Dell 445-BBBI 2.50TB6.25TB Tape Drive Tape Storage LTO 6 Internal
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Why 445-BBBI Dell 2.50TB/6.25TB LTO-6 HH SAS Refurbished is the best?

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Short Description:
445-BBBI Dell 2.50TB/6.25TB LTO-6 HH SAS Internal Tape Drive. Refurbished.

Interface Types of This Product: Tape Storage LTO - 6 Internal

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We are giving specifications below, why one should consider procuring Dell LTO - 6 Internal Tape Storage Tape Drive features, a general overview, description, performance specification, relevant images, a competitive price infographic, and technical information about the 445-BBBI model with compatibility.

Capacity and Performance Characteristics

The Dell 445-BBBI is an LTO-6 (Linear Tape-Open 6) Half Height (HH) SAS (Serial Attached SCSI) Internal Tape Drive that has a maximum compressed capacity of 6.25TB and a native capacity of 2.5TB. The compressed capacity refers to the amount of data that can be stored on the tape assuming that data is compressed before being written to the tape. The native capacity refers to the actual physical storage capacity of the tape without any compression.

This tape drive is designed to provide high-capacity backup and archival storage for businesses and organizations that require reliable data protection and long-term retention. With its SAS interface, the drive can transfer data at a maximum rate of 400 MB/s, making it a high-performance option for large-scale data backup and recovery.

The Dell 445-BBBI LTO-6 tape drive features advanced encryption capabilities, which help to ensure the security of stored data. It also has a high MTBF (mean time between failures) of 250,000 hours, indicating that it is a highly reliable storage device that can withstand continuous use in demanding environments.

Encryption and Security Features

The 445-BBBI Dell 2.50TB/6.25TB LTO-6 HH SAS Internal Tape Drive comes with several encryption and security features that help protect data stored on the tape drive. One of the primary security features is hardware-based encryption, which uses the Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) algorithm to encrypt data before it is written to the tape. This encryption process is transparent to the user and does not impact the performance of the tape drive.

In addition to hardware-based encryption, the tape drive also includes a feature called WORM (Write Once, Read Many), which ensures that data can be written to the tape only once and cannot be overwritten or modified. This is particularly useful for organizations that need to store data for regulatory or compliance purposes, as it helps ensure the integrity and authenticity of the data.

The tape drive also includes a feature called LTFS (Linear Tape File System), which provides a file system interface to data stored on the tape. This allows users to easily access and retrieve files stored on the tape drive without having to use proprietary software or drivers.

To further enhance security, the tape drive supports hardware-based data compression, which can help reduce the amount of data that needs to be stored on the tape. This can be particularly useful for organizations that need to store large amounts of data but have limited storage space available.

Finally, the tape drive includes a variety of diagnostic and monitoring features that can help identify and address potential security issues before they become major problems. These features include error checking and correction, data verification, and a self-diagnostic function that can help identify issues with the tape drive hardware.

Configuration and Maintenance

The 445-BBBI Dell LTO-6 HH SAS Internal Tape Drive is a high-capacity tape storage solution designed for use in enterprise-level backup and archiving applications. To configure and maintain this tape drive, you will need to follow the manufacturer's guidelines and best practices.

Here are some steps you can take to configure and maintain your Dell LTO-6 HH SAS Internal Tape Drive:

  • Check the compatibility of the tape drive with your server or storage system. The 445-BBBI Dell LTO-6 HH SAS Internal Tape Drive is designed to work with Dell PowerEdge servers and PowerVault storage systems.
  • Install the tape drive in a properly ventilated and secure location. The tape drive should be installed in a rack-mountable chassis that provides adequate cooling and protection from physical damage.
  • Ensure that the necessary device drivers and software are installed on the host server or storage system. Dell provides device drivers and software for the LTO-6 HH SAS Internal Tape Drive on their website.
  • Configure the tape drive using the appropriate software tools. Dell provides a utility called the Dell PowerVault Tape Tools that can be used to configure and manage the tape drive.
  • Regularly clean the tape drive using a cleaning cartridge. Dell recommends cleaning the tape drive after every 50 hours of use or whenever the drive's cleaning light is illuminated.
  • Perform regular backups and tape rotations to ensure that your data is safe and secure. Dell recommends using high-quality LTO-6 tapes and adhering to best practices for tape storage and management.

Key Features:

  • Tape Type : Lto-6
  • Enclosure Type : Internal
  • Native Drive Capacity : 2.50TB
  • Interface Type : SAS

Technical Features:

  • Native Data Transfer Rate : 160 MBPS
  • Compressed Data Transfer Rate : 400 MBPS
  • Compressed Drive Capacity : 6.25TB
  • Form Factor : Half-Height
  • Buffer : 512 MB


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  • Lto Ultrium 6 (Read/Write)

About Refurbished Products

Refurbished products are typically refurbished by an Original Manufacturer or an affiliate of the manufacturer or 3rd party facility. This product may have minor blemishes due to normal product usage and doesn't necessarily come with documentation and software unless indicated, but has been well tested and generally has never had any defects.

Tape Storage

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.

Transfer rate

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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