MagStor LTO8 HH SAS 8644 External Desktop Tape Drive 12TB LTFS , SAS-HL8-8644 LTO-8 TAA


SKU: SAS-HL8-8644-2YR

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MagStor LTO8 HH SAS 8644 External Desktop Tape Drive 12TB LTFS , SAS-HL8-8644 LTO-8 TAA

The World's First desktop tape drive with a SAS 8644 interface!


The MagStor SAS-HL8-8644 is an LTO8 12TB SAS tape drive in a sleek and stackable desktop enclosure.  MagStor tape drives are made with only the best components; including LTO tape drives made in Japan, and enclosures engineered for exceptional longevity.  

You expect your drive to work the first time, and we do too.  Our LTO drives are tested at our factory to the highest standard, not once, but twice, as we test the drives again once they've been assembled into a complete product.  

Using LTO tape for backup or archive is cost-effective, Eco-friendly, and safe from online attackers, all while taking advantage of LTO tape's 30-year shelf life.  

LTFS (Linear Tape File System) makes Archiving to tape now easier than ever. Users can easily drag and drop files to and from an LTO tape with the peace of mind that LTFS is open source and you can access your files in the future no matter what software you choose.

Traditional backups to tape are still commonplace with TAR software.  MagStor LTO drives are compatible with any TAR backup system that works with IBM-based tape drives.  


  • Capacity (Native) 12TB
  • Read/Write Speeds (Native) 300 MB/s 
  • 6G SAS with SFF-8644 Interface (used for 12G HBAs)
  • TAR Compatible 
  • 30 Year LTO Media Archive Life 
  • Built-in PSU, no bulky adapters needed
  • TAA Compliant (Tape Drives Made in Japan)


Up to 50 cleans Read/Write Read/Write


Technical Specifications


External SAS SFF-8644

    Tape Drive

    LTO8 Tape drive with up to 300 MB/sec native transfer rate

      Data Cartridge

      • Read/Write LTO8 data cartridge; 12TB native storage capacity
      • Read/Write LTO7 data cartridge; 6TB native storage capacity

      Power Supply

      100/240 VAC 50/60 Hz Auto-sensing

        Dimensions & Weight

        10.2 x 8.01 x 2.59 inches (L x H x W) / 7 lbs

           Software Compatibility

          • IBM Spectrum Archive Single Drive Edition (CLI MAC, GUI Windows)
          • PreRollPost
          • myLTO
          • YoYotta LTFS
          • Hedge / Canister
          • Third-Party LTFS-enhanced archive/backup software
          • Third-Party TAR based backup software
          • Any software that fully supports IBM LTO Tape Drives 

          Recommended Tape Media / Cartridges

          IBM Tape Media is recommended for optimal performance and reliability

          MagStor SAS-HL8-8644 Include

          • MagStor LTO8 HH SAS External Desktop Tape Drive
          • US Power Cable
          • 2 Meter SFF8644-SFF8644 Mini SAS Cable