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Qualstar Corporation Introduces the Q40 Expandable Tape Library Offering Enhanced Capacity and Performance for the Mid-range and Enterprise Class Markets

Qualstar announced the release of the Q40 expandable Tape library that offers extreme density and performance in the 3U space.

The Qualstar Q40 is an automated backup/archive solution that offers exceptional storage density, expandability and performance. The Q40 satisfies the need of high capacity but space restrained customers. The base unit offers 384 terabytes native capacity using LTO 8 tape technology expandable to 3.26 PB native capacity in only 21 U rack space. Combined with 1.08 TB/hr data transfer rate per LTO 8 drive this library can offer a total of 22.5 TB/hr with 21 tape drives offering exceptional space to capacity and performance ratio.

With the availability of the Q40 tape library, Qualstar has added the needed solution for data storage market requiring high capacity, high performance and high density,” stated Arun Vaishampayan, VP of Global Sales at Qualstar Corporation. “The Q40 expandable tape library completes the full product spectrum supporting all backup and archiving needs of the markets today.

The new Q40 expandable library is now available through Qualstar’s established channel of distribution and reseller partners. The Q40 will ship with a barcode reader, a rackmount kit, remote management capability and comes with a two-year advance replacement warranty.

As businesses today are challenged by limited space and exponential data growth, the need for high density, high performance data storage solutions continue to grow,” says Steven N. Bronson, CEO of Qualstar Corporation. “With the huge long-term data retention requirements of many markets coupled with new data compliance requirements, the mid-range and enterprise class tape automation market is predicted to grow and Qualstar’s full spectrum of product offerings give users the option to meet their storage capacity requirements at a competitive price.


Contact your BackupWorks.com Account rep today at 866 801 2944 and ask about the Qualstar Q40 Scalable Tape Library.


Key Highlights:

  • 32 to 272 cartridges (base + 6 expansion modules)
  • 1 to 3 tape drives per module, up to 21 drives (base + 6 expansion modules)
  • LTO-6, LTO-7 or LTO-8 drives with SAS or FC interfaces
  • 4" monochrome display with button controls in base unit
  • Simple expansion, no special alignment required
  • Cartridge magazines slide out for bulk loading
  • Remote management via Ethernet
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