25 half-height drive
bay of a forensic workstation.
While LTO tape technology has captured a significant share of the enterprise market, we believe the Tandberg LTO-2 half-height drive
will provide an entry into LTO technology for the small to medium business.
Units can be as small as a half-height drive
that resides in a PC, to systems as large as a desk that provide 100 kVA (kilovolt-amperes) or more.
The new products complement the Tandberg StorageLoader with the LTO-3 half-height drive
, the industry's first 1U, LTO-3 tape autoloader also Apple-certified for the Mac OS X.
Tandberg Data has integrated its LTO-3 Half-Height drive
into its easy to manage 1U StorageLoader to meet this need," says Hamish Macarthur from Macarthur Stroud International.
This new family of value-based loaders, mini-libraries and libraries will take advantage of new half-height drive
technology and will complement our premium line of scalable NEO products.
Pricing starts at $7,950 for the base configuration with four magazines for 48 cartridges and a single LTO-2 half-height drive
The StorageLoader family will ultimately incorporate additional half-height drive
technologies and encompass larger form factors for higher storage capacities.
The StorageLoader uses an LTO-2 half-height drive
from Tandberg Data that features the lowest power consumption (18W) of any LTO tape drive, and its unique airflow design minimizes heat dissipation throughout the drive for greater reliability and increased longevity.
In that way, the new slim drive is similar to Pioneer's other award-winning drives like the DVR-A06 internal half-height drive
and the recently announced DVR-S606 external half-height drive
Tandberg's LTO-based tape drive solutions include the most compact and fastest LTO1 and LTO2 half-height drive
in the industry.
This feature enables customers to maximize their "spindle density" with low-profile drives in the 14-drive module, and support the latest half-height drive
capacities in the 10-drive module, all within a single storage system.