Product Id: 34107965
Description: Lenovo LTO Generation 7 - Tape drive - LTO Ultrium (6 TB / 15 TB) - Ultrium 7 - SAS-2 - internal - 5.25" - encryption - for ThinkSystem ST550
Mfr Part #: 7T27A01503
The ThinkSystem Internal Half High LTO Generation 7 (LTO 7) SAS Tape Drive is a high-performance, high-capacity data-storage device that is designed to back up and restore open-systems applications. It offers native storage capacity of 6 TB per cartridge (15 TB at 2.5:1 compression) and a maximum native data transfer rate of up to 300 Mbps (750 Mbps compressed). This enterprise data protection offering has a 5.25" half-height internal form factor for integration into ThinkSystem servers.
- 6 Gbps SAS host interface
- Native storage capacity of 6 TB per cartridge(15 TB at 2.5:1 compression)
- Maximum native data transfer rate of up to 300 Mbps, 750 Mbps compressed
- Burst data transfer rate of up to 750 MB per second
- 1024 MB read-and-write cache
- Support for encryption on Ultrium 7 and Ultrium 6 tape cartridges
- Single-character display (SCD) operator panel
LTO 7 can store 2.4 times as much data (6000 GB) to an LTO-type tape cartridge as the LTO6 drive (2500 GB), without compression. LTO7 can also read and write LTO6 cartridges, and read only Ultrium 5 cartridges, and thus can interchange data with LTO6 and LTO5 tape drives.
- Increased recording density
The Ultrium 7 drive uses a new data cartridge that externally has the same physical dimensions as previous LTO cartridges, however the linear recording density is higher at 19.09 kb/mm and the magnetic particle is now Barium Ferrite (BaFe) compared to Super Finavinx used in LTO6 and earlier cartridges. Such advances have resulted in higher storage capacity of cartridges.
- Write once, read many (WORM) support
LTO7 tape drives and support write once, read many (WORM) cartridges to help protect your data. With WORM cartridges you can store vital data in a non-erasable, non-rewritable format. The WORM cartridge types are geometrically identical to the R/W cartridge, and use the same rewritable media, however, mechanical and electronic features of the cartridge are different for WORM cartridge types, preventing the cartridge from being re-recorded.
The LTO7 drive features hardware-based AES-256 data encryption capabilities which can securely store data to help ensure compliancy with data security, information disclosure, and privacy regulations for data at rest.
- Operator panel
The LTO7 tape drive has a front operator panel comprised of a status LED indicator, an Encryption active LED indicator, an unload push button, and a single-character display. The single-character display indicates errors and communicates messages, such as requests for a cleaning tapes. The display is also used by the operator for diagnostic and maintenance functions.
- SAS connection
The tape drive supports a 6 Gb or 12 Gb SAS connection using a SFF-8482 connection.