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PowerVault TL4000 Tape Library

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Versatile, expandable, affordable

The PowerVault™ TL4000 tape library offers expandable and affordable tape automation for organisations whose data-protection needs have outgrown autoloader technology or capacity. It's the product of choice for small, medium and large businesses that require an affordable, versatile, easy-to-use, automated midrange tape backup solution.

  • 4U 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 specifications are an open format designed for interoperability
    Investment protection is assured through backwards compatibility

        • Each LTO generation reads 2 generations back
        • Each LTO generation writes 1 generation back

    Linear Tape File System (LTFS) support provides easy data access and management allowing easy file share; LTFS-LE software is available for purchase

Server Compatibility

Library Configurations

  • 1 or 2 LTO drives with 24 slots, 8Gb FC or 6Gb SAS

    Partitioning Supported
    Ships standard with 24 cartridge slots

Encryption

  • Library Managed Encryption option is available with LTO-4 and later generation drives

Barcode Reader

  • Standard

Management

  • There are two user interfaces:

    Operator Control Panel: Located on the front of the 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.

Drive Controllers

  • SAS, FC, iSCSI*

Software

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

Chassis

  • 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)
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.
Support for your Dell iSCSI SAN

Support for Your Dell iSCSI SAN

To supplement the growth in Internet SCSI (iSCSI) storage area networks (SANs), Dell employs an iSCSI-to-SAS bridge card for the TL-series tape libraries (Dell™ PowerVault TL2000 and TL4000).
Simplified Operations

Simplified Operations

Tapes can be imported and exported individually using the mail slot or twelve at a time using one of four 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 enables it to be taken off-site and stored in a vault. In addition, LTO tape technology supports write-once, read-many (WORM) capability, which enables permanent data storage that cannot be overwritten — a requirement of many compliance regulations.
Dell PowerVault TL4000 Tape Library

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 — ideal for small office environments managing explosive data growth.
Be Green with Tape

Be Green With Tape

When factoring in the features and benefits of tape storage — such as reliability, portability, encryption and the shelf life (30 years) of tape cartridges — it 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.
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