Tape Libraries



Spectra Logic T-Series

Highlights

  • Start with 50 tape slots and scale up to as many as 680 slots.
  • Scale up to as many as 12 LTO drives.
  • The TranScale architecture let's you upgrade to a larger T-Series Library and preserve your investment by continuing to interchange the expensive library components.
  • Interchange the: Power Supplies, Drives, Interfaces, Robotics, TeraPacks
  • Low power consumption and unmatched storage density

Features and Benefits

  • Fortified with BlueScale environment (library's core intelligence), backed by robust data protection with tape and disk libraries.
  • BlueScale Encryption supplies hardware-based encryption through LTO-6 and LTO-5 hardware and total key management with no external hardware or software.
  • Partitioning through Shared Library Services (SLS) without external hardware or software (Capacity on Demand -COD), which let's you add capacity as long as you need it and when you need it simply by logging onto the Spectra Logic website and requesting a key that you use to enable new slots
  • Hot-swap drives and controllers, redundant components, and high-density modular design
  • Guaranteed on-time support, including an assisted self-maintenance (ASM) option and AutoSupport
  • Observatory, Remote Library Controller (RLC), and graphical touch-screen front panel to simplify library management and use
  • Connectivity with Fibre Channel drives
  • Compatible with all major operating systems, backup software packages, and standard data center racks
  • Ground-breaking BlueScale EnergyAudit™ power monitoring feature
  • Easy one-step encryption and backup process, BlueScale Encryption, as a standard feature-letting you protect your data using federally-approved AES-256 encryption while backing up your data
  • BlueScale Encryption is the only truly integrated encryption for data stored on tape, and lets you seamlessly and affordably add encryption to your backup strategy without changing any existing backup policies and requires no additional hardware or software.
  • Helps manage your tape media by giving you the tools to proactively detect potential media errors well before they happen.
  • Available only in Spectra Logic's T-Series libraries, the MLM - Media Lifecycle Management records 30 data points every time a tape is loaded, giving you vital statistical and diagnostic information that helps you proactively manage your tape media throughout its life.
  • Utilizes Certified Media and Blue Scale interface together so you can manage, track and report all facets of tape usage from creation to retirement - all consolidated within the same application you use to manage the library

Capacity

Model Dimensions & Weight
Spectra T200 Rack mountable with standard 19" rack - 20U
Single Frame Dimensions: H: 35" W: 17.5" D: 40.5" (20U)
Weight: 185 lbs (Base frame, no drives or media*)
Spectra T380 Rack mountable with standard 19" rack - 28U
Single Frame Dimensions: H: 49" W: 17.5" D: 40.5" (28U)
Weight: 250 lbs (Base frame, no drives or media*)
Spectra T680 Rack mountable with standard 19" rack included - 42U
Single Frame Dimensions: H: 73.5" W: 17.5" D: 40.5" (42U)
Weight: 375 lbs (Base frame, no drives or media*)

*Drive/Sled weight:12lbs, TeraPack Case (with Media) weight: 6lbs

Power Requirements for the T200, T380, T680

  • 110-240 VAC; 13.6-6.25 AMP
  • Optional n+1
  • Heat Dissipation: 2,391 BTU/h (12 drives)

Interfaces for the T200, T380, T680

  • Native SCSI
  • Native Fibre Channel (4 GB/s and 8 GB/s) (LTO-6 and LTO-5)
  • FC I/O Blade
  • 4 Gb, dual port
  • 8 Gb, dual port

Reliability Stats for the T200, T380, T680

  • Mean Cycle Between Failures (MCBF): 1,000,000
  • Mean Time Between Failures (MTBF): 250,000 power-on hrs.
  • Mean Time to Repair (MTTR):
    • 3 minutes for hot-swap components
    • 30 minutes average for non-hotswap components

Capacity

Model Max Slots Media Max Capacity
T200 200 LTO-5 (3 TB Compressed) 600 TB
LTO-6 (5 TB Compressed) 1.3 PB
T380 380 LTO-5 (3 TB Compressed) 1.1 PB
LTO-6 (5 TB Compressed) 2.4 PB
T680 680 LTO-5 (3 TB Compressed) 2.0 PB
LTO-6 (5 TB Compressed) 4.2 PB

Throughput

Drives Model Max Drives Max Throughput*
LTO-5
280 MB/sec Compressed
T200 8 Full Height 8.1 TB/Hour Compressed
T380 12 Full Height 12.1 TB/Hour Compressed
T680 12 Full Height 12.1 TB/Hour Compressed
 
LTO-6
400 MB/sec Compressed
T200 8 Full Height 11.5 TB/Hour Compressed
T380 12 Full Height 17.3 TB/Hour Compressed
T680 12 Full Height 17.3 TB/Hour Compressed