Quantum LTO Ultrium 8 HH Single, 1U Rack Mount, Black Data Cartridge TC-L83CN-AR

As your long-term data storage grows, so does your need for a dependable and efficient way to keep it protected. Based on the world’s leading tape technology, Quantum’s LTO tape drives work seamlessly with Scalar® tape libraries and automatically match the tape drive speed to that of the host, optimizing performance and increasing reliability. Plus, Quantum’s LTO tape drives are easy to deploy and upgrade, making them perfect for small, mid-sized and corporate storage environments.

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No One Can Ignore Data Protection

Backing up critical resources is crucial for every organization, no matter what the size of the budget or the IT staff. And it’s not just about doing backup. Data also has to be kept safe from ransomware and other malicious programs that can contaminate files stored on most of the systems that use spinning disk.

Site-loss protection is also critical for everyone, but that is something that is complex for smaller sites to support, especially if they have adopted a disk-based backup methodology.

Quantum LTO Drives Are the Answer

Quantum’s LTO tape drives deliver fast, reliable data protection at an affordable price. They offer backup speeds up to 2.7 TB per hour and can store up to 30 TB of data on a single cartridge. Quantum’s LTO cartridges provide easily transportable backup storage for DR protection, and their AES 256-bit encryption makes sure that no one else can read your data. Their WORM-cartridge option provides an even higher level of security.

If you’re looking for the simplest, easiest, and most affordable data protection of all, Quantum LTO drives come with LTFS. That’s the system that lets you drag and drop any files from your disk environment directly to LTO media—and read it back again—without having to buy or install any backup software.

Additional information





Drive Type




Cartridge Capacity

Up to 30 TB with standard compression; up to 240 TB with DATASTOR Shield

Drive Throughput

Up to 750 MB/sec compressed transfer rate

Interface Connector

6 Gb/secs SAS

Burst Transfer Rate


Data Buffer Size


Tape Format

LTO-8 (L8), LTO-8 WORM, LTO-7 (L7), LTO-7 WORM, LTO-7 (M8)


MTBF (hours): 250, 000 @ 100% duty cycle MSBF: 100, 000 cycles Load/Unload Life: 80, 000 cycles Non-Recoverable Error Rate: 1 in 1 x 1019 bits (LTO-8, LTO-7 non-media error, clean drive) 1 in 1 × 1017 bits (LTO-5, LTO-6 non-media error, clean drive)


OPERATING Temperature: 50 °F to 100 °F (10 °C to 38 °C) @ 5 CFM Humidity: LTO-8, LTO-7: 20% to 80% (non-condensing) LTO-6, LTO-5: 10% to 80% (non-condensing) Altitude (maximum): LTO-8, LTO-7: 10, 000 ft (3, 048 m) LTO-6, LTO-5: 13, 000 ft (4, 000 m) NON-OPERATING Temperature: LTO-8, LTO-7: -40 °F to 140 °F (-40 °C to 60 °C) excluding media LTO-6, LTO-5: -40 °F to 149 °F (-40 °C to 66 °C) excluding media Humidity: LTO-8, LTO-7: 10% to 90% (non-condensing) LTO-6, LTO-5: 10% to 95% (non-condensing) VOLTAGE (V): +5, +12 POWER CONSUMPTION (HALF-HEIGHT) LTO-8: Idle:11.0 Watts, Typical: 30 Watts, Peak: 42.0 Watts

Format Specifications

Format: LTO Ultrium 8, LTO Ultrium 7, LTO Ultrium 6, LTO Ultrium 5 Recording Density: LTO-8: 20, 579 KB/mm LTO-7: 19, 107 KB/mm LTO-6, LTO-5: 15, 143 KB/mm Encoding Method: LTO-8, LTO-7: 32 Channel 32/33 RLL LTO-6, LTO-5: 16 Channel 32/33 RLL NPML Data Compression: LTO-8, LTO-7, LTO-6: 2.5:1 LTO-5: 2:1


Microsoft Windows, Red Hat Linux, SUSE Linux, Mac OS


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