Spectra’s ArcticBlue delivers long-term online disk storage for the price of tape. Powered by Spectra’s BlackPearl Converged Storage System, ArcticBlue provides organizations with object-based, disk storage that scales in capacity and performance with a very low total cost of ownership (TCO).
Engineered for data reliability and integrity, Spectra’s unique implementation of ZFS software brings new life to disk storage. ArcticBlue creates an on-premise cloud with a Spectra S3 interface to make archive storage more accessible. And the 12TB disk drive extends storage capacities to more than 10 petabytes (PB) in a single ArcticBlue system.

The spin-down disk technology of ArcticBlue intelligently powers down bands of storage when idle, minimizing disk degradation and extending the life of the disks -up to seven years. This powerful feature alleviates the need for a subsystem refresh in three or four years, providing significant cost savings in procuring and deploying a new system.

Perfect for tapeless IT environments, ArcticBlue is also a cost-effective complement to environments with tape storage that need affordable long-term online data protection.


ArcticBlue, powered by BlackPearl, provides more than double the life span of traditional disk at half the cost of today’s nearline storage – as low as 10 cents per gigabyte (U.S.).

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Extend the life of your disk archive while delivering fast access to deep storage.

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Built to safeguard your data, ArcticBlue ensures reliability with continuous data checksum and end-to-end checksum.

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BlackPearl Enabled

Spectra’s BlackPearl Converged Storage System provides a Spectra S3 front-end interface to disk and tape storage.

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Triple Parity

Statistically eliminates data loss through redundancy and automatic rebuilds when properly monitored and maintained

Very Wide Bands

Very Wide Bands maximizes system performance while providing maximum protection


Leveraging this technology to its fullest by using sequential data writes from physical high speed cache to increase performance, similar to writing to tape

Drive Lifecycle Management

Power down technology extends the life of drives

BlackPearl Enabled

Industry standard S3 object storage interface

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