Spectra Logic Spectra Stack Tape Library

Spectra Stack Specs

As the challenge of exponential data growth continues, modern storage architectures demand flexibility in placing storage where it’s needed, when it’s needed – regardless of the environment. Spectra Logic has responded to the challenge with Spectra Stack – a new stackable library design. Built with flexibility at its core, the Spectra Stack library will provide the storage you need today, with the ability to expand through a simple, modular architecture.

Designed to be easy to use and manage, it will perform in the most demanding environments. The Spectra Stack tape library was built for 24/7 duty cycle data centers. Scalable from 10 to 560 slots, Spectra Stack stores over 6.7PB (16.7PB compressed*) of data using LTO-8 media and is equipped with the ability to use up to 42 LTO drives in an easily expandable, stackable tape library. Each module is a standard 6U form factor and can be expanded in minutes by adding an expansion module providing up to 80 additional slots and up to 6 additional drives.


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Stackable Library compatible with LTO Media
Media Capacity
Media Types Native Compressed
LTO-6 2.5 TB 6.25 TB
LTO-7 6 TB 15 TB
LTO-7 Type M 9 TB 22.5 TB
LTO-8 12 TB 30 TB
Drive Performance
HH Native HH Compressed FH Native FH Compressed
LTO-6 160 MB/Sec 400 MB/Sec 160 MB/Sec 400 MB/Sec
LTO-7 300 MB/Sec 700 MB/Sec 300 MB/Sec 750 MB/Sec
LTO-8 300 MB/Sec 700 MB/Sec 360 MB/Sec 750 MB/Sec
LTO Drives and Media
TS Drives and Media
T10000x Drives and Media
Temperature 16’C to 35’C (60’F to 95’F)
Humidity 20 to 80% non-condensing
Library MCBF 3 million
Library MTTR 10 minutes
Power Requirements 100-240v AC, 50/60Hz
80 PLUS certified power supplies
Max Media/Slot Count (7-Modules)
Max SLS Partition
Tape Technology Supported
560 Slots 20 LTO-5, 6, 7, 7 Type M, 8
6Gb SAS, Fibre Channel – 4 Gb/s and 8Gb/s
Library Dimensions
Controller Module Expansion Module
Height 10.55 in (268 mm) 10.55 in (268 mm)
Width 18.7 in (475 mm) 18.7 in (475 mm)
Depth 35.12 in (892 mm) 35.12 in (892 mm)
78.26 lb (35.5 kg)
68.34 lb (31 kg)
Library Features
Encryption supported
Media Lifecycle Management Yes
Auto Clean Support Yes
Camera (Spectra Vison) Yes