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Qualstar Teraloader Tape Libraries

Up to 20.8 TB in only 5U


TeraLoader sets new standards for capacity, cost and value in compact rack mountable autoloaders. Based on Qualstar’s proven RLS design, TeraLoader delivers a complete hardware solution to protect your data.

YOU chose the right tape technology for YOUR unique requirements:

  • 2.4 TB to 6.2 TB* with AIT-3 or AIT-4
  • 3.2 TB to 6.4 TB* with LTO 2 or LTO 3
  • 8 TB to 20.8 TB* with SAIT

Technical Specifications Table
  RLS-4124 RLS-5116 RLS-8116
Drive Type AIT-3 AIT-4 SAIT LTO-2 LTO-3
Number of Tapes 24 16 16
Native Capacity (TB) 2.4 4.8 8.0 3.2 6.4
Compressed Capacity* (TB) 6.2 12.4 20.8 6.4 12.8
Max. Native Data Rate (GB/hr) 43.2 86.4 108 129.6 288
Max. Compressed
Data Rate (GB/hr)
112.3 224.6 280 259.2 576
Avg. Exchange Time 15 seconds
Time to Scan Barcodes 30 seconds
Barcode Reader Optional
Height 5U: 8.75 in / 22.2 cm
Width 16.6 in / 42.2 cm
Depth 32.0 / 81.3 36.8 / 93.5 32.0 / 81.3
Net Weight (lbs/kg) 65 / 30 104 / 47 115 / 53
Power Consumption (watts) 93 100 105
* Using typical compression ratios

TeraLoader Datasheets

TeraLoader for AIT Datasheet (208k PDF)

Teraloader for SAIT Datasheet (204k PDF)

TeraLoader for LTO Datasheet (204k PDF)

AIT and SAIT include WORM (Write Once, Read Many) Tape support for archival and regulatory compliance storage.Q-Link, Qualstar’s remote library manager is built into each TeraLoader. Q-Link enables administrators monitor and control the TeraLoader from across the campus via an intranet, or from across the country through the Internet. A simple IP connection handles the communication with Q-Link’s built-in web server, eliminating the need for any software installation. Q-Link will even send policy-based e-mail notices to confirm operations or give event alerts.TeraLoader tapes are mounted in compact, removable magazines equipped with spacer dust covers for easy handling and offsite storage for disaster protection. Each unit is shipped with rack mount slides. A barcode reader is optional.Simply Reliable by design, TeraLoader’s RLS heritage is reflected in its industry-leading reliability specification: over 2,000,000 MEBF (mean exchanges between failures) and its Three Year Advance Replacement Warranty.
Simply Reliable:

  • Over 2,000,000 MEBF
  • All brushless DC motors
  • 3 Year Advanced Exchange Warranty
  • Self-calibrating digital servo control system
  • Auto-aligning. No mechanical or electrical adjustments

Best Value:

  • Q-Link browser-based remote library manager built-in
  • Rugged rack mount slides included
  • Ultra2 LVD SCSI interface
  • Barcode reader option
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