Dell PowerVault LTO-3-080 Tape Drive
High Performance and High Capacity
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Back up or archive your data - quickly and safely - with the Dell PowerVault™ LTO-3-080, a compact tape drive that delivers high-capacity, high-performance backup plus long-term data archiving using write once, ready many (WORM) storage media.
- Interchanging media cartridges with tape libraries
- Half-height chassis
- 288GB/hr (native) back-up rate
- Single external Linear Tape-Open Ultrium 3 (LTO-3) half-height tape drive, internal model available within server configurations
- High-capacity, high-performance backup to a maximum of 400 GB (native) of data at up to 288 GB/hr (native)
- Backward read and write compatible with Linear Tape-Open Ultrium 2 (LTO-2) media and read compatible with LTO-1 media
- Available with LTO-3 write once, read many (WORM) media to protect your data from being altered
High-performance, reliable, cost-effective data protection
Businesses and public organizations create mountains of data each day - information that is compiled, analyzed, moved, shared, stored, and which may have to be archived to comply with organizational, industry, and government regulations. As your organization increasingly relies on data-rich applications to generate revenue and achieve operational efficiency, protecting your data is vital; in fact, it may be the single most important thing you can do to ensure the ongoing success of your business. Tape backup has traditionally been one of the most cost-effective ways of keeping data safe and available.
LTO tape technology: The value of standards
Linear Tape Open™, or LTO, technology was developed by an industry consortium to provide the reliability, scalability, and performance that today's IT environments demand of tape-storage solutions. A single LTO tape can now house up to 1.5TB of data, and transfer data at up to 140MB/sec, making LTO ideal for the high capacity and streaming backup requirements of today's enterprises. The LTO standard features help protect your technology investment with a clear growth path, from the original LTO-1, to the new LTO-5, and with a roadmap to future development of LTO-6. LTO tape's open standard enables tape and drive compatibility among vendors, and has spawned competition that leads to quality products, innovation, and widespread availability at the best prices. Openness means the customer wins.
The Dell PowerVault LTO family
Dell PowerVault™ LTO tape drives help provide business continuity and disaster recovery for organizations of all sizes using Dell PowerEdge servers or PowerVault NAS servers. The Dell PowerVault LTO tape drive family offers a range of products that balance affordability and performance.
- The PowerVault LTO-3-080 Full Height tape drive is based on 3rd generation LTO technology (LTO-3) and features robust performance and capacity for applications like digital video, archiving, data mining and supply-chain management.
LTO half height drives have historically been designed to run at a slightly lower transfer rate, resulting in less energy consumption and operating expenses over time, compared to the full height versions.
The value of security
LTO-3, LTO-4 and LTO5 also offer the user added data protection and security features. For customers with data-compliance requirements, LTO-3, LTO-4 and LTO5 offer write-once-read-many (WORM) technology. Data that is written to an LTO WORM cartridge in WORM format cannot be re-written or altered. Organizations that choose LTO-3, LTO-4 or LTO5 tape for backups will also benefit from being able to use their cost-effective tape solution to meet government and industry requirements for unalterable archives of data. The Dell PowerVault LTO-4-120 and LTO-5-140 tape drives utilize a secret 256-bit key for data encryption, which is performed in the tape device after host data is received and compressed, at full line speed - resulting in no impact on throughput performance and no host-processor MIPS overhead. Device level encryption removes the need for costly and complex encryption software.
Dell Global Services provides end-to-end service and support solutions to help you take advantage of your new PowerVault LTO Tape Drive. You can count on award-winning support services to rapidly respond to your needs, and help you reduce the risk and complexity in your IT environment.
|Product Name||PowerVault LTO-3-060||PowerVault LTO-3-080 FH||PowerVault LTO5-140|
|Ideal for||Less expensive version of the LTO-3 Full Height drive with the same native data capacity but slightly lower performance.||Provides robust performance and capacity for applications like digital video, archiving, data mining and supplychain management.||The same enhanced security features as LTO4-120 along with 1.5TB capacity is ideal for any IT organization that requires this level of security or the capacity to ensure a single or multiple cartridge backup.|
|Capacity (Native)||Up to 400GB||Up to 400GB||Up to 1.5 TB|
|Transfer rate (Native)||Up to 60MB/sec||Up to 80MB/sec||Up to 140MB/sec|
|Optimized Media||LTO-3, LTO-3 WORM||LTO-3, LTO-3 WORM||LTO-5, LTO-5 WORM|
|Media Compatibility||Reads/Writes LTO-2, LTO-3, LTO-3, WORM tapes, Reads LTO-1 tapes||Reads/Writes LTO-2, LTO-3, LTO-3, WORM tapes, Reads LTO-1 tapes||Reads/Writes LTO-5, LTO-5 WORM, LTO-4 and LTO-4 WORM tapes, Reads LTO-3 tapes|
|MTBF||250,000 hours||250,000 hours||250,000 hours|
|Recording Interface||Ultra160 SCSI LVD||Ultra160 SCSI LVD||6Gb Serial Attached SCSI (SAS)|
|Maintenance||Head cleaning cartridge used when indicated by drive, integrated sweep cleaning brush||Head cleaning cartridge used when indicated by drive, integrated sweep cleaning brush||Head cleaning cartridge used when indicated by drive, integrated sweep cleaning brush|
|Dimensions (H x W x D)||Int HH: 1.7" x 5.83" x 8.29"
Ext: 2.6" x 8.04" x 10.1"
|Int FH: 3.33" x 5.83" x 8.33"
Ext: 4.9" x 9.8" x 11.4"
|Int: 1.69" x 5.83" x 8.29"
Ext: 2.56" x 8.74" x 12.87"
|Weight||Int HH: 3.3 lbs
Ext: 6.6 lbs
|Int FH: 6.6 lbs
Ext: 14.1 lbs
|Int: 3.9 lbs
Ext: 9.7 lbs
|Alttitude (operational)||10,000 feet maximum||10,000 feet maximum||10,000 feet maximum|
|Temperature (operational)||10° C to 35° C||10° C to 35° C||10° C to 38° C|
|Power supply||23.5W (Operational)||28W (Operational),
10W in idle
6.5W in idle
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