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The ETERNUS LT260 LTO based tape library combines flexible scalability, exceptional storage density with excellent automated and remote management capabilities for the highly efficient handling of fast growing backup volumes.

It starts from 500 TB of compressed capacity in a 6U chassis of up to 3.5 PB in the maximum configuration of one base module and 6 expansion modules. Each module has 80 slots and can be equipped with up to 6 drives for connectivity, performance and redundancy.

ETERNUS LT260 can be split into a maximum of 6 partitions per unit serving different application environments in parallel. A graphical web interface and a high level of automation enables simple and remote operation without on-site experts.

The ETERNUS LT260 systems are enabled for encryption offering enhanced security and compliance.


Features Benefits
Latest technology
  • Scalable from 80 to 560 slots by adding another unit
  • Up to 6 LTO-5 or LTO-6 HH SAS drives per unit in FC or SAS technology
  • Up to 6 partitions per unit possible
  • Easy upgrade to increase storage capacity and performance
  • High investment protection
  • FC technology provides high data throughput and scales down backup windows
  • SAS interface allows flexible storage architecture at relatively low cost
  • Build up independent libraries out of one system
  • Makes it easier to separate different LTO generations, avoids undesired incompatible media loads
  • Allows to serve different application environments in parallel
Many extras at no additional cost
  • Mail slot
  • Barcode reader
  • Remote management utility and user friendly operator panel
  • Easy input and output of cartridges
  • Short initialization time thanks to slot barcodes
  • Automation helps to decrease the error rate of backup processes


Model LTO-6, half height LTO-5, half height
Tape system interface Fibre Channel, SAS
Capacity (max.) (native) 200 - 1,400 TB 120 - 840 TB
Number of slots 80 - 560
Drives (max.) 6 HH / 42 HH

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