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  • Production
  • Backup/Restore
  • Disaster recovery
  • Archive
  • 1 TB native capacity and 120 MB/sec throughput drive datacenter efficiencies
  • Built in encryption technology
  • Supports FICON and Fibre Channel using the same hardware
  • Protects your investment with T10000 media re-use and broad compatibility
  • Supports demanding 24×7 business operations, minimizing risk
  • Enhances security and ensures data protection
Finding a way to boost performance without increasing your footprint or your budget is key to improving utilization and reducing costs. With 1 TB native capacity and 120 MB/sec throughput, the StorageTek T10000B tape drive delivers a potent combination that enables you to double your capacity in the same footprint while simplifying media management.
A terabyte of data in less than 2.5 hours
As a result of its 120 MB/sec throughput, the StorageTek T10000B lets you write a terabyte of data in less than 2.5 hours, shrinking backup windows and saving staff time and resources. Add optional sport cartridges to the mix and get 2x faster average access to data.
Reduced power, and acquisition costs
In addition to providing you with the highest capacity and throughput, the energy-efficient StorageTek tape libraries and drives help you minimize power, cooling and acquisition costs when compared to disk in production, backup/restore, disaster recovery, and archive applications.

Broad Compatibility

Seamless integration protects your investment
The StorageTek T10000B tape drive protects your investment through media reusability, connectivity, and exceptional compatibility. It integrates seamlessly into your existing mainframe infrastructure and maximizes utilization by enabling you to re-use your existing T10000 media.
Compatible with third-party applications
What’s more, the StorageTek T10000B is compatible with Sun StorageTek enterprise libraries and integrates seamlessly with leading third-party enterprise software libraries and business applications. This simplifies deployment and maximizes your return on investment.
FICON and Fibre Channel connectivity
The StorageTek T10000B further simplifies deployment by providing both FICON and Fibre Channel connectivity. For the first time, the T10000B utilizes the same physical tape drive for FICON and Fibre Channel, allowing you to easily transition between both open systems and mainframe environments.

Reliable Performance

Designed for high duty cycle environments
The enterprise demands of start-stop and high duty cycles place components and subassemblies under tremendous stress. Each component and sub-assembly in the StorageTek T10000B is designed to meet these rigorous operational demands. The tape drive supports your most demanding 24×7 business operations with highly reliable, enterprise-class tape drive technology adapted from the proven Sun StorageTek T10000 tape drive.
Superior mechanics
The drive’s superior mechanics include a dual head design that reduces media wear, unique hub-locking cartridge design, the highest level of Error Code Correction capability available today, and the SafeGuide tape path.
SafeGuide tape path reduces media wear
Sun’s renowned SafeGuide tape path implements a 5-roller design that guides the media without contacting the tape data surface. Only the tape heads contact the data surface, reducing media wear and improving reliability.
Lower linear velocity ensures accuracy
While competitive drives run at higher linear velocities, the StorageTek T10000B’s lower speed ensures more accurate tracking at the head/tape interface. The lower velocity also ensures more gentle tape handling, improving long-term data reliability.

Protects Your Data

Meet your evolving data security and compliance requirements
With the StorageTek 10000B tape drive, you can take advantage of encryption and write-once read-many (WORM) technology to meet your evolving requirements for data security and compliance.
Built-in encryption capabilities
The StorageTek T10000B comes with built-in encryption that works in conjunction with the Sun Crypto Key Management System. This tape-encryption appliance provides a simple, centralized, scalable solution for managing the keys used to encrypt and decrypt data written by the tape drive. This ensures that only the right people have access to the data, and helps you avoid potential legal and financial problems caused by loss or theft of unencrypted data.
VolSafe keeps it safe and secure
In addition, Sun StorageTek VolSafe secure media technology provides WORM capability to help you meet stringent electronic storage regulatory and legal requirements You can store data securely on non-erasable, non-rewritable tape and recall it quickly when you need it. Oracle StorageTek T10000 Tape Drive Operator’s Guide Oracle StorageTek T10000 Tape Drive Systems Assurance Guide
Tape load and thread
16 sec

Average file access (excludes load/thread)
46 sec (12 sec for Sport Cartridge)

Maximum rewind
91 sec (23 sec for Sport Cartridge)

Average rewind
48 sec (13 sec for Sport Cartridge)

Unload time
23 sec

Data transfer rate (uncompressed)
120 MB/sec

Data transfer rate, (compressed, maximum)
360 MB/sec (4 Gb Interface)
Capacity, native (uncompressed)
1 TB (240 GB for Sport Cartridge)
Archive life
30 years

Error Correction Capability (ECC)
1 x 10-19

Drive loads/unloads
4 Gb Fibre Channel, FICON

Burst transfer rate (uncompressed)
240 MB/sec

Channel rate, uncompressed sustained (Fibre Channel)
120 MB/sec

Interface specifications (Fibre Channel)
N and NL port, FC-AL-2, FCP-2, FC-tape, 4 Gb FC

Read/write compatibility interface
T10000 format

Emulation modes
3592 (MVS), VSM
3.5 in. (8.89 cm)

16.75 in. (42.55 cm)

5.75 in. (14.61 cm)
Operating Temperature
+50° F to +104° F (+10° C to +40° C)

Non-operating (storage) temperature
+50° F to +104° F (+10° C to +40° C)

Operating Relative humidity
20% to 80%

Non-operating Relative humidity
10% to 95%
Tape format
Linear serpentine
Consumption/dissipation (operating maximum continuous – not peak)
63 W (drive only) and 90 W (including power supply)/420 BTU/hr

88–264 VAC @ 48–63 Hz
The crypto-ready StorageTek T10000B tape drive works in conjunction with the Sun Crypto Key Management Channel rate, uncompressed sustained (Fibre Channel) 120 MB/sec System (KMS). The KMS delivers a simple, secure, centralized solution for managing the keys used to Interface specifications (Fibre Channel) N and NL port, FC-AL-2, FCP-2, FC-tape, 4 Gb FC encrypt and decrypt data written by the T10000B tape drive. Developed on open security standards, the Read/write compatibility interface T10000 format KMS consists of the Key Management Appliance, a security-hardened Sun Fire x2100 M2 rackmounted server and the KMS Manager graphical user interface (GUI) that is executed on a workstation. The KMS runs without regard to application, operating platform, or primary storage device. It complies with Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) 140-2 certification. Requirements and specifications may change, so check with your Sun representative.