LTO-6 HH

Reliable, High-capacity Tape Drives

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PC Pro: In this exclusive review, we bring you the first look at Tandberg Data’s external SAS LTO-6 drive, and put it through its paces in the labs.
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The Tandberg Data's LTO-6 half-height (HH) tape drive brings enterprise-level capacity and performance to small and medium businesses at an affordable price. The Tandberg Data LTO-6 HH drive is able to store up to 6.25TB* of data on a single cartridge and provides performance of up to 1.4 TB per hour. The LTO-6 HH tape drive is backward write-compatible through one generation and read-compatible two generations.

 

  • Capacity: 2.5TB / 6.25TB (native/compressed)
  • Performance up to 1.4 TB/Hr (compressed)
  • Low cost of ownership and low media cost
  • Enterprise features and performance in a small form factor
  • Future proof with 8-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-6 HH 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-6 HH tape drive is offered with a SAS or Fibre Channel (FC) interface and a choice of internal, external or rackmount configurations and is supplied with a 3 year Advanced Replacement Service warranty.

Tandberg Data is the sole manufacturer of LTO-5/6 HH Fibre Channel external (tabletop) tape drives.  When used in conjunction with a FC-to-Thunderbolt bridge (Promise or Atto), the LTO-6 tape drives provides customers, especially Mac users, with a unique,  high-performance backup and archiving solution to simplify digital workflow and archiving needs.

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 eight-generation roadmap, with four generations available today, makes it a clear choice for small to medium-sized businesses.

Turnkey Solution

The Tandberg Data LTO-6 HH tape drive ships with Symantec's Backup Exec QuickStart software, embedded media management for intelligent diagnostics and tape alerts, and comes with a 3-year Advanced Service Warranty  (Backup Exec QuickStart software is only supplied with kitted products).

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.

Product Review

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

Specifications
Capacity (native/compressed) 2.5TB / 6.25TB*
Transfer Rate (native/compressed) 160 MB/s / 400 MB/s*
Dynamic Speed Matching 54–160 MB/s / 135–400 MB/s*
Memory Buffer Size 512MB
Data Access Speed 50 sec.
Data Compression 16KB (2.5:1)
Encryption AES 256-bit
LTFS Yes (4 partitions)
Recording format LTO Ultrium 6, LTO Ultrium 5, LTO Ultrium 4 (read only)
Reliability  
MTBF Hours (100% duty cycle) 250,000 hours @ 100% duty cycle
Head Life 60,000 tape running hours
Hard Error Rate 1 x 10(-17) bits
Environmental Specifications  
Temperature (Operating) 50° – 95°F
Temperature (Non-operating) -40° – 151°F
Relative Humidity (Operating) 20 – 80% (non-condensing)
Relative Humidity (Non-operating) 10 – 95% (non-condensing)
Power Requirements  
Idle 4 W
Typical 29 W
Maximum 39 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**
   
Dimensions  
Physical Internal / External (HxWxD) 3.3 x 5.7 x 8.2in. (8.5 x 14.5 x 20.7cm) / 4.7 x 8.6 x 11.7in. (12.0 x 21.8 x 29.7 cm)
Shipping Internal / External (HxWxD) 10.6 x 10.6 x 13in. (27.0 x 27.0 x 33 cm) / 11 x 12.2 x 15.4in. (28 x 31 x 39 cm)
   
Weight  
Weight Out of box, Internal 4.94 lb (2.24 kg)
Out of box, External 12.28 lb (5.57 kg)
Shipping, Internal 7.9 lb (3.6 kg)
Shipping, External 16.1 lb (7.3 kg)

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

Models
Partno. Model Description
3533-LTO LTO-6 HH Internal Drive, SAS, Bare LTO-6 HH Internal SAS tape drive with Quick Start Guide, Warranty Card, Screws, Black
3534-LTO LTO-6 HH Internal Drive, SAS, Kit LTO-6 HH - Internal drive kit, black, Symantec Backup Exec QuickStart Single Server Edition Paper License and 1 data cartridge
3535-LTO LTO-6 HH External Drive, SAS, Kit LTO-6 HH - External drive kit, black, SAS, Symantec Backup Exec QuickStart Single Server Edition Paper License and 1 data cartridge
3536-LTO LTO-6 HH Internal Drive, FC, Bare LTO-6 HH - Internal bare tape drive kit, black, FC, with Quick Start Guide, Warranty Card, Screws, Black
3537-LTO LTO-6HH External Drive, FC, Bare LTO-6 HH - External bare tape drive kit, black, FC, with Quick Start Guide, Warranty Card, Screws, Black

 

Images

Preview LTO-6 External Drive Front

Name Description Thumbnail Detail Highres
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)

 

Downloads
Filename Description Version Type
TD LTO Driver_1091 Windows WHQL drivers for Tandberg Data LTO-2/3/4/5/6 HH (Server 2008R2/2012/2012R2/2016 and Windows 7/8/8.1/10) 1.0.9.1 Driver
 TandbergData_LTO_Drivers Windows WHQL drivers for Tandberg Data LTO-2/3/4/5/6 HH (2003/2008/2008R2/2012/2012R2/Vista/7/8/8.1) 1.0.7.2 Driver
TDTool for Windows TDTool for Windows 1.1 Utility
TDTool for linux x86 TDTool for Linux x86 1.1 Utility
TDTool for linux x64 TDTool for Linux x64 1.1 Utility
TDTool for Mac TDTool for MAC OSX 10.4+ 1.1 Utility
L&TT_WIN Library and Tape Tools for Windows   Utility
L&TT_LINUX_X64 Library and Tape Tools for LINUX x64   Utility
L&TT_LINUX_X86 Library and Tape Tools for LINUX x86   Utility
L&TT_MAC Library and Tape Tools for MAC   Utility
LTO6 HH SAS TAD 3579 Firmware for LTO6 HH SAS Tape drives (LTFS capable) 3579 Firmware
LTO6 HH FC TAD 2579 Firmware for LTO6 HH FC Tape drives (LTFS capable) 2579 Firmware
LTO6 Phase 5.5 Technical Release Notes for TAD.pdf Release Notes for LTO6 phase 5.5   Release Notes

 

Documents
  File Description Type Version Language
LTO Drive Datasheet (EMEA) Datasheet 10/30/2017
LTO Drive Datasheet (US) Datasheet 10/30/2017
LTO Media Datasheet (EMEA) Datasheet 10/30/2017
LTO Media Datasheet (US) Datasheet 10/30/2017
LTO Bar Code Label Specification Manual  
Product Sheet Brochure 04/12/2017

 

Compatibility

Software Compatibility List (PDF)  Version July 2017

Product Interface Guide (PDF)

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