Q8 Entry-Level LTO Tape Library | Hundreds of Terabytes in 1U Height

Like all Q Series models, the Q8 Entry-Level LTO tape library is designed with reliability and the customer experience in mind, offering simple 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 unit’s built-in menu-driven operator control panel is intuitively laid out and easy to use. The same functionality is also available via the integrated browser-based Remote Management Interface (RMI), which enabes IT administrators to remotely configure, manage, and diagnose the library from anywhere in the world. 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 240 TB with LTO-8 compression (2.5:1)
  • 1U height x 19″ rackmount
  • Remote management capability simplifies IT administration

Q8 Tape Library Datasheet

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

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