Call a Specialist Today! 1300 505 257
Free Delivery! Free Delivery!

Dell Tape Backup
Tape and Removable Media for Long-Term Archiving

Considered the first and last line of defense against data loss, tape and removable disks can be used for long-term data storage and backup. Tape or removable disk media is highly portable and can easily be taken off-site for added data protection. With the introduction of disk-based technology, users can now back up to a removable disk in addition to a tape-based format for their growing data protection needs. Both solutions can be tailored for a wide range of environments and needs.

Ideal for unattended backup and restore, tape automation combines a high level of performance with user-friendly 'no-manual' operation. With robotic mechanisms that automatically swap tape media in and out of drives, tape automation can help administrators back up information while away from the office. Tape automation systems can house multiple tape media cartridges, enabling administrators to retain a large quantity of duplicate, backup information for long-term storage.

When it comes to backup/retrieval and archive library environments, no single solution suits all purposes. Dell™ offers a complete line of tape storage solutions, from standalone to autoloaders to scalable libraries. The amount of tape storage needed is determined by the amount of data that needs to be archived or protected and the length of the backup window. To satisfy the growth of data requiring retention and archiving, enterprises choose from among tape solutions to satisfy data center, regional office, remote location, and departmental needs, all of which offer a common look and feel.

Dell offers a complete line of libraries certified with industry-standard backup and retrieval applications, from such trusted technology partners as CommVault and Symantec™. In addition, iSCSI-to-SAS bridge cards enable direct connection between tape systems and storage area networks (SANs) without any degradation in transfer speed.

Key Benefits


Removable Disk Storage Models

PowerVault LTO-5 Tape Drive

PowerVault LTO-5 Tape Drive

Store up to 1.5TB (native) of data at up to 504GB/hr (native). Upgrade easily from previous versions thanks to read/write compatibility with LTO-4 media and read compatibility with LTO-3.

PowerVault LTO-6 Tape Drive

PowerVault LTO-6 Tape Drive

Store up to 2.5TB (native) of data at up to 576GB/hr (native). A 6Gb/s SAS interface enables the PowerVault LTO-6 to connect to PowerEdge servers. Upgrade easily from previous versions thanks to read/write compatibility with LTO-5 media and read compatibility with LTO-4.

PowerVault LTO-7 Tape Drive

PowerVault LTO-7 Tape Drive

Store up to 6TB (native) of data at up to 1080GB/hr (native). A 6Gb/s SAS interface enables the PowerVault LTO-7 tape drive to connect to PowerEdge servers. Upgrade easily from previous versions thanks to read/write compatibility with LTO-6 media and read compatibility with LTO-5.

PowerVault LTO-8 Tape Drive

PowerVault LTO-8 Tape Drive

Store up to 12TB (native) of data at up to 1080GB/hr (native). A 6Gb/s SAS interface enables the PowerVault LTO-8 tape drive to connect to PowerEdge servers. Upgrade easily from previous version thanks to read/write compatibility with LTO-7 media.

PowerVault 114T/114X Tape Rack Enclosure

PowerVault 114T/114X Tape Rack Enclosure

Customers needing to perform weekly backups of one or two servers with less than 1.0TB. (Internal option.)

  • PowerVault 114T can be configured with one or two LTO-3 (Full-Performance), LTO-3-060, LTO-2-L or DAT72 tape.
  • PowerVault 114X can be configured with one or two LTO3-080, LTO-4-120 and LTO5-140 tape, as well as one or two RD1000 drives.

PowerVault TL1000 Tape Autoloader

PowerVault TL1000 Tape Autoloader

Automate backups and save time with an affordable, high-density tape autoloader featuring a compact 1U design and remote management.

Dell EMC ML3 Tape Library

Dell EMC ML3 Tape Library

Easy to order, easy to use and easy to service with a 3U form factor, expandable to up to 272 slots.