MagStor LTO9 18TB Thunderbolt 3 RAID Desktop LRU Tape Drive LTO-9 TAA TRB3-LRU9



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MagStor presents the World’s first Thunderbolt 3 fully integrated portable LTO RAID Unit (LRU) multi-tier storage solution, the LRU-9 

Record video to SSD at the highest speeds possible, and then archive to LTO when convenient. 

  • Featuring MagStor’s patented* Thunderbolt-3 to LTO design with SSD RAID.
  • Hardware based RAID using a single TB3 interface with previously unattainable ingest speeds to LTO
  • Support up to 6 SATA SSD Drives with RAID levels 0,1,3,5,6,10,and Single pass through disk support
  • Dual Core ARM A15 1.6GHz processor with RAID On Chip
  •  8GB DDR4-2666 cache memory with ECC protection
  • Broad operating support including Windows, Linux, FreeBSD, macOS and VMware
  • Support for LTO transport layer retries (TLR) for error handling
  • MagStor Single Admin Portal for Windows and Mac allows Full device configuration for RAID setup
  • Carrying handle included for onsite and studio use
  • SSD drives - BYOD, or order with the drive, we will configure them as RAID-5 prior to shipment
  • Ships with Hedge Canister LTFS Software for the MAC 
  • Compatible with NanoPure Media™
  • Optional Rugged Carrying case available for secure transport 
  • 3 year parts and labor RTD warranty

Unmatched performance for video production needs

The MagStor LRU-9 offers unmatched ingest speeds compared to competitive solutions:

Typical LRU speeds are shown below:
  2418Mb/s Write with 6x Samsung EVO 870 SSD at RAID 0

speed test. raid. MagStor

1753Mb/s Write with 6x Samsung EVO 870 SSD at RAID 5

Disk Speed Test. MagStor


  • LTO9 Tape Drive, 
    • 18TB, up to 300 MB/s Read/Write Speeds (Native)
  • 6 SATA SSD Drives Bay with Hardware RAID levels 0,1,3,5,6,10,and Single pass through disk support
  • 30 Year LTO Media Archive Life 
  • Built-in PSU, no bulky adapters needed
  • 2x Front Facing Thunderbolt™ 3 Ports for Daisy Chain
  • TAA Compliant (Tape Drives Made in Japan)
  • 3 Year Warranty (Upgrade to 5 Years US/CAN)


Technical Specifications


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

    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) / 13 lbs (w/o SSD drives)

    Software Compatibility

    • IBM Spectrum Archive Single Drive Edition (CLI MAC, GUI Windows)
    • PreRollPost
    • myLTO
    • StorageDNA
    • YoYotta LTFS
    • Hedge  Canister and Hedge Software (included)
    • Third-Party TAR-based backup software, Acronis etc.


    Includes a Free license for Hedge LTFS software “Canister” and Hedge Software. 

        Canister SoftwareHedge Software


      When ordering complete with SSD drives

      Configured RAID 5 using 6x Samsung EVO 870 SATA III 2.5” SSD. 
      5-year warranty on the SSD drives *

      RAID 5 capacity, 6 drives.
      Using 4TB Drives - 20TB usable space
      Using 2TB Drives - 10TB Usable space
      Using 1TB Drives - 5TB Usable Space

      Might require an extra day before shipping 

      * Warrantied TBW (terabytes written) for 870 EVO: 600 TBW for 1TB model, 1,200 TBW for 2TB model and 2,400 TBW for 4TB model or 5 years, whichever comes first. Warranty provided by Samsung 


      Supported Operating Systems 

      • MAC OSX 10.12 or higher 
      • Intel or M1 CPU
      • Windows 10

         MagStor TRB3-LRU9 includes:

        • One desktop LTO9 tape drive with two Thunderbolt™ 3 front-facing interface ports, 6x SSD RAID bay  (without SSD drives).
        • One 2 Meter MagStor (Intel Certified) Thunderbolt™ 3 Active 40 Gb/s cable
        • One US power cable
        • Three-year warranty

         *Pricing shown is for the US. Please click here for international distributors.

        MagStor® is a registered trademark of MagStor Inc
        Thunderbolt™ 3 is a trademark of Intel
        MAC™ is a trademark of Apple

         * US Patent: 11,200,194

        Download  LRU Thunderbolt 3™ Drive Brochure