Sunstar Company, Inc.

800.663.5523

When all is said and done I believe we can’t exclude tape from the data center,

Hardware too on occasion fails. We all know this as do the manufacturers of all the disk and tape hardware in the market, after all they offer warranty contracts.

Moving part or just electronic go bad on occasion.

Today I believe it’s fair to say that good mechanical hardware (such as LTO or enterprise tape drives) are very well made and are reliable.

Can we fix a defective drive – almost certainly 99% of the time the answer is in the afermative. As for disk drives, I can’t recall the last time I hear of anyone repairing the mechanical parts of a drive.

As for the data – tape drives write to tape media and it is rear to have data written by just one tape drive in a data center. For the most part your data can be read.

With the amount of data being stored continuing to grow exponentially, tape offers some inherent advantages over disk-based technologies for long-term data storage, including:

  • High capacity:
  • Fast performance:  
  • Lower cost per GB:
  • Reduced energy costs:
  • Portability:
  • Greater reliability:
  • Better longevity:
  • Scalability:
  • Compatibility:

When you combine tape’s superior storage capacities, low cost/GB, and reduced energy costs, tape-based storage solutions provide huge CapEx and Opex cost advantages. Even as technology advances, tape continues to be the ideal solution for long-term data storage and archiving.

Continue using tape, it is reliable and I can state with confidence that most tape drives can and are repaired, I can’t say the same for disk drives.

Sunstar Company.

IBM 3588-F4A TS1040 LTO4 Fibre Tape Drive

Used and refurbished IBM 3588-F4A TS1040 LTO4 Fibre Tape Drive are in stock ready to ship

. Our prices are too low to publish online, please call (800) 663-5523 for a current quote.

All drives are sold with warranty

Online quote

IBM Ultrium 4 enhancements that help improve performance and reliability include:

  • Native data transfer rate up to 120 MB/sec
  • Ultrium 4 tape cartridge native physical capacity of 800 GB
  • 4-Gbps Fibre Channel drive attachment
  • 256 MB internal buffer
  • LTO Ultrium 4 encryption support
  • 8 KB cartridge memory with Ultrium 4 media

 

The IBM System Storage™ TS1040 (machine type 3588, Model F4A) is designed to be installed in an IBM System Storage TS3500 Tape Library (machine type 3584) to offer high capacity and performance for the midrange open systems environment. This model incorporates the new Linear Tape-Open (LTO) IBM Ultrium 4 Tape Drive, with enhanced maximum tape drive throughput over the IBM LTO generation 3 Tape Drive (Ultrium 3). It has a native data transfer of up to 120 MB/sec. In addition, with the use of the IBM LTO Ultrium 800 GB Data Cartridge, the TS1040 doubles the maximum tape cartridge capacity providing up to 800 GB native physical capacity (1,600 GB with 2:1 compression), as compared to the IBM Ultrium 3 Tape Drives and cartridges. IBM Ultrium 4 Tape Drives can read and write LTO Ultrium 3 Data Cartridges and read LTO Ultrium 2 Data Cartridges. The TS1040 has a 4-Gbps Fibre Channel interface for connection to a wide spectrum of open system servers.

The IBM System Storage TS1040 LTO Ultrium 4 Tape Drive supports data encryption on the base drive with Ultrium 4 media meeting LTO consortium specifications and Application Managed Encryption. System Managed and Library Managed Encryption and associated IBM Encryption Key Manager access are available as a chargeable licensed key (feature 1604 — Transparent LTO Encryption) under the TS3500 Tape Library L-frames.

Support for the TS1040 encryption function requires a minimum level of microcode firmware that is your responsibility to load, configure, and maintain on the TS3500 Tape Library.

The TS1040 Tape Drive’s encryption capability and its subsystem integration support help provide you with a flexible tape data encryption solution that supports encryption and key management across a variety of environments, supporting a single point of control for all encryption keys, and most importantly can help customers protect tape data in a cost effective way.

The TS1040 can be installed in new or installed TS3500 Tape Library Models L53 and D53, and also in 3584 Tape Library Models L52 L32, D52, and D32.

Sunstar Company stocks spare parts for the StorageTek Tape Libraries listed below.

SL8500

Be it a replacement drive in the appropriate tray or any library hardware, we will in all likelihood have inventory or access to more parts.

Media – we always have media for sale. (New and re-certified)

  • StorageTek SL8500 Modular Library System
  • StorageTek SL3000 Modular Library System
  • StorageTek SL150 Modular Tape Library
  • StorageTek SL500 Modular Tape Library
  • StorageTek L700 Modular Tape Library
  • StorageTek L180 Tape Library
  • StorageTek L80 Tape Library
  • StorageTek L40 Tape Library
  • StorageTek L20 Tape Library
  • StorageTek SL48 Tape Library
  • StorageTek SL24 Autoloader

Please call (800) 663-5523 for more information or contact us online

 

 

Oracle’s StorageTek LTO5 tape drives provide fast data transfer, high capacity, and energy savings for midrange tape automation environments, and enable you to meet stringent regulatory requirements.

LTO-5 Tape Drive Specifications

  • Compressed Capacity (compressed 2:1): 3TB
  • 5 1/4 inch form factor
  • Up to 256 MB buffer
  • Up to 170 MBps native data throughput
  • LTO hardware encryption compliments WORM media to maintain data integrity
  • Backward read & write compatible
  • Environmentally friendly. Requires no power at rest

 

7010794 HP LTO5 SAS
7012787 FRU, IBM LTO5
7020569 HP LTO5 FC
7053438 STK Storagetek LTO5 FC IBM w tray for SL500
7104076 IBM LTO5 Fibre Channel for IBM AS400
418621401 STK StorageTek LTO5 FC HP for SL500
418621601 HP LTO5 FC
418621602 STK StorageTek LTO5 FC HP for SL500
418621602 HP LTO5 FC
418621603 HP LTO5 FC
418622401 STK Storagetek LTO5 FC IBM w tray for SL500
003-5284-01 STK Storagetek LTO5 FC HP for SL8500
100531-02 STK StorageTek LTO5 FC HP for SL500
29-1603 STK Storagetek LTO5 SL500 ID Cable
LTO5-HP8FC-SL500Z STK StorageTek LTO5 FC HP for SL500
LTO5-HP8FC-SL85Z STK Storagetek LTO5 FC HP for SL8500
LTO5-HP8FC-SL85Z/TRAY Tray for – STK LTO5 FC HP for SL8500
LTO5-HPFC-D-SL500 STK StorageTek LTO5 FC HP for SL500
LTO5-IB8FC-SL500Z STK Storagetek LTO5 FC IBM w tray for SL500
LTO5-IB8FC-SL85Z STK Storagetek IBM LTO5 FC Drive Only
LTO5-IBFC-SL500Z STK Storagetek LTO5 FC IBM w tray for SL500

 

Many of theses drives are in our warehouse, ready to ship with warranty.

Each STK LTO Drive is library specific, please indicate of you prefer IBM or HP Drives.

Contact us online or call us at (800) 663-5523 FREE or (310) 330-2900 for a quote!

Are you looking to purchase an IBM tape drive? Sunstar Company has a vast inventory of IBM tape drives.

Some of the drives are listed below, please contact at (310) 330-2900 or (800) 663-5523 for a quote.

If possible it will be best to have the specific details on hand, connectivity, where it will be installed and in the perfect world a model no.

Choice of:

  • External Drives
  • Internal Drives (server)
  • Library Drives
  • Full Height Drives
  • ½ Height Drives

Models:

  • LTO6, LTO5, LTO4, LTO3, LTO2 and LTO

Enterprise:

  • TS1150, TS1140, TS1130, TS1120
  • 3592-E07, 3592-E06. 3592-E05, 3592
  • 3590
  • 3490e
  • 3490

Services:

We repair and service all the drives noted above. Drives go bad on occasion. A head can go bad, or another mechanical part and certainly it is not uncommon for a drive to require a cleaning.

Sunstar Company 

New and re-certified IBM TS1140 Tape Drives ready to ship: For your library or in a stand alone configuration.

  • Linear Serpentine recording
  • 4 TB capacity using JC/JY media
  • 1.6 TB capacity using JB/JX media
  • 500 GB capacity using JK media
  • 800 MBps burst data rate
  • Compact 3.8 in x 7.8 in x 18.4 in dimensions  

TS1140 Tape DriveThe IBM TS1140:

  • Offers high performance and high capacity tape processing for storage consolidation
  • Helps enhance information security with support for encryption and key management
  • Improves information retention with support for existing IBM tape automation
  • Supports Write Once Read Many (WORM) cartridges to help satisfy compliance requirements

   

Please note that we repair your defective IBM Enterprise Drives (all 3592 models) and should you need a unit today rushed out to you we can accommodate your requirement. Call (800) 663-5523 and we will work with you.

The IBM System Storage TS1140 Tape Drive features storage capabilities to help you establish easy, rapid access to data, improve security, provide long-term retention, and help maintain data governance and regulatory compliance. The TS1140 tape drive offers high-performance flexible data storage with support for data encryption. The drive can help you protect your investments in tape automation by offering compatibility with existing automation.

The TS1140 tape drive supports the System Storage TS3500 Tape Library and IBM racks that enable stand-alone installation.

Media

The TS1140 features three options for Type C media. The 3592 Advanced data tape cartridge, JC, provides up to 4.0 TB native capacity, and up to 4.0 TB are provided by the 3592 Advanced WORM cartridge, JY. A limited capacity of up to 500 GB Economy cartridge, JK, offers fast access to data. The TS1140 tape drive can also read and write on previous media, type B (JB and JX), and read only on type A (JA, JW, JJ and JR).

 

Sunstar Company can repair your LTO5 tape drive.

  • Internal or external
  • Full Height or Half Height Drives
  • Standalone or Library Drives
  • All Manufacturers:   IBM   HP  Tandberg  Quantum
  • Repaired in a timely fashion
  • Repaired with warranty
  • Exchange drives available

Call us today for a quote:  (800) 663-55213 or contact us online 

TS1140

In stock and ready to ship – all models of the IBM 3592 Tape Drive

3592 E05

3592 E06

3592 E07

Ships today with warranty.

Ready to be installed in your IBM Tape Library or we can install a drive into a Table Top Enclosure for your convenience. (Now with ease you can read all 3592 media of a single or dual drive solution outside of the tape library)

TS1120. TS1130 and TS1140.

To learn more call and speak with a tape specialist at Sunstar Company.

(800) 663-5523

The Nexsan Assureon is a tamper-resistant system, purpose-built with multiple layers of safeguards to prevent, even with administrator-level access to the system and detailed understanding of its technology, any attempt at file deletion or modification. In the unlikely event that an information asset archived on Assureon ever becomes corrupted, the system, when using a redundant configuration, will automatically and transparently replace the asset from one of the redundant copies.

Key features

• Automatically checks integrity of archived files
• Immutability—archived files cannot be changed
• Self healing—ensures that all files are healthy and retrievable
• Fast access to archived files and metadata
• Non-erasable, non-rewritable functionality

 

  1. Storage Optimization – offload primary storage to free up space for active data and reduce the size, time and costs of monthly full backups
  2. Regulatory & Corporate Compliance – comply with governmental regulatory requirements including HIPPA, SOX and SEC-17. Enforce company data retention, privacy and protection policies
  3. Long-Term Archive – store managed data for days or decades with unsurpassed integrity and protection in an easy to administer system that resides on-premise, in the cloud, or both.

 

Integrity

  • Fingerprints – Each time a file is saved, a unique fingerprint is generated using both an MD5 and SHA1 hash of its contents and metadata, so history and contents cannot be altered after the fact (WORM storage)
  • Serial Numbers – Each file is assigned a serial number which is used to ensure no files are missing or inappropriately added
  • Secure Time – Tampering with the system time clock is prevented by using a global, redundant, secure time source (Stratum Level I hardware time sources
  • Two Copies – Each file and its fingerprint are stored twice in the Assureon.
  • Data Verification – Files are continually verified against their fingerprints, repaired using their copies and safeguarded by RAID disk arrays for days or decades

Scalability and High Availability

  • Remote Replication – Two active Assureon systems can continuously replicate to each other to protect against a site failure
  • Failover/failback – Native active/active replication protects against site disasters with automatic read failover and manual write failover
  • Performance & Capacity – Scale capacity up to multiple petabytes and add performance by using multiple Assureon archive storage systems together
  • InfiniBand – Optional High Speed Assureon with InfiniBand connectivity provides blazingfast retrieval of data from the Assureon archive

Privacy

  • Separation of Data – Assureon provides complete separation of data between departments or projects using logical and physical separation as well as separation through the use of multiple AES-256 encryption keys
  • Encryption – Files can be AES-256 encrypted. Keys for a replicated Assureon are stored safely at 4 sites by the integrated key management system. A nominal annual key management subscription is required
  • Authentication – Users are authenticated with Active Directory or digital certificates
  • Audit Trails – Audit trails report on file access and denied access attempts

Regulatory and Corporate Compliance

  • Government Regulations – Meet regulatory mandates (e.g., Federal Rules of Civil Procedure (FRCP), SOX, SEC-17, HIPAA, GLBA and PCI DSS)
  • Data Retention – Easily create retention rules and associate them with unstructured data directories or file types
  • Legal Hold – A legal hold can be easily placed on any set of files, overriding their original retention periods until the hold is removed
  • One System – Data sets can be retained for a period of time that can be extended but not shortened. Other data sets can be assigned a flexible retention period that can be lengthened or shortened to accommodate both needs in the organization
  • Data Deletion – Industry-leading single-pointdeletion deletes all copies by destroying the encryption key for the file and deleting all copies of the file. Optional DoD wipe of the drive is also available on a per-object granularity

Easy to Manage

  • Automatic Archive – Assureon Windows Client moves files from Windows Servers to the Assureon and can leave the original file in place or optionally leave a shortcut behind
  • NAS (NFS/CIFS) – Assureon Edge presents a CIFS/NFS NAS interface to users and applications and stores all files on Assureon. Both replicated and Clustered NAS configurations are available
  • Fast, Easy Deployment – The Assureon Client can be installed on Windows Server 2003 or 2008 with no reboot required. Once the archiving policies are established, files and folders are archived, completely transparent to applications and users
  • Global Management – Single pane-of-glass management of all local and remote Assureon
  • Utmost Data Protection – Protecting data with Assureon has many advantages over traditional backups including WORM, single file deletion, greater reliability and availability, and near instantaneous restores to dramatically reduced RTO
  • Authentication – Assureon uses Microsoft Active Directory for authentication in the enterprise and can preserve folderlevel NTFS permissions; it can also use certificates for authentication in Linux or Unix environments, standalone Windows servers or when it is used for a multi-tenancy cloudbased online archive
  • Reports – Standard reports keep track of storage usage for bill back of cloud services customers or within an individual customer bill back for projects or departments
  • Four levels of monitoring – Automated monitoring via system state thresholds, node events, Assureon Client and self-healing file integrity and availability audits
  • Lights-out Management – Self-managing Assureon issues alerts when something needs attention

Easy to Use

  • Non-disruptive– Users and applications do not need to change to work with Assureon. An application running on a Windows 2003 or 2008 server can have its data securely archived, freeing up primary storage while the application is in production
  • Prior Versions – Prior versions of files are easily retrieved by administrators
  • Assureon Explorer – A web-based GUI makes it easy to search the entire archive with role-based restrictions for instant access. Metadata search is included with all Assureon systems. Optional file content indexing and searching is available as an Assureon Content Index Search node for typical files such as office, textual PDF files, text files, html files, xml files, etc.

Efficient

  • Free Primary Storage – Files moved to Assureon free up primary storage
  • Reduce Backups – Archived folders can be removed from the backup stream, significantly reducing the size of full backups. The result is a very fast return on investment based on savings of labor, hardware, media and time
  • Fast Restores – Hyper speed restores replace small shortcuts rather than the actual file contents to meet even the toughest Recovery Time Objectives (RTO)
  • Power Savings – AutoMAID energy saving technology reduces power consumption by up to 60% while maintaining fast response
  • Less Space Needed – Single-instance storage technology eliminates duplicate files, saving 20-60% on typical mid-sized organization’s Assureon capacity requirements

Cloud-Ready

  • Multi-tenancy – Multi-tenancy features enable service providers to offer highly secure Archive-as-a-Service with logical, physical and encryption data separation
  • Online Archive – An on-premise Assureon can replicate to a cloud-based Assureon powered archive service. Assureon supports one-to-one and manyto- one replication

To learn more – call and ask for Sunstar’s Archive Specialist at (800) 663-5523 

 

It happens.

Your library goes down; perhaps its a picker and drive(s), power issues or …….

Sunstar Company maintains a a significant StorageTek SL8500 inventory. We have a number of libraries tested so we can potentially duplicate your problem providing you a quick fix.

Parts ship same day with warranty.

SL8500

Drives:

T10000 – all models

T9840 – all models

T9940 – all models

Call us toll free (800) 663-5523 and ask for a STK specialist to assist you.

www.sunstarco.com

 

    

StorageTek LTO tape drives feature fast data transfer rates and large capacity so you can process more data in less time.
The high speed Fibre Channel interface further improves data movement, shortens backup windows, reduces downtime, and speeds recovery.
Combined with StorageTek tape libraries, you can easily and affordably store, manage, and protect your growing data.

Cost effective capacity.

Store up to 2.5 TB of native data on a single cartridge, reducing media costs while accommodating data growth.

Reduced backup windows.

Accelerate backups by processing more information in less time. The StorageTek LTO 6 tape drive moves data at rates as high as 160 megabytes per second, uncompressed.

Enhanced data protection.

Protect data integrity and help prevent data loss with powerful correction and verification capabilities.

WORM capable media integration.

Secure, manage, and archive critical data records using WORM capable media and StorageTek LTO 5 and StorageTek LTO 6 tape drives.

Encrypt data on the tape cartridge via the drive’s built in data encryption capability and, in the event of tape cartridge loss, data is still protected.

Supports media partitioning

The StorageTek LTO 5 and StorageTek LTO 6 specifications support two media partitions to allow for faster data access.

New, used and reconditioned IBM and HP LTO Tape Drives are available from Sunstar Company.

StorageTek LTO6 Half Height Drives

StorageTek LTO6 Full Height Drives

StorageTek LTO5 Half Height Drives

StorageTek LTO5 Full Height Drives

Contact Sales (800) 663-5523 for a quote or to purchase this product.

