PowerVault LTO-3 Product Tape Drive

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Dell PowerVault LTO-3

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The PowerVault™ LTO-3 tape drive delivers high capacity, high performance backup utilising an open technology platform.

Dell PowerVault LTO-3 Tape Drive

PowerVault LTO Tape Products

Tape Backup Technology

  • LTO-3 Ultrium tape drive

Server Compatibility

  • Dell™ and x86 IBM and HP Servers

    Support for NX4 and other NDMP products

    Please refer to compatibility matrix for complete listing


  • Native: 400GB*

Transfer Rate and Backup Rate

  • Native Maximums: 80MB/s; 288GB/hr

Drive Controllers

    Dell Supported 39160 HBA, 32320 HBA, PCIe U320 SCSI HBA or internal controller


  • Dell-supported Tape Backup Software*
    Commvault for Microsoft® Windows®, and Linux®*

    Symantec® Backup Exec™ for Microsoft Windows


  • Full height linear tape drive
    Internal and External Drive Available

    Internal Drive

    3.3" (h) x 5.8" (w) x 8.3" (d)

    Weight (6.6 lbs)

    External Drive

    4.9" (h) x 9.8" (w) x 11.4" (d)

    Weight (14.2 lbs)


LTO-3 Tape Backup Drive


  • Single LTO-3 tape drive , internal and external models available
  • High performance tape drive backs up information fast (up to 288GB/hr native, 576GB/hr compressed)
  • High capacity allows you to store up to 400GB native, 800GB compressed
  • Backwards read and write compatible with LTO2 media and read compatible with LTO-1 media

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