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Quantum DLT8000 Tape Drive

The market leader for backup, archiving, disaster recovery and network storage for mid-range systems, the DLT8000 delivers high performance at an exceptional price. This makes the DLT8000 practical and affordable for a wide range of applications, including midrange computers, network servers, high-end workstations, and mainframe environments running UNIX, NetWare, Microsoft Windows NT, LINUX, or proprietary operating systems. quantum_dlt8000_tape_drive

DLT8000 – Benefits

  • Native capacity of 40 GB at 6 MB/s
  • 2:1 Compression allows 80 GB at 12 MB/s
  • Read and write backward compatible with all DLT tape formats
  • Proven scalability for future storage needs
  • 4 read/write channels for high performance
  • Industry standard, with over 1.5 million drives sold
  • Ubiquitous, with over 55 million tape cartridges sold
  • Open system, supported by many manufacturers
  • 250,000 hours MTBF at 100% duty cycle

Download DLT8000 Data Sheet (60 Kb)

Quantum DLT8000 Tape Drives
Capacity 80 GB (compressed), 40 GB (native)
Native Sustained Transfer Rate 6 MB/second
2:1 Compressed Transfer Rate 12 MB/second
Interface Options SCSI-2 Fast/Wide, SE / LVD or HVD
Size (H x W x D)
6.88in x 6.48in x 12.8in (174mm x 164.6mm x 325.12mm)
5.7in x 3.25in x 9in (144.8mm x 82.5mm x 228.6mm)
14 lbs. (6.35kg)
6 lbs. (2.9kg)
Voltage +5V, +12V
MTBF 250,000 hours at 100% duty cycle
1 Varies by configuration
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