Introduction to the 3510-LTO Tandberg Data Tape Drive
The 3510-LTO Tandberg Data Tape Drive is a high-performance storage solution designed for small and medium-sized businesses. It uses LTO Ultrium 3 technology and has a native capacity of 400GB and a compressed capacity of 800GB. The drive is equipped with a Ultra-160 SCSI interface, which provides fast data transfer rates and compatibility with a wide range of servers and workstations. The 3510-LTO is also known for its reliability, long archival life and low cost per GB. It is suitable for data center, backup and archiving applications.
Capacity and Compression Ratio
The 3510-LTO Tandberg Data Tape Drive has a native capacity of 400GB, which means that it can store up to 400GB of data on a single tape cartridge. However, the drive also features data compression, which can increase the storage capacity to 800GB. This means that the drive can compress the data before writing it to the tape, resulting in a 2:1 compression ratio. This allows for more data to be stored on a single tape cartridge, which can be useful for businesses that need to store large amounts of data.
It is important to note that the compression ratio depends on the type of data being written to the tape. Some types of data compress better than others, so the actual compression ratio may vary depending on the data. The compression ratio of 2:1 is a standard based on certain test data, but the real world data may have different ratio.
Performance and Reliability
The 3510-LTO Tandberg Data Tape Drive is designed for high-performance and reliability. It uses LTO Ultrium 3 technology, which provides fast data transfer rates of up to 80MB/s (native) and 160MB/s (compressed). This allows for quick backups and large data transfers, making it suitable for data center, backup and archiving applications.
The drive is also known for its reliability. It features a number of technologies that help to protect data and ensure that it can be recovered in the event of a failure. These include advanced error correction, data encryption, and a built-in cleaning mechanism.
Additionally, the 3510-LTO Tandberg Data Tape Drive comes with a robust and durable design, which allows it to withstand the rigors of heavy use. The drive is built with high-quality components and is rigorously tested to ensure that it can operate in a wide range of environments and conditions.
Finally, the 3510-LTO Tape drive has a long archival life, which means that data stored on the tape can be kept for a long period of time without degradation. This can be useful for businesses that need to keep data for compliance or regulatory purposes.
General Information about the Dell 3510-LTO
- Manufacturer: Dell
- Model Number or SKU# 3510-LTO
- Product Type : Tape Drive
- Tape Drive Type : Tape Media
- Drive Type LTO-3
- Compressed Storage Capacity 800 GB
- Native Storage Capacity 400 GB
- Recording Method Linear Serpentine
- Drive Interface SCSI
- Drive Height 1/2H
About New Bulk Pack 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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