Sunstar Company, Inc.



NEO 8000e


NEO 8000e provides the long-term data storage and archiving solution for organizations with massive amounts of data. Embedded robustness, flexibility and intelligence are the cornerstone of the NEO 8000e, making it the ideal solution for the most demanding data centers.

With This Product You Can…

  • Address enterprise-level backup and archive requirements with up to 3PB of data storage
  • Meet backup windows and improve efficiency with high-performance data transfer rates … up to 24 TB/hr
  • Maximize data availability with redundant robotics, redundant components, and remote failover
  • Connect through multiple interfaces simultaneously with the embedded interface architecture
  • Easily customize your capacity, performance, and connectivity to meet your needs
  • LTFS

    LTFS functionality allows a tape cartridge to look just like a file system in which a the cartridge can be “mounted” just like a hard drive or thumb drive.


    • Drag and drop functionality and familiar directory tree interface ensures simplicity and ease of use
    • Linux, Windows, and Mac drive availability ensures wide spread compatibility
    • Facilitates tape media interchange
    • Reduces cost of ownership by eliminating the need for backup software
    Why You Need It…

    • Ensures fast, efficient, easy-to-use, affordable archive of file system data

    Remote Management

    NEO remote management provides intelligent, proactive administration and monitoring of the tape library, tape drives and media, ensuring a seamless backup and archive process.


    • 10/100-BaseT Ethernet connection
    • Provides tape drive and tape cartridge status information
    • Enables remote configuration activities
    • Alerts user to unusual/suspicious activity that may affect the backup/archive process via email or SNMP traps
    • Enables remote firmware upgrades
    • Provides remote diagnostics capabilities
    Why You Need It…

    • Provides convenient and reliable management of the backup/archive process from anywhere in the world


    NEO Series expandability/scalability features allow you to dynamically adjust your storage capacity and performance as your data storage needs change, adapting to ever-changing environments with a minimal amount of disruption while protecting your original library investment.


    • NEO 8000e can be scaled up to 1,000 cartridge slots and 24 tape drives by adding a 2nd module to the base unit, providing enterprise class functionality.
    • NEO 2000e and NEO 4000e can be scaled with either additional NEO 2000e modules or NEO 4000e modules, for an almost limitless combination of capacity and performance designed to specifically fit your storage needs
    • Flexible expandability and scalability allow you to reconfigure multi-module units and redeploy them as needed
    Why You Need It…

    • Provides the flexibility to meet changing data storage requirements

    Removable Cartridge Magazines

    NEO Series removable cartridge magazines provide effortless media handling for loading/unloading of cartridges while facilitating off-line storage for disaster recovery purposes.


    • Allows users to conveniently add/remove cartridges in their NEO library
    • Provides easy off-line handling of multiple cartridges
    • Enables convenient off-line/off-site storage of cartridges for disaster recovery purpose
    • Ensures more efficient media handling both inside and outside of a NEO Series library
    Why You Need It…

    • Reduces administrative overhead by making media handling more efficient and reliable

    Upgradable Tape Drives

    Avoid those dreaded forklift upgrades when new tape technologies become available. With NEO Series libraries, you can upgrade your drives and media on the fly. Installing and removing tape drives in is quick and easy. LTO drives maintain backward compatibility to previous generation tapes, so you won’t orphan any data during the upgrade process. This approach not only protects your investment, but also minimizes administrative overhead, and reduces service/maintenance costs.


    • Users can easily remove/replace tape drives to provide effortless upgrades to next-generation tape drive technologies
    • Downtime costs are eliminated by enabling end user replacement of tape drives (no waiting for a service tech to show up)
    • Tape drives can easily be added to existing tape libraries for increased performance and efficiency
    • Tape drives can be interchanged between NEO libraries for increased investment protection
    Why You Need It…

    • Protects your original library investment and reduces administrative overhead


    Provides increased data security to prevent unauthorized access to highly sensitive or
    mission-critical data.


    • Monitor I/O trends
    • Detect bottlenecks
    • Improve overall performance
    Why You Need It…

    • To prevent unauthorized access of confidential data


    NEO Series partitioning capability allows you to configure a single physical library into multiple virtual libraries.


    • Improves efficiency of the backup/archive process by enabling multi-tasking within the same library
    • Enables you to configure a single NEO library to interface with different backup servers, regardless of their connectivity type (SCSI, SAS, FC, etc.)
    • Protects your investment by allowing you to simultaneously use a single NEO library with a variety of backup software applications
    Why You Need It…

    • To maximize efficiency and improve cost of ownership

  • # of tape cartridge slots Comes standard with 100 slots; slots 101-500 available as options
    # of tape drives 1-12
    # of mail slots 15
    Tape drives supported LTO6, LTO5
    Minimum Capacity (per module) LTO6: 250TB
    LTO5: 150TB
    Maximum Capacity (per module) LTO6: 3.1PB
    LTO5: 1.5PB
    Maximum Capacity (maximum # of modules) LTO6: 6.3PB
    LTO5: 3TB
    Minimum data transfer rate (per module) LTO6: 576GB/hr
    LTO5: 504GB/hr
    Maximum data transfer rate (per module) LTO6: 17.3TB/hr
    LTO5: 12TB/hr
    Maximum data transfer rate (maximum number of modules) LTO6: 34.6TB/hr
    LTO5: 24TB/hr
    Interfaces LTO6: 8Gb FC, 6Gb SAS
    LTO5: 8Gb FC, 6Gb SAS
    Connectors LC optical fibre, 8088 Mini-SAS
    Form Factor 43U full rack height
    Dimensions (inches – unpackaged) 76”h x 24”w x 41.5”d
    Dimensions (inches – shipping)
    Weight (pounds – base configuration, unpackaged)
    Weight (pounds – base configuration, shipping) 705
    Avg. cartridge swap time
    Inventory time Less than 5 minutes (with maximum number of cartridges/tape drives)
    Power Requirements 638 watts (avg)
    Input Requirements 100 – 240 VAC, 47-53Hz
    Humidity (non-condensing; operating) 15% to 80%
    Temperature range (operating) 10° to 40° C
    Reliability >4,000,000 MCBF (robotic load/unload cycles)
    Standard Warranty 1-year Overland Care Level 2: 9×5 NBD onsite; NBD advanced parts replacement; 24×7 telephone support


    NEO® 8000e

    NEO® 4000e

    NEO® 2000e

    NEO® 400s

    NEO® 200s

    NEO® 100s

    Best Fit For Very large, data-intensive businesses needing high-availability backup and archive of mission critical data Large businesses with high-performance, high-capacity data storage needs Mid-sized businesses with rapidly changing IT environments experiencing high data growth Mid-sized businesses with moderately growing data storage requirements Small businesses or remote locations with growing data storage requirements Budget-constrained small businesses or remote locations with moderate data storage requirements
    Capacity 80TB – 3.1PB 48TB – 375TB 24TB – 187.5TB 38.4TB – 300TB 19.2TB – 150TB 7.2TB – 56TB
    Performance 504GB/hr – 17.3TB/hr 504GB/hr – 5.8TB/hr 504GB/hr – 2.9TB/hr 432GB/hr – 5.8TB/hr 432GB/hr – 2.9TB/hr 432GB/hr – 1.4TB/hr
    Drive Support LTO-6, LTO-5, LTO-4 LTO-6, LTO-5, LTO-4 LTO-6, LTO-5, LTO-4 LTO-6, LTO-5, LTO-4 LTO-6, LTO-5, LTO-4 LTO-6, LTO-5, LTO-4
    Form Factor 43u 10u 5u 4u 2u 1u

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