Oracle’s StorageTek SL150 modular tape
library is the first scalable tape library
designed for growing small to midsized
companies. Built from Oracle software and
StorageTek library technology, it delivers an
industry-leading combination of ease of use
and scalability. Ideal for backup and archival
applications, the StorageTek SL150 modular
tape library saves both time and money, setting
the new standard for entry tape automation.
Make Simplicity a Priority
The StorageTek SL150 emphasizes simplicity and reduces costs through exceptional
scalability, common storage management tools and do-it-yourself installation and upgrades.
The easy-to-use remote browser GUI, built from Oracle software, helps streamline library
management and allows you to perform library operations, manage library settings, and
proactively monitor the library’s health.
With the StorageTek SL150, simplicity begins with the library installation and continues
throughout the life of the product, even as you expand for data growth. The library can be
initialized in a few steps via the local touchscreen operator panel, and upgrades are easy, since
they require no tools, complicated cabling, or technical support.
• Remote management capability and
an installation wizard ensure swift
installation and ease of use
• Scalability from 30 to 300 cartridge
slots enables capacity to reach
nearly 1.9 PB (2.5:1 compression)
with the use of StorageTek LTO 6
half-height tape drives
• Expansion modules offer seamless
performance and capacity
upgradeability, by easily upgrading
tape drives and adding cartridges.
• Reduce complexity—the tape library
is customer installable and
• Reduce costs with low-cost
scalability, reliability, and entry-level
• Enable consolidation of small tape
libraries into one scalable tape
Figure 1. StorageTek SL150 Modular Tape Library Touchscreen Operator Panel
Figure 2. Oracle’s StorageTek Tape Analytics software simplifies tape storage
management because it takes a proactive approach to eliminate library, drive, and media
For intelligent monitoring of StorageTek tape libraries, StorageTek Tape Analytics software
provides tape storage customers with access to leading-edge tape monitoring software that
goes far beyond exposing a red, yellow, or green indicator. Rather, StorageTek Tape
Analytics software provides insights into more than 100 detailed drive, media, and library
health attributes that empower tape storage administrators to make proactive decisions about
their tape environments prior to device failures. A proactive approach to managing the health
of a tape environment improves the performance and reliability of existing tape investments
and helps executives make informed decisions about future expenditures.
Scale Seamlessly Up to 10x More Than Comparable Tape Libraries
The StorageTek SL150 modular tape library scales up to 10x, from 30 to 300 slots, without
consuming significant time and resources. In addition, it is the only library in the world that
auto-discovers new modules via USB. In the entry to midrange market segment, the
StorageTek SL150 modular tape library offers higher density and lower-cost scaling than
comparable products. Higher density saves rack space and enables you to store more data in
the library. The StorageTek SL150 modular tape library’s base module provides up to 75 TB
(with StorageTek LTO 6 half-height tape drives) and each expansion module adds an
additional 75 TB of capacity as your storage needs grow. With two additional tape drives per
expansion module, the StorageTek SL150 also allows for increased performance as storage
needs grow.
Count Your Savings
The market-leading scalability of the StorageTek SL150 modular tape library offers an
important cost-saving advantage. Competitive systems require you to transition among three
separate and distinct products in order to grow from an entry to a midrange library. Oracle
offers the first library that can address the full breadth of scale from 30 to 300 slots with a
single product.
As a result, the StorageTek SL150 negates the need to rip and replace smaller, individual
products as your storage needs grow. In addition, single-product scalability saves media,
drives, servicing, power, cooling, and other management costs. Scalability also allows you to
do more with less by consolidating multiple libraries into a single product that is far less
expensive than replacing libraries over time.
Oracle’s tape encryption helps you minimize your exposure to potentially costly litigation
while you support regulatory and compliance policies. When you use StorageTek LTO 5 half-
height tape drives from HP with the StorageTek SL150, you can utilize Oracle Key Manager
to achieve simple, scalable, enterprise-class data encryption. Oracle Key Manager centrally
authorizes, secures, and manages all of your encryption keys, reducing exposure of sensitive
data and ensuring reliability and security.
