Performance and Scalability
The Dell 45E3731 Ultrium LTO-3 SCSI LVD HH External Tape Drive is a high-performance data storage device designed for use with servers and other enterprise-grade computing systems. Here's an explanation of its performance and scalability:
- The Dell 45E3731 Ultrium LTO-3 tape drive can transfer data at speeds of up to 80MB/s (compressed), making it suitable for backing up large amounts of data quickly.
- It uses an LTO-3 tape format, which offers a native storage capacity of 400GB and a compressed capacity of 800GB. This allows for efficient storage of large volumes of data, while maintaining data integrity and security.
- The drive has a 68-pin high-density (HD) external SCSI interface, which provides fast data transfer rates and reliable connectivity.
- The Dell 45E3731 Ultrium LTO-3 tape drive is designed to be scalable, which means it can be easily integrated into existing storage infrastructures.
- It supports a range of backup software applications and operating systems, making it a versatile solution for organizations with diverse IT environments.
- The drive is compatible with LTO-2 and LTO-1 tape formats, allowing for backward compatibility and the ability to read and write to older tape cartridges.
- It can also be used with multiple tape drives, autoloaders, and libraries, enabling organizations to expand their backup capabilities as their data storage needs grow.
Capacity and Data Transfer Rates
The Dell 45E3731 Ultrium LTO-3 SCSI LVD HH External Tape Drive is a backup storage device that uses the Linear Tape-Open (LTO) technology to store data on magnetic tapes. It has a maximum capacity of 800GB when using compressed data, and a native capacity of 400GB when using uncompressed data.
In terms of data transfer rates, the Dell 45E3731 Ultrium LTO-3 SCSI LVD HH External Tape Drive has a maximum transfer rate of 80MB/s when using compressed data, and a native transfer rate of 40MB/s when using uncompressed data. These transfer rates are dependent on various factors such as the hardware configuration, data compression ratio, and the software used.
The SCSI LVD (Low Voltage Differential) interface allows for faster data transfer rates and improved signal integrity over longer distances compared to standard SCSI interfaces. The "HH" in the product name stands for Half-Height, which refers to the physical size of the tape drive unit.
Data Compression and Encryption Capabilities
The Dell 400/800GB Ultrium LTO-3 SCSI LVD HH External Tape Drive is a high-capacity storage device that provides both data compression and encryption capabilities.
Data compression is the process of reducing the size of data files to save storage space and increase the transfer speed of data. The Dell Ultrium LTO-3 tape drive uses hardware-based compression technology, which means that the compression process is performed within the drive itself, reducing the load on the host system. This drive can compress data up to a ratio of 2:1, meaning that it can effectively double the storage capacity of the tapes.
Encryption is the process of converting data into a coded language to protect it from unauthorized access. The Dell Ultrium LTO-3 tape drive uses the Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) algorithm with 256-bit encryption to provide a high level of security for your data. This ensures that your data is protected during transport and storage and can only be accessed by authorized users.
- Tape Type : LTO-3
- Native Drive Capacity : 400GB
- Interface Type : SCSI
- Enclosure Type : External
- Compressed Drive Capacity : 800GB
- SCSI Signaling Type : Differential (LVD)
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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