L80 Tape Library


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For the most demanding distributed environments, the ultra high-capacity L80 tape library from StorageTek provides advanced, high-performance, streamlined data management. With world-class technology, high-speed robotics and twice the reliability of competitors, the L80 tape library is the ultimate solution for fast-growing organizations automated backup and recovery needs. The L80 single-unit design takes up less physical space than competing rack-and-stack solutions. And its plug-and-play capabilities enable easy installation and management right out of the box.

  • Mixed Operating System Support. Whether your environment is based in Microsoft Windows NT, Novell®, Linux® or UNIX®, you can take full advantage of the L80s high-performance storage capabilities.

  • Ease of Upgrade. The L80 is the simple-to-implement, high-performance upgrade choice from the StorageTek L20 or L40 tape libraries.

  • Storage Leadership. With 30 years of industry experience and 100 petabytes of data stored on StorageTek systems worldwide, StorageTek is the global leader in information management and storage.

  • Ease of Use. The plug-and-play solution is simple to install and use saving deployment time for your IT staff.

  • Best-in-Class Reliability. The L80 tape library is more reliable than the competition, enabling the best access to data.

  • Continuous Availability. Rest assured that your valuable data will remain intact and accessible.

  • Volumetric Efficiency. You can store more data in less physical rack space than competing systems, which saves you space and money.

  • Investment Protection. Support for multiple tape technologies protects your investment from rapid technology changes.


Number of Cartridge Slots: 40, 60, 80

Number of Drives    Qty: 1 to 8
Combination of: LTO1, LTO2, SDLT220, SDLT320, DLT8000 drives

Library Capacity (Uncompressed)  
Cartridge Size Slots 40  60  80 
LTO Ultrium 1 (Cartridge Capacity 100 GB) TB: 4.0 6.0 8.0
LTO Ultrium 2 (Cartridge Capacity 200 GB) TB: 8.0 12.0 16.0
SDLT 220 (Cartridge Capacity 110 GB) TB: 4.4 6.6 8.8
SDLT 320 (Cartridge Capacity 160 GB) TB: 6.4 9.6 12.8
DLT 8000 (Cartridge Capacity 40 GB) TB: 1.6 2.4 3.2

Library Throughput (Uncompressed)  
Drive Data Rate Drives 4 6 8
LTO Ultrium 1 (15 MB/sec) GB/hr: 216 324 432
LTO Ultrium 2 (30 MB/sec) GB/hr: 432 648 864
SDLT 220 (11MB/sec) GB/hr: 158.4 237.6 316.8
DLT 8000 (6 MB/sec) GB/hr: 86.4 129.6 172.8

Supported Media DLTtape™IV, SDLT Tape ,Ultrium Tape 1&2; any media, any slot

Initialization Time Less than 3 min

Robotics Control Interfaces LVD or HVD SCSI, and 1Gb internal Fibre Channel router

Digital Vision System StorageTeks unique digital vision system performs continuous calibration and reads bar codes

Continuous Automatic Calibration No periodic maintenance or alignment required

AutoClean Dedicated cleaning cartridge slot for tape drive cleaning by library or software command

Import/Export Slot 5-cartridge slot CAP (Cartridge Access Port) with removable magazine

Operator Panel User-friendly configuration, diagnostic controls and status display

Automatic self configuration User-friendly configuration and diagnostic controls, status display and viewing window

Non-Disruptive Serviceability Hot-swappable drives and power supplies
Library Monitor Embedded Web-based library status monitor
High-Availability Features Redundant power supplies for robotics and tape drives


(Mean Exchanges Between Failures)   2,000,000

(Mean Time To Repair)   Fewer than 30 min.

(Mean Time Between Failures)   360,000 hrs. (full operation)

Physical Data

  W x H x D in. (cm)
19.0 x 31.5 x 29 (48.3 x 80 x 73.7)
Weight (library only) 140 lbs. (63.6 kg)


  Operating Storage Transporting
°F +50 to +104 +50 to +104 -40 to +140
°C +10 to +40 +10 to +40 -40 to +60
Wet bulb
(Max., non-condensing)
  20% to 80% 10% to 95% 10% to 95%
°F +84.5 +95 +95
°C +29.2 +35 +35

Power Source

Power Input 100-240 VAC @ 50-60 Hz single phase (auto ranging)

Power Consumption (max.)
   Library 1.42 A @ 120 V, 0.75 A @ 240 V 180 VA or 0.18 KVA, 614 BTU/hr

Agency Certifications

Safety CSA standard CAN/CSA-C22.2 no. 950-95; UL standard 1950, 3rd Edition; EN60950

Emissions FCC #47, Part 15, Subpart B, Class A; VCCI Class A; European Union CE emissions standards; ICES-003 (Canada)

Immunity European Union CE immunity standards