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PowerVault TL4000 Tape Library

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Dell’s PowerVault TL4000 Tape Library offers expandable and affordable tape automation for organization 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.

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Data Protection

Automated Data Protection

Regular, disciplined backup is a vital part of a complete disaster recovery strategy. The PowerVault TL4000 is a powerful tape library that helps organizations 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.
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Support for your Dell iSCSI SAN

To 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 utilizing little to no degradation in transfer speed, 90 MB/s in most cases
Simplified Operations

Simplified Operations

Tapes can be imported and exported individually via a mail-slot or twelve-at-a-time using one of two magazines. The library utilizes 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 Management

Intuitive Management

An 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 Versatility

Tape Versatility

The 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.

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Big Capacity—Small Space

With 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.

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LTO Performance

Ultrium LTO Performance

The PowerVault TL2000 supports Ultrium LTO-5 drives—a high-speed tape technology that can natively back up an impressive 504GB of data per hour. LTO technology is based on a tape industry standard that specifies backward read-and-write compatibility with LTO-5 & LTO-4 generation media(n,n-1) and read compatibility with LTO-3(n-2) media.
Maximize Efficiency

Be Green with Tape

When factoring in the features and benefits of tape storage - such as reliability, portability, encryption (LTO4 and LTO5), and the shelf life (over 20 years) of tape cartridges, tape storage is the perfect solution for your long term or short term backup or archiving needs. In addition, when tape media is stored, it does not require energy until it needs to be accessed. By using zero energy when stored, tape is 'naturally' Green.

Tape Backup Technology

  • LTO-4, LTO-5 and LTO-6

Server Compatibility

  • Dell and x86 IBM and x86 HP Servers

Library Configurations

  • Up to four LTO-4 6Gb SAS Drives with 48 Slots
    Up to four LTO-4 8Gb FC Drives with 48 Slots
    Up to four LTO-5 6Gb SAS Drives with 48 Slots
    Up to four LTO-5 8 Gb FC Drives with 48 Slots
    Up to four LTO-6 6Gb SAS Drives with 48 Slots
    Up to four LTO-6 8Gb FC Drives with 48 Slots
    Up to four LTO-6 6Gb SAS Drives with 48 Slots
    Up to four LTO-6 FC 8Gb Drives with 48 Slots
    Library Managed Encryption Available with LTO-4,LTO-5 and LTO-6 drives only

    Partitioning

    Supported

    Expansion capacity

    Ships standard with 48 cartridge slots
    Both left and right magazines available as customer kits

Encryption

  • Library Managed Encryption option with LTO-4. LTO-5 and LTO-6 drives only

Barcode Reader

  • Standard

Management

  • There are two user interfaces:

    Operator Control Panel: Located on the front of the PV 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.

Drive Controllers

  • SAS, FC, iSCSI

Software

  • Code Updates:

    Web and either host bus or RMU for drives
    Web and RMU only for library code updates

Chassis

  • 4U form factor

    Height: Rack Mount 7.3" (185.2 mm)
    Width: Rack Mount 17.6" (447.5 mm)
    Depth: Rack Mount 31.9" (810 mm)
    Weight: 47 lbs. with one drive and no media
    Orientation: Horizontal only

    Rack mount standard (desktop conversion kit included)

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
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