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

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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

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# of tape cartridge slotsComes standard with 100 slots; slots 101-500 available as options
# of tape drives1-12
# of mail slots15
Tape drives supportedLTO6, 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
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
InterfacesLTO6: 8Gb FC, 6Gb SAS
LTO5: 8Gb FC, 6Gb SAS
ConnectorsLC optical fibre, 8088 Mini-SAS
Form Factor43U 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 timeLess than 5 minutes (with maximum number of cartridges/tape drives)
Power Requirements638 watts (avg)
Input Requirements100 – 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 Warranty1-year Overland Care Level 2: 9×5 NBD onsite; NBD advanced parts replacement; 24×7 telephone support

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NEO® 8000e

NEO® 4000e

NEO® 2000e

NEO® 400s

NEO® 200s

NEO® 100s

Best Fit ForVery large, data-intensive businesses needing high-availability backup and archive of mission critical dataLarge businesses with high-performance, high-capacity data storage needsMid-sized businesses with rapidly changing IT environments experiencing high data growthMid-sized businesses with moderately growing data storage requirementsSmall businesses or remote locations with growing data storage requirementsBudget-constrained small businesses or remote locations with moderate data storage requirements
Capacity80TB – 3.1PB48TB – 375TB24TB – 187.5TB38.4TB – 300TB19.2TB – 150TB7.2TB – 56TB
Performance504GB/hr – 17.3TB/hr504GB/hr – 5.8TB/hr504GB/hr – 2.9TB/hr432GB/hr – 5.8TB/hr432GB/hr – 2.9TB/hr432GB/hr – 1.4TB/hr
Drive SupportLTO-6, LTO-5, LTO-4LTO-6, LTO-5, LTO-4LTO-6, LTO-5, LTO-4LTO-6, LTO-5, LTO-4LTO-6, LTO-5, LTO-4LTO-6, LTO-5, LTO-4
Form Factor43u10u5u4u2u1u


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