Quantum Scalar i3 LTO Tape Library | LTO 7, 8 & 9

Easy. Scalable. Efficient.

• LTO9, 8 & 7 options (SAS/FC)

• up to 24 tape drives

• Scaleable from 25-400 Slots

• Capacity up to 12PB

• 6Gb SAS, 8Gb Fibre Channel

• Protect from Ransomware attacks - tape will provide Immutable data and airgap protection.


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Easy. Scalable. Efficient.

The Scalar® i3 tape library is designed for ease of use, from initial setup to ongoing management. Features like iLayer™ proactive diagnostics, Capacity-on-Demand (CoD) scalability, 80 PLUS-® certified power supplies, and best-in-class storage density ensure that Scalar i3 will save money on more than just the initial purchase. You’ll see why Scalar is the market share leader in LTO automation.

Reduce Administration Time

Quantum’s iLayer management software, at the core of every Scalar library, has been fully refreshed, bringing system setup and management to a whole new level of ease. An intuitive, mobile-first designed management interface guides users quickly through the setup process. And its proactive diagnostic feature ensures the system stays up and running with minimal administrative involvement—saving valuable time and operating expenses.

Manage Data Growth

While Scalar i3 is designed as an easy-to-manage, cost-effective, entry-level tape library, it has the flexibility to grow as storage needs change. Scalar i3 can scale cartridge slots from 25 up to 200, in 25-slot increments with Capacity-on-Demand (CoD) software licensing, increasing compressed capacity from 375TB up to 3PB. Scalar i3 also supports from 1 to 12 tape drives, allowing users to balance read/write performance as needed.

Maximize Efficiency – Minimize Costs

Scalar i3 comes packed with high-efficiency features designed to minimize the total storage costs. Features like best-in-class storage density (reducing data center footprint with up to 3PB in just 12U), and 80 PLUS-certified power supplies (requiring the lowest power and cooling needs), minimize the operating costs of storing data off-line for ransomware protection or the long-term preservation of archive data.

Protect from Ransomware attacks, Tape Libraries will provide Immutable data and airgap protection.

Three features can interlock in support of ransomware protection

Active Vault (AV) setup: AV partition slots contained in defined magazine (no application access, only library admin account)

Logical Tape Blocking setup: Tapes are logically blocked from ability to load into a drive while they wait for movement into the AV defined magazine

Ransom Block eject: Tapes in AV defined magazine are physically sequestered so that data is completely inaccessible by everyone (must have physical re-insert of magazine to access data)

All levels are automated, and protection can be triggered remotely without human involvement


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