T200 Overview

The Spectra T200 provides unmatched versatility — from a growth path within the library or to a bigger library to continuous, innovative software and hardware enhancements to the ability to work with many backup and archive applications, including Spectra’s BlackPearl — this library is built for the long haul. Need more storage? Want to upgrade to the newest version of LTO? Changing backup applications? Building a private cloud? The T200 has you covered.

Designed to be easy to use and manage, it won’t let you down in the most demanding environments. Scalable from 50 to 200 slots, you can store over 3.6 PB (9 PB compressed) of data in this library.


Roving TeraPack
When data center real estate counts, Spectra Logic libraries offer you unsurpassed storage density and minimal footprint through a unique and highly efficient design. Instead of using traditional tape slots, Spectra uses innovative “shelves” and TeraPack containers to store tape cartridges. This approach gives Spectra’s enterprise libraries industry-best density, allowing you to store 10 LTO slots in a single container. When paired with the T200’s transporter, the T200’s TeraPack is not just a storage container, but a vehicle for transporting 180TB of LTO data to drives, storage shelves, import, and export in a single robotic movement, reducing the time required handling media by 90 percent.

Get to Know T200

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

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

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.

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

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.

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.

T200 Technical Specifications

Capacity and Throughput
Technology Max Drives Max Cartridges Max Capacity Max Throughput Encryption Support
LTO-9 8 200





LTO-8 8 200





LTO-7 Type M 8 200





LTO-7 8 200





LTO-6 8 200

500TB (uncompressed)

1.25PB (compressed)*

4.6TB/hr (uncompressed)

11.5TB/hr (compressed)*


* Assumes 2.5:1 compression for LTO-6, LTO-7, LTO-7 Type M, LTO-8 and LTO-9

  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

8 LTO Drives; 408 Watts AC (max operating) 200-240v AC (50/60Hz>/6.8-8.2 Amps (RMS)

Heat Dissipation: 1,396 BTU/hr (max operating, same configuration)


Max Media/Slot Count Max Partitions Tape Technology Supported Dimensions
200 (LTO) 8 LTO-4,5,6,7,LTO-7 Type M,8,9 35 (H) x 17.5 (W) x 41 (D) (20U)


Library Weight
Base Chassis 230 lb (104 kg)
Weight wtih Max Drives and Max Inventory 428 ln (194 kg)


Library Features
Encryption Supported BlueScale/Spectra SKLM
Type of TeraPack System Roving TeraPack
Queued Ejects Support Yes
Auto Clean Support Yes
Camera (Spectra Vision) Yes

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