7104451 HP LTO6 Fribre Channel, Encryption Ready
7104435 IBM LTO6 Fribre Channel, Encryption Ready

 

7010794 HP LTO5 SAS
7012787 FRU, IBM LTO5
7020569 HP LTO5 FC
7053438 STK Storagetek LTO5 FC IBM w tray for SL500
7104076 IBM LTO5 Fibre Channel for IBM AS400
418621401 STK StorageTek LTO5 FC HP for SL500
418621601 HP LTO5 FC
418621602 STK StorageTek LTO5 FC HP for SL500
418621602 HP LTO5 FC
418621603 HP LTO5 FC
418622401 STK Storagetek LTO5 FC IBM w tray for SL500
003-5284-01 STK Storagetek LTO5 FC HP for SL8500
100531-02 STK StorageTek LTO5 FC HP for SL500
29-1603 STK Storagetek LTO5 SL500 ID Cable
LTO5-HP8FC-SL500Z STK StorageTek LTO5 FC HP for SL500
LTO5-HP8FC-SL85Z STK Storagetek LTO5 FC HP for SL8500
LTO5-HP8FC-SL85Z/TRAY Tray for – STK LTO5 FC HP for SL8500
LTO5-HPFC-D-SL500 STK StorageTek LTO5 FC HP for SL500
LTO5-IB8FC-SL500Z STK Storagetek LTO5 FC IBM w tray for SL500
LTO5-IB8FC-SL85Z STK Storagetek IBM LTO5 FC Drive Only
LTO5-IBFC-SL500Z STK Storagetek LTO5 FC IBM w tray for SL500

 

According to the Active Archive Alliance, nearly 250 million Linear Tape Open (LTO) tape cartridges have been shipped since the format’s inception. (100,000 PB of data on LTO.)

The realities of a Big Data world and the advances in tape technology, density, reliability and usability have brought the realization to many that we should not be too hasty to forgo tape.

Tape is returning to some organizations that dumped it a while back.

Look Beyond Backup

Most people think of tape as a medium for backup. While it can serve that function well, it has a far broader function these days. With so much data around, the pressure on backup windows needs to be eased by the establishment of an archive.

“Stop thinking about tape just as a backup solution, and instead think differently about storage of unstructured file content,” said Eric Bassier, Senior Director, Product Management, Quantum. “With new tape innovations like Linear Tape File System (LTFS), storing files on tape is easier than ever, and can be as easy as drag and drop.”

Add a Tape Archive Tier

Just as companies found it relatively easy to add a Tier 0 for flash, it is also fairly straightforward to add a lower tape tier as an archive for the bulk of data.

By adding a tape archive, organizations can maintain their existing storage architecture as is and ease its burden by offloading data that is no longer heavily accessed onto a tape archive. By doing so, they can avoid the heavier price tags typically associated with adding yet another high end disk array.

Evaluate Tape Vendors Against Ease of Use

Some tape systems are relatively easy to implement while others can be a little complex – or at least foreign to those more used to flash and disk. So a smart approach is to include ease of use as a priority criterion when deciding which tape product to implement. Vendors such as Crossroads are coming out with tape technology that is said to be as simple as disk to install and operate, and makes it fast to retrieve from the archive.

Use Tape for Large Files

Current video and high-res images should be stored on disk as they are being accessed and worked on daily. But as soon as they are completed, they need to be moved off high-end production systems.

Tape for Really Big Data

There is big data and then there is Big Data.

presently you can store more than 300 Blu-ray quality movies on one LTO-6 2.5 TB cartridge, in the future, an LTO-10 cartridge will hold over 14,400 Blu-ray movies.

Use Tape to Lower Storage Costs

There is no question that a LTFS-based ‘Tape as NAS  will cost significantly less than a disk only solution over a 10-year period.

To learn more about Cost-Effective Storage for Long-Term Data Preservation call Sunstar Company at (800) 663-5523

We repair all tape drives…

We service and repair tape drives, tape autoloaders, and  many tape libraries.  Below is a list of the many of the drives that that we service.

  • DLT / SDLT tape drives Quantum, Compac
  • LTO1, LTO2, LTO3, LTO4, LTO5 and LTO6 tape drives IBM, HP, STK, ADIC, Quantum
  • DDS-1, DDS-2, DDS-3, DDS-4, etc. HP, Sony, Seagate
  • AIT-1, AIT-2, AIT-3, SAIT, Mammoth 1 & 2 ) Exabyte, Sony, HP
  • 3480, 3490, 3490E, 3590, 3590E 3590H – 18 Track. 36 Track, 128 track, 256 track and 384 track – Fujitsu, IBM, Overland Data, MP, Hitachi
  • 9-Track tape drives (Cipher, M4, Qualstar, Kennedy)
  • 9840, 9940 and T10000A/B /C Oracle StorageTek (STK) Sun.
  • IBM 3592 Enterprise Drives: TS1120, TS1130, TS1140 and TS1150
  • Tape Libraries and Autoloaders IBM, HP, ADIC, Qualstar, Overland Data, STK Quantum, etc.

Call to learn more and  we will prepare a quote and issue you an RMA No.

(800) 663.5523 or contact us online.

www.sunstarco.com

 

Sunstar Company has a need to purchase:

T10000B

12 x Sun StorageTek T10000B Fibre Channel Tape Drives, 7020999

Often used in a STK SL3000/PE or SL8500

With or without encryption

Please call (800) 663-5523

 

 

 

 

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  • Store up to 8.5 TB of uncompressed data per standard cartridge and 1.6 TB per sport cartridge
  • Unique hub lock design and the StorageTek T10000 tape cartridge SafeGuide system
  • Minimize tape mounts and improve automation efficiency with a low cost-per-gigabyte storage medium
  • Reformat and reuse StorageTek T10000 tape cartridges with the next-generation tape

With up to 8.5 TB native capacity, the StorageTek T10000 T2 tape cartridge, for the StorageTek T10000D tape drive, stores more data in the same footprint.

For the StorageTek T10000A and T10000B tape drives, the StorageTek T10000 tape cartridge can store up to 1 TB of data to help you meet rapidly growing data storage requirements.

Ultra-high capacity makes the StorageTek T10000 and T10000 T2 tape cartridges ideal for all high-volume backup, archiving, and disaster recovery applications.

Sunstar Company has T2 media for sale. Please call (800) 663-5523 for a quote.

 

 

 

Unitrends offers:

  1. Cost Effective Capacity-Based Model & Simple Pricing – No hidden fees and no-limits appliance licensing coupled with flexible UEB software licensing models
  2. Lowest Total Cost of Ownership through a broad and cost effective family of all-in-one appliances
  3. 12 Granular Physical Appliances Supporting 0.4TB – 50TB Maximum Backup
  4. Instant Recovery: Physical On- and Off-Host Plus Unitrends Enterprise Backup 7.3 on/off on replication target as well
  5. Unlimited Integrated Cloud – Storage and Replication to Private/Unitrends Public Cloud
  6. Integrated Archiving: disk, tape, NAS, SAN – Rotational or Fixed
  • Ninty- Eight percent customer satisfaction rating
  • Unlimited cloud
  • Hardware/software solutions for physical, virtual and cloud IT environments
  • Not top forget, the Unitrends 100% capacity guarantee

Currently Unitrends is extending a “Special Offer to Symantec Backup Exec Customers” interested to switch to Unitrends.

To learn more about this promotion and Unitrends hardware and software offerings, please call Sunstar Company (800) 663-5523 or contact us online.

 

Looking to purchase 3592 Tape Media. We at Sunstar Compay can help you.
We purchase 3592 Tape Media!
  • Please call (800) 663-5523 for a quote.
  • Available with and without labels
IBM  3592 Tape TotalStorage Enterprise Tape Cartridge - 300 GB

IBM 3592 Tape TotalStorage Enterprise Tape Cartridge – 300 GB
 
Part No. 18P7534 

  • Provides physical cartridge capacity up to 300GB (up to 900GB with 3:1 compression)
  • Includes memory feature to track cartridge usage, helping to enhance media reliability
  • Compatible with automation in the IBM TotalStorage Enterprise Tape Library 3494 or in the StorageTek 9310 Powderhorn Tape Library

The IBM TotalStorage Enterprise Tape Drive 3592 is designed to provide fast time to data and excellent levels of storage capacity. To support that high-capacity capability, the tape drive uses the IBM TotalStorage Enterprise Tape Cartridge 3592.

IBM 3592 Tape Extended,700GB, (JB) TotalStorage Enterprise Tape Cartridge

 IBM 3592 Tape Extended,700GB, (JB) TotalStorage Enterprise Tape Cartridge

Part No. 23R9830 

BM 3592 Tape Cartridges are designed to work with the first-generation IBM TotalStorage Enterprise Tape Drive 3592 Model J1A (3592 J1A tape drive) and the second-generation IBM System Storage TS1120 Tape Drive (TS1120 Tape Drive).
IBM 3592 JC TotalStorage Enterprise Tape Cartridge - Advanced Data

IBM 3592 JC TotalStorage Enterprise Tape Cartridge – Advanced Data

Part No. 46X7452 

IBM 3592 (JC) Enterprise Tape Cartridge – Advanced Data

The IBM 3592 Advanced Data Cartridge (46X7452) was developed to help enterprise data centers address data protection, data retention and security challenges.

Features and Benefits

  • IBM 3592 Advanced Data Tape JC
  • Capacity with IBM TS1140 Drive – 4TB Native / up to 12 TB Compressed (3:1)
  • Capacity with IBM TS1150 Drive – 7TB Native / up to 21 TB Compressed (3:1)
  • Archival Life up to 30 Years

These tapes are also available Labeled and Initialized (46X7452LI) or just Labeled (46X7452L)

 

LTO6M

Sunstar Company has received a large shipment of NEW LTO media:

  • LTO6
  • LTO5

IBM, Quantum and Fuji in-stock, ready to ship.

Available with or without label.

Please call (800) 663.-5523 for price. 

 

Sunstar Company has STK T10000C Tape Drives ready to ship.

Drives mounted in SL8500 Trays.

Sold with warranty!

Call (800) 663-5523 for a quote

Oracle’s StorageTek T10000C delivers up to 252 MB/sec and 5 TB, native

  • High 5 TB capacity (uncompressed)
  • 25% more capacity than any other tape drive
  • Up to 252 MB/sec native (uncompressed)
  • Protects your investment with media reuse and broad compatibility
  • Enhances security and ensures data protection with encryption support

www.sunstarco.com

 

Sunstar Company, Inc continues to grow it’s inventory of StorageTek Tape Drives.

We have all models of both the T10000 and T9840 drives ready to ship with the appropriate tray for your Oracle / Suns / StorageTek Tape Library

T10000A   T10000B   T10000C

T9840A   T9840B   T9840C  T9840D

Looking for a replacement drive?

Call with the tray part number and we can match your requirement.

Sunstar sales: (800) 663-5523

 

 

The IBM 3590 models E1A designed for automated tape libraries, including the IBM TotalStorage Enterprise Automated Tape Library 3494, IBM TotalStorage Virtual Tape Server, and StorageTek Silos.

Also available as Standalone – call Sunstar Company, Inc. (310) 330-2900 for information.

  • Model E1A supports up to 40GB per cartridge and 14MB/second data rate uncompressed.

IBM TotalStorage Enterprise Tape System 3590 at a glance
Model Number
3590 characteristics
LZ1 compression Standard
Number of tracks 256
Cartridge capacity, native in GB 20
Cartridge capacity, compressed in GB1 60
Extended cartridge native in GB 40
Extended cartridge compressed in GB1 120
Maximum drive rate 14MB/sec
Drive interface Dual SCSI or Dual Fiber

IBM 3588-F4A-LTO4 Tape Drive

.Please call (800) 663-5523 for a price and more information 

Looking to sell IBM Library LTO4 tape drives.

Sunstar Company just received a shipment of a couple of hundred of these drives – all full height, to be sold with warranty. Yes we are in the process of testing and based on pre4milimary results (35%) it looks as if this batch is very clean.

The IBM System Storage™ TS1040 (machine type 3588, Model F4A) is designed to be installed in an IBM System Storage TS3500 Tape Library (machine type 3584) to offer high capacity and performance for the midrange open systems environment.

This model incorporates the new Linear Tape-Open (LTO) IBM Ultrium 4 Tape Drive, with enhanced maximum tape drive throughput over the IBM LTO generation 3 Tape Drive (Ultrium 3).

It has a native data transfer of up to 120 MB/sec., and supports a 800 GB Data Cartridge.

The TS1040 doubles the maximum tape cartridge capacity providing up to 800 GB native physical capacity (1,600 GB with 2:1 compression).

IBM Ultrium 4 Tape Drives can read and write LTO Ultrium 3 Data Cartridges and read LTO Ultrium 2 Data Cartridges.

Lastly the TS1040 has a 4-Gbps Fibre Channel interface for connection to a wide spectrum of open system servers.

 

IBM 3592 Tape Cartridges are designed to work with the first-generation IBM TotalStorage Enterprise Tape Drive 3592 Model J1A (3592 J1A tape drive) and the second-generation IBM System Storage TS1120 Tape Drive (TS1120 Tape Drive).

Cartridges are available in three lengths and in either re-writeable or Write Once, Read Many (WORM) formats.

The short length 3592 JJ/JR cartridges provide rapid access to data and the standard length 3592 JA/JW cartridges provide high capacity.

The 3592 Extended Data JB and Extended WORM JX 700GB high capacity cartridges support TS1120 tape drives only.

Rewritable cartridges The first-generation 3592 J1A tape drive can initialize short length JJ cartridges to 60GB and initialize

Services Available:

Secure Data Eradication

Media Degaussing

Call (800) 663-5523 for more information.

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Degaussing is a process that reverses the polarity of the magnetic particles. This process erases data and servo tracks, in the event the tapes being erased use servo track technology. Media products such as 3480, 3490e, DLT, SDLT can be degaussed and the media reused. However, 3590, LTO, 9840 and 9940 cartridges cannot be degaussed without destroying the servo track(s). For these media types Recertification requires data destruction using modern methods which do not destroy the servo tracks.

 To Lean More – Contact Sunstar Company, Inc  sales at (310) 330-2900

Oracle Corp

Oracle has released the StorageTek T10000D enterprise tape drive with 8.5 TB of native capacity and a data transfer rate of 252 MB/s. It is backward read compatible for the three previous generations of this product.

It has 54 percent more capacity per cartridge compared to the previous generation. The company touts it as the first tape drive with support for both 16 Gb/s Fibre Channel (FC) and 10 Gb/s Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE). Users can drag-and-drop multiple tape volumes onto a single StorageTek T10000D cartridge.

“Oracle’s new StorageTek T10000D tape drive is the fastest and highest capacity drive available,” said James Cates, Vice President, Hardware Development, Oracle. “Customers can use it to accelerate massive consolidation of long-term archives, improve data center efficiency, and lower TCO.”

IBM

IBM has released the TS1150 enterprise drive with a native data rate of 360 MB/sec, up about 50% from the previous version (TS1140). It has a capacity of 10 TB per cartridge.

The company has also been busy with the release of LTFS LE version 2.1.4 (Linear Tape File System) which now supports non-IBM tape libraries. And IBM has been working with Quantum and HP on the future of tape with a roadmap they plan to extend to Linear Tape Open (LTO) generations 9, 10 and beyond.

The guidelines these companies have come up with plan to achieve compressed capacities of 62.5 TB for LTO-9 and 120 TB for generation LTO-10. They also plan to push the envelope with compressed transfer rates reaching as high as 2,750 MB/second for LTO-10.

HP

HP has released StoreOpen Automation to simplify the process of using Linear Tape File System (LTFS). LTFS makes tape file-based and easier to use. In addition, it lets users use standard file operations on tape media for actions such as accessing, managing and sharing files. This is done using an interface that behaves similarly to a hard disk. The latest release extends its support to Windows. Previously it was available for Mac and Linux.  This extends LTFS functionality by presenting a tape library and its cartridges as a collection of folders.

Fujifilm Recording Media USA

Fujifilm may not be the first name on anyone’s lips when they think of storage media. Yet the company had made over 100 million Linear Tape Open (LTO) Ultrium data cartridges (53 exabytes) since they were released at the turn of the millennium.

Fujifilm also demonstrated data density levels of 85.9 Gb/in2 on linear magnetic tape using Fujifilm’s NanoCubic and Barium Ferrite particle technologies. This is part of the overall tape roadmap to continue to make it possible to product bigger and bigger LTO cartridges.

“This equates to a standard LTO cartridge capable of storing 154 terabytes of uncompressed data,” said Peter Faulhaber, President of FUJIFILM Recording Media U.S.A. “Together with IBM, we have been able to create the basis for extraordinary data density on tape that is fast, cost effective and energy efficient.”

Crossroads 

Crossroads partners with FujiFilm to provide the StrongBox, which has the aim of making tape as simple to use as disk. StrongBox is said to provide the economics of tape with speed and simplicity of disk.

“We call this Capacity Defined Storage, using the right amount of disk/SSD with the right amount of tape,” said David Cerf, Executive Vice President of Strategy & Business Development, Crossroads. “StrongBox has user defined policies to intelligently deliver capacity optimized storage for unstructured data to ensure optimized performance at the lowest cost per gigabyte.

Quantum

Quantum has introduced StorNext PRO Production. It delivers production, review, archive and LTFS sharing in one system, and is said to offer high capacity and performance.

“This solution integrates Quantum tape technology as part of customer workflows for video content production and archiving,” said Eric Bassier, Senior Director, Product Management, Quantum. “This is a great example of a market where the use of tape is not declining – in fact it is growing.”

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BACKUP, ARCHIVING, INSTANT RECOVERY & DISASTER RECOVERY

All-in-One Backup Appliance:                                                              Call (800) 663-5523 FREE for a Quote or Additional Information

Purpose-built physical backup appliances for enterprise-class virtual, deep virtual, physical protection, and unified computer protection.

Companies are facing unrelenting data growth, increased server virtualization, and new silos of high performance physical server applications. This data growth places demands on business such as aggressive Recovery Point Objectives (RPO), Recovery Time Objectives (RTO) and Service Level Agreements (SLAs).

The good news is that Unitrends Recovery 714S, perfect for small to medium-sized businesses are well suited pose-built to meet these challenges.

1U Form factor unit, supporting  byte- level deduplication, enhanced AES-NI encryption and 128 GB of tiered cache Solid State Disk for improved backup performance, fast restore and recovery.

