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April 2010

Product Overview

  • Enterprise features and performance in a small form factor
  • Capacity: 800 / 1600 GB (native/compressed)
  • Transfer rates of up to 576GB/Hr*
  • Low power consumption: 13 W (sleeping mode) and 20 W (operating mode)
  • AES 256-bit Encryption
  • LTO WORM (write once, read many) for regulatory compliance
  • Data rate matching continuously adjusts the speed of the tape drive to that of the server or network environment, which increases performance, reduces mechanical wear on the drive, and extends tape life
  • Rock-solid reliability and data integrity with MTBF of 250,000 hrs at 100% duty cycle
  • 3 years warranty and Advanced Replacement Service/ADEX

The availability of four generations of LTO tape drives simplifies the decision—it is the only option available for low cost requirements where capacity growth potential matches the data growth rates that businesses are facing today.

Since its introduction, LTO has been known as the enterprise-class technology of choice for medium to large size businesses and in medium and large size libraries. Tandberg Data’s LTO-4 half-height (HH) drive brings enterprise-level performance to small and medium businesses at an affordable price. The Tandberg LTO-4 HH drive features high capacity of 800GB (native) and a Dynamically variable adaptive tape speed to match host data rate from 33-80MB/sec (native) to match host transfer speeds, as well as a state-of-the art Ultra 320 SCSI interface, providing maximum data throughput and reduced backup and restore times. Tandberg Data’s LTO drives are backed by more than 25 years of experience in linear tape technology research, design and manufacturing.

The Tandberg LTO half-height drives offer one of the industry’s fastest transfer rates with high capacity to minimize backup times, Its compact size, provides simple and easy integration into all servers and workstation. The LTO technology makes it easy for users to standardize on a tape technology that meets today’s data capacity requirements and ensures futures growth potential. LTO’s six-generation roadmap, with four generations available today makes it a clear choice for small to medium businesses.

Turnkey Solution

The Tandberg LTO-4 HH ships with Symantec’s Backup Exec QuickStart software, embedded media management for intelligent diagnostics and tape alerts, and comes with 3 years warranty and support.

Media Compatibility

The Tandberg LTO-HH is compatible with industry standard, multi-sourced LTO media. To achieve the best reliability, Tandberg LTO branded and qualified data cartridges are recommended.


Capacity (native) 800 GB
Capacity (compressed) 1600 GB
Transfer Rate (native) 80 MB/s
Transfer Rate (compressed) 160 MB/s
Buffer Size 128 MB
File Access Time 70
System Interface Ultra 320 SCSI Wide (Native), SAS 3Gbps
Form Factor HH
Recording format LTO Ultrium 4, LTO Ultrium 3, LTO Ultrium 2 (read only)
Number of tracks 896
Backward write LTO Ultrium 3
Backward read LTO Ultrium 3, LTO Ultrium 2
Data Compression LTO-DC (enhanced version of ALDC)
Power Consumption (operating mode) 20 W
Power Consumption (sleeping mode) 13 W
Rewind speed 5.0 m/s
Digital speed matching (DSM) 33-80 MB/sec
WORM Support Yes
Encryption AES 256-bit Encryption
Media Durability (archival life) 30 years
Hard Read Error Rate (less than) 1 x 10(-17) bits
MTBF 250,000 hours
Head life 60,000 tape running hours
Temperature (operating) 10 to 40
Temperature (non-operating) -40 to 66
Relative Humidity, Non-operating 10 to 95 %
Relative Humidity, operating 20 to 80 %
Height (External Drive) 41 mm
Width (External Drive) 145 mm
Depth (External Drive) 206 mm
Weight (External Drive) 1.45 kg
Certification marks CSA Certification to C22.2, No. 60950 (cCSAus), TUV EN60950 (IEC 60950), CE Declaration of Conformity, FCC 47 CFR Parts
Drive Warranty 3 years