T120 overview

By combining field-proven reliability with cutting-edge storage innovation, the Spectra® T120 gives you access to our full suite of enterprise capabilities in 14U of rack space. Leveraging Spectra’s vast experience in tape automation hardware and many generations of BlueScale® software, the Spectra T120 is simple, affordable storage without compromise.

The T120 is built on our patented robotics, advanced LTO technology, powerful library management, increased security through our integrated BlueScale® Encryption, plus a range of support options to suit your needs. With more innovative features than any other library in its class, the T120 easily stands out in front. Designed to meet the backup, archive and deep storage requirements of demanding small and medium-sized organizations, the Spectra T120 library is easy to use, manage and maintain.


Get to Know T120

Click the red dots for expanded details on the library’s features.

Data Integrity Verification (DIV): Confirms data written to tape is readable immediately after it is written as well as at user selectable times thereafter to protect archived data.

Administration: A common management interface, called BlueScale, for all library functions including configuration, administration, security, and remote operations.

Availability: Assisted Self Maintenance is an industry first support option that allows users to depot customer replaceable parts on site to quickly and easily replace failed components and maximize up time.

Encryption: Integrated AES-256 encryption and key management providing easy, economical, powerful security.

Media Lifecycle Management (MLM): Tracks and monitors 40+ data points for each piece of Spectra Certified media in your library to proactively notify you of media health issues before they become problems.

T120 Technical Specifications

Capacity and Throughput
Technology Max Drives Max Cartridges Max Capacity Max Throughput Encryption Support
LTO-8 10 120





LTO-7 Type M 10 120





LTO-7 10 120





LTO-6 10 120

300TB (uncompressed)

750TB (compressed)*

5.8TB/hr (uncompressed)

14.4TB/hr (compressed)*


*  Assumes 2.5:1 compression for LTO-6, LTO-7,LTO-7 Type M, LTO8

  LTO Drives and Media
Temperature 10’C to 40’C (50’F to 104’F)
Humidity 20 to 80%


Library MTTR 3 minutes for hot-swap components. 30 minutes for non-hot-swap components
Power Requirements

10 LTO-8 Drives; 395 Watts AC (max operating) 200-240v AC (50/60Hz>/6.8-8.2 Amps (RMS)

Heat Dissipation: 1,351 BTU/hr (max operating, same configuration)


Max Media/Slot Count Max Partitions Tape Technology Supported Dimensions Interface
120 (LTO) 6 LTO-4,5,6,7,7 Type M,8 35 in (D) x 15.5 in (W) x 24.5 in (H) (14U)

Fibre Channel – 8Gb/s, SAS


Library Weight
Base Chassis 160 lb (72.6 kg)
Weight wtih Max Drives and Max Inventory 305 lb (138.4 kg)


Library Features
Encryption Supported BlueScale/Spectra SKLM
Type of TeraPack System Fixed TeraPack (8 cartridges)
Queued Ejects Support Yes
Auto Clean Support Yes
Camera (Spectra Vision) No
Spectra Encryption Options  Available Cost
Spectra BlueScale Standard Encryption X Free
Spectra BlueScale Professional Encryption X Additional Charge
Spectra BlueScale SKLM Encryption X Additional Charge

< Back to Spectra T120

Spectra Logic
Follow Us