ORACLE DATA SHEET
STORAGETEK LTO
TAPE DRIVES
Today’s continuous business
environment requires that you
back up more data in less time.
Oracle’s StorageTek LTO tape
drives offer an economical, highperformance option for midrange
tape automation environments.
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KEY FEATURES
 Cost-effective capacity. Store up
to 2.5 TB of native data on a single
cartridge, reducing media costs
while accommodating data growth.
 Reduced backup windows.
Accelerate backups by processing
more information in less time. The
StorageTek LTO 6 tape drive moves
data at rates as high as 160
megabytes per second,
uncompressed.
 Enhanced data protection. Protect
data integrity and help prevent data
loss with powerful correction and
verification capabilities.
 WORM-capable media
integration. Secure, manage, and
archive critical data records using
WORM-capable media and
StorageTek LTO 5 and StorageTek
LTO 6 tape drives.
 Encryption capability. Encrypt
data on the tape cartridge via the
drive's built-in data encryption
capability, and, in the event of tape
cartridge loss, data is still protected.
 Supports media partitioning. The
StorageTek LTO 5 and StorageTek
LTO 6 specifications support two
media partitions to allow for faster
data access.
Store, Manage, and Protect Growing Data
StorageTek LTO tape drives feature fast data transfer rates and large capacity so you can
process more data in less time. The high-speed Fibre Channel interface further improves data
movement, shortens backup windows, reduces downtime, and speeds recovery. Combined
with StorageTek tape libraries, you can easily and affordably store, manage, and protect your
growing data.
Oracle offers StorageTek LTO 6 tape drives in SAS or FC interfaces, full- and half-height
platforms, and as single drives or within an automation environment. You choose the model
that makes the most sense for your operating environment, application, capacity, and
performance. The Fibre Channel interface available in automation products allows
connections to new or existing SANs. Oracle’s scalable tape automation solutions are
designed to accommodate whatever drive and interface you choose.
Protect Your Investment with a Solid Upgrade Path
StorageTek LTO tape drives support two-generation backward compatibility so you can make
the most of your technology investment. Their open format supports a wide variety of media
suppliers and automation systems. And the LTO Compliance Verification Entity, an
independent company, verifies interchange across LTO vendors and product generations.
Simplify Storage Management
Oracle’s StorageTek LTO tape drives are compatible with leading backup and management
software and hardware platforms, helping you to stretch your infrastructure investment.
Choose StorageTek LTO Ultrium tape cartridges to accompany your tape purchase. All of our
media is thoroughly tested for intercompatibility between applicable drives and StorageTek
libraries.
Engage the Storage Experts
Oracle service professionals help you address storage challenges by delivering integrated
services and solutions that optimize and manage storage performance over the life of your
data. Our recognized, world-class service and customer care give you confidence that your
technology investment is protected and that your business will be responsive to change.
Oracle’s storage service professionals can help you gain and sustain measurable results with
the reliability and flexibility that you require. In addition, you can make your storage solution
decisions even stronger with one of the largest selections of high-performance tape media in
the industry.
