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Upgrades

Preserve your library investment with LTO media and drive upgrades.

Even greater capacity and performance
Realize even greater capacity and higher transfer rates inside your existing T-Series library with an LTO drive upgrade. With an upcoming sixth generation, LTO has expanded a single cartridge's capacity to 6.25 terabytes and a single drive's throughput to 400 MB/s. For further investment projection, you can count on additional generations of drives and media to be released. Learn more about the LTO roadmap.

Library Capacity and Throughput by LTO Drive/Media

Spectra T50e (max 2 drives for LTO-3) (max 4 drives for LTO-4, 5, and 6)

 

LTO-3

LTO-4

LTO-5

LTO-6

Maximum Capacity*

40 TB

80 TB

150 TB

313 TB***

Maximum Throughput*

1.2 TB/hr

3.5 TB/hr**

4 TB/hr**

5.8 TB/hr***

Spectra T120 (max 6 drives for LTO-3 and 4) (max 10 drives for LTO-5 and 6)

 

LTO-3

LTO-4

LTO-5

LTO-6

Maximum Capacity*

96 TB

192 TB

360 TB

750 TB***

Maximum Throughput*

3.5 TB/hr

5.2 TB/hr

10.1 TB/hr**

14.4 TB/hr***

Spectra T200 (max 8 drives)

 

LTO-3

LTO-4

LTO-5

LTO-6

Maximum Capacity*

160 TB

320 TB

600 TB

1.3 PB***

Maximum Throughput*

4.6 TB/hr

6.9 TB/hr

8.1 TB/hr

11.5 TB/hr***

Spectra T380 (max 12 drives)

 

LTO-3

LTO-4

LTO-5

LTO-6

Maximum Capacity*

304 TB

608 TB

1.1 PB

2.4 PB***

Maximum Throughput*

6.9 TB/hr

10.4 TB/hr

12.1 TB/hr

17.3 TB/hr***

Spectra T680 (max 12 drives)

 

LTO-3

LTO-4

LTO-5

LTO-6

Maximum Capacity*

500 TB

1.01 PB

2.0 PB

4.2 PB***

Maximum Throughput*

6.9 TB/hr

10.4 TB/hr

12.1 TB/hr

17.3 TB/hr***

Spectra T950 - Single Frame Configuration (max 24 drives)

 

LTO-2

LTO-3

LTO-4

LTO-5

LTO-6

Maximum Capacity*

380 TB

760 TB

1.52 PB

2.85 PB

5.9 PB***

Maximum Throughput*

6.9 TB/hr

13.8 TB/hr

20.8 TB/hr

24.2 TB/hr

34.6 TB/hr***

Spectra T950 - Eight Frame Configuration (max 120 drives)

 

LTO-2

LTO-3

LTO-4

LTO-5

LTO-6

Maximum Capacity*

4.025 PB

8.05 PB

16.1 PB

30.15 PB

62.8 PB***

Maximum Throughput*

34.5 TB/hr

69.1 TB/hr

103.7 TB/hr

121 TB/hr

172.8 TB/hr***

Spectra T-Finity - Multiple 40-Frame Configuration (max 120 drives)

 

LTO-5

LTO-6

Maximum Capacity*

150 PB

313 PB***

Maximum Throughput*

121.0 TB/hr

172.8 TB/hr***

Spectra T-Finity - Library Complex Configuration (max 960 drives)

 

LTO-5

LTO-6

Maximum Capacity*

1202 PB

2,505 PB***

Maximum Throughput*

968 TB/hr

1,382 TB/hr***

*2:1 Compression **half-height drives ***2.5:1 Compression

BlueScale Management
Alongside drive upgrades, a current Spectra Service contract allows you to upgrade your existing T-Series library with the latest firmware and feature updates. Learn more about the current BlueScale features.

Certified Tape Media
Spectra Certified LTO Media offers a lifetime guarantee and continuous performance and reliability feature enhancements (including Media LifeCycle Management) as new media generations are introduced. Learn more about Certified Media

Trade In Your Spectra Logic Tape Library
If you are looking for greater capacity and throughput, and have an older Spectra tape library not listed above, you may want to consider one of our trade in programs.

For more information about upgrades, or to begin the upgrade process, please contact a Spectra Representative.