PowerVault LTO-5-140 Tape Drive

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Double your capacity and reduce your backup window

Customers looking to store and protect their data efficiently without the added cost and expense of software-based encryption with speeds up to 140MB\s and a capacity of 1.5TB’s.

PowerVault LTO-5-140 Tape Drive




Tape Backup Technology

  • LTO-5 Ultrium tape drive

Media Types

  • Read and write to LTO-4 and 5, read with LTO-3


  • Native: 1.5TB*

Transfer Rate and Backup Rate

  • Native Maximums: 140MB/s; 504GB/hr

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.

Server Compatibility

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

Drive Controllers

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


  • Dell-supported Tape Backup Software*:
    Commvault 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)
Double the storage capacity and reduce your backup window

The Ultrium LTO-5 technology offers up to 1.5TB* native capacity with a transfer rate of 504GB/hr. That is a almost double the capacity, while shrinking the backup window by 15%, over previous generations of LTO4 drives. With a 6GB* SAS interface the PowerVault LTO-5-140 leverages higher transfer rates over traditional SCSI interfaces.

Excellent Security

PowerVault™ LTO-5-140 along with LTO4, offers device level encryption. This enables organizations to protect their data efficiently without the added cost and expense of software-based encryption.

  • Single external LTO-5 tape drive, internal model available within server configurations
  • High performance and capacity back up a maximum of 1.5TB* (native) of information at up to 504GB/hr (native)
  • Read and write compatible with LTO-5 and LTO-4 media , LTO-3 media and is read compatible only
  • Available with LTO-5 WORM (Write Once, Read Many) media to protect your data from being altered or changed
  • Device Level Encryption simplifies the encryption process by helping to eliminate the need and cost of software-based encryption

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