High-Performance, Scalable Tape BackupSee below for available Q40 drive options.
The Qualstar Q40 Mid-Range & Enterprise LTO tape library is designed for simplicity and reliability, providing superior performance and scalability for expanding data storage and long-term archiving requirements. The Q40 system offers capacity scaling from 40 to 280 cartridge slots, and throughput scaling from one to 21 tape drives. The Q40 utilizes LTO-7, LTO-8, or LTO-9 tape drives, with each 3U high Q40 library module delivering up to 720 terabytes (LTO-9, native) or up to 1.8 petabytes (LTO-9, compressed) of storage capacity. The Q40 base unit may be expanded with up to six additional modules, creating a single library system with as much as 12.6 petabytes (LTO-9 compressed) storage capacity in a single 21U rack. The Q40 uses a single robot to service all drives and media, maximizing cost effectiveness.