Versatile, expandable, affordable
The PowerVault™ TL4000 tape library offers expandable and affordable tape automation for organisations whose data-protection needs have outgrown autoloader technology or capacity. It's the product of choice for small, medium and large businesses that require an affordable, versatile, easy-to-use, automated midrange tape backup solution.
- 4U solution that can be rack mounted or easily converted into a desktop solution
- Web-based remote management: perform diagnostics, check status, monitor operations and logs, and upgrade firmware
- Library-managed encryption (optional with LTO4 only)
Versatile. Expandable. Affordable.Dell’s PowerVault™ TL4000 Tape Library offers expandable and affordable tape automation for organisation whose data-protection needs have outgrown autoloader technology or capacity. It is the product of choice for small, medium and large businesses that require an affordable, versatile, easy-to-use, automated midrange tape backup solution.
Automated Data ProtectionRegular, disciplined backup is a vital part of a complete disaster recovery strategy. The PowerVault™ TL4000 is a powerful tape library that helps organisations automate their backup processes to reduce the need for manual intervention and the risk of human error. The PowerVault TL4000 uses optical cartridge location technology for precision cartridge handling and inventory, which helps improve the overall reliability of backups.
Support for your Dell iSCSI SANTo supplement the growth in iSCSI SANs, Dell has introduced an iSCSI-to-SAS bridge card for the TL-series tape libraries (Dell PowerVault TL2000 & TL4000). This solution allows users to add in a tape backup target into an iSCSI Ethernet SAN utilising little to no degradation in transfer speed, 90 MB/s in most cases.
Simplified OperationsTapes can be imported and exported individually via a mail-slot or twelve-at-a-time using one of two magazines. The library utilises barcode-scanning technology to record the location of tape media, so you can be assured that your critical data is properly stored and ready in case disaster strikes.
Intuitive ManagementAn on-board, user-friendly LCD interface allows you to easily monitor, control, configure and service the library. While you are away, the tape library enables you to remotely administer all functions, including system status and logs, diagnostics and drive operations, as well as configuration and inventory management features.
Tape VersatilityThe comparative low cost for tape combined with its long history of proven reliability helps ensure its continued use for both backup and archiving. The portability of tape allows it to be taken off-site and stored in a vault. In addition, LTO-5, LTO-4 and LTO-3 tape technology supports WORM (Write-Once-Read-Many) capability which allows permanent data storage that cannot be overwritten – a requirement of many compliance regulations.
Big Capacity—Small SpaceWith its compact form-factor, the PowerVault TL4000 packs an impressive amount of information in a small amount of space. Occupying only four units (4U) of rack space, the library can hold up to 48 tapes providing up to 72TB (with Ultrium LTO-5 1.5TB tapes) of native capacity—ideal for small office environments managing explosive data growth.
Ultrium LTO PerformanceThe PowerVault TL4000 supports up to four Ultrium LTO-5 drives—a high-speed tape technology that can natively back up an impressive 504GB of data per drive per hour for a maximum of 1.73 TB/hr with four drives. LTO technology is based on a tape industry standard that specifies backward read-and-write compatibility with LTO-5 & LTO-4 generation (n, n-1) media and read compatibility with LTO-3(n-2) media.
- Code Updates:
Web and either host bus or RMU for drives
Web and RMU only for library code updates
- Dell and x86 IBM and HP Servers
Please refer to compatibility matrix for complete listing
4U form factor
Stand Alone 19 cm (7.29") Rack Mount 18 cm (6.89")
Stand Alone 45 cm (17.6") Rack Mount 45 cm (17.6")
Stand Alone 81 cm (31.9") Rack Mount 74 cm (29.13")
47 lbs. with one drive and no media
Ships standard with 48 cartridge slots
Both left and right magazines available as customer kits
- There are two user interfaces:
Operator Control Panel: Located on the front of the PowerVault TL4000 tape library, the user can use an LCD panel to check system status, run diagnostics, view system logs, check and set configuration, verify drive operations, run an inventory and manage the system.
Remote Web Management: The web based administration can be accessed via a 10/100 BaseT connection through any standard web browser. The user can check system status, run diagnostics, view system logs, check and set configuration, verify drive operations, run an inventory and manage the system. In addition, the user can upgrade the drive and library firmware via the RMU.
Environmental Operating Conditions
- Temperature: 50 to 95 degrees F, 10 to 35 degrees C.
Relative Humidity: 20% RH to 80% RH (non-condensing)
Electrical Power: 1.3 amps at 100V ac, .7 amps at 240V ac