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Qualstar Model 6101 Desktop Autoloader

Qualstar DLT Tape Drive, Model 6101 Desktop Autoloader

  • Ideal backup and archiving solution for individual servers and workstations.
  • Capacity range from 20GB to 320GB

The TLS 6101 is the right desktop DLT tape drive for users who anticipate upgrading to autoloaders or libraries in the near future. The TLS 6101 uses the same automation model DLT8000 or SDLT tape drive and library-ready mounting enclosure as our TLS-6000 Series DLT Tape Libraries. Your investment is protected and the useful life of the tape drive is extended as systems expansion requires automation solutions. Converting the TLS 6101 to library use takes under a minute, then just a slide the drive assembly into one of the five TLS-6000 automation models.

The TLS 6101 is an ideal backup and archiving solution for your individual servers and workstations. Capacity ranges from 20GB to 320GB, and throughput over 115 GB/Hour can be achieved using compression. DLT tape drives are supported by every UNIX, NT, or NetWare Platform, and all backup and archive applications, making integration of the TLS 6101 easy.

Operating standalone tape drives using just the information provided by the drives LEDs can be frustrating. The TLS 6101 features and LCD display to provide over 20 status messages, including Reading, Rewind, Seeking, and Writing to keep users fully informed, taking the guesswork out of tape operations.

Like our TLS-Series Tape Libraries, the TLS 6101 supports all SCSI-2 standards for easy integration with other devices. The LCD control panel makes setting the SCSI address easy.



Specifications DLT 8000 SDLT 320
Capacity/Tape (Native) 40 GB 160 GB
Capacity/Tape (Compressed*) 80 GB 320 GB
Data Transfer Rate (Native) 6 MB/Sec 16 MB/Sec
Data Transfer Rate (Compressed*) 12 MB/Sec 32 MB/Sec
Interface SCSI-2 (68 Pin) SE/Diff
Dimensions 10.4 x 5.7 x 11.4 (in)
Shipping Weight 17 lbs
Power Auto ranging 100-250V, 3.8A max.
Media DLT Tape III, IIIxt, IV, SDLT
MTBF 250,000 Hours
* Using DLTtape IV at 2:1 compression ratio.  result vary by application & system.
IBM TotalStorage´┐Ż LTO Ultrium 2 Tape Drive

In order to rise to the twin challenges of rapid data growth and shrinking backup windows in today's enterprise environment, IBM has introduced the second-generation IBM TotalStorage LTO Ultrium Tape Drive T400/T400F. Featuring advanced technologies, this tape drive offers more than TWICE the performance of its predecessor and doubles the cartridge capacity when using the new Ultrium 2 media.

Second Generation Enhancements

Digital speed matching (DSM) enables the drive to adjust its native data rate to closely match the host data rate. Along with an increased buffer, this feature may dramatically improve throughput in an environment where the host data rate is less than optimal.

A 64MB buffer works in concert with DSM to minimize the impact of data rate fluctuations by reducing backhitch operations and allowing the tape drive to perform as its optimal speed.

An optimal LTO data compression (SLDC) implementation uses an IBM-patented algorithm that synchronously swaps the data compression scheme between ALDC and pass-through for optimal data compression (resulting in increased storage capacity).

IBM's patented Partial Response Maximum Likelihood (PRML) channel is used to read and write new tapes, while maintaining first-generation Ultrium peak-detect technology to enable backwards compatibility.

Reel motor enhancements allow the maximum tape speed to be increased by 33% to 8 meters/second. Further, the average file access time has been reduced by 33% to 49 seconds, and unload time has been dropped 17% to 15 seconds.

Smart power management greatly reduces power consumption and heat dissipation and can switch the drive to either an idle or standby mode when it is not in use.

