StorageTek LTO 6 Tape Drive

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StorageTek LTO 6

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Manufacturer: StorageTek
Part #: StorageTek LTO 6
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Warranty: 90 Days

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StorageTek LTO 6 Tape Drive

The StorageTek LTO 6 Tape Drive uses fast data transfer rates and have large capacities so you can process more data in much less time. StorageTek LTO 6 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 6 Tape Drive use SAS or FC interfaces. It comes in full and half height platforms to match your specific requirements.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.It can also be used as a single drive or added to an automation environment. The StorageTek LTO 6 is a robust mid-level tape drive.

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StorageTek LTO
6 Half-Height
StorageTek LTO
6 Full-Height
Tape load and thread to ready 24 sec 22 sec
Average file access time (first file) 50 sec 50 sec
Maximum/average rewind time 98/51 sec 98/51 sec
Unload time (RW cartridge) 19 sec 19 sec
Unload time (WORM cartridge) 23 sec 22 sec
Capacity, native (uncompressed) 2.5 TB 2.5 TB
Capacity, native (compressed) 6.25 TB (2.5:1) 6.25 TB (2.5:1)
Mean time between failures (MTBF)
Power on
250,000 hrs @
100% duty cycle
250,000 hrs @
100% duty cycle
Head life 60,000 hrs 60,000 hrs
Uncorrected bit error rate 1×10-17 1×10-17
Undetected bit error rate 1×10-27 1×10-27
Interface (SAS) 6 Gb SAS N/A
Burst transfer rate 600 MB/sec 600 MB/sec
Interface (Fibre Channel – automation only) 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)
Emulation modes LTO 6 LTO 6
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 weight 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)
Rackmount weight 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 4.1 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
Temperature: operating +50°F to +100°F
(+10°C to +38°C)
+50°F to +100°F
(+10°C to +38°C)
Relative humidity: nonoperating 10% to 95% 10% to 95%
Desktop 100–240 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
Automation Varies 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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