Backup with Ease
A simple approach to automating backup
Automated Data ProtectionRegular, disciplined backup is a vital part of a complete disaster recovery strategy. The Dell EMC ML3 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 Dell EMC ML3 uses optical cartridge location technology for precision cartridge handling and inventory, which helps improve the overall reliability of backups.
Simplified OperationsTapes can be imported and exported individually using the mail slot or twenty 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 ManagementAn 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 VersatilityThe 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.
Big Capacity, Small SpaceWith its compact form factor, the Dell EMC ML3 packs an impressive amount of information in a small amount of space. Occupying only three units (3U) of rack space, the library can hold up to 40 tapes, and each ML3E expansion can hold up to 40 tapes — ideal for small office environments managing explosive data growth.
Be Green With TapeWhen 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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- Support for Library Managed Encryption and Application Managed Encryption.
Library Managed Encryption activation license included standard with both the ML3 and ML3E.
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: 5.0 – 3.5 amps, 100 – 240 V 50 / 60 Hz, 350 W
- Optional second power supply available for both ML3 and ML3E for redundancy
There are two user interfaces:Operator Control Panel: Located on the front of the ML3 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 10/100/1000 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.
- 3U form factor
Height: Rack Mount 133mm
Width: Rack Mount 480mm
Depth: Rack Mount 873mm
Weight: 21Kg. with no drive and no media
Orientation: Horizontal only
Rack mount standard
Transfer Rate and Backup Rate
- Per drive:
LTO-6: 160MB/s, 576GB/hr
LTO-7: 300MB/s, 1080GB/hr
LTO-8: 300MB/s, 1080GB/hr (half-height)
LTO-8: 360MB/s, 1296GB/hr (full-height)
- Dell™ and x86 IBM legacy, Lenovo and HP servers
- 8Gb FC, 6Gb SAS
- Code Updates:
Web and either host bus or RMU for drives
Web and RMU only for library code updates
- LTO-6, LTO-7, LTO-7 Type M, LTO-8
Tape Backup Technology
- LTO specifications are an open format designed for interoperability
Investment protection is assured through backwards compatibility
LTO-8 reads 1 generation back; LTO-6 and LTO-7 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
- Up to 3 LTO half-height drives with 40 cartridge slots (ML3) or 40 cartridge slots (ML3E), 8Gb FC or 6Gb SAS
ML3 base ships standard with 40 cartridge slots
ML3E expansion module ships standard with 40 cartridge slots
Each ML3 base supports up to six ML3E expansion modules
- Up to 480TB (native) for ML3 and 480TB (native) per ML3E
3U up to 21U with addition of six ML3E (3U expansion modules)