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Quantum LTO-5 HH Drive, 1U Rackmount Black (TC-L53CN-AR)


Includes data cartridge, cleaning cartridge,SFF8088 to SFF8088 mini-SAS cable, mounting kit, worldwide power cords and product documentation.

Quantum's LTO-5 Half Height (HH) tape drives deliver tremendous capacity and performance at an affordable price. In addition, they use less power on average than LTO-4 drives, making a "greener" and more energy efficient solution.

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  • Part Number: TC-L53CN-AR
  • DOT Part Number: QUATC-L53CN-AR
  • Shipping Weight: 27 lbs
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      The drive uses the latest industry-standard interface—6 Gb/sec Serial Attached SCSI (SAS)—to allow for easy installation and integration into your data center. Quantum's LTO-5 HH tape drives also protect your investment by providing backward read and write compatibility with LTO-4 media and backward read compatibility with LTO-3 media.

     And with Quantum's LTO-5 drives, you can be assured of security with hardware-based AES 256-bit data encryption, allowing for the highest level of security without any loss of performance during the encryption process. In addition, LTO-5 is WORM capable when used with LTO WORM data cartridges. And the new partitioning functionality enables the tape to be formatted so it can be treated like a hard disk – perfect for video, imaging, CAD/CAM and other large file applications.
     Quantum "Backup Ready" kit solutions allow you to go from box-to-backup in minutes with the highly reliable Quantum LTO-5 tape drive, and durable Quantum media. "Backup Ready" solutions are cost-effective, easy to install and fully supported by Quantum. Choose the Quantum LTO-5 tape drive configuration that is right for your environment: a server-installable internal, convenient tabletop or space-efficient rackmount.
Key Features and Benefits
Performance – Compressed transfer rates up to 1008GB/hr
Capacity - Up to 3TB compressed capacity
Security/Ease-of-Use - AES 256-bit hardware-based encryption, Write Once, Read Many(WORM)         functionality, and partitioning capability.
Compatibility - Investment protection with backward read/write compatibility to LTO-4 media and           backward read compatibility to LTO-3 media


Native sustained transfer rate         140 MB/s
2:1 compressed transfer rate         280 MB/s
Native formatted capacity                 1500 GB
Compressed formatted capacity 3000 GB
Burst Transfer Rate (MB/sec)           600
SAS (max)
Data Buffer Size                                256 MB
Average file access time                56 sec
Interfaces available                        6 Gb/s SAS
Tape Format
Format                         LTO Ultrium 5
Recording density 15.143 Kb/mm
Encoding method 16 Channel 32/33 RLL NPML
Data compression ALDC
Operating Temperature                         50° to 104° F / 10° to 40° C @ 5 CFM
Operating Non-condensing humidity 20% to 80%
Altitude 13,000 ft (4,000 m)
Non-operating Temperature                       -40° to 149° F/-40° to 66° C
Non-operating Non-condensing humidity 10% to 95% 
Voltage                         +5V, +12V
Power consumption Idle 6.7 watts Typical 23.1 watts  Peak 37.2 watts
Media Specifications
Cartridge Dimensions 4” × 4.15” × .85” (L×W×H)(102mm × 105.4mm × 21.5mm)
Archive Storage                 .30 years
Durability                         20,000 load/unload cycles