Tandberg Data Announce Availability of LTO-6 Tape Drives, Tape Automation
and LTO-6 media.
The new LTO-6 tape solutions provide increased capacity, performance
and functionality for SMBs looking to better manage data growth and reduce
Offering twice the cartridge capacity as the previous
generation, the new LTO-6 tape drive delivers up to 6.25TB of compressed
cartridge capacity and speeds of up to 1.4TB per hour, simplifying data
protection and archiving operations (based on a 2.5:1 compression ratio).
With LTO-6, the
StorageLoader is offering up to 50TB, the
StorageLibrary T24 up to 150TB and the
StorageLibrary T40+ up to 250TB of compressed storage.
previous generations of LTO technology, the new LTO-6 tape products are
backwards write/read compatible for one generation and backwards read
compatible for two generations.
All LTO-6 tape products will support
256-bit AES hardware encryption and WORM for regulatory compliance.
LTO-6 tape drives will support LTFS technology with up to two partitions on
a single data cartridge, allowing users to store different file types in
different locations on tape to reduce access times.
The LTO-6 tape
drive is available with a SAS or FC interface and is offered in standalone
or automation configurations.
LTO-6 Tape Automation Saves Time and Money
StorageLoader and StorageLibrary Series with LTO-6 allow customers to
shorten backup windows, simplify storage management, advance data
protection, improve compliance and reduce storage costs through active
StorageLoader is a compact tape autoloader
offering eight slots and up to 50TB of compressed storage.
StorageLibrary T24 is a compact tape library
offering 12 or 24 slots and up to 150TB of compressed storage.
StorageLibrary T40+ is a scalable tape library
offering 24 or 40 slots and up to 250TB of compressed storage. Pass-Thru
feature allows up to five units to be stacked together, increasing the
number of slots from 40 to 77, 114, 151 or 188 slots. Pass-Thru feature
provides customers with capacity-on-demand and performance-on-demand.
Customers can add additional drives and capacity when required, allowing
StorageLibrary T40+ capacity to be increased up to 1.2PB and performance
up to 28.8TB per hour.
LTO-6 tape drives and tape automation products are compatible with all
major operating systems and backup software.
LTO-6 HH tape drives, tape automation and media
products will be available in December 2012 through
BackupWorks.com, Tandberg Data's Premier Storage Partner.
tape drive pricing starts at an MSRP of $2,995; LTO-6 tape automation
pricing starts at an MRSP of $4,995; and LTO-6 media pricing starts at a
MSRP of $110. All LTO tape drives ship with a 3-year warranty and
advanced replacement service. All LTO tape automation products ship with a
one-year next business day on-site-service warranty. Additional service
upgrades and warranty extensions are available.