If you’re looking for a data storage growth path, the T50e is your answer. When you invest in the T50e, you obtain exceptional, economical tape storage in a compact footprint built on the same superior technology platform as Spectra’s larger, more powerful libraries. Simply put, the T50e is versatile, expandable and affordable.
Flexible Growth & Performance that Meets Changing Needs
Adding capacity to your T50e is simple. Start with as few as 10 slots, and as your business expands add more capacity in increments of 5 tape slots. Spectra makes it easy by shipping every library fully populated, allowing you to add slots with a simple software key, significantly reducing the time needed to upgrade your library.
Adding tape drives and increasing performance is simple with easy-to-configure slide-in drives. This flexible scalability in capacity and performance protects your investment and ensures that your Spectra tape library is upgradable with the latest in technological advances. Designed to accept multiple generations of media and drives, the T50e will last for the long haul.
You can upgrade to a larger Spectra library as your needs grow. Spectra’s growth path allows you to move to a larger library with more capacity and performance.
Augment Storage Requirements with Partitioning
Shared Library Services lets data centers implement simple, integrated partitioning so that a single library appears to users as multiple libraries. Unlike other partitioning solutions that involve complicated and expensive external partitioning servers, network connections, and proprietary client software, you can easily partition your library using its BlueScale interface.
LTO Tape Technology Grows with You
The T50e leverages LTO (Linear Tape Open), the only open format tape technology available. You can rest easy knowing that each generation of LTO is backward compatible – with a vigorous roadmap extending to LTO-10 and beyond, so you have peace of mind that your tape technology format is here to stay.
Today’s LTO-8 provides up to 30TB of compressed capacity on each data cartridge (12TB native). With data transfer rates up to 750MB/s compressed, you’ll notice that your jobs will be completed in short order.