P1000 Series Specifications


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Storing almost 7 TB in only 3.4 square feet and featuring Fibre Channel for Storage Area Networks (SANs), the P1000 is ideal for small and medium sized work groups or for an enterprise with distributed data.

The P1000 is designed to provide a low cost of library ownership, enabling users to add tape drives and cartridge slots when needed.

Link up to three rackmounted libraries to scale capacity and performance with complete investment protection.


  • Up to 6.6 TB capacity
  • Up to 317 GB per hour performance
  • Up to four DLTtape drives and 30 cartridges in a single library
  • Hot-swap tape drives
  • New Pass-Through feature allows up to three P1000s to be linked as a single library with up to twelve Super DLTtape drives and 84 cartridges, providing up to 18.5 TB capacity and up to 950 GB per hour performance
  • Fibre Channel or SCSI interface
  • Modular Prism Storage Architecture
  • The ultimate in reliability with IntelliGrip™ robotics
  • Deskside and rackmount enclosures
  • Touch screen controls with browser-like graphical user interface
  • Supported by most major data protection packages
  • WebAdmin software for remote administration
  • Load port for online tape exchange


DLT 7000 DLT 8000  SDLT 220
16 slots 
(1 P1000)
1.12 1.28 3.52
30 slots 
(1 P1000)
2.10 2.40 6.60
57 slots 
(2 P1000s)
3.99 4.56 12.5
84 slots 
(3 P1000s)
5.88 6.72 18.5

1 drive 
(1 P1000)
36.0 43.2 79.2
4 drives
(1 P1000)
144 173 317
8 drives
(2 P1000s)
288 346 634
12 drives
(3 P1000s)
432 518 950

SCSI Interface

Fast/Wide SCSI-3 differential

Fast/Wide SCSI-3 differential

Robotics Reliability
MTBF 250,000 power-on hours
MSBF 2 million load/unload cycles (swaps)

SCSI Connector
  68-pin Micro D female connectors
Fibre Channel Interface 100MB/sec, Multi-mode optical, SC connector

Library Diagnostics
Port 9-pin RS-232C, EIA/TIA-574 female connector (cable included)
Diagnostics Service port for connection to field service PC diagnostic software

Power Specifications
Electrical Rating 100-120/200-240 VAC, 6/3A, 60/50 Hz
Dissipation Heat Load 360W, 1,230 BTU/Hr.
Power Cord  US NEMA 5-15P male / IEC 320 C13 female
Power Consumption 100 to 260 watts (typical)

Environmental, operating
Humidity 20% to 80%, noncondensing
Temperature 50°F to 104°F (15°C to 32°C)
Altitude Sea level to 10,000 ft. (0 to 3,048 meters)

Environmental, non-operating (storage & shipping)
Humidity 5% to 95%, noncondensing
Temperature -40°F to 151°F (-40°C to 66°C)
Altitude  Sea level to 40,000 ft. (0 to 12,192 meters)

Cabinet Characteristics
Height  Rackmount: 18 in. (46cm)
Rackmount with slides: 21 in. (53cm)
Deskside: 21 in. (53cm)
Width 17.5 in. (45cm)
Depth 28 in. (71cm)
Weight Rackmount: 89 lbs. (40kg)
Deskside: 101 lbs. (46kg)

Agency Approvals
Safety UL1950 Listed, CSA, C22.2-No. 950 TUV-EN60950
Emission FCC Part 15B Class A, CE Mark VCCI Class 1

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