Simple, automated, affordable
The PowerVault™ TL2000 tape library offers simple and affordable tape automation for organisations whose data-protection needs have outgrown autoloader technology. It's the solution of choice for small- and medium-sized businesses that require affordable, easy-to-use, automated tape backup and archiving.
- 2U 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)
Tape Backup Technology
- LTO-4, LTO-5 and LTO-6
- Dell and x86 IBM and HP Servers
Please refer to compatibility matrix for complete listing
- 1 or 2 LTO-4 6Gb SAS Drive(s) with 24 Slots
1 or 2 LTO-4 8Gb FC Drive(s) with 24 Slots
1 or 2 LTO-5 6Gb SAS Drive(s) with 24 Slots
1 or 2 LTO-5 8 Gb FC Drive(s) with 24 Slots
1 or 2 LTO-6 6Gb SAS Drive(s) with 24 Slots
1 or 2 LTO-6 8Gb FC Drive(s) with 24 Slots
Ships standard with 24 cartridge slots
- Library Managed Encryption option with LTO-4, LTO-5 and LTO-6 drives only
- There are two user interfaces:
Operator Control Panel: Located on the front of the PV TL2000 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.
- SAS, FC, iSCSI
- Web and either host bus or RMU for drives
Web and RMU only for library code updates
- 2U form factor
Height: Rack Mount 3.4" (87.6 mm)
Width: Rack Mount 17.6" (447.5 mm)
Depth: Rack Mount 29.1" (740 mm)
Weight: 34.37 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: 15% RH to 80% RH (non-condensing)
Automated Data ProtectionRegular, disciplined backup is a vital part of a comprehensive disaster recovery strategy. The PowerVault™ TL2000 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™ TL2000 uses the optical cartridge location technology for precision cartridge handling and inventory, which helps improve the overall reliability of backups.
Support for Your Dell Internet SCSI (iSCSI) Storage Area Network (SAN)To supplement the growth in iSCSI SANs, Dell employs an iSCSI-to-SAS bridge card for the TL-series tape libraries (Dell™ PowerVault™ TL2000 and TL4000). This solution allows users to directly attach a tape backup target to an iSCSI 1Gb Ethernet SAN with a typical transfer rate of ~50MB/s in most cases. Additionally, the iSCSI-to-SAS bridge card is fully compatible with Dell™ PowerVault™ M3000i and Dell™ EquaLogic™ PS iSCSI array series.
Simplified OperationsTapes can be imported and exported individually using 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 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 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-4, LTO-5 and LTO-6 tape technology supports WORM (Write-Once-Read-Many) capability, which allows permanent data storage that cannot be overwritten to help meet compliance regulations.
Learn More about LTO and Protecting Data Archives
Big Capacity — Small SpaceWith its ultracompact form factor, the PowerVault TL2000 packs an impressive amount of information in a small amount of space. Occupying only two units (2U) of rack space, the library can hold up to 24 tapes providing up to 60TB (LTO-6 2.5TB* tapes) of native capacity — ideal for small office environments managing explosive data growth.
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Ultrium Linear Tape-Open (LTO) PerformanceThe PowerVault TL2000 supports Ultrium LTO-6 drives — a high-speed tape technology that can natively back up an impressive 576GB of data per hour. LTO technology is based on a tape industry standard that specifies backward read-and-write compatibility with LTO-6 & LTO-5 generation media(n,n-1) and read compatibility with LTO-4(n-2) media.
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