Systems Support

  • Microsoft Windows NT 4.0 with Service Pack 6.0
  • Microsoft Windows 2000
  • Sun Solaris
  • HP-UX
  • Linux (Intel processor-based servers)
  • AIX Version 4.3.3 or 5.1
  • OS/400
  • Novell NetWare
IBM 3580 LTO Ultrium 2 Tape Drive
Tape Drive Type LTO Ultrium 2
Capacity Per Cartridge 400GB compressed1; 200GB native
Sustained Data Transfer Rate 70MB/second compressed1; 35MB/second native
Aggregate sustained data rate 247GB/hour1
Number of Tracks 512
Media Type LTO Ultrium 1 and LTO Ultrium 2
Backward Compatibility Read/write compatible with Ultrium 1
Interface T400: Ultra-160 SCSI LVD
T400F: FC-2 at 1Gbps or 2Gbps
Rewind speed Up to 8 meters/second
Operating speed Up to 6.22 meters/second
Locate speed 8 meters/second
Average file access 49 seconds
Load to BOT 15 seconds
Unload from BOT 15 seconds
Dimensions (H x W x D) 3.33in x 5.83in x 8.33in (8.5cm x 14.9cm x 21.1cm)
Weight 6.6 lbs. (3.0 kg)
Warranty Internal Drive: Three-year mail-in exchange
1 Assuming 2:1 compression

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DLT 8000 Tape Drives by Quantum
Model #: AD2757RT

The market leader for backup, archiving, disaster recovery and network storage for mid-range systems, the DLT 8000 delivers high performance at an exceptional price. This makes the DLT 8000 practical and affordable for a wide range of applications, including midrange computers, network servers, high-end workstations, and mainframe environments running UNIX, NetWare, Microsoft Windows NT, LINUX, or proprietary operating systems.

DLT 8000 - Benefits

  • Native capacity of 40 GB at 6 MB/s
  • 2:1 Compression allows 80 GB at 12 MB/s
  • Read and write backward compatible with all DLT tape formats
  • Proven scalability for future storage needs
  • 4 read/write channels for high performance
  • Industry standard, with over 1.5 million drives sold
  • Ubiquitous, with over 55 million tape cartridges sold
  • Open system, supported by many manufacturers
  • 250,000 hours MTBF at 100% duty cycle
Quantum DLT 8000 Tape Drives
Capacity 80 GB (compressed), 40 GB (native)
Native Sustained Transfer Rate 6 MB/second
2:1 Compressed Transfer Rate 12 MB/second
Interface Options SCSI-2 Fast/Wide, SE / LVD or HVD
Size (H x W x D)

6.88in x 6.48in x 12.8in (174mm x 164.6mm x 325.12mm)
5.7in x 3.25in x 9in (144.8mm x 82.5mm x 228.6mm)

14 lbs. (6.35kg)
6 lbs. (2.9kg)
Voltage +5V, +12V
MTBF 250,000 hours at 100% duty cycle
1 Varies by configuration

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Model #: AL2678RT


The speedy HP 215 LTO Ultrium tape drive provides 200 GB of capacity (compressed), transfer rates up to 15MB/second (compressed), and gives you the fast, easy, and virtually foolproof protection of HP One-Button Disaster Recovery (OBDR).

THIS UNIT IS EXTERNAL * Now available in rackmount version! Models Available Ultrium 215i Internal Drive (pictured top).

Ultrium 215e External Drive (pictured bottom). Ultrium 215m Rack-Ready Drive Module. Ultrium 215e External Drive for HP-UX. Ultrium 215m Rack (factory integrated) for HP HP 215 LTO Ultrium Tape Drive Capacity 100 GB (uncompressed), 200 GB (compressed) Recording Format Ultrium Generation 1 Media HP Ultrium 200 GB data cartridge Interface LVD/SE wide ultra SCSI-2 Native Transfer Rate 7.5 MB/sec (15 MB/sec compressed) DRIVE SPECIFICATIONS Tape Speed 2.05 min/sec, 71 seconds using an Ultrium 1 data cartridge (average access time per file) MTBF Designed for high reliability Dimensions (H x W x D) 1.625 x 5.7 x 8.7 (in.), 41.25 x 146 x 221 (mm.) Weight 1.9 kg Form Factor (internal) 5.25 inch, half height Power Requirements Ultrium 215i: 5V DC, 3.6A; 12V DC, 1.6A

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AIT3 TAPE DRIVE: 100-260GB - AIT 3 - INT. 5.25"
Model #: A82617R-5

