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PowerVault RD1000 External Tape Drive

PowerVault RD1000

Customers seeking a rugged, removable disk backup for servers or desktops with a simple USB port connection.

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PowerVault LTO

LTO Tape Drives

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

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Dell PowerVault DAT Cartridges

PowerVault DAT Tape Media

Customers seeking a compact, reliable and cost-efficient solution for entry-level tape media requirements.

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PowerVault LTO Ultrium Family Packaging

PowerVault LTO Cartridges

Supports LTO1, LTO2, LTO3, LTO4, LTO5 and LTO6

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GREAT FOR

Customers seeking a rugged, removable disk backup for servers or desktops with a simple USB port connection.

Businesses in need of a tape storage solution offering high performance and reliability at a cost that won’t break the IT budget.

Customers seeking a compact, reliable and cost-efficient solution for entry-level tape media requirements.

Supports LTO1, LTO2, LTO3, LTO4, LTO5 and LTO6

Media

RD1000 Media Technical Specifications:

1TB Media

Capacity (Native): 1TB
Capacity (Compressed): 2TB
Average sustained transfer rate: Internal SATA 30 MB/s / External USB 25 MB/s
Burst transfer rate: Internal SATA 1.5 Gbps / External USB 480 Mbps
Average access time (msec): 15
Function: Removable disk drive
Logical block size: 512 bytes
Support file system: ext2, ext3, FAT32 and NTFS (Default)
Unrecoverable error rate: 1 error per 10^14 bits read
MTBF Internal USB Device: 550,000 hours

500GB Media

Capacity (Native): 500GB
Capacity (Compressed): 1TB
Average sustained transfer rate: Internal SATA 30 MB/s / External USB 25 MB/s
Burst transfer rate: Internal SATA 1.5 GB/s / External USB 480 MB/s
Average access time (msec): 15
Function: Removable disk drive
Logical block size: 512 bytes
Support file system: ext2, ext3, FAT32 and NTFS (Default)
Unrecoverable error rate: 1 error per 10^14 bits read
MTBF Internal USB Device: 550,000 hours

320GB Media

Capacity (Native): 320GB
Capacity (Compressed): 640GB
Average sustained transfer rate: Internal SATA 30 MB/s / External USB 25 MB/s
Burst transfer rate: Internal SATA 1.5 GB/s / External USB 480 MB/s
Average access time (msec): 15
Function: Removable disk drive
Logical block size: 512 bytes
Support file system: ext2, ext3, FAT32 and NTFS (Default)
Unrecoverable error rate: 1 error per 10^14 bits read
MTBF Internal USB Device: 550,000 hours

Performance

Characteristic: Storage capacity varies by individual cartridge capacity
Average sustained transfer rate: USB 25 MB/s
Burst transfer rate: 480 MB/s
Typical transfer rate: 80MB/s
Maximum burst transfer rate: 230 MB/s
Max theoretical transfer rate: 375 MB/s
Average access time (msec): 15
Function: Removable disk drive
Command set:
Packet command feature set, per ATA/ATAPI-7
SCSI primary commands (SPC-2)
SCSI block commands (SBC-2)
Logical block size: 512 bytes
Supported file system: ext2, ext3, FAT32 and NTFS (Default)

Capacity and transfer rate will vary depending on the RD1000 cartridge type used.

Reliability

Unrecoverable error rate: 1 error per 10^14 bits read
MTBF Internal USB Device: 550,000 hours
Cartridge Drop Test: RD1000 cartridges have been qualified to withstand a drop of 1M to a tile over concrete floor. In most cases the RD1000 cartridges can withstand drops of up to 1.5M.

Server Compatibility

Chassis

RD1000 Internal Devices

Form Factor: 5.25 inch internal
Height: 41.4 mm (1.63 inch)
Width: 146.0 mm (5.75 inch)
Depth: 171.9 mm (6.77 inch) including bezel
Weight: 635 g (1.40 lbs)

Form Factor: 3.5 inch internal
Height: 41.4 mm (1.63 inch)
Width: 101.6 mm (4.00 inch)
Depth: 159.4 mm (6.28 inch) including bezel
Weight: 408 g (0.90 lbs)

