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Quantum DLTtape III/IIIxt/IV
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Quantum DLTtape III/IIIxt/IV

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Overview:

The DLTtape System
With the volume of information increasing exponentially, dependable recording and preservation of data is crucial to the successful operation of a corporation. One of the most critical links in this process is the quality of the backup tape itself. The Quantum DLTtape® family of half-inch cartridge tapes, designed and formulated specifically for Quantum DLTtape drives, delivers what you need: Proven performance and durability.

Built to the Highest Standards
Quantum DLTtape Technology takes advantage of the latest advances in binder chemistry with its unique high-grade metal particle (MP) formulation. By combining both solid and liquid lubricants in the tape binder system, tape and head wear are reduced while repelling airborne particles that could affect read/write head performance. In addition, by using a uniform particle shape, a dense binding system, a smooth coating surface, and a specially selected base film, Quantum DLTtape half–inch cartridge tapes take advantage of shorter wave–length recording schemes to ensure read compatibility with future generations of DLTtape drives.

Total Quality Control
Quantum DLTtape half–inch cartridge tapes are manufactured using the highest level of quality control, thorough in–process certification, and frequent audits. Sample tapes from each lot are tested according to the most stringent standards, including a write/read test using the interchange format proposed by ANSI X3B5 and adapted by ECMA and ISO.

Quantum Quality and Reliability
Ongoing accelerated tests show that Quantum DLTtape cartridges can exceed one million passes with a negligible impact on soft error rates and a 30–year archival life. You’re making a quality decision when you choose Quantum DLTtape half–inch cartridge tapes. Approved by Quantum for use in all Quantum DLTtape drives and libraries, Quantum DLTtape half–inch cartridges are backed by a limited lifetime warranty.

Features & Benefits

  • High performance — Up to 80GB of storage per tape with data compression
  • Demonstrated durability — One million passes with a negligible impact on soft error rates and a 30-year archival life
  • Accurate — Patented tape leader delivers consistent tape motion while a unique tape/reel locking mechanism prevents tape slack
  • Rugged design — Shock-resistant cartridge combined with a durable plastic container that protects against corrosion

Specifications:


Quantum DLTtape III/IIIxt/IV Specifications
Compatibility
Media Recorded Format Capacity (native) DLT 2000 DLT 2000XT DLT 4000 DLT 7000 DLT 8000 DLT1/VS80
DLTtape III DLT 2000 10GB 1.25MB/sec 1.25MB/sec 1.5MB/sec 1.5MB/sec 1.5MB/sec N/A
DLTtape IIIXT DLT 2000XT 15GB N/A 1.25MB/sec 1.5MB/sec 1.5MB/sec 1.5MB/sec N/A
DLTtape IV DLT 4000 20GB N/A N/A 1.5MB/sec 1.5MB/sec 1.5MB/sec 1.5MB/sec
DLTtape IV DLT 7000 35GB N/A N/A N/A 5.0MB/sec 5.0MB/sec N/A
DLTtape IV DLT 8000 40GB N/A N/A N/A N/A 6.0MB/sec N/A
DLTtape IV DLT1/VS80 40GB N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 3.0MB/sec
Tape Characteristics
  III IIIxt IV
Tape Type Metal particle Metal particle Metal particle
Overall Length (feet) 1,200 1,828 1,828
Data Area Length (feet) 1,167 1,780 1,780
Tape Width (inches) 0.498 0.498 0.498
Tape Thickness (m inches) 536 360 360
Magnetic Properties
Coercivity (Oe) 1,540 1,540 1,850
Remanence (G) 2,600 2,600 2,900
Physical Specifications
Width inches (mm) 4.16 (105.6) 4.16 (105.6) 4.16 (105.6)
Length inches (mm) 4.15 (105.3) 4.15 (105.3) 4.15 (105.3)
Height inches (mm) 1.0 (25.4) 1.0 (25.4) 1.0 (25.4)
Weight–pounds (kg) 7.7 (3.5) 7.85 (3.53) 7.85 (3.53)
Color Light Brown White Dark Brown
Tape Life
Archive Storage (years)
(with less than 5% loss in demagnetization (at 20º C and 40% non–condensing humidity)
>20 >30 >30
Durability
(average 1,000,000 head passes in typical office/computer environment)
500,000 1,000,000 1,000,000
Environmental
Operating Ambient Temperature: 50°F to 104°F (10°C to 40°C)
Relative Humidity: 20% to 80% Non-Condensing
Maximum Wet Bulb Temperature: 77°F (25°C)
Storage (non–archival) Temperature: 61°F to 90°F (16°C to 32°C)
Relative Humidity: 20% to 80% Non-Condensing
Maximum Wet Bulb Temperature: 78°F (26°C)
Storage (archival) Temperature: 64°F to 79°F (18°C to 26°C)
Relative Humidity: 40% to 60% Non-Condensing
Stay Magnetic Field (G): <4,000
(strength impinging on any point on the cartridge)
Warranty
Quantum DLTtape half-inch cartridge tapes are free from defects in material and manufacture at the time of purchase. This limited lifetime warranty extends to the original end-user purchaser of the product and is not assignable or transferable to any subsequent purchaser or end-user.

Documentation:

Download the Quantum DLTtape III/IIIxt/IV Datasheet (PDF).

 

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