Recovery 714S

The Recovery-714S supports 8 TB of raw storage capacity organized in a RAID-10 configuration with hot-swap user-replaceable drives, comprehensive data protection and recovery and cloud-empowered disaster recovery and business continuity for comprehensive recovery assurance.

One of our client has a number of these Unitrends Appliances in locations around the USA and world. These appliances are backing up all their data and in many instances replicating to another branch office. In 2014, the Head Office for this client was left with no alternative but to restore all their data from their appliance due to corruption by a virus. The process was seemless and in a mere 4 hours all the data was restored.

Many Thanks

www.sunstarco.com

 

 

 

All Oracle StorageTek LTO Tape Drives are library specific, requiring firmware and the appropriate tray for your Oracle / Sun / StorageTek Tape Library,

LTO4 for SL8500 Tape Library

 

In addition it is best to match drives, this is preferred by Oracle. Please indicate of you prefer IBM or HP Drives.

  Contact us online or call us at (800) 663-5523 or (310) 330-2900 for a quote!

 

Oracle’s StorageTek LTO tape drives provide fast data transfer, high capacity, and energy savings for midrange tape automation environments, and enable you to meet stringent regulatory requirements.

We have hundreds of STK branded drives in our warehouse, ready to ship with warranty.

We stock HP and IBM StorageTek conversion kits along with the following tape drives.

STK LTO6, STK LTO5, STK LTO 4, STK LTO3 and STK LTO2 Drives.

Sunstar Company’s Web Site Has Been Refreshed!

Today we added additional content for our customers that have a need for additional hardware and or software that traditionally would be purchased at a higher cost.

PURCHASE ONLINE

Sometimes there is no need to engage with your Sunstar representative when you know exactly what you want and your cost is displayed immediately.

Simply, find what you need, add the item(s) to the shopping cart and in no time you will receive an email stating that your purchase order has shipped!

This go-to source for our customers should save time and certainly dollars for all our clients.

ComputersStoragePrintersSoftwareNetworksComponents …..

Manufacturers: 

3M

ABBYY

Absolute software

Acer

Acronis

Allied Telesis

Antec

APC

Apple

ASUS

Aten

Autodesk

Axiom

Axis

Belkin

Bretford

Brocade

Brother

Buffalo

CA

CablesToGo

Canon

Check Point

Check Point Software

Chief

Cisco

CMS

Comtrol

Corel

CyberPower

Dell

Dialogic

Digi

Draper

Dymo

Eaton

EMC

Emulex

Enterasys

Epson

Ergotron

Extreme Networks

Fellowes

FileMaker

Fortinet

Fujitsu

Griffin

Hitachi

HP

IBM

Imation

Infocus

Intel

iogear

iomega

Ipswitch

Kaspersky Lab

Kensington

Kingston

Kodak

Kofax

Konica Minolta

LaCie

Lantronix

Lenovo

Lexar

Lexmark

LG Electronics

Lifesize

Logitech

Maxell

McAfee

Microsoft

Mitel

Motion

NEC

Netgear

Novell

Nuance

OKI

Olympus

Open Text

Optoma

Oracle

Parallels

Peerless

Philips

Planar

Plantronics

PNY

Premier Mounts

Promise Technology

QLogic

Quantum

Raritan

Red Hat

Rhinotek

Ricoh

Samsonite

Samsung

SAP

Sharp

SIIG

Solarwinds

SonicWALL

Sony

StarTech.com

Supermicro

Symantec

Tandberg Data

Targus

Toshiba

Toshiba Tec

Transition Networks

Trend Micro

Trendnet

Tripp-Lite

US Robotics

Vasco

Verbatim

Viewsonic

Visioneer

VMWare

Wasp

WatchGuard

Western Digital

Wyse

Xerox

Zoom

ZyXEL

 


 

 

StorageTek LTO Tape Drives

The LTO3 Tape Drive  (aka Ultrium4) is available in both the full height and half height form factor.

Standalone, Table Top and Library Drives

Available from Sunstar Company, Inc, – Reconditioned with warranty and we have New units in inventory.

We Repair Your Non Working Drives, with Warranty  – Fast Turnaround

Please contact us here at Sunstar Company, online or call (800) 663-5523

Native Capacity 800GB

Connectivity Options: Fibre, SAS and iSCSI

Manufacturers: IBM, HP, Quantum and Tandberg

Media

For Sale: New and used media available.

For Purchase: We purchase used and unused media

Do you have a need for a replacement IBM 3590 Tape Drive?

It’s Official – IBM No longer Supports 3590 Tape Drives.

Sunstar Company Repairs 3590 Tape Drives (all models)

Look no further, we have refurbished units ready to ship today. These drives ship with warranty, you determine the length.

Call the sales team, Sunstar Company, Inc. (800) 663-5523 for a quote.

Models that we stock:

IBM 3590-E1A

IBM 3590-E11

IBM 3590-H1A

IBM 3590-H11

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BACKUP, ARCHIVING, INSTANT RECOVERY & DISASTER RECOVERY

All-in-One Backup Appliance:

Purpose-built physical backup appliances for enterprise-class virtual, deep virtual, physical protection, and unified computer protection.

No need to backup to tape, simply backup to disk, no software required; includes Bear Metal Restore!

Option: Replicate data either to a second unit to to the cloud

Recovery 824S  Unitrends Recovery 936S

  • 73TB of Storage capacity (raw) organized in a RAID-1/ RAID-60 configuration with hot-swap user-replaceable drives
  • 40TB Backup Capacity
  • Data Protection and Recovery and cloud-empowered disaster recovery and business continuity for comprehensive recovery assurance.
  • Supports byte- level deduplication, hardware enhanced AES-NI encryption
  • 480GB of Tiered cache SSD for improved backup performance, fast restore and recover all in 3U.

Call us at Sunstar Company for a quote and additional information: (800) 663-5523

Additional Models available: Smaller and large needs

Recovery Series Models (2015) 201 602 603 713S 714S 814S 823S 824S 933S 943S
Backup Capacity (TB) .6 1.2 1.6 3.2 5 8 13 16 20 50

Drives have moving parts and occasionally they give in.

Repairing your IBM 3592 E06 tape drive (IBM TS1130)  is cost effective. We will make arrangements for the drive to be shipped to our facility where a trained factory engineer will determine where the fault lies and you will be informed promptly as to what needs to be done and what the cost will be.

Sunstar Company can repair your drive(s)

Please call (800) 663-5523 for a quote.

All drives are shipped with warranty (up to 1 year)

Fast turn around.

 

Businesses and organizations are recognizing the value of active archives in addressing their overall long-term storage needs.

Here’s a look at what’s to come according to some of the industry’s top storage experts:

Advanced Data Tape Will Carry More of the Storage Load
With all th innovation occurring in the tape market, the pieces are in place for tape solutions to expand their presence in the data center and carry more of the storage load in 2015. The timing could not be better as users struggle with increasing data loads and limited budgets. Innovations like LTFS, barium ferrite, tape NAS, Flape (flash + tape), tape in the cloud, high capacity formats and extended roadmaps are coming together to provide solutions for data protection and active archiving.

There Will Be Increased Adoption of Storage Tiers
The need for large-scale data capacity is driving the implementation of an increasing number of tiers of storage across a growing number of organizations. There will be an increase in tier 0 with a tidal wave of flash adoption for the fastest form of storage as well as a multi-tier approach to long-term data, with the rapid adoption of public cloud and an anticipated swift increase in private cloud creation. Combinations of flash, disk and tape are being used in both public and private clouds to meet custom requirements. An increasingly complex storage environment will become the norm, with specific data being placed on specific storage technologies for specific periods of time with automated ‘data fluidity’ systems controlling the life-cycle process.

Greater Intelligence Between Applications and Storage 
Will Simplify Active Archive Deployments
Applications that can be integrated with storage will improve overall storage management by removing complexity and helping organizations to better utilize active archive solutions. Solutions will use intelligence to deliver the right storage to meet application performance while driving efficiencies that help keep storage costs within targeted budget requirements.

There Will Be a Move to Object Storage as an Archive
There is a movement in the industry towards object storage as an archive. Object storage is attractive for several reasons: 1) it is massively scalable; 2) it is cost effective; and 3) it is able to also act as a cloud infrastructure for collaboration. The trend is being accelerated because there are many ways to access an object based archive these days, including NFS, CIFS, mobile OSs.

As the demand for more cost-effective, long-term storage options continues, active archives will proliferate.

Sample of Archive Solutions recommended by Sunstar Company, Inc

  • Nexsan : The Nexsan Assureon™ is an archive system that is ideal for primary storage optimization, regulatory and corporate compliance, and the secure, long-term retention of files. Assureon offloads data from primary storage to free up space for active data and greatly reduces the size, cost and complexity of backups.
  • StrongBox from Crossroads: A network-attached storage (NAS) appliance that is purpose-built to provide online data access, massive scalability, and reliable protection for unstructured, fixed data. Lowest TCO.

  • SpectraLogic : Large-scale, long-term storage and archive solutions utilizing automated tape libraries and disk systems will protect your data efficiently and securely.

  • Unitrends : Unitrends D2D2x (Disk-to-Disk-to-Any) offerings include the ability to archive and perform disaster recovery from disk, tape, NAS, SAN and cloud.

  • dternity:  Dternity is Fujifilm’s new deep storage solution. Dternity, a truly holistic approach to archiving, lives inside your pre-existing systems to provide a simplified and streamlined data storage experience. Dternity’s ease-of-use and empowered workflow allow organizations to focus on managing their data, as opposed to becoming encumbered by it. Dternity provides both on-site and online peace of mind for the preservation and protection of your data.

To learn more – contact Sunstar Company sales at (800) 663-5523

 

Standalone and Library LTO4 Tape Drives Repaired Promptly with Warranty

Sunstar Company repairs your defective HP, IBM, Quantum and Tandberg LTO4 Tape Drives

We have spare parts and a significant inventory of replacement drives in stock should you require a replacement drive immediately.

Specifications

Native Capacity: 800GB

Compressed Capacity: 1.6TB (assuming 2:1)

Buffer Size: 128MB

Please call (800) 663-5523 for a Quote

Performance
Native data transfer rate
  • 120 MB/s with LTO-4 media
  • 80 MB/s with LTO-3 media
  • 35.6 MB/s with LTO-2 media
Data transfer rate, compressed (assumes 2:1 data compression)
  • 240 MB/s with LTO-4 media
  • 160 MB/s with LTO-3 media
  • 71.2 MB/s with LTO-2 media
Burst transfer rate
320 MB/s (Ultra320 SCSI)
Data rate matching range
40 – 120 MB/s
Data access time (from BOT)
  • 46 s (LTO-2 media)
  • 52 s (LTO-3 media)
  • 62 s (LTO-4 media)
Rewind time from EOT
  • < 124 s for LTO-4 media
  • < 102 s for LTO-3 media
  • < 92 s for LTO-2 media
Rewind tape speed
7 m/s for (LTO-3 and LTO-2 media)
Average load time
< 19 s (Rewriteable), 22 s (WORM-initialized)
Average unload time
< 19 s (Rewriteable), 22 s (WORM-initialized)
Security
Encryption
AES 256-bit
WORM media support
LTO-4 media

Do you have a defection Quantum Super DLT Tape Drive that needs to get Repaired?

We at Sunstar Company, Inc repair all the models listed below. Many of these drives have been discontinued for years, however we have spare parts and in some cases replacement drives ready to ship.

Sunstar Company repairs all tape drives. Standalone or library drives are repaired, tested and shipped with warranty:

Please call us at (800) 663-5523 or  contact us online for a quote. All our drives ship with a warranty.
Drive Capacity (GB) Interface Data Rate (MB/s)
DLT8000 40 Fast/Wide SCSI-2 6
SDLT 220 110 Ultra-2-Wide SCSI 11
SDLT 320 160 Ultra-2-Wide SCSI 16
SDLT 600 300 Ultra-160 SCSI/FC 2Gb 36
SDLT 600A 300 GbE (FTP, HTTP) 36
DLT-S4 800 Ultra-320 SCSI/FC 4Gb/SAS 60
DLT-S4A 800 GbE (FTP, HTTP) 60

Sunstar Company Repairs All Tape Drives.

Please call us at (800) 663-5523 or  contact us online for a quote

We repair all All repairs carry a minimum of 180 day warranty. (Warranty can be extended to 12 months). Our Factory Trained Technicians repair Standalone and Library Drives. It is important to note that all drives are tested and shipped with warranty. The standard turn around time is usually 3 to 5 business days on most repairs, however this can be expedited should you wish. (We offer expedited service, the following business day with a priority shipping service.

Yes it is true, we repair tape libraries and autloaders, all formats with a 100% Satisfaction guarantee. Advanced Exchange is an option, assuming that we have the exact match drive in our inventory.

I think it is fair to say that we do have a focus, certainly the most common drives in the market. We support all manufacturers

LTO Tape Drives: Standalone and Library Drives

  • LTO – LTO6, LTO5, LTO4, LTO3, LTO2

IBM Enterprise Drives

  • 3592: 3592-E05, 3592 E06, 3592-E07
  • TS1120, TS1130, TS1140

StorageTek Drives:

  • T10000, T9940, T9840

Older Legacy Drives

  • 3590, 3490e, 3490, 3480, 9 Track .

For additional Information and a Quote, please do call (800) 663-5523

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Refurbished, IBM 3590 Tape Drives are available from Sunstar Company in a variety of models. Our complete tape drive sub-systems includes; software, cables & SCSI controller suited for your platform. 3590 Tape Drives read and write to 128, 256 and 384 Tracks

  • Traditionally the 3590E model E1A is for use in IBM 3494 Automated Tape Library.
  • IBM’s 3590 E1A  brings diversity in that its controllers can be configured for stand-alone frames, racks, or automated library solutions. The IBM 3590 E1A can be used with a SCSI host interface or Fiber Channel interface of selected IBM and non-IBM midrange and open systems as well as with ESCON channels on S/390 systems through a Magstar 3590 controller.
  • The 3590E model E11 is a rack-mounted tape drive with an automatic cartridge facility (ACF). The 10 cartridge ACF allows the drives to be used as a mini-library with access up to 600 GB (with 3:1 compression). The E11 can be easily converted to an E1A for use in a fully automated library system.

Call (800) 663-5523 for a Quote or contact us online

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Unitrends is making waves again.

Yesterday they announced the release of the 3rd generation, all-in-one integrated appliance models

New to these models:

  1. Faster CPU clock speeds
  2. AES-NI hardware encryption
  3. Increased I/O bandwidth
  4. Scales from 1TB to 97TB of raw storage
  5. 8GB to 256GB Memory in an appliance
  6. 2 to 16 CPU Cores in an appliance.

Solid State Drives (SSD) have been integrated into many of the appliances. These solid-state drives (SSDs) perform as a 2nd-layer of read cache.

When more backups are processed and replicated, data is cached in SSD cache, speeding up read requests and increasing data I/O.

Word is that the SSDs yield a 300% improvement in backup RPO.by allowing more data to be protected per day, all while improving recovery times by 125%

Now we at Sunstar Company, Inc. have sold a bunch of the previous generation of appliances. My clients testimonials says it true. The Recovery Appliances work and have saved some of my clients major headaches.

I suspect that the new Recovery Series will be even a greater hit, better performance coupled with larger capacity will certainly bring about more sales.

Please do reach out to us by calling (800) 663-5523 or receive a quote or learn more about Unitrend’s new 3rd generation of recovery appliances.

 

 

 

Sunstar Company has the following StorageTek Tape Drives ready to ship. All drives come with a warranty.

We offer exchange, advance ship, repair services and more!

To learn more contact us: Call (800) 663-5523 or (310) 330-2900 online

StorageTek speed- and capacity-optimized tape storage drives enable robust data protection, energy efficiency, and fast data transfer. 

Current Drives

 T10000 Drives

 
 

StorageTek T10000D Tape Drive   ►8.5 TB (uncompressed) capacity – 252MB/s Data Rate

StorageTek T10000C Tape Drive   ►5.5 TB (uncompressed) capacity – 240MB/s Data Rate

LTO Drives

 

 

StorageTek LTO Tape Drives         ► (STK LTO5 and LTO6 – include conversion kit) 

 Legacy Drives

T10000 Drives 

 

StorageTek T10000B Tape Drive  ► 1TB (uncompressed) capacity – 120MB/s Data Rate

StorageTek T10000 Tape Drive    ► 500GB (uncompressed) capacity – 120MB/s Data Rate

LTO Drives 

 

StorageTek LTO Tape Drives        ► (STK LTO2, LTO3, LTO4, LTO5 – include conversion kit) 

T9840 Drives 

 

StorageTek T9840D Tape Drive   ►75GB (uncompressed) capacity – 30MB/s Data Rate

StorageTek T9840C Tape Drive   ►40GB (uncompressed) capacity – 30MB/s Data Rate

StorageTek T9840B Tape Drive   ►20GB (uncompressed) capacity – 10MB/s Data Rate

StorageTek T9840A Tape Drive   ►20GB (uncompressed) capacity – 10MB/s Data Rate

T9940 Drives

 

 

StorageTek T9940B Tape Drive    ►200GB (uncompressed) capacity – 30MB/s Data Rate

StorageTek T9940 Tape Drive      ►60GB (uncompressed) capacity – 10MB/s Data Rate

Offered in shrink-wrapped packages based on an integrated, scalable architecture, the Unitrends Appliances offer flexible deployment options and No Limits Licensing™, giving you maximum protection at the industry’s lowest TCO.

Supporting 100+ versions of computers, storage devices, operating systems, hypervisors and applications, work alone or in tandem with Unitrends Enterprise Backup virtual appliances, and can extend from on-premise to second site or cloud environments.

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BACKUP, ARCHIVING, INSTANT RECOVERY & DISASTER RECOVERY

All-in-One Backup Appliance:  

Purpose-built physical backup appliances for enterprise-class virtual, deep virtual, physical protection, and unified computer protection.

RC833 To learn more, call 800.663.5523 or contact us online at Sunstar Company, Inc

 
  RC-712
  RC-713
  RC-813
  RC-822
  RC-823
  RC-824
RC-833/
RC-863
  RC-943
Capacities
Raw Storage (TB)
4
6
9
13
19
25
31
97
Maximum Backup (TB)
2.4
3.2
6
9
13
16
20
50
 

 

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► IBM 3588-F3B Library LTO3 Tape Drive

 

► IBM 3588-F4A Library LTO4 Tape Drive

 

► IBM 3588-F5A Library LTO5 Tape Drive

 

► IBM 3588-F6A Library LTO6 Tape Drive

  Generation
 

LTO-1

LTO-2

LTO-3

LTO-4

LTO-5

LTO-6

Native data capacity 100 GB     200 GB     400 GB     800 GB     1.5 TB     2.5 TB    
Max uncompressed speed (MB/s)         ] 20 40 80 120 140 160

Refurbished and some new IBM LTO Tape Drives are available from Sunstar Company, Inc.

