T950 Overview

T950 Overview

Your data storage challenge is enormous – to protect and preserve your organization’s vast amounts of growing data in a cost effective, secure and timely manner. The Spectra T950 tape library is the tape solution you’ve been looking for. By combining field-proven reliability with nearly 40 years of data storage innovation, the Spectra T950 Library gives you access to our full suite of enterprise capabilities.

Spectra T950 Library cost effective tape solution for data storage image

One of the most notable attributes of our Spectra T950 Library is its versatile built-in BlueScale software interface – the same dynamic interface that is operational across the entire family of Spectra libraries, bringing you intelligent command, control and data integrity functionality at the touch of a screen.

The T950 delivers powerful library management, superior and proactive data integrity administration, and the most cost effective tape solution. Once data expands beyond the limits of your initial T950 configuration, you simply add expansion frames to keep growing. The T950 can expand up to 120 drives and 10,020 LTO slots (7,614 enterprise slots) in eight frames. Now that’s flexibility.

The Spectra T950 Library, with its cost effective, compact footprint, is installed in some of the world’s most high-profile organizations to meet their backup, archive and deep data storage requirements.

T950 Delivers, cost effective, Flexible Growth & Performance
Adding capacity to your T950 is simple with Capacity on Demand (CoD). Start with as few as 90 enterprise slots or 100 LTO slots, and as your data storage needs expand, add more capacity in increments of 9 enterprise tape slots or 10 LTO tape slots, up to 7,614 enterprise slots or 10,020 LTO slots. The Spectra T950 Library utilizes a custom, 10-tape TeraPack for LTO media or a 9-tape TeraPack for enterprise tape media.

Roving TeraPack® Architecture
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 in a cost effective manner. This approach gives Spectra’s enterprise libraries industry-best density, allowing you to store 10 LTO slots (9 enterprise slots) in a single container. When paired with the T950’s transporter, the T950’s TeraPack is not just a storage container, but a vehicle for transporting 180TB of LTO data (180TB of TS1160 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 the T950

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

Scalability: Up to 10,000+ LTO slots or 7,600+ TS1150 slots and nearly 190 PB of compressed capacity. Scales to 120 tape drives easily.

Density: TeraPack architecture delivers up to 200 percent more storage than the competition for a given footprint.

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.

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

Spectra T950 Library Technical Specifications

One Frame Capacity and Throughput
Technology Max Drives Max Cartridges Max Capacity Max Throughput Encryption Support
LTO-9 24 920

16.5PB
(uncompressed)

41.4
(compressed)*

34.56TB/hr
(uncompressed)

86.4TB/hr
(compressed)*

Yes
LTO-8 24 920

11PB
(uncompressed)

27.6PB
(compressed)*

31.1TB/hr
(uncompressed)

64.8TB/hr
(compressed)*

Yes
LTO-7 Type M 24 920

8.28PB
(uncompressed)

20.7PB
(compressed)*

25.92TB/hr
(uncompressed)

60.48TB/hr
(compressed)*

Yes
LTO-7 24 920

5.5PB
(uncompressed)

13.8PB
(compressed)*

25.92TB/hr
(uncompressed)

60.48TB/hr
(compressed)*

Yes
LTO-6 24 920

2.3PB (uncompressed)

5.7PB (compressed)*

13.8TB/hr (uncompressed)

34.6TB/hr (compressed)*

Yes
TS1150
Technology
24 594

5.9PB
(uncompressed)

14.9PB
(compressed)*

31.1TB/hr (uncompressed)

60.5TB/hr (compressed)*

Yes
TS1155
Technology
24 594

8.9PB
(uncompressed)

22.27PB
(compressed)*

31.1TB/hr (uncompressed)

60.5TB/hr (compressed)*

Yes
TS1160
Technology
24 594 11.88PB
(uncompressed)29.70PB
(compressed)*
34.56TB/hr (uncompressed)

77.76TB/hr (compressed)*

Yes
Eight Frames Capacity and Throughput
Technology Max Drives Max Cartridges Max Capacity Max Throughput Encryption Support
LTO-9 120 10,020

180.3PB
(uncompressed)

450.9PB
(compressed)*

172.8TB/hr
(uncompressed)

432TB/hr
(compressed)*

Yes
LTO-8 120 10,020

120PB
(uncompressed)

300.6PB
(compressed)*

155.52TB/hr
(uncompressed)

324TB/hr
(compressed)*

Yes
LTO-7 Type M 120 10,020

90.18PB
(uncompressed)

225.4PB
(compressed)*

129.6TB/hr
(uncompressed)

302.4TB/hr
(compressed)*

Yes
LTO-7 120 10,020

60PB (uncompressed)

150.3PB (compressed)*

129.6TB/hr
(uncompressed)

302TB/hr
(compressed)*

Yes
LTO-6 120 10,020

25PB (uncompressed)

62.6PB (compressed)*

69.1TB/hr (uncompressed)

172.8TB/hr (compressed)*

Yes
TS1150
Technology
120 7,614

76.1PB
(uncompressed)

190.3PB
(compressed)*

155.5TB/hr (uncompressed)

302.4TB/hr (compressed)*

Yes
TS1155
Technology
120 7,614

114.2PB
(uncompressed)

285.5PB
(compressed)*

155.5TB/hr (uncompressed)

302.4TB/hr (compressed)*

Yes
TS1160
Technology
120 7,614 152.2PB
(uncompressed)380.7PB
(compressed)*
172.8TB/hr (uncompressed)

388.8TB/hr (compressed)*

Yes

* Assumes 2.5:1 compression for LTO-6, LTO-7, LTO-7 Type M, LTO-8, LTO-9, TS1150, and TS1155

Environmental
  LTO Drives and Media TS Drives and Media  
Temperature 10’C to 35’C (Up to 95’F) 16’C to 32’C (60.8’F to 89.6’F)  
Humidity 20 to 80% 20 to 80%  
Reliability
Library MTTR 3 minutes for hot-swap components. 30 minutes for non-hot-swap components
Power Requirements

Base Frame and 24 LTO Drives; 1,275 Watts AC (max operating) 200-240v AC (50/60Hz>/6.8-8.2 Amps (RMS)

Heat Dissipation: 4,347 BTU/hr (max operating, same configuration)

Library
Max Media/Slot Count (8-frame) Max Partitions Tape Technology Supported
10,020 (LTO) 16 LTO-4,5,6,7,7 Type M,8,9
7,614 16 TS1155, TS1150
Library Dimensions
  Main Frame Drive Expansion Frame Media Expansion Frame Service Frame
Height 79.125 – 82 in (201.0 to 208.3 cm) 79.125 – 82 in (201.0 to 208.3 cm) 79.125 – 82 in (201.0 to 208.3 cm)

79.125 – 82 in (201.0 to 208.3 cm)

Width 29 in (73.7 cm) 29 in (73.7 cm) 29 in (73.7 cm) 29.8 (75.7 cm)
Depth 43.25 in (109.9 cm) 43.25 in (109.9 cm) 43.25 in (109.9 cm) 43.25 in (109.9 cm)
Weight 821 lb (372 kg) 763 lb (346 kg) 564 lb (256 kg) 737 lb (334 kg) w BulkTAP (824 lb (374 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
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

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