MagStor LTO6 HH SAS 8644 External Desktop Tape Drive 2.5TB LTFS , SAS-HL6-8644 LTO-6 TAA

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SKU: SAS-HL6-8644

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MagStor SAS-HL6-8644 LTO6 8644 HH SAS External Tabletop Tape Drive

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


The MagStor SAS-HL6-8644 is an LTO7 6TB 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) 2.5TB
  • Read/Write Speeds (Native) 160 MB/s 
  • 6G SAS with SFF-8644 Interface (used for 12G HBAs)
  • LTFS Compatible Drag & Drop
  • TAR Compatible 
  • 30 Year LTO Media Archive Life 
  • Built-in PSU, no bulky adapters needed
  • TAA Compliant (Tape Drives Made in Japan)
  • 3 Year Warranty (Upgrade to 5 Years US/CAN)

Technical Specifications


External SAS SFF-8644

    Tape Drive

    LTO6 Tape drive with up to 160 MB/sec native transfer rate

      Data Cartridge

      • Read/Write LTO6 data cartridge; 2.5TB native storage capacity
      • Read/Write LTO5 data cartridge; 1.5TB native storage capacity
      • Read-Only LTO4 data cartridge; 800GB native storage capacity (no LTFS)

      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
          • 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-HL6-8644 Includes

          • MagStor LTO6 HH SAS External Desktop Tape Drive
          • US Power Cable
          • 2 Meter SFF8644-SFF8644 Mini SAS Cable