Dell PowerVault TL2000

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PowerVault TL2000 Tape Library


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


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

Barcode Reader

  • Standard


  • 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*


  • 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: 20% RH to 80% RH (non-condensing)
    • Electrical Power: 1.3 amps at 100V ac, .7 amps at 240V ac
Data Protection

Automated Data Protection

Regular, 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 and archive 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 iSCSI SAN

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).
Simplified Operations

Simplified Operations

Tapes 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 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 low cost for tape combined with its long history of proven reliability helps ensure its continued use for both backup and archive. The portability of tape allows it to be taken off-site and stored in a vault. In addition, LTO tape technology supports WORM (Write-Once-Read-Many) capability, which allows permanent data storage that cannot be overwritten to help meet compliance regulations.
Dell PowerVault TL2000

Big Capacity — Small Space

With its ultra-compact 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 - 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 (over 30 years) of tape cartridges - tape storage is the perfect solution for your long- 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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