 CD BS 6527 (UK) EN 55022 (EU) EN 55024 (EU) CFR 47, 1995 FCC Rules Part 15B Class B (MDOC) IEC-003 Canada V-3/97.04 VCCI Class B (Japan) AS/NZS 3548 Australia/New Zealand (C-Tick Mark) CNS 13438 BSMI Class A Taiwan

Agency Markings: CD, VCCI, UL, FCC, CSA

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