For more than 40 years, customers have trusted StorageTek reliability and quality. Oracle’s
StorageTek SL150 modular tape library leverages technology and design from the awardwinning StorageTek SL500 modular tape library, and it provides StorageTek reliability at an
entry-level price point. Furthermore, by working with an end-to-end solution provider like
Oracle, you can reduce management and service costs.
Maximize Performance and Availability with Oracle Support
The StorageTek SL150 has a CRU serviceability model – it is customer supported, customer
installable, has customer replaceable spares. However, if you do need installation or service
assistance, the following offerings are available from Oracle.
Oracle Premier Support provides the complete system support you need to proactively
manage your Oracle storage systems. With swift resolution and rapid-response hardware
service when problems do arise, you can keep your business information available 24/7.
With Oracle Advanced Customer Services, you receive mission-critical support from a
focused support team, proactive guidance to tailor storage systems for optimal performance
and increased competitiveness, and preventative monitoring to help you achieve high
availability and optimized system performance.
For more information about Oracle Support and Oracle Advanced Customer Support Services,
please speak with your Oracle representative or Oracle authorized partner, or visit or
StorageTek SL150 Modular Tape Library Specifications
Throughput Per Hour, Maximum Native (Uncompressed)*
LTO 5 (20 drives, 140 MB/sec)—10 TB/hr
LTO 6 (20 drives, 160 MB/sec) – 11.5 TB/hr
Capacity, Maximum Native (Uncompressed)
LTO 5 (1.5 TB/cartridge)—450 TB (300 cartridges)
LTO 6 (2.5 TB/cartridge) – 750 TB (300 cartridges)
Number of Cartridge Slots
• 30–300 cartridge slots
• Base module: 30 slots
• Up to 9 expansion modules: 30 slots each module
Number of Tape Drives/Types
Half Height LTO 5 FC or SAS: 1–20
Half Height LTO 6 FC*** or SAS: 1-20
Mail Slot
Base module: 4-cartridge capacity
Hot-swappable drives; redundant hot-swappable power
supplies with redundant fans
Mean Swaps Between
Failures (MSBF)
2 million robot load/unload cycles
Supported host platforms
Oracle Solaris, UNIX, Windows, Oracle Linux (IPv4, IPv6)
Operator panel
Automatic clean
Automatic self-discovery
User-friendly configuration and diagnostic controls, status
display, and viewing window
Configurable cleaning cartridge slot for tape drive
cleaning by library or software command
Self-configuring for cells, drives, and cartridge access
Base Module (Minimum
Expansion Module (each
module, modules 2-9)
5.15 in (130.8 mm), 3U
rack space
3.5 in (88.9 mm), 2U rack
36.42 in (925 mm)
36.42 in (925 mm)
18.94 in (481 mm)
18.94 in (481 mm)
47 lbs (21.5 kg)*
23.1 lbs (10.5 kg)**
+50°F to +104°F (+10°C to +40°C), 20%–80% relative
humidity, non-condensing
–40°F to +140°F (–40°C to +60°C), 10%–95% relative
humidity, non-condensing
100 VAC –240 VAC at
50 Hz –60 Hz single phase (autoranging)
Library (operating max.
continuous—not peak)
1.42 A at 120 V or 0.75 A at 240 V, 614 BTU/hr
Drive-power consumption varies; refer to individual drive
Regulatory Compliance
FCC (47CFR15 Subpart B) Class A; EN55022 Class A;
EN55024; EN61000-3-2; EN61000-3-3; ICES-003 Class
A; AS/NZS CISPR22 Class A; VCCI V-3 Class A; KN22
Class A; KN24; CNS13438 Class A
UL 60950-1, CAN/CSA 22.2 No. 60950-1-07, EN 609501, IEC 60950-1, 60825-1, Class 1 Laser Product
*Weight includes library with one drive installed and one power supply
**Weight is expansion only, no drives or power supplies
*** Check with sales representative on the availability of this option
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