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Quantum Scalar i40 and i80 Tape Library Specifications


  Scalar i40 Scalar i80
Form Factor 3U 6U
Maximum number of tape drives 2 half-height 5 half-height
Number of magazines 2 magazines
(20 slots each)
4 magazines
(20 slots each)
Number of cartridge slots Base unit: 25
Fully licensed: 40
Base unit: 50
Fully licensed: 80
Maximum native capacity 25 slots: 156.25 TB
40 slots: 250 TB
50 slots: 312.5 TB
80 slots: 500 TB
Number of I/E station slots 0 or 5 0, 5, or 10


  Operating Non-Operating Shipping and Storage
Altitude –500 to 10,000 ft
(–152 to 3,048 m)
–500 to 10,000 ft
(–152 to 3,048 m)
–500 to 10,000 ft
(–152 to 3,048 m)
Temperature 50º to 95º F
(10º to 35º C)
50º to 113º F
(10º to 45º C)
–40º to 140º F
(–40º to 60º C)
Relative Humidity 20 to 80%,
10 to 90%,
0 to 95%,


  Scalar i40 Scalar i80
Line voltage 100 – 240 VAC 100 – 240 VAC*
Line frequency 50 – 60 Hz 50 – 60 Hz*
Rated AC Input Current 100 Volt – 2.8 Amps
240 Volt – 1.4 Amps
100 Volt – 5.0 Amps
240 Volt – 2.5 Amps
Typical Power Consumption 100 watts 200 watts
* A Scalar i80 library with dual power supplies will have these requirement on both AC inputs to the library but will load share the current draw equally between each supply and from each AC connection.


Basic Library Scalar i40 Scalar i80
Height 5.2 in. (132 mm) 10.4 in. (264 mm)
Width 17.5 in. (445 mm) 17.5 (445 mm)
Depth (from library front bezel to back of library; excludes drive sleds)* 31.2 in. (793 mm) 31.2 in. (793 mm)
Weight (one power supply, no tape drives, and no tape cartridges installed) 34.9 lbs. (15.8kg) 52.4 lbs. (23.8 kg)
Desktop Kit Scalar i40 Scalar i80
Height 5.3 in. (135.6 mm) 10.6 in. (268.8 mm)
Width 18.9 in. (480 mm) 18.9 in. (480 mm)
Depth (from library front bezel to back of library; excludes drive sleds)* 31.2 in. (793 mm) 31.2 in. (793 mm)
* Depths listed above exclude drive sleds. Drive sleds will add up to 50 mm to the overall length of the library depending on tape drive type (half-height, full-height, Fibre Channel, SAS). Additionally, when planning space requirements, take into account installed cables (particularly fibre-optic cable radius on Fibre Channel tape drives).

Supported Tape Drives

Vendor Type Interface
HP LTO-4 Fibre Channel (4 Gb, LC connector)
SAS (3 Gb, SFF-8088 connector)
HP, IBM LTO-5 Fibre Channel (8 Gb, LC connector)
SAS (6 Gb, SFF-8088 connector)
HP, IBM LTO-6 Fibre Channel (8 Gb, LC connector)
SAS (6 Gb, SFF-8088 connector)


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