PowerVault LTO tape drives

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Reliable tape-based storage

PowerVault™ LTO tape drives offer fast, reliable data backups and archiving with a low total cost of ownership.

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Tape Backup Technology

  • Native Capacity


    LTO3 - 400GB
    LTO4 - 800GB
    LTO5 - 1.5TB
    LTO6 – 2.5TB

Native Transfer Rate

  • LTO3 - 80MB/sec
    LTO4 - 120MB/sec
    LTO5 - 140MB/sec
    LTO6 - 160MB/sec

Drive Controllers

  • Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) at 6Gb/s
    SAS 6Gb HBA for 11G & 12G
    H200 HBA for internal tape drives in 11G Tower Servers
    Internal Tape Adapter HBA for internal drives in 12G Tower Servers


  • Quest® NetVault® Backup
    Dell-supported Tape Backup Software*
    Commvault® Simpana® for Microsoft® Windows®, and Linux®*
    Symantec® Backup Exec™ for Microsoft Windows


  • Internal and External Drives Available

    Internal Drive
    1.69" (h) x 5.83 (w) x 8.29" (d)
    Weight (3lbs 9 oz)

    External Drive
    2.56"(h)x 8.74"(w) x 12.87"(d)
Back up and archive your data with ease
Back up and archive your data with ease
PowerVault™ LTO tape drives provide up to 2.5TB* of native capacity on a single cartridge designed to integrate easily into your data center.
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Build a reliable, high-performance storage platform
Quickly store data at transfer speeds up to 576GB*/hr (native) and protect critical information with such security features as WORM protection and encryption options.
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Make the most of your IT budget
Tape storage is one of the most economical and environmentally responsible storage technologies available.
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PowerVault LTO6PowerVault LTO-6
Store up to 2.5TB* (native) of data at up to 576GB*/hr (native). A 6 Gbps SAS interface enables the PowerVault™ LTO-6 to connect to PowerEdge™ servers, and you can upgrade from previous versions easily thanks to read/write compatibility with LTO-5 media and read compatibility with LTO-4. Device-level encryption helps to eliminate the necessity and cost of software-based encryption.
PowerVault LTO5PowerVault LTO-5
Store up to 1.5TB* (native) of data at up to 504GB*/hr (native). Upgrade from previous versions easily thanks to read/write compatibility with LTO-4 media and read compatibility with LTO-3. Device-level encryption helps to eliminate the necessity and cost of software-based encryption.
PowerVault LTO4PowerVault LTO-4
Store up to 800GB* (native) of data at up to 432GB*/hr (native). Upgrade from previous versions easily thanks to read/write compatibility with LTO-3 media and read compatibility with LTO-2. Device-level encryption helps to eliminate the necessity and cost of software-based encryption.
PowerVault LTO3PowerVault LTO-3
Store up to 400GB* (native) of data at up to 288GB*/hr (native) with a half-height chassis. Upgrade from previous versions easily thanks to read/write compatibility with LTO-2 media and read compatibility with LTO-1.
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