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Tape Drive Comparison:AIT VS LTO VS DLT
 

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Hewlett Packard SureStore DAT 40i (C5687A) DAT Tape Drive Hewlett Packard Trade-Ready Mechanism DDS-3 (C1554A) DAT Tape Drive IBM 400/800GB LTO-3 Ultrium SCSI Tape Drive (39M5657) LTO-3 Tape Drive Sony AIT E260/S (AITE260/S) AIT Tape Drive
Hewlett Packard SureStore DAT 40i (C5687A) DAT Tape Drive Hewlett Packard Trade-Ready Mechanism DDS-3 (C1554A) DAT Tape Drive IBM 400/800GB LTO-3 Ultrium SCSI Tape Drive (39M5657) LTO-3 Tape Drive Sony AIT E260/S (AITE260/S) AIT Tape Drive
from $349 from $125 from $1,945 from $1,297
Hewlett Packard ESL9326D (154841-001) DLT Tape Drive Quantum DLT 8000 (TH8BG-YF) DLT Tape Drive Hewlett Packard StorageWorks DAT 72 (DW026A) DAT Tape Drive ADIC 99-5480-01 DS9700 (Refurbished) DLT Tape Drive

Hewlett Packard ESL9326D (154841-001) DLT Tape Drive

Quantum DLT 8000 (TH8BG-YF) DLT Tape Drive Hewlett Packard StorageWorks DAT 72 (DW026A) DAT Tape Drive ADIC 99-5480-01 DS9700 (Refurbished) DLT Tape Drive
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DLT Tape Drives Native Capacity & Transfer Rate Compressed Capacity & Transfer Rate
DLT-S4 800GB at 60MB/s 1600GB at 320MB/s
SDLT 600 300GB at 36MB/s 600GB at 72MB/s
SDLT 320 160GB at 16MB/s 320GB at 32MB/s
SDLT 220 110GB at 11MB/s 220GB at 22MB/s
DLT 8000 40GB at 6MB/s 80GB at 12MB/s
DLTV4 40GB at 6MB/s 80GB at 12MB/s
DLT1 40GB at 3MB/s 80GB at 12MB/s
DLT-VS160 80GB at 8MB/s 160GB at 16MB/s
DLT-VS80 40GB at 3MB/s 80GB at 6MB/s
DLT 7000 35GB at 5MB/s 70GB at 10MB/s
DLT 4000 20GB at 1.5MB/s 40GB at 3MB/s

DLT 2000XT

15GB at 1.25MB/s

30GB at 2.5MB/s

     
LTO Tape Drives Native Capacity & Transfer Rate Compressed Capacity & Transfer Rate
Tandberg LTO2HH 200GB at 24MB/s 200GB at 1920MB/min
Seagate LTO-1 100GB at 16MB/s 200GB at 32MB/s
Quantum LTO-3 400GB at 245GB/hr 800GB at 490GB/hr
Quantum LTO-2 200GB at 123GB/hr 400GB at 245GB/hr
Quantum LTO-2HH 200GB at 94GB/hr 400GB at 144GB/hr
HP Ultrium 960 400GB at 80MB/s 800GB at 160MB/s
HP Ultrium 460 200GB at 30MB/s 400GB at 60MB/s
HP Ultrium 230 100GB at 15MB/s 200GB at 30MB/s
LTO-4 800GB at 120MB/s 1.6TB at 240MB/s
IBM LTO-3 400GB at 80MB/s 800GB at 160MB/s
IBM LTO-2 200GB at 35MB/s 400GB at 70MB/s
IBM LTO-1 100GB at 15MB/s 200GB at 30MB/s
     
AIT Tape Drives Native Capacity & Transfer Rate Compressed Capacity & Transfer Rate
AIT-6    
AIT-5 400GB at 24MB/s (click here for details on AIT-5 TECHNOLOGY)
AIT-4 200GB at 24MB/s 520GB at 62.4MB/s
AIT-3 100GB at 12MB/s 260GB at 31.2MB/s
AIT-2 50GB at 6MB/s 130GB at 12MB/s
AIT-1 35GB at 4.0MB/s 90GB at 10.4MB/s
SAIT 500GB at 30MB/s 1.2TB at 78MB/s
     
T9840 and T9940 Tape Drives    

T9840

HVD/ FC 20GB @ 10MB/s
 T9840B E/ FC/  FICON 20GB @ 19MB/s
 T9840C E/ FC/  FICON 40GB @ 30MB/s
 T9940A HVD/ E/ FC 60GB @ 10MB/s
 T9940B FC/ VSM 200GB @ 30MB/s
     
SLR Tape Drives Native Capacity & Transfer Rate Compressed Capacity & Transfer Rate
SLR100 50GB at 18GB/hr 100GB at 36GB/hr
SLR60 30GB at 14GB/hr 60GB at 28.8GB/hr
SLR50 25GB at 7.2GB/hr 50GB at 14.4GB/hr
SLR7 20GB at 10.8GB/hr 40GB at 21.6GB/hr
SLR5 4GB at 380KB/s 8GB at 560KB/s
SLR4 2.5GB at 300KB/s 2.5GB at 600KB/s
SLR3 1.2GB at 300KB/s  
     
