Spectra T950 Tape Library

Your challenge is enormous – to protect and preserve your organization’s vast amounts of growing data in a cost-effective, secure and timely manner. The Spectra T950 tape library is the solution you’ve been looking for. By combining field-proven reliability with nearly 40 years of storage innovation, the Spectra T950 gives you access to our full suite of enterprise capabilities.

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One of the most notable attributes of our T950 is its versatile built-in BlueScale software interface – the same dynamic interface that is operational across the entire family of Spectra libraries, bringing you intelligent command, control and data integrity functionality at the touch of a screen.

The T950 delivers powerful library management, superior and proactive data integrity administration, and the best total cost of ownership of any tape solution. Once data expands beyond the limits of your initial T950 configuration, you simply add expansion frames to keep growing. The T950 can expand up to 120 drives and 10,020 LTO slots (7,614 enterprise slots) in eight frames. Now that’s flexibility.

The T950, with its compact footprint, is installed in some of the world’s most high-profile organizations to meet their backup, archive and deep storage requirements.

T950 Delivers Flexible Growth & Performance
Adding capacity to your T950 is simple with Capacity on Demand (CoD). Start with as few as 90 enterprise slots or 100 LTO slots, and as your needs expand, add more capacity in increments of 9 enterprise tape slots or 10 LTO tape slots, up to 7,614 enterprise slots or 10,020 LTO slots. The Spectra T950 utilizes a custom, 10-tape TeraPack for LTO media or a 9-tape TeraPack for enterprise tape media.

Roving TeraPack® Architecture
When data center real estate counts, Spectra Logic libraries offer you unsurpassed storage density and minimal footprint through a unique and highly efficient design. Instead of using traditional tape slots, Spectra uses innovative “shelves” and TeraPack containers to store tape cartridges. This approach gives Spectra’s enterprise libraries industry-best density, allowing you to store 10 LTO slots (9 enterprise slots) in a single container. When paired with the T950’s transporter, the T950’s TeraPack is not just a storage container, but a vehicle for transporting 120TB of LTO data (135TB of TS1150 data) to drives, storage shelves, import, and export in a single robotic movement, reducing the time required handling media by 90 percent.

Scalability: Up to 10,000+ LTO slots or 7,600+ TS1150 slots and nearly 190 PB of compressed capacity. Scales to 120 tape drives easily.

Density: TeraPack architecture delivers up to 200 percent more storage than the competition for a given footprint.

Encryption: Integrated AES-256 encryption and key management providing easy, economical, powerful security.

Media Lifecycle Management (MLM): Tracks and monitors 40+ data points for each piece of Spectra Certified media in your library to proactively notify you of media health issues before they become problems.

Administration: A common management interface, called BlueScale, for all library functions including configuration, administration, security, and remote operations.
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    T950 Technical Specifications

    One Frame Capacity and Throughput
    Technology Max Drives Max Cartridges Max Capacity Max Throughput Encryption Support
    LTO-8 24 920

    11PB
    (uncompressed)

    27.6PB
    (compressed)*

    31.1TB/hr
    (uncompressed)

    64.8TB/hr
    (compressed)*

    Yes
    LTO-M81 24 920

    8.28PB
    (uncompressed)

    20.7PB
    (compressed)*

    25.92TB/hr
    (uncompressed)

    60.48TB/hr
    (compressed)*

    Yes
    LTO-7 24 920

    5.5PB
    (uncompressed)

    13.8PB
    (compressed)*

    25.92TB/hr
    (uncompressed)

    60.48TB/hr
    (compressed)*

    Yes
    LTO-6 24 920

    2.3PB (uncompressed)

    5.7PB (compressed)*

    13.8TB/hr (uncompressed)

    34.6TB/hr (compressed)*

    Yes
    LTO-5 24 920

    1.3PB (uncompressed)

    2.7PB (compressed)*

    12TB/hr (uncompressed)

    24.1TB/hr (compressed)*

    Yes
    IBM TS1150
    Technology
    24 594

    5.9PB
    (uncompressed)

    14.9PB
    (compressed)*

    31.1TB/hr (uncompressed)

    60.5TB/hr (compressed)*

    Yes
    IBM TS1155
    Technology
    24 594

    8.9PB
    (uncompressed)