**SDX-700C ** AIT-3 Tape Drives: Internal OEM Model with Wide Ultra SCSI SE / LVD Interface

260 GB capacity and 24 MB/s sustained data transfer rate (with 2.6:1 compression). Backward compatibility with AIT-1 and AIT-2 data cartridges. Fast media loading (Less than 10 s) and file access (27s to 37s). High reliability with MTBF of 300,000 POH (100% duty cycle), head life of 50,000 hours, and media uses of 30,000 end-to-end passes. Efficient data management with Memory In Cassette (MIC). Compact 3.5-inch form factor for easy integration into existing systems. Active Head Cleaner mechanism and AME media reduce the need for periodic cleaning

** SPECIFICATIONS ** AIT-3 Tape Drives: External Model 200 GB capacity and 24 MB/s sustained data transfer rate (with 2.6:1 compression). Backward compatibility with AIT2 and AIT1 data cartridges. Fast media loading (Less than 10 s) and file access (27 s to 37 s). High reliability with MTBF of 400,000 POH (100% duty cycle), head life of 50,000 hours, and media uses of 30,000 end-to-end passes. Efficient data management with Memory In Cassette (MIC). Compact standalone enclosure for easy integration with existing systems. Super Head Cleaner´┐Ż mechanism and AME media reduce the need for periodic cleaning

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HP DDS-3 - Internal
Model #: A4M2638R-5

** C1537 & C1566 ** The HP Surestore DAT 24 / DDS-3 provides fast, reliable data protection. Its 24 GB compressed capacity plus a transfer rate of 7.2 GB/hr (compressed) make it an excellent backup solution for entry-level to mid-range servers and high-end workstations. HP's proven DDS-3 format is compatible with a range of servers, operating systems, and backup software. Inexpensive DDS media gives this tape drive a low total cost of ownership compared to other backup devices, delivering excelling value for the money.

Key Features Include: 24 GB compressed capacity and a compressed transfer rate of 7.2 GB/hr Reads and writes DDS-1 and DDS-2 media, providing a painless upgrade path Plug-and-play functionality with servers, operating systems, and backup software Available in internal, external, and rack-mounted models HP C1537 & C1566 4mm Tape Drives Capacity 12 GB native, 24 GB compressed Recording Format ANSI / ISO / ECMA DDS-2 and DDS-3 Interface SCSI-2 Transfer Rate (Sustained) 1MB/sec. native, 2 MB/sec. compressed Fast Search 40 seconds average file access MTBF 300,000 hours at 12% duty cycle Dimensions (H x W x D) Internal External 1.6 x 5.9 x 6.2 in. (41 x 150 x 158 mm) 3.7 x 4.6 x 8.7 in. (95 x 116 x 220 mm) Weight Internal External 2.21 lbs (1 kg) 5.7 lbs. (2.6 kg) Power Requirements Internal External f +5V DC 1.2 A; +12V DC, 0.1A 100 - 240V, 0.5A, 50 - 60 Hz

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NovaXchange V3.1

What's New in NovaXchange 3.1?

  • Supports Windows 2003, XP, 2000, NT, 98 SE
    Now NovaXchange gives you the flexibility to perform conversions and interchange from the convenience of a workstation running the latest from Microsoft!
  • Now Supports FireWire/USB tape devices
    Supported drives now include removable-media USB 2.0 and FireWire 1394 devices, plus we've also improved support for IDE/ATAPI tape drives making NovaXchange compatible with all the latest hardware!
  • New / Updated Plug-Ins
    Do things faster and easier with the new plug-in options available for version 3.1:

    TAR / CPIO Plug-in
    Library Support Plug-In
    Network Support Plug-In
  • Support of large block size
    This version has the capability to read and write blocks larger than 64k. This requires that the program has access to wnaspi32.dll. NovaXchange defaults to using a maximum of 64k blocks. To use the larger blocks and be able to see them with the Tape Inspector viewer, you must set the read length to a value as large or larger than the maximum block size to be handled.

    The large blocks (up to 512k) have been tested with TAR and unlabeled data tapes. There is no specific restriction on using large blocks with labeled tape, except that the standard label format allows for a maximum block size of 99,999 bytes.

    This is only available with an ASPI update on Windows 98se and NT. Windows Me, 2000, XP, and 2003 doesn't support ASPI32.

