Quantum DLTtape Group Introduces High Capacity Autoloader

Tuesday Nov 13th 2001 by Network Storage Forum Staff
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Tape autoloader provides modular design, integrated management tools and 3.5 terabyte capacity in 2U form factor

Quantum Corp.'s DLTtape(TM) Group today announced a new tape autoloader, the Quantum 16-cartridge SuperLoader, which offers a capacity of up to 3.5 terabytes (TB.

The company said the Quantum SuperLoader system can backup data at up to 22 megabytes (MB) per second, or approximately 79 gigabytes (GB) per hour compressed. It offers remote Web-based management capability.

Quantum said SuperLoader system offers the following features:

-- 2U (3.5-inch high) rack-mountable form factor for optimum space utilization;
-- Compressed capacity of up to 3.5 terabytes with an SDLT 220 tape drive or 1.3 terabytes with a DLT1 tape drive;
-- Modular architecture for fast and easy configuration, service, and upgrades;
-- Web-based integrated management tools for remote configuration and control;
-- Capacity scalable to 16 cartridges via two eight-cartridge magazines; -- Mail slot for "on-the-fly" cartridge import and export;
-- High performance robotic cartridge handling for rapid and reliable access to data;
-- Optional bar code reader for expedited inventory management; -- Platform designed for future support of emerging architectures and protocols;
-- Backward-read compatibility to millions of DLTtape cartridges for maximum investment protection.

Initially, Quantum said the SuperLoader system is set to be available with either a Quantum SDLT 220 or DLT1 tape drive with Qualification units available before the end of the year.

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