MagStor LTO8 12TB Thunderbolt 3 Tape Drive LTO-8 TAA TRB3-HL8



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MagStor LTO8 12TB Thunderbolt 3 Tape Drive LTO-8 TAA

Comes with a Free license for Hedge LTFS software “Canister” for MacOS and Windows ($399 Value) 

Apple and Intel Certified for MAC and PC.

MagStor TRB3-HL8 Desktop LTO8 12TB Tape Drive with Thunderbolt™ 3 Interface 


Up to 50 cleans Read/Write Read/Write



The MagStor TRB3-HL8 features an LTO8 tape drive with a 3.5" SATA HDD connected via a Thunderbolt™ 3 / USB-C port as a convenient connection to your desktop MAC or PC computer.  

Thunderbolt™ 3 devices are fully backwards compatible with previous generations of Thunderbolt™ technology.  We recommend the Apple MMEL2AM/A adapter with those using older Thunderbolt™ ports.  


  • 12TB LTO8 Tape Drive
  • 300 MB/s Read/Write Speeds
  • 3.5" HDD Tray-less Hot-Swap Dock (Tested up to 12TB HDDs)
  • LTFS Compatible Drag & Drop
  • 30 Year LTO Media Archive Life 
  • Built-in PSU, no bulky adapters needed
  • 2x Front Facing Thunderbolt™ 3 Ports
  • TAA Compliant (Tape Drives Made in Japan)

 Technical Specifications


Two Thunderbolt™ 3 front-facing 40 Gb/s interface ports allowing connection to a MAC or PC with a Thunderbolt™ 3 compatible USB-C Port

    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

        13.4 x 5.8 x 6.8 inches (L x H x W) / 12.7 lbs

          Software Compatibility:

          • Hedge Canister (Included)
          • IperiusBackup
          • myLTO
          • PreRollPost
          • Retrospect
          • StorageDNA
          • Third-Party TAR based backup software, Acronis etc.
          • Veeam
          • YoYotta LTFS

             Supported Operating Systems :

            • MAC OSX 10.12 or higher 
            • Intel or M1, M2 CPU
            • Windows 10, 11

                 MagStor TRB3-HL8 includes

                • One desktop LTO8 tape drive with two Thunderbolt™ 3 front-facing interface ports, 3.5" SATA HDD Hot-Swap Dock 
                • One 2 Meter MagStor (Intel Certified) Thunderbolt™ 3 Active 40 Gb/s cable
                • One US power cable

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                Thunderbolt™ 3 is a trademark of Intel
                MAC™ is a trademark of Apple