Data Management and Storage Products

Q8 Entry-Level Tape Library



As with all models in the Q Series, the Q8 entry-level LTO tape library is designed to be Simply Reliable™, offering easy installation and easy maintenance. Its 1U high enclosure is rackmountable and the Q8 offers capacities up to 96 terabytes (native) or 240 terabytes (compressed). The menu-driven built-in operator control panel is easy to use, and the identical functionality may also be accessed via the integrated browser-based Remote Management Interface (RMI). This enables IT administrators to remotely configure, manage and diagnose the library from anywhere in the world via the Internet. All field replaceable components, such as the tape drive, power supply and controller board are removable with standard tools.

Key Highlights

  • 8 cartridge slots in two 4-slot magazines
  • 1 available single-slot I/O port
  • 1 half-height LTO-6, LTO-7 or LTO-8 tape drive
  • Up to 240TB with LTO-8 compression (2.5:1)
  • 1U height x 19″ rackmount
  • Remote management capability simplifies IT administration

Engineered for Reliability

  • Auto-connecting, user-installable tape drive
  • Self-calibrating all-digital servo control system
  • Auto-aligning: No mechanical or electrical adjustments required
  • Auto-discovery of all components
  • Rated at 500,000 robot load/unload cycles
  • Forced-air cooling


  • ADI library interface
  • Fibre Channel and SAS drive interface support
  • Logical Library partitioning

Comprehensive User Interface

  • RMI browser-based remote library manager
  • LCD control panel and menu system for easy installation, configuration, operation and maintenance

Efficient Media Control

  • Integrated barcode scanner
  • One-slot I/O port


  • Two year warranty
  • Rack mount kit standard
Q8 Entry-Level Tape Library
Drive Types LTO Ultrium 6, 7 or 8
Drive Interfaces SAS or FC
Number of Tape Drives 1 half-height tape drive
Number of Cartridge Slots 8 slots in two 4-slot magazines
I/O Ports/Slots 1 single-slot I/O Port
Native Capacity – LTO-6 20TB
Max Compressed (2.5:1) Capacity – LTO-6 50TB
Native Data Rate – LTO-6 160MB/sec
Native Capacity – LTO-7 48TB
Max Compressed (2.5:1) Capacity – LTO-7 120TB
Native Data Rate – LTO-7 300MB/sec
Native Capacity – LTO-8 96TB
Max Compressed (2.5:1) Capacity – LTO-8 240TB
Native Data Rate – LTO-8 300MB/sec
Barcode Reader Standard
Rack Mount Kit Standard
Height 1U (1.75″ / 4.45cm)
Width 17.6″ / 44.7cm
Depth 29.1″ / 73.9cm
Weight 22lb / 10kg
Power (input voltage / consumption) 100-240VAC (50-60Hz) / 80W
Warranty 2 years