  • Queue multiple scripts to run in sequence
    This handy new feature allows you to queue all your scripts in advance to run in sequential order, reducing the amount of user required actions.
  • Enhanced Host Adapter Support
    Improved Support for multiple SCSI Host Adapters and RAID Controllers.
  • Plus over 70 other new features, enhancements, and fixes!

NovaXchange includes powerful tape handling and data management software utilities for Windows 98se/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003 platforms, with the ability to transfer and manage all types of data and all kinds of SCSI tape drives between operating systems and different architectures. NovaXchange reads and writes various formats including Fixed Length, IBM or ANSI variable length and even undefined tape record formats. NovaXchange also reads and writes IBM or ANSI Labeled or Unlabeled tapes, translates EBCDIC to ASCII and ASCII to EBCDIC. With NovaXchange, there are few, if any limits for users to manipulate and interchange their data.

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  • Read and write IBM or ANSI format tapes
  • Read and write Labeled or Unlabeled format tapes
  • Read and write fixed or variable formats
  • EBCDIC <=> ASCII Translations
  • Convert Variable to Fixed Records
  • Handle IBM DOS and OS/MVS Header
  • Copy User Definable Translation Tables
  • Display Hex values on screen
  • Summarize data files on tape
  • Concatenate multiple files into a single file
  • Menu or Command Line driven


  • Select and extract data based on user defined conditions
  • Character Fields / Numeric Fields / String Data
  • Save and re-use ASCII conversion command files
  • Handle Fixed Length, Variable and Undefined tape formats
  • Display Input / Output records
  • Translate Byte per Byte, Pre-defined or User-defined Tables
  • Boolean Functions
  • Process up to 256KB block sizes
  • Process large files in small segments


  • TAR/CPIO Plug-in
    Add the ability to read and write Unix TAR and CPIO formats on tapes and disk with the NovaXchange TAR/CPIO Plug-in.
  • Library Plug-in
    Add support for tape libraries to give NovaXchange the ability to easily address one or more tape drives and tape slots in a tape library. Advanced tape and data handling made easy.
  • Network Tape Plug-in
    Now you can read and write to a tape drive on a different computer across the network. Add the NovaXchange Network Tape Plug-in to your remote system with the tape device and access that tape device from NovaXchange on any other computer on the network. The ultimate convenience.

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Nova-Tar/CPIO Plug-In

TAR / CPIO Plug-In, Windows 9x / Me / NT / 2000 / XP

The TAR/CPIO Plug-in gives you the ability to read and write TAR and CPIO tapes from within NovaXchange. When the Plug-in is installed, the 'Options' pull-down menu shows an option for Tape format. The TAR / CPIO plug-in installs the following Tape Format options: Standard, TAR/CPIO and Set format.

The TAR/CPIO Plug-in slightly changes the look and feel of NovaXchange to enable you to select options as they pertain to the reading and writing of TAR and/or CPIO tapes. The Set Format option automatically sets the tape format of the interchange session based on the current format of the tape in the tape drive.


  • Supports multiple SCSI Controllers as well as RAID Controllers
  • Read/Write UNIX standard TAR format tapes
  • Converts UNIX name spaces and translates CRLF to LF and LF to CRLF on the fly
  • Reads and writes multiple volumes on a single tape
  • Rename files to 8.3 file names
  • Easily convert path names when reading/writing TAR tapes
  • Save scripts for later use
  • Reads and writes Multi-TAR tapes
  • Supports TAR files greater than 4GB

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NovaBACKUP v7.1

NovaBACKUP has been helping millions of users recover from data loss and disasters for over 16 years. Feature rich, NovaBACKUP provides a powerful backup solution at a competitive price. Built-in support for hundreds of the most popular storage devices and a step-by-step Backup and Restore Wizard in the new version 7.1 makes NovaBACKUP extremely easy to use.

Keep your valuable data safe automatically with NovaBACKUP’s new integrated scheduler. Advanced design, powerful features and a simple interface make NovaBACKUP the ideal backup software for desktops, laptops, servers, and small networks anywhere in the world.

