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Qualstar Release Qi Series - Desktop LTO SAS Tape Drive

Qualstar Corporation have presented us with their new "soon to be released" Qi Dekstop LTO SAS Tape Drive Solution.

The desktop drive units will feature UL, CB and K certifications in the LTO-6, LTO-7 and LTO-8 technology formats.  The Drive itself will have a SAS 8088 connection.  The units are set to be available sometime in October.


Like the quintessential life-giving energy from which it takes its name, the Qualstar Qi Desktop LTO SAS keeps your data vibrant and healthy by providing reliable, high-capacity storage for backup, recovery, and archival applications. Catering to small businesses and individuals, the Qi is compact enough to transport from location to location and offers a very attractive price point. Depending on your capacity needs, the Qi can be equipped with an LTO-6, LTO-7, or LTO-8 tape drive. The upcoming LTO-9 format will also be offered upon its release.


  • Uses LTO tape drive technology
  • One half-height LTO-6, LTO-7, or LTO-8 tape drive
  • Up to 30 TB with LTO-8 compression ratio of 2.5:1
  • Compact form factor
  • Lightweight: just 7 lb
  • Standard SAS interface
  • Maintains data integrity for up to 30 years
  • CE, FCC, and UL certified

key Features and Benefits:

Elegantly simple and intuitive, the Qi is an ideal way to store large amounts of data while working at various jobsites. The unit adapts to the needs of any workspace by operating in both horizontal (preferred) and vertical orientations. Data can be managed and distributed securely using physical isolation—removing the cartridge from the drive—to guarantee absolute safety from cyber threats. From painless operation to effortless maintenance, the Qi is designed to make life simple.

Available in LTO-6, LTO-7 and LTO-8 with SAS connectivity, and a native data trasfer rate of 300 MB/s. 

Contact your BackupWorks.com Account Rep today at 866 801 2944 and ask about the new Qualstar Qi Desktop Series LTO Tape Drive.

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