When equipped with LTO-5 tape drives, the Imation L1400 LTO 4U Tape Library delivers the highest LTO storage capacity (up to 1.5 TB natively on each Imation LTO-5 tape cartridge, or up to 3.0 TB with 2:1 software compression) and data transfer rates (up to 140 MB/sec) to date; this gives a total capacity of up to 72 TB native (144 TB with 2:1 compression). This combination of performance and capacity enables SMBs to keep pace with growing demands for data storage while helping to shrink archive windows.
In addition to its 48 data cartridge slots (contained in four removable cartridge magazines), the Imation L1400 LTO 4U Tape Library includes a three-slot I/O station to help support continuous library operation while importing and exporting media. A bar-code reader is also standard, supporting the library’s operation in sequential or random access mode.
And these comprehensive capabilities and features don’t come at the cost of complexity; the Imation L1400 LTO 4U Tape Library is designed for easy, intuitive installation and configuration, as well as more flexible operation. With Imation, your information works harder and rests easier.
Store more data: when equipped with LTO-5 tape drives, capacity of up to 72 TB native (144 TB with 2:1 compression)
Multiple Drive Options
Choose your configuration: holds up to four half-height LTO-5 or LTO-4 tape drives
Save money and time: small footprint, lower power consumption cut costs; internal data buffer improves access rates, tape cartridge fill and rewind times
Install anywhere: 6 Gb/s SAS interface connects to a variety of open system servers
High Data Transfer Rates
Move information faster: native data transfer rates of up to 140 MB/s (LTO-5)
File-Level Data Access
Access data directly: when equipped with LTO-5 tape drives, Linear Tape File System (LTFS) gives intuitive graphical data access, eliminates need for extra tape management system (TMS) software
Protect your investment: when equipped with LTO-5 tape drives, reads and writes to LTO-5 and LTO-4 tape cartridges; reads LTO-3 cartridges
Keep data secure: supports LTO-4, LTO-5 data encryption standards; WORM capability
4U Tape Library Model Driveless
Number of drives
Number of tape cartridges
Up to 3.0 TB per cartridge compressed; 1.5 TB native with LTO-5
Up to 1.6 TB per cartridge compressed; 800 GB native with LTO-4
Up to 800 GB per cartridge compressed; 400 GB native with LTO-3
Up to 144 TB per tape library compressed; 72 TB native with LTO-5
Up to 76.8 TB per tape library compressed; 38.4 TB native with LTO-4
Up to 38.4 TB per tape library compressed: 19.2TB native with LTO-3
Data transfer rate
Up to140 MBps native with LTO-5 Full Height and Half Height
Up to 120 MBps native with LTO-4 Full Height and Half Height
Up to 80 MBps native with LTO-3 Half Height
Dimensions (W x H x D)
Stand alone 447.5 mm x 185.2 mm x 810 mm
Rack mount 447.5 mm x 175.2 mm x 740 mm
21.3 kg without rack mount
Temperature 10 to 45 degrees C
Relative humidity 10% RH to 80% RH (non-condensing)
Electrical power 4.0 amps at 100 V ac, 2.0 amps at 240 V ac 0.1 KVA
6 Gbps SAS interfaces
Operating systems support
Native device driver support is available for selected system servers and other Linux® and Windows® open system servers.
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What is the warranty for Imation products?
Imation offers 3-year warranty on L1400 LTO® 4U Tape Library.
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