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Works With Most Devices
Now you can backup to even more devices with the latest version of NovaBACKUP. For more than 16 years NovaBACKUP has been supporting new backup devices at a tremendous pace. The result of this effort is a single product with plug-and-play support for hundreds of storage devices. Whether it is backup to DVD, CD, disk or tape, NovaStor has the solution for you. You can even backup your data to Network Attached Storage (NAS)!

Step-by-Step Wizard
The NovaBACKUP Wizard is great for beginners. Users of any level can quickly perform backup and restore procedures with the help of a simple step-by-step guided process. Backup to CD-R/RW, DVD, or disk has never been so easy.

Automatic Scheduled Backups
We know you want to be as productive as possible while making sure all of your data is protected. A flexible, automatic scheduler is included with NovaBACKUP so you can set your computer to backup anytime without being reminded. This keeps your important data protected and allows you to focus on other important issues.

Virus Scanning
Computer viruses are a serious threat to your valuable data. NovaBACKUP takes viruses seriously by using an advanced virus scanning engine that ensures all of your backups are virus-free. If a computer virus is on your system during a backup, NovaBACKUP will detect it and keep your backup free from infection.

Peer-to-Peer Backup
NovaBACKUP is network aware! A single backup procedure can protect the data on your computer and other systems on your small business or home network. Backup any network drive your computer can access. NovaBACKUP includes full UNC support in the new version 7.1 for Disk, CD-RW and DVD, and Tape.

NovaBACKUP Server Edition
The NovaBACKUP Server Edition includes special security enhancements to help keep your critical data protected. Designed for servers running Windows NT/2000 and now Windows 2003, or to run with extra security under Windows XP, the NovaBACKUP Server Edition includes a special scheduler that runs as a Service, so your server can be locked and secured while completing your scheduled backups. As an added bonus with NovaBACKUP 7.1, our Open File Manager can be used to back up those constantly open, dynamic and changing files too!

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Tape Copy v 2.1 - New features in version 2.1:
  • Supports Windows 2003
  • Supports USB/Firewire tape drives

TapeCopy allows you to quickly move existing data from one tape format to another. It can duplicate any tape with any SCSI or EIDE tape technology, image the tape to a disk file and new TapeCopy v2.1 will even work with Firewire and USB tape drives! TapeCopy functions with one or more tape drives for easy data migration and duplication, making it quick and easy to keep up with the latest technologies. The Library Edition gives you even more power, with the ability to utilize autoloaders and tape libraries.

In today’s computing environment, businesses are relying on computers to perform daily business activities as well as mission critical functions. The use of computers in business is essential to maintain a competitive edge in almost any marketplace.

As smaller companies begin to realize the benefits of computers for bookkeeping, customer databases, word processing, e-mail, scheduling, research and web sites, the need to have a backup copy of this data becomes more important. Research has shown that more than 80% of the businesses suffering from catastrophic data loss have gone out of business within 12 months. This is not hard to believe considering the extent computers are relied upon in businesses of all sizes.

Key Features

  • Supported Formats: DLT/SDLT
  • LTO
  • AIT
  • 8mm
  • 3480 / 3490 / 3590
  • QIC
  • DAT
  • ... and many more!

Data Transfer
TapeCopy gives you the ability to move existing tape data from one tape format to another. TapeCopy will function with just one tape drive as well as two or more including autoloaders and tape libraries. New version 2.1 even supports USB and Firewire tape drives! Convert between these formats:

Multiple Backups
TapeCopy allows you to copy your backups. This will save you time if you need to store backups off site and you only have one tape drive. TapeCopy can simultaneously copy from one source to one or many destinations.

Hardware Upgrades
TapeCopy supports all SCSI/EIDE tape formats so you can duplicate and migrate data from one tape drive, autoloader or library to another with no hassle. This solves all problems with compatibility problems related to upgrading to new tape backup technologies!

How TapeCopy Works
TapeCopy works with a simple interface or command line / batch file driven. It performs an exact bit for bit copy of a tape, to another tape or to a disk. The output can be any SCSI/ EIDE tape device on the same computer, or with the new Library Edition, a multi-tape library or autoloader.

  • With one tape drive:
    • Easy tape duplication
  • With more than one tape drive:
    • Data Migration
    • Tape Format Migration

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