Call 800.663.5523

We also repair defective tape drives!

Available from Sunstar Compnay, Inc.

3590

The IBM Magstar 3590 models B11 and E11 are rack-mounted tape drives with an Automatic Cartridge Facility (ACF). The 10 cartridge ACF allows the drives  to be used as a mini-library with access to up to 1.2TB* of data. The Magstar 3590 B11/ E11 can be converted to a B1A / E1A for use in a fully automated library system

High-performance, high-reliability tape storage with extended media support and attachment support for SCSI and Ultra SCSI systems
  • Attaches to IBM AS/400*, RS/6000*, Hewlett-Packard, Sun Microsystems, and other SCSI systems; Intel**-based systems running Windows NT**; and Windows 2000; and IBM S/390* systems.
    Offers the choice of an Ultra SCSI interface for a maximum instantaneous data rate of 42 MB/sec or native Fibre Channel attachment for a maximum instantaneous data rate of up to 100 MB/sec.
    Features an uncompressed drive rate of up to 14 MB/sec to dramatically reduce backup and recovery times.
    Provides rapid access to data (5 meters/sec high-speed search)
    Includes a 10-cartridge Automated Cartridge Facility (ACF) that functions as a mini-library with random access to up to 1.2 TB of data (compressed) for the Magstar* 3590 Model B11 and E11
    Uses Magstar* 3590 E model extended length tape cartridges that can contain up to 120 GB of data (3:1 compression)

For additional information, call 800.663.5523. We at Sunstar Company maintain an inventory of these drives, ready to ship with warranty!

Magstar 3590 does not require scheduled preventive maintenance. IBM customer engineers use a built-in subsystem panel to perform service functions.

The Magstar 3590 is available in several configurations for Ultra SCSI and Fibre Channel attachment:

  • The Magstar 3590 Models B11 and E11 are rack-mounted and incorporate a 10-cartridge ACF for high-capacity unattended operation. The Models B11 and E11 can be converted to Models B1A or E1A.

  • The Magstar 3590 Models B1A and E1A have no ACF and are designed to be incorporated into the Magstar 3494 tape library.

  • The Magstar Model C12 frame with one to four Model B1A or E1A Tape Drives provides attachment to the StorageTek 4410 and 9310 ACS.

Media preservation is the method by which we record, store, and preserve media over time. Stored media includes everything from written words to audio to photos to computer instructions to documents, software, and more. The various types of media are stored on everything from books to a hard drive all the way to video game cartridges. 

The truth about data storage is that no medium for data storage will last forever, and most of them are replaced by a new storage method before long. But just how long will your favorite storage method last? How long do you have before you need to copy the information over to a new form?

Because a manufacturer claims a media device will last a certain amount of time doesn’t mean it will, it just means it can. Lifespan depends on everything from environmental factors to usage rates to component quality and manufacturing.

The only true way to protect data is to have multiple copies of everything, and the best way to do that is to invest in a good backup solution.

Magnetic tape can either lose data by losing its magnetic charge (any magnetically charged storage medium will eventually lose its magnetic charge and subsequently its data), or when the layers of the tape start to separate.

Manufacturers claim that tape can last up to thirty years, which can make it a useful medium for archiving. The problem with that number is that magnetic tapes will only last that long under absolutely optimum environmental conditions, meaning they need to be kept in a place where both humidity and temperatures are stable. A more realistic lifespan for magnetic tape is about ten to twenty years, although they are more susceptible to wear and tear if used frequently.

Sunstar Company, Inc

Sunstar Company, Inc. repairs tape drives and tape libraries.

Our clients often assume that a drive is defective, sometimes this is not the case.

Prior to shipping the “defective” drive to our repair center consider that there could be an issue with the media or perhaps the tape heads need to be cleaned.

  • Tapes: Tape drive manufacturers specify which brands and lengths are compatible with their data storage equipment. You should always check your tape drive’s documentation for full compatibility, since unapproved tape brand or type can consistently fail. It is also important to only use tapes of the proper length since some tape drives can use various lengths but others can’t. Tapes can vary in thickness, tension, and particle density and tape drives are designed to properly handle those differences without causing damage to themselves or the tapes.

Cleaning cartridges: You should regularly clean your tape drives by using cleaning cartridges, which not only clean the tape drive head, but also the full tape path. Cleaning will prevent both read/write and tape positioning problems. Use only the manufacturer’s recommended cleaning tapes and follow the instructions. Some cleaning cartridges are only good for a certain number of uses. If used more than specified, they will reach their end and not perform any cleaning. Most manufacturers recommend cleaning the tape drives every 25 to 30 hours of use, as well as after using a new tape for the first time.

Tape drives: Just because a tape drive is new does not mean its heads are clean, so while head cleaning on a new drive is not necessary, it also can’t hurt. If a tape drive was not cleaned according to the manufacturer’s recommendations, there could be build-up on the heads and a cleaning tape won’t be able to remove it. Such build-up, or a drive hardware failure, can cause media errors. If the same errors occur after trying new tapes and cleaning the drive, it needs servicing. You could also try performing the same backup using a different software program

Please call us at (800) 663-5523 or  contact us online for a quote and RMA No.

Available from Sunstar Company, Inc.

Reconditioned Tandberg Data LTO4 tape drives.

Models:

7202, 7200 and 7203

3501, 3503, 35304 and 3505

Call us for a quote: 800.663.5523

Drives ship with warranty!

Ready to ship from Sunstar Company, Inc

 HP LTO4 Drives for your existing tape library

HP Library Drives

 

 

 

EH860A StorageWorks LTO4 1840

SAS – 3Gb/Sec

Full-Height

Internal Tape Drive

EH861A StorageWorks LTO4 1840

SAS – 3Gb/Sec

Full-Height

External Tape Drive

EH853A StorageWorks LTO4 1840

SCSI LVD, Ultra320

Full-Height

Internal Tape Drive

EH854A StorageWorks LTO4 1840

SCSI LVD, Ultra320

Full-Height

External Tape Drive

HP Internal and External Drives                  

 

 

 

StorageWorks LTO4 1760

SAS – 3Gb/Sec

Half-Height

Internal Tape Drive

StorageWorks LTO4 1760

SAS – 3Gb/Sec

Half-Height

External Tape Drive

StorageWorks LTO4 1760

SCSI LVD, Ultra320

Half-Height

Internal Tape Drive

StorageWorks LTO4 1760

SCSI LVD, Ultra320

Half-Height

External Tape Drive

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ships with warranty. 

Call 800.663.5523 for additional information

  • Data storage is too expensive and exceeds current budget
  • Fixed content is still being backed up
  • Archival data requires online file access
  • Unstructured data management is too complex
  • Disaster Recovery (DR) – second copy and/or off-site copy, compliance/regulatory requirements

 The Solution

  • StrongBox is a NAS appliance designed for unstructured data
  • StrongBox is primary storage with built-in data protection or an active archive that maximizes ROI
  •           Storage Mode: Online/Near-line – Data is online and available, always protected on tape, no 3rd party applications or backup required
  •           Archive Mode: Disk performance with the economics of tape; data is protected and always accessible
  • StrongBox’s intelligent storage management delivers performance while balancing storage costs to ensure the maximum ROI
  • Supports any external SAS/FC disk for expanded capacity
  • Supports all major library vendors (LTO 5/6 and plus IBM 1140/1150 drives)
  • Non-proprietary: tapes can be read with any LTFS-ready drive, no vendor lock-in

Available from Sunstar Company. To learn more about archiving technology, please call (310) 330-2900 or contact us online

Digital Imaging continues to drive up demand for storage capacity.

Three reasons:

High Definition (HD) cameras produce denser images

Data Retention polices require longer term storage of images and video

Data Replication – multiplies images as business seek to protect valuable archives.

As archives grow, storage performance must keep pace so that valuable files are accessible at all times. more

Contact us at Sunstar Company, Inc. to learn more. (800) 663-5523 or (310) 330-2900

TS1150

 

IBM TS1150 Model E08 (3592-E08) is the fifth generation of the highly successful IBM 3592 enterprise tape drive and is designed to provide higher levels of performance, reliability, and cartridge capacity than the TS1140 Model E07 tape drive. The TS1150 has a high-technology, 32-channel GMR head design to deliver a native data rate performance of up to 360 MB/sec versus the 250 MB/sec data rate of the TS1140. TS1150 tape drives have dual-port 8 Gbps Fibre Channel interfaces for Fibre Channel attachment to host systems or a switched fabric environment.

The 3592 tape drives deliver the following performance, capacity, and availability features:

  • N+1 power supplies
  • Speed matching
  • High resolution tape directory
  • Channel calibration and dynamic adaptive equalization
  • Recursive accumulating backhitchless flush
  • Backhitchless backspace
  • Capacity scaling
  • WORM
  • Capacity-based and position-based LEOT reporting
  • Enhanced format for recording error-correction codes
  • Mechanical and electrical drive reliability
  • Data compression
  • Data buffer with read ahead feature
  • Offboard data string searching
  • Encryption

TS1150 Tape Drive (machine type 3592) is the fifth generation for the highly successful 3592 Tape Drive. It is designed for high-performance tape applications, including:

  • High-speed data-save operations where backup windows are critical and large amounts of data are archived to tape
  • Large-scale automated tape environments where performance and reliability are required
  • Large-scale mass data archive applications where massive amounts of data need to be quickly saved to tape for storage and later recalled, such as data warehousing, record management applications, and within the seismic industry

The TS1150  tape drive is available in a standalone tabletop enclosure with display

To learn more, contact sales at Sunstar Co. or call 800.663.5523

Reconditioned StorageTek LTO4 Tape Drives are available to ship from Sunstar Company, Inc.

Contact us online or call us at (800) 663-5523 or (310) 330-2900 for more information and a quote.

STK Libraries supported: SL8500, SL3000, L700, L700E, SL500, L180, L5500

Sample of some of the models that we ship.

7013970

STK StorageTek LTO4 IBM 4GB FC w/ tray for SL8500

7013975

STK StorageTek LTO4 IBM 4GB FC w/ tray for SL8500

7013975

IBM LTO4, FC, FRU, ASSY, L

7013976

IBM LTO4, FC, Iseries, FRU, ASSY

7014061

IBM LTO4, IBSC, FRU ASSY

7020567

STK StorageTek HP LTO4 4GB FC for SL8500

7020570

HP LTO4 4GB Fibre, FRU, ASSY

41988004

IBM LTO4, FC, FRU, ASSY, L

41988005

IBM LTO4, FC, FRU, ASSY, L

41988806

IBM LTO4, FC, FRU, ASSY, L

41988807

IBM LTO4, FC, FRU, ASSY, L

100051701

STK StorageTek LTO4 IBM 4GB FC with TX40 Tray for L700/E/L180

100051706

STK StorageTek LTO4 IBM 4GB FC with TX40 Tray for L700/E/L180

419888001

STK Storagetek IBM LTO4FC 4GB for SL500

419888002

STK StorageTek LTO4 IBM 4GB FC with TX40 Tray for L700/E/L180

419888003

STK StorageTek LTO4 IBM 4GB FC with TX40 Tray for L700/E/L180

419888004

STK StorageTek SUN LTO4 4GB FC Drive with L5500 Tray

419888004

IBM LTO4, FC, FRU, ASSY, L

419888006

STK Storagetek IBM LTO4FC 4GB for SL500

419888007

STK StorageTek LTO4 IBM 4GB FC w/ tray for SL8500

419888301

STK Storagetek IBM LTO4FC 4GB for SL500

419888704

IBM LTO4, FC, Iseries, FRU, ASSY

419888705

IBM LTO4, FC, Iseries, FRU, ASSY

419888706

IBM LTO4, FC, Iseries, FRU, ASSY

419888707

IBM LTO4, FC, Iseries, FRU, ASSY

419889304

STK Storagetek LTO4 FC HP 4GB for SL500 RoHS

419889305

STK Storagetek LTO4 FC HP 4GB for SL500 RoHS

419889306

STK Storagetek LTO4 FC HP 4GB for SL500 RoHS

419889306

HP LTO4 4GB Fibre, FRU, ASSY

419889308

STK StorageTek HP LTO4 4GB FC for SL8500

419889308

HP LTO4 4GB Fibre, FRU, ASSY

419889309

HP LTO4 4GB Fibre, FRU, ASSY

419889601

STK Storagetek LTO4 FC HP 4GB for SL500 RoHS

419932405

HP LTO4, SCSI, FRU ASSY

419932406

STK StorageTek LTO4 LVD SCSI for SL500

419932406

HP LTO4, SCSI, FRU ASSY (B48S) L

419932407

HP LTO4, SCSI, FRU ASSY (B57S) L

419932408

STK StorageTek LTO4 LVD SCSI for SL500

419932408

HP LTO4, SCSI, FRU ASSY

419932409

HP LTO4, SCSI, FRU ASSY (B5AS) L

419932501

STK StorageTek LTO4 LVD SCSI for SL500

419936405

IBM LTO4, IBSC, FRU ASSY

419936406

IBM LTO4, IBSC, FRU ASSY

419936407

IBM LTO4, IBSC, FRU ASSY

419936408

IBM LTO4, IBSC, FRU ASSY

419956201

STK StorageTek LTO4 HP 4GB Encryption Drive for SL500 RoHS

3127905030

STK StorageTek LTO4 IBM 4GB FC with TX40 Tray for L700/E/L180

3127905031

STK StorageTek LTO4 HP 4GB Drive with TX40 Tray for L180 L700 L700E

3127905120

STK StorageTek HP LTO4 4GB FC for SL8500

3127905172

STK Storagetek IBM LTO4FC 4GB for SL500

3127905173

STK Storagetek LTO4 FC HP 4GB for SL500 RoHS

3127905174

STK StorageTek LTO4 LVD SCSI for SL500

3127905302

STK StorageTek SUN LTO4 4GB FC Drive with L5500 Tray

3127905403

STK Storagetek HP LTO4 FC w/tray for SL3000

3127905404

STK Storagetek HP LTO4 FC w/tray for SL3000

003-4411-01

STK Storagetek IBM LTO4FC 4GB for SL500

003-4412-01

STK StorageTek LTO4 IBM 4GB FC with TX40 Tray for L700/E/L180

003-4413-01

STK StorageTek LTO4 IBM 4GB FC w/ tray for SL8500

003-4414-01

STK StorageTek SUN LTO4 4GB FC Drive with L5500 Tray

003-4454-01

STK StorageTek LTO4 IBM 4GB FC w/ tray for SL8500

003-4460-04

STK Storagetek LTO4 FC HP 4GB for SL500 RoHS

003-4593-01

STK StorageTek LTO4 HP 4GB Drive with TX40 Tray for L180 L700 L700E

003-4594-01

STK StorageTek LTO4 HP LVD SCSI for L700

003-4595-01

STK StorageTek HP LTO4 4GB FC for SL8500

003-4596-01

STK Storagetek LTO4 FC HP 4GB for SL500 RoHS

003-4597-01

STK StorageTek LTO4 LVD SCSI for SL500

003-5028-01

STK Storagetek HP LTO4 FC w/tray for SL3000

003-5029-01

STK StorageTek HP LTO4 4GB FC for SL8500 w/Dione Encryption Card

003-5039-01

STK Storagetek HP LTO4 FC w/tray for SL3000

003-5055-01

STK Storagetek LTO4 FC IBM w tray for SL3000

4198893-05

STK StorageTek LTO4 HP 4GB Drive with TX40 Tray for L180 L700 L700E

95P4915

STK StorageTek LTO4 IBM 4GB FC with TX40 Tray for L700/E/L180

BRSLA-0601-DC

STK Storagetek LTO4 FC HP 4GB for SL500 RoHS

LTO4E-HP4FC-SL3000Z

STKL Storagetek LTO4 HP FC ENC w tray for SL3000

LTO4E-HP4FC-SL3000Z/TRAY

STK Storagetek LTO4 HP FC ENC Tray Only

LTO4E-HP4FC-SL500Z

STK StorageTek LTO4 HP 4GB Encryption Drive for SL500 RoHS

LTO4E-HP4FC-SL500Z/TRAY

STK StorageTek LTO4 HP 4GB Encryption Drive for SL500 RoHS

LTO4E-HP4FC-SL85Z

STK StorageTek HP LTO4 4GB FC for SL8500 w/Dione Encryption Card

LTO4E-HP4FC-SL85Z/TRAY

STK Sun HP LTO4 Tray Only w/DiOne Encryption

LTO4-HP4FC/DRIVE

STK Storagetek HP LTO4 FC Drive Only

LTO4-HP4FC-L700Z

STK StorageTek LTO4 HP 4GB Drive with TX40 Tray for L180 L700 L700E

LTO4-HP4FC-L700Z/DRIVE

DRIVE ONLY – STK LTO4 HP 4GB Drive for L180 L700 L700E

LTO4-HP4FC-L700Z/TRAY

TRAY ONLY – STK LTO4 HP 4GB DRV w/ TX40 Tray for L180/L700/L700E

LTO4-HP4FC-L700ZC

STK Compatible LTO4 HP 4GB Drive with TX40 Tray L180 L700

LTO4-HP4FC-SL3000Z

STK Storagetek HP LTO4 FC w/tray for SL3000

LTO4-HP4FC-SL3000Z/DRIVE

DRIVE ONLY-STK Storagetek HP LTO4 FC w/tray for SL3000

LTO4-HP4FC-SL3000Z/TRAY

STK Storagetek HP LTO4FC Tray Only

LTO4-HP4FC-SL500Z

STK Storagetek LTO4 FC HP 4GB for SL500 RoHS

LTO4-HP4FC-SL500Z/DRIVE

DRIVE ONLY – STK LTO4 FC HP 4GB for SL500 RoHS

LTO4-HP4FC-SL500Z/TRAY

TRAY ONLY – STK Storagetek LTO4 FC HP 4GB for SL500 RoHS

LTO4-HP4FC-SL8500

STK StorageTek HP LTO4 4GB FC for SL8500

LTO4-HP4FC-SL8500/DRIVE

DRIVE ONLY – STK StorageTek LTO4 4GB FC for SL8500

LTO4-HP4FC-SL8500/ISSUES

STK StorageTek LTO4 4GB FC for SL8500

LTO4-HP4FC-SL8500/TRAY

TRAY ONLY – STK StorageTek LTO4 4GB FC for SL8500

LTO4-HP4FC-SL85Z

STK StorageTek HP LTO4 4GB FC for SL8500

LTO4-HPLVD-L700Z

STK StorageTek LTO4 HP LVD SCSI for L700

LTO4-HPLVD-SL500

STK StorageTek LTO4 LVD SCSI for SL500

LTO4-HPLVD-SL500/TRAY

STK StorageTek LTO4 LVD SCSI for SL500 Tray only

LTO4-IB4FC-L5500

STK StorageTek SUN LTO4 4GB FC Drive with L5500 Tray

LTO4-IB4FC-L5500/TRAY

STK StorageTek SUN LTO4 4GB FC Drive with L5500 Tray

LTO4-IB4FC-L700Z

STK StorageTek LTO4 IBM 4GB FC with TX40 Tray for L700/E/L180

LTO4-IB4FC-L700Z/DRIVE

DRIVE ONLY – STK StorageTek LTO4 IBM 4GB FC – TX40

LTO4-IB4FC-L700Z/TRAY

TRAY ONLY – STK LTO4 IBM 4GB FC WITH TX40 TRAY FOR L700/E/L180

LTO4-IB4FC-L700ZC

STK Compatible LTO4 IBM 4GB FC with TX40 Tray for L700/E/L180

LTO4-IB4FC-SL3000Z

STK Storagetek LTO4 FC IBM w tray for SL3000

LTO4-IB4FC-SL500

STK Storagetek IBM LTO4FC 4GB for SL500

LTO4-IB4FC-SL500/DRIVE

DRIVE ONLY-STK Storagetek IBM LTO4FC 4GB for SL500

LTO4-IB4FC-SL500/TRAY

TRAY ONLY – STK Storagetek IBM LTO4FC 4GB for SL500

LTO4-IB4FC-SL85

STK StorageTek LTO4 IBM 4GB FC w/ tray for SL8500

LTO4-IB4FC-SL85/DRIVE

DRIVE ONLY – STK StorageTek LTO4 IBM 4GB FC drive for SL8500

LTO4-IB4FC-SL85/TRAY

TRAY ONLY – STK StorageTek LTO4 IBM 4GB FC drive for SL8500

LTO4IBM4GBTX50

STK StorageTek LTO4 4GB FC with TX50 Tray Target Bezel

PD098-20701

STK StorageTek LTO4 HP 4GB Drive with TX40 Tray for L180 L700 L700E

PD098D#700

STK Storagetek LTO4 FC HP 4GB for SL500 RoHS

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Reconditioned IBM and HP LTO Tape Drives for your StorageTek Tape Library

