StorageTek LTO 5 Tape Drive

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StorageTek LTO 5

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Manufacturer: StorageTek
Part #: StorageTek LTO 5
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Warranty: 90 Days

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StorageTek LTO 5 Tape Drive

The StorageTek LTO 5 Tape Drive use fast data transfer rates and have large capacities so you can process more data in much less time. The Fibre Channel interface further enhances data movement which allows for shorter backup times, reduces downtime, and speeds up recovery. When you add StorageTek tape libraries you can manage, store and protect your growing data needs in a cost effective manor.

The StorageTek LTO 5 Tape Drive use SAS or FC interfaces. It comes in full and half height platforms to match your specific requirements. It can also be used as a single drive or added to an automation environment. StorageTek LTO 5 Tape Drives support tow generation backwards compatibility so you can make the most of your technology needs. It is also compatible will all leading edge backup and management software and hardware platforms. This makes cost of ownership low. The StorageTek LTO 5 is a robust mid-level tape drive

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StorageTek LTO
5 Half-Height
StorageTek LTO
5 Full-Height
Tape load and thread to ready19 sec19 sec
Average file access time (first file)52 sec52 sec
Maximum/average rewind time96/48 sec96/48 sec
Unload time (RW cartridge)19 sec19 sec
Unload time (WORM cartridge)23 sec22 sec
Capacity, native (uncompressed)1.5 TB1.5 TB
Capacity, native (compressed)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
Head life60,000 hrs60,000 hrs
Uncorrected bit error rate1×10-171×10-17
Undetected bit error rate1×10-271×10-27
Interface (SAS)6 Gb SAS6 Gb SAS
Burst transfer rate600 MB/sec600 MB/sec
Interface (Fibre Channel – automation only)8 Gb FC8 Gb FC
Read/write compatibility interfaceLTO 5, LTO 4
read/write, LTO 3
(read only)
LTO 5, LTO 4
read/write, LTO 3
(read only)
Emulation modesLTO 5LTO 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)
Desktop weight17.6 lb., 8.0 kgN/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)
Rackmount weight21 lb., 9.52 kgN/A
Automation dimensions (W x H x D)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 weight3.2 lb., 1.45 kg4.94 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)
Relative humidity: nonoperating10% to 95%10% to 95%
Desktop100–240 V AC
50/60 Hz 0.7A
Power connection
IEC 320
Rackmount+5 V @ 3.5 A
+12 V @ 1.0 A
+5 V @ 4.5 A
+12 V @ 2.0 A
AutomationVaries depending
on library
Varies depending
on library


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We guarantee our products to be:

  • Original equipment manufactured and serial numbered numbered by StorageTek
  • Configured to exact user specifications
  • Fully refurbished to manufacturers standards of new [ETN]
  • All hard drives are 72 hour burn in/Load Tested
  • Complete with manufacturers ship group
  • Provided with 90 day warranty
  • Shipped in a timely manner

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