VXA Tape Drives Native Capacity & Transfer Rate Compressed Capacity & Transfer Rate
VXA-2 80GB at 21GB/hr 160GB at 42GB/hr
VXA-1 33BG at 10GB/hr 66BG at 20GB/hr

 

Backward Compatibility
 

LTO-4 Reads and writes LTO 3 media, reads LTO 2 media
LTO-3 Reads and writes LTO 2 and LTO 3 media, reads LTO 1 media
LTO-2 Reads and writes Ultrium 1
SDLT 600 Reads SDLT 320, SDLT 220 and DLT VS160
SDLT 320 Reads & writes SDLT 220. Reads DLT 8000, DLT 7000, DLT 4000, DLT1 & DLT VS80
SDLT 220 Reads DLT 8000, DLT 7000, DLT 4000, DLT1 & DLT VS 80
DLT 8000 Reads  & writes DLT 7000,  DLT 4000, DLT 2000XT &  DLT 2000
DLT 7000 Reads  & writes DLT 4000, DLT 2000XT &  DLT 2000
DLT 4000 Reads  & writes DLT 2000XT &  DLT 2000
SAIT Proprietary Sony, no other compatibility
AIT-6 Read and write to AIT-4 and AIT-5
AIT-5 read and write backward compatible with AIT-4, AIT-3Ex and AIT-3 media, and WORM
AIT-4 **Sony still working out bugs for backward compatibility
AIT-3 Reads and writes AIT-2 and AIT-1
AIT-2 Reads and writes AIT-1


Media
 

LTO-4 LTO Ultrium 800GB data cartridge (metal particle)
LTO-3 LTO Ultrium 400GB data cartridge (metal particle)
LTO-2 LTO Ultrium 200GB data cartridge (metal particle)
LTO-1 LTO Ultrium 100GB data cartridge (metal particle)
SDLT 600 SDLT 300GB-600GB
SDLT 320 SDLTtape 1 220GB-320GB
SDLT 220 SDLTtape 1 110GB-220GB
DLT 8000 DLTtape IV 40GB-80GB
SAIT SAIT 500GB-1200GB
AIT-6 800GB/1600GB
AIT-5 400GB at 24MB/s (click here for details on AIT-5 TECHNOLOGY) SDX5-400C
AIT-4 SDX4-200C 200GB-400GB
AIT-3 SDX3-100C 100GB-230GB
AIT-2 SDX2-50C 50GB-120GB
AIT-1 35GB at 4.0MB/s


Tape Format
 

LTO Linear serpentine
SDLT/DLT Linear serpentine
AIT Helical
Drive Type Cartridge
Capacity
Native /
Compressed1
(GB)
Drive Throughput
Native /
Compressed1
(MB/sec)
Data Buffer
(MB)
File access
time
(seconds)
LTO-4 800/1600 120/240 128 100
LTO-3* 400/800 80/160 128 68
LTO-2* 200 / 400 35 / 70 64 49
LTO-1* 100 / 200 15 / 30 32 54
SDLT 600 300/600 36/72 80 80
SDLT 320 160 / 320 16 / 32 64 70
SDLT 220 110 / 220 11 / 22 32 70
DLT 8000 40 / 80 6 / 12 8 60
AIT-3 100 / 260 12 / 31 18 27
AIT-2 50 / 130 6 / 15.6 10 27
3590 H1A 60 / 180 14 / 42 16 --

1Assumes 2:1 compression for LTO and SDLT/DLT, 2.6:1 compression for AIT, and 3:1 compression for 3590 H1A.

* LTO Drives are manufactured by IBM, Seagate and HP.

 

IBM Tape Drive/Library Media Compatibility Guide: Please click on specific model below:
TS3100 Tape Library Express Model
TS3200 Tape Library Express Model
TS3310 Tape Library
TS3500 Tape Library
3580 Tape Drive
3580 Tape Drive Express Model
3581 Tape Autoloader
3581 Tape Autoloader Express Model
3582 Tape Library
3583 Tape Library
3584 Tape Library
3590 Tape Drive
3592 Tape Drive

 

Model 18-Track 18-Track (compressed) 36-Track 128-Track 256-Track 384-Track
Read Write Read Write Read Write Read Write Read Write Read Write
IBM                      
3590 H1A             X   X   X X
3590-E11             X   X X    
3590-B11             X X        
3490-F11 X X X X X X            
3490-F01 X X X X X X            
3490-F00 X X X X X X            
3490-E11 X   X   X X            
3490-E01 X   X   X X            
Fujitsu                      
M8100             X X        
M2485K/N X   X   X X            
M2483K/N X   X   X X            
M2488C X   X   X X            
M2488E X X X X X X            
M2485H X X X X                
M2483H X X X X                
M2485B X X                    
M2483B X X                    
M2481B X X                    
M2481A                        
M2483K1                        
M2488                        
                         