    22.27PB
    (compressed)*

    31.1TB/hr (uncompressed)

    60.5TB/hr (compressed)*

    Yes
    Eight Frames Capacity and Throughput
    Technology Max Drives Max Cartridges Max Capacity Max Throughput Encryption Support
    LTO-8 120 10,020

    120PB
    (uncompressed)

    300.6PB
    (compressed)*

    155.52TB/hr
    (uncompressed)

    324TB/hr
    (compressed)*

    Yes
    LTO-M81 120 10,020

    90.18PB
    (uncompressed)

    225.4PB
    (compressed)*

    129.6TB/hr
    (uncompressed)

    302.4TB/hr
    (compressed)*

    Yes
    LTO-7 120 10,020

    60PB (uncompressed)

    150.3PB (compressed)*

    129.6TB/hr
    (uncompressed)

    302TB/hr
    (compressed)*

    Yes
    LTO-6 120 10,020

    25PB (uncompressed)

    62.6PB (compressed)*

    69.1TB/hr (uncompressed)

    172.8TB/hr (compressed)*

    Yes
    LTO-5 120 10,020

    15PB (uncompressed)

    30PB (compressed)*

    60.5TB/hr (uncompressed)

    121TB/hr (compressed)*

    Yes
    TS1150
    Technology
    120 7,614

    76.1PB
    (uncompressed)

    190.3PB
    (compressed)*

    155.5TB/hr (uncompressed)

    302.4TB/hr (compressed)*

    Yes
    TS1155
    Technology
    120 7,614

    114.2PB
    (uncompressed)

    285.5PB
    (compressed)*

    155.5TB/hr (uncompressed)

    302.4TB/hr (compressed)*

    Yes

    *  Assumes 2:1 compression for LTO-5 and 2.5:1 for LTO-6, LTO-7, LTO-M8, LTO-8, TS1150, and TS1155

    1LTO-M8 = LTO-8 Type M media

    Environmental
      LTO Drives and Media TS Drives and Media  
    Temperature 10’C to 40’C (50’F to 104’F) 16’C to 32’C (60.8’F to 89.6’F)  
    Humidity 20 to 80% 20 to 80%  


    Reliability
    Library MTTR 3 minutes for hot-swap components. 30 minutes for non-hot-swap components
    Power Requirements

    Base Frame and 24 LTO-8 Drives; 1,275 Watts AC (max operating) 200-240v AC (50/60Hz>/6.8-8.2 Amps (RMS)

    Heat Dissipation: 4,347 BTU/hr (max operating, same configuration)

    Library
    Max Media/Slot Count (8-frame) Max Partitions Tape Technology Supported Interface
    10,020 (LTO) 16 LTO-4,5,6,7,M8,8

    Fibre Channel – 8Gb/s

    7,614 16 TS1155, TS1150, TS1140 Fibre Channel – 4Gb/s and 8Gb/s
    Library Dimensions
      Main Frame Drive Expansion Frame Media Expansion Frame Service Frame
    Height 79.125 – 82 in (201.0 to 208.3 cm) 79.125 – 82 in (201.0 to 208.3 cm) 79.125 – 82 in (201.0 to 208.3 cm)

    79.125 – 82 in (201.0 to 208.3 cm)

    Width 29 in (73.7 cm) 29 in (73.7 cm) 29 in (73.7 cm) 29.8 (75.7 cm)
    Depth 43.25 in (109.9 cm) 43.25 in (109.9 cm) 43.25 in (109.9 cm) 43.25 in (109.9 cm)
    Weight 821 lb (372 kg) 763 lb (346 kg) 564 lb (256 kg) 737 lb (334 kg) w BulkTAP (824 lb (374 kg)
    Library Features
    Encryption Supported BlueScale/Spectra SKLM
    Type of TeraPack System Roving TeraPack
    Queued Ejects Support Yes
    Auto Clean Support

    Yes

    Camera (Spectra Vision) Yes
    Spectra Encryption Options  Available Cost
    Spectra BlueScale Standard Encryption X Free
    Spectra BlueScale Professional Encryption X Additional Charge
    Spectra BlueScale SKLM Encryption X Additional Charge

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