Qualstar RLS Tape Libraries with LTO5 IBM drives
QUALSTAR RLS SERIES
LTO RACKMOUNT
TAPE LIBRARY SYSTEMS
FEATURING
CAPACITY ON DEMAND
The RLS Series delivers Qualstar’s
Simply Reliable Automated Tape Library
technology to LTO users requiring
compact, 5U-high rackmountable
solutions. Offering superior performance
and value, the RLS Series LTO Tape
Library family includes nine models
yielding capacities up to 66 terabytes
(native). Using typical data compression
ratios, capacity can exceed 130 terabytes.
Individual models house up to four tape
drives. Data transfer rates can exceed
four terabytes per hour.
DFA DRIVES SUPPORTED
RLS “D” models house LTO Direct
Fibre Attach tape drives. These drives
have Fibre Channel interfaces to
connect directly to ports on switches
or to servers. The RLS library command
interface can be connected with SCSI,
or with Fibre Channel using the
FCO option.
displayed and an audible alarm signals
conditions requiring immediate action.
All of the information, functions and
controls built into the front panel
display are replicated in Q-Link. Tapes
are housed in convenient magazines
that simply snap in and out of the
library. Removing and organizing
tapes for offsite storage is easy.
CAPACITY ON DEMAND (COD)
The RLS-8202, RLS-8204 and
RLS-8404 models deliver a persuasive
combination of low entry cost and
easy capacity upgrades. These models
support one to four tape drives, giving
users technology choices in compact
modules. Starting with twelve data
tape slots, up to three or four, 8-slot
expansion kits can be installed in just
a few minutes. A simple software key
and a pair of magazines is all it takes
for users to easily add more capacity.
Q-LINK ™ REMOTE MANAGER
Q-Link is the web browser-based
remote library manager that allows
any RLS Series Tape Library to be
configured, monitored, diagnosed and
managed from anywhere in the world.
Using Q-Link, companies can deploy
enterprise-class data protection without
increasing staffs or degrading data
security. Even firmware updates can
be implemented remotely.
RELIABLE, INTELLIGENT ROBOTICS
The RLS Series unique robotic
mechanism is Simply Reliable by
design. Leadscrew based robotics using
brushless DC motors and closed-loop
servo control systems provide precise
positioning and flawless media handling
for years of dependable operation.
All FRUs, options and tape drives are
autodiscovering, and all electrical and
mechanical adjustments have been
completely eliminated by sophisticated,
adaptive “smart” logic design. Built-in
reliability is only part of the RLS Series
story. Each tape drive is on a self-connecting mount that eliminates handling
cables. Simply slide the drives in or out.
EASY OPERATION
An intuitive menu-driven control
system provides easy-to-use installation,
configuration and operational
information via the onboard LCD
panel. Critical operating functions are
ADVANCED CARTRIDGE
MANAGEMENT AND SECURITY
Barcode scanning enhances throughput and controls the media inventory.
VIOP, a unique variable I/O port design,
allows users to determine how many
slots to commit to importing and
exporting tapes. Our exclusive Inventory
Sentry senses whether the tapes or
magazines have actually been removed
when the door is opened. If they
haven’t, operation is resumed without
causing a time consuming re-inventory.
LOGICAL LIBRARY
Logical Library partitioning is built
into every RLS Series SCSI library.
It allows up to four SCSI-connected
servers to share a single library, even
if each server is running a separate
application. Systems that you couldn’t
afford to upgrade can now be
protected automatically.
SIMPLY RELIABLE
FEATURING CAPACITY ON DEMAND
QUALSTAR RLS SERIES
LTO RACKMOUNT
TAPE LIBRARY SYSTEMS
ENGINEERED FOR RELIABILITY
VERSATILITY
• Auto-connecting user-installable
tape drives
• All brushless motors
• Self-calibrating all-digital servo
control system
• Auto-aligning, no mechanical or
electrical adjustments
• Over 2,000,000 MEBF
• Automated tape drive cleaning
• Capacity on demand: add up to
four 8-slot user-installed or factory
option expansion kits
• Redundant hot-swappable power
supply option
• LVD SCSI library interface
• Fibre Channel library
interface option
• iSCSI option
• Fibre Channel, LVD and SAS
drives supported
• Multiple bus connections
supported
• Logical Library partitioning
(SCSI library interface only,
not supported under FC)
• Simultaneous random and
multi-sequential operating modes
• Selectable recycling and
dual-bin sequential modes
EFFICIENT MEDIA CONTROL
• Barcode scanning of data cartridges
• All tapes are housed in convenient
removable magazines
• VIOP, variable I/O port for inserting
and removing cartridges or magazines
• Inventory Sentry minimizes offline time
COMPREHENSIVE USER INTERFACE
• Q-Link browser-based remote
library manager
• Back-lighted 80 character display
• Control panel menu system for easy
installation, configuration, operation
and maintenance
RLS SERIES LTO SPECIFICATIONS
Drive Type
Number of Drives
Number of Tapes
Native Capacity (TB)
Compressed Capacity (TB)*
Max Native Data Rate (TB/hr)
Max Compressed Data Rate (TB/hr)*
Interface Options
Field Expansion
Average Exchange Time (seconds)
Time to Scan Barcodes (seconds)
Barcode Reader
Variable I/O Port
Height (in/cm)
Width (in/cm)
Depth (in/cm)
Net Weight (lb/kg)
Power Consumption LVD & SAS (watts, avg)
Power Consumption FC (watts, avg)
RLS-8236 / 8236D
LTO 4
LTO 5
1–2
36
28.8
54
57.6
108
.9
1.0
1.7
2.0
LVD, FC
SAS, FC
RLS-8244
LTO 4
1–2
44
35.2
70.4
.9
1.7
LVD, FC
16
62
Standard
Standard
5U
16.6 / 42.2
32.0 / 81.3
104 / 47
130
145
18
78
Standard
Standard
5U
16.6 / 42.2
36.8 / 93.5
147 / 67
130
145
RLS-8204
LTO 4
1–2
12 – 44
9.6 – 35.2
19.2 – 70.4
.9
1.7
LVD, FC
Four, 8-slot increments
18
78
Standard
Standard
5U
16.6 / 42.2
36.8 / 93.5
147 / 67
130
145
RLS-8202
LTO 4
1–2
12 – 36
9.6 – 28.8
19.2 – 57.6
.9
1.7
LVD
Three, 8-slot increments
18
78
Standard
Standard
5U
16.6 / 42.2
36.8 / 93.5
147 / 67
130
145
RLS-8444 / 8444D
LTO 5
1–4
44
66
132
2.0
4.0
SAS, FC
18
78
Standard
Standard
5U
16.6 / 42.2
36.8 / 93.5
147 / 67
130
145
RLS-8404 / 8404D
LTO 5
1–4
12 – 44
18 – 66
36 – 132
2.0
4.0
SAS, FC
Four, 8-slot increments
18
78
Standard
Standard
5U
16.6 / 42.2
36.8 / 93.5
147 / 67
130
145
* Using typical compression ratios
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MEBF to be representative of any particular
unit installed for customer use. Failure rates
are derived from a large database of test
samples. The individual failure rate will vary
from unit to unit.
All information and specifications are based
on our knowledge of the products at the time
of printing. Qualstar reserves the right to
change specifications without notice.
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