Sunstar Company offers reconditioned StorageTek (STK) LTO Tape Drives for your STK Library.

Drives are often library specific. It is imperative that you speak with us prior to placing an order as each drive is library specific!

Drives come standard for the appropriate library with tray/sled and power supply.

Please call sales at Sunstar Company – (800) 663-5523 or (310) 330-2900 

LTFS (Linear Tape File System) is a file system specification that allows Linear Tape-Open (LTO) storage technology to be indexed.

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  • Easy and fast access to large files: 2.5 TB native capacity for a single LTO-6 tape
  • Drag and drop functionality
  • Appears as storage device to operating system
  • Enables standard applications to write and read to LTFS formatted tapes
  • Non-proprietary format provides investment protection for archive/long term storage

LTFS partitions LTO-5 or LTO-6 tapes into two segments called partitions. Partition 0 holds directory structures and pointers that let the tape drive quickly seek specific data from the tape; the data itself is stored in Partition 1. Applying a file system to a tape allows users to organize and search the contents of tape as they would on hard disk, improving access time for data stored on tape. LTFS makes it possible to drag and drop files to tape in the same way that files might be dragged and dropped to disk.

After a cartridge is loaded, the drive quickly reads the index and metadata partition on the tape without having to scan the entire tape. This allows for faster and more efficient access to the data stored on the tape.

 
Users can download software that enables the operating system to recognize LTFS.
 
Utilize the StrongBox from Crossroads, a network attached storage (NAS) appliance that is purpose-built to lower the costs of long-term storage and protection for unstructured, fixed content that works with tape libraries utilizing LTFS drives.
To learn more about LTFS, Contact sales at Sunstarco.com or call 310.330.2900; 800.663.5523

 

Oracle’s StorageTek T10000C delivers up to 252 MB/sec and 5 TB, native, making it ideal for data center operations with growing data volumes.

To get a formal quote: Contact us online or call 800.663.5523 or 310.330.2900

T10000C

  • High 5 TB capacity (uncompressed)
  • 25% more capacity than any other tape drive
  • Up to 252 MB/sec native (uncompressed)
  • Protects your investment with media reuse and broad compatibility
  • Enhances security and ensures data protection with encryption support
Feature
Benefit
5 TB native capacity, 5.5 TB with StorageTek Maximum Capacity
Maximize existing library footprint by gaining over 3x the storage capacity with fewer slots and cartridges over the competition
Up to 252 MB/sec native sustained data rate (uncompressed). 240 MB/sec full file host data rate (uncompressed)
50-70% faster performance dramatically reduces backup windows by 33% or more
Backward read compatible with StorageTek T10000A and T10000B tape drives
Optimize media investments by utilizing old and new media side by side
Large 2 GB buffer cache
Stream data to the cache to alleviate bottlenecks, improve streaming, and nearly eliminate starts, stops and back-hitching
Data integrity validation
CRC checks in the tape drive validate that no data was lost in transfer
Native FC and FICON compatibility
Connect natively to both open systems and mainframe.
StorageTek File Sync Accelerator and StorageTek Tape Application Accelerator
Reduces starts and stops, improving drive performance and reducing wear on the tape drive and media
StorageTek Tape Tiering Accelerator
Drive partitioning facilitates optimal placement of data on tape, such that most often accessed data is fastest to access
StorageTek In-Drive Reclaim Accelerator
Allows data to be written in gaps on a tape, minimizing reclaim activity and enabling data to be written over expired data

Sunstar Company has new and many reconditioned LTO4 drives ready to ship.

Manufacturers supported:

  • IBM. HP, Oracle StorageTek, Quantum and Tandberg

Drives for your existing tape library.(tray can be included)

Drives for your server

Stand alone / external drives

All drives ship with warranty, upon installation some of the larger companies will include the recently purchased drive with the existing warranty. 

Please call us at 800.663.5223 for pricing

Ready to ship from our warehouse.

Sold with warranty

StorageTek T9840D Tape Drive

StorageTek T9840C Tape Drive

StorageTek T9840B Tape Drive

StorageTek T9840A Tape Drive

Call Sunstar Company for pricing: 800.663.5523 or 310.330.2900

Available from Sunstar Company.

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Refurbished Oracle StorageTek (STK)  enterprise tape drives

Legacy

Call us for additional information: (800) 663-5523 or (310) 330-2900

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If your company’s IT needs have outgrown your current data storage systems, ISC can help you upgrade your equipment. We can also assist you in reconfiguring and re-deploying your old data storage equipment to be used in another company area or location if you’re not ready to decommission it just yet.

We can also assist with simple data storage equipment software, firmware and patch upgrades and installation. In this case, you must acquire the actual firmware and patches directly with the manufacturer or their authorized commercial channels.

Contact us for more information about our data storage equipment reconditioning, call 800.663.5523D.

Data storage equipment reconditioning is a cost-effective solution to extend the life of your out-of-warranty equipment.

On-site field engineers can evaluate the health of your tape library or disk drive array systems and perform the reconditioning as needed.
Contact us if you’d like more information about our data storage equipment reconditioning, call 800.663.5523D.

We understand that your data storage equipment maintenance needs sometimes go beyond depot repair, advance exchange and technical support over the phone. That’s why we also offer an extensive choice of on-site data storage services performed by professional Field Engineers, including:

3583    SL500    IBM 840

Decommissioning Removal & Destruction

When facing end-of-life decisions about your data storage equipment, you want to make sure your company meets all legal and environmental legislation requirements. You also want to ensure your sensitive data will be securely handled and destroyed.

We have successfully carried out the data storage decommissioning, removal and destruction of technical assets for many government and corporate clients, educational institutions and local authorities. We will take care of your entire IT asset decommissioning needs and responsibilities, including:

  • Performing full data wiping service of all hard disks on all data storage equipment
  • Accept full legal liabilities for all equipment upon receipt
  • Enabling compliance with the highest level of governmental, environmental and recycling legislation
Please contact us if you’d like to learn more about our decommissioning services or call 800.663.5523 

 

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THE ULTIMATE IN DATA SECURITY

Reduces storage costs and boosts user efficiency

Easy-to-manage and cloud-ready

Nexsan Assureon (2)  Arrow  Nexsan Assureon (2)

 

Cloud Connectivity

The Nexsan Assureon can be configured to allow multiple applications, departments or even companies to securely operate with complete separation.

Multi-tenancy features enable service providers to offer archive-as-a-service. This also allows large organizations to achieve strict separation of departments or projects.

An on premise Nexsan Assureon disk archive can replicate to a cloud-based archive service, which is powered by Nexsan Assureon.

The Nexsan Assureon® archive storage product is ideal for any organization seeking  to implement a regulatory and corporate compliant data archiving storage solution.

Imation’s Nexsan Assureon archive system is a complete, turn-key archiving solution for fixed content data like document archiving, email archiving, medical/PACS archiving and the general archiving of all unstructured data. Ideal for primary storage optimization, regulatory and corporate compliance, and the secure, long-term retention of files. Assureon offloads data from primary storage to free up space for active data and greatly reduces the size, cost and complexity of backups. Security features comply with corporate and governmental regulatory requirements including HIPAA, SOX and SEC-17. Stringent data integrity features like file-fingerprinting ensure the file you save is the file you will retrieve regardless of time. Assureon is easy to administer, operates transparently without disruption to users or applications and can reside on-premise, in the cloud, or both.

To learn more about the Nexsan Assureon please reach out to us at archive-integrity.com a Sunstar Company.

Call 800.663.5523

Need to read IBM Enterprise 3592 Media outside of your tape Library?

Traditionally these drives have been installed in either IBM or Spectra Logic tape libraries. Most commonly these IBM drives are installed in the IBM TS3500 and TS4500 tape libraries.

Working on a project – possibly reading or writing data offsite, small projects that require your data on this media and later to be injested into the library.

For LTFS users – The Dual Drive Rackmount configuration enables your data to be written to or read outside the datacenter for the first time.

3592 EO5 in Dual Rackmount 3592 EO5 in Dual Rackmount (Rear View)

TS1150 – 3592-E08 – tape drive available in a dual drive rackmount enclosure with display

TS1140   – 3592-E07  tape drive available in a dual drive rackmount enclosure with display

TS1130   – 3592-E06 tape drive available in a dual drive rackmount enclosure with display

TS1120   – 3592-E05  tape drive available in a dual drive rackmount enclosure with display

3592-J1A  tape drive available in a dual drive rackmount enclosure with display

To learn more, contact sales at Sunstar Co. or call 800.663.5523

Need to read IBM Enterprise 3592 Media outside of your tape Library?

Traditionally these drives have been installed in either IBM or Spectra Logic tape libraries. Most commonly these IBM drives are installed in the IBM TS3500 and TS4500 tape libraries.

Working on a project – possibly reading or writing data offsite, small projects that require your data on this media and later to be injested into the library.

For LTFS users – The TableTop configuration enables your data to be written to or read outside the datacenter for the first time.

3592 E05 in Stand Alone Tabletop Enclosure

TS1150 – 3592-E08 – tape drive available in a standalone tabletop enclosure with display

TS1140   – 3592-E07  tape drive available in a standalone tabletop enclosure with display

TS1130   – 3592-E06 tape drive available in a standalone tabletop enclosure with display

TS1120   – 3592-E05  tape drive available in a standalone tabletop enclosure with display

3592-J1A  tape drive available in a standalone tabletop enclosure with display

To learn more, contact sales at Sunstar Co. or call 800.663.5523

 

    

Fast, reliable back up and restoration of files and folders. All Unitrends appliances use disk-to-disk technology to provide greater speed and reliability than tape-based systems.

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Purpose-built physical backup appliances for enterprise-class virtual, deep virtual, physical protection, and unified computer protection.

Unitrends provides physical, virtual and cloud-based protection and recovery for every organization’s most valuable assets: its data and applications. Supported by a “crazy-committed” customer service model based on engagement, experience and excellence, the company consistently achieves a 98 percent customer satisfaction rating and helps everyone play IT safe by delivering the best cost-to-value ratio available anywhere.

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Raw Storage (TB)
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19
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Maximum Backup (TB)
2.4
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The Unitrends Recovery-Series family of rackmount appliances include backup, archiving, and disaster recovery. Available from 4 to 97 terabytes (TBs) of capacity, so you can optimize protection for your environment as well as your budget. The hardest-working appliance in your rack. All-in- one backup appliances include powerful capabilities like deduplication and inflight encryption—features that cost extra with our competitors. Unified Data Protection™ means agent and/or agentless backup, plus image and/or file restores. And no one does Instant Recovery like Unitrends.

  • Cloud-ready Appliances. Supports replication to a private cloud or to Unitrends No Limits Cloud™.
  • Unified Data Protection™. Protects your physical and virtual environment.
  • Heterogeneous Support. Protects over 100 versions of servers, storage, operating systems, hypervisors, and applications.
  • Simply Scalable™ Architecture. Monitoring and management of physical and virtual appliances from a single pane of glass.
  • Instant Recovery. Meet your recovery time objectives (RTO) and recover servers in minutes. Instant granular file- level recovery, too.
  • Point-in-Time Protection. Backup as often as once every 60 seconds. Improve your recovery point objectives (RPOs) with Incremental Forever.
  • Bare Metal Restore Technology. Similar and dissimilar, physical and virtual.
  • No Limits Licensing. No per-anything fees. Lowest total cost of ownership (TCO) in the industry.
  • Easy-to-use Interface. Intuitive, drag-and-drop.
  • Customer-Obsessed Service. Regionally based support. Customer satisfaction rate of 98%.

To learn more about the Unitrends all in one backup appliance contact sales at Sunstar Companyor call 800.663.5523

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Data is exploding across the digital universe faster than ever before. While new information may need to be preserved for 2 or 20 years, data always needs to be accessible and accurate.

StrongBox solves data storage and protection challenges at a low cost while keeping your files fully accessible and simplifying long-term preservation.

StrongBox Key Benefits:
  • Reduces TCO and controls storage costs
  • Provides an always-online file system as an easy-to-use NAS solution
  • Ensures the long-term protection of business-critical data
  • Delivers tunable performance for data accessibility
  • Closes the gap between data growth and budget availability

StrongBox is a NAS appliance built to simplify data access and provide the most cost-effective storage for unstructured data.

StrongBox ensures complete data protection for all of your online, nearline and archive storage needs.

Combining flexible, policy-driven disk storage with Linear Tape File System (LTFS) technology, StrongBox empowers you to control storage costs without sacrificing data availability, limiting scalability or adding complexity.

Strongbox LTFS Storage Solution

Access data online, all the time

When you need access to your data, you don’t want to wait. StrongBox provides an always online file system that supports multiple, simultaneous requests. Data is never offline and users have a persistent view of all files in the archive, improving efficiency and maximizing the IT investment. Access is as simple as point and click from a standard file system. With unique performance tuning, you can customize data availability to meet specific business needs.

Reduce storage TCO

Minimize data center costs by leveraging low-power, low-cost LTFS media for long-term assets. StrongBox keeps data center power requirements low, reducing operational costs by up to 95 percent. As a protected archive for fixed data, StrongBox helps reduce additional storage investments while optimizing your infrastructure with policy-driven, automated tiering that matches performance and accessibility with business need.

Grow your archive with low-cost scalability

Data grows exponentially – budgets don’t. With StrongBox and LTO/LTFS storage, you can scale storage as needed. StrongBox XpanDisk allows users to increase the online disk storage capacity with the StrongBox NAS.

Simplify storage infrastructure with an easy-to-use solution

Unlike complex storage systems that require hours of configuration and training, StrongBox is a plug-and-play appliance that is simple to deploy. Seamlessly connecting to the network via GbE or 10GbE, StrongBox presents stored data just like a standard network share.

Stay in control of your data with LTFS and LTO – no vendor lock-in

You stay in control of your data with StrongBox. By leveraging the open standard LTFS technology, StrongBox writes data in a non-proprietary format and makes no modifications to files or metadata. A StrongBox system is not required to read data written by StrongBox – tapes can be exported and read by any LTFS drive.

Protect and preserve data with long-term reliability

Storage is fundamental, but ensuring that data can be retrieved is key to a successful IT infrastructure. StrongBox protects data on multiple fronts so that you can be confident that data written to the archive is recoverable in time of need.

Build a sustainable active archive

StrongBox is the turnkey solution component for active archive architectures in which your archival data remains available without high operating costs or bogging down network resources. StrongBox is energy efficient to help you meet Green IT initiatives, not to mention reduces your cost for power by up to 95 percent.

Available from Sunstar Company. To learn more about archiving technology, please call (310) 330-2900 or contact us online

TS1140

Available for your existing library or Sunstar offers the IBM 3592-E07 in a tabletop, or standalone rackmount configuration.

  • High performance with data transfer rate up to 650 MBps with compression
  • Flexible media, including short and long length cartridges, re-writable and WORM formats and media partitioning
  • Small form factor and high capacity
  • Supports encryption and key management
  • Compatibility with existing IBM tape automation installations
  • IBM Power Systems™, IBM System i®, IBM System p®, IBM System z® and IBM System x® support

The TS1140 tape drive supports the System Storage TS3500 Tape Library and IBM racks that enable stand-alone installation. The TS1140 features three options for Type C media. The 3592 Advanced data tape cartridge, JC, provides up to 4.0 TB native capacity, and up to 4.0 TB are provided by the 3592 Advanced WORM cartridge, JY. A limited capacity of up to 500 GB Economy cartridge, JK, offers fast access to data. The TS1140 tape drive can also read and write on previous media, type B (JB and JX), and read only on type A (JA, JW, JJ and JR).

