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2 DLT7000 or DLT8000 Drives
18 Cartridge Positions
UP TO 1.44TB Capacity
UP TO 86GB/Hour Transfer Rate
FibreReady Design

Product Description

ADIC¹s Scalar 218FC DLT library is the industry¹s first tape library with a native Fibre Channel interface. It combines the speed and reliability of DLT7000 and DLT8000 drives with the high performance and connectivity of Fibre Channel to provide full support for Storage Area Networks (SANs). With gigabit link speeds over distances up to 500 meters, the Scalar 218FC enables backup strategies not attainable with standard SCSI interface libraries. Available in both desktop and rackmount versions, this high-performance library offers 18-cartridge capacity, 35-second initialization, and 10-second average media exchange times. An integrated barcode reader and media import/export slot offer advanced media management capability.

Features and Benefits
bullet Native Fibre Channel interface for Storage Area Networks improves connectivity and performance, and allows sharing of storage resources
bullet Robotics rated for 1,000,000 cartridge changes means years of trouble-free service, even at high duty cycles
bullet Up to 1.44TB capacity-handles large data backup requirements o Dual DLT drives provide increased backup speeds and built-in redundancy
bullet Front-access import/export slot offers secure cartridge exchange and simplified media management
bullet Integrated barcode reader provides instant media verification and inventory
bullet Desktop or rackmount configuration-the Scalar 218FC fits easily into standard data center environments
bullet One Year On-site Service included for highest levels of protection

Capacity and transfer rates assume average 2:1 compression, unless otherwise stated


Library Configurations
Tape Capacity: 18 cartridges maximum capacity
Barcode Reader: Included in all configurations
Import/Export Slot: Included; takes one cartridge slot if configured
Drives: 2, Quantum DLT7000 or DLT8000
Slot Configuration: 18
17 plus I/E slot
16 plus I/E slot for use with some software packages
16 for use with some software packages

Drive & Performance
Drive Type: DLT7000 DLT8000
Library Capacity Native: 630 GB 720 GB
     with 2:1 Compression: 1.26 TB 1.44 TB
Library Transfer Rate Native: 600 MB/min 720 MB/min
     with 2:1 Compression: 1.2 GB/min 1.44 GB/min
File Access Time (Avg): 60 seconds 60 seconds
Data Compression: On-board DCLZ with variable block size
Recording Format: Multiple-Track, Linear Serpentine
Data Buffer: 8MB 8 MB
Media: DLTtape IV DLTtape IV
Tape Length: 1800 feet 1800 feet
Recording Density (bits/in): 86,000 bits/in 98,000 bits/in
Tracks Per Tape: 208 208

Cartridge Change: 10 sec. maximum
Indicators: Keypad with LCD menu display
Drive: Write Protected, tape in use, use cleaning tape, and tape density LEDS; density select. tape unload controls
Interface: Multi-mode optical, 1.0625 Gb/sec
    Type (Distance): Multi-mode 50µ fiber optic cable (<500m)
Multi-mode 62.5µ fiber optic cable (<200m)
    Connector: Dual SC

FC Status Guide
LEDS: Power, self-test failure, Fibre Channel activity, SCSI activity, Ethernet activity
Remote Diagnostic: Port: 10 baseT Ethernet
Serial Diagnostic: Port: RS-232, cable provided

Hard Error Rate: 1 in 1017 bits
Tape Shelf Life: 30 years minimum (at 20 °C, 40% RH)
Maintenance: Periodic drive head cleaning with DLT Cleaning Cartridge
MSBF: Greater than 1,000,000 cartridge changes
MTBF: Greater than 80,000 power-on hours
MTTR: Less than 30 minutes
Error Correction Code: Reed-Solomon ECC; 64-bit CRC on each 4KB of data; 16-bit CRC on each reacord; Internal parity checking on cache buffer
Field Replaceable: Drives, power supplies, picker assembly, SCSI cables, fan, barcode reader, control electronics module
Diagnostics: Built-In-Test (BIT), store/recall last 100 events, "fault isolation" assistance

Dimensions: 19.0"W x 24.5"D x 10.5"H
(48.2cm x 62.2cm x 26.7cm)
Rack Height Dimensions: 6U (10.5"/26.7cm)
Weight: 70 lbs. (31.7kg) with 2 drives

Electrical: 100-240 VAC, 47-63 Hz, 2.5 - 1.25A
Altitude: 30,000 ft. (9,144m)
Temperature: 10° C to 40°C operating
Humidity: 5 to 80% non-condensing operating
Noise Level: 45 dBA
Vibration: 0.3g (5-500-5 Hz) operating
Tested per ISTA for storage/shipping

3g operating
Impact tested per ISTA for storage/shipping

BTU/Hour: 600

Compliance & Certification
Standards: ANSI FC-PH 4.3, ANSI FC-AL 4.5,
Fibre Channel Class 3 Device
Safety: UL-1950/CUL C22.2 No. 950, TUV EN 60950
Emissions: FCC #47, Part 15, Class B, EN 55022, VCCI
Immunity: EN 50082-1
International: CE

1 18 tapes with 2:1 compression
2 With 2 drives
3 With scheduled maintenance

Part Numbers

Scalar 218FC
Features DLT7000 DLT8000
ADIC Part Number: 99-4022-22, 2-Drive, Multi-Mode, desktop
99-4022-21, 2-Drive, rackmount
99-4022-24, 2-Drive, Multi-Mode, desktop
99-4022-23, 2-Drive, Multi-Mode, rackmount
Media Type: DLTtape IV DLTtape IV
Average Tape Capacity: 35/70 GB 40/80 GB
Number of Drives: 2 2
Total System Capacity: up to 1.68 TB up to 1.44 TB
Recommended System Size: 250-350 GB 300-400 GB
Maximum Transfer Rate: 300/600 MB per minute 360/720 MB per minute
Accessories Included: 1 import/export mailslot
Barcode Reader
Barcode Labels (1-99)
1 DLT tape IV cartridge
1 Cleaning cartridge
SCSI terminator
Power cord
3 meter, 50 micron, multi-mode
optical cable
Serial I/F cable
Accessories Required: Backup Software
DLTtape Cartridges
Accessory Options: 39-1049-11 DLTtape IV 7pk
10-1338-02 (to -11) Barcode Labels

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