Tape Automation

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High-capacity, high-speed storage -- for use as direct server backup or as part of a SAN fabric

Tape Backup Technology

Automated Tape Library

41 to 409 cartridges

1-18 LTO-4, LTO-5 and LTO-6 Tape Drives

5U, 14U and 23U Base Configurations

9U Expansion Module

32U and 41U configs available for configuration

Server Compatibility

Dell and x86 IBM and x86 HP Servers


Native: 1022.5 TB (with 409 LTO-5 cartridges)


LTO-4, LTO-5 and LTO-6

Transfer Rate and Backup Rate

Backup Rate

Native Maximums: (with 18 LTO-6 drives)

2880 MB/s

10368 GB (10.4TB)/hr

Library Configurations

PowerVault ML6010 CM (5U)
Up to 41 cartridges
Up to 2 tape drives
Up to 6 mailbox cartridges

PowerVault ML6020 CM (14U)
Up to 133 cartridges
Up to 6 tape drives
Up to 18 mailbox cartridges

PowerVault ML6030 CM (23U)
Up to 225 cartridges
Up to 10 tape drives
Up to 30 mailbox cartridges

PowerVault ML6000 EM (9U)
Up to 92 cartridges
Up to 4 tape drives

ML6000 - 32U Config
Up to 317 cartridges
Up to 14 tape drives
Up to 42 mailbox cartridges

ML6000 - 41U Config
Up to 409 cartridges
Up to 18 tape drives
Up to 54 mailbox cartridges


Optional Library Managed Encryption (LTO-4, LTO-5 and LTO-6)

Optional Advanced Reporting Available

Barcode Reader



Tape Shelf Life: 30 years (at 20°C, 40%RH)
MTBF: Greater than 250,000 power on hours
Power: Redundant power supplies available
User Upgrades: Drives, storage capacity columns, magazines, rack-mount kit, casters, second power supply
Field Replaceable: Power supplies, picker assembly, control electronics, hot-swap drives, RMU
Diagnostics: Embedded monitoring of major subsystems, self-diagnostics, policy-based email and pager alerts, auto calibration, auto inventory, SNMP alerts via RMU
Additional Features: Automatic bar code reader, automatic calibration, choice of automatic or manual drive cleaning


Cartridge Change: 10 seconds

Inventory Time: Less than 60 seconds

Inventory Speed: 128 slots in less than 20 seconds

Configuration: Auto discovery and auto calibration for installed/added components (modules, tapes, drives, magazines)


Library Management Interface:

Operator Panel
Password-protected, context-sensitive LCD menu display with backlight
Displays library, drive and mailbox activity
Remote Management
Integrated web server (Remote Management Unit -- RMU) Drive
Operational status LED

Drive Controllers

8 Gb/s FC, 6 Gb/s SAS

Note: ML6000 will support any combination of LTO drives


PowerVault ML6010 CM (5U)
8.6" x 17.4" x 31.4" (21.9cm x 44.2cm x 79.8cm)
66 lbs (30 Kgs)

PowerVault ML6020 CM (14U)
24.4" x 17.4" x 31.4" (61.9cm x 44.2cm x 79.8cm)
125 lbs (56.8 Kgs)

PowerVault ML6030 CM (23U)
40.1" x 17.4" x 31.4" (101.9cm x 44.2cm x 79.8cm)
184 lbs (83.6 Kgs)

Environmental Operating Conditions

Electrical: 100-240V

Altitude: 10,000 ft (9,144m)

Temperature: 10°C to 40°C (operating)

Humidity: 20-80% non-condensing (operating)