The Tandberg Data 800GB Native 1.6TB Compressed LTO Ultrium 4 SCSI Internal Tape Drive (3502-LTO) is a high-performance tape drive designed for data backup, archiving, and disaster recovery. It uses Linear Tape-Open (LTO) technology, which is a widely-adopted open format for tape storage. This drive is capable of storing 800GB of native data and up to 1.6TB of compressed data, making it a cost-effective solution for large data storage needs. The drive features a SCSI interface, providing reliable and fast data transfer. It is a internal drive, which is designed to fit inside a server or workstation. With a compact design, it is easy to install and maintain. Overall, the Tandberg Data 3502-LTO tape drive is an ideal choice for businesses and organizations looking for a high-capacity, reliable, and cost-effective tape backup solution.
Capacity and Compression
The Tandberg Data 3502-LTO tape drive has a native storage capacity of 800GB and a compressed storage capacity of 1.6TB. This means that when data is written to the tape in its uncompressed form, it can store up to 800GB of data. However, the drive also has the ability to compress data before it is written to the tape, which can effectively double the storage capacity to 1.6TB. This compression is done using LTO Ultrium 4 compression algorithm. This feature allows users to store more data on a single tape, reducing the number of tapes required for backups and archives, and ultimately reducing the cost of storage.
In terms of tape compression ratio, LTO-4 is capable of compressing data 2:1, which means that a 800GB of uncompressed data can be compressed to 400GB, and then written to the tape. This compression ratio is similar in LTO-5 and LTO-6. Keep in mind that the compression ratio will vary depending on the type of data being backed up. Compression is most effective for data that has a high degree of redundancy, such as image, video, audio and text files.
Compatibility and System Requirements
The Tandberg Data 3502-LTO tape drive is compatible with a variety of operating systems, including Windows, Linux, and Unix. It also supports a number of backup software applications, including Symantec Backup Exec, IBM Tivoli Storage Manager, and HP Data Protector.
In terms of system requirements, the drive requires a SCSI host bus adapter (HBA) to connect to the host computer. The SCSI interface supports Ultra320, Ultra160, and Ultra2 SCSI transfer rates. The drive also requires a SCSI cable and a power cable to connect to the host computer.
The drive is designed for internal use and it will fit in standard 5.25-inch drive bays. It has dimensions of 146mm (W) x 101.6mm (D) x 41.3mm (H) and weight of 1.8 kg.
The drive also requires a certain amount of power to operate. It draws 6.5W in standby mode, 12W in idle mode, and 27W during operation.
It's important to check the compatibility and system requirements before purchasing the drive to ensure that it will work with your existing hardware and software setup.
- Manufacturer: Tandberg Data
- MPN : 3502-LTO
- Type : Tape Drive
- Tape Drive Type : LTO Ultrium 4
- SKU: 3502-LTO
- Drive Type LTO-4
- Compressed Storage Capacity 1.60 TB
- Native Storage Capacity 800 GB
- Recording Method Linear Serpentine
- Drive Interface SCSI
- Color Black
- Form Factor Internal
- Drive Height 1/2H
About Refurbished Products
Media preservation has come a long way, and the methods of storing data over the years are ever-changing. However, one method had stood out since its invention in 1949; and that's tape storage. If you are looking for durability, low cost, longevity, energy efficiency, density, and scalability, then investing in tape storage is a smart move. Thanks to our vast collection of tape drive storage devices, you are all covered when this is what you need. Depending on your budget and storage needs, you can choose from categories including LTO - 5 Lib Expansion, LTO - 5 Rack Mount, LTO - 5 Library, LTO - 6 Library, LTO - 6 Rack Mount, LTO - 6 Lib Expansion, LTO - 6 Internal, LTO - 6 External, LTO - 6 Auto Loader, Magstar Internal, SDLT 220 External, SDLT 220 Internal, SDLT 320 External, SDLT 320 Loader, SDLT 320 Internal, SDLT 600 External, SDLT 600 Internal, SDLT 600 Loader, Storageworks Internal, Storageworks Library, Travan 10-20GB Internal, and Travan 20-40GB Internal. Tape drives present an excellent means to write data to storage and hold onto data for a couple of decades. They make an ideal medium for long-term storage and backups.
What is Tape Storage?
A tape drive is a storage device designed to store data on magnetic tape. It is primarily used for backup and archiving purposes. It functions like a tape recorder in recording data on a loop of a flexible celluloid-like medium that is readable and erasable. Tape drives operate in two ways. The first uses a linear tape technology where the heads never touch the tape or a regular helical scan where the playback and recording heads touch the tape.
Choosing a Tape Drive; Buying Guide
There are countless tape drives available on the market today; these few considerations will keep you on track when choosing one.
You'd want to go for a tape drive with the ability to complete a tape backup within your window of possibility. For instance, back up 400GB will call for a transfer rate of approximately 30GB/hour.
Tape drive manufacturers are always known to specify the drive's Mean Time Between Failure (MTBF). Check this vital information to measure the reliability of the drive. A typical example is the Travan tape drive with an MTBF of 370,000 hours at a 20% duty cycle, and running the drive longer will reduce its reliability. Depending on your needs, you can tell if this tape drive is the best or not.
A tape drive should have the capacity to store your backups, and well come at the right price. The price of the drive is a function of capacity and performance. There are continuous modifications in tape capacity; the largest capacity is always a high price. However, it would help if you considered how much value-for-money the tape drive will give you. Depending on your budget and needs, you may prefer capacity over performance and vice versa.
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