PowerVault 114X

Form Factor: 2U Rack Mount
Height: 86.9 mm (3.42 inch)
Width: 482.5 mm (19.00 inch)
Depth: 480.7 mm (18.93 inch) including bezel
Weight: 8.3 Kg (18.4 lbs)

Interface Type: USB 3.0

RD1000 Media

Form Factor: Removable Cartridge
Height: 23.68 mm (0.93 inch)
Width: 86.6 mm (3.4 inch)
Depth: 119.18 mm (4.69 inch)
Weight: 173 g (0.38 lbs)
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)
Weight(9.7lbs)

Power

Internal RD1000 Devices

Voltage Tolerance: +5VDC ±5%, +12VDC ±10%
Amperage Rating: 1.8A, 0.005A

PowerVault 114X

Voltage Tolerance: 100-240VAC
Amperage Rating: 1.9-0.8A

Regulatory

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

Software

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

Media Types

DAT 72

Capacity (Native): 36GB
Capacity (Compressed): 72GB
Speed (Native): 3.5MB/s
Tape Width: 5.2 µm
Tape Thickness: 170 m

DDS4

Capacity (Native): 20GB
Capacity (Compressed): 40GB
Speed (Native): 2.75 MB/s
Tape Width: 5.6 µm
Tape Thickness: 155 m
LTO-6 Data

Capacity (Native):
2.5TB*
Capacity (2.5:1 Compressed):
6.25TB*
Speed (Native):
160MB/s
Encryption Support: Yes
Worm Support: No
Cartridge Memory: Yes
Tape Width (Nominal): 12.65 mm
Tape Thickness (Nominal): 6.4 µm

LTO-6 Worm

Capacity (Native):
2.5TB*
Capacity (2.5:1 Compressed):
6.25TB*
Speed (Native):
160MB/s
Encryption Support: Yes
Worm Support: Yes
Cartridge Memory: Yes
Tape Width (Nominal): 12.65 mm
Tape Thickness (Nominal): 6.4 µm

LTO-5 Data

Capacity (Native): 1.5TB*
Capacity (2:1 Compressed): 3.0TB*
Speed (Native): 140MB/s
Encryption Support: Yes
Worm Support: No
Cartridge Memory: Yes
Tape Width (Nominal): 12.65 mm
Tape Thickness (Nominal): 6.4 µm

LTO-5 Worm

Capacity (Native): 1.5TB*
Capacity (2:1 Compressed): 3.0TB*
Speed (Native): 140MB/s
Encryption Support: Yes
Worm Support: Yes
Cartridge Memory: Yes
Tape Width (Nominal): 12.65 mm
Tape Thickness (Nominal): 6.4 µm

LTO-4 Data:

Capacity (Native): 800GB*
Capacity (2:1 Compressed): 1.6TB
Speed (Native): 120MB/s
Encryption Support: Yes
Worm Support: No
Cartridge Memory: Yes
Tape Width (Nominal): 12.65 mm
Tape Thickness (Nominal): 6.6 µm

LTO-4 Worm:

Capacity (Native): 800GB*
Capacity (2:1 Compressed): 1.6TB
Speed (Native): 120MB/s
Encryption Support: Yes
Worm Support: Yes
Cartridge Memory: Yes
Tape Width (Nominal): 12.65 mm
Tape Thickness (Nominal): 6.6 µm

LTO-3 Data:

Capacity (Native): 400GB*
Capacity (2:1 Compressed): 800GB*
Speed (Native): 80MB/s drive dependent
Encryption Support: No
Worm Support: No
Cartridge Memory: Yes
Tape Width (Nominal): 12.65 mm
Tape Thickness (Nominal): 8.0 µm

LTO-3 Worm:

Capacity (Native): 400GB*
Capacity (2:1 Compressed): 800GB*
Speed (Native): 80MB/s drive dependent
Encryption Support: No
Worm Support: Yes
Cartridge Memory: Yes
Tape Width (Nominal): 12.65 mm
Tape Thickness (Nominal): 8.0 µm

LTO-2 Data:

Capacity (Native): 200GB*
Capacity (2:1 Compressed): 400GB*
Speed (Native): 35MB/s drive dependent
Encryption Support: No
Worm Support: No
Cartridge Memory: Yes
Tape Width (Nominal): 12.65 mm
Tape Thickness (Nominal): 8.9 µm
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