                         
Overland Data                      
T480 X X                    
T490 X                      

 



Tape Drives
9840 Wide, HV Differential SCSI 20 GB Tape Drive
9840B 9840B Fibre Channel drive, 19 MB/sec transfer rate, 20 GB native capacity and a 2 GB Fibre Channel interface
9840C 9840C Fibre Channel, 30 MB/sec transfer rate, 40 GB native capacity tape drive
9840FC 9840FC Fibre Channel drive, 9 MB/sec transfer rate
9940B 9940B Fibre Channel, 30 MB/sec transger rate, 200GB native capacity Tape Drive
DLT[tm] 7000 Quantum DLT 7000 Wide, HV Differential SCSI 35 - 70 GB Tape Drive
DLT 8000 DLT 8000 Wide, HV Differential SCSI 40 - 80 GB Tape Drive
LTO LTO High Voltage Differential SCSI Tape Drive
LTO 2 LTO Generation II LVD SCSI, 30 MB/sec transfer rate, 200 GB native capacity Tape Drive
LTO 3 FC LTO Fibre Channel, 80MB/sec transfer rate, 400 GB native capacity Tape Drive
LTO 3 SCSI LTO LVD SCSI , 80MB/sec transfer rate, 400 GB native capacity Tape Drive
LTO FC LTO Fibre Channel Tape Drive (IBM)
LTO 2 FC LTO Fibre Channel, 35 MB/sec transfer rate, 200 GB native capacity tape drive
SDLT 320 Super DLT320 HVD SCSI, 16 MB/sec transfer rate, 160 GB native capacity Tape Drive
SDLT 600 Super DLT600 FC, 36MB/sec transfer rate, 300 GB native capacity Tape Drive
Environment Library Enclosure Tape Drive
AC Voltage Range 90 - 254 VAC 90 - 254 VAC
Power Cable US/Canada - 120 VAC UL/CSA
Intl. - 200 to 240 VAC HAR US/Canada - 120 VAC UL/CSA
Intl. - 200 to 240 VAC HAR
Power Configuration US/Canada - Single phase 100 VAC, 47 to 63 Hz, 20A service, 3 wire
Intl. - Single phase 200 to 240 VAC, 47 to 63 Hz, 10A service, 3 wire
US/Canada - Single phase 120 VAC, 47 to 63 Hz, 6A service, 3 wire
Intl. - Single phase 200 to 240 VAC, 47 to 63 Hz, 3A service, 3 wire
Power Consumption 120 W 972 W
Maximum Heat Output 410 BTU/hr 3,314 BTU/hr (10 drives)
Operating Acoustic Noise < 6.5 bels
Temperature & Humidity Operating - 15 °C to 32 °C (59 °F to 90 °F), 20% to 80% noncondensing relative humidity
Nonoperating - -20 °C to 60 °C (-4 °F to 140 °F), 5% to 95% noncondensing relative humidity
Altitude Operating - 0 to 3,050 M (0 to 10,000 feet)
Nonoperating - 0 to 15,240 M (0 to 50,000 feet) shipping
Nonoperating - 0 to 3,050 M (0 to 10,000 feet) storage
Dimensions and Weights
Height 165.4 cm (65.1 in)
Width 71.9 cm (28.3 in)
Depth 124.5 cm (49.3 in)
Weight 6 - 9840 drives, 271.3 kg (598 lb)
10- DLT 7000 drives, 292.6 kg (645 lb)
No drives/cartridges, 239.5 kg (528 lb)
Regulations
Meets or exceeds the following requirements:
Safety UL 1950, cUL, CSA C22.2-No 950-M95, TUV EN950
Emission FCC Class 15B Class A, CE Mark, VCCI Class A
Capacity and Performance
Tape Drive Number of tape drives Number of cartridges1 Cartridge capacity (native) Library capacity (native) Drive transfer rate
9840 6 180 20 GB 3.48 TB 9 MB/sec
9840B 6 180 20 GB 3.48 TB 19 MB/sec
9840C 6 180 40 GB 6.96 TB 30 MB/sec
9840FC 6 180 40 GB 6.96 TB 9 MB/sec
9940B 6 180 200 GB 34.8 TB 30 MB/sec
DLT[tm] 7000 10 180 35 GB 6.438 TB 7 MB/sec
DLT 8000 10 180 40 GB 6.96 TB 7 MB/sec
LTO SCSI 10 180 100 GB 17.4 TB 15 MB/sec
LTO 2 SCSI2 10 180 200 GB 34.8 TB 30 MB/sec
LTO 3 SCSI 10 180 400 GB 69.6 TB 80MB/sec
LTO FC 10 180 100 GB 17.4 TB 15 MB/sec
LTO 2 FC2 10 180 200 GB 3.48 TB 30 MB/sec
LTO 3 FC 10 180 400 GB 69.6 TB 80MB/sec
SDLT 320 10 180 160 GB 27.84 TB 16 MB/sec
SDLT 600 10 180 300 GB 52.2 TB 36MB/sec

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tape Drive Comparison:AIT VS LTO VS DLT

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