Product Overview

  • Enterprise features and performance in a small form factor
  • Capacity: 400/800 GB (native/compressed)
  • Transfer rates of up to 432 GB/h*
  • Low power consumption: 9 W (sleeping mode) and 13 W (operating mode)
  • Patented Smart Gripper technology securely locks the media lead-pin avoiding malfunctions when loading the tape into the drive

Designed for the SMB sector, Tandberg\'s LTO-3 FH is the ideal synthesis of efficiency, modern innovation and maximum price/performance ratio. LTO\'s 6 generation roadmap, with 4 generations available today, makes it a clear choice for budget constrained small to medium businesses. Choose a technology with a future and guaranteed trouble-free data storage.


In data storage systems high quality standards, high performance and downtime free operation must be guaranteed. The unique cooling airflow completely eliminates the need for a separate fan. This reduces the number of components that can fail. Also power requirements are reduced to a minimum. The drive incorporates enterprise level features such as intelligent head cleaning, sophisticated tape threading, and extensive media management.

Turnkey Solution

The Tandberg LTO-3 FH ships with Symantec\'s Backup Exec QuickStart software, embedded media management for intelligent diagnostics and tape alerts, and comes with 3 years warranty and support.

Media Compatibility

The Tandberg LTO-3 FH is compatible with industry standard, multi-sourced LTO media. To achieve the best reliability, Tandberg LTO branded and qualified data cartridges are recommended. For more information on media compatibility, click here.

*assumes 2:1 data compression

Capacity (native) 400 GB
Capacity (compressed) 800 GB
Transfer Rate (native) 80 MB/s
Transfer Rate (compressed) 160 MB/s
Buffer Size 128 MB
File Access Time 54
System Interface Ultra-160 SCSI LVD
Form Factor 5,25
Tape Alert Compliant Yes
Recording format LTO-3
Number of tracks 704
Backward write LTO-3, LTO-2
Backward read LTO-3, LTO-2, LTO-1
Data Compression SLDC (LTO data compression per ECMA-321)
Power Consumption (operating mode) 28 W
Power Consumption (sleeping mode) 10 W
Rewind speed up to 8 m/s
Operating speed up to 5,44 m/s
Digital speed matching (DSM) Yes (40, 50, 60, 70, 80MB/sec.)
Maximum locate speed up to 8 m/s
Recording Density KB/in
WORM Support Yes (requires LTO-3 WORM cartridge)
Media Durability (archival life) 30 years
Hard Read Error Rate (less than) 10^-17
MTBF 250,000 hours
Temperature (operating) 10 - 40
Temperature (non-operating) -30 - +60
Relative Humidity, Non-operating 10 - 95 %
Relative Humidity, operating 20 - 80 %
Altitude (max.) 2135 m
Height (External Drive) 146 mm
Width (External Drive) 171 mm
Depth (External Drive) 333 mm
Weight (External Drive) 6,6 kg
Regulatory Agency Approvals UL 1950, CSA C22.2 No.950, T
Drive Warranty 3 years
Partno. Model Description
7030 Tandberg LTO-3 FH Internal Drive Tandberg LTO-3 Full-Height Internal Drive, black
7031 Tandberg LTO-3 FH Internal Drive Kit Tandberg LTO-3 Full Height Drive, black, TapeWare XE & Free Upgrade to Backup 8.1 Basic, 1 data cartridge + 1 cleaning cartridge
7034 Tandberg LTO-3 FH External Drive Kit Tandberg LTO-3 FH External Drive, black, TapeWare XE & Free Upgrade to Backup 8.1 Basic, 1 data cartridge + 1 cleaning cartridge

Preview LTO-3 External Drive

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Preview LTO-3 FH Internal Drive

Name Description Thumbnail Detail Highres
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Filename Description Version Type
fw_lto840_scsi_6ba2. ro Firmware upgrade for LTO3 full-height SCSI 6BA2 Firmware
tdtool_for_mac_v1.00 .dmg TDTOOL for MAC OSX 10.4+ 1.00 Utility
fw_lto840_fc_6ba2.fc .ro Firmware upgrade for LTO3 full-height fibre channel. 6BA2 Firmware 1.5 Utility
Sun_Solaris_Driver_f or_Tandberg_and_IBM_ tape. 4.1.1 Driver
LTO-TDX-LinTool 1.0 Firmware
Linux_Tandberg_and_I BM_tape-_for_AMD_2.0 .8-2.6.5-7.151.x86_6 4.rpm.bin 2.0.8- Driver
Linux_Tandberg_and_I BM_tapeutil_for_inte l_.1.3.1.i386.tar 1.3.1 Utility
Linux_Tandberg_and_I BM_tapeutil_for_itan ium2_.1.3.1.ia64.tar 1.3.1 Utility
Linux_Tandberg_and_I BMtapeutil_for_AMD.1 .3.1.x86_64.tar 1.3.1 Utility
LTO-Tdx-NwTool.nlm 1.0 Firmware
LTO-Tdx-WinToolV.02. 01.exe 02.01 Firmware
AIX_Device_driver_fo r_Tandberg_IBM_LTO_T n 9.5.2. Driver
Win2003-64_Driver_LT O-FH_Tape.W64_6082.z ip 6.082 Driver
WinNT_Driver_LTO-FH_ tape.exe Driver
FH_LTO_RHEL3_AMD64-L inux_1.6.2-2.4.21-27 .0.2.EL.x86_64.rpm.b in 1.6.2- Driver
FH_LTO_RHEL3_Intel_L inux_-1.6.2-2.4.21-2 n 1.6.2- Driver
FH_LTO_RHEL4_driver_ Intel-Linux.0.8-2.6. 9-5.0.5.EL.i386.rpm. bin 0.8-2. Driver
FH_LTO_tapeutil_AMD6 4-Linux.1.3.1.x86_64 .tar 1.3.1. Driver
FH_LTOtapeutil_Linux -Intel.1.3.1.i386.ta r 1.3.1. Driver
LTO_FH_AIX_TapeUtil_ itdtinst.1.02aix 1.02ai Utility
LTO_FH_Linux_TapeUti _itdtinst.1.02lin 1.02li Utility
LTO_FH_Solaris_Tapeu til_itdtinst.1.02sun 1.02su Utility
LTO_FH_windows_TapeU til-TDX-WinToolV.03. 02.exe 03.02. Utility
tdtool_for_linux_x86 _v1.00.tar.gz TDTOOL for Linux x86 1.00 Utility
tdtool_for_linux_x64 _v1.00.tar.gz TDTOOL for Linux x64 1.00 Utility
ibm_windows_2003_200 WHQL Windows 2003/2008(x86/x64)Drivers for IBM Tape Drives 6189 Driver
tdtool_for_windows_v TDTOOL for Windows x86 / x64 1.00 Utility
  File Description Type Language
Tandberg LTO-3 User Guide Manual
LTO Full Height Datasheet Datasheet
LTO Full Height Datasheet Datasheet
LTO Full Height Datasheet (PL) Datasheet
User Guide for TDKit version 4.5 testprogram. Manual
LTO-FH Drive Datasheet Datasheet
Service Overview EMEA (EN) Datasheet
LTO Bar Code Label Specification Manual
LTO Full-Height Datasheet (FR) Datasheet
Tandberg Data Corporate Brochure Brochure

Software Compatibility List (PDF)

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