Reliable, High-capacity Tape Drive

LTO-7 is the optimal solution for capacity-hungry, performance-driven applications like in the media and entertainment industry, in imaging applications, in medical environments or for the collection of scientific

LTO-7 is best for large Backup Sets. It provides smaller backup window and faster restores.

The Tandberg Data LTO-7 drive is able to store up to 15TB* of data on a single cartridge and provides performance of up to 2.7TB per hour. The LTO-7 tape drive is backward write-compatible through one generation and read-compatible two generations.

  • Capacity: 6TB / 15TB (native/compressed*)
  • Performance up to 2.7 TB/Hr (compressed*)
  • Low cost of ownership and low media cost
  • Enterprise features and performance in a small form factor
  • Future proof with 10-generation roadmap
  • Data speed matching reduces mechanical wear and extends tape life
  • Proven reliability MTBF of 250,000 hrs at 100% duty cycle
  • LTFS, WORM and AES 256-bit encryption
  • 30 year archival life
  • 3 years Advanced Replacement Service warranty

The LTO-7 tape drive supports LTFS, WORM and AES 256-bit hardware encryption providing maximum protection for data stored off-site or in transit. The Tandberg Data LTO-7 tape drive is offered with a SAS interface and a choice of internal and external configurations and is supplied with a 3 year Advanced Replacement Service warranty.

LTO tape technology makes it easy for users to standardize on a tape technology that meets today's data capacity requirements and ensures futures growth potential. LTO's ten-generation roadmap, with five generations available today, makes it a clear choice for small to medium-sized businesses.

Media Compatibility

The Tandberg Data LTO-HH tape drives are compatible with industry standard, multi-sourced LTO media. For more information on media compatibility, click here.

* Assumes compression ratio of 2:1 on LTO-4/5 and 2.5:1 on LTO-6

Capacity (native/compressed) 6TB / 15TB*
Transfer Rate (native/compressed) 300 MB/s / 750 MB/s*
Dynamic Speed Matching 101 - 306MB/s
Memory Buffer Size 1GB
Data Access Speed 50 sec.
Data Compression 16KB (2.5:1)
Encryption AES 256-bit
Recording format LTO Ultrium 7, LTO Ultrium 6, LTO Ultrium 5 (read only)
Interface 6GB SAS/SFF 8088
MTBF Hours (100% duty cycle) 250,000 hours @ 100% duty cycle
Head Life 100,000 tape running hours
Hard Error Rate 1 x 10(-19) bits
Environmental Specifications  
Temperature (Operating) 50° - 100°F (10°C - 38°C)
Temperature (Non-operating) -40° – 151°F (-5°C - 65°C)
Relative Humidity (Operating) 20 – 80% (non-condensing)
Relative Humidity (Non-operating) 10 – 95% (non-condensing)
Power Requirements  
Idle 4 W
Typical 29 W
Maximum 42 W
Power Supply/ Required (int) 5V DC, 3.7A, 12 V, 0.9A
Certification CSA Certification to C22.2, No. 60950 (cCSAus), TUV EN60950 (IEC 60950), CE Declaration of Conformity, FCC 47 CFR Parts 15, NOM,
VCCI. C-TICK, RRL, BSMI, GOSH CB Certificate and Report (IEC 60950)
Warranty 3-years Advance Replacement Service Warranty**
Physical Internal / External (HxWxD) 1.7 in. x 5.8 in. x 8.3 in.(43.2mm x 147.3mm x 210.8mm) /
2.3 in. x 8.4 in. x 13.1 in. (58.4mm x 213.4mm x 332.7mm)
Weight Out of box, Internal 3.7 lbs. (1.7 kg)
Weight Out of box, External 9.4 lbs. (4.3 kg)

* Assumes compression ratio 2:1 on LTO-2/3/4/5 & 2.5:1 on LTO-6/7
** Availability dependent on location

Partno. Model Description
TD-LTO7iSA LTO-7 HH Internal Drive, SAS, Bare Tandberg Data LTO-7 HH Internal SAS tape drive with 3yrs OverlandCare Bronze-Level inclused
TD-LTO7iFC LTO-7 HH Internal Drive, FC, Bare Tandberg Data LTO-7 HH Internal FC tape drive with 3yrs OverlandCare Bronze-Level inclused
TD-LTO7xSA LTO-7HH External Drive, SAS, Kit Tandberg Data/Overland Storage NEO External  LTO7 SAS Stand Alone Tape Drive Kit (includes power cord, data cartridge, cleaning cartridge)



Preview LTO-6 External Drive Front

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LTO-6 External Drive Front Image Download Thumbnail Image (5.62 KB) Download Detail Image (213 KB) Download Highres Image (1.6 MB)


Preview LTO-6 Internal Drive Front

Name Description Thumbnail Detail Highres
LTO-6 External Drive Front Image Download Thumbnail Image (8 KB) Download Detail Image (303 KB) Download Highres Image (1.6 MB)


Filename Description Version Type

Windows WHQL drivers for Tandberg Data LTO-7 HH (Server 2012/2012R2/2016). Please extract the ZIP-file and chose your appropriate operating system version

6261 Driver
Drivers Installation & Users Guide IBM Tape Device Drivers - Installation & Users Guide   Guide
LTO7_G9Q1_fcp_hh Firmware for LTO7 HH FC Tape drive G9Q1 Firmware
LTO7_G9Q1_sas_hh Firmware for LTO7 HH SAS Tape drive G9Q1 Firmware
ITDT_Win(GUI) ITDT test tool for Windows
(with GUI)
  Test Tool
ITDT_Win ITDT test tool for Windows
(without GUI)
  Test Tool
ITDT_MAC ITDT test tool for MAC   Test Tool
ITDT_AIX ITDT test tool for AIX   Test Tool
ITDT_LINUX ITDT test tool for LINUX   Test Tool


  File Description Type Language
LTO Drive Datasheet (EMEA)  Datasheet
LTO Drive Datasheet (US)  Datasheet
Drive Matrix Reference
LTO Media Datasheet (EMEA)  Datasheet
LTO Media Datasheet (US)  Datasheet
LTO Bar Code Label Specification Manual
Service Overview Datasheet (EMEA) Datasheet
Service Overview Datasheet (US) Datasheet
Product Sheet  Brochure



Software Compatibility List (PDF)  Version July 2017

Product Interface Guide (PDF)

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