PowerVault LTO-4-120 Tape Drive

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Capacity, performance and security

Customers looking to store and protect their data efficiently without the added cost and expense of software-based encryption.

PowerVault LTO-4-140 Tape Drive





  • Dell-supported Tape Backup Software:
    Commvault for Microsoft® Windows®, and Linux®*
    Symantec® Backup Exec™ for Microsoft Windows and Novell NetWare*

Media Types

  • Read and write to LTO 3 and 4, read with LTO-2

Tape Backup Technology

  • LTO-4 Ultrium tape drive


  • Native: 800GB*

Server Compatibility

  • Dell™ and x86 IBM and HP Servers
    Support for NX4 and other NDMP products
    Please refer to compatibility matrix for complete listing


  • Full height linear tape drive
    Internal and External Drive Available

    Internal Drive

    1.69" (h) x 5.8e" (w) x 18.29" (d)

    Weight (3.75 lbs)

    External Drive

    2.56" (h) x 8.74" (w) x 12.87" (d)

    Weight (9.7 lbs)

Native Transfer Rate

  • LTO4 - 120MB/sec
    LTO5 - 140MB/sec
    LTO6 - 160MB/sec
    LTO7 - 300MB/sec
    LTO6 and LTO7 drives support 2.5:1 compression. LTO4 and LTO5 drives support 2:1 compression.

Drive Controllers

  • Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) at 6 Gb/s

Double the Storage Capacity and Reduce Your Backup Window

The Linear Tape-Open Ultrium 4 (LTO4) technology offers up to 800Gb* native capacity with a transfer rate of 432GB/hr. That is a 100 percent growth in capacity — while shrinking your backup window by a third — over previous generations of LTO drives. With a 6GB Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) interface, the PowerVault™ LTO-4-120 leverages higher transfer rates over traditional SCSI interfaces.

Excellent Security

PowerVault™ LTO-4-120 is the first drive in its class to offer device-level encryption. This enables organizations to protect their data efficiently without the added cost and expense of software base encryption.

  • Single external LTO-4 tape drive, internal model available within server configurations
  • High performance and capacity that back up a maximum of 800GB* (native) of information at up to 432GB/hr (native)
  • Backward read and write compatible with LTO-3 media and read compatible with LTO-2 media
  • Available with LTO4 WORM (Write Once, Read Many) media to protect your data from being altered or changed
  • Device-level encryption that simplifies the encryption process by eliminating the need and cost of software-based encryption

Learn More About LTO 4 and Protecting Data Archives

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