  • Linear Serpentine recording
  • 4 TB capacity using JC/JY media
  • 1.6 TB capacity using JB/JX media
  • 500 GB capacity using JK media
  • 800 MBps burst data rate
  • Compact 3.8 in x 7.8 in x 18.4 in dimensions

To learn more, contact sales at Sunstar Co. or call 800.663.5523

IBM Enterprise drives are now available as stand-alone drives.

TS1140   – 3592-E07  tape drive available in a standalone desktop enclosure with display or a dual rackmount enclosure with display/s

TS1130   – 3592-E06  tape drive available in a standalone desktop enclosure with display or a dual rackmount enclosure with display/s

TS1120   – 3592-E05  tape drive available in a standalone desktop enclosure with display or a dual rackmount enclosure with display/s

3592-J1A  tape drive available in a standalone desktop enclosure with display or a dual rackmount enclosure with display/s

3592 E05 in Stand Alone Tabletop Enclosure   3592 E05 in Stand Alone Tabletop Enclosure (Rear View) 3592 EO5 in Dual Rackmount3592 EO5 in Dual Rackmount (Rear View)

To learn more, contact sales at Sunstar Co. or call 800.663.5523

Reconditioned StorageTek LTO Tape drives sold with warranty:

Ready to ship.

Specific the library that this drive will be installed in:

LTO4 (IBM) Fibre Tape Drive:   

LTO4 (HP) Fibre Tape Drive: 

LTO3 (IBM) 4GB Fibre Tape Drive    

LTO3 (HP) 4GB Fibre Tape Drive:  

LTO3 (IBM) Fibre Tape Drive:   

LTO3 (HP) Fibre Tape Drive: 

LTO2 (IBM) Fibre Tape Drive:     

LTO2 (HP) Fibre Tape Drive:

Available at Sunstar Company. (800) 663-5523

As archives grow, storage performance must keep pace so that valuable files are accessible at all times.

The exponential growth of digital imaging is driving up demand for storage capacity:

  • High definition (HD) cameras produce denser images
  • Data retention polices require longer term storage of images and video
  • Data replication multiplies images as business seek to protect valuable archives. 

The following solutions are available from Sunstar Company, Inc.

Contact us online or call (800) 663-5523

Archive Solutions     SAN Storage     NAS Storage      Unified Storage

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Video production and distribution is evolving at a faster pace than ever before.

Post-production activities require massive amounts of storage. Editors cut and coordinate raw content from multiple feeds.

Staying on top is all about asset management and the ability to scale storage on the fly.

To learn more about the storage offerings available to you please contact sales at Sunstar Company, Inc.

Online or (800) 663-5523 

Migrate your business data into the right formats for secured retention and easy access in the future by using Sunstar Company, Inc.

Keeping your company’s data in a secure, current format is a time-consuming and strenuous task, especially since data backup technologies and media formats are constantly evolving.

Migration Services

Migrate your data from tape to disk.

Migrate your data from and older format media (say 9 track or 3590) to LTO or Enterprise media.

We have the ability to migrate your data from most old tape technologies to that current technologies.

Our data migration experts will help you:

  • Understand your regulations and help you design an optimal media migration and retention process
  • Mitigate future auditing and litigation risks by keeping data in an easy-to-access format
  • Avoid disruption of your daily backup practice and unexpected hits to your budget
  • Prepare your must-retain information for insertion into the latest archive and storage systems

To learn more please contact a migration expert  at Sunstarco.com or call (800) 663-5523

The IBM® System Storage® TS1060 is an IBM LTO™ Ultrium™ 6 Tape Drive that combines IBM tape reliability and performance at open systems prices. The new Ultrium 6 Tape Drive:

Increases maximum data transfer rate, providing to up to 160 MB/sec native as compared to LTO Ultrium 5 at 140 MB/sec native

Supports LTO Generation 6 media specification tape cartridge compressed capacity of up to 6.25 TB with 2:5 to 1 compression

Includes an 8 Gbps Fibre Channel dual-ported interface attachment

Supports media partitioning and self-describing tape with Linear Tape File System™ (LTFS) Library Edition and LTFS Storage Manager software

Supports encryption capabilities

Adheres to LTO Generation 6 media specification

Mounts in TS3500 Tape Library Model L53 or D53, and in 3584 Tape Library Models L52, L32, D52, or D32

TS3500 Tape Library functions and features include:

  • Support for TS1060 Ultrium 6 tape drive in TS3500 Tape Library Model L53 or D53, and in 3584 Tape Library Models L52, L32, D52, or D32

IBM System Storage TS1060 (machine type 3588, model F6A) is designed to be installed in an IBM System Storage TS3500 Tape Library (machine type 3584) to offer high capacity and performance for the midrange open systems environment. This model incorporates the new Linear Tape-Open™ ( LTO ) IBM Ultrium 6 Tape Drive with enhanced maximum tape drive throughput over the IBM LTO generation 5 Tape Drive ( Ultrium 5). It has a native data transfer of up to 160 MB/sec. The TS1060 Tape Drive supports the LTO Generation 6 media specification of an over double compressed capacity of up to 6.25 TB with 2.5 to 1 compression (up to 2.5 TB native capacity) compared to previous LTO 5 compressed capacity of up to 3.0 TB with 2:1 compression (up to 1.5 TB native capacity) per tape cartridge. IBM Ultrium 6 Tape Drives can read and write LTO Ultrium 5 Data Cartridges and read LTO Ultrium 4 Data Cartridges. The TS1060 has an 8 Gbps Fibre Channel dual-ported interface for connection to a wide spectrum of open system servers.

The IBM System Storage TS1060 LTO Ultrium 6 Tape Drive supports data encryption with Ultrium 6 or Ultrium 5 media.

IBM Ultrium 6 enhancements that help improve performance and reliability include:

  • Native data transfer rate up to 160 MB/sec
  • LTO Generation 6 media specification tape cartridge compressed capacity of up to 6.25 TB (up to 2.5 TB native)
  • 8 Gbps Fibre Channel dual-ported drive attachment
  • A larger 1 GB internal buffer
  • Support for media partitioning and self describing tape with LTFS Library Edition and LTFS Storage Manager software
  • LTO Ultrium 6 encryption support

To learn more contact us online or call 800.663.5523

StrongBox is the ultimate storage solution for unstructured data. StrongBox® is a NAS appliance that provides online, near-line & archive storage for unstructured data while simplifying data management and protection.

Combining flexible, policy-driven disk storage with Linear Tape File System (LTFS) technology, StrongBox empowers users to control storage expenses without sacrificing performance or adding complexity.

StrongBox looks and behaves like any other NAS file system but delivers a cost savings.

Problems Solved

  • Data storage is too expensive and exceeds current budget
  • Fixed content is still being backed up
  • Archival data requires online file access
  • Unstructured data management is too complex
  • Disaster Recovery (DR) – second copy and/or off-site copy, compliance/regulatory requirements

Yes the StrongBox is a NAS appliance designed for unstructured data, in addition it can be used for primary storage with built-in data protection or an active archive that maximizes ROI

Online/Near-line – Data is online and available, always protected on tape, no 3rd party applications or backup required

Archive Mode –  Disk performance with the economics of tape; data is protected and always accessible

  • StrongBox’s intelligent storage management delivers performance while balancing storage costs to ensure the maximum ROI
  • Supports any external SAS/FC disk for expanded capacity
  • Supports all major library vendors (LTO 5/6 and plus IBM 1140/1150 drives)
  • Non-proprietary: tapes can be read with any LTFS-ready drive, no vendor lock-in

Available from Sunstar Company. To learn more about archiving technology, please call (310) 330-2900 or contact us online

The IBM® System Storage™ TS1050 is an IBM LTO Ultrium 5 Tape Drive that combines IBM tape reliability and performance at open systems prices. The new Ultrium 5 Tape Drive:

TS1130Available from Sunstar Company, Inc. (New and reconditioned)

  • Increases maximum data transfer rate, providing to up to 140 MB/sec native as compared to LTO Ultrium 4

  • Provides up to 1.5 TB native physical capacity per cartridge (3.0 TB with 2:1 compression) with Ultrium 5 1.5 TB cartridge

  • Includes a 8-Gbps Fibre Channel dual-ported interface attachment

  • Supports LTO5 media partitioning and self-describing tape

  • Supports encryption capabilities and requires IBM Tivoli® Key Lifecycle Manager (TKLM) for encryption key management

  • Adheres to LTO specifications

  • Mounts in TS3500 Tape Library Model L53 or D53, and in 3584 Tape Library Models L52, L32, D52, or D32

TS3500 Tape Library functions and features include:

  • Supports TS1050 Ultrium 5 tape drive in TS3500 Tape Library Model L53 or D53, and in 3584 Tape Library Models L52, L32, D52, or D32
  • Mixed media support for TS3500 HA/HD libraries
  • Storage Authentication Service (LDAP via TPC or SSPC)
  • Floating home cell option for non-HD libraries
  • Customizable warning threshold for capacity utilization

Also available

IBM 3588-F3B Library LTO3 Tape Drive

IBM 3588-F4A Library LTO4 Tape Drive

IBM 3588-F6A Library LTO6 Tape Drive

To learn more contact us online or call 800.663.5523

Sunstar Company repairs all tape drives. Standalone of library drives are repaired, tested and shipped with warranty:

  • A $150.00 fee applies to product shipped to our facility for evaluation.
  • The approval of any repair waives the $150.00 evaluation fee.
  • Standard turn around time is usually 3 to 5 business days on most repairs. Expedited service available
  • Expedited repairs can often be returned by the following business day with a priority shipping service.
  • All repairs carry a minimum of 90 day warranty.
  • Factory trained technicians
  • We also repair tape libraries and autloaders – all formats
  • 100% Satisfaction guarantee

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We repair StorageTek drives (Sun and Oracle) model.

T9840A, T9840B, T9840C, T9840D

T9940A, T9940B, T9940C

T10000A, T10000B, T10000C

Exchange units are available – with appropriate trays for your library and connectivity.

Questions?  Please call us (800) 663-5523 contact us online

 TS1130

  • Provides information security with support for encryption and key management
  • Optimizes information retention with support for existing IBM tape automation
  • Supports Write Once Read Many (WORM) cartridges to help satisfy compliance requirements
  • Offers high performance and high capacity for storage consolidation

The IBM System Storage TS1130 Tape Drive (TS1130 tape drive) features storage capability to help you establish easy access to data, better security, long-term retention and data governance and regulatory compliance. The TS1130 tape drive offers high-performance flexible data storage with support for data encryption. The TS1130 tape drive can help you protect your investments in tape automation by offering compatibility with existing automation. To further protect your investment, an upgrade model is available for your existing IBM System Storage TS1120 Tape Drives. And to support a heterogeneous server environment, the TS1130 offers multiplatform support.

The TS1130 Tape Drive supports IBM System Storage TS3400 and TS3500 Tape Libraries, IBM TotalStorage® 3494 Tape Libraries, IBM Virtualization Engine TS7700, IBM racks that enable stand-alone installation, and IBM 3952 Tape Frames Model C20 (3952C20 frame) attached to a Sun 9310 library.

Access information at the speed of business

Leverage performance to handle the requirements of your business needs. The TS1130 tape drive  (IBM 3592 EO6) supports a native data transfer rate of up to 160 MBps to deliver information at the speed your business demands. Help reduce backup and recovery times or require fewer resources to support the environment with the TS1130 tape drive transferring data up to:

Common features

  • High performance with data transfer rate up to 350 MBps with 3:1 compression
  • Flexible media, including short and long length cartridges and re-writable and WORM formats
  • Small form factor and high capacity
  • Supports encryption and key management
  • Compatibility with existing IBM tape automation installations
  • IBM Power Systems, System i5®, System p5®, System z® and System x® support

Hardware summary

  • Linear Serpentine recording
  • 1 TB capacity using JB/JX media
  • 640 GB capacity using JA/JW media
  • 128 GB capacity using JJ/JR media
  • 400 MBps burst data rate
  • Compact 3.8 in x 7.8 in x 18.4 in dimensions

These 3592 tape drives are available in a number of formats from us here at Sunstar Company.

All drives ship with warranty.

To learn more contact us online or call 800.663.5523

IBM 3590 Model B11 / E11 / H11

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The IBM 3590 models B1A, E1A, and H1A (no loader) are designed for automated tape libraries, including the IBM TotalStorage Enterprise Automated Tape Library 3494, IBM TotalStorage Virtual Tape Server, and StorageTek Silos. A 3494 with the 3590 E1A drive capacity is up to 1,122TB*

High performance tape drives for automated tape libraries

Designed for use in the 3494 Tape Library, Virtual Tape Server and other automated tape libraries for up to 150GB per hour of compressed backup per tape drive

Two tape drive models to choose from for automation providing capacity and performance options

  • Model B1A supports up to 20GB per cartridge and 9MB/second data rate uncompressed.
  • Model E1A supports up to 40GB per cartridge and 14MB/second data rate uncompressed.
  • Model H1A supports up to 60GB per cartridge and 14MB/second data rate uncompressed

The 3590 models B11, E11, and H11 (loader)are rack-mounted tape drives with an Automatic Cartridge Facility (ACF).

The 10 cartridge ACF allows the drives  to be used as a mini-library with access up to 1.8TB* of data.

The 3590 B11/ E11/H11 can be converted to a B1A / E1A/H11 for use in a fully automated library system

Mini – library support for distributed stand alone server environments

10 slot cartridge auto loader for sequential or random access to up to 1.8TB of compressed data

These 3590 tape drives are no longer manufactured. These reconditioned drives are available in a number of formats from us here at Sunstar Company.

All drives ship with warranty.

To learn more contact us online or call 800.663.5523

The IBM Magstar 3590 models B11 and E11 are rack-mounted tape drives with an Automatic Cartridge Facility (ACF). The 10 cartridge ACF allows the drives  to be used as a mini-library with access to up to 1.2TB* of data. The Magstar 3590 B11/ E11 can be converted to a B1A / E1A for use in a fully automated library system

  • The Magstar 3590 Models B11 and E11 are rack-mounted and incorporate a 10-cartridge ACF for high-capacity unattended operation. The Models B11 and E11 can be converted to Models B1A or E1A.

  • The Magstar 3590 Models B1A and E1A have no ACF and are designed to be incorporated into the Magstar 3494 tape library.

The Magstar 3590 Tape Subsystem consists of a family of powerful integrated storage solutions that provide the highest levels of capacity, performance, and data reliability for stand alone and automated systems. Now, the Magstar 3590 Model E Tape Drive provides direct attachment to the growing number of open systems that support native Fibre Channel connection. 

The Magstar 3590 Tape Subsystem provides industry-leading performance with a native drive data rate of up to 14 MB/sec. Using the LZ1 compression algorithm, sustained data rates of up to 34 MB/sec are possible with Ultra SCSI attachment.With the native Fibre Channel connection, Magstar 3590 E Models are capable of reaching maximum instantaneous data rates of 100 MB/sec and sustained data rates of 42 MB/sec. 

Using Extended High Performance Cartridge Tape, a Magstar 3590 Model E Tape Drive with extended length support can store up to 40 GB (120 GB with 3:1 compression) on a single cartridge. A Magstar 3590 Model B can store up to 20 GB of data (60 GB with 3:1 compression) on a cartridge. The result is less tape cartridge handling, improved automation slot utilization, and a reduction in floor space requirements.Magstar 3590 metal particle tape media is housed in a cartridge with the same physical size as 3490 cartridges, enabling coexistence in an IBM Magstar 3494 Tape Library. The Magstar 3494 Tape Library with Magstar 3590 drives provides access to as much as 748 TB (with 3:1 compression). 

The Magstar 3590 Models B11 and E11 incorporate a standard 10-slot ACF for high-capacity, stand alone unattended operation. The ACF can be used in random access mode as a mini-library. Cartridges are loaded into and unloaded from the ACF in a convenient, portable 10-cartridge magazine.The Magstar 3590 also features an operator/service display showing device status, activities, error conditions, and messages.The Magstar 3590 Models E11 and E1A now provide native Fibre Channel attachment for drives used in standalone configurations, with the Magstar 3494 Tape Library, or with a StorageTek Automated Cartridge System (ACS).Fibre Channel servers can be supported at distances of up to 500 meters from the Magstar 3590 Tape Drive,or up to 10km with the IBM 2109 Switch or 2103 Hub

These 3590 tape drives are no longer manufactured. These reconditioned drives are available in a number of formats from us here at Sunstar Company.

All drives ship with warranty.

To learn more contact us online or call 800.663.5523

 

Sunstar Company have the following Overland Data libraries in inventory.

All reconditioned with many drive options. 

Let us know if we can be of assistance?

To learn more please contact sales at Sunstarco.com or call (800) 663-5523

Library Pro LP2119 

LibraryPro LP2219 

AIT2 LibraryPro LP2

AIT3 LibraryPro LP3

LoaderXpress LXL810 

AIT LoaderXpress – LP1L119

AIT LoaderXpress – LP1L119

LibraryXpress LXB8110

LibraryXpress LXB8210 

LoaderXpress LXL1U11 

PowerLoader LXM8115 

PowerLoader LXM8215  

DLT1 PowerLoader LXM1B115  

DLT1 PowerLoaderLXM1B215 

PowerLoader LXM1S115  

PowerLoader LXM1S215 

 

Overland Data AIT2 LibraryPro LP2

LP2L019RB Part # 103481-001 0 Drive LVD Rackmount
LP2L119TB Part # 103465-011 1 Drive LVD Tabletop
LP2L119RB Part # 103479-001 1 Drive LVD Rackmount
LP2L219TB Part # 103465-012 2 Drives LVD Tabletop
LP2L219RB Part # 103479-002 2 Drives LVD Rackmount
LP2H019RB Part # 103481-002 0 Drive HVD Rackmount
LP2H119TB Part # 103466-011 1 Drive HVD Tabletop
LP2H119RB Part # 103480-001 1 Drive HVD Rackmount
LP2H219TB Part # 103466-012 2 Drives HVD Tabletop
LP2H219RB Part # 103480-002 2 Drives HVD Rackmount

 

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Did you know that Oracle’s StorageTek LTO tape drives are available with the following interface options:

• StorageTek LTO 4: U320 SCSI, 3 Gb SAS, 4 Gb FC
• StorageTek LTO 5: 6 Gb SAS, 8 Gb FC
• StorageTek LTO 6: 6 Gb SAS, 8 Gb FC

To learn more about StorageTek Enterprise offerings, please contact sales at Sunstarco.com or call 310.330.2900

StorageTek Library Drives are now available in either a standalone desktop enclosure or a dual rackmount enclosure

T9840 Tape drive available in a standalone desktop enclosure or dual rackmount enclosure

T9940 Tape drive available in a standalone desktop enclosure or dual rackmount enclosure

To learn more about StorageTek Enterprise offerings, please contact sales at Sunstarco.com or call 310.330.2900

StorageTek Library Drives are now available in either a standalone desktop enclosure or a dual rackmount enclosure

T9840 Tape drive available in a standalone desktop enclosure or dual rackmount enclosure

T9940 Tape drive available in a standalone desktop enclosure or dual rackmount enclosure

To learn more about StorageTek Enterprise offerings, please contact sales at Sunstarco.com or call 310.330.2900

 

 

Active Archive Is the Lifeboat

We all need to protect our data. Businesses typically have to back it up, and there are hundreds of backup solutions out there. Why then, do so many storage administrators say that managing backup data is their biggest challenge? As data continues to grow, content is lodged in backup cycles, increasing backup windows and spurring the need for more storage and data protection investments. A significant percentage of enterprise data likely won’t be accessed again after it is first created.   