ORACLE DATA SHEET
StorageTek LTO Tape Drive Specifications
Performance
StorageTek LTO
6 Half-Height
StorageTek LTO
6 Full-Height
StorageTek LTO
5 Half-Height
StorageTek LTO
5 Full-Height
Tape load and thread to ready
24 sec
22 sec
19 sec
19 sec
Average file access time (first file)
50 sec
50 sec
52 sec
52 sec
Maximum/average rewind time
98/51 sec
98/51 sec
96/48 sec
96/48 sec
Unload time (RW cartridge)
19 sec
19 sec
19 sec
19 sec
Unload time (WORM cartridge)
23 sec
22 sec
23 sec
22 sec
Data transfer rate, native (uncompressed)
160 MB/sec
160 MB/sec
140 MB/sec
140 MB/sec
Capacity, native (uncompressed)
2.5 TB
2.5 TB
1.5 TB
1.5 TB
Capacity, native (compressed)
6.25 TB (2.5:1)
6.25 TB (2.5:1)
3.0 TB (2:1)
3.0 TB (2:1)
Mean time between failures (MTBF)
Power on
250,000 hrs @
100% duty cycle
250,000 hrs @
100% duty cycle
250,000 hrs @
100% duty cycle
250,000 hrs @
100% duty cycle
Head life
60,000 hrs
60,000 hrs
60,000 hrs
60,000 hrs
Capacity
Availability
Uncorrected bit error rate
-17
1x10
1x10
-27
-17
1x10-17
-27
1x10
1x10
1x10
1x10
1x10-27
Interface (SAS)
6 Gb SAS
N/A
6 Gb SAS
6 Gb SAS
Burst transfer rate
600 MB/sec
600 MB/sec
600 MB/sec
600 MB/sec
Interface (Fibre Channel - automation only)
8 Gb FC
8 Gb FC
8 Gb FC
8 Gb FC
Read/write compatibility interface
LTO 6, LTO 5
read/write, LTO 4
(read only)
LTO 6, LTO 5
read/write, LTO 4
(read only)
LTO 5, LTO 4
read/write, LTO 3
(read only)
LTO 5, LTO 4
read/write, LTO 3
(read only)
Emulation modes
LTO 6
LTO 6
LTO 5
LTO 5
Desktop dimensions (W x H x D)
8.86 x 3.11 x
11.73 (in.), 22.50 x
7.90 x 29.79 (cm)
N/A
8.86 x 3.11 x
11.73 (in.), 22.50 x
7.90 x 29.79 (cm)
N/A
Desktop weight
17.6 lb., 8.0 kg
N/A
17.6 lb., 8.0 kg
N/A
Rackmount dimensions (W x H x D)
19.0 x 1.75 x
25.25 (in.), 48.3 x
4.44 x 64.1 (cm)
N/A
19.0 x 1.75 x
25.25 (in.), 48.3 x
4.44 x 64.1 (cm)
N/A
Rackmount weight
21 lb., 9.52 kg
N/A
21 lb., 9.52 kg
N/A
Automation dimensions (W x H x D)
5.7 x 1.6 x 8.1
(in.), 14.47 x 4.06
x 20.57(cm)
5.7 x 3.3 x 8.2
(in.), 14.47 x 8.38
x 20.82 (cm)
5.7 x 1.6 x 8.1 (in.)
14.47 x 4.1 x
20.82 (cm)
5.7 x 3.3 x 8.2
(in.), 14.47 x 8.38
x 20.82 (cm)
Automation weight
3.2 lb., 1.45 kg
4.94 lb., 2.24 kg
3.2 lb., 1.45 kg
4.94 lb., 2.24 kg
Temperature: operating
+50°F to +100°F
(+10°C to +38°C)
+50°F to +100°F
(+10°C to +38°C)
+50°F to +100°F
(+10°C to +38°C)
+50°F to +100°F
(+10°C to +38°C)
Temperature: nonoperating
-40°F to +140°F (40°C to +66°C)
-40°F to +140°F (40°C to +66°C)
-40°F to +140°F (40°C to +66°C)
-40°F to +140°F (40°C to 66°C)
Relative humidity: operating
20% to 80%
20% to 80%
20% to 80%
20% to 80%
Undetected bit error rate
-27
-17
Compatibility
Mechanical
Environmental
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Relative humidity: nonoperating
10% to 95%
10% to 95%
10% to 95%
10% to 95%
100–240 V AC
N/A
100–240 V AC
N/A
Power
Desktop
Rackmount
Automation
50/60 Hz 0.7A
max.
50/60 Hz 0.7A
max.
Autoranging
Power connection
IEC 320
Autoranging
Power connection
IEC 320
+5 V @ 3.5 A
typical
N/A
+5 V @ 3.5 A
typical
+12 V @ 1.0 A
typical
+12 V @ 1.0 A
typical
+5 V @ 4.5 A
(max.)
+5 V @ 4.5 A
(max.)
+12 V @ 2.0 A
(max.)
+12 V @ 2.0 A
(max.)
Varies depending
on library
configuration
Varies depending
on library
configuration
Varies depending
on library
configuration
N/A
Varies depending
on library
configuration
Warranty
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products.
Services
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