Data Management and Storage Products

Q1 Portable LTO Input/Output Appliance



The Q1 is Qualstar’s first single tape drive system designed to leverage the storage capacity and data interchange inherent with the LTO LTFS format. It utilizes a single LTO 6 or 7 drive integrated in a rugged compact enclosure to go where your data is. The unit’s simple operation makes consolidating and recording data on location to robust LTO tape easy. It has an integrated memory card reader for data ingest direct from camera media, USB interface for connection to external hard drives and a network connection to support copying data to tape over the network. Simplify your data movement and workflow; contact your Qualstar reseller today to purchase an easy to use Q1 system!

Key Highlights

  • Uses high capacity LTO 6 or 7 tape
  • All in one system, PC, HDD, and LTO tape in a compact enclosure
  • Simple to use with included utilities for automatic data copy
  • LTFS format makes data interchange with enterprise environments seamless
  • Backed by Qualstar service and support with a 2-year warranty
  • Attaches to any system PC or Mac
  • Once configured automatically copies and verifies data to tape
  • Integrated memory card reader supports CF, SD and MS media
  • Includes viewers to playback video locally (requires separate KVM)
  • Multiple users can send data to tape over the network with included SW
  • Computer controlled cooling fan
  • Durable metal case construction
  • Front access power switch
FormatLTO 6 or 7 LTFS 2.0 format
LTO 6 tape capacity2.5TB native, 6.25TB compressed
LTO 7 tape capacity6TB native, 15TB compressed
PC Operating SystemWindows 7 Professional (64 bit)
Processori3-4330@3.5 Ghz
System Hard Drive2.38 TB user data partition
Network Connection1Gb Ethernet and WiFi
Local ConnectionsUSB 2.0 & 3.0 ports, KVM
Included SWQualstar Queue
Qualstar DMC
Dimensions130 (W) x 225 (H) x 329 (D) mm
Weight15 lb / 6.8 kg
Input Voltage90-135 or 180-265 auto switching, 47-63 Hertz
PowerUp to 5.5 amps at 115 VAC, 3 amps at 230 VAC
Power (measured)50 Watts typical, 95 Watts peak