The solution? An active archive with built-in data protection, offload data from primary storage and reduce backup!

Facts:

  1. Backup – Copies of current, changing data saved in case of emergency
  2. Archive – Copies of fixed content stored for long-term retention or compliance
  3. Active Archive – Seamless tiered storage which gives access to data across a virtualized file system and migrates data between multiple storage systems and media types as appropriate

Backup and archive are not synonymous, but active archiving can have a huge impact on your backup, leaving a much smaller amount of data that requires routine backups.

There is not magic formula for reducing data center costs; it takes a strategic implementation of the right tools with continual optimization of the infrastructure. By moving infrequently accessed data into a protected archive, users can reduce the volume of data stored on expensive primary storage, thus reducing the amount of data that has to be protected during full backup windows.

Many active archives are constructed with hybrid storage technologies, such as flash, disk and tape.  While disk or flash provides the “active” data access, tape delivers low-cost, ultra-scalable storage. LTO tape is one of the most reliable storage mediums available, lasting 6 times longer than typical disk life spans. With an active archive, you could essentially have data stored on disk for fast access, while a copy always remains on a protected tape layer. Additional system policies or features like hash coding, media integrity checks and restricted access all bolster tape-enabled archiving’s appeal for data protection and longevity.

Additionally, storing files in an active archive can dramatically improve recovery times. Unlike offline backups, active archive data is available all the time. With client-level connectivity, there is no need for a storage administrator to manually retrieve offline data or recall physical media from offsite.

Plain and simple: Stop backing up fixed content. Store and protect it in an active archive instead.

While every data center has different needs, we can all agree that shorter, simpler backups would cause even the most organized IT director to breathe a little easier. Watch your total costs for data storage and protection decrease as your environment operates without the latencies and complexities of overburdened backups.

Available from Sunstar Company. To learn more about backup and archiving technologies, please call (310) 330-2900 or contact us online 

StrongBox from Crossroads:

StrongBox is a network attached storage (NAS) appliance that is purpose-built to lower the costs of long-term storage and protection for unstructured, fixed content..

Data is exploding across the digital universe faster than ever before. While new information may need to be preserved for 2 or 20 years, data always needs to be accessible and accurate.

StrongBox solves data storage and protection challenges at a low cost while keeping your files fully accessible and simplifying long-term preservation.

Access data online, all the time

When you need access to your data, you don’t want to wait. StrongBox provides an always online file system that supports multiple, simultaneous requests.

Data is never offline and users have a persistent view of all files in the archive, improving efficiency and maximizing the IT investment.

Access is as simple as point and click from a standard file system.

With unique performance tuning, you can customize data availability to meet specific business needs.

StrongBox Key Benefits:

  • Reduces TCO and controls storage costs
  • Provides an always-online file system as an easy-to-use NAS solution
  • Ensures the long-term protection of business-critical data
  • Delivers tunable performance for data accessibility
  • Closes the gap between data growth and budget availability

By pairing a flexible, policy-driven disk cache with Linear Tape File System (LTFS) technology, StrongBox empowers you to control storage costs without sacrificing data availability.

The StrongBox® DataManager is a complementary software enhancement to the StrongBox archive appliance that provides transparent file movement (migration or copying) from primary storage systems, such as NetApp, Linux, Windows, Novell, and other CIFS/NFS file servers, into the StrongBox archive.

Grow your archive with low-cost scalability

Data grows exponentially – budgets don’t. With StrongBox and LTO/LTFS storage, you can scale storage as needed, without significant budget increases.

Simplify storage infrastructure with an easy-to-use solution

Unlike complex storage systems that require hours of configuration and training, StrongBox is a plug-and-play appliance that is simple to deploy. Seamlessly connecting to the network via GbE or 10GbE, StrongBox presents stored data just like a standard network share.

Available from Sunstar Company. To learn more about archiving technology, please call (310) 330-2900 or contact us online 

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LTFS (Linear Tape File System) is a file system specification that allows Linear Tape-Open (LTO) storage technology to be indexed.

LTFS partitions LTO-5 or LTO-6 tapes into two segments called partitions. Partition 0 holds directory structures and pointers that let the tape drive quickly seek specific data from the tape; the data itself is stored in Partition 1. Applying a file system to a tape allows users to organize and search the contents of tape as they would on hard disk, improving access time for data stored on tape. LTFS makes it possible to drag and drop files to tape in the same way that files might be dragged and dropped to disk.

 
Users can download software that enables the operating system to recognize LTFS.
 
Utilize the StrongBox from Crossroads, a network attached storage (NAS) appliance that is purpose-built to lower the costs of long-term storage and protection for unstructured, fixed content that works with tape libraries utilizing LTFS drives.
 
Available from Sunstar Company. To learn more about archiving technology, please call (310) 330-2900 or contact us online

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Oracle’s StorageTek T10000C enterprise tape drive blends the highest capacity, performance, reliability, and data security to support demanding, 24/7 data center operations. The eco-efficient StorageTek T10000C tape drive also
ensures the lowest total cost of ownership, and proven reliability with ongoing compatibility with StorageTek enterprise libraries as well as third-party hardware and software.

T10000C

Support the Most Demanding Data Center Operations
The StorageTek T10000C tape drive delivers superior value and performance for any data  storage and retrieval:
 Lowest total cost of ownership. Fewer drives, libraries and media do the same job with T10000C’s highest capacity and fastest throughput
 Unprecedented performance. StorageTek Accelerator features maximize data center efficiency
 Best in class data availability. Enterprise design and data integrity validation ensure reliable access to data
 Simplified management. A host of new data management tools, and compatibility with Oracle enterprise tape products make it simple to manage extreme amounts of data
 Protect your data and your business. Choose encryption and WORM technology—to meet evolving requirements for data security and compliance

Backup windows will shrink with 240 megabytes per second full file throughput, twice as fast as the previous generation tape drive, while StorageTek tape accelerator features maximize tape performance.
Starts and stops are unavoidable in an enterprise data center, but can be minimized with the StorageTek T10000C. Starts, stops and back-hitching are nearly eliminated with a 2 gigabyte buffer to maximize streaming, StorageTek File Sync Accelerator to write small blocks more efficiently and StorageTek Tape Application Accelerator to buffer tape marks.
The StorageTek Search Accelerator improves HSM audit times 400% over other similar search technologies. Increased speed means shorter backup windows and fewer drives to do the work.

When writing large volumes of data to tape, be sure that the file transferred correctly, the first time. StorageTek Data Integrity Validation reads CRC checksum files (based on the T10 ANSI standard) to verify that data was not corrupted en-route to the tape drive.The StorageTek T10000C tape drive is engineered to support demanding 24/7 high-duty cycle operations. The StorageTek SafeGuide tape path, which is the tape guiding system of the StorageTek T10000C tape drive, provides long-term data and drive reliability:
 The buckler mechanism securely attaches the cartridge leader to the drive leader
 The long tape path guides the media more accurately and reduces tape tension, which also reduces stress on the drive and media
 The tape guides contact only the backside of the media.

New data management tools facilitate the management of 5 terabytes of data on a single cartridge. With StorageTek Tape Tiering Accelerator and StorageTek In-Drive Reclaim Accelerator, tape is partitioned into more manageable segments. This facilitates faster data recall and the most efficient use of tape space.

Choose one or both—encryption and WORM technology—to meet evolving requirements for data security and compliance.
The StorageTek T10000C tape drive has built-in encryption that works in conjunction with Oracle Key Manager, an appliance that provides a simple, centralized, scalable solution for managing the keys used to encrypt and decrypt data written by the StorageTek T10000C tape drive. The encryption capability is the same proven technology that is used in the previous generation StorageTek T10000A and StorageTek T10000B tape drives, StorageTek LTO-5 tape drives, and the StorageTek T9840D tape drive. Use encryption to ensure that only the right people have access to the data, and avoid potential legal and financial problems caused by loss or theft of unencrypted data. StorageTek VolSafe secure media technology for the StorageTek T10000C tape drive helps you meet stringent electronic storage regulatory and legal requirements with WORM capability. Store data securely on non-erasable, non-rewritable tape and recall data quickly when you need it.

When you want to organize and optimize media to reduce downtime, risk, and maintenance, turn to Oracle for expert assistance. Media conversion services help you move data in optical, tape, and disk formats to new or different technology that offers higher capacity, lower cost, and lower risk. For example, it may be time to convert WORM optical to WORM VolSafe tape. And when optimizing data center facilities, tape relocation services expedite data center relocation and rack relocation activities.

Basic Specifications

Capacity – 5TB (1TB sport cartridge)
Native capacity (uncompressed) – Up to 5.5TB with StorageTek Maximum Capacity
Performance – (uncompressed) 252 MB/sec
Native sustained data rate – (uncompressed) 240 MB/sec (includes wrap turnarounds)

For use in SL8500 and L3000, we will provide the appropriate tray

We repair all Oracle tape drives, including T10000 models

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To learn more about StorageTek Enterprise offerings, please contact sales at Sunstarco.com or call 310.330.2900

Sunstar Company repairs and sells refurbished IBM Jaguar TS3592 E05 Tape Drives.

Units are available for your library, desktop or rackmount.

TS1120, TS1130 and TS1140

To learn more contact us online or call 800.663.5523

3592 E05 in Stand Alone Tabletop Enclosure  or   3592 EO5 in Dual Rackmount (Rear View)

We have heard it before, tape is dead and that the next generation of disk drives will eliminate the need for tape. The explosion of data re-assures all of us that we must rely on tape. The good news, tape technology has improved significantly, the tape drive of yester year is not at all like the tape drive today.

Tape is expected to continue to have a role in archival storage and back-up for many years. This opinion is held by many industry analysts and supported through continued investments by major manufacturers.

Information Technology managers understand that tape is a cost effective method for archive and off-site backup requirements, both in terms of price per gigabyte of storage and power consumption. Tape is an important part of their overall storage strategy, working in cooperation with hard disk systems. But IT managers can find it difficult to get quality service for their installed tape devices as computer suppliers and systems integrators move too quickly towards hard disk storage.

We at Sunstar provide direct support for some of the largest manufacturers of the technology and take pride in our expertise. 

Tape drive repair by format: 
  • LTO, LTO2, LTO3, LTO4. LTO5 and LTO6  (Full height & ½ height drives, standalone or for library, all manufacturers)
  • StorageTek T10000, T9940 and T9840
  • IBM Enterprise Drives, 3592, T1120, T1130 and T1140
  • IBM 3590
  • 3480, 3490 and 3490E
  • DLT and SDLT 
  • Sony AIT and SAIT 
  • 9 Track, 18 track and 36 Track
  • 4mm and 8MM
Tape Drive Repair By Manufacturer:
  • IBM
  • HP
  • StorageTek (all)
  • SpectraLogic
  • ADIC
  • Quantum
  • Exabyte
  • Dell
  • Tandberg Data
  • Sony
  • Sun
  • Oracle

Contact us (800) 663-5523 or online to make the appropriate arrangements

Sunstar Company, Inc. partners with the best hardware and software vendors in the industry. Our extensive experience means we can identify and assess products as they come onto the market, and select the leading technologies for integration onto existing or upgraded storage solutions.

We constantly review new products to provide our customers with the best price performance solutions available. And because our solutions are designed to be vendor-independent, you can be sure you are getting the optimal data management solution for your organisation.

We have broad experience in delivering storage and data management solutions across all the leading technology types including:

We have solutions that are scaleable and felxible ensuring that there is no under utilised or wasted disk resource or disk pools. Our solution set is also flexible enough to deliver value from the small to medium enterprise through to some of the largest enterprise organisations throughout Europe.

As a technically focused company, we continuously review the storage industry, selecting the best of breed partners on technology (rather than just market position alone). To that end we are able to offer a wide range of technologies from disk (SSD, SAS, NL-SAS & SATA) through to innovative functionality such as Quality of Service and storage tiering.

To learn more about our products and solutions please contact sales at Sunstarco.com or call (800) 663-5523

Sunstar Company repairs most tape drives, however our speciality is LTO, StorageTek and IBM Enterprise Tape drives.

Tape Drive Repair

Repair Your Existing Drives and Save Money…

Sunstar Company, Inc has been in the tape drive repair business for over 30 years. Our repair technicians are factory trained, authorized and certified.
We repair legacy type tape drives as well as drives that are currently state of the art. Please ask about our onsite maintenance offers.

We can and have repaired almost ALL tape drives…

We service and repair all stand alone drivestape autoloaders, and tape libraries.  Here is a list of the types and most of the manufactures drives that that we service.

  • ADIC
  • Archive
  • Benchmark
  • Breece Hill
  • Certance
  • Compaq
  • Cipher
  • DEC
  • DELL
  • EMC
  • Exabyte
  • Fujitsu
  • HP
  • IBM
  • Overland Data
  • Qualstar
  • Quantum / ATL
  • Seagate
  • Sony
  • Spectralogic
  • StorageTek
  • SUN
  • Tandberg
  • UNISYS
  • A $150.00 fee applies to product shipped to our facility for evaluation.
  • The approval of any repair waives the $150.00 evaluation fee.
  • Standard turn around time is usually 3 to 5 business days on most repairs.
  • Expedited repairs can often be returned by the following business day with a priority shipping service.
  • All repairs carry a 90 day warranty.

Our repair technicians are factory trained, authorized and certified.

We repair legacy type tape drives as well as drives that are currently state of the art. Please ask about our onsite maintenance offers.

We can and have repaired almost ALL tape drives…

We service and repair all stand alone drives, tape autoloaders, and tape libraries.  Here is a list of the types and most of the manufactures drives that that we service.

  • LTO – all manufacturers
  • LTO – Full height and ½ height
  • LTO1, LTO2, LTO3,LTO4, LTO5
  • T9840, T9940, T10000- all modesl from Storagetek, Oracle, Sun ….
  • IBM Entetoprise Drives
  • DLT / SDLT tape drives Quantum, Compac
  • LTO1, LTO2, LTO3, LTO4 tape drives HP ,IBM, Dell, STK
  • DDS-1, DDS-2, DDS-3, DDS-4, etc. HP, Sony, Seagate
  • AIT-1, AIT-2, AIT-3, SAIT,- Sony
  • Mammoth 1 & 2 ) Exabyte, Sony, HP
  • 3480, 3490, 3490E, 3590, 3590E 3590H – 18 Track. 36 Track, 128 track, 256 track and 384 track – Fujitsu, IBM, Overland Data, MP, Hitachi
  • 9-Track tape drives –  Cipher, M4, Qualstar, Kennedy
  • Autoloaders –  ADIC,Compac, HP, Dell, IBM, STK etc.
  • Tape Libraries IBM, HP, Qualstar, Overland Data, STK Quantum, etc.

Cipher –  MOD 1045, MOD 10, MOD 11, MOD 12, T480, T490, T490E, F880, M890, M891, M990, M995S, M995, F910, F920, L490, L490E, 920

Digital, Dec- TLZ07, TLZ09, TLZ10, TLZ11, TL895, TSZ07, TSZ08. TKZ60, TKZ61, TKZ62, TKZ63, TKZ64

Exabyte – 8200, 8205, 8500, 8500C, 8505, 8505S, 8505XL, 8505XLS, 8505D, 8700, 8705, 8900, ELIANT 820, MAMMOTH 8900 , VXA-1, VXA-2, VXA-, M1, M2, 10E, 18D, 10H, 210, 218, 220, 230D, 430, 440, 480

Fujitsu – M2481A, M2481B, M1016, M1017, M2483, M2483T12, M2483B, M2483B1, M2483BD1, M2483H, M2483H1, M2483HD1, M2483K, M2483KE, M2483KE1, M2483KD1, M2483KD, M2485N, M2485N1, M2485ND1, M2485K, M2485KE, M2485KE1, M2485KD, M2485KD1, M2485, M2485B, M2485B1, M2485H, M2485H1, M2485HD1, M2488, M2488C, M2488CA, M2488S, M2488SA M2488U, M2488E, M2488G2

HP – 88780, 88780A, 88780B, 7980, 7980S,

IBM – LTO1, LTO2, LTO3, LTO4, LTO5, LTO 1, LTO 2, LTO 3, LTO 4, LTO 5, 3490E EO1, 3490 EO1, 3490E E11, 3490 E11, 3490 F00, 3490E F00, 3490E F01, 3490E F1A, 3490E F11, 3490E FC1, 3490E HP, 3590, 3590 B1A, 3590 B11, 3590 E1A, 3590 E11, 3592, 3592 JIA, 3592 E05, 3592 E06, 3570 B, 3570 C

KennedyY- 9610, 9612, 9660,

M4 DATA – 9914, 9914 R, 9914 V, 9906, 9905, M490, M490E,  M490L, 4890E, 4890, 4890E-4, M490E-2

Overland Data – T480, T490, T490E, L490, L490E, L60, L60E, 5622, 5612, 3610

Phillips – TD3610, TD3620, TD3630

Qualstar – 3402, 3402S, 3404, 3404S. 3410, 3410S, 3412, 3412S, 3413, 3413S, 3414, 3414S, 3416, 3416S, 3418, 3418S

Quantum  – L200, L500, ATL, SDLT, SDLT 110/220, SDLT 160/320, SDLT 160, SDLT 320, SDLT 600, SDLT S4, DLT-V4, VS80, VS160, VS320, VS640, DLT, DLT2000, DLT2000XT, DLT4000, DLT7000, DLT8000, TH8AG-YF, TH8AF-YF, TH8BG-YF, TH8BF-YF, 4500, 4700, DLT 40, DLT 70, DLT 80, DLT 4000, DLT 7000, DLT 8000, LTO1. LTO2, LTO3, LTO3,LTO4, LTO5, LTO 1, LTO 2,LTO 3, LTO 4, LTO 5, VS80, VS160, VS320

Sony- AIT 1,AIT1, AIT 2, AIT2, AIT 3, AIT3, AIT 4, AIT4, SDX-300, SDX-400, SAIT-1, SDX-400C, SDX-400V, SDX-420, SDX-450, SDX-500, SDX-500C, SDX-500C/L, SDX-700, SDX-700 C/L, SDT-5000, SDT-7000, SDT-9000, TSL-7000, TSL-9000, TSL-A300C, TSL-A500C, TSL-A700C

StoragetTek, Oracle, Sun –  9840, 9840A, 9840B, 9840C, 9840D, 9940, 9940A, 9940B, 9940C, 9940D, 9948, L180, L700, L1400, SL500, SL3000, SWL8500

Tandberg Data – TDC 3820,TDC 4120, TDC 4220, TDC 4222, SLR1, SLR2, SLR3, SLR4, SLR5, SLR 1, SLR 2, SLR 3, SLR 4, SLR 5, SLR6, SLR7, SLR24, SLT32, SLR50, SLR75, SLR100, SLR140, MLR1, MLR3

Tandem – 5190, 5194, 5196, 5170

For additional information call 310.330.2900

StorageTek Enterprise available to ship from Sunstar Company, Inc.

