Data Transfer Speeds
The Dell 51FGJ LTO-6 FC Tape Drive Module is designed to be used with the Dell ML6000 tape library. It offers a native capacity of 2.5 terabytes (TB) and a compressed capacity of up to 6.25TB, assuming a 2.5:1 compression ratio.
The transfer speeds of this tape drive module depend on a few factors, including the speed of the Fibre Channel (FC) interface it is connected to and the size of the data being transferred. However, Dell specifies a native data transfer rate of up to 160 megabytes per second (MB/s) and a compressed data transfer rate of up to 400MB/s.
It is important to note that these transfer rates are theoretical maximums and actual transfer rates may vary depending on the configuration and environment in which the tape drive module is being used. Factors such as the fragmentation of the data being transferred, the speed of the source and destination devices, and the level of compression achieved can all affect transfer speeds.
Tape Drive Performance and Capacity
The 51FGJ Dell 2.50TB/6.25TB LTO-6 FC Tape Drive Module is designed to work with the Dell ML6000 tape library. It utilizes the LTO-6 (Linear Tape-Open 6) tape technology, which is capable of storing up to 2.5 terabytes (TB) of uncompressed data or up to 6.25 TB of compressed data on a single tape cartridge.
In terms of performance, the 51FGJ Dell LTO-6 tape drive module has a native data transfer rate of up to 160 megabytes per second (MB/s) for uncompressed data, and up to 400 MB/s for compressed data. It also has a fast data access time of around 50 seconds, making it an efficient and reliable option for data backup and archiving.
It's worth noting that the actual performance and capacity of the 51FGJ Dell LTO-6 tape drive module may vary depending on factors such as the type of data being backed up, the compression ratio used, and the overall configuration of the tape library system. However, in general, this tape drive module offers a good balance of capacity and performance for medium to large-scale data backup and archiving needs.
Data Encryption and Security Features
The Dell 2.50TB/6.25TB LTO-6 FC Tape Drive Module ML6000 is a tape storage solution that is designed to provide high-performance data backup and archiving capabilities. This module incorporates several security features that help ensure data confidentiality and integrity, including:
- Encryption: The LTO-6 FC Tape Drive Module ML6000 supports hardware-based encryption, which allows data to be encrypted and decrypted on the fly, without impacting performance. This feature helps protect sensitive data stored on tapes from unauthorized access, theft, or loss.
- Key management: To ensure secure key management, the LTO-6 FC Tape Drive Module ML6000 supports both internal and external key management systems. This allows administrators to control access to encryption keys, ensuring that only authorized personnel can access encrypted data.
- WORM support: The LTO-6 FC Tape Drive Module ML6000 supports write-once, read-many (WORM) functionality, which allows data to be written to tape once and then read multiple times, but not overwritten. This feature helps ensure data integrity by preventing accidental or malicious deletion or modification of data.
- Physical security: The LTO-6 FC Tape Drive Module ML6000 is designed to be physically secure, with locking mechanisms and tamper-evident seals to prevent unauthorized access to the tape media.
- Tape Type : LTO-6
- Native Drive Capacity : 2.50TB
- Compressed Drive Capacity : 6.25TB
- Interface Type : Fibre Channel
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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