Also: Sunstar Company repairs most tape drives, however our speciality is LTO, StorageTek and IBM Enterprise Tape drives.

StorageTek Tape Drives

StorageTek speed- and capacity-optimized tape storage drives enable robust data protection, energy efficiency, and fast data transfer.

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To learn more about StorageTek Enterprise offerings, please contact sales at Sunstarco.com or call 310.330.2900

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Oracle’s proven StorageTek tape and library solutions help you manage complexity, control costs, and deliver on service-level agreements. With the world’s highest capacity and highest performance drives, including the world’s first exabyte storage system, enterprise tape libraries that provide 24×7 availability, and the most scalable, integrated tiered storage environment, StorageTek tape storage systems enable you to reduce backup windows, maximize archive access, and lower your total cost of ownership.

STK Tape Drives

Drives in stock – trays/sleds available for the appropriate STK library

Available from Sunstar Company

Model Description
FUJITSU M8100 128 TRACK, .5″
IBM MAGSTAR 3590 Model B11A / E11 RACK MOUNTED –  CAN BE CONVERTED TO B1 AND E1
IBM MAGSTAR 3590 Model B11A RACK MOUNTED –  CAN BE CONVERTED TO B1 AND E1
IBM MAGSTAR 3590 Model E11 RACK MOUNTED –  CAN BE CONVERTED TO B1 AND E1
IBM 3590 E1A 40GB ALSO 2:1
JVC (Victor Data Systems) Other Models 3590 9.0MB/S
IBM MAGSTAR 3590 Model B1A / E1A SUPPORTED – MAGSTAR 3494 TAPE LIBRARY
IBM MAGSTAR 3590 Model B1A SUPPORTED – MAGSTAR 3494 TAPE LIBRARY
IBM MAGSTAR 3590 Model E1A SUPPORTED – MAGSTAR 3494 TAPE LIBRARY
IBM 3590 B1A 20GB ALSO 2:1
IBM 3590 H1A 60GB ALSO 3:1

For additional information call 800.663.523 or contact us online

Sunstar Company repairs most tape drives, however our speciality is LTO, StorageTek and IBM Enterprise Tape drives.

  • A $150.00 fee applies to product shipped to our facility for evaluation.
  • The approval of any repair waives the $150.00 evaluation fee.
  • Standard turn around time is usually 3 to 5 business days on most repairs.
  • Expedited repairs can often be returned by the following business day with a priority shipping service.
  • All repairs carry a 90 day warranty.

Our repair technicians are factory trained, authorized and certified. We repair legacy type tape drives as well as drives that are currently state of the art. Please ask about our onsite maintenance offers.

We can and have repaired almost ALL tape drives…

We service and repair all stand alone drives, tape autoloaders, and tape libraries.  Here is a list of the types and most of the manufactures drives that that we service.

  • LTO – all manufacturers
  • LTO – Full height and ½ height
  • LTO1, LTO2, LTO3,LTO4, LTO5
  • T9840, T9940, T10000- all modesl from Storagetek, Oracle, Sun ….
  • IBM Entetoprise Drives
  • DLT / SDLT tape drives Quantum, Compac
  • LTO1, LTO2, LTO3, LTO4 tape drives HP ,IBM, Dell, STK
  • DDS-1, DDS-2, DDS-3, DDS-4, etc. HP, Sony, Seagate
  • AIT-1, AIT-2, AIT-3, SAIT,- Sony
  • Mammoth 1 & 2 ) Exabyte, Sony, HP
  • 3480, 3490, 3490E, 3590, 3590E 3590H – 18 Track. 36 Track, 128 track, 256 track and 384 track – Fujitsu, IBM, Overland Data, MP, Hitachi
  • 9-Track tape drives –  Cipher, M4, Qualstar, Kennedy
  • Autoloaders –  ADIC,Compac, HP, Dell, IBM, STK etc.
  • Tape Libraries IBM, HP, Qualstar, Overland Data, STK Quantum, etc.

Call 800.663.5523 here at Sunstarco.com to learn more

Backup is usually a routine part of the operation of large businesses, the retrieval of files backed up is called restore. Backup to disk, tape, other media or cloud.

The process of copying files or databases so that they will be preserved in case of equipment failure or other catastrophe. 

  • Unitrends : Fast, reliable back up and restoration of files and folders. All Unitrends appliances use disk-to-disk technology to provide greater speed and reliability than tape-based systems.
  • SpectraLogic : Large-scale, long-term storage and archive solutions utilizing automated tape libraries and disk systems will protect your data efficiently and securely.
  • Overland Storage : Long term backup and archiving solutions; tape libraries and VTL offerings.
  • Oracle – StorageTek : Oracle’s proven StorageTek tape and library solutions help you manage complexity, control costs, and deliver on service-level agreements
  • IBM : The IBM portfolio includes tape drives and libraries that take advantage of LTF along with numerous disk solutions.
  • Duracell Cloud Storage: Unlimted backup to the cloud. Duracell cost can cost less than cloud services that offer just a fraction of our 3 in 1 cloud service.

To learn more about Backup, please contact sales at Sunstarco.com or call (800) 663-5523

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Spectra Logic develops deep storage solutions that solve the problem of long term storage for business and technology professionals dealing with exponential data growth.

Dedicated solely to storage innovation for more than 35 years, Spectra Logic’s uncompromising product and customer focus is proven by the largest information users in multiple vertical markets globally.

Spectra enables affordable, multi-decade data storage and access by creating new methods of managing information in all forms of deep storage — including archive, backup, cold storage, cloud and private cloud.

Spectra T-Finity Tape Library

Spectra® T-Finity’s modern design provides a tape archive and backup solution to fully meet the needs of the Enterprise IT, federal government, high performance computing, and media and entertainment markets, offering industry-leading scalability with the speed necessary to meet the requirements of the most data-intensive environments in the world.

T-Finity’s advantages reach far beyond the necessary high performance and high capacity requirements of data-intensive storage. With unmatched features and significant CapEx and OpEx savings, T-Finity redefines what customers should expect from modern tape archive and backup solutions. The modern design saves customers up to 30% on the initial capital investment and 15-20% on annual recurring operational expenses 

Spectra T950 Tape Library

The Spectra® T950 library is designed and built to meet the stringent requirements of the enterprise for data integrity, data security and high reliability. The T950 library reduces staff involvement significantly, affordably scales in throughput and capacity, and supports multiple generations of current and future tape formats.    

For data archive, backup and recovery, this elite library leads the field in innovation—from the greatest storage density to proactive media management always protecting your data.Economical, Enterprise-Caliber Storage
The award-winning Spectra T950 library leads the field in cost-effective innovation—from the greatest storage density and feature set to integrated encryption with key management in an automated library. T950 also offers comprehensive media and hardware health monitoring inside an easy-to-use single management interface, giving you a simple and secure solution that eliminates the element of surprise.

T-Series Mid-Range Tape Libraries (T200/T380/T680)

Data growth is endless, and cost-effectively scaling storage is becoming a top priority for businesses and operations worldwide. Keeping up with unpredictable data growth is a daunting task. Organizations want to avoid making capital investments in storage that are far beyond their short-term capacity requirements, yet they must be prepared for the unexpected.   

Designed with your growth in mind, the Spectra T-Series Mid-Range libraries have been developed to preserve your initial investment in storage by providing a solution that addresses both your short-term and long-term storage needs.

Designed for Growth and Scalability
The Spectra Mid-Range libraries are engineered to preserve your initial investment in storage. Investment protection is realized by utilizing components which are interchangeable among the T200, T380, T680, T950 and T-Finity libraries, allowing you to seamlessly transfer and scale (TranScale) library components between libraries as your organization grows. Spectra’s industry-first TranScalable architecture is designed with your growth in mind and meets your future capacity, management and data protection needs.

Spectra T120 Tape Library

Designed to meet the performance backup and archive requirements of the most demanding small and medium-sized businesses, the Spectra T120 library is easy to use, manage, and maintain. Configuring and managing your T120 is quick and simple, and component redundancy ensures the highest quality of reliability.   

Highly flexible, the T120 allows you to start with the Enterprise-level features that you need now and scale from 30 slots up to 120, providing a storage capacity of 750TB of compressed data. With the ability to install up to 10 half-height LTO-6 tape drives, the T120 offers compressed data transfer rates up to 14.4 TB per hour. The T120 allows you to hit the bull’s-eye every time with this exceptionally high-performance tape storage solution.

To learn more about Spectra Logic offerings, please contact sales at Sunstarco.com or call 310.330.2900

StorageTek tape drives available for your existing STK tape library

Contact sales at Sunstarco.com or call 310.330.2900 to get additional information about Oracle STK drives and libraries

IBM System Storage® LTO tape drives have the solution for your storage needs.

IBM System Storage TS2360 Tape Drive Express

The IBM System Storage TS2360 Tape Drive Express is an external drive incorporating the sixth generation of IBM Linear Tape-Open (LTO) Ultrium technology in a full-height form factor. This external stand-alone or rack-mountable unit is the entry point for the family of LTO Ultrium tape products. It is designed to provide greater capacity and an improved data transfer rate with the capability of data encryption and media partitioning with a 6 Gbps SAS interface connection. In addition, the TS2360 can read and write LTO Ultrium 5 data cartridges and can read LTO Ultrium 4 data cartridges.

Cartridge capacity

1

Max. drive data rate

160 MBps

Interface

SAS 6 Gb

 

IBM System Storage TS2260 Tape Drive Express


The IBM System Storage TS2260 Tape Drive Express is an external drive, incorporating the sixth generation of Linear Tape-Open (LTO) technology in a half-height form factor. This external standalone or rack-mountable unit is the entry point for the IBM family of LTO Ultrium tape products. It is designed to provide greater capacity and an improved data transfer rate with the capability for data encryption and media partitioning with a 6 Gbps SAS interface connection. In addition, the TS2260 can read and write LTO Ultrium 5 data cartridges and can read LTO Ultrium 4 data cartridges.

Cartridge capacity 2.5 TB native
Max. drive data rate 160 MBps
Interface SAS 6 Gb

 

IBM System Storage TS2350 Tape Drive Express

The IBM System Storage TS2350 Tape Drive Express is an external drive, incorporating the 5th generation of IBM Linear Tape-Open (LTO) technology in a full height form factor. This external stand-alone or rack-mountable unit, is the entry point for the family of IBM Ultrium tape products. It is designed to provide greater capacity and improved data transfer rate with the capability of data encryption and media partitioning with a 6 Gbps SAS interface connection. In addition, the TS2350 can read and write LTO Ultrium 4 data cartridges and read LTO Ultrium 3 data cartridges.

Cartridge capacity 1.5 TB
Max. drive data rate 140 MBps
Interface SAS 6 Gbps
 

IBM System Storage TS2250 Tape Drive Express

 

The IBM System Storage TS2250 Tape Drive Express is an external drive, incorporating the 5th generation of IBM Linear Tape-Open® (LTO) technology in a half height form factor. This external stand-alone or rack-mountable unit, is the entry point for the family of IBM Ultrium tape products. It is designed to provide greater capacity and improved data transfer rate with the capability of data encryption and media partitioning with a 6 Gbps SAS interface connection. In addition, the TS2250 can read and write LTO Ultrium 4 data cartridges and read LTO Ultrium 3 data cartridges.

Cartridge capacity 1.5 TB
Max. drive data rate 140 MBps
Interface SAS 6 Gbps

 

IBM System Storage TS2340 Tape Drive Express Model


The IBM System Storage TS2340 Tape Drive Express Model is an external drive incorporating the 4 th generation of IBM LTO technology. This is an external stand-alone or rack-mountable unit, similar to previous models of the IBM 3580 and is the entry point for the family of IBM Ultrium tape products. The TS2340 supports encryption of data and offers a 3 Gbps SAS connection. In addition, the TS2340 can read and write LTO Ultrium 3 Data Cartridges and read LTO Ultrium 2 Data Cartridges.
Cartridge capacity 800 GB native physical capacity
Interface 3 Gbps SAS
Max. drive data rate Up to 120 MB/sec native
 

IBM System Storage TS2240 Tape Drive Express Model


The IBM System Storage TS2240 Tape Drive Express Model is an external drive incorporating the 4th generation of IBM LTO technology in a half-high form factor. This is an external stand-alone or rack-mountable unit, similar to previous models of the TS2230 and is the entry point for the family of IBM Ultrium tape products. The TS2240 supports encryption of data with a 6 Gbps SAS connection. In addition, the TS2240 can read and write LTO Ultrium 3 Data Cartridges and read LTO Ultrium 2 Data Cartridges. The TS2240 Tape Drive provides an excellent migration path from digital linear tape (DLT or SDLT), 1/4-in., 4 mm, or 8 mm tape drives.

Cartridge capacity 800 GB native physical capacity
Interface 6 Gbps SAS
Max. drive data rate Up to 120 MB/sec native

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LTFS has impacted tape’s modern role in data storage. But, what is LTFS? And more importantly, why does it matter? LTFS Facts

Linear Tape File System (LTFS) refers to both the format of data recorded on magnetic tape media and the implementation of specific software that uses this data format to provide a file system interface to data stored on magnetic tape.

The Linear Tape File System format is a self-describing tape format developed by IBM to address tape archive requirements. The LTFS Format specification, which was adopted by the LTO Technology Provider Companies, defines the organization of data and metadata on tape – files stored in hierarchical directory structure.

Most important: Data tapes written in the LTFS Format can be used independently of any external database or storage system allowing direct access to file content data and file metadata. This format makes it possible to implement software that presents a standard file system view of the data stored in the tape media. This file system view makes accessing files stored on the LTFS formatted media similar to accessing files stored on other forms of storage media such as disk or removable flash drives.

The Linear Tape File System format is an open description of the layout of data-structures stored on a sequential-access media. These data-structures hold the file content data and associated file metadata.

Data media, such as LTO data tape, written using this format can be exchanged between systems that understand the Linear Tape File System format. Software systems that understand the format can provide users with a file system view of the media. Software systems may alternatively understand the format only to the degree that allows the system to read data from the media, or produce a tape that can be accepted by other systems that implement the Linear Tape File System format.

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StrongBox is a network attached storage (NAS) appliance that is purpose-built to lower the costs of long-term storage and protection for unstructured, fixed content.

By pairing a flexible, policy-driven disk cache with Linear Tape File System (LTFS) technology, StrongBox empowers you to control storage costs without sacrificing data availability.

The StrongBox® DataManager is a complementary software enhancement to the StrongBox archive appliance that provides transparent file movement (migration or copying) from primary storage systems, such as NetApp, Linux, Windows, Novell, and other CIFS/NFS file servers, into the StrongBox archive.

Protect and preserve data with long-term reliability

Storage is fundamental, but ensuring that data can be retrieved is key to a successful IT infrastructure. StrongBox protects data on multiple fronts so that you can be confident that data written to the archive is recoverable in time of need.

Build a sustainable active archive

StrongBox is the turnkey solution component for active archive architectures in which your archival data remains available without high operating costs or bogging down network resources. StrongBox is energy efficient to help you meet Green IT initiatives, not to mention reduces your cost for power by up to 95 percent.

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Unitrends Backup & Disaster Recovery solution for virtual, physical and cloud is a leader in enterprise-level data protection.

It is used by IT professionals for backup of their virtual and physical servers and for performing disaster recovery to remote locations, private and public clouds.

Unitrends Backup & Recovery solution provides US-based support that boasts a 99% customer satisfaction rate, reinforcing its reputation for quality.

Features include: No Limits Licensing, Heterogeneous Protection for 100+ versions of Operating Systems, Continuous Data Protection & Point-in-Time Protection, Global Deduplication, Encryption, Ease of Use, Simply Scalable, Instant Recovery with Failover Virtualization, Disaster Recovery, Archiving and Replication.

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Spectra® T-Finity’s modern design provides a tape archive and backup solution to fully meet the needs of the Enterprise IT, federal government, high performance computing, and media and entertainment markets, offering industry-leading scalability with the speed necessary to meet the requirements of the most data-intensive environments in the world.

T-Finity’s advantages reach far beyond the necessary high performance and high capacity requirements of data-intensive storage. With unmatched features and significant CapEx and OpEx savings, T-Finity redefines what customers should expect from modern tape archive and backup solutions. The modern design saves customers up to 30% on the initial capital investment and 15-20% on annual recurring operational expenses.Brochure

Spectra T950 Tape Library

The Spectra® T950 library is designed and built to meet the stringent requirements of the enterprise for data integrity, data security and high reliability. The T950 library reduces staff involvement significantly, affordably scales in throughput and capacity, and supports multiple generations of current and future tape formats.   Brochure

For data archive, backup and recovery, this elite library leads the field in innovation—from the greatest storage density to proactive media management always protecting your data.Economical, Enterprise-Caliber Storage
The award-winning Spectra T950 library leads the field in cost-effective innovation—from the greatest storage density and feature set to integrated encryption with key management in an automated library. T950 also offers comprehensive media and hardware health monitoring inside an easy-to-use single management interface, giving you a simple and secure solution